Professional- Knowledgable - Connected
Like many real estate agents, Matt Smith came into the industry after succeeding in another. Pulled by an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for Lake Tahoe, Matt’s work ethic, deal savvy, and business insight is a tremendous asset to Compass Lake Tahoe, and most importantly, to his buyers and sellers.
Matt was drawn to Tahoma from the Bay Area, where he worked in the financial industry for Credit Suisse Securities. There, as Director of Client Service, he developed a track record for cementing long-term client relationships, a clear reflection of his ability to spot and pave over obstacles before they could upend a transaction. Few traits are as essential to finalizing real estate deals as prescience, and Matt has that in spades.
Matt knows his way around a deal, having spent nearly 15 years working in financial services for Credit Suisse Securities in New York City and San Francisco prior to beginning his career in real estate. As a Director of Client Service for one of Wall Street's largest firms, he developed skills directly translate to building relationships and taking care of real estate clients and he is knowledgeable, experienced and professional.
At first a second home owner in Lake Tahoe, Matt and his wife Amy commuted weekends from their home in San Francisco to experience everything the region has to offer. And as many realize, it’s better when you live here. That experience translates into understanding buyer and seller lifestyle decisions, and what it’s like to buy from afar or enter a market unaware of its trends and nuances. Matt’s goal is to make these kind of transitions as seamless as possible.
Now a full-fledged convert to life in Tahoe, Mat’s goal is to help Compass clients make informed buying and selling decisions. However, he may take as much pride in that as he does in recommending a secret powder stash or empty mountain bike trailhead. Work with Matt, and learn what -touch, but low-pressure service can mean for your comfort level when investing or looking to reside in Lake Tahoe.
Kathy from Tahoe City
I initially reached out to Matt 2 years before I ended up buying a condo in Tahoe City. He was very responsive and emailed me with his phone number and an invitation to call him within about 20 minutes. I called and we talked for a while and I could tell he knew Tahoe City and he knew real estate. He thoughtfully answered my questions about the various neighborhoods in Tahoe, the beaches, the various condo complexes and the HOAs. What impressed me at the time was that he was willing to give me advice and spend time on the phone even though I was up front with him that I probably wasn't interested in buying at that time. It was that willingness to spend time on the phone 2 years ago that stuck with me and made me call him again two years later when I was ready to buy. Again, Matt emailed me immediately, we talked, we worked together and I closed on a condo in March 2019. I would highly recommend Matt to anyone who is looking to either buy or sell in Tahoe.
Sarah & Jimmy from Truckee
Matt Smith is an absolute GEM! In a small town, it is really hard to navigate all of the agents and homes out there. He is so laid , knowledgeable on the town and destination and more importantly made the process of buying our first home stress free and FUN. How many people can say they have FUN while buying a home in such a difficult location!? Well, we had a total blast navigating this road with Matt Smith. I would recommend him a million times over. He has such a good heart and good energy about him. Thank you Matt, you made our first experience buying a home, positive and happy!
Johana & Kate - Carnelian Bay
Matt was a amazing realtor for us during the entire process. He had a great knowledge of the Tahoe area when we were trying to figure out what area to buy a house. He was always extremely responsive to any concerns or questions we had along the process. We highly recommend using him as your realtor when you are looking to buy or sell a house. Thank you Matt for helping us get our dream home!