Rising Star Matt Kiser

Matt Kiser

AALM: What first drew you to the real estate industry?

Kiser: Having been raised in Meridian, I’ve really had a chance to see the growth and development that made it what it is today. I was always intrigued by construction, but growing up around the business really drew me to it. My mom, Jill Kiser, is the branch manager at Eagle Home Mortgage and my dad, John Rhodes, owns Boise Appraisal. I’ve learned a lot from both of them. It’s a great and fun industry to be a part of.

AALM: What is your biggest challenge as a young real estate agent? How do you overcome those challenges?

Kiser: I would probably say every new agent’s biggest challenge is similar – generating business and learning how to diff erentiate yourself from seasoned agents. My wife and the brokerage at Equity Idaho Real Estate know I have developed a saying for that, “You gotta risk it for the biscuit!” I started my website www.SearchHomesIn-Boise.com with that philosophy in mind. As far as the other part, I’ve always been a believer that as long as you’re honest, you work your hardest and you frequently study up on new changes, there is no reason you won’t succeed.

AALM: What do you enjoy most about your day-to-day job?

Kiser: That’s a tough one, there’s so many aspects I enjoy about my day-to-day in real estate. One of my favorite things would definitely be showing up in the office. I enjoy working with everyone at Equity Idaho Real Estate. There is great office chemistry. Otherwise, I really enjoy getting out of the office and interacting with people – whether it’s grabbing lunch with a client or meeting someone new.

AALM: How are you involved in the local real estate community?

Kiser: Again, having been born and raised here, I love being able to give back to the individuals that make Idaho … Idaho. This past year, my office and I were involved in Rake Up Boise, ACAR Soup Drive and Relay for Life in Meridian as well as many other great and fun events supporting great causes for our proud community.

AALM: What are some of your hobbies outside of the office?

Kiser: I’m definitely an outdoor person. I love camping and being in the woods. You can’t go wrong out on the lake or golfing either. Basically, I’m in my element outside. But, beyond anything else, I love hanging out with my lovely wife and our 9-month-old baby boy.

AALM: What career goals do you have for the next five years? The next 10? Where do you see the peak of your career?

Kiser: I’m always looking for new ways to adapt and expand my business. My career goals for the next five to 10 years are simple, just grow my business as much as possible while really making some strong friendships along the way with multiple people in the industry and all of my clients. I truly believe it’s in the relationships you make with your clients that allow your business to grow and expand. As far as a peak, I plan on being in this industry for very long time. This is my career aft er all. I definitely wouldn’t be me if I settled for a peak in my business. Good thoughts and hard work hopefully will always keep my business on the steady rise!

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