I’m always excited to help play a vital role in finding my clients exactly what they’re looking for, and to become their go-to resource for anything and everything real estate. I bring many years of sales and leadership experience to my role and am driven by building relationships with my clients and helping them achieve their goals. I have found the key to my success has come from bringing together my three core value pillars of Honesty, Reliability, and Perseverance to every interaction and/or transaction.
I moved here from Brooklyn and originally had plans to move out West, but Chicago has it figured out. You can get lost in any of Chicago’s incredible neighborhoods, and there is always something for everyone in each of them. In the 12 years that I have been here I have lived everywhere from Wicker Park to Lincoln Square, and I can truly say that Chicago has become more than just a place to live for my family and I, it’s our home. When I’m not working you can find me playing guitar, hanging out with my family, or out discovering something new about the city that I haven’t experienced or tried yet.
Easily the best cold brew Chicago has to offer! And now you can visit a DMC location in almost every neighborhood in the city! My go-to location is the Osmium Coffee Bar on Belmont Ave in Lakeview. Everything is fresh and made to order.
Looking for a cozy dining spot a little more up North? This is a favorite ‘date-night’ location for my wife and I, and I can recommend essentially everything on their menu. My go-to is the Bad Burger with a side of Elotes. The service, location, and quality food served are enough to make a trip here, even if you live downtown!
Chicago is beautiful year-round, and I love coming here with my family! There’s a small nature preserve that my stepdaughter always bolts to when we’re here so she can pretend to be in a deep, dark forest. Playgrounds, in-door swimming, and enough space to enjoy yourself without ever feeling like you’re on-top of anyone’s party.
Let’s be honest, you are either a foodie when you move here, or you BECOME a foodie when you arrive! Fulton Market has anything you could ask for when it comes to food and restaurants. Grab the freshest Sushi in the Midwest at Momotaro. Maybe you’ve got Breakfast on the brain? Hit up Little Goat Diner for their hearty Shrimp and Cheesy Grits, or their Bull’s Eye French Toast! Another amazing restaurant is La Josie - they have a Taco Tuesday that features a new taco every week! And if you’re watching carbs, they can even substitute a lettuce wrap as the taco shell - I highly recommend the pork belly and chorizo fillings.
Working with Matt
Matt Ayo was my agent and did an outstanding job of helping me find the right place. What stood out was how well he listened and picked up quickly on what I was/was not looking for. No pressure, ever, and his guidance with the terms of the lease was outstanding. Highly recommended. -WC Seibert
This review is for our agent, Matt Ayo. He was essential to helping us transition as cleanly as possible into our new apartment. He was responsive at all times of the day, empathetic to our concerns, accommodating during the pandemic, and cheerful and funny to boot. Thank you, Matt! - KLL
Excellent service by Matt Ayo during the apartment hunt. Responsive service by maintenance and the rest of the management company. - Deb D.
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