Matt Durbin, DJ Fairley partner with PLACE to help their agents reach “the next level”
“I’m wearing all these hats and not executing at a high level, but partnering with PLACE gives us access to those who have been there, done it before, and built incredible organizations.”
PITTSBURGH, Pa., March 2023 — PLACE, the industry’s only all-in-one business services and technology platform for top teams at any brokerage, announced today that Matt Durbin, DJ Fairley, and Matt Durbin Team (Mad.Homes) are now powered by PLACE. PLACE improves profitability and production to make running a real estate business easier.
Durbin and Fairley have known each other since they played football together in college. In 2006, they teamed up again in Florida to launch a mortgage business. Due to the economic conditions that followed shortly thereafter, Fairley left the mortgage business to work in tech sales, and in 2010, Durbin began selling residential real estate.
In 2013, Durbin returned to his roots in the Pittsburgh area. “It had been a tough seven years,” he remembered. “I wanted to move somewhere less chaotic where the market swings weren’t so great. I believed it would be easier to build a business in a market that was more consistent.”
In 2016, after Fairley quit his successful job and began traveling around the world, Durbin convinced him to join his business. Since 2017, the team has closed more than $230 million in volume, helping more than 1,000 people achieve the dream of homeownership. During 2022, the duo closed roughly $58 million in sales volume through 217 transactions.
The two are proud of the team culture and family-like atmosphere they have created. “Matt and I are always available for the people on our team, seven days a week, no matter what time it is,” said Fairley. “We lead by example and truly want to help them reach the next level of success.”
That desire for continuous growth led them to partner with PLACE. “We have big aspirations,” said Durbin. “I’m wearing all these hats and not executing at a high level, but partnering with PLACE gives us access to those who have been there, done it before, and built incredible organizations.”
“Overall, PLACE is going to help our agents build bigger, better lives.”
“Matt and DJ’s desire to help others succeed personally and professionally is inspiring,” said Ben Kinney, co-founder of PLACE. “They understand how PLACE will help their team, and that intentionality will make a big difference in their growth.”
“Matt and DJ have been through the ups and downs of business, and their ability to work together has led to incredible success,” said Chri Suarez, co-founder of PLACE. “Partnering with PLACE will accelerate their efforts to grow their team while making a difference for their clients, their team, and their community.”