If you are looking for an honest, knowledgeable, and caring professional, you cannot do better than Matt Difanis and his team. Matt's expertise shines through from day one. He provides honest, realistic, and practical information so you can make an educated and informed decision. Matt and his team guide you through the entire process so you feel like you are part of a team, all members working together to obtain the best result for you. There has never been a time when I called or emailed Matt or his team when they did not get back to me within hours. Matt and his team always answered my questions thoroughly and with warmth and professionalism. It is amazing how all of them work together and do their best to get the best result for you. Thank you to Matt Difanis and his team! 



Matt is beyond what you could hope for in a real estate agent. He is incredibly knowledgeable within every element of the home buying and selling experience. A process that can easily become stressful was made simple, thanks to Matt and his team. I attribute our house selling so quickly to everyone that helped us prepare; took pictures and videos, and assisted with any other questions we had to insure we were in good hands. For the highest caliber in real estate, there is no one better than Matt Difanis and his team.



Stacy LaCour is a great real estate agent and a very nice person which also made the experience a lot more pleasant. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a good honest agent who is more concerned with helping some find the right house for them not just a quick profit for himself. On top of selling my house in 24 hours he gave a lot of good advice of things to do to make it sell. Also he showed me and my wife several properties and sometimes they were at the last minute. While looking at the properties he gave his opinion on the price and things that were good and about the property for my family.



We couldn't possibly be happier about our experience with Curtis. He made a concerted effort to understand our family's unique situation, and he was very patient as he helped us get acquainted with the myriad housing options in the Chambana area. He walked with us through (we think) 19 houses, handled a variety of situations with aplomb, never tried to pressure us into anything, and offered candid, knowledgeable advice, often without being asked.

Although he went about his duties in a thoroughly professional way, we never had any doubt that Curtis genuinely cared about family and wouldn't rest until we found the right place for us. With his help, our relocation went as smoothly as it could, and given the hiccups we faced along the way, we're pretty confident that if he found the right place for us, he can do the same for anyone!



Kristen went above and beyond to make the experience of selling my home very positive and stress-free. When I was unavailable or needed help preparing the house, she was there. She has incredible knowledge of the area and had recommendations for every situation that came up. On top of it all, she's the kindest, most positive person I know. I've worked with other realtors and they don't compare. Choosing Kristen was one of the easiest decisions I've ever made!



bought my house 14 years ago with Matt Difanis, and was extremely happy with the service. 14 years later I had to sell my home and after looking at my options I decided to use the Difanis team again. I made the right choice. First off, my house sold at the price I wanted. And it sold fast with no major problems. My house was older so of course there were things to deal with. But I always felt like I could contact my agent and get an answer to any question quickly and accurately. My agent was Justin Johnson and he was fantastic. I believe Justin's greatest asset is his ability to stay calm and measured even when I was freaking about about small details that worked out fine in the end anyway. I always felt like I was talking to someone who was completely on my side, and would do the work necessary to get the best deal for me. In addition, the Difanis team is modernized. What I mean is, they do 3D pictures of your home (very cool!), they show their listings on all kinds of "in-the-know" websites, etc. All I had to do is sit back and watch them do all this cool stuff to list my house. After going through the preliminary stuff in listing my house, and seeing the 3D listing and all the exposure my home was getting, I was 100% sure my house was going to sell. It was so professional and well done that it was just a matter of time for the right buyer to show up. And they did. If I ever buy a house again, I will use the Difanis team. Thanks Matt! Thanks Justin! And Liz! And Tracy! And Katelyn! You all rock.



Carrie is really amazing at her job. We would call and let her know that we had found some houses online that we wanted to view, and she would more often than not get us in to take a look on the same day! We found the house that we wanted fairly quickly, but the owners decided to sell to another buyer. When the sale to the other buyer fell through, Carrie sprang into action, and we ended up with the home we had wanted in the first place. Carrie is a kind, caring, understanding, trustworthy person who I highly recommend to anyone in search of a new home! We were brand new to the process, and she made us feel comfortable every step of the way. Thanks again, Carrie!



