Native Wilmingtonian…That is a phrase rarely heard today. Most residents have come from other cities, states and from all over the world. Matt Rogers is not only a Wilmington native, he is also the eighth generation that has lived in Wilmington/New Hanover County. Growing up in Wilmington, he has seen the growth over the past two decades from the rapid development of Leland, Wilmington’s population doubling and to the desire to live in Coastal North Carolina grow exponentially throughout the United States.
Matt Rogers was born in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1998. He attended school at Wilmington Christian Academy from kindergarten until eleventh grade and graduated at Waterview Learning Academy with a 4.0 GPA and Honors. He attended Cape Fear Community College for one semester before dropping out and entering the world of business.
Normally, this is the section in the bio that lists all of his accomplishments. With being only 20 years old, he is not going to have a long list of business accolades or years of real estate experience to brag about. So this is the point where this bio is going off the beaten path. Matt grew up playing many sports, like every other child. Coming to the end of elementary school, he started to gravitate toward basketball. He began studying the basketball legends of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Ray Allen, just to name a few. After being cut from the middle school team in sixth grade, he developed the goal of going to the NBA. In sixth grade, from the time he came home from school to dusk, he was in the driveway practicing—practicing free-throws to 3-pointers to game scenarios. It didn’t matter if it was 100 degrees with 100% humidity, 30 degrees, raining or even if he was injured. If that sounds like an exaggeration, I would be happy to introduce you to my past neighbors who would vouch for that. Over the next three years, basketball dominated his life. He learned then that greatness does not happen overnight. He learned that the free-throws (details) matter in life. He learned that to get to that next level, you have to be ever-changing and self-motivating. At around 13 years old, Matt started a lawn care business, mowing neighbors lawns in the neighborhood. In any given week, he would have five or six lawns that had to be manicured. After successfully running that until 16 years old, he started working at Chickfila where he worked for almost three years. Through these life experiences, though short, he has developed valuable life lessons—“Anything I do in life, I’m going to do it to the best of my ability or I’m not going to do it; Don’t be a quitter; If you are on time you are late; and Always keep your word.”
His known family history dates back to the Mayflower voyage to the “New World” in 1620. Years later, the Rogers family moved south to Bertie, Duplin and then New Hanover county. They moved to New Hanover County in the late 1700’s, roughly 40-50 years after the establishment of Wilmington. Since his ancestors moved to North Carolina, his lineage has experienced the effects of The Revolutionary War, The Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, the expansion to the West Coast, The Civil War, World War I and II, the Great Depression, the Cold War, Korean and Vietnam Wars and 9/11 just to name a few.
With having a rich family history in Wilmington, Matt also has a rich family history in business. His father and aunt have successfully run an insurance and investments company for over 25 years. He has multiple cousins that have been in the computer/software development business for over 25 years. His grandparents have been farmers and investors. And his great, great uncle bought Sun Drop to the Wilmington area.
I like to compare buying a car to buying a house, but I also think that it can’t be further from the same thing. Let me explain. Some people have a preferred dealership and sometimes a preferred salesmen when purchasing a vehicle. When you are looking for a new vehicle, you would contact this person. So far, the same as buying a house. But when you sign the paperwork to take this vehicle home, odds are that you don’t talk to them for the next 5 years, until you want to replace it. With this method, a relationship and trust is not formed. This is where these two purchasing experiences vary, at least for my business. When you choose me as your agent, I am going to stay in contact with you during and after the whole process. I am going to send you valuable information throughout the year. Also, I am going to remind you that when you have a real estate related question or if you or your friends/family/neighbors that have a need for my services, that you can contact me. Rest assured, I will treat them with the upmost respect and be there for any questions or transactions, just as I would be there for you. I don’t understand why many agents help their clients through the process, take their money and never speak to them again. That is not how a lasting business operates. A home is one of the largest investments a person will make. With that being said, you don’t just want a broker guiding you through this process. You need a friend that is looking out for your best interest, has your back and just so happens to have their real estate license. This is how I run my business. Also, you aren’t going to hear from a friend that I cold-called them, because it does not happen. Instead of running around chasing business, I operate my business through my sphere of influence by creating lasting relationships with the people I know and thus my business will grow geometrically. This is how a lasting business operates. Feel free to contact me at any of the methods listed above. I look forward to talking with you!
AE Zoning | 0.51 Acre(s)