44 min

Real Estate Professional Matt Abrams The Boston Podcast

    • Society & Culture

In this episode of The Boston Podcast, host Dave welcomes Matt Abrams, a seasoned real estate professional and founder of Abrams Properties, to delve into Matt's personal and professional journey in the building and real estate industry. The conversation kicks off with Matt's childhood fascination with building, which never went beyond playing with Legos, to establishing his own company that specializes in decks, repairs, and eventually venturing into real estate development and the renovation of old houses.
Matt candidly shares anecdotes from his life, discussing how he developed a passion for building from a young age, influenced by his uncle. Despite his claim of not being a carpenter, Matt's early experiences in building decks and his stint with a painting business laid the groundwork for his future endeavors in the real estate and construction business. The discussion reveals Matt's expertise in navigating the complexities of rehabilitating and modernizing old homes, a task he finds significantly more challenging yet rewarding compared to new constructions.
Dave and Matt explore the evolution of Abrams Properties, highlighting Matt's strategic shift from working on personal projects to catering to third-party homeowners. They touch on the impact of client relationships and project challenges, including client expectations and the intricacies of renovation work. The interview also delves into Matt's insights on the real estate market, trends in home renovations, and the integral role of creativity and problem-solving in achieving client satisfaction and business success.
More on Matt: https://abrams-properties.com/
Topics:
01:10 Introducing Real Estate Professional Matthew Abrams
03:34 A Deep Dive into Building and Renovation with Matt
05:37 The Challenges and Rewards of Renovation
07:35 Navigating Client Expectations and Budgets
08:26 Creative Solutions in Home Renovation
13:35 The Dark Side of Contracting: Avoiding Scams
18:55 Embracing Technology and Trends in Home Building
21:07 The Future of Smart Homes and Outdoor Spaces
23:30 Exploring Outdoor Living Spaces: Pergolas and Canopies
24:18 Debunking Home Improvement Myths
25:00 The Realities of Home Renovation: Costs, Delays, and Client Expectations
25:47 The Joy and Challenges of Finalizing a Project
26:27 Connecting with Abrams Properties
28:06 The Personal Side of Business: Client Relationships and Unlikely Friendships
30:00 Good Stuff: 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'
40:32 Larry David Moments: Relatable Mishaps and Misunderstandings
43:18 Wrapping Up with Abrams Properties

In this episode of The Boston Podcast, host Dave welcomes Matt Abrams, a seasoned real estate professional and founder of Abrams Properties, to delve into Matt's personal and professional journey in the building and real estate industry. The conversation kicks off with Matt's childhood fascination with building, which never went beyond playing with Legos, to establishing his own company that specializes in decks, repairs, and eventually venturing into real estate development and the renovation of old houses.
Matt candidly shares anecdotes from his life, discussing how he developed a passion for building from a young age, influenced by his uncle. Despite his claim of not being a carpenter, Matt's early experiences in building decks and his stint with a painting business laid the groundwork for his future endeavors in the real estate and construction business. The discussion reveals Matt's expertise in navigating the complexities of rehabilitating and modernizing old homes, a task he finds significantly more challenging yet rewarding compared to new constructions.
Dave and Matt explore the evolution of Abrams Properties, highlighting Matt's strategic shift from working on personal projects to catering to third-party homeowners. They touch on the impact of client relationships and project challenges, including client expectations and the intricacies of renovation work. The interview also delves into Matt's insights on the real estate market, trends in home renovations, and the integral role of creativity and problem-solving in achieving client satisfaction and business success.
More on Matt: https://abrams-properties.com/
Topics:
01:10 Introducing Real Estate Professional Matthew Abrams
03:34 A Deep Dive into Building and Renovation with Matt
05:37 The Challenges and Rewards of Renovation
07:35 Navigating Client Expectations and Budgets
08:26 Creative Solutions in Home Renovation
13:35 The Dark Side of Contracting: Avoiding Scams
18:55 Embracing Technology and Trends in Home Building
21:07 The Future of Smart Homes and Outdoor Spaces
23:30 Exploring Outdoor Living Spaces: Pergolas and Canopies
24:18 Debunking Home Improvement Myths
25:00 The Realities of Home Renovation: Costs, Delays, and Client Expectations
25:47 The Joy and Challenges of Finalizing a Project
26:27 Connecting with Abrams Properties
28:06 The Personal Side of Business: Client Relationships and Unlikely Friendships
30:00 Good Stuff: 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'
40:32 Larry David Moments: Relatable Mishaps and Misunderstandings
43:18 Wrapping Up with Abrams Properties

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