Matt Freeman


Matt Freeman

Partner | DRE #01330292

Matt is a fourth-generation Angeleno who has lived and sold real estate in Venice since 2002. Matt has experience renovating numerous homes throughout Los Angeles and brings an expertise in value-add properties to many of his clients – investors, developers, and homeowners, alike. Prior to joining Pardee Properties, Matt worked with DBL Sunset and his own company as broker/owner. His breadth of experience selling homes and understanding the markets across the Los Angeles Area – from Mt. Washington to the beach – makes him uniquely valuable to his clients.

Matt began his professional career in the film industry as an assistant to film producer, Scott Rudin. He went on to work as a film and television producer and executive producing films such as “Go”, “Shelter”, and “The Awakening of Spring”. Matt lives with his daughter Mazzy – and is proud to call Venice home.


Matt Freeman

Partner | DRE #01330292

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happy client reviews
Jeffrey on Zillow, July 7, 2022

It was really terrific to work with Matt. The thing that stood out is that he generously shares his abundant knowledge and informed opinion, then he steps back to allow the buyer to make a decision about a given property and offer price. He very consciously avoids pressuring buyers.

For me, that created a high level of trust and set the foundation to have in depth conversations about the pros and cons of each property (it's current condition beyond the fresh coat of paint, the neighborhood, resale potential). Those conversations allowed me to make thoroughly considered decisions about the offering price for both the initial and Best & Final. I never felt anxious or worried I was offering too much or too little compared with other buyers. Instead, working with Matt, I felt confident that the offers I made were strategically well positioned and commensurate with the physical conditions of the prospective properties.

I also really enjoyed Matt's passion for good design. It was so great to see him get excited about a particular house, a detail, landscape, finish, or a beautifully planned area off the beaten track. As someone in the field of architecture, it was a pleasure to talk with him about the renovation potential of various houses because it was palpable how much he loves the unique distinctive qualities of places.

Not only did he help set up the buyer's inspections, he went above and beyond by getting detailed quotes for work I'm considering post-purchase.

He helped shepard the closing as well as explain the process overall and the specific steps and inevitable side-steps along the way, while communicating our progress to the seller's side at regular intervals.

Of course, he was always very responsive, well prepared, and up for touring a bunch of homes with great energy and gusto!

I highly recommend him and glad to know that buyers will benefit from his hard work, diligence, and most importantly, his warm genuine care for people!!!


Wish: I realize it's hard and often times not even technically possible to, but as a past and future buyer, I appreciate it when one's agent can get a bounty of intel from the seller's agent: the price range of offers, where we'll likely land in the B & Fs, the seller's disposition (eager to sell, waiting for an irrationally high offer, highly prefers cash, etc), and that one's agent has the resourcefulness to get that info when needed.

Matt definitely did helped gather info. I'm just saying that as a buyer / client, it's a desire that can't be overemphasized.

Matt made this entire process such a wonderful experience. Everyone told us that buying a house was stressful but that was absolutely not the case here. In fact it was opposite. I cannot stress how important it is to work with someone like Matt.

He is so knowledgeable and made everything so easy to understand. Matt made moments that could’ve otherwise been low, funny and a good time. We had a lot of laughs and made some great memories. I would highly recommend working with him.

Thank you Matt!!

I cannot say enough positive things about Matt Freeman. He is knowledgeable, detail-oriented, thoughtful, responsive, and goes above and beyond expectations to make the home buying process a good experience. I am grateful for his guidance and expertise in my recent purchase and recommend him to anyone looking for a new home or to sell one. Matt is absolutely a pleasure to work with and made it a 5-star experience all the way around.

My experience with Matt was fantastic! I currently live in Florida.
I was visiting my children, abruptly decided to move to LA, and immediately my daughter called Matt. Note: Matt successfully assisted my daughter and son-in-law in the purchase of their LA home. The entire process from beginning to end went smoothly and glitch-free. Though in Florida, I felt completely at ease with Matt taking care of everything while I was many miles away. His personal interest and continuous communication made me feel confident and informed. For me, it was a positive and successful outcome, Matt, is the best!

I was indifferent about a real estate agent before beginning the process. I thought they all do the same thing so what’s the difference? Boy was I wrong. I quickly realized how important a great agent is to finding the right house. From having the inside scoop on new listings coming up before the rest of the market pounces to managing all the details and personalities involved, if you don’t have a good agent you’re simply not seeing everything that’s available and, frankly, you’re probably going to be stressed out and/or stuck in the process due longer than you need to be. Matt is as dialed in as you can get, respected in the industry, responsive and responsible and, most importantly, he’s a good person. He made this crazy process a pleasure and never once did I fear a ball was being dropped or a stone was left unturned. I can’t recommend Matt enough and will ?? work with him on my next property.

