Meet Matt McGrath – Seaside CA Realtor

Independent Realtor specializing in affordable homes for sale on the Monterey Peninsula

Hi, I’m Matt McGrath, an independent realtor specializing in affordable houses for sale in Seaside, CA. My wife Kirsten and I live in a beautiful and affordable home in sunny Seaside, and I would love to help you find your dream home in Seaside or one of the unique cities on the Monterey Peninsula to enjoy all that the Monterey Bay lifestyle has to offer!

When it come time to put your house on the market, Kirsten and I often work together with her home staging business, Marina Paitina, to bring you the highest offer by preparing and staging your home to present to potential buyers.

Wether you are here looking to buy a house or sell your home, our job is listening to you, putting your goals first, and give you the best advice for your situation based our extensive knowledge of the Monterey Peninsula real estate market, its varied communities, activities, and events.

What Makes By the Sea Properties Unique?

Real estate in the Monterey Peninsula is highly valued for its coastal lifestyle, scenic beauty, employment opportunities, family friendliness and schools as well as for its active retirement community and senior services. It can be a challenge to find affordable housing in the area to take advantage of homeownership in Monterey Bay. That’s where our local real estate expertise and intimate knowledge of each neighborhood in the cluster of small coastal and inland cities on the Central Coast comes in to give you the best experience possible. We are here to give you expert advice on the local real estate market, neighborhoods, local attractions, community services and much more.

By the Sea Properties is a local independent real estate brokerage with 27 years of experience giving the best advice available and handling all the details for our clients of finding and buying. home as well as selling your house. With Matt and Kirsten helping you navigate the real estate process start to finish  to buy or sell a home in Monterey County, you are working with friends you can trust.

★★★★★ My wife and I used Matt as our agent to purchase a second home in Pacific Grove. I am familiar with the area but only enough to love it but not to understand the many separate and inter-related communities. On my numerous appointments with Matt he choose homes that fit what we were looking for. I had him cover a larger area than PG, he is always prepared for our day. The only reason it took me awhile to find the perfect home was the learning curve for me to understand what was really important to my wife and I. Once I defined that we made a wonderful purchase. Love the area and am thankful to Matt for his guidance.

Tom Jones

★★★★★ Thanks to Matt's expertise, I recently bought a house that was not yet officially on the market. It is my dream and my forever home. He assisted me every step of the process, showing me multiple houses until I could narrow down my priorities. Matt was amazing during the process. His real estate and local market knowledge was essential to finding the perfect home. He also had contacts for several additional inspections and other experts. He got the price lowered due to those extra inspections.

Matt is keenly aware of the local market and can help any buyer locate, negotiate and purchase the perfect home. His professionalism and genuine care for his seller or buyer is outstanding. If I have ny real estate needs in the future I will call Matt. I have already recommended him to a colleague at work.

Ginny - California

★★★★★ Matt recently sold an investment property for me; this is the second property he has sold for me and both times I have been extremely satisfied with the selling price and the experience of working with him. Matt is professional, highly knowledgeable, a skilled negotiator and easy to work with. He kept me informed all through the process and handled the details of the transaction in a timely and efficient manner. I couldn’t have asked for a better agent and would welcome the opportunity to use his services in the future.

Kathleen Lustig

★★★★★ Matt McGrath is the best, most conscientious, thorough and caring realtor I have ever worked with. He went above and beyond what was expected. Matt listened to our needs and wants, only showed homes that were in our price range and met our needs, reviewed and explained all documents and deadlines, brought in experts to assess potential problems with the home we finally bought, and was there for us every step of the way. Matt gets our highest recommendation.

Nancy

★★★★★ Matt showed me property in area I liked. I decided what I wanted and since nothing was currently available....he kept me up to date. He contacted me the minute the right property came on the market. I was first to see new listing and I had purchased it within 6 hours of seeing it. He walked me thru every step of escrow and in just over 3 weeks I was owner of my perfect home. I would highly recommend Matt....., he was terrific!!!!!!!

Shirley McGrath