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Mathew J. Arruda – Testimonials

“I could go on about Mat for days. I really did love working with him. Before he started selling, I would say to my fiancé, ‘Can we shop for a different house?’  He would say, ‘You want to move?’ I would say, ‘No. But I miss hanging out with Mat every weekend.’” – J.S., Weymouth, MA

“I would like to thank you for your excellent follow through. Also we appreciate your communication skills and attention to details. Among them are requiring clear, attractive photos, transparency in disseminating property information, prompt follow though with potential clients, and honesty. Mat, despite your busy schedules, you are remarkable in organizational and social relations skills. You are practical and realistic in offering suggestions on how resolve raised issues. Thank you. You are a smart professional who knows your trade. We certainly will recommend you to other sellers and buyers. Coastal Realty has been great also in their follow up.” – S.S.S., New Bedford, MA

“Being a first-time homebuyer can be a nerve racking and daunting experience – but not with Mathew Arruda. From start to finish, Mat exuded the highest level of confidence and showcased exceptional knowledge of the industry that made me feel completely at ease. He answered the countless (and often times repetitive) questions and was always willing to go the extra mile. The level of commitment to his clients is second to none and his overall customer service was fantastic. Simply put, Mat absolutely delivered on every level. Without a doubt, Mat is my recommended realtor of choice – whether buying or selling – and I will continue to refer him to all friends and family whom are in (or going to be in) the market.” – J.R.L., Fairhaven, MA

“Mathew Arruda is the best Real Estate Agent Around.  The process of selling my house with Mat as my agent was clear cut and easy. He guided me thru the process, was on top of every detail. I would recommend and have recommended using Mat as a Real Estate Agent!!!” – W.D., New Bedford, MA

“Working with Mathew was a wonderful experience and best decision I could’ve made during this process. He understood exactly what I was looking for and worked around my hectic schedule. He was always available when I needed advice or had a question. This was a life changing event and I’m grateful to have had him help me through it. He was excellent!” – A.C., New Bedford, MA

“He stuck with us for a long time, and stuck it out until the end. Helping us find the perfect house for us! We looked at a lot of houses, and he was truthful about them, he knew what we wanted. And even when we stopped looking for a few months when we started again he responded back quickly.” – C.M., New Bedford, MA

“I was referred to Mat through a friend and I must say that he is a pleasure to deal with. Always timely and professional and on top of his game. Mat helped me purchase an investment property in New Bedford MA and was on point from start to finish. I plan on continuing to use him for my real estate needs and I recommend him to anyone looking for an honest and knowledgeable Realtor especially first time homebuyers who do not know the ins and outs of home buying.”  – J.K., New Bedford, MA

“I highly recommend Mat! We couldn’t have hand picked a better realtor to meet our needs!!! Mat is very compassionate about his work and went into real estate for all the right reasons- to help others!! He is kind and intelligent- exactly what you want in a real estate agent considering it can be a stressful and tedious process- but he is a pit bull underneath when needed and will fight for his clients!! We were first time homebuyers and didn’t have a clue what to look for- or what we wanted for that matter- and right from the first meeting he was able to narrow down our ‘wish list’ – we had an enormous amount of conversations through text and calls and he was always available! He is reliable, dependable, and trustworthy! I can’t say enough about the amazing relationship he builds with his clients- to the point where I trusted him to do a FaceTime chat during an open house we were interested in while we were on a road trip! & Trusted him enough that if he said I’d like it- I knew I would! He gets to know his clients and helps you to find something just right for your likes and financial situation! He never makes you feel uncomfortable or uneducated! Top of the line realtor in our eyes! Now we have the perfect spot to call home and we couldn’t of done it without him! Mat- your efforts do not go unnoticed- you are different than the rest! Words can’t describe how thankful we are that we chose you as our realtor- looking back it was a wild ride and you kept me sane (which kept Joey sane!) throughout the entire process- from placing multiple offers on homes to an unexpected situation at closing- you were always professional and guided us! Thank you times a million! You are always welcome to stop by our home!” – M.H., New Bedford, MA

