Matthew Rathbun - Real Estate Musings in Spotsylvania VA

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!
I've come to realize that there are a few things that just do not matter and I wish did matter, with as much energy as I put into them.  First, the weather predictions - they are rarely right and yet I look every night.  Second, the economist's predictions of the housing market - I read everythin...
I've been reading a book lately and it went into what your life means.  Think about a tombstone, I know it's a little morbid right off the top, but keep up with me....  The tombstone usually has the year in which one was born and the year of passing.  Between the two numbers, is what is important...
I have to say that I have vaguely recognized that there is a writer’s strike in Hollywood.  I am an avid television viewer and like a wide variety of shows, but with the exception of “The Office”, I’ve just not paid much notice to any change.  If anything, with the re-runs or just plain old lack ...
I am so tired of getting these e-mails that promise me health, wealth and a great amount of money if I sign up for a web-page that helps REALTORS sell! Listen, I have tried almost everything out there and none of it delivers what is promised, with few exceptions.  There is so much out there to he...
So, I’ve been reading posts from other REALTORS, talking about how clients want more time and effort than before and want it cheaper.  Yesterday I was pondering this, when I realized that I needed to stop and get gasoline.  In the particular area I went to, I had three options.  All three are rig...
If you're in Fredericksburg, Virginia and you do any social media stuff, please e-mail me at  I am looking for FAAR members to get together for a mini geek-a-thon.
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...
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...
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...
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Matthew Rathbun is the Executive Vice President of Coldwell Banker Elite in Spotsylvania, VA.  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.