He always looks on the bright side and never takes his eyes off the prize.
Music, travelling, and finding the perfect pocket square to complete his outfit.
Walking the boardwalk or strolling Pickering Village (which is, in fact, in Ajax). He swears the people in Ajax are the nicest around.
Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”
Shopping in Vegas. Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked ice cream.
GETS HIM UP IN THE MORNING:
His alarm, which is set to the theme song from “Rocky,” followed by his dog’s wet nose.
The only way to do great work, is to love what you do. – Steve Jobs
THE BACK STORY:
Matt Lionetti has always marched to the beat of his own drum. Or—to be more exact—danced to the chord of his own guitar.
A well-travelled musician who’s played everything from rough-and-tumble bars in northern Ontario to Hollywood’s famous Viper Room, Matt admits (with a laugh) that his first introduction to real estate was through TV shows like Million Dollar Listing New York. The reality, he now knows, is much different. And he loves it.
Matt sees real estate, first and foremost, as a helping profession. In communities like Ajax, where Matt is a Trust Realty Group specialist, first-time buyers need help finding a home in their price range, which takes patience, persistence and an eye for the overlooked gem. Retirees looking to downsize need a savvy marketer who is sensitive to the emotional aspects of selling a family home. Regardless of their personal situation, Matt makes each of his clients feel like they’re his only one.
Ambitious, hard-working, enthusiastic and funny, Matt grew up in Ajax and knows the town, as he puts it, like the back of his hand. “We’re the nicest people. And for some reason we all have dogs.” (Matt’s is a West Highland white terrier named Chester, who proudly wears a Boston Bruins collar.)
He hasn’t written a song about real estate yet, but asked on the fly what it would be like and he guesses it would be a rap-inspired tune called “Wheels and Deals.” In the end, though, he’s happier living the life of a real estate professional than singing about it.