Matthew Ritter, Broker-Associate, REALTOR®, GRI, CRS, PSA
Matthew Ritter, P.A. is an exceptional award winning licensed real estate professional who will provide you with the best resources and most professional real estate experience. With his continued success in real estate, Matthew has expanded to include his wife and fellow REALTOR, Jessica Ritter, so as to provide you with an even higher level of customer service. As The Ritter Group, Matthew and Jessica are partners and best friends in their personal life and strive to bring that same commitment and dedication to your real estate experience.
Matthew is a native of Decatur, Georgia but spent the majority of his life in the Baltimore-Washington area. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in Natural Resources Management. His early professional career led him into the private consulting arena conducting environmental site assessments for commercial real estate transactions. Matthew had the opportunity to become Operations Manager for a multi-million dollar residential construction company in the Baltimore Washington area. This experience allowed him to excel in his knowledge of new home construction, managing contracts, and facilitating complex negotiations. Being an avid photographer, he enjoys walking along the Gulf coast beaches, beautiful natural areas as well as the streets of historic downtown Venice looking for the perfect shot. This talent and love of photography carry’s through to the professional quality photos in his real estate listings.
He enjoys volunteering for local organizations such as, the Sarasota County Sea Turtle Protection Program and the Wildlife Center of Venice. His passion and interests for the natural environment transcends into his commitment to real estate and love for this place he calls home – Venice, Florida. Matthew takes great pride and commitment in his real estate career and in working with the successful award winning team of Gulf Shores Realty (https://gulfshoresrealty.com). Helping people find their own piece of paradise just as he did in 2006 has been an achievement for many and a goal to continue working toward. His enthusiasm for the Venice Suncoast area and extensive professional experience in residential construction, home improvement, and sales will seamlessly guide you through the real estate experience. If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in the Venice-Suncoast area, or just have a question, please contact Matthew at email@example.com or 941-961-4046 and he will be happy to assist you.
2019 TOP 40 BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS
2018 BEST OF VENICE: Best REALTOR-First Place
2018 BEST OF VENICE: Best Real Estate Team-Finalist
2018 BEST OF VENICE: Best Real Estate Independent Office-First Place
2017 BEST OF VENICE: Best REALTOR-First Place
2017 BEST OF VENICE: Best Real Estate Team-First Place
2017 BEST OF VENICE: Best Real Estate Independent Office-First Place
2016 BEST OF VENICE: Best Real Estate Team- Finalist
2016 BEST OF VENICE: Best Real Estate Independent Office
2015 BEST OF VENICE: Best Real Estate Team-Finalist
2015 BEST OF VENICE: Best Real Estate Independent Office
2015 TOP PRODUCER AWARD: Gulf Shores Realty
2015 MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CLUB AWARD: Gulf Shores Realty
2015 FIVE STAR: Best in Client Satisfaction Real Estate
Earned the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialists (CLHMS) designation.
Obtained the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation – only 3% of all Realtors hold this credential.
Gained Membership into the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.
Gulf Shores Realty – Winner 2014 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR – Venice Area Chamber of Commerce.
Highest selling Realtor at Gulf Shores Realty and top 10% of all Realtors in the Venice area (2011-2014).
Voted the #1 Independent Real Estate Office in 2014, 2013 & 2012, and #1 Real Estate Team in 2011 by the readers of the Venice Gondolier.
Multi-million dollar producer annually.
2014 TOP PRODUCER AWARD: Gulf Shores Realty
2014 MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CLUB AWARD: Gulf Shores Realty
2014 BEST OF VENICE: Best Real Estate Independent Office
2014 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR WINNER: Venice Area Chamber of Commerce
