Matt is a talented entrepreneur with a passion for developing businesses and interfacing with clients. As a valued member of Turpin’s management team and the leader of the Chatham office, Matt has proven his expertise as a real estate professional. His strong focus on technology, extensive financial experience and established skills in client relationship management are essential characteristics for success in today’s real estate industry.

Matt was born and raised in New Jersey, developing lasting friendships while attending Far Hills Country Day School and The Pingry School. While at Bucknell University, Matt co-founded and successfully managed a profitable delivery service while competing in Division I Track & Field. As a two-year captain of the Bucknell Track Team, Matt knows the dedication and hard work required for success. After graduating with a B.S. in Business Administration, he began his career on Wall Street. Matt has worked as an Analyst at Goldman Sachs, an Investment Banking Associate and a Managing Director at an independent asset management and consulting company. Launching a career in real estate is something he had always wanted to do and when the opportunity arose to join the elite team at Turpin, Matt said of his decision, “it just made sense.”

Spending most of his life in North Central New Jersey, Matt has extensive knowledge of New Jersey communities from the Gold Coast outside New York City where he lived for several years, across to the Pennsylvania border. He provides an exceptional experience for clients with his eagerness to learn their story, listen closely to their desires and work hard to help them achieve their objectives. This has extended to Matt’s role as Assistant Manager in helping other associates build a robust business plan to accomplish their goals and reach new levels of success. His entrepreneurial mind and patience allow him to approach every situation with an object and rational point of view. Matt brings a new level of welcomed energy and leadership to the industry.

In addition to Matt’s career in finance and transition to real estate, he has co-founded a natural gas vehicle fuel system company, Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. He helped develop the business concept and marketing plan that has brought the company from a three person start up to a later stage system integrator coordinating a coalition supply chain comprised of major global companies. Matt also stays involved in athletics with his co-ownership of Black Tie Sports, LLC, a sports promotion company that operates an amateur cycling team.

Outside of work, Matt is inseparable from his wife and college sweetheart, Jennifer, who is a commercial architectural interior designer. The pair loves spending time with their two dogs, a Papillon and an Alaskan Klee Kai. Matt continues to personally engage in sports; running, cycling and skiing in particular. He also finds time to volunteer with the Bucknell Development & Alumni Relations Office as the Vice President of Bucknell’s Northern New Jersey Alumni Club.

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"Matt helped us find our home in Summit, NJ (not an easy task if you know the area). He is kind, patient, knowledgeable, a true "thinking (wo)man's" Realtor and an overall awesome person. We could not speak highly enough of him. If you are looking for a home in Essex, Union, Morris counties and west... Contact him!"

Susan Hellmuth January 19, 2016


"Matt is a wonderful real estate agent. He helped us find our perfect "first place." As first-time home buyers, we certainly needed some guidance and Matt was the perfect candidate for the job. He is conscientious, flexible, and resilient - we changed our locale and preferences a few times as our knowledge of the market expanded and Matt kept up with us! He is also working with my in-laws, so rest assured that Matt has a breadth of experience working with homes of all sizes and buyers of all preferences. I absolutely recommend choosing Matt for your business- you won't be disappointed."

Daniela Chieffo & Erik Caporrino January 20, 2016


"There are so many great things we can say about Matt but I will stick to the main reasons we recommend him to everyone. When selling our home we interviewed many realtors. We had already dealt with a few in the past because before selling, our propery was a rental property and we knew what we wanted in a realtor. Matt was by far the most professional yet warm realtor we ever met. We found many realtors to be pushy and they would often make us feel like they knew better than us. Matt was knowledgable but he listened to us and gave us great advice. He sold our townhome in THREE DAYS at FULL ASKING price and set a new record high for our townhome community at the time. Need I say more? We highly recommend him! If you are looking for a smart, professional, and friendly realtor he is your guy!"

Diana VanOostendorp November 05, 2014


"If you are looking for a truly professional real estate broker, look no further than Turpin Real Estate and its agent Matthew Bonelli and his team. I know because They sold my home in New Jersey. They were very responsible and quick to respond. This was all done while I lived in Florida."

Stephen Colletti September 30, 2014


"As first time homebuyers, we were in need of a realtor who could offer guidance while maintaining patience. Matt surpassed our expectations! We were not sure of the town to settle down in or our price range and Matt led us to the best town and showed us homes in a comfortable price range. Once we found our dream home, Matt walked us through the buying process and offered suggestions to aid us through the closing. We would highly recommend working with Matt Bonelli."

Matthew Corbetta July 04, 2014


"Last year Matt helped me buy my first home, a single-family house in Hunterdon County, NJ. Other agents had told me that I would never find a house within my budget that met my requirements, but Matt was determined to find a property that made me happy. He never pressured me to move forward with a property that didn’t thrill me, he listened to my feedback, and he gave me sensible, valuable advice. I conducted my entire house hunt from Florida, where I lived before moving to New Jersey. Since I was house-hunting from afar, I trusted Matt to be my eyes and ears (and sometimes nose) at every property I considered. He sent me countless photos and videos of the properties and gave me his honest opinions. He was not simply trying to make a sale; he was truly on my side. When we found the perfect property, Matt even helped me close on the house long-distance. Throughout the entire process, Matt was responsive, professional, and kind. I felt very lucky to have Matt as my agent, and I highly recommend him!"

Alexandra Walrath June 04, 2014

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