LaRae Matteo

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Specialties

Buyer's Agent, First Time Buyer/Starter Homes, Listing Agent, Luxury Homes, New Construction, Residential

Designations

GRI®, SRES®

Interests

Dog Lover, Family, Gardening, Music, Painting / Drawing, Performance Arts, Personal Wellness, Photography, Reading / Writing, Sports Enthusiast, Traveling, Visual Arts

Biography

Cutler Real Estate asked LaRae a few questions so you can get to know her better, and here are LaRae's replies.

1. What is your professional/educational background?

The Ohio State University -1992

2. Why did you choose a career in real estate?

I enjoy helping people achieve their goals. 

3. What area do you live in currently and what do you like about where you live?

I moved to Dublin, OH from Pennsylvania in 1986 and have lived in Powell, OH since 2003. It has been exciting to watch the growth in Dublin and Powell. 

4. How do you spend your free time?

Attending my Grandchildrens softball and basketball games.
Reading, writing, walking
Breaking bread with my family and friends.
At times doing "nothing" 

5. If you could only keep 5 possessions what would they be?

  1. Photographs of my children and grandchildren
  2. My Passport
  3. Art from my Grandchildren and Children
  4. Diamond Earrings my son's gifted me for my 60 birthday
  5. A bracelet my father made me when I was a child.


6. In one word, how do you think your friends/family would describe you?

Genuine

$474,900
Active
7193 Beachwood Way
Plain City, OH 43064

4 beds 4 bath 2,952 sqft

$189,900
Contingent
3425 Ridley Drive
Columbus, OH 43228

3 beds 2 bath 1,120 sqft

solds

Dublin, OH

Located just 17 miles from downtown Columbus, Dublin is a lively suburb of the city with lots of natural space, golf courses, business headquarters, and more. This popular city is continually developing and expanding, and is an increasingly popular place to call home. Real Estate Dublin is primarily an affluent city filled with a variety of estate properties, many of which are situated in a pristine country club setting. Homes in Dublin range from modest single-story homes to grandiose properties on expansive lots. Dublin homes...

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Powell, OH

Nestled between the Scioto and Olentangy Rivers in Central Ohio lies the affluent city of Powell. With luxurious estates, plenty of green space, and a historic downtown, Powell is a desirable community located just outside of Columbus. Real Estate Powell is mostly comprised of upscale luxury neighborhoods, including The Retreat, The Chase, Loch Lomand, Chambers Glen, Ashmoore, Canterbury Estates, Golf Village, The Lakes of Silverleaf, Woods on Seldom Seen, and Sherbourne Mews. Homes for sale in Powell include a mix of styles,...

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5/5 Based on 7 Ratings
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Jul 7, 2016

Both Evelyn and I want to thank Larae for a GREAT job in helping us sell our house. She immediately started working on getting our house ready in a few week. We were doubting a little in our heart to bring the house on the market in Feb, we wanted to wait a little longer in the spring. After her thorough research and advice, we decided to trust her experience. Well, we received 3 offers the very week we came on the market and the house got offered higher than what we listed! Larae was patient and professional throughout the process. We were informed every step of the way. She is very responsive to every way of communication we throw at her. We could not have done it without Larae's help Sincerely, Perry and Evelyn

— Perry and Evelyn
Apr 11, 2016

Thank you so much for all you have done on our behalf. We were truly blessed when the Lord answered our prayers for a hard working, trustworthy realtor to sell our home in Powell and then again in Dublin and standing with us in our home now in Blacklick. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! David and Patti C