2015 Top Selling Agent for Gulf Shores Realty.
2014 Top Selling Agent for Gulf Shores Realty.
2013 Top Selling Agent for Gulf Shores Realty.
2013 Business of the Year Nominee-Venice Area Chamber of Commerce.
2013 February: Business of the Month Award- Venice Area Chamber of Commerce.
2012 Top Selling Agent for Gulf Shores Realty.
Certifications & Associations:
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
Certified New Home Specialist (CNHS)
Residential Construction Certified (RCC)
Council of Residential Specialists-Member
Institute for Luxury Home Marketing-Member
National Association of Realtors-Member
Florida Association of Realtors-Member
Venice Area Board of Realtors-Member
My Florida Commercial Real Estate Exchange-Member
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We would like to let you know about the terrific experience we had with real estate agent, Matt Ritter. We made a purchase on a short sale condo in Punta Gorda, FL from our hometown in Joliet, IL. He went way above and beyond expectations in helping us make this purchase happen. He handled all the closing for us while we were still in IL, as well as so much paperwork, emails, etc. We have purchased 5 other homes over the years and can honestly say that he was the best real estate agent we ever worked with. He also handled the purchase of our daughter's home in Venice, FL and made that bank-owned purchase work for them. Needless to say, if we hear of anyone looking for a real estate agent, we will recommend Matt and your agency to them. Thanks again for everything.
Don & Phyllis A. - Joliett, Illinois
Our experience with Matt and Jessica Ritter was outstanding. They are professional and excel in all aspects of the Real Estate business. They are not only professional, they are honest and truly care about their clients. Matt was extremely responsive to our every need, processed our purchase in a timely manner and has complete knowledge of the local areas. We recommend Matthew Ritter if you want to enjoy a positive real estate experience.
Jim & Judy - Buckeye Lake, Ohio
Matt went above and beyond for us to sell our vacation rental in Venice. Since we don't live locally, we relied on Matt to handle everything for us. He gave us the best advice, listed the property quickly, negotiated the best price for us, and made sure we had everything covered from start to finish. The process was easy and professional.
Barbara - California
Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for assigning Matt to help us with our home research in your area. He has been the ultimate professional since our first call into him, and during the entire week of our stay in Nokomis. He responded to all questions in a honest, accurate way and when he didn't have the answer he wasn't shy to say so but would always get back to us with a good answer. The material he supplied on the one home we showed interest in was as complete and informative as anyone could ask for. Bottom line, we loved the area, and can see us relocating there.
Jeff & Sharon D.
As overseas buyers, we used Matt Ritter as our Buyer’s Agent and were very pleased and impressed with the service we received. The biggest benefit we found is that Matt takes the time to understand the sort of lifestyle you are seeking, and the type of property you are looking for. He then helps to focus your search to the right areas to save you wasting time. He also helped in directing us to local services, and the best places to buy the things we will need for our new home.
Ian & Jane - Buntingford Herts, England
I can think of no greater compliment then to say I am a Realtor and I can't recommend Matt and Jessica Ritter any stronger. I originally referred a client of mine from MD to Matt a few years ago. She was exceedingly happy and couldn't thank me enough for putting her in such good hands. When my husband and real estate partner Rich and I found ourselves needing our own personal agent in Venice to purchase a 2nd home, we knew exactly who to go to. They did NOT disappoint, and as realtors, we have pretty high expectations. They answered all our questions, were always available and friendly. They were able to handle everything for us from afar and face timed and zoomed with us to help us feel connected and just like we were there. This is a FANTASTIC team with great organization skills and lots of local knowledge. Great job guys and we look forward to staying in touch as we begin to spend time in our new 2nd home!!!
Denise and Rich, The Fox Team RE/MAX-Mt. Airy, MD Testimonial for The Ritter Group
Matt is a true professional in the real estate business. The best home purchase in my 62 years! His knowledge and experience stood out the entire time we searched for my home in Southwest Florida. I do no plan to purchase another home, however if I would Matt is the go to person in this area.
Jack - Englewood, Florida
A dream come true! Matt could not have been more helpful or professional during the entire buying process. From our first meeting at the condo we purchased (which was accidental) until post closing Matt was there. Anytime we had a question or needed information he got right back to us. He was very instrumental in providing information to our mortgage broker which made that process almost seamless. I should mention that he was able to do this with the sellers being out of state and while we were in the middle of a pandemic. If you are looking for a Realtor in the Venice area then Matt Ritter is the person for you.