Professional, friendly and quick! Set up meetings promptly and helped us through the process. Knew the areas well, and helped us negotiate. Very helpful with the inspection process and we found a great house!

I can't say enough about how wonderful our experience has been with Matt and Halton Pardee. From beginning to end we were in good hands and are so happy in our new home. I'll always recommend Halton Pardee and Matt. Every question we had was answered and Matt made himself available to us at all hours. 5 stars all around!

We just closed our 3rd home purchase with Matt spearheading the process. I can’t imagine any of the times working with him going smoother. I’m proud to consider him a friend and cannot imagine this process with anyone else!!

We were very fortunate to have serendipitously met Matt during a chance encounter for a home tour. At the time, we had celebrated our nuptials two weeks prior had recently learned our landlords were putting our rental on the market - so in addition to navigating big life moments, we were on the hunt for a new home for this next chapter (no baby steps here). While we were fairly set on the neighborhoods we wanted to look in, Matt was swift to respond and shared honest feedback to any inquiries we had while also keeping our best interests in mind when exploring homes we sent his direction.

Matt was prompt for meetings, always had a positive and friendly demeanor. He was by our side throughout the process and we sing high praises for his hard work and also give him major kudos for helping us navigate our way through inspections, negotiations and even design-inspiration for when we finally make it to renovation time. We'd recommend him to any of our friends and or family who are looking for their new home. Thank you, Matt (and Jay) for making our very first home buying experience such an easy experience in what can seem like a daunting process.

My husband, baby and I relocated from Chicago and through sheer luck found Matt as an agent. Being out of state for the whole process and having used an agent in Chicago for our previous home who is a dear friend and who we absolutely love, our expectations were very high and Matt exceeded them. By virtue of the fact that we weren't that familiar with LA, were looking from afar with a new-ish baby, and the process being so different in LA than in Chicago, our search wasn't easy. Matt is extremely knowledgeable about all areas in LA and provides honest and candid feedback and insight into the market, the buying process, and the houses he shows you or you send him. Not only is he a fantastic agent however he goes so far above and beyond what anyone could expect from their agent. Matt pretty much supervised and managed numerous projects that were needed for our home to be complete, he was on site very frequently when we couldn't be there, and had amazing recommendations or connections for everything we needed. He made an extremely stressful process go far more smoothly than I could have imagined. I'm pretty sure without him we'd be in a rental for some time (which we did not want!). We couldn't recommend Matt more strongly.

Matt Freeman helped us to buy a home and then to sell a home. I give him the highest recommendation one can give, no question. Not only is he very professional, thorough, knowledgable, reliable and honest but he is also kind, patient and understanding of process. When buying our home in Venice, he made sure that our first bid was accepted and the process seamless, when selling we got more than expected and did so little of the work. Matt goes above and beyond and in the end has become a trusted friend. I can not say enough good things about him.

We are beyond impressed with Matt Freeman, our amazing realtor. We were introduced to Matt a few years, as we were searching for investment properties. From the instant we met, he understood our buying style and needs. He found properties that were fit our parameters exactly, and also sent us properties that were not yet listed so that we were the first to have the opportunity to buy. We really appreciate his professional insight and ability to laser focus on the perfect real estate opportunities.
When we decided to sell another property 2 months ago, Matt advised us regarding how to maximize our investment in another income property. He immediately found us several excellent options and we closed on a property in 20 days, exactly according to plan, no surprises, no issues. The purchase was seamless and every request we made after the walkthrough was fulfilled.
Matt's attention to detail and sharp analysis of the market was invaluable to us.
Matt is smart, funny, strategic, savvy, and super fun to work with. We highly recommend you buy your next piece of property, small or large, with him. It will not only be profitable, it will be a great experience.

Our agent Matt Freeman at Halton Pardee. Was a 10 out of 10 is all respects. Too bad there are only 5 stars available. The Pardee process is unique in the industry and allows team members to specialize on the buying or selling process. This makes them highly focused on the clients needs. Matt found us a property for a 1031 exchange, a stressful process with 45 day time limit. We were in escrow within a week. Matt never stopped working until we closed escrow finding backup properties and maintaining the sales process. It was the smoothest sales event I have been part of.

We don't know where to begin in singing the praises of our agent Matt Freeman at Halton Pardee. Matt was tasked to find 3 properties for us in a 1031 exchange situation which is stressful in itself. We had 45 days to find these 3 and Matt never stopped working until we did. He made us feel like we were his only clients at all times and everything he did with such grace, patience, understanding and professionalism. He worked around the clock and went over and beyond to find the perfect homes and made it seem so effortless. We didn't just find 3 homes we found a friend for life. We can't imagine working with anyone other then Matt on this deal and we thank him from the bottom of our hearts for his outstanding service.

