Real Estate Broker | Coldwell Banker Elite
About Matthew Rathbun (aka Me)
Hi! I’m Matthew Rathbun and I’m happy that you are here to learn a little about me. You have your choice of countless Realtors and I’m honored that you’re interested in reviewing my bio. I’ve been a Realtor in Fredericksburg and helping people for a very long time now. I’ve grown up in the area and decided to stay to raise my own beautiful daughters, with my talented wife of over 20 years. Thrown into our crazy lives is our Golden Retriever, Jett and our rescue kitten, Rosie. I love the Fredericksburg area and enjoy the people, history, and progress that I’ve been exposed to over the years. But this isn’t really about my story… It’s about how I can be a supporting character in yours.
You may be a first time home buyer or a veteran seller, but every move is the beginning or end of a chapter in your life. You have enjoyed or will enjoy entertaining, raising a family, playing with your first dog or just the reprieve of a safe harbor in this home. It’s more than just a “transaction”, it’s part of your life. My role is to help you navigate through the process to the best of my trained ability.
For a long time, I’ve help clients with the real estate part of their story. I’ve had clients refer me to their children and those children then refer me to their own. Working with three generations in the same family and being trusted by them is an honor for me.
I’ve been with clients when they’ve received a call that their child was accepted to the school they’ve dreamed of and I’ve been with clients when they get a call that their parent has died unexpectedly. I’ve met with young mothers after they husbands have died and with parents who have just found out that they’re having a baby after years of trying. It is an honor to be trusted by all of these families to help them with the often complex process of buying or selling a home. I would be honored to partner with you for the next chapter of your life’s story.
About Me Professionally
Aside from assisting clients with their real estate needs, I travel inside and outside of the country lecturing to other real estate agents and brokers. I teach specialty and advanced training programs, as well as risk management and technology program.
I am the Executive Vice President of Coldwell Banker Elite, which is the most active locally owned firm in the Fredericksburg area with some of the most talented and dedicated agents in the region.
I hold a number of specialty designations which are listed below if you’re curious as to what all those letters mean.
Thanks for checking in and getting a glimpse of who I am. Feel free to check out my social media sites if you’d like to know more! Also, you can reach me on my contact page with any questions that you may have!
My Advanced Training Credentials
The National Association of Realtors has a number of specialty and advanced training courses that agents can take to earn recognition for their education. I am also an instructor in most all of them. Here are a few of mine:
SRS – Seller Representative Specialist
ABR – Accredited Buyer Representative
CIPS – International Representation
CRB – Council of Real Estate Brokers
CRS – Council of Residential Specialist
ePRO – Technology Certification
GREEN – Environmental and Green Home Specialist
GRI – Graduate of the Realtor Institute
MRP – Military Relocation Specialist
RSPS – Resort and Second Home
SFR – Short and Foreclosure Representative