Matt Ford- Skogman Realty

Matt Ford

Realtor®, SFR®

About Me

Designations

  • SFR

 I come from a long line of sales people.  My grandfather & my dad were both salesmen.  I grew up in Newton, IA & moved to the Cedar Rapids area in 1999.  I started working in sales for Von Maur-Lindale in the shoe department.  After 4 years there, I took my customer service & sales experience to Ginsberg Jewelers where I spent 6 years.  Kyle Skogman approached me about 3 years ago to come sell real estate for his company & in September 2010...I FINALLY took him up on his offer!

I have found that my strengths rely in product knowledge and providing excellent customer service.  I have found large success by putting my customers needs first and striving to fulfill their every need.  I have developed this motto to encompass the services I provide:

"I pledge to provide individualized customer care, premier service from beginning to end and to make each real estate transaction a positive experience for all those involved!"

Matt Ford is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Iowa.

Contact Me

208 Willowood Drive Hiawatha, IA 52233
$470,000 Active

208 Willowood DriveHiawatha, IA 52233

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths / 1 Half Bath
  • 4,089 SqFt
  • 0.27 Acre
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty
  • Data courtesy of Cedar Rapids Association of Realtors MLS
3005 Newcastle Road Marion, IA 52302
$330,000 Active

3005 Newcastle RoadMarion, IA 52302

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 3,334 SqFt
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty
  • Data courtesy of Cedar Rapids Association of Realtors MLS
164 Free Bird Court Palo, IA 52324
$214,000 Active

164 Free Bird CourtPalo, IA 52324

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 2,480 SqFt
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty
  • Data courtesy of Cedar Rapids Association of Realtors MLS
3241 Iowa Avenue Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
$60,000 Pending

3241 Iowa AvenueCedar Rapids, IA 52403

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 624 SqFt
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty
  • Data courtesy of Cedar Rapids Association of Realtors MLS

Matt was very easy to work with. The entire buying process was seamless and felt like it was not work at all. He was easy to reach and get answers from. He always made sure to look around and point out things that we had easily missed. Definitely would recommend and work with Matt again.

– Martin Gallardo, June 2016

Matt was able to show us the property we were interested in quickly and made time for us even in the evening hours and weekends. He has wonderful knowledge of area home prices and helped us get our new property at a fair price.

– Ashley & Nate Mealhow, August 2015

The world's best agent.

– Dave Albery, August 2015

Matt Ford was very personable, helpful, and competent! Our selling experience with him was excellent, as we sold our property quickly, and Matt helped us do just that!

– Steve & Kristi Fink, August 2015

I love the website Matt set up for us it was very helpful in narrowing down the house search criteria. He was very accommodating and accessible when we needed to see the house a couple times before we made the offer, for inspections and when work needed to be done prior to closing day. This was my first house buying experience and it was way less hassle than I expected.

– Amanda & Jeff Kistner, September 2015

Matt Ford was willing to go the extra mile to get our questions answered when buying our home. He was easy to reach which is incredibly helpful considering our nervousness with buying a new home.

– Sarah & Ben Davis, September 2015

We really appreciate all that Matt did to facilitate the purchase of our rental property. We live out of state and Matt made everything so easy and hassle free for us. He was always easy to contact and attentive to our concerns. We would definitely use him in the future.

– Margaret Obagi, November 2015

Matt was awesome! So helpful and patient. We really felt like he wanted to help us find our home, not just sell us a house. I'd recommend him to anyone!

– Kerry & Chad Covington, November 2015

Matt you are so easy to get along with and easy to get a hold of, I love how you responded in a timely manner. I am so happy with your professional manner and caring personality.

– Mandi & Jason Martin, November 2015

Matt was awesome, he has a great personality and made the process fun. When we found houses we wanted to look at it he would make arrangements immediately and would meet us at nights and weekends to accommodate our schedules. We are happy with the house we purchased and appreciate Matt's professional knowledge.

– Brandon Anderman, July 2015

Matt kept us informed, he checked our empty home, he suggested ways to make the home more sale able, he did paperwork efficiently and answered all questions we had.

– Ruthie Pearson, June 2015

Great agent to work with. He helped my wife and I purchase our first home and the entire process was made much easier with his help. He set up several showings for us once he knew what we were looking at and gave us tips along the way that we would have not known about otherwise. Matt is easy to get ahold of and returns messages quickly and is knowledgable about the entire home buying process. Definitely would recommend him to anyone and we will be going with him in the future if we end up moving.

– Pat Lussenhop, October 2014

Matt was great in setting up a site around our specific needs to pinpoint houses that we truly wanted to see. He was very responsive and knowledgeable about any issues that may have come throughout the process. We were first-time home buyers and Matt was there to guide us in every step to guarantee we truly got the house we were looking for, for the right price.