We went into this process pretty clueless about how to buy a home and intimidated by the crazy Venice market. Thankfully, we worked with three amazing people at Halton Pardee (Matt, Rachael and Emma) who guided us through every step of the process. Ultimately, we found our dream craftsman home on a walk street in Venice. I'd be lying if I said we didn't lose a little sleep throughout the buying process, but Matt's expertise in the market and familiarity with the process constantly reassured us along the way. We chose Halton Pardee because they have a clear aptitude for the Venice market, and now that we've officially bought a home we thought we would never get makes us confident we chose the right agency.

Stars really are for Matt Freeman who did an awesome job. I did not know Matt before putting an offer in but he worked very diligently as my realtor on this purchase to deal with material items discovered in the inspections and as we moved to close nothing was too much to handle. Thanks to HP, listing agent for getting this closed !

The team at Halton Pardee was a tremendous help in both selling and finding a new home for me. Matt Freeman at Halton Pardee's Venice location not only found me a home that was off market, but we got the home for under what I had budgeted. You won't go wrong with this team.

Matt was excellent and I would recommend him to anyone. Buying our first place was really smooth and with no real hiccups or unnecessary stress at all.

Matt Freeman is a true find. He was able to provide expert analysis about the marketplace, respective to the areas we were interested in living and more importantly could afford. He also made us feel at ease making the move from the Westside, an area we've lived in for more than 10 years, to Windsor Hills/View Park.

We looked at multiple homes (a lot of homes), but never discouraged and always in tune with what my husband and I were looking for, Matt was able to find us a house that matched our families major priorities. We feel confident in the decision we've made and in a few years, God willing, we look forward to purchasing our second home with Matt and Halton.

Matt Freeman was my agent and he was fantastic! He is professional, responsive and worked very hard to find a house in my desired location that fit within my budget. I can't say enough good things about my experience with Matt and Harlton Pardee.

We met realtor Matt Freeman of Pardee at an open house in Santa Monica. Immediately, we realized that he listened to what we were looking for and he thereafter masterfully chose properties that he thought would inform us of all options that may become available to us over the coming months. In doing so in his careful and meticulous way, he earned promptly our respect, trust and friendship. Then he found our home and did so creatively as it was still undergoing reconstruction. That added layers of complexity during which Matt skillfully assisted us and the seller in ways that enabled the transaction to proceed rather seamlessly given all its complexities. We now consider Matt a personal friend and would recommend anyone to him for he is informed, straightforward, responsive, , helpful in so many ways and sensitive to the needs of those he serves.

Just bought a house with Matt freeman at Pardee and he was fantastic . He was all over every detail and even offered to give back some of his commission if owners couldn't meet the fixes required . He was incredibly knowledgable and helpful in every way possible.

My husband and I worked with Matt Freeman from Pardee to buy our home. WE LOVE MATT!

I honestly never realized how much work real estate agents do. He was terrific in showing us a lot of great houses in our price range and was very honest and knowledgeable about the price, condition and location. And even after we put a bid in he showed us more to keep the momentum going, which was fantastic (we bid on a total of 4). The house we finally bought is by far the best fit for us. Matt was very instrumental in the negotiation, scheduling all the inspections and keeping both sides moving. Matt even helped the seller (who he wasn't representing) move a few pieces out so the house would be clear for us.

One final note: We owned an apt. in Brooklyn, NY and there was not nearly as much involved, you really do need a good solid agent in LA. This is our first house purchase in LA and we really lucked out with Matt. I feel like we had a real advocate and made a friend in the process.

I worked with Matt Freeman and absolutely loved him! He always responded to all of my questions, sometimes within minutes (and I had A LOT of questions). He was very knowledgeable about the property and the area and I felt that he would always give me his honest opinion. Really happy I was able to work with Matt. Can't recommend him and his entire team highly enough.

My house sold above-listing price with multiple offers in six days due to Matt Freeman’s diligence, experience, and attention to detail.

A home is an oasis from the hardships of life, a safe-haven from the world outside, a place where memories are born and family is welcomed. It can also be a place of great financial value. Selling a house creates a reality where these two scenarios merge and the process can be emotionally and financially challenging. That is why it is important to choose a Realtor to not only represent your best interests but one who will showcase your property with care. Matt Freeman is the type of realtor who knows how to navigate the waters of a Home Sale with aplomb.

From the moment he walked onto my property, Matt took note of items to address in order to make the home look its best for MLS Listing. He purchased planters and flowers to create curb appeal. He made minor cosmetic alterations by spending his own money and by providing his own workers.

He staged my house in such a welcoming manner as to empower every visitor with the sensation they had walked into their dream home. His staging process encompassed all the senses. He brought fresh flowers for all the rooms. He brought sandwiches, cookies, and beverages. He even created a personal playlist of music so the mood and ambience increased desire for the property.

Matt set himself above his peers through his dedication and care. His ongoing efforts and attention to detail will facilitate the sale of your home in the shortest amount of time for the maximum sale price.