Alongside a double degree from Deakin University, majoring in financial planning and journalism, a past career as a journalist for one of Australia's largest media companies laid down a tremendous foundation for Matthew's successful real estate career.
Passionate about property and people, real estate is a good fit for Matthew's gregarious and outgoing personality. Matthew understands the enormity of buying and selling and finds shaping people's lives incredibly rewarding. Hardworking and persistent, he is committed to ensuring his clients' needs are met, whilst establishing enduring business relationships.
Outside of real estate, Matthew loves living in Melbourne, adores the AFL and anything sport related, having played tennis since his childhood. When he has free time, Matthew is happiest with his family and friends, exploring Australia and overseas destinations.
I write this note sincerely, and after reflection over several weeks, convinced that it must be said. Convinced of its particular and general importance. Life goes on, it’s a muddle of things that are good and things that are not so good for all sorts of reasons. Because we are beings who work with others to survive our skills of interacting are vital to outcomes, to what happens on the streets of life. I realised when Anne and I were only just beginning working with you, Kaine and Sarah that something special was happening in the exercise. Here was a pretty mundane sort of daily project for you. We, you and us, were selling property. You do this all the time in your working life. Humdrum, repeated time and again but for some reason this particular project for me seemed somehow unusual. I enjoyed the continuous contact that all of us in the melee were subject to. Enjoyment should not have been part of the picture at all. This is business, enjoyment is not necessarily a variable in the world. When I realised that this something else was present I tested the project against other experiences I have had in my life of over seventy years. Where were other special events in my life? Searching, I found they were few and far between and included things seen as important and relevant, and I did search diligently. Here there was something else. Something very special. What was being put together? became the question to ask. In reflection on the reasons I thought we all played different roles in what we brought to the table. We all listened to one another sincerely, there seemed to be no charades. We had raw material in the property to be sold that I found to be exciting in its base characteristics and in its presentation. We had a leader in Kaine who we all looked to but who did not dominate, allowing us to all play our particular roles. But in the center of this swirl of activity you Matthew provided the central strand of life to an organic being – the project. That strand of life was provided by you with seriousness as belied its importance – this was not a trivial matter. But you peppered it with brightness, a cheeriness that told us to keep it in perspective. This was not life and death. Throughout the exercise we all respected one another. The end point of the sale was a result that reflected the logical out-come of the above. I made the point here that you were central in what I regard as one of the most satisfying experiences of my life. Truly a momentous experience. For that I would like to thank you.
Matthew were a pleasure to deal with throughout the campaign. I came to them after speaking to many other agents and was pleasantly surprised by the difference between them and the other agents (they were miles ahead). I made a late minute decision to sell and Matthew was very agile and quick to cater to my needs. Matthew was very professional and his communication skills were sensational. He contacted me nearly every day during the campaign to ensure I was abreast of all details on the sale including very detailed analysis on the groups that viewed my property. His ability to call and run the auction was superb and he was able to achieve a result that surpassed my expectations. I would also like to make a special mention to Ben Kenyon, he played a vital role teaming up with Matthew on auction day. They were a great team. My experience with Matthew was fantastic and would strongly recommend them. Well done Matthew!
Thank you so much Matt. You and Kaine did a remarkable job. We loved your commitment and attention to detail. We are so happy with the result and felt so lucky to have you looking out for us!
Lisa & Richard Keddie
I would just like to thank you for all your good work and advice. I was very pleased with the final outcome and I just wanted to say I really appreciate all your hard work you put in to get the final sale. I will be sure to recommend yourself to my friends and family for all future listings. Thanks again.
Usually I find something is not quite right in a long-winded process like this but I would have to say that once we got into full swing with Matt in charge of the process that the whole exercise was seamless and he delivered everything on time and in full. If I had a query it was responded to immediately; the reports after OFI’s were dealt with quickly and efficiently; the follow ups on prospective buyers were hunted down to ascertain genuine interest or not. I would say that I was very pleased with the whole process and most importantly with a good outcome. I would have no problem recommending Matt Grima and the Marshall White team to other prospective vendors.
We have just sold our property on Beach Street in Port Melbourne through Matthew Grima and could not have been more impressed by the service we received and the result achieved. Matthew managed the process seamlessly! He kept us well informed throughout the campaign, offering his professional advice and opinion when needed, but also listening to what our thoughts, needs and concerns were and addressing those accordingly. A big thank you to Matthew. We are delighted with the results achieved and would not hesitate to recommend your services to others or use you again next time!
Craig and Tracey Horobin
Thank you so much for the diligence and hard work you put into the campaign for 7/200 Beaconsfield Parade. We appreciate your endeavours to secure the best price on the day. Good luck for the future!
Graeme & Margot Wall
Matt that was a spectacular result – thank you very much! You’re very good at what you do and made the whole process an absolute pleasure.
Thank you very much for your tireless work and amazing energy that you put towards selling my flat, it all shows in the fabulous result on Saturday. You give real estate agents a wonderful name. From your exceptional customer service, interpersonal and writing skills, to your informative / entertaining messages/conversations, you were so wonderful to deal with. I felt like I was the most important property in the portfolio! Even when you weren’t feeling well, you managed multiple texts – super human! You have the patience and persistence of a saint.
Thank you for all your efforts in helping us achieve such an outstanding sale result for our Balaclava apartment. Having researched and met with a number of agents from our area, your preparedness and professionalism demonstrated from first contact made you stand out from your competitors. It was refreshing to hear such an honest, realistic assessment of our property, including possible drawbacks, and how we could best prepare and position the property for an optimum result. What could easily have been a stressful and taxing process was made effortless by your practical approach and sound guidance when it came time to making decisions. We were particularly impressed with the detailed, regular communications you both provided us throughout the campaign which gave us great insight into how our property was being received by potential buyers. Any questions or concerns were dealt with promptly and reassured us that we were in safe hands. We couldn’t be more pleased we chose to put our campaign in your capable hands. The skill, integrity and professionalism you each displayed was second to none and we would recommend your services without reservation to anyone considering selling their property.
Lyn & Cameron Edwards
I couldn’t recommend Matt more highly as a real estate agent and auctioneer. His support during the sale process and insight into the market were invaluable. His advice on preparing my property for sale really paid off. His ability to read the audience at auction day was outstanding. I was exceptionally happy with the auction result on my property.
Thank you for all of your efforts and hard work that has now resulted in 127 Tennyson Street settling. As you know, we put a lot of time and effort into Tennyson Street to transform it into its current state. Our intention was to make this our forever house and really settle down but things change, as was our case. I know at the beginning we may have had higher expectations for what the property was worth and that was purely based on knowing what had actually been pumped into it to get it to the level and standard that it is now at. Through your hard work and careful coaching we came to the understanding that the market dictates what a property is ultimately worth and it doesn’t always come down to how much was invested. We appreciate how you both handled the situation carefully and delicately, in that you were not dismissive of our original hopes and you worked your back sides off to get us to the end result. The open and honest feedback was really refreshing and it made the process so much easier, especially when it came to accepting the final offer. Again, we cannot thank you enough, from the time spent prior to the property hitting the market, assistance with getting it styled, getting us ready for the big dance, taking and replying to the countless phone calls and emails.
James Sauer & Kelly Gall
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