Why Essex? Matt Lumsden Real Estate

Interview with Matt Lumsden, Realtor & Owner and Erica Sherrod, Client Care Manager

Matt Lumsden Real Estate is the newest real estate office in town, and I had the honor of being the first guest to come through the doors of the newly renovated office last week!  While the office is new, Matt has been in the real estate industry for 14 years and is proud to open his own brokerage in the community that he calls home. 

Throughout our interview, Matt’s commitment to his customers was evident.  Matt and Erica spoke about past clients who have become friends.  They have attended weddings, Christmas parties, and other events for clients who they’ve gotten to know over the years.  Their passion is evident to others.  A recent review on their Facebook page says, “What can I say about Matt! He sold 2 houses for us and helped us buy 2 houses! He really knows his stuff! He is polite, honest and direct! He is a normal guy who LOVES chocolate chip cookies. His partner (aka) Erica is so sweet and genuine, they just make you feel like family! Thank you for everything, we will be calling on you guys again! Congratulations on starting your own business!” 

Matt also has the distinction of being one of the few real estate firms in the area to loan clients a moving van for free!  As it says on the side of the truck, “Buy or Sell a Home with me, Use this Truck for Free!”  Matt lets his clients know that the moving van is not only available for their move, but can be used anytime that they need it, whether picking up a new appliance, furniture, or even to use for a bottle drive.  It’s also available to non-profit and community organizations.

Matt Lumsden Real Estate is located at 46 Pearl Street.  Check out the business’s Facebook page for more information (and pictures of the newly renovated office) https://www.facebook.com/mlrevt/.  If you plan on attending the Memorial Day Parade, please bring non-perishable food items and keep an eye out for the Matt Lumsden Real Estate truck.  Matt, Erica, and volunteers will be walking along the route behind the truck, collecting food for Aunt Dot’s Place in Essex and all donors will receive a coupon for a free creemee at Rocky’s.      

Why Essex? “We wanted to open our business in the community that we live in and are familiar with, and we saw a community need for a local real estate office.” –Matt Lumsden

Why Essex? is a weekly(ish) column highlighting the people and places that make Essex an interesting and special place. Have an idea for the column? E-mail Darby Mayville at darby@ essexjunction.org.

Photo Credits: Matt Lumsden