“Buying a home is a big and scary experience and for us this was our first home purchase and we knew nothing!!! By chance we happen to meet Mathew as a selling agent on a house we were interested in. He was very personable and knowledgeable. We decided to continue to work with him. Being in a rush to find the perfect home, Mathew spent the weekend showing us possible properties. Our dream home was found; an offer put in and accepted in no time at all. Now being inexperienced in home buying you can imagine we had lots of questions. Mathew was reachable at anytime day or night and any day of the week. He responded quickly and with the knowledge and expertise we were in need of. Being 9 months pregnant and closing on a first home is not always the ideal situation, however Mathew made sure that all our wants, needs, concerns and questions were addressed. It ended up being a wonderful experience. I highly recommend Mathew to anyone looking to sell or buy a home. My family and myself will always consider Mathew an extended part of our family for helping us in finding the perfect home.” – L.R., New Bedford, MA

“We met with Mat in January to discuss selling our house. After explaining everything about the sale including neighborhood analysis, the whole process from sale to close, any costs to be incurred, and his own personal recommendations, we listed the house with him. That weekend he held a two-day open house after posting the property with professional photos. Bottom line, in about 1 week he had the house sold at asking price. I was not in the area through sale until closing. Mat kept me informed and in contact with the lawyer the whole time. I had no questions unanswered. I was able to come into town to move and perform the closing with no issues. Mat took care of everything that had to transpire for the close without myself being directly involved. He was in communication with me always, very professional, and excellent at his job getting me top dollar for the house and ensuring no issues holding up close. I highly recommend Mat for anybody thinking of selling a property in the New Bedford area.” – J.F., New Bedford, MA

“Our review is a bit overdue because we have been settling in to our first home, thanks to Mat! We started our search in late Summer 2016 and looked at many different homes throughout the south coast and Mat’s expertise helped us narrow our search down until we found The One. Mat was so patient with our many, often-repeated questions about the process of home buying and we are so grateful to have had him on our side of the table. We couldn’t have asked for a better agent than Mat and are so proud to recommend him to our family and friends. Thank you!!” – B.M., Fairhaven, MA

“I do not think I could describe how great Mat was to me but I’ll try. I am in the Army and found out that I was moving to the area, I spent many of hours looking for places to live before deciding to get help. I asked in local area social groups for a realtor. I was told Ms. S. was a great one. I contacted her and her email seemed very disinterested with me since I was looking for a place under 200k. She told me that someone would get ahold of me and never did. As I continued to look for houses Mat’s picture was always there so I messaged him. After sending him a message he called me within 24hrs. He asked questions and showed a genuine interest in what I was looking for. Since I was still stationed in Fort Campbell, KY, he would Skype or videotape house showings that I showed interest in. At one point I lost hope in finding a house in my budget with the things I was asking for (garage and a lawn) and was about to settle for a house out of my price range and no garage. Mat sat there and told me that what I was asking for was not impossible and that we could keep looking. All the horrible stories I heard of realtors about how they just sell you a house and they don’t care was relieved at that moment. We continued to look and he was able to find the perfect house. You would think that he would stop there. Nope not Mat! Since I was away my parents came down to check out the house for me. He also took them around the city. They were extremely impressed with his knowledge and professionalism. I cannot express enough how grateful I am to have met and work with Mat. There are definitely many other things that he did for me. Thank you Mat! I would definitely recommend him and he will be my choice if I ever sell or buy here again.” – E.B., New Bedford, MA

“Mat’s greatest strength is in his marketing and negotiation skills. The listing price point that he recommended was on point and we were able to receive an offer within two days of listing release. We were able to close on the anticipated closing date negotiated within Purchase & Sales Agreement.” – C.S., Taunton, MA

“I cannot speak highly enough of Mat. We jumped into the house buying process without having a realtor in mind. We were extremely lucky that Zillow had directed us to Mat. Throughout the entire housing search and purchase process Mat went above and beyond what we would have expected of any realtor. He was clearly knowledgeable on the area, helped us through the process and was great with negotiating a price that we felt was below market value (a great deal for us). He was wonderfully flexible with our schedules and did his best to accommodate our weird quirks and the fact that we were somewhat ignorant of the process given were first time buyers. If you are looking for a home in this area I would recommend Mat over and over again.” – P.D., New Bedford, MA