Steffanie did a great job!! Was able to answer any questions that I had promptly! I was under a deadline and she made sure everything happened quickly, I will use again in the near future!



"I have worked enlisted Matt as my agent twice now -- once when I was buying and once when I was selling, so I’ve been on both ends of the spectrum. Both times Matt went above and beyond in making sure I walked away from the whole process with what I wanted.

As a buyer, Matt presented me with a large number of options and was forthcoming about the positives/negatives in each condo I was looking at. This included, fees, bylaws, people, etc. So, I was able to find a condo in an association that matched what i was looking for with relative ease. 

I really appreciated Matt, however, when I was selling. I had already moved 100+ miles away when the condo went on the market. At the beginning, Matt was honest about my prospects for selling and what price I would have to start at to be attractive. While the house was on the market, we had a number of issues come up -- some only two weeks out from closing. This included minor things (replacing a few small things like doorknobs) to major things (renovating the kitchen, replacing carpet) to difficult buyers. Amazingly, Matt was able to coordinate everything and keep us calm even though we were hours away. He had great recommendations as far as contractors went and worked with them throughout the entire process. In short, I could easily have seen some of our situations turn into train wrecks in less capable hands, but our closing went off without a hitch. 

I didn’t hesitate to call Matt when I was looking to sell based on my experience with him when I was buying, and if I were ever looking to move back to Champaign I wouldn’t have anyone but Matt represent me."

John Ostrowski


Working with Matt was a wonderful experience. He truly worked with us to find the right house for us, based on our wishes, and never pushed any other agenda. He is an expert on the entire real estate process and it was comforting to know no "stone was left unturned." He was able to explain details thoroughly as we went along and his energy and enthusiasm for the process were outstanding. Although he helped find us a home that we will cherish for many years, I would immediately engage his services if needed in the future! I have worked with at least 4 different realtors in the past and Matt could run circles around them all!! 

P. Simpson


Matt did an excellent job representing us during the sale of our house back in February. One of the things I enjoyed the most working with Matt was that he was super responsive. He would reply to my emails with scary speed!! I had tried to sell my house on my own for about 6 months, but traffic was almost non-existing. After listing with Matt, we had an offer during the second day of listing and were able to sell for about 99% of our initial asking price. The selling process was super simple even considering that we were already out of town due to relocation. I would highly recommend Matt and his team to my friends and colleagues in Champaign/Urbana.

Angel Aquino


 Matt's successful step by step plan plus his outstanding skills will assist you in selling your home! He sold mine in 7 days! My first impression was his professional dress and manners, positive attitude, and thorough understanding of the real estate market. As he helped me prepare my home....I realized he not only had great communication skills but quick response to my questions. Matt and his wonderful staff helped me with the process of preparing my home for sale--- reorganizing my home, handymen for small repairs needed, and overall assurances every step of the way. He encouraged me to call, text or email anytime! Matt's other passion is photography which is reflected in the pictures he took of my home. I have sold many homes and have never seen this quality or quantity of pictures. I am convinced this is the reason my home sold so quickly. Matt had over 20 pictures of my home as well as the outside yard and neighborhood. He thoroughly shared my home from every angle. I appreciate Matt's professional and yet caring ways as well as his thorough knowledge base. Matt made this sale easy so I could move on to my new location sooner! I appreciated his sending me a wonderful thank you note after the closing.

Lynn Anderson

We are now in Ohio, having our family staycation. Off to our daughter's in Chicago next, then a quick stop in Champaign late in the month before heading to Colorado and other states before ending up in a Florida condo rental in December. 

Thank you so, so much for your extraordinary work on marketing and selling 1401 Country Lake Drive. We will recommend you and your team to anyone who asks about a fantastic real estate team!

All the best to you and yours,
Stephanie and John Stoll



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