I gave Matt 5 stars because 10 was not available!! I have dealt with realtors over the years, but NEVER with anyone with the expertise, skills, knowledge, customer service and attention to detail as Matt! He undertook the selling of my parents house after their passing and living over 50 years in that home. Not only did Matt have extensive knowledge of values for the area, but additionally provided his extensive experience of every aspect of selling an older home, in need of repair, and even how to undertake the "clean out" of 50 years of accumulated stuff! One of the many things that Matt has is an incredible "network" of professionals to call upon for every need we had. This "team" included everything from contractors, handy men, landscaping, even companies that helped me "sort thru" the years of belongings and then hold an Estate Sale which proved not only lucretive but tremendous assistance in the process! He has an invaluable knowledge of construction, architecture, and understanding what improvements were necessary to increase the value of the home vs many "cosmetic repairs" that I might have wasted money on without his advice. He has amazing marketing skills, using every possible resource to advertise and "show" the house with professional video & pictures for all real estate apps & other agents in orderto maximize exposure to the home. His negotiating skills and tremendous amount of negotiating and marketing experience also insured the house sold for a top price for the area & condition of the home. He protected my interests carefully in all contracts with buyers, covering every possible situation that might arise. After the sell, he then helped me find the perfect home I was looking to buy, carefully following all homes in the area I wanted & "jumping" on anything that might suit me. Again, in buying s home, his remarakable amount the real estate market knowledge helped me get the best price, as well as a "safe & sound" home and investment. He carefully walked me thru the contracts, inspections on the home, financing and thru escrow. He steered me away from homes that "looked" great but had hidden problems (constructual, plumbing, pool issues etc) that I would not have been aware of!! In the end I ended up with the PERFECT home, in the neighborhood I wanted, at the best price. All of this made possible due to the OUTSTANDING job he did selling my parents home! Despite obviously having many clients, I was always made to feel I was a "top priority", giving his full time and attention to me needs! I have had the fortunate opportunity to refer him to numerous people after my great experience, all of whom have been as pleased with his tremendous skills in all areas of the constantly changing market here in LA as I was. Matt McPherson deserves an A++ for his Extensive knowledge, real estate expertise, marketing skills, his great personality (which was invaluable in dealing with other realtors) his access to professionals for every need that could arise ( from decorators to a simple "handyman"--WHATEVER the need) to lastly just being a GREAT, easy & delightful person to work with!! Hire him to buy or sell your home and you will be so THANKFUL you did!!!