Matthew Rathbun – Professional Perspective
Hi, I’m Matthew Rathbun and I’m a licensed broker in Virginia and the Executive Vice President of Coldwell Banker Elite. I have opened and managed real estate firms, as well as coached and mentored agents for over a decade. I had a lot of success and more than a few blessings as producing agent and found that I had a knack for helping agents also find their own success.
I have been teaching adults for many years and currently have a wide range of topics that I can speak on. I believe that every moment with learners should count. It should be engaging, funny and have a take away – otherwise whats the point of being the classroom. Real Estate agents are busy people with 1001 things going on at any given time. If they are attending one of my sessions that I feel honored to have them there and feel that I have a duty to ensure that time they have given me will be valuable to them. I remember that those I’m speaking with and coaching have their own level of knowledge and experience and that by mutual sharing, with a dash of humor and a whole lot of respect we can all continue to improve the world around us
One of my highest professional honors was to be the recipient of the Virginia Association of REALTORS® 2007 Educator of the Year award, the Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS® Rookie of the year and the 2011 Code of Ethics Award, as well as other various accolades. I have a wide range of experience with risk reduction, including serving on the local, state and national professional standards workgroups, MLS compliance committees and various other industry opportunities that has given me a broad exposure to what should be the best practices in the industry. I am an alumnus of the VAR Leadership Academy. As an author I have contributed to many real estate industry magazines and on-line industry news venues.
Matthew Rathbun | Personal Perspective
So being outside of “Matthew Rathbun, Real Estate Instructor” who am I? I love my job, but nothing is more important than my faith and my family. I’ve been married to my best friend, Jennifer for 20 years and we have three awesome daughters. While I work as a Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker Elite, Jennifer home schools our kids and volunteers at the Fredericksburg Pregnancy Center. We’ve been active in our church at Grace Church of Fredericskburg for over 20 years.