“In a word I describe Matthew J. Arruda Determined. Words can’t describe what he did for us. I wouldn’t use anyone else but him if I ever needed to sell another house. If you ever need an agent he is the man for the job.” – F. & D. M., Brockton, MA

“How great was Mat? Let me count the ways:  I recently went thru the house purchase process while living in Seattle and purchasing in Rhode Island. Lots of looking at properties thru FaceTime and the whole time I never got the feeling that I was being rushed. Mat also has a general understanding of structural integrity and will let you know if the place is junk or not. A+ for negotiating a wonky furnace out of the selling price. All in all I would totally use him again and would 100% recommend him to my friends, family and complete strangers.” – J.E., Warwick, RI

“My wife and I have started our property acquisition, and rental company in this time Mathew has gone out of his way to not only be the best agent I have ever dealt with but now someone I like to call a great family friend. Mat’s dedication to us and attentiveness to make us feel like we are his best clients are just a few of the characteristics that make Mathew the best. If you are looking for someone that has contacts, knows the area, and has the ability to get the job done, Mat is your agent! My only issue with Mat, is he needs to take time for himself and actually sleep! We will continue to work with Mat and purchase properties through him and Coastal Realty. Example of dedication: My wife and I were away he handled something business wise for us while we were away. Far beyond the scope of anything that needed to be done. I would have wrote a recommendation months ago, but I only had a professional account before.”- P. & C. H., New Bedford, MA

“I can’t say enough…as a first time buyer Mat made this process doable and much less overwhelming. He really listened to us and found the place we were looking for. He is incredibly professional, and a pleasure to be with — truly one in a million.” – K.R., New Bedford, MA

“I can’t praise Mathew Arruda’s professionalism enough. From day one Mathew made me feel as though I was his only client. There was never a time that he did not return a phone call, even in the after hours. Mathew provided me with a binder filled with potential homes for me to consider. Each home that he presented to me was inside of the perimeter that I had provided for him. In a two and a half month time frame, we quite possibly looked or researched at least 75 to 100 homes. Mathew showed a great deal of patience with me even at times when I would get out of the car, take one look at the house before even entering, knowing this was not the house for me and say ‘No Way’. Mathew never tried to sell me something that was wrong for me for the sake of selling me property. In fact Mathew was honest about the neighborhood, the crime rate and the foreseeable resale possibilities. At my low point, that came from looking at so many homes and wanting to just get anything, to stop this seemingly never ending merry go round of looking at houses. Mathew sat me down helped me gather my thoughts and gently talked me out of a house that he knew I would regret. When we finally found the home that I now own, it was because of Mathew’s networking with other professionals whom he had passed my information along to, who also had a sense of what I was looking for. Mathew held my hand in a time that my stress level was a 10 and talked me down to earth when I was ready to scream. Last but not least, even though I’ve owned my home for over a year Mathew has not forgotten about me. We communicate with each other regularly. If you choose Mathew Arruda as your realtor you’ve made your first step in successfully becoming a satisfied homeowner.” – O.W., New Bedford, MA

“Mat was extremely helpful in my home buying process. He was absolutely amazing and helpful in all aspects. Mat didn’t let me settle for any house, and he kept working with me until we found the perfect house. He was truly a professional and a fantastic realtor. I was very happy and grateful to have him on my side!” – J.G., New Bedford, MA

“We highly recommend Mat! He listened to all our needs and thoroughly explained the whole process for a first time homebuyer. Mat worked with us for months and months, sending us listings and getting us to as many open houses as possible until we found our home. Just can’t thank him enough for all his work.” – M.M., Dartmouth, MA

