Meet Chris Matthews - President/Broker of Austin Home Seekers
Built From the Ground Up
Originally from suburban Michigan, Chris Matthews received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology at a Christian college located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Chris believes his degree in Psychology instilled in him a firm foundation for listening to clients' needs and implementing a plan to meet them. During his time in college, Chris met his wife Gracie, a South Korean international student.
After graduating college, Chris and his wife made the decision to work in South Korea where they launched an English teaching program at one of the country's largest preparatory school chains. The program achieved great success and within a short-time employed and supervised over 20 English teachers from countries around the world. South Korea brought new adventures for Chris and his wife. He was selected to star in a South Korean TV drama called My Mother is the Strongest (translated) as the main character's teacher. Chris and his wife got the travel bug out early in life visiting many eastern countries including Japan, Thailand, and the Philippines.
Once back in America, Chris moved to Austin, Texas where he launched a career in real estate. Despite moving to the city not knowing a soul, he has built an incredibly successful real estate career consistently selling over $15m+ in sales volume annually. Chris prioritizes the development and cultivation of the relationship with his clients foremost, knowing trust must be earned. His advisement is grounded in a personable connection with his clients whom he wants to see excel in real estate. Chris isn't all about the houses though! Along the way, he and his wife welcomed three beautiful boys into the world who are the pride and joy of their lives.
Now in the real estate industry for over 13 years, Chris owns and manages Austin Home Seekers real estate agency. He holds a Real Estate Broker's License exemplifying a superior knowledge and experience level in the real estate industry. Chris has achieved tremendous success in the Austin real estate industry being named a Finalist in the Platinum Top 50 Realtors multiple times, including 2019, 2020, and 2021. In 2018, Chris filmed for the national television program House Hunters on HGTV assisting clients locate their perfect home in the Allandale neighborhood of Central Austin. Chris was also featured in the April 2020 issue of Real Producers magazine detailing his ascent in the Austin real estate market. Read the article! Real Producers Article
Other designations and certifications Chris has achieved are Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Home Marketing Specialist (CHMS), Certified Negotiation Expert (CNS), and Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource (SFR). Equipped with a technical and design expertise and teaching himself Search Engine Optimization (SEO), he built his website www.AustinHomeSeeker.com into achieving top-10 search engine rankings for many of the Austin metro's top communities, providing his clients a marketing package rivaled by few in the industry. Chris maintains a progressive focus on his career by giving his clientele a seamless, enjoyable Realtor experience like no other coupled with a genuine care through the process every step of the way. He owns multiple rental properties around Austin, has performed extensive remodels, works with everyone from first-time home buyers to seasoned investors, luxury homes sales to offering specialized relocation services to transplants to and from the city.
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Chris believes that the customer always comes first. While this might not sound original, it is something that a surprising amount of real estate agents forget. Some agents have ulterior motives, often sacrificing customer service and business ethics. Chris is convinced that making customers comfortable and satisfied with the process of real estate transactions will ensure longevity in the business. Treating clients as honestly and fairly as possible should be the foundation of doing business.
A large part of being a good real estate agent and Realtor hinges on communication. Buying and selling real estate can be a complicated and daunting task at times. This is why Chris believes in keeping himself accessible to any questions throughout the procedure. He aims to be a good listener as well as a good communicator so that there is always an understanding of the progression of a real estate transaction. The majority of a real estate agent's clientele come by way of referrals. By doing his job to the best of his ability and by not sacrificing his pledge to customer loyalty, Chris believes his career will advance the right way. These fundamentals are vital to ensuring long-term stability in any field.
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