Realtor and HOA manager Matt Neal is a Colorado native who’s built a life here in Birmingham. And frankly, he thinks you should to. Read on to find out more about Matt, and give him a shout for help finding your perfect Birmingham residence.
How long have you been here, and how did you make your way to H2?
I have been with H2 for two and a half years. I was referred by a friend to contact one of the owners to express my interest in joining a boutique real estate firm. The rest is history.
What does an average day at work look like?
I usually come into the office and take care of any managerial duties related to HOA first, then either take clients to view prospective properties or visit our current single-family developments to monitor progress for my clients. I spend the afternoons updating marketing and current H2 offerings on several online platforms. Every day is different but it’s important for me to keep structure, which helps me stay organized.
What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
The ability to create my own brand through an already awesome brand. H2 employees are encouraged to be unique in what we do and offer, which helps us stand out in our prospective markets. Not many people have the opportunity to wear their job on their sleeve. I enjoy every aspect of my job and am genuinely excited to come to H2 everyday and work with bright and creative people.
What’s your favorite thing to do in your off time?
If I’m not working, I’m usually on my bike. I am an avid snow skier and try and ski as much as possible in the winter. I also love exploring new places, whether it’s a new restaurant in Birmingham or a new country.
What’s your top Birmingham neighborhood? Why?
Highland Park. I’ve been a Highland Park homeowner for five years and love every aspect of the neighborhood. I feel like Highland Park is Birmingham’s most diverse and cultural neighborhood. The combination of historic and new homes, eclectic residents, and ample green space and parks makes it hard to beat.
You’re eating your last meal in Birmingham. What is it and where?
Of all the amazing restaurants in Birmingham, I’d likely go to Hotbox food truck at Parkside Bar and get the Green Curried Smoked Brisket. It’s simple and awesome.
Anything else about yourself folks might like to know?
The first time I ever stepped foot Birmingham was for a college visit to Birmingham-Southern College. Growing up in Colorado, I was nervous about such a drastic transition, but immediately fell in love with the size and culture of the city and have been here ever since.