Matthew Chapman Real Estate Agent

Windermere Real Estate

What was your most interesting job before going into real estate?

I worked as a life coach helping people discover their passion and calling in life.

Where did you grow up?

Kirkland, Washington.

Growing up, what did you want to be?

I wanted to be in the NBA. I had dreams of being a professional basketball player.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?

When I’m feeling stressed I go back to the basics, and that involves exercise, eating right and meditation/prayer.

If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?

I’ve always had a dream to meet Michael Jordan because I admire his passion for the game and his competitive spirit.

What is Seattle’s best-kept secret?

Most people don’t realize that one of the most beautiful hikes on the planet is just 30-45 minutes away from the city. It’s called Twin Falls. Check it out.

What do you love most about the industry?

I love how real estate helps people live into their values and life goals. I get to be a part of that! It’s an honor.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents?

I am Seattle’s first Social Realtor. Every home sale helps a person in need at no additional cost to my clients. Check out my website for more info.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?

The most difficult aspect of my job is taking time away. That being said, I am learning to set healthy boundaries, and I’m learning that my clients respect me even more for it.

What’s your best advice for generating new leads?

Real estate is a contact sport. When you take the time to be with people, good things happen.

What has been your greatest accomplishment?

My greatest accomplishment is being a father to my two boys. They are my pride and joy.

What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately?

I’m always watching Seinfield and reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I also am a big fan of the television show called The Good Place.

What’s your favorite meal in Seattle?

Daniels Broiler’s Steak is still my favorite.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Seattle?

I’m a big fan of old buildings in Seattle. UW and Pioneer Square have some of my favorites.

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job?

Being greeted by two German Shepherds as I was previewing a home and then noticing they had defecated in the home. That was strange! I felt bad for the dogs, but at the same time I was beginning to understand why this home had been on the market for soooo long!

What’s one thing people are surprised to learn about you?

I am a coffee nerd! I can help educate you on all the good coffee shops in the city!

What is your favorite vacation spot and why?

Phi Phi Island in Thailand. They have the best beaches in the world.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?

My advice is to find a mentor who will encourage you to build your business by referral.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app?


Who are your favorite people to follow on social media?

Ryan Surhan, the.office.alliance, and my wife.

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