About Matthew

Matthew Rathbun

Philosophy Regarding Consumers

In my professional life, nothing is more important than you, the client. Serving my real estate clients is much more than just filling out paperwork, showing homes and cashing a check. I spend countless hours studying the market, the consumer demographics and what our countless industry reports say about you.

I engage all the practical technology and resources that I have at my disposal to ensure that we do business your way. I only work with clients who I’ve met with and listened to and feel that I can help in reaching their goals. Most clients wish to buy or sell because of life events. It’s my job to be a faithful servant to you as your lifestyle changes. Understanding you and your family’s needs helps me to put myself in your position and then decide what advice I would like to have if I were making the decisions that will be laid out before you.

I have been honored to receive the Virginia Association of REALTORS® Instructor of the Year and the Fredericksburg Area Associations of REALTORS® Rookie of the Year, President’s Award, Code of Ethics Aware and the Honor “Role” award each year from 2007 to current. I am an alumnus of the Virginia Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy.

Additionally I hold the following NAR Designations: ABR, ABRM, AHWD, CDPE, CRB, CRS, ePRO, GREEN, GRI, SFR, SRS

Position with Coldwell Banker Elite

I am the Executive Vice President of Coldwell Banker Elite. After spending many years as a high producing REALTOR®, I joined the leadership team at Coldwell Banker Elite and I am now responsible for company operations, staff and agent development.

I serves on a number of local, state and national committees that promote the development of real estate agents and their resources. As a national instructor I have coached and instructed countless real estate agents and I bring that experience to our Associates at Coldwell Banker Elite.

As part of the CBE leadership team, my primary focus is ensuring that our Associates have the best resources and training that could possibly be available to any real estate agent.

My Personal Life

I love my job, but nothing is more important than my faith and my family. Jennifer is the wife of my youth and we’ve been married for 20 years. We have three amazing daughters that we homeschool. Jennifer and I have volunteered for many civic groups over the years, but now concentrate on family and outreach through our church. We’ve attended Grace Church of Fredericksburg for over 22 years and remain very active as volunteers, in missions, audio / visual ministry and wherever we are needed. In addition to being an outstanding mother and wife, Jennifer also volunteers at the Fredericksburg Pregnancy Clinic.