Hi, I’m Matthew!
I’m happy that you are here to learn a little about me. You have your choice of countless Realtors and I’m honored that you’re interested in learning a little about me. I’ve been a Realtor in the Fredericksburg area and helping people like you for a very long time now. I grew up in the area and decided to stay to raise my three daughters, with my wife. Thrown into our crazy lives is one awesome Golden Retriever named Jett and our rescue kitten, Rosie. I love the Fredericksburg area and have enjoyed the people, rich history, and watching our region progress into the future. But this isn’t really about my story… It’s about how I can be a supporting character in yours.
You may be a first time home buyer or a veteran seller, but every move is the beginning or end of a chapter in your life. You have enjoyed or will enjoy entertaining, raising a family, playing with your first dog or just the reprieve of a safe harbor in this home. It’s more than just a “transaction”, it’s part of your life. My role is to help you navigate through the process to the best of my trained ability.
For a long time, I’ve help clients with the real estate part of their story. I’ve had clients refer me to their children and thier children then refer me to their children. Working with three generations in the same family and being trusted by them is an honor for me.
I’ve been with clients when they’ve received a call that their child was accepted to the school they’ve dreamed of and I’ve been with clients when they get a call that their parent has died unexpectedly. I’ve met with young mothers after they husbands have died and with parents who have just found out that they’re having a baby after years of trying. It is an honor to be trusted by all of these families to help them with the often complex process of buying or selling a home. I would be honored to partner with you for the next chapter of your life’s story.
About Me Professionally
Aside from assisting clients with their real estate needs, I travel inside and outside of the country lecturing to other real estate agents and brokers. I teach specialty and advanced training programs, as well as risk management, marketing and technology programs.
I am the Executive Vice President of Coldwell Banker Elite, which is the highest performing locally owned firm in the Fredericksburg area with some of the most talented and dedicated agents in the region.
I hold a number of specialty designations which are listed below if you’re curious as to what all those letters mean.
Over my long career, I’ve been honored by peers and clients for the service I’ve provided both. Here is a list of a few of those acknowledgments.
Industry Influencer – 2020 RISMedia Newsmaker
REALTOR® of the Year – 2020 Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS®
President’s Award – 2010 Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS®
Code of Ethics Award – 2011 Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS®
Rookie of the Year – 2003 Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS®
Honor “Role” – Various Years Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS®
Instructor of the Year – 2007 Virginia Association of REALTORS®
CRS National Instructor of the Year – 2020 Residential Real Estate Council
“Raising The Bar” Ethics Award – 2020 Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS®
My Advanced Training
HomeSafe™ – Training to keep promote healthy activities during a pandemic
ABR – Accredited Buyer Representative
SRS – Seller Representative Specialist
CRB – Council Residential Broker
CRS – Certified Residential Specialist
GRI – Graduate of the Real Estate Institute
CIPS – Certified International Property Specialist
ePRO – Technology Training for Agents
GREEN – Green Building Specialist
MRP – Military Relocation Professional
RSPS – Resort and Second Home Specialist
CDPE – Certified Distressed Property Expert
Smart Home Certified
AHWD – Diversity Certified
Thanks for checking in and getting a glimpse of who I am. Feel free to check out my social media sites if you’d like to know more! When you’re ready to chat about how I can help you and your family, please fill out the contact form below!