Everyone's circumstance and needs are unique. Also, there are many alternatives to using an agent for any type of real estate search. My situation required knowledgeable help in purchasing a respectable, yet manageable home during a time when the market was intensely competitive, with challenging negotiations, and prices rising beyond my affordability. I had interviewed or made appointments with a couple of agents while surveying the market in the beginning. My good fortune with Matt was his attention and effort to understand what was important to me. His sincerity and natural ease around all types of people facilitated every step in the process. It was more than just a sales pitch, or business transaction. It was a partnership.