Jay and Debbie - Venice Florida
This was our second home Matt has sold for us. total time on market, 11 hours !!! Matt knows local market, was able to show us what the area was doing and our best approach to placing the home on the market. Kept us up to date as to staging the house for showing. There was never any pressure from Matt as to deadlines, just worked with what we were able to do. Answered all our texts immediately and was with us all the way thru closing.
Jeff and Brenda - Venice Florida
Excellent service. Matt took care of many issues that most Realtors don’t take the time to do. He handled scheduling of all inspections as well as being there for each one of them and addressing all concerns regarding the purchase of our new home. We live out of state so it was essential that we have someone we can trust.
Julie & Barry - West Friendship, Maryland
I have been involved in the building business for 40 years in Maine and have NEVER experienced the quality of service and attention to detail that was provided by Matt. An absolutely wonderful experience and I would highly recommend Matt and his office to everyone.
David B. - Cumberland, Maine
Matt was great. Reached out to several realtors with no luck until I found Matt. Matt was very responsive and was there for every step. He checked on construction and kept me posted regularly. Was a pleasure to work with and will use again in the future.
Andrew - Punta Gorda, Florida
Venice Realtor Matt Ritter is truly a superb Realtor. I had never purchased or sold real estate before meeting him. Due to some extraordinary circumstances I bought a house with Matt and sold it within a year. And we sold at an 8% profit! Having both bought and sold real estate with Matt, I say with confidence that he is invested in his clients, he cares about their success, no question is too small for his consideration, and he will work feverishly to make sure that your deal goes through smoothly. I trusted his advice and valued his opinion along the way. When working with a Realtor, you want to know that they will be objective about the good and the bad of what you will potentially buy. He was just that–objective. He never let me get too excited about something that I would be unhappy with later. In the end, I saw his wisdom and it was of tremendous benefit to me and my family. If you’re buying in the Venice/Sarasota area, you need to seriously consider Matt Ritter.
Billy & Katie - Cary, North Carolina
Thank you for all your help and caring professionalism to ensure Steve and I were well taken care of and to make sure everything was in order for our new home. You will always be highly recommended as a Realtor and one of our newest friends. God Bless.
Steve & Brenda B. - Petersburg, Virginia
Thank you so much to Matt Rittter of Gulf Shores Realty. He went above and beyond our expectations. We were given honest, timely feedback every step of the way. Matt was always courteous, professional, and reliable. My wife and I can't say enough about how impressed we are with our entire experience of both buying and selling our home with Matt. I would normally throw in some constructive criticism, but I have none! Personal and professional all the way!
Justin & Chrissy - Venice, FL
My husband and I both agree that working with the Ritters has easily been one of the best choices we have ever made. They successfully sold our condo quickly, patiently worked with us through the process of looking for a new property & ultimately helped us buy our dream home. Individually Matt & Jessica both possess their own amazing strengths and talents in their field and together they truly make a dynamic team that is genuinely committed to their clients' best interests. They demonstrated knowledge in all aspects of real estate and consistently provided us with thorough, accurate information and answers to our questions on the spot or used their resources to get us the information we needed within minutes. The willingness to say "let me get you that answer" and not just provide a response is not always common in a sales-based business, but was testimonial to the honesty and integrity by which they conduct business. Those traits were also exemplified in the manner in which they never pushed a decision upon us, but instead guided us with their expert opinions only when the potential for us to make a less than ideal choice was presented. The Ritters are exceptional realtors, but most importantly to us they are truly good people. They are both outgoing, kind and passionate about their work. They genuinely have their clients best interest at heart and will go out of their way to ensure their happiness and well-being when it comes to all aspects of a real estate transaction. There were many opportunities throughout our experience where they could have easily persuaded us to make a purchase, but instead they demonstrated their integrity by consistently making our needs and well-being the top priority. We highly recommend them to anyone interested in buying or selling a home.
