Chris Matthews received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Calvin College, a liberal arts Christian college located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Chris believes his degree in Psychology instilled in him a firm foundation for listening to client's needs and implementing a plan to meet them.
During his time in college, Chris met his future wife, a South Korean international student. They were first married in 2006, but have since wed three times: in court, South Korea (for her family), and Michigan (for his family)!
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 teacher's 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. They also added another member to the family, a Yorkshire Terrier named Valen. She was bought out of a box at one month old on the streets of Seoul during monsoon season! They nursed her back to health and now she believes the world revolves around her, but they love her!
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 through the development of a personable connection with his client's. Chris has quickly become one of Horizon Realty's top grossing sales agent's in an office of over 125 Realtors! Equipped with an immense technical expertise, he has achieved top 10 search engine rankings for over 150 of the Austin metro's top communities and generated 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 and doesn't expect to slow down anytime soon.
Benefits of Hiring a Highly-Skilled Realtor
Chris Matthews is a dedicated and knowledgeable Austin real estate agent who can provide you with the highly specialized information that will help you make the right decisions. It's the combination of this unique market-knowledge and excellent negotiating skills that enable him to get you the optimal price for any property you plan to sell or buy.
As a real estate expert in the Austin area, Chris can provide you with helpful insights about the area, and can show you why Austin living is truly something to be desired. With a professional yet friendly approach, he helps client's feel comfortable about what can often be a stressful decision.
Trust is hard to come by in today's fiercely competitive real estate market and Chris provides professionalism and integrity needed to ensure that you feel secure in what can be one of the biggest decisions of your life. There is an understanding of how stressful buying or selling property can be at times and Chris aims to ease the burden with his knowledge of the industry. In addition, his quick wit, charming nature, and friendly aura make him very personable to communicate with and be around.
Chris has an Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR) and Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designations. He has a tremendous knowledge of the Austin area, selling homes in every region of the Austin metro area, from Leander to south Austin, Round Rock to Hutto, east Austin to Cedar park, and more!
Chris also holds a Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource (SFR) certification. He has processed transactions of every type of foreclosure from REOs and HUDs to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac foreclosures. He has an expansive knowledge of many transaction types that make him a tremendous asset in any real estate transaction.
Enjoy the website! It was conceived with a customer-first focus; as a one stop resource for all your Austin real estate area needs. If you have any questions on the site or my service, please don't hesitate to contact me or call Chris Matthews and the Austin Realty Elite Group of Horizon Realty at (512) 703-7416.