Complaint / review text:
I'm writing this report in hopes that it will save people from making a huge mistake in hiring Matthew Battiata. I have been in the industry for almost 16 years, and I have had to do business with some people that I wish I didn't have to, but Matthew is known by his peers as the worst of the worst.
It is not my intention to get clients from posting this report. Just to help people!
What Matthew does with his business is considered to be a major violation of our National Association of Realtors' Code of Ethics. He has created a structure with his business to where he lists a property, and only reviews and accepts offers that come from his Buyers. He never has anyone answer calls coming in from outside Agents, or replies to our e-mails when we submit offers on behalf of our Buyers. It has come to the point where none of us will even show his listings!
Below is from a Facebook conversation of many of us (Realtors/Brokers) here in the San Diego area today:
Tim: does anyone know the secret to getting an offer accepted by battiata?
Tori: Yeah don't show the listing.