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Agent Ratings for Matt Cliney

Matt Cliney
(89 reviews)
Overall star rating: 4.9
Past 3 months: 5.0
Closed clients: 4.9
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2014
Staccee R.
Prospective seller
08/29/14
Matt was awesome to work with. Our house sold within one day and closed in 25 days. Matt navigated us through all aspects and made this an enjoyable experience.
Yolanda V.
Townhome buyer in Gaithersburg
$280K
07/26/14
My husband and I were first time homebuyers and didn't know what to expect. Matt made it easy and kept us very comfortable throughout the process. He took the time to understand our needs and what we were looking for and did not lead us astray. Matt was very professional and knowledgeable and able to answer any question we had. He was always punctual and never wasted our time. We will definitely work with Matt again. If you're looking to buy, Matt's your guy!
Bill J.
Townhome buyer in Rockville
$333K
07/02/14
Matt is very knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate. We used Matt as a "buying" agent. Most times you deal with a "selling" agent who's loyalty is to the seller. So unless you are a realtor yourself you need a "buying" agent if you are going to buy a home. Matt kept us from making a terrible mistake with my sisters current townhouse and he provided alternate townhomes that were for sale till I found the right one.
Matt H.
Home buyer in Poolesville
$685K
02/17/14
When my family relocated to the DC/Maryland area from abroad we choose to work with Matt as our buyer´s agent after reviewing several candidates; we could not have been happier with our decision. This was our second home buying process. Matt´s level of professionalism during selection, negotiating and closing was outstanding. His responsiveness and willingness to go the extra mile exceeded our expectations. One of Matt´s strengths was listening to both my wife´s and my priorities and using this information to help tailor our search, which made the process efficient, but not rushed. He was supportive and went to great pains to try to ensure that our decision was right for us. We would definitely work with Matt again.
2013
Margaret (Peggy) V.
Condo buyer in Gaithersburg
$187K
10/29/13
Matt is simply the best, I have worked with many agents and he is just wonderful. He wants you to be very happy and excited about your purchase. He explained everything as we went through the steps of the sale. He was extremely understanding and does not pressure you at all. As a matter of fact he expressed himself by stating, if you are not happy, we will stop the sale and find something else. You do not have to continue with the sale if you are not positive about your purchase. Don't worry, we will find what you are sure, you would like. He wants his clients to be satisfied and will continue to show new places of interest until the right home is found. I would recommend him to anyone I know, who would be buying a new home. He is such a nice person and I will miss our regular interactions. Don't hesitate to contact Matt. He is the best person for the job. You will be extremely satisfied with your choice. I know because I am. Margaret (Peggy). Vlantis October 25, 2013
John S.
Home buyer in New Market
$183K
09/08/13
It was a difficult birth. We labored a little over 3 months to get hold of this baby. bad lenders, uninformed advice from other lenders,a couple extensions of the contract, out of town seller's papers not sent for closing. We made it through all that with out losing hope. Matt is a man of action. Paper work and phone calls in a very timely fashion kept the parties' eyes on the prize. A job well done. Grade A.
Philip W.
Home buyer in Gaithersburg
$350K
08/18/13
We took our time and changed our minds several times, which Matt took in stride. Matt never pressured us and always pointed out the bad as well as the good. He helped us get a good price, not just the price to get the deal done. He has integrity.
Christina C.
Home seller in Gaithersburg
$339K
05/11/13
We bought our house through Matt, about 3 yrs ago. Recently, we sold our house and without hesitation I thought of Matt. I remembered his professionalism and honesty and knew that I would call him when we thought of selling. It was a very stressful situation but Matt's patience helped us get through it all. His attention to detail is incredible and helps when your getting your house ready to put it on the market. I would and have recommended Matt to others. whether you are ready to sell or buy a house, take his advice it will pay off, literally. Again, if you are looking for a realtor who will is realistic, honest, very professional and patient, you have to go with Matt Cliney.
Previous review from Christina C.
03/23/09
Our experience with Matt and Zip Realty was quite excellent. Matt was patient and informative. He immediately related to us. Matt kept steering us in the right direction, and always kept what we were looking for in mind. I felt he worked hard for us and gave us excellent referrals for our closing. I do not know if we would have a house right, now let alone the house we did purchase. We were able to get more than we were looking for at the price we wanted to spend and Matt was responsible for that. Most importantly he showed us how responsible, professional and competent he was. This gave us a great sense of trust, and that is why i will always recommend Matt and Zip Realty to anyone who will listen. I couldn't imagine having a better experience. Especially when things didn't go as planned and it looked like either things wouldn't work out in our favor or we didn't quite know where we stood. Matt made sure we understood everything, always kept us informed and ensured things went as well for us as he could acheive. He was up front, serious, and made sure we always knew were we stood and where we were going. He was excellent.
