Matt is a native of Champaign and a graduate of the University of Illinois. After starting his career in real estate in 1998, Matt spent from 2001 to 2004 working full time while simultaneously attending law school full time, graduating with his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law. After selling 40 units singlehandedly in one year while in graduate school, Matt was featured as one of REALTOR® Magazine’s “30 Under 30” in 2004.
Having doubled his real estate business while in law school, Matt decided not to practice law and to remain in a career he already knew and loved. Following law school, Matt continued to grow his real estate sales, finishing 2012 in the top five highest volume producers in his local market—all while serving as the President of the Champaign County Association of REALTORS®.
Since 2008, Matt has been one of four partners in RE/MAX Realty Associates, the area’s market leading firm with three offices and 67 agents in Champaign and Piatt Counties. Within his firm, Matt regularly leads training sessions on a wide array of topics: risk management, legal issues, Code of Ethics, negotiation strategies, technology, photography, and videography. Matt was a speaker at the 2012 RE/MAX Broker-Owner Conference in Washington, D.C., on the topic of risk management.