Matthew Rathbun - Real Estate Musings

Managing Real Estate Broker - Coldwell Banker Elite
This is Matthew Rathbun's blog for helping other agents in this crazy real estate industry. As a Realtor and Educator Matthew likes to share his thoughts with like minded folks!



Here is a NOVA agent who is getting a little heat for their blog post.  A lot of folks are concerned that this "heat" is a violation of his First Amendment rights.  Here is the trackback: Here are my comments that left on the Real...
Posted over 6 years ago
I've recently had my eyes open that my job as a REALTOR is becoming less about listing and selling homes, and more about counseling my clients to reduce damages. I've been very successful as a listing agent for the past many years, just before the hyper market ramp up and even this past year, but...
Posted over 6 years ago
I have wanted to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra for years!  My awesome Brother in Law got my wife and I tickets to see the show in Richmond yesterday and it was the single coolest event I’ve ever been to.  It was way cooler than repelling and zip-lining in the canopy of Jamaica or even swimming...
Posted over 6 years ago has reported that the region has a task-force to look into affordable hosing in the region…  I was surprised at the reaction. Date published: 12/19/2007 p { font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; text-decoration: none; color: #000000; text-align: justify; ...
Posted over 6 years ago
The real estate bloggers are all a twitter about an agent’s new video blog. You be the judge… Is it funny and creative or demeaning and insulting? Does it get the message across? I happen to think the Real Estate Zebra is very creative and did a great job with this. How do you think the consumers...
Posted over 6 years ago
It's the small things in life that make it all right...  My wife and I have been married for 15 years.  We got married at 18 and didn't think we'd make around year seven, but a miracle happen and we figured it out.  We've been very happy for eight years and have come to enjoy one another and the ...
Posted over 6 years ago
Is the REALTOR® Code of Ethics a "guideline" or are they actually binding?  I recently responded to a post in Activerain and cautioned one of the commenter's on some recommendations they made about how to get around a Seller who wouldn't pay a commission to an agent, because that agent was a REAL...
Posted over 6 years ago
I've just come back from a great get together at our neighbors.  I'm a big fan of the holidays.  I've been in Lake Land'or for just about a month, so it was great of our neighbors to invite us.  There was a great mix of people there and my wife enjoyed our time to connect with folks.  I hope each...
Posted over 6 years ago

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Matthew Rathbun is the Executive Vice President of Coldwell Banker Elite.  After spending many years as a high producing REALTOR®, Matthew joined the leadership team at Coldwell Banker Elite and is now responsible for company operations, staff and agent development. Matthew 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 Matthew has coached and instructed countless real estate agents and brings that experience to our Associates at Coldwell Banker Elite. Matthew has been awarded 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. He is an alumnus of the Virginia Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy. Additionally Matthew holds the following NAR Designations:  ABR, ABRM, AHWD, CDPE, CRB, CRS, ePRO, GREEN, GRI, SFR, SRS His primary focus is ensuring that our Associates have the best resources and training that could possibly be available to any real estate agent.