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Matthew Branson

Professional Real Estate Services

Summary

Throughout all of my previous jobs, my main driving goal has always been to provide exceptional customer service and an excellent experience for those I have served. Through the years I have developed several defining skills which set me apart. Here is a short list of those skills:

  • I am a highly effective communicator. I am comfortable presenting a topic in front of large groups, or in counseling clients one-on-one during a Seller or Buyer Presentation. I am also highly effective in converting prospective clients to closed deals, either from internet leads, cold calling, or database referencing
  • I am able to earn the trust of clients to assist them with their needs. I ask questions to help me determine exactly what a client needs, and how best to service them. I am always prompt in my responses to inquires, as well as on time to appointments. I always fulfill my promises to clients. I maintain professionalism and confidentiality with the personal information given to me by each and every client to maintain their security and my integrity.
  • I am successful in completing tasks and accomplishing goals.  In each of my professions I have exceeded goals either placed on me and my team, or set by myself to track my progress.  

Work experience

Aug 2012Present

Realtor

Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield March 2017 - Present

          Berkshire Hathaway     August 2015- March 2017

                    CENTURY 21 Fortune Realty     August 2012 - August 2015

Responsible for assisting clients through all aspects of a Real Estate transaction, including but not limited to:

  • Marketing homes for sale for seller (internet presence, video profiles of home, open houses, direct marketing to agents active in the area)
  • Assisting Seller in getting home in best possible sellable condition
  • Assisting Buyer in locating a lender if needed, and not already accomplished
  • Searching for and scheduling showings for Buyers
  • Researching past real estate transactions to properly price homes for the benefit of client
  • Writing, submitting, and following up with any and all contract offers and counter offers
  • Scheduling inspections and following up with inspection reports for repairs in the time allotted by contract
  • Working directly with title company and lender (if necessary) on behalf of clients to ensure speedy and easy transaction

Actively Market and promote myself and my business to increase exposure and market presence by methods including, but not limited to:

  • Consistently and Routinely make contact with my past clients and sphere of influence (SOI) to maintain front of mind presence as go to for Real Estate
  • Regularly contact and develop relationships with companies and individuals in and around the Real Estate industry to promote referral business, as well as to aid my clients and SOI with potential needs as they arise.
  • Market my services directly to owners attempting to sell their home on their own, without the assistance of a Realtor to gain their business in selling their home and purchasing their next.
  • Hosting Open Houses for my listings, or the listings of co-workers, to meet potential buyers, and going door to door of neighbors of the Open House inviting them to the open house to meet potential sellers
  • Going door to door of a specific geographic region and introducing myself to home-owners and presenting them with useful information, such as current market analysis of home or subdivision, in order to be front of mind when home-owner is ready to move
  • Hosting First Time Home Buyer seminars
  • Volunteering to host VA Loan seminars at local VFW, American Legion, Reserve Units, and National Guard units for veterans and active reservists

Accomplishments:

  • 106 (and counting) successfully closed Real Estate transactions
  • Over 17 Million dollars worth of Real Estate sold
  • Assisted over 110 families in finding their new home
May 2009Aug 2012

Store Manager

GameStop - St. Louis, MO

Assisting Customers in all aspects of a Retail transaction including but not limited to:

  • Greeting each customer and assisting them with product knowledge to aid in their purchase
  • Assisting each customer at the Point of Sale (POS) to tender and finalize each transaction
  • Inform each customer at the POS of current and upcoming Sales & Trade in Promitions
  • Upselling each customer at the POS to a purchase of the company's discount/loyalty card and Magazine Subscription
  • Assisting customers with Trade-Ins and testing each device for proper use.


Performing a variety of tasks related to the proper running of a Retail Store including but not limited to:

  • Shipping out and receiving all inventory, and ensuring proper inventory control to limit loss of company stock and profits
  • Scheduling all shifts and ensuring all shifts are worked correctly to ensure payroll is not exceeded to maintain store and company profits
  • Interviewing, Hiring, and Training each employee to provide the best customer service experience possible
  • Ensuring each employee is up to date on all current promotions and sales, as well as product knowledge
  • Performing weekly checks of inventory to ensure proper inventory control to limit loss of company stock and profits


Accomplishments:

  • Numerous MVP rewards for Customer Service Excellence and Exceeding Sales Goals
  • Led my store to a Number 1 District level ranking for Holiday, and 4th quarter 2012
  • Successfully trained and saw promoted 4 employees to level of Assistant Store Manager in neighboring stores within the district, and 1 Assistant Manager to level of Store Manager at another district store
May 2005May 2009

Combat Network Specialist

United States Marine Corps
  • Setup company-wide computer networks and maintain battalion-wide network systems.
  • Established and maintained computer networks in field training and battle ready scenarios.
  • Worked with Confidential Level security information and maintained Secret Level Security Clearance.
  • Maintain Combat Readiness of essential gear and materials.

Education

August 2001May 2005

BACHELORS DEGREE

The Ohio State University

Dual Degree Major in English Literature and Classical Literature

Professional References

Robin Haynes - Head of Productivity Coaching Team - Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - 314.484.5453

Kristen King - Head of Talent Acquisition - Visionaries of Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield 636.284.8483