Matthew Runko was born and raised in Canberra and completed his schooling at Marist College. In his teenage years, Matt had his sights set on a career as an architect with a view to eventually starting his own development company, so upon completing school he went on to study at the University of Canberra whilst managing a nightclub in the City.
After successfully completing his first year at UC, Matthew decided to fast track his career goals and, after a brief time travelling around Australia, joined Independent in 2003. Employed initially as a Leasing Agent, Matthew gained an intimate knowledge of how investment properties work. Shortly after starting in this position, he joined the ranks of the sales force, moving into Independents Dickson office.
Having lived in more than 10 homes throughout Canberra, Matthew fully understands the strain and stress that often accompany moving house. This experience, along with thorough ongoing training in the real estate industry, has provided Matt with the opportunity to totally focus on ways to make real estate transactions - both buying and selling - as smooth and stress free as possible.
Matt's main focus lies with established homes and investment properties, and he is acutely aware that this may be one of the biggest financial and emotional decisions his clients will make. It is not something that he takes lightly. New developments are another passion of Matt's, and he has a keen interest in the process undertaken to build new homes in established areas. Although serious about real estate, Matt enjoys nothing more than enjoying the company of family and friends, and when he's not working, a sunny day will see him at the beach for a wave or two with his partner Jess.
Matt's professional and honest approach to his career and a firm commitment to do the best possible job for his clients has seen him obtain early success within Independent, often receiving recognition for his results. For the best personal advice backed up with excellent service and the support of Canberra's best real estate agency, talk to Matt about how he can help you with your real estate needs.