Matthew Hayes says he never wanted an "ordinary life." So after graduating from Colorado State University, he heeded the alluring call of real estate. Without any significant exposure to the business, Hayes doubled his personal income and sales volumes in each of the past four years while becoming an expert at corporate sales and bank-owned properties. He is passionate about continuing education. His goal: to become CEO of the company and brand that his team is developing.
Community, Global Citizen
Hayes firmly believes that "a meaningful real estate career is about being a steward to your community." He started a recruitment program for Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County, coaches a youth soccer team, and volunteers weekly at a local soup kitchen. He also helped develop "A Dime of Your Time," a friend's volunteer recruitment program, hosted a fundraiser for an African relief organization, and spent 10 days in Uganda staffing a medical clinic.
Never Say Can't
Hayes holds himself accountable for every minute of his day. The words no and can't don't exist is his vocabulary, he says. "I believe at my core that anything is a possibility. If you look at every situation as an opportunity to learn or grow in a capacity, then there isn't really any risk."