— David and Patti Chapman
May 5, 2014

Fifteen years ago, I sought a realtor referral from my best friend. That was how I selected LaRae to help me find my first home. She knew my search parameters, and within a few months, we’d found the perfect starter home for me. LaRae kept in touch every year. When I knew I had outgrown my home, I selected her to sell it. She knew I was at least a year out, as I intended to modernize it. She invested her time outlining the improvements and updates that yielded the best return, and I got to work. She stuck with me as my projects crested two years, keeping me abreast of how the housing market and mortgage rates were trending. She never pressured me. Finally, when I was nearing completion, I mistakenly chose a different realtor for my new home hunt. That realtor specialized in the new area I wanted, the rural areas to the east. After two months, that realtor had shown me 0 homes. Her explanation was that I wasn’t “serious” about buying, although she knew I was OK to buy a new home, move in, and then sell the old home. She assured me she would ramp up the search when I was serious. I terminated the contract. I asked LaRae if she would be my buying realtor once more, and she signed up for the commitment of looking in these rural areas, knowing I was still a few months from listing. During that critical period, she helped me refine what my highest priorities were in the next home and property. She was fantastic about looking at MLS every day, and sending me ones that met the current criteria. She constantly refined her search as I refined my needs. When I’d be interested in a property, she’d put on her “when you want to sell this place” hat, outlining the features that would either help it sell, or hinder it. She takes seriously the job of finding a home that will meet your needs and be a sound investment. When we finally listed my old home, it sold in 2 hours—to the first couple. And, shortly thereafter, we found the most beautiful property and home for me, and I put in the offer 2 days after it listed, while another offer was in on it. If you need a realtor, whether to buy, sell, or both, look no farther than LaRae Matteo. She will coach you, she will motivate you, and she will take care of you. Sincerely, Shari H Buyer and Seller

— Shari
Aug 29, 2013

LaRae was an amazing to work with. We put our house on the market in April. With her suggestions in minor home improvements and staging advice, we were able to sell our home in only six days of being on the market. As fast as our home turned around, we needed to find a new home quickly. During our home search, LaRae was always available when we needed her and was even pickier than we were, which helped us to find the home of our dreams after only a few weeks of searching. We are so happy in our new home and with how smooth everything went in the buying and selling process. My family and I feel so lucky we were able to work with such a caring and knowledgeable realtor!

— Amanda and Joe
Aug 13, 2013

We (Sangeeta and Vikram) have had the pleasure of knowing and working with LaRae since 1998. LaRae helped us buy our first home in the U.S. in 1998 and since then have helped us through two more transactions, selling our first home in 2006 and buying our second home. Among many great qualities that LaRae brings to the home buying process is her extreme meticulous nature and a innate quality of continuous learning of client’s needs, likes and dislikes. Having worked with her in buying two homes we believe she knows our preferences better than ourselves at this point. Additionally being with LaRae in a buying process has been a great learning experience for us as the homebuyers. She skillfully takes us through the process and ensures that while meeting our preferences we also make a good choice of a home from a comfort, safety, aesthetics, enjoyment and resale perspective. In both our home buys she has ensured that we are happy with the final buy we have made, it has always felt good to come back to our new home with no second thoughts or doubts. Like everyone else we have also come across various salesmen and saleswomen in various situations. In LaRae’s case it’s been a unique satisfying experience as we have not felt pressured to jump into a buying decision when the process has reached critical points. At those critical junctures LaRae has been with us providing factual information (comps and other research), helping us look at the choices from various angles and cautioning us at various points in case we were rushing into sub-optimal decisions and encouraging us when necessary to take the required quick steps. So it’s always been like having a trusted friend/well-wisher guiding you then a sales/realtor relationship. Presented with a choice we would always choose and recommend LaRae for any home transactions. Thank you LaRae!

— Sangeeta and Vikram
Aug 12, 2013

We gave LaRae a very short timeframe to help us find our first home. Hunting for a first home is overwhelming at times. We needed guidance from someone with experience and perspective and LaRae was just the right realtor for that. She provided us with great personal advice as well as excellent professional advice. We were lucky to have someone who worked as hard for us and cared as much about us as LaRae did. Because of our wonderful experience with LaRae, we’ve recommended her to our friends and family. Erin & Peter

— Erin and Peter
Aug 7, 2013

“LaRae has been my agent of choice for several years now. We have closed on numerous deals and hope many more. I will often touch base with LaRae to get a feel on market trends so I have a pulse on the current market. One thing LaRae and I have realized is the importance of timely and accurate information. Once she was able to close on a deal that had to be done in 28 hours start to finish. We felt that if we had someone with less experience the deal would of fell thru. LaRae’s experience pulled all of us thru to that 28 hour deadline and we were able close on time. She used a lot of reliable people to make it happen. With LaRae you not only get a reliable honest agent you also get a whole bunch of strong relationships to carry you thru anything that may arise.” Chad and Cindy

— Chad and Cindy
Feb 13, 2012

LaRae sold my home in central Ohio for me after I had relocated to the Seattle area. She handled all aspects of the transaction perfectly, with me more than 2,000 miles away, and I was very pleased with the outcome. She is a competent, caring, experienced, and above all thoroughly HONEST professional. I would not hesitate to recommend LaRae for any real estate transaction, whether it be from the perspective of a buyer or a seller.

— PNWester