“Working with Mat to find our first home was a great experience. We knew very little about the home-buying process. Mat was very informative and professional throughout our journey. He is honest and set realistic expectations for us. He is very thorough and meticulous. His attention to detail and proactive methods helped us through the negotiation process. This allowed us to purchase our home in the time frame that was set forth during the purchase and sales agreement. He responds quickly to email and phone calls. He was very knowledgeable about each of the properties we looked at. We were very fortunate to have Mat as our buyers’ agent. We would highly recommend him.” – J.S., Weymouth, MA

“As a first time homebuyer we were going in blind. Mathew helped us out a lot. He explained everything to us and he made the whole experience of looking for a home very enjoyable. He goes the extra mile and going in not knowing very much about purchasing a home he would ask and find out things about properties that we wouldn’t think about asking. My fiancé and me have very hectic schedules and he worked around our schedules. Which was very convenient. I recommend him to anyone who is in the market and if we ever want to purchase another home were definitely going to be giving him a call again.” – C.&B. V., New Bedford, MA

“During the spring of 2014 my wife was offered a promotion with the federal government covering the whole of SE Massachusetts including Cape Cod and the Islands.  She would be managing two (2) federal field offices, one in West Wareham and the other in Hyannis on the Cape.  Twice we almost were scammed by folks posing as the owners of homes trying to cut out the realtors.  We were fortunate enough to be wary and avoid sending money to these scam artists.  But our problem was not being resolved.  We were trying to move from upstate western New York and unable, due to time constraints with work, to visit Massachusetts to find a home in person.  At one point Mathew J. Arruda offered to help us and it proved the best decision we could have made accepting his assistance. Within a few short weeks (and with a nearing deadline for us to move) Mathew visited homes, met with other realtors, and kept us informed (via email, texting, and Iphone’s FaceTime app) of potential homes, costs, and detailed information we would need to consider.  With the calendar getting closer to us having to move Mathew was able to confirm a long-term lease for us with another realtor representing an absent landowner.  The home is amazing. We only were able to see the home using FaceTime so when we drove up to the house for the first time it was to actually move in. Mathew met us at the door and once inside we were thrilled.  Located on a small baylet connecting to Buzzards Bay we were delighted to see we would be living on a tidal bay with kayak and canoe access from the yard.  Half a year later and we are thankful every day for our home and for having met Mathew J. Arruda.  Do not make the mistake of choosing someone else to represent you or help you.  You will not find a more honest, upstanding, responsive professional.  My wife works with Senators and Representatives from all levels of government (state, federal, and local) and she feels that Mathew J. Arruda is far and away the most proficient and effective person in his profession she has ever met.  If you can’t tell, we can’t say enough about Mathew, we will forever be in his debt.  Thank you Mathew!” – D.J., Bourne, MA

“We first contacted Mat we weren’t sure if we were ready credit wise to buy a house. He gave us the name of a mortgage company to call to see how long it would be till we were ready. We were actually able to start looking. We were first time homebuyers and slightly picky about what we wanted! Mat was awesome in showing us a house that I fell in love with! The negotiation process was easy! Mat was on top of it! Being first time homebuyers we had tons of questions if Mat didn’t have the answers he called his broker and was back to us ASAP! Needless to say from other friends that bought houses at the se time as us…we had an easy process! Overall Mat went above and beyond! I would highly recommend him! He will definitely be the one to call if we want to sell this house!” – L.P., Westport, MA

“Mat was awesome!!! He is a great communicator and he was on top of everything from start to finish. He made the buying very easy. I highly recommend Mat for any of your real estate needs. He knows his stuff!” – H.H., New Bedford, MA

“Mathew was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was always available and willing to answer any questions we had. He always went above and beyond to meet our needs. We will definitely be recommending mat to any of our family or friends who plan on moving in the near future!!!” – T.L., New Bedford, MA

“Buying a home is a big and scary experience and for us this was our first home purchase and we knew nothing!!! By chance we happen to meet Mathew as a selling agent on a house we were interested in. He was very personable and knowledgeable. We decided to continue to work with him. Being in a rush to find the perfect home, Mathew spent the weekend showing us possible properties. Our dream home was found; an offer put in and accepted in no time at all. Now being inexperienced in home buying you can imagine we had lots of questions. Mathew was reachable at anytime day or night and any day of the week. He responded quickly and with the knowledge and expertise we were in need of. Being 9 months pregnant and closing on a first home is not always the ideal situation, however Mathew made sure that all our wants, needs, concerns and questions were addressed. It ended up being a wonderful experience. I highly recommend Mathew to anyone looking to sell or buy a home. My family and myself will always consider Mathew an extended part of our family for helping us in finding the perfect home.” – L.R., New Bedford, MA