2012
Matti A.
Condo seller in Rockville
$400K
11/08/12
The service and personal attention that I received from Matt was exceptional! He is professional, organized, knows the market, and was always one step ahead in keeping the process as easy as possible for me. He consistently gave me sound advice based upon his knowledge of the market and past experience which allowed me to make the best decisions for my family. Even though my sale was a little more complicated than most, our home sold quickly and the closing went smoothly. I credit Matt for this accomplishment. Regardless of whether you are buying or selling, I would highly recommend Matt Cliney. You will not find a better Realtor to guide you through the process.
2011
Townhome seller in Washington
$1,100K
12/20/11
I've worked with many real estate agents through the years, and did not have a high opinion of any of them - that is, until I met Matt. His hard work, honestly, diligence, and responsiveness has given me a new view of the profession. Matt is truly exceptional. I wish he'd run for public office.
Michael K.
Townhome buyer in Montgomery Village
$235K
10/28/11
I am a little late in posting a review (Matt helped me find a home over a year ago at this point), but I saw this option while finding his information to send to a friend who is looking to purchase a home. Any time I hear that someone is looking for a home in Matt's area, I ask them who their realtor is and send them Matt's information anyway. He is a very proffessional agent with great knowledge of the areas that he sells in, and also very friendly and personable. I highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for a home in this area.
Condo buyer in Rockville
$458K
07/06/11
No review submitted
Home seller in Bethesda
$733K
06/28/11
Matt is well organized and punctual. He understands the dynamics of the marketplace, and is clear in explaining issues and options to clients.
Home buyer in Olney
$437K
02/16/11
No review submitted
03/24/09
No review submitted
2010
Condo seller in Rockville
$370K
12/16/10
Matt was very professional and extremely knowledgeable about the local reals estate market.
Quan P.
Condo buyer in Gaithersburg
$258K
09/25/10
Matt was very helpful and friendly.
Home buyer in Gaithersburg
$215K
09/24/10
Matt was always available by phone or in person. Dealing with Matt was by far the easiest part of buying my first home. Thank you
Home seller in Bethesda
$814K
06/29/10
No review submitted
Susan T.
Home buyer in Olney
$750K
05/27/10
Matt helped negotiate me through a fairly rough negotiation and did it with pure professionalism and tact.
Previous review from Susan T.
05/27/10
Matt was great! He was always available to address any concerns that came up, made sure that the process moved along swiftly, and followed up on any open issues in a timely manner.
Lisa D.
Townhome seller in Germantown
$180K
05/03/10
Matt is a great agent! He is detail-oriented, compassionate and knowledgable. He is great with follow-up and making sure that no detail is missed. I highly recommend him.
Previous review from Lisa D.
04/03/10
Matt is knowledgable, consistent and realistic. He always has a positive attitude and is willing to go the extra mile to explain things and to make things work.
Home buyer in Gaithersburg
$601K
03/10/10
Matt made a long, stressful process very easy. When we asked questions, he took the time to explain everything to us. He is very knowledgable and very personable. We had an excellent experience working with Matt - all the way from the first home he showed us to the closing on the short sale that we purchased.
Jennifer L.
Condo buyer in Rockville
$200K
01/19/10
No review submitted
2009
Home buyer in Clarksburg
$525K
12/30/09
No review submitted
Nathan F.
Home buyer in Silver Spring
$250K
12/04/09
Looking for a first home can come with many challenges and fears. We had heard positive things about Zip so we thought we would give them a try. Much to our surprise our agent was better than we had anticipated. Working with Matt Cliney put us both at ease and made this difficult process seamless. He was not only available when we needed (often seeing houses only hours after we had found them), but he was always early and had the houses open and waiting because he knew we had limited time most days. Matt gave us much needed advice and council that I think all first time home buyers should have. He offered solutions where we thought nothing was possible. But by far, the thing that was most important to us was the he took the time to get to know us and our needs. He listened to what we wanted and helped us establish an identity so when we went to see the houses we were all on the same page. The 3 of us would walk in and within minutes we had dissected the property and we knew if it would work or not. There was no confusion or miscommunication, simply a fluid process from start to finish. We had several offers declined but instead of stopping and getting discouraged, with Matt's help we remained hopeful and focused and are now proud home owners who consider working with Matt not only a pleasure but a blessing.
