Your neighbor: Meet Matt Moger
Published 12:05 am Thursday, July 6, 2023
By Mandy Haggerson
For the Clemmons Courier
CLEMMONS — Matt Moger loved anything with a ball from a young age. The oldest of two siblings, Moger played sports ever since he could walk.
“I was especially passionate about soccer,” Moger said. “I started playing it more seriously in middle school and haven’t stopped until recently.”
Moger lettered in soccer, baseball, golf and basketball in high school.
The many benefits of sports and fitness led him to decide on pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in health, fitness and recreation.
“I chose to go to Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, because both my grandfather and dad went there,” Moger said. “Initially, I had pursued pre-med as my major and thought I would be a physician’s assistant, but after three semesters, I realized sports and fitness were a better fit. As much as I enjoyed soccer, I was thinking that I would turn it into a career with coaching others.”
After graduating, Moger married his high school sweetheart, Ashley, in 2007. Moger also pursued jobs that allowed him to pursue his passion for soccer and fitness.
“Since we were both from the same hometown, we moved back there for a year to save money,” Moger said. “Ashley was working as a nurse, and I got a position at the Randolph-Asheboro YMCA as the assistant youth and adults sports director.”
After a year in their hometown, the newlyweds headed to the Winston-Salem area for Ashley’s job. Moger began working for Send Out Cards as the senior manager and coached both the boys and girls soccer teams at Wesleyan Christian Academy. He also was a soccer coach and trainer for Kinder Kixx in High Point. “I love coaching soccer, but after reading “Rich Dad Poor Dad,” I decided to try something different. One of the business ventures the author encouraged was real estate. It turned me upside down, and I took a chance and began my career in real estate,” reflects Moger.
Moger began M5 Investments in 2010.
“What I have loved about real estate is the people,” Moger said. “It opens up a lot of interesting conversations. I always am a firm believer that you can get ahead without taking others down in the process. I think there are a lot of misconception that getting ahead requires taking out your competitors. That’s just not the case. I have felt so strongly about it that I was compelled to write a book during COVID-19.”
“The Book on Relational Real Estate” was written by Matt to highlight those values and how to find creative solutions around housing-related challenges. “Writing this book has been on my bucket list for a while, and I was excited to publish it through Amazon,” mentions Moger.
Showcasing his entrepreneurial spirit has allowed Moger to be around for his daughter’s childhood too. Daughters, Carsyn, 11, and Corrine, 8, are beginning to develop interests of their own, too, which Matt likes to participate in with them.
“We’ve done swimming, golf and tennis in our house,” Moger said. “We have also embraced musicality, too. I grew up playing the piano and guitar, and the girls are taking to musical instruments now too. I currently participate in the worship band at Calvary Baptist Church which I enjoy. I think as a parent being able to teach your kids to take a chance at failing in a safe environment is important. You don’t want to raise children that will just follow others. You want independent thinkers that have a strong moral compass.”
Part of what Moger believes is important in that journey is spirituality.
“Our goal as a family is to show people that God loves them and to be a real person,” Moger said. “I was raised as a son of a preacher, so faith was always central in our home too. Ashley and I want to share that with our girls. We tell the kids how important it is to surround yourself with Godly people. Who you choose to have in your life makes such an impact.”