Find Your Happy Home
- A place to live
- A place to love
- A place to gather
- A place to relax
I consider it a privilege to be trusted with the keys to someone's home. It's not just where someone lives. It's where you go to feel safe, relax and be happy. I deeply value how a home can make you feel.
I commuted from Frederick to DC for 10 years working for a National Relocation Company helping facilitate the sale of transferee's homes when they needed to relocate due to new opportunities with their employer. I'm not kidding when I say the commute probably shaved several years off my life.
Always wanting to own my own business, I made the decision to follow my passion and start a floral event business specializing in weddings. I owned and operated To The 9s Floral and Event Design full time for 8 years working in the MD/DC/VA area. It was very successful earning a highly regarded 5-Star reputation for customer service and quality evidenced by over 250, 5 star reviews from clients.
Anyone who's owned their own business can tell you, it can be a lot more than what you may have bargained for and that's why I decided to go back to real estate as a local licensed agent. Funny thing is that although the jobs were total polar-opposites, they still had a very strong common thread of establishing a relationship of trust, delivering excellent customer service and addressing challenges during stressful life events.Why List With Me
" Aggressive development of potential interest in the property through electronic media, unique property characteristics in marketing the property which enabled the property to be sold within a week. "
" He provided excellent advice about preparing the house for sale, marketing, pricing, and all negotiation and contractual aspects of the sale. "
" Excellent communication of current information to all parties throughout the entire marketing and sale process, including post -closing follow up. "
" Matt had insightful suggestions to make our condo more marketable. Our condo sold in only a few weeks. "
" Matt's dedication to his work absolutely made all the difference. Quick to respond to questions and offer suggestions every step of the way. "
" Matt is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market. It's very rare that you find a person that is truly passionate about their job. "
" I struggle with another agent for over a year, but never got a purchase. Finally I gave up and found Matt Aspey. In just a few months, I purchased a house! "
The answer is simple: Research, Marketing, and Communication!
I determine the appropriate market value of your home by researching the activity in your area and the pace of the market. We'll then review this information together and I'll suggest a range to list your home that's suitable for you and buyers alike. My goal is to help you get the greatest amount of money in the least amount of time and stress possible. Nobody wants to leave money on the table!
What Matt Offers:
What other agents offer:
Your listing is a priority and I am present from listing through settlement including any possible twists and turns along the way. This is a big life event and it can be very stressful. Don't you want to know that if you need to talk to your agent, they are going to be there for you?
Sure it's fun to surf the web and search for your dream home, and with all online tools available it's easier than ever. But when you're at the point of getting serious and wanting to visit homes, you'll want to see them sooner than later and when it fits your busy schedule. I'm a full time agent! This is how I make my living so I will do my absolute best to accommodate your availability. My approach is that we're a team in the home buying process.
Provide you with quick response times to your questions
Interpret information that you may already have from your online research
Advise you on the current market value of the home that you're considering making an offer on by preparing a market analysis
Upon request, I can supply you with recommendations and referrals for Home Inspectors, Lenders, Appraisers, and Settlement/ Title Companies
Work with you through the Home Inspection process
Comprehensively guide you through the process from the start of your home search to the final purchase of your home at settlement
What you need to know before you go
Did you know that the super friendly builder's representative in the model home is there representing the person who's giving them a paycheck...the BUILDER... So my question is "Who's representing You?" The most important take-away from this post should be this: If you don't have an agent with you when you decide to go to look at that gorgeous model home, then you may end up going unrepresented if you decide to purchase. Most builders require an agent to accompany and register the client at the first visit. The reason being is that the builder is paying the agent for bringing the customer, not so much that they are concerned about you being represented. On occasion, a builder may make an exception if you are clear that you have a buyer's agent agreement when you first meet with them.
Some very important takeaways regarding New Construction and Buyer Representation.
If you don't have a Buyer's Agent with you when you first go to look at the models, then you'll more than likely have to go unrepresented even if you decide later that you want buyer's representation.
Having Buyer's Representation does NOT negatively affect the purchase price of the home. Fees earned by a buyer's agent comes out of the builder's totally separate marketing budget. You don't pay a dime.
That onsite salesperson's loyalty is with the Builder. A Buyer's Agent will be your advocate, having your best interest at heart and may be able to negotiate for "extras" like additional closing cost assistance and/or upgrades.
The builder's contract is unique to the community being developed and is written in favor of the builder. A Buyer's Agent will give you advice during all phases of the process-- from contract, construction, walk through, and closing.
A Buyer's Agent will help address issues that more than likely will pop up along the way. Builders recognize that Realtors bring clients to them so they want our business. This weighs in our favor when it comes to negotiations or addressing those unexpected issues. Do you think I would bring another buyer to a builder that's not sensitive to my clients concerns?