Meet Matthew Shapiro, Broker

Year Licensed: 2010
Joined The BREL Team: 2015

Designations: Certified Negotiation Expert
Languages: English & French

Lives: Yonge-St. Clair (Formerly: I have lived all across the city of Toronto, from the east side (Queen and Broadview) to the west side (College and Clinton) and even up north (Bayview and Highway 7) when my wife and I started our life together)

Fun Fact: I restored a 1973 Corvette convertible from the frame up over the last 5 months. A bucket list project checked off for my 50th birthday!

My Life Before Real Estate

I grew up in the Family Bakery business In Montreal. Moved to Toronto 17 and went to George Brown to study prosthetics/orthotics fabrication. After working in the field for 6 years. I somehow fell into the world of Telecom for a decade. I met my wife started a family while working in Telecom, but after purchasing my first property, I realized my true passion was to help others purchase property–the same way my REALTOR helped me.

What I Love About Being a REALTOR

I love working with clients looking to invest: especially commercial storefronts with apartments above, residential duplexes, triplexes, and multi-unit properties. I am a big advocate of income properties–I love to see clients earn off their investment in real estate…or live mortgage free as landlords!

Why I Love Helping Buyers

I love helping buyers who are breaking into the market for the first time, as well as seasoned buyers who are adding income properties to their portfolio and investing for the future. I help every client as if I am purchasing for myself or my family. I love chasing a new deal and helping clients to find what they’re looking for.

Favourite Buyer Story

This year I helped a buyer purchase a property for less than what the original seller purchased the house for in 2017. Sometimes it just pays to put something in writing on an offer night when no others are at the table.

Why I Love Helping Sellers

It’s never easy to sell a property when you’re the seller yourself. I love helping sellers through the the entire process: figuring out market value, getting the property ready for market, right up to negotiation…so they can smile at the end and tell their friends about the experience they had with my help.

Favourite Seller Story

This year I helped 3 siblings sell their family home their parents left to them. I managed a clean up and renovation that left them in tears when it was done, thinking how much their mom would have loved to see the house before it hit the market. Despite going to market at a very difficult time, we still managed to get multiple offers and sell for a fantastic price–one that helped the siblings move on with their lives.

My Life Outside of Real Estate

When i’m not working, I’m spending time with my wife and kids! You will find me on the sidelines or in the stands at one of my son’s football practices or games. It’s a family affair, with his sister, mom, and I always cheering him on …it’s one of my favourite things to do.

You’ll Enjoy Working with Me If…

Well, that’s the million-dollar question. I could tell you about how I’m the best broker in Toronto, or how many properties I have bought and sold this year. I could go on… and on… about what makes me stand out amongst the other thousands of realtors in the city. But the real answer is more about where I have chosen to work as a full-time broker, and what you’re getting when you hire me to help you buy or sell, your property: the BREL team. This is what makes me a successful agent. Gone are the days of the one-person show. This is why you should have me sell your property…you get me AND you get my team.

Related: Read Matt’s Agent Spotlight

Favourite Neighbourhoods

My family calls St. Clair West home, and we can’t see ourselves living anywhere else. But If I had to move, I LOVE Port Credit. I love seeing the water!

What I'm Really Like

Sales Stats

* Total transactions since becoming a licensed real estate professional
** Based on sales where I represented the Seller in 2021

# of Transactions *

247

Average Days on Market **

21

% Asking Price **

108.7%

Houses

35%

Lofts

1%

Condos

45%

Represented The Buyer

48%

Represented The Seller

52%

Client Reviews

Read My Reviews
Matt Shapiro is the best. He went above and beyond to find and secure the condo that met all our criteria. He navigates all the hoops and loops of a crazy Toronto market with ease and experience, and deeply cares about every little detail, including post-purchase renovations, styling and move-in arrangements. As newcomers from Vancouver, we believe that Matt is the only person you need to know in entire Toronto, he’ll connect you to the rest. Can’t recommend him more.

- Sasha R.

Matt is an excellent agent, he went way out of his way several times to do certain things for me that other agents would never do. He is extremely patient (don't think you will ever find a more patient agent). He is also extremely helpful, friendly, warm, trustworthy, honest...he once said to me that the advice he is giving me is the same he would give his sister. He truly has become a great friend, not only to me but my family.

- Julie W.

From our initial call with Matt Shapiro in November, to the moment he FaceTimed to let us know we had gotten our home in January, and beyond, these two first-time homebuyers felt completely heard and taken care of. Matt was beyond patient with us, answering all of our questions with honesty and kindness throughout the process, while ensuring we made the most of our time at showings, and always having documents at the ready in case of same-day offers. He was always on the ball and available to us when we needed him, and amid a disheartening market, made us feel at ease and encouraged us when we thought we’d never find a home we liked. “There’s something better out there,” he’d tell us, and he was right — we landed a wonderful house in Etobicoke. Though our time with Matt was short, we are forever grateful to have gone through our first home-buying experience with such a seasoned pro. Always early, always proactive, always in good spirits. We appreciate you!"

- Ioana And Colin