Home buyer in Silver Spring
$230K
09/27/09
No review submitted
Home buyer in Ijamsville
$390K
09/04/09
This is the second house Matt has been my realitor. He does a great job and I would use his services again.
05/04/07
Matt's professionalism exceeded my expectations. I had never used the internet to locate a home or a realitor and was alittle hesitant at first. When I started working with Matt I was completely happy and knew that he would do a great job.
Townhome buyer in Germantown
$380K
08/28/09
Matt has been very helpful through out the process. Being a first time home buyers, we were not aware of lot of steps involved. Matt helped us understand each of those steps and made sure we are comfortable with the decisions we took throughout the process. The seller is a relocation company and the whole transaction was a long delayed process. But, Matt stayed on top of things each time with patience and helped us stay patient too.
Condo buyer in Germantown
$222K
08/14/09
No review submitted
Condo buyer in Germantown
$205K
08/07/09
No review submitted
Townhome buyer in Clarksburg
$332K
06/25/09
we are first time home buyers and Matt helped us all the way in making this purchase a breeze. He was knowledgable and proffessional. Even at short notice he always accomodated the visits during home search.
Rosario S.
Townhome buyer in Laurel
$221K
06/08/09
No review submitted
Home buyer in Bethesda
$670K
06/01/09
No review submitted
Home buyer in Potomac
$1,282K
05/05/09
No review submitted
Home buyer in Potomac
$915K
05/04/09
Matt worked very hard for the last ten months to help us find our first home. He was very patient throughout the process and advised us wisely at various steps. He made the transaction smooth and stress free for us. He is one of best.
Townhome buyer in Montgomery Village
$240K
04/26/09
Matt is extremely helpful and thorough. He is on top of the whole process and made sure the buying process is as painless as possible.
Home buyer in Mount Airy
$390K
04/20/09
No review submitted
Condo buyer in Washington
$472K
03/17/09
No review submitted
Home buyer in Silver Spring
$491K
03/02/09
No review submitted
Home buyer in Germantown
$510K
01/01/09
I am a first time home buyer. I trusted and depended on Mat for almost every critical decision. He proved that I am not wrong. He provided me an excellent service more than I expected.
2008
Home buyer in Bethesda
$662K
12/01/08
Matt was completely professional and a pleasure to work with! He worked hard to save us money and was always up front and honest. It was a great experience!
Oliver H.
Home buyer in Frederick
$199K
11/24/08
I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND Matt Cliney to ALL.
Gerald S.
Home buyer in Rockville
$236K
11/05/08
I really liked how Matt simplified the process of my buying a home from start to finish, making it as painless as possible and in the end getting me a great deal. He took full advantage of internet technology to let me preview houses I wanted to see and then at the end we traded contracts back and forth using email to minimize my trips to his office to sign things. Overall, just a great experience and I am already rcommending him and Ziprealty to my friends.
Home buyer in Frederick
$276K
09/29/08
Reviewer has chosen to keep review private
Jennifer R.
Home buyer in Derwood
$530K
07/28/08
I would highly recommend Matt to anyone thinking of buying a house. He was patient and paid attention to our needs in this real estate market. He helped us to close on a great deal and gave us great advice. Thanks Matt!
Theresa H.
Home buyer in Columbia
$317K
07/25/08
Matt was a pleasure to work with. He was knowledgeable, professional, and helpful. I would highly recommend working with Matt to anyone in need of a top-quality agent.
Sonita T.
Home buyer in Washington
$231K
07/08/08
Well read excellent agent
Anurag S.
Home buyer in Washington
$769K
05/31/08
Matt is a very pleasant person and very nice to work with. We would reccomend him to anyone that we know who is interested in buying a home
Home buyer in Gaithersburg
$485K
05/13/08
Very helpful and great professionalism. I would recommend him to anyone.
Carolina N.
Condo buyer in Rockville
$325K
05/12/08
I got the nome of my dreams quickly, and felt the service was excellent!
Home buyer in Frederick
$290K
04/21/08
Matt was great to work with. He really help make the whole process run smooth and gave great advice on how to structure the offer. He helped make my first home purchase easy and stress free.
Home buyer in Gaithersburg
$740K
01/25/08
Matt did a terrific job. He was professional, thorough, and a great listener. He was exactly what we needed as we went through a long and difficult relocation process.
2007
Joan W.
