TestimonialsBelow are some of our Client Testimonials
By: Alida & Jordan Gagne
I’ve known Matt Sylvester for quite some time. Over the years I’ve watched him grow and develop his business. During that time, many people I know closely have used Lighthouse Realty Group. I don’t know anyone who’s had anything but positive things to say about him and Lighthouse Realty Group. When a house came up that was perfect for my family, I called Matt right away. Matt persistently contacted the listing agent to make sure we were first in que to see the place. He was pivotal in securing us that sale. When it came to selling our place, Matt (always one step ahead!) guided us through it all. Selling a house with 4 kids during Covid should be stressful and overwhelming, but it was nearly pain free. Any discomfort felt by preparing our house for selling was rewarded when we got $200k over asking! Thanks to an amazing staging team and tireless work behind the scenes work. We secured an awesome house at a great price and sold our current home way over asking! I couldn’t have asked for a more professional experience. I highly recommend calling Matt and Lighthouse Realty Group if you’re buying or selling...you’ll be in good hands!
By: Eleanor Coulson
My husband and I have had the pleasure of working with Matt Sylvester both two years ago and two weeks ago. Both experiences were great and yet very different. As a person, Matt is very respectful, fun, honest, and is one of the few with genuine integrity. On the real estate front, he is very knowledgeable, skilled at negotiating, and insightful. Two years ago we had to move quickly and needed to find, purchase, and close a house in three weeks. Matt was on the ball, made himself available for us, was knowledgeable about appropriate areas to buy, and was great at negotiating on our behalf despite us being in a multiple offer situation. Not only did we buy the house at market value (not over!) but he also negotiated for the owners to complete an electrical upgrade! Two years later and after a few renovations, we decided we wanted a bigger house so without hesitation we called Matt again. We listed and sold the house for 225k more than what we paid for it two years prior which was also 125k over list! And… the house hadn’t even hit the market yet! A realtor passing by with two clients saw the “Coming Soon” sign and contacted Matt to see the house prior to list and put in a bully offer. After the house was sold we started looking for a new home and found one pretty quickly. We were one of three offers and believe that we won the new house because of Matt’s leadership in the negotiating process. We wouldn’t hesitate to ask Matt to buy and sell again with us and have recommended him to people we know and love. His knowledge and ability to negotiate are worth his weight in gold. Though it is our home, we also know real estate is a huge and important investment and not only do we enjoy working with Matt, it is also a smart business decision to work with someone so skilled. Thanks again Matt for a job well done ?? Always a pleasure!
By: Tarah Hill
Matt and his team helped to make our home buying and selling painless and easy! Matt helped us find out first home 5 1/2 years ago and when we were ready to sell this year, it was a given that we'd ask for his services again. We sold our home (which was beautifully staged) quickly and found our forever home right away in for exactly what we were hoping to spend. I've recommended Matt and his team to my family and cannot thank him enough for helping me and my family find our dream home.
By: Brendan & Nicole
As first-time home buyers, we needed all the guidance we could get. Matt and his team made purchasing our first home an easy and enjoyable experience! They were always available to answer our calls, accommodated our busy lifestyle when it came to viewings and gave great advice every step of the way. After purchasing our home, Client Care Specialist, Stephanie Brannigan provided frequent check ins and checklists leading up to our closing date. With so much to do in so little time, we really appreciated the exceptional customer service and couldn’t imagine going through this process without them. We are so grateful to Matt Sylvester and the Lighthouse Realty Group for being apart of our new and exciting chapter. We will no doubt be recommending their services to our friends and family!
By: Todd & Monica
We worked with lighthouse realty, specifically Matt Sylvestor our agent, to sell our house. The experience from our first meeting with Matt through to the sale was amazing. He explained everything clearly, arranged for staging of our home and made the entire process very easy. We would highly recommend Matt Sylvester and Lighthouse Realty.
By: Jessica Denhoed Weening
My Husband and I hired Matt to sell our home for the second time. We absolutely appreciate Matt’s wealth of knowledge in the Real Estate world, but also his honesty and integrity. Thank you so much Matt for walking our family through another big sell, you are one of a kind. Matt’s staging team: Maud Interior did a stellar job and we are so thankful for the creative eye, hard work and kindness! We continue to recommend Matt Sylvester and the Lighthouse team to all our family, friends and neighbors.
By: Nisha D
Matt first met us 2 years ago, at the time we weren't that serious into looking for houses but when the time came to bite the bullet we asked him for help and he was ever so patient in counselling and walking us through all the steps. He made the entire experience very personal and made us feel very comfortable. He was committed and dedicated and worked around our hectic schedules. When the time came to "wheel and deal" he did all the leg work and worked his charm to get us our first house! Matt has an unbelievable team of people that have assisted in this process and we just want to say, Matt so thankful to have met you and have you along on this rollercoaster of a journey!
By: Keshia Moreira
Matt and his team were there for us during a difficult time for our family. It was during this difficult time that our father decided to sell our longtime family home in Toronto before passing away from leukemia. We had lived in this house for more than 25 years. We listed the house while my father was still alive and it was sold soon after he passed away in April. Matt personally came to meet my father at the home and shook his hand. He was professional, kind, and understanding of our situation. He got it right away. The process of selling a home seemed like a huge mountain to climb ...at first. Our situation was unique and there were a lot of "Stop / Go" moments due to hospital admissions and scares. However, never once did the process overwhelm us . We trusted Matt and his expertise. He was always willing to pick up the phone and have a chat about our many..many..many questions. He is 100% patient! (Thank You Matt!!) As a matter of fact we felt like Matt and his team made the sale of our home as seamless as possible. Somehow he managed to take all of the workload but make us feel like we were very much still in the driver's seat. Our home was accurately and attractively marketed and we were witnesses to the tremendous amount of showings booked. We had realtors and their clients coming out in the middle of a snow storm, trudging their way up our driveway ... yet we were the ones blown away by all of the buzz and interest generated. The home sold in the right amount of time we needed it to at 38% OVER ASKING. We as a family want Matt and Stephanie Brannigan (Client Care Manager) to know that no amount of words can describe how thankful we are for your patience and understanding. Thank you for dedicating your time to us, for picking up the phone and asking about our well-being, for giving us space when we needed it and for nudging us to persevere when we felt like it was too much. All the best to you both! You are the best of the BEST.
By: Galipo Family
When we met Daniel Philippe we had just sold our home privately to a friend and needed to find a new one for our family, Daniel went above and beyond with taking us all over the GTA to find the right home. He was absolutely amazing with being there for us and making us feel like we were his only client and jumping whenever we found a new house to view! I’m happy to say he has found us our forever home and we would most definitely recommend him to everyone looking for an agent!!