- The Washington Times - Friