“We can't speak highly enough of our experience with Matt Donau. We met with a couple of realtors before Matt, but we knew instantly that he was the one for us. He is honest and hands-on, and he really helped to take the pressure off of us. He is not only positive and practical but he has a total positive impact to anybody who believes in their dreams. We never felt forced to make an offer and when we finally found the "one" and ended up in a bidding war, Matt walked us through every step of the negotiations, even suggesting that we write a letter to the sellers to explain why we thought they should choose us. It was an unconventional approach but it worked and we thank Matt for that every day! We have several friends looking for homes and thinking about selling, and we will surely recommend Matt to them! Matt also sold our Mother’s home few months ago and my husband brothers say the same good service they had experience with Matt.”
By: Vivian Leah Locky & Andy Locky (Kitchener)
"We were more than happy with the service we received from Matt. We weren't even actively looking to move, but an opportunity came up that we just couldn't pass up. When purchasing our new home outside of town, Matt did his research on the market in the area. He was very knowledgeable about comparable homes and recent sales. He kept in touch and updated us daily with respect to any activity on the home we were interested in and also on any other sales in the area. Matt drove back and forth several times (an hour out of town) in order for us to view the property as much as we needed. When we knew that we were in a multiple offer situation, Matt guided us and also drove down to present our offer in person. We got the house! Then it was time to put our house on the market. Matt knew that we had to act quickly while the market was hot. He came up with a strategy, but was never pushy - the decisions were always up to us. Matt organized the photographer, came up with the write up, had the sign on our lawn in a matter of a couple of days! He even took several bags of our garbage (from purging) to put out at his own house for garbage day. Matt did an excellent job with promoting our property and always kept us informed of new showings immediately as they came in. We had several offers come in even before the offer viewing date and Matt guided us through the whole process. We sold our house in 4 days at well over the asking price - a price we thought we could only dream of getting! We're ecstatic and would definitely recommend Matt to everyone. Lauren & Jess Piette"
By: Lauren and Jess Piette (Wilmot Township)
"Thanks Matt for all of your help. Great guy you are Mon!! Sold with multiple offers and got the closing date that was asked for even during COVID-19"
By: Len Skyers (Kitchener)
"Matt Donau is an exceptional realtor, and we would strongly encourage you to enlist his services. He provides a VIP treatment without compromise. With Matt on our team, we felt secure in our position -during both buying & selling. His sound advice, strong market insights, and good judgment calls, provided us with confidence and reassurance, which made decision-making really simple. Matt remained calm and clear-headed during negotiations, and kept it cool when things got a little hot -which kept us feeling grounded and at ease. He has a lot of patience -he took the time to talk us through the process, answered all our questions, and kept us informed at every step along the way. In buying our new home -Matt found us exactly what we wanted, and motivated us to jump quickly to secure a really good price despite a high level of competition. Selling our house amidst the uprise of the COVID19 pandemic was a big risk for us -but Matt made it happen. He brought really attractive marketing and a strategic and flexible game plan. We followed Matt’s recommendations, and with his approach and delivery it was a slam dunk -we sold our house in a matter of days and we achieved our target price. Matt D makes it easy."
By: Mark & Catherine Allan (Milton)
"Matt is a great agent to work with and we would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell t heir home. He is very efficient in answering any questions or concerns you might have. Matt is very professional who very honest and respectful. It was our pleasure to have Matt as our agent and we would definitely would be using him in the future."
By: Tony Sihota (Wilmot Township)
"Matt went way above selling my house he is amazing at what he does I will give him 10 out of 5 if I can. He is professional polite and very knowledgable he is the Full package hands down. He was available for any questions anytime of the day even if it was not sell related and he will go out of his way to help you with it. If you ever want buy sell a house he is the man to do it and no one out there will do it better then he will."
By: Zaid Yousuf (Waterloo)
"My husband and I had a great experience both buying our new home and selling our current home with Matt. He really listened to our needs in finding a new home and had fantastic communication with us throughout the entire process. We found him super friendly, easy to talk to and he never came across as 'pushy' like other agents we have dealt with previously. He was honest with us, was able to put our minds at ease and he worked to get us the best price both in our purchase and our sale. Matt sets the bar high and his easy-to-like and hard working nature definitely makes us want to work with him again in the future. We felt like we had a real partner with Matt. He made us feel like we were his top priority and always had time to take our calls or answer our emails. Definitely an A1 agent."
By: Alexandra & Chris Lambert (Cambridge)
"Matt was great, not only sold our house in 3 days we got what we wanted for it. Many other agents were trying for our business as it is a very competitive field, however Matt was our choice. It is rare to find an agent like Matt. He actually was up every morning working hard to find us buyers. Along with the great service came an incredible professional video that set our listing apart from the rest of the homes for sale in our small town. Matt also helped us purchase our home 2.5 hours away. He was prompt and flexible to our schedule which made the process very stress free. Matt is a young professional and if you are interested in selling your house quickly for the price you want he is your agent. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!"
By: Dave & Christina Steele (New Dundee)
"Knowledgeable, honest, trustworthy, and personable are all words that we’d use to describe Matt. From the moment we met him we felt at ease with listing our home under his direction and care. His enthusiastic nature and unbiased approach to selling our home was refreshing and reassuring as it all happened so quickly given today’s fast-paced market. Matt was available 24/7 to answer all of our questions and address any concerns that unexpectedly surfaced, even while on vacation. His familiarity with and dedication to the local real estate market are hands down what helped to sell our house for way over asking price. We couldn’t have asked for a better realtor, and we highly recommend Matt as he makes buying and selling homes a pleasurable task!
By: Tasha & Dustin (Wellesley)
"Matt is THE GUY to go to for your real estate needs. We took recommendations from friends and family (other agents), and found him online. No wonder he has good reviews. He knows the KW market amazingly well, and that helped us a lot. Having a knowledgable agent is important, and Matt is one of them. We started talking to a couple of agents, but right off the bat, it was very clear that Matt is great. Though we were not able to make an offer for a couple of months (we were out of the country), he started sending us listings right away to familiarize us with the market. He continually kept up correspondence with us to see how we were doing. As soon as we were in Waterloo, we started. He took us to many places. Most importantly, he would take us to the listings we liked within a day. The listings were all reasonable, and though he sent us a lot, they were all relevant to our search criteria. He asked many questions from the sellers agents that we would not even think of (permits, structural, piping, etc.). During the search, we wanted to put an offer on a house (possibly over the asking price). He showed his reluctance in a very non-pushy way, and raised concerns about certain problems in the house. Though disappointed, we trusted him, and that house sold under the asking price. In retrospect, we are so happy that we did not buy it. Later he found us our dream home. We could not imagine that we would get that house in this crazy market. But we did. He took us there a number of times, and guided us through pricing by sending us lots of recently sold properties in the neighborhood. Finally, he showed great negotiation skills to get us the house at the price we were comfortable with. During the whole experience, Matt was always available, very responsive, professional, nice, and fun. My wife and I were a bit stressed about this whole process, but Matt made it easy and smooth. He made it a fun experience, so not only did we get the house of our dreams for a reasonable price, but we also had fun throughout the whole process. We did see other agents at the beginning, so all these comments are within the context we had to compare him to others. We would work with him in a heartbeat for our future real estate needs."
By: Reza & Gwyn Ramezan (Waterloo)
"We were very happy with the service Matt provided for us. His knowledge and expertise made selling our home seem like a breeze! He guided us fully along the way, explaining the steps, and all the support people, including a home stager, cleaners, window cleaners and a photographer, were excellent and very professional. The little touches he provided, such as a book of our pool and yard photos, (since we were listing our house in the off season) were thoughtful and helpful to potential buyers. He continuously kept us up to date on all the comings and goings. I would definitely recommend Matt to sell your home! Thanks again, Matt!"
By: Jim & Gudrun Owens (New Dundee)
"Matt helped us successfully purchase an incredible home in New Dundee! He was very flexible, and super quick to respond to our questions and so easy to work with. He's a personable, competent and confident guy and my husband and I felt comfortable with him immediately. We were prepared for a long search, but unexpectedly came across our dream home after viewing just a few others. Matt gave great advice as far as our offer went- he was very knowledgeable about what would make our offer stand out in an extremely challenging market. He helped us view the place several times, get it pre-inspected, get our mortgage details in order, put the offer together, and beat out the competition, all in less than 3 days! This was our "forever home" buying experience, and Matt made it as anxiety-free as possible. I can't recommend him enough!"
By: Jeff & Sarah Adams (Kitchener / New Dundee)
"Hi Matt, I am so proud to be the owner of my new home!! I am so very excited!! I will for sure be recommending you to all my friends who want to sell or purchase a home.. You are the best!! And you are going to be invited for a bbq once we are in there~!! Thanks again!!"
By: Martina Bremmers (Kitchener)
"Matt was excellent through the entire house hunting and purchasing process. It was a very stress free experience! He was always punctual and followed through on all of his promises. We knew that if we had any questions or concerns, he was only a phone call away and he was happy to answer any that we had. My husband and I are both very content in our new place and will definitely use Matt again as our Real Estate Agent when it is time for us to upgrade in the future!"
By: Mircea & Joanna Pop (Kitchener-Waterloo)
"I would recommend Matt to any friend who was buying a house. He was professional and his follow-up was exceptional. He negotiated a great deal for my new home, Matt suggested things to include in the sale that I thought would not be possible, and he got them all. Thanks Matt, I'm so pleased with my new home! If I know of anyone looking to buy or sell I will absolutely send them your way. Thanks again for everything!"
By: Julie S. (Kitchener)
"I was introduced to Matt Donau very early in his career, but his many years of sales experience presented him like a well rounded veteran. He is truly professional in all aspects. His personable character made him very comfortable to deal with. He maintained an open communication with me during both the sale of my old condo property right through to, and beyond, the purchase of my new home. Matt was always on top of current marketing strategies to make the sale go as quickly as possible. We were able to secure a signed deal within 4 days of listing, for over 98% of the asking price. His resourcefulness and quick action made this happen. I'd like to add that this was also the highest valued sale ever in the history of the condo building to date. In regards to the purchase of my new home, Matt was tireless in finding the right match. He met the many adjustments I made along the way with positivity and solid advice. During the purchase he proved to be an excellent negotiator. I left feeling satisfied that I'd gotten 110% value for my money. I have no qualms recommending Matt as a Realtor to any of my friends or family. He is completely orientated towards his client's satisfaction, above and beyond any expectation. Thanks Matt."
By: Jason Stotesbury (Kitchener)
"Matt, As soon as our Real Estate needs arrised, I thought of you, and no one else! You are a very hard worker and i would have trusted no one else to put up with us. I know the situation was a little wacky but you dealt with 2 ladies very well!!! :) Your commitment to making our search a priority did not go unnoticed and we appreciate it! Down the road, you are the only agent who will get my business and I will proudly display your magnet on our new fridge for all my friends and family to see and ask about you!!! You have been an amazing agent. I'll keep my ears open and continue to refer people your way as the opportunities arise. Thank you my friend!"
By: Krystina Paolini (Kitchener)
"Matt showed us the very best that a real estate agent can be. Knowledgeable and quick to respond to queries. He was also very helpful getting the documentation done quickly. I would recommend Matt to others."
By: Barb Angelucci (New Hamburg)
"Matt, we wanted to express our sincere appreciation for all your hard work! You played a huge role in keeping our stress level down during this time of change. We know you will do well in all of your future endeavours and we will keep in touch. We will have more to sell in the future! Thanks again, it's been a pleasure."
By: Jim & Jo-Ann Kuntz (Kitchener-Waterloo & New Dundee)
"I tried finding a place by myself and every time i called to look at a place it was sold. So I called Matt Donau and he was very helpful at sending me e-mails of just on the market places and we text back and forth because my connection on my phone at work is bad and i was on nights. So he's easy to get a hold of. when i would see a place i liked he would get me in to see place right away and when i picked a place he was very helpful with the buying of house. If I buy move i will call him again."
By: Jamie Brown (New Dundee/Cambridge)
"When my partner (from Hamilton) and I (from Cambridge) decided to buy a home together, we chose Matt as our agent as he came highly recommended from a close friend. Matt helped us purchase the perfect house for us. It had the combined appeal of classic 1930's grandeur and character, with maintenance free renovations. We are so thrilled to live in our "one of a kind" home. Matt's professionalism and skill set then assisted me in selling my home in 16 days, and my partners home in only 6 days, while we were on vacation. His guidance, direction and support made the whole process easier than we had imagined. We are pleased to recommend Matt to others and trust that they will also appreciate his expertise. Thanks again Matt!! Leslie and Cam"
By: Leslie Waye & Cam Easton (Cambridge & Hamilton)
"Matt helped me find a great home, for my first home! He had many options to look at and was very quick to react to new listings that were in my budget, very professional and honest!"
By: Brad Bauman (Kitchener)
"As first time homebuyers, we really had no idea what to expect. Matt made the process very clear and easy for us and was always available to answer any and all questions we had. There were no surprises! We will absolutely work with Matt again in the future."
By: Taylor Marskell (Kitchener)
"Matt was really knowledgeable about our purchase and our sale. He kept both of our minds at ease as we went through all the processes. He was always positive, calm, and collected, no matter what was thrown at us. We bought and sold very quickly and Matt worked extremely hard at getting us a great deal. He never gave up and made sure we got the pricing we wanted for our house. We would definitely work with Matt in the future. He treated us like VIPs!"
By: Chris & Laura Coleman (Kitchener)
"Matt helped us buy the summer home we had always wanted. In June 2015, the cottage we loved became available quickly and my fiancé and I needed to make a decision fast. Matt acted on our behalf immediately. He knew the r ight questions to ask to ensure the cottage was safe for us to move into for the summer. Any questions we had (e.g. plumbing, electrical) Matt did not stop until he got the right answers. It took some digging as the cottage was old and the who owned it had passed away with little information shared. That did not stop Matt! He contacted the right people to get those questions answered and relieve any and all stress we had. In a world that is so fast pace, Matt has a great ability to work at that speed and also slow down when working with the client. He drove us two hours to look at the cottage, took his time to answer all our questions/concerns (even when I repeated the same ones) and explained many things to us that a first time cottage owners didn't know. We LOVE our cottage and we are so grateful to Matt for acting quickly and also ensuring it was the right fit for us. As we continue our search for a larger home, as our family grows, Matt continually updates me on houses tha t come up in the area we are searching for, patiently takes me through homes that spark my interest and honestly shares concerns or red flags he notices. He has my very best interests at heart. I cannot say enough great things about Matt Donau as my realtor!"
By: Sarah Knechtel (Saugeen Shores / Kitchener)
"I had to sell a rental property that belonged to my ailing father due to him becoming very ill and not being able to act for himself. I enlisted the services of Matt Donau to help as I know very little about the real estate market an d even less dealing with rental properties. I had concerns about selling the property and receiving a fair value for it due to the fact it was in very poor condition. Matt took the time to lay out and review all of my different options when dealing with the tenants of the building as well as the sale of the building. He was very knowable of the overall market in general as well as of the specific neighbourhood and reinsured me that we would receive a fair value for this property that was in such disrepair. I was very satisfied with the final outcome of the sale and with Matt's confidence. Matt's enthusiasm coupled with his down to earth and no pressure demeanor made the entire process very easy to go through. I have been in sales and customer service for over 25 years and know the value of word of mouth referrals and would have absolutely no reservations to refer Matt to any of my friends and family members for any of their real estate needs."
By: Peter Shannon (Kitchener)
"I had just started to look at properties in Waterloo last fall when the perfect house came on the market. We were lucky to have Matt walking us through the whole process in a hot market. He shared his local contacts to make sure w e got an inspection and reno quote ASAP in time for the bidding deadline. With his help, we successfully bought a beautiful home in the ideal location. Matt made the whole process relaxed and fun in the midst of a high-pressure bidding war. After the offer was submitted, he kept in touch over the phone to keep us in the loop, and when we learned that we were the successful bidders, he had all the paperwork done online that very night. It couldn't have been a smoother process. We feel lucky that we found him just in time to buy the perfect home."
By: Paula & Andrew Last (Waterloo)
"Matt recently sold my home that had been a rental for the last few years in a week and over asking. This was no easy task given the difficult tenant residing there who not only insisted on being at home for every showing, pointing out flaws and sometimes even refusing entry to potential buyers once they showed up for viewings. Matt went above and beyond his role as Realtor to help me with things that I wasn't physically able to take care of due to distance, as I live several provinces away from the property being sold. I greatly appreciate the help that he gave and the stress that he took off of me."
By: Angela Carroll-Tomlin (Waterloo)
"Matt helped us buy our first home. His kind, easygoing nature and sense of humour was a joy to work with and reduced anxiety about the process. He came up with a few creative strategies to help us secure a home - one of which helped us land the home we have now. He was knowledgeable about the market and taught us quite a bit about some important factors to consider when choosing a home. He did not disappoint us and we consider him to be a skilled realtor." ~The Hannahs
By: The Hannahs (Waterloo)
"Thanks again for all your help, we couldn't be happier! Matt was our Realtor for both the sale of our family home & the purchase of our new beautiful home. Matt was professional, personable, committed, detail oriented, and knowledgeable. He had realistic expectations & fully delivered on his promise of honesty, integrity and results. Matt was a great agent and it was a pleasure to work with him. We truly appreciated his dedication & would highly recommend him for selling or buying your next home!"
By: Wendy Dodd (Kitchener)
"We would recommend Matt to anyone we know! We purchased our fist home through Matt and he made the entire process so easy, and as stress free as possible. He was professional, approachable, and very prompt with any questions we had. He help to guide us in our search as he was very honest about homes we had looked at, current values ext. He is very knowledgeable about the market, and on top of that is an absolute pleasure to deal with! "
By: Kerry Shoreman (Cambridge)
"We could not have found our new home in New Dundee without Matt's help. Within weeks his knowledge of the area, and the market, were a huge help to getting us our dream home after a year of searching. Thanks, Matt!"
By: Brandon Oliver & Tiffany Million (New Dundee)
"We were very happy with Matt as our agent for the sale of our home. We sold the day we listed for well over the asking price. Everything went so smoothly we could hardly believe it. He was really great to work with. He took notice of and made sure to highlight the special features of our home in the listing/video. I think that is what really helped our house stand out and sell so quickly."
By: Lisa (& Paul) Gauthier-Demaline (New Dundee)
"Matt is an outstanding real estate agent who really cares to listen to your family's needs, concerns and dilemmas when searching for and purchasing a home. His communication style and customer service is exceptional - you would never know that he has other clients on the go. We've purchased two homes with Matt as our agent, and passed his name along to family members as well. He has become a trusted friend."
By: Martina Braunstein & Matthew Scuderi (Kitchener)