Meet our people – Matthew Ciancio
Surfing the perfect wave with Matthew Ciancio, a Property Consultant from the Frank Salt Real Estate, Mosta Branch.
We met with Matthew Ciancio to find out what he’s about: in his case, the saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover” could not be more true! Upon first glance you will swear he is in the accountancy business or a lawyer…nothing could be further from who the real Matthew Ciancio is.
“I am a good listener”
He was lucky enough to have been brought up in St Julian’s and this speaks volumes, as you will see from what follows. His affinity with and proximity to the sea has had a huge influence on his life, as he and his mates spent every free moment in his young days cycling down to the beach during holidays to swim and hang out.
With his early life spent in the family’s photography business, his experience serves him extremely well when it comes to the business of being organised and managing his time successfully particularly when it comes to selling property and make sure to make ample time for surfing! He is particularly fond of older and bigger properties like Houses of Character and Villas and we bet we are not wrong when we say that he probably swoons if they are on or close to any beach. All surfers speak their own language using words like “Wipeout”, “Leggie”, “Pocket’, “Thruster”, “Going over the falls” and “Stoked”…well, we are really “Stoked” to find out more about Matthew.
Q: Who is Matthew?
“ A fun guy who likes sports and anything else that gets the blood flowing!”
Q: Tell us some cool facts about any hobbies or other stuff you enjoy doing in your free time
“I enjoy surfing on stormy days and basketball or otherwise long walks or a jog on a nice day will do fine.”
Q: And now fill us in on some details of your academic achievements and work experience!
“I have been in the photography business for the majority of my life.”
Q: Now what attracted you to join the Frank Salt team?
“The change, the challenge!”
Q: Who is the most fascinating person you’ve met? Why?
We like an honest answer.
Q: What do you enjoy most so far about your job?
“Free time to go surfing!”
No surprises here.
Q: What would you do if had enough money to not need a job?
“Travel the world from one surf destination to the other.”
Q: What was the last show you binge-watched?
“The Big Bang Theory.”
Q: Among your friends, what are you best known for?
“I am a caring, good listener and definitely the fun guy!”
Q: What is the silliest of your fears? Why?
“I must say I don’t get this, but at one stage I was afraid of spiders for a while when I was in Australia. Those things are poisonous and can bite through your shoes!”
Q: What household chore is just the worst?
“Sweeping the floors… it’s a good thing nowadays we have machines to do the job!”
Q: Any stories or incidents you would like to share that happened at work and that you will never forget?
“I went for a Promise of Sale and I ended up being a witness for the inheritance signing next door while my manager was taking care of the Promise of Sale appointment. When I was done and returned, one of the owners was on the floor and an ambulance came for her. To this day I have no idea what happened.”
Q: What advice will you give to someone who wants to become an estate agent?
“Be patient go through the numbers.”
Q: What would you like to know more about, but haven’t had the time to look into?
“I always wanted to learn how to play a musical instrument.”
Some interesting titbits about Matthew we’d like to share:
- Star sign: Pisces
- Favourite food: Fillet Steak
- Morning person or a night owl: Night Owl
- Favourite month: March
- Favourite season/s: Winter
- Idea of a night out: A good old dinner and a movie
- Favourite movie: Die Hard