“If you’re looking for help in buying home this is the right guy to go to. He works well with your schedule and is very helpful with anything you may not know as a homebuyer. It was our first home we purchased and we are more then satisfied with Matt.  Every question we had, and problem we faced he was right there with the answers and the problem solving. He is a very honest and intelligent guy who is going to have a great future in this business and we would recommend him to anyone we come in contact with who needs to buy a home.” – T.L., New Bedford, MA

“We were first time homebuyers, and Mat made everything so much easier through the whole process. He was knowledgeable about almost everything we questioned, and anything he couldn’t answer right away, he would look into and get back to us very quickly. He was flexible to meet with us around our crazy schedule, as my husband and I both worked full time. When the time came to make the offer on the house and go through the closing, he explained everything in a way we understood, and made a very stressful and confusing process much simpler. We would recommend Mat needing a realtor in the south shore area, he’s professional, friendly, and he’s the reason we were able to successfully buy our first home!!”  – N.S., Wareham, MA

“My husband & I couldn’t be any more thankful for Mat’s expertise and generosity in selling our home. He went above & beyond to make sure we were comfortable through out the whole experience. He was upfront about every step of the process. He also went out of his way to make sure our new home was exactly what we were looking for. I highly recommend Mat to anyone looking to sell or buy a home. Great job & thank you, Mat!” – T.T.

“If you are looking for a realtor I would highly recommend Matt. He’s honest, hard working and knowledgeable on all the steps and stages of buying and selling a home. He works great with people and has a great sense of humor.” – M.F.

“There are not enough words to express our appreciation and thankfulness for all the hard work and dedication Mathew has done for us! Mathew’s knowledge and experience made our buying and selling a home effortless!! His ability to work with people in a professional and caring manner is excellent! Always returned calls, emails, text messages, and answered all our questions! At times things got stressful but Mathew always solved the issues with no hesitation! He truly is amazing at his job! It was a pleasure working with Mathew and we have every bit of confidence and trust in him, that we have no doubts of referring him to our family and friends! Best wishes and thanks again for everything!” – K. & D. M.

“Matt is very patient and can handle anything! He always seems to know someone or a solution. Buying or selling a home can be a difficult process. Having Matt as your realtor can make it easy. I’m so glad we met Mat! I would recommend him to anyone.” – J.W.C.

“I would highly recommend Mat to anyone! He helped my husband and I through the whole home buying process, and we’ve lived in our home for almost a year. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and extremely patient and most of all you could tell he had our family’s best interest and ours at heart. We could never thank him enough!” – N.B.

“I highly recommend using Mat as your realtor; he is truly the best at what he does! He helped my fiance and I with the whole buying process and found us our perfect home. We can’t thank him enough.” – B.V.

“Highly recommend working with Mat. He made a very stressful process less stressful. He made us feel like we were his number one priority at all times and he sold our house quickly. You will not be disappointed.” – J.N.

“Let me start by saying that there are not enough words to describe my gratitude towards Mat. Selling/buying a home simultaneously is no easy task and can be very stressful, but not with Mat on your side. He makes an extremely stressful process less stressful by going above and beyond in every way. His professionalism, compassion, and persistence are what make him an exceptional real estate agent. He’s definitely the best in the area.” – J. & D. V.

“From the 1st meeting with Mat we had a level of comfort & confidence. He was knowledgeable and organized.  Mat took the time to get to know us and our families needs and goals so he could create a portfolio of homes for us to look at. Once we found our home he was with us every step of the way thru the financing process. He calmed out nerves and helped us prioritize our actions. Mat is a professional and a very genuine man who truly enjoys his work. We are forever grateful.” – S. & P. G.