Matthew Rathbun - Real Estate Musings

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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!

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2009 

Posted about 5 years ago
There is a countless number of resources and items of information out there about Green Real Estate. The consumer has become more and more interested for either Eco-Chic or reduction of their Ecological Footprint, in Green buildings. The weekend real estate shows on TV are packed with ways to go ...
Posted about 5 years ago
Benn Rosales, the founding father of the most excellent www.AgentGenius.com did a screen-o-matic post on how to create a Wordpress post. This is one of the best tutorials I've seen on how to make a WP post, and I wanted to share it with you. I get a lot of questions on how someone like the award ...
Posted about 5 years ago
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To Block or Not to Block Recently I've engaged in a few conversations about when you should unfollow someone on Twitter and what parameters I use to decide if I want to follow back, those who are following me. With Qwitter you can now signup to find out when someone stops following you and what y...
Posted about 5 years ago
One of my favorite tools is the FREE Postlets.com listing marketing tool. This system is very easy to use and will help saturate the internet with great marketing venues for your listings. I've put together a quick tutorial to help you get started:
Posted about 5 years ago
Recently I've been trying to find training programs for Appraisers who appraise homes with "Green" upgrades and certifications. It's been a challenge, but thanks for my Twitter buddy, Stephanie Edwards-Musa here are a few tools for your favorite appraiser that she has shared: Appraisal Institute ...
Posted about 5 years ago
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Here are a few tools that you may want to add to the resource page for your Green buyers: Walkability of a House Location from www.WalkScore.com Environmental Protection Agency Smart Growth Resources Green Real Estate Remodeling Guidelines LEEDS for Homes Guidelines LEEDS FAQ for Green Homebuyers...
Posted about 5 years ago
Self Preservation I've just returned from the 2008 NAR Convention in Orlando, Florida. I got the opportunity to take some instructor-updates and spend time with several instructors. Some of the things I heard, were disconcerting to me. Several of these instructors were ranting about the students...
Posted about 5 years ago
You've either been using social media in your real estate practice and are ready for the next level or you've heard a lot about the benefits and want to get some basics down.  Either way, REBarCamp is an awesome opportunity to network and learn from peers in the real estate social media world.  C...
Posted about 5 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. http://matthewrathbun.net/