Jodi & Chandler
We had the pleasure of working with Matt and Jessica Ritter as our buyers’ agents as we searched for and purchased our new home and we most highly recommend them. They are very knowledgeable of the local real estate market and are very observant when going through a property. We were amazed at how responsive and proactive they are. They always returned e-mails or phone calls within hours. They knew immediately when new listings came on the market and arranged for us to see the homes very quickly – at times, even the same day. They checked in with us during the process to ensure that we did not miss any dates or actions that we needed to take for everything to go smoothly. Plus, we enjoyed spending time with them and rather miss them now that we have made our home purchase. And although we have closed and are in our new home, they have continued to stay in touch to see if there is any way that they can help as we get settled.
Trish & Tom - Venice, FL
Matt is professional, courteous, knowledgeable - and patient! He enabled us to sell our property in a transaction that was far from simple, but one that left everyone happy at the end of the day. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Matt, or to use his services again.
Nigel & Melissa Searle - Venice, FL
This letter is to let you know how much my wife and myself appreciate your help in locating our house in Venice, Florida. We would especially like to thank Matt Ritter for both his professional and personal efforts to match us up with what we wanted in a community and home. Matt took us through a short sale process answering our many questions and providing us with up to date reports on the steps in the process. This communication was very helpful when purchasing a house from a distance. I have purchased nine houses at different locations across the country during my life and Matt is the best realtor I ever worked with. He is very professional, knowledgeable, and his answers always correct. I would highly recommend Matt to anyone who is searching for a home. Thank you Matt for your help, hope to see you around Venice in the future.
Steve H. - Lake Orion, Michigan
The Ritter Group made our real estate transaction great with outstanding communications during our purchase process. Matt and Jessica accommodated us on our survey trip to the area, offering market options and suggestions to help narrow our search to the perfect home for us. Matt guided us through the purchase process, and had the expertise to answer all our wide ranging questions, like home plan options and design upgrades. We are appreciative of the professionalism of The Ritter Group.
Tom and Sarah - Venice, FL
Matt sold our house within 24 hours. He listed it at a price much higher than we were going to. He had a plan that sounded reasonable if the listing turned out too high so we went with him. Imagine our surprise when it sold at that price so quickly. Matt is personable and very professional. Thank you. Linda and Jack
Linda & Jack - Boulder, Colorado
I was referred to Mathew by our listing agent in Atlanta and I contacted Matthew to help me find a new home in Venice, FL as my family and I were relocating for my job. I explained to Matthew what I our needs were, our budget and also shared with him some of our concerns such as the market, flood zones and if new construction was our best option. Within 24 hours of our conversation, Matthew compiled a very detailed list of several homes for my wife and I to review and we loved them all. He hit the nail on the head and found a wonderful variety of homes within our budget and steered us away from the homes that were not right for our needs. 2 weeks later and it was time to see the homes we narrowed down to from Matthew’s list. We only had one day to come to Venice to look at these properties and Matthew made certain that we saw all them all and prepared a very detailed and professional packet with more history of each home we visited. The very last home was the one we fell in love with and Matthew took the lead to prepare an offer and had it ready for our review before we arrived home from our 7 hour drive to Atlanta. We ran into a problem with the contact with the seller and Matthew arranged for legal intervention and the issue was resolved in less than 4 hours, so that we did not lose any time or delay our closing date. Three weeks later and we are now in our dream home in a beautiful area and only possible because of Matthew. I am forever grateful to him for everything he has done for us and he we will forever be our real estate professional for all future needs. Thanks Matthew!
Rob & Mandy - Venice, FL
We interviewed numerous listing agents before choosing the team of Matt and Jessica Ritter. It was a no brainer. They came prepared with an analysis of comparable properties and a proposed listing strategy. What was more impressive was - after evaluating our property, listening to our thoughts they did their homework and adjusted accordingly. Matt keep us informed throughout the entire process, was no nonsense, professional, thorough and always responsive. Their job did not end once we were under contract staying involved throughout the entire closing process. As a result our home was sold quickly at our desired price and closed without a hitch.
Phil & Chrissie - Venice, FL
Matt and Jessica Ritter assisted us with the sale of our home in Venice. Their professionalism and expertise guided us throughout the process. We appreciated their integrity, friendliness and responsiveness when we had questions and concerns. It was such a pleasure working with Matt and Jessica that we have begun recommending them to our friends.
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Listing information last updated on September 17th, 2021 at 3:17pm EDT.