– Saxon Van Buren, September 2014

Very quick to respond to any and all questions we had!!

– K O'Brien, December 2013

This realtor went ABOVE AND BEYOND what a realtor normally does, and for this I bless him ALWAYS!

– Lisa Garlich, July 2013

Matt is the best realtor ever! He goes above and beyond what would be expected of him and was wonderful to work with. Everything was done in a professional manner and we could not have asked for a nicer person to work with. I highly recommend Matt and would never want to work with anyone else.

– Janie Manley, November 2013

Matt was my mom's real estate agent. My mom's home had been in the 2008 flood in Cedar Rapids and he helped us prepare the home to look its best. He arranged furniture, set the dining room table, and had the home looking very inviting. He was patient, a good listener and really seemed to care about getting mom's house sold. When we got the home sold and we had to get everything out by a certain date and complications came up, he actually pitched in and helped load things on our pickup and unload them at the dump!!! I was very impressed with how involved Matt was from beginning to end and would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a dedicated, hard-working realtor.

– Sandy Schieffer, May 2013

I would personally recommend Matt Ford to anyone that is considering selling or purchasing a home. Matt was always on time for any scheduled meetings with us. Matt worked hard to research home sales in our neighborhood and reach an equitable selling price for our home. We followed his advice and our home sold in ten days of being placed on the market to the 3rd person that looked at it. I will continue to recommend Matt Ford to anyone that I know of that is selling or purchasing a home.

– Dan Paukert, May 2013

Matt helped my husband and I both sell our current home as well as buy a new one. The first time we purchased a home it was "For Sale by Owner" which turned out to be very stressful. Always wondering if you were filling out the right paperwork, was it in on time, & was it going to the right people. With Matt selling and buying was so much less stressful! All I had to do was show up when and where he said and he took take of the rest! He was great to work with, fun to be around, and I would highly recommend him to anyone!

– Liz Gilliland, April 2012

Hands down, if anyone we know is to mention they are in the market to sell, buy, or even build a home, Matt Ford is your man. We have worked with four realtors over the years amongst our various moves and Matt has provided us with outstanding service. We met Matt at an open house and were impressed right away with his congenial personality and eagerness to help in our search that same day! We learned very quickly that Matt was an excellent listener, diligent researcher, and strong advocate of our best interests. He presents himself in a down-to-earth, honest and professional way, which all too often is becoming hard to find in people in sales positions. Those attributes are essential in developing customer relationships and in finding the right match of home to home owner. After looking at a variety of homes, we decided to build instead of buy a preexisting home. Matt got the ball rolling quickly, was always available for questions, and provided prompt answers and updates. Matt's levels of dedication and customer service are top notch, and we are proud to recommend him to anyone needing realtor services. We are very happy in our new home! Skogman is lucky to have him! Sincerest regards, Angie & Mark Heinrich

– Angie Heinrich, December 2011

Wow! Is really all I can say - after a not so pleasant first try at selling our home, we lucked out with getting a dream realtor in Matt. He came to our first meeting well prepared, energetic and eager to get our house sold. Personalized advertisements, a comparative market analysis and a sales strategy were all presented to us in less than 48 hours after our first meeting. He showed me how he makes the best use of current technology - websites, QR codes to help advertise the house and use of programs to design flyers. Although the above-listed items made Matt an outstanding realtor, his personalized attention to our family made working with him priceless. Working full time and being the mom to 3 children - two of which are twin infants, left little time to do much more than keep the house organized for open houses and showings. The first night I met Matt, he spoke of how he went above and beyond to help his clients. True to his word, he showed up the next night with flowers, potting soil and gardening tools to add some curb appeal. He pulled in the drive way right as I was opening the front door with my 5 year old son and a baby in each arm. While I got the babies ready for bed, Matt rolled up his sleeves and got to work planting flowers - even taking my son outside with him to entertain and help! Communication with Matt was a breeze - phone calls, emails, or texts - whatever was needed. This was especially nice as an offer was made on the house. That offer I should mention, came within a week of working with Matt! Matt went out of his way to keep me in the loop on any developments. He also went above and beyond in agreeing to meet me around the city as I prepared for a big move out of state. Matt handled all the details and negotiations with poise and directness. Even after I moved out of state, Matt continued to keep in touch through the closing on the house and immediately mailed post-closing materials to my new home. My only disappointment in working with Matt is that he is not a liscensed real eastate agent in my new home state! Matt truly was a lifesaver during this real estate transaction and I can't say enough about working with him. If you are are on the fence or just don't know, you are definitely in good hands working with Matt Ford. Thanks again Matt!!

– Stephanie Mara, June 2011