Townhome seller in Gaithersburg
$325K
11/16/07
Matt did a wonderful job, in fact, it was so good, I didn't have to do anything but be at the settlement.
Home buyer in Potomac
$690K
11/12/07
No review submitted
Home buyer in Baltimore
$275K
08/15/07
We were really pleased with how Matt looked after our best interest throughout the process. He is very thorough and made the whole home buying process smooth and stress free.
Home buyer in Potomac
$1,250K
08/14/07
Matt Cliney was an outstanding realtor. He was very easy to work with and didn't "push" for a sale. His knowledge of the market and negotiating skills help us buy our dream home in less than a month!
Home buyer in Frederick
$349K
08/10/07
I truly enjoyed his knowledge with the industry, as well as his over all professionalism. Matt represented Zip with full distinction. This was one of my greatest expeirences in the general!
Tony C.
Home buyer in Frederick
$315K
08/03/07
We were transferred to Matt two days prior to our first viewing of houses. Matt took over and was able to show us every house on our list. After seeing the third house, we knew it was the house we wanted. Matt went above and beyond, even meeting us at off hours and areas to make sure we had everything in line. Thanks to Matt's suggestions our offer was accepted and Matt stayed on top everything to ensure that our closing was issue free. We would certainly recommend Matt to any of our friends or family members.
Home buyer in Gaithersburg
$440K
08/03/07
Matt was very professional, friendly, willing to show me all the houses I asked to see, suggesting properties to me. I never felt pressured, instead I felt I had a knowledgable person to help me during the buying process. I will highly recommend Matt to any of my friends who want to buy a property
Home seller in Derwood
$525K
07/03/07
Matt was very thorough and kept us informed throughout the entire process. He always returned telephone calls promptly and was extremely professional and efficient the entire time we dealt with him.
Adam A.
Home buyer in Laurel
$775K
06/21/07
I was very happy with Matt's responsiveness, communication and thoroughness. I have already recommended ZipRealty to others!
Home buyer in Bowie
$589K
04/24/07
No review submitted
Jamie C.
Home buyer in Derwood
$495K
04/17/07
Matt made the whole homebuying process stress- free, well I guess as stress-free as it can get. Getting into this I was worried about getting connected with an agent that acted like a car salesman. I was relieved that Matt was nothing like this. We felt very comfortable voicing our concerns to him and he made no attempts to pressure us in any way. Matt was always on time for meetings and I don't believe once did any of my calls go to his voicemail. I definitely intend to use Matt for any future real estate activities.
Home buyer in Frederick
$592K
04/09/07
No review submitted
Molly D.
Condo buyer in Silver Spring
$307K
03/14/07
Matt was knowledgeable about not only the real estate purchasing process but also the area in which we were looking. He was able to answer our questions and ease our concerns in a professional and efficient manner. I would highly recommend his services. He made the home-buying process a non-stressful process. We are extremely happy with our new home and were glad we were able to have Matt lead us to this end result.
Home buyer in Rockville
$270K
03/07/07
He could have been little more aggresive for convincing the seller to bring down the selling price and should have given us more background information about the property prior to bidding.
Rosalind M.
Home buyer in Frederick
$450K
02/05/07
Matt was the best agent. He got to know exactly what we were looking for and offered plenty of suggestions for places to live (as we were not familiar with MD). He did not pressure us into anything and listened to our feedback on the homes visited. Matt was very professional and the best agent we worked with. I would recommend him to anyone.
Dennis L.
Home buyer in Rockville
$395K
01/22/07
Matt was very professional and enthusiastic, and we are looking forward to working with him to sell our existing home in Mount Airy.
2006
Condo seller in Rockville
$394K
12/26/06
We were very happy with the whole experience. Matt helped with every detail from start to finish. He was involved with staging our home and negotiating a very good deal that got us more for our home than we thought possible in this market. Matt is a great people person and makes the whole process as stress free as possible.
10/16/06
Wow! Matt was by far the best agent that we have ever worked with. He is just so easy to work with and is always available any time we called him. Besides being very knowledgeable about real estate he is a great negotiator and came up with a couple different approaches to our offer and told us exactly what they would counter with and he was dead on. When the time comes, we will be working with Matt Cliney and Zip Realty again.
Home buyer in Montgomery Village
$396K
12/25/06
Good job!
Home buyer in Frederick
$238K
11/21/06
I would have no problem recommending Zip and Matt to my friends. I didn't feel like just another sale with Matt. He was very knowledgeable and had valuable suggestions and helpful insight.
Land buyer in Dickerson
$159K
11/04/06
No review submitted
Amy R.
Home seller in Rockville
$545K
11/01/06
Matt did an outstanding job for us. He helped us to accurately price the house and we were able to sell the house in 3 weeks while other houses were on the market for 3-6 months or longer. He helped us negotiate with the buyer; he even accepted calls while on vacation. He simply made this easy for us. We will recommend to Matt to everyone in our old neighborhood.
Craig P.
Home buyer in Germantown
$354K
10/31/06
Outstanding service. Very responsive and knowledgable.
Home buyer in Olney
$520K
10/30/06
Matt was an excellent agent. He was knowledgeable of the housing market at the time, and gave great strategies of how to best sell our home
07/09/06
excellent experience!
Aaron M.
Home buyer in Poolesville
$624K
10/09/06
Matt was a great agent who worked with us throughout the entire process. He was patient, friendly, gave good advice, and helped us assemble a good team to purchase the home.
Jason T.
Home buyer in New Market
$299K
10/05/06
Matt was helpful, knowledgeable, understanding, and most of all patient. He made our home shopping experience pleasant by letting us work at our own pace. I have told many others about how great of person he is work with. You rock Matt! Jason & Jenn Tait
Home buyer in Hagerstown
$234K
08/25/06
Matt listened to what I wanted in a home; he quickly pulled together a list of homes for me to consider. When the list was thinned, Matt adjusted his schedule to accommodate my odd working hours. He was exceptionally patient during the purchasing process, even though my needs changed a bit with time. I can easily recommend Matt to anyone needing a realtor. I wish all other realtors were as good, patient, and concientious about taking care of their client's needs!
Home buyer in Wheaton
$227K
08/21/06
As a first time home buyer, I relied heavily on Matt's expertise, and he exceeded my expectations. Matt was recommended to me by a friend, and I am certainly going to recommend him to other friends. Angela Macharia
Home buyer in Rockville
$447K
08/14/06
No review submitted
Home buyer in Olney
$565K
07/28/06
Matt was exceptional, it has taken me a week to get online access to say thanks. I have filled out another survey that was in my e-mail, but wanted to make sure my praise of Matt got to you all. His negotiating skills made him very well worth it. He clearly understood my needs, factored that into the negotiating process and we made things happen. He was professional, timely, and got the details right. We had a few oops's in the process, (none on our part), but his clarity and humor helped them be just blips, not even bumps. I really appreciate his skill. The value was there.
Home buyer in Frederick
$350K
07/22/06
Matt was very informative and comfortable to work with. He picked up on our needs immediately and looked out for our best interests.Great personality, very down to earth and if we are ever in the market again, we will be in touch with him.
Home buyer in Fredrick
$345K
07/17/06
Matt was wonderful to work with. After we found our home, he made sure things ran smoothly until closing and was quick to see us through any hurdles.
Byung T. H.
Home buyer in Damascus
$286K
07/08/06
I hope send information to me at house, continuity.......... Thank You!
Home buyer in Frederick
$235K
07/07/06
Matt, is a greaat agent... who is very knowledgable of his serving area!!!
Home buyer in Frederick
$255K
06/06/06
It is not easy to completely satisfy an experienced marketing client and who happens to be the MAN
Home buyer in Rockville
$239K
05/23/06
Matt was wondeful! The ideal Agent. He was on top of everything, found solutions to any and every issue we encountered, provided helpful industry insight, and was a true expert in the process. He was professional and pleasant, and I can't wait to recommend him to someone else!
David C N.
Home buyer in Rockville
$445K
05/14/06
No review submitted
Judith S.
Home buyer in Keedysville
$357K
04/16/06
Matt did a great job with helping us find our new home. We had many specialized needs and he was very patient and helpful in helping us find a place.
Andrew B.
Home buyer in Frederick
$420K
04/07/06
As first time home buyers, there was plenty we didn't know about the process. We had a general idea of how things were supposed to work and Matt did a great job in guiding us through it. Our only real issues were the ones we created ourselves by not keeping Matt informed about our loan delays. I just can't put down that we were completely satisfied, since there was an issue or two, none of which really had much to do with Matt.
Kenneth H.
Home buyer in Frederick
$249K
03/31/06
Matt was on top of his game throughout the whole experience from viewing to closing. This was a quick settlement and required a great deal of attention to detail which Matt easily provided. Also, there were some last minute issues that required Matt to see through to completion. He nailed it!
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