Matt Difanis

Company Co-Owner



Matt is a lifelong resident of Champaign County.  2018 marks his 20th year in real estate, during which time he has successfully guided thousands of buyer and seller clients through their real estate transactions.  Matt has been licensed with RE/MAX Realty Associates since 2003, and he became a co-owner in 2009.

Matt graduated from Champaign Centennial High School before earning his bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Illinois. Early in his real estate career, he simultaneously attended law school full time while working in real estate full time. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law.  Matt also holds several professional designations including Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), and Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS).

Matt personally works with clients full-time, and he leads a high-producing team, comprised of truly exceptional agents and staff.

Matt is a longtime major investor in the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC), which is a non-partisan PAC that invests in candidates and public officials who work to protect and promote home ownership, and who support promotion of strong communities and a vibrant business environment.  He views his more than $20,000 in cumulative RPAC contributions as an investment in protecting that which is the greatest asset of most of his clients: real estate.

Matt's entire team believes in giving back to the communities they serve.  Matt is a past board president (and current board member) of the Mahomet Area Youth Club. He can also be found emceeing the organization's annual charity auction and half-marathon. He also sponsors Feeding our Kids, Mahomet Music Festival, the Mahomet-Seymour PTO, and the Champaign County Humane Society, among others.

Other career highlights include the following:

  • 2018 President of 48,000 member Illinois REALTORS®—the first local REALTOR® ever to become a state president
  • 2015 Central Illinois Business Magazine 40 Under 40 Man of the Year
  • 2013 Champaign County Association of REALTORS® REALTOR® of the Year
  • 2012 President of the Champaign County Association of REALTORS®
  • 2004 REALTOR® Magazine "30 Under 30" or 217-369-6765      


Matthew Difanis - Agent with RE/MAX REALTY ASSOCIATES 

Matthew Difanis - Agent with RE/MAX REALTY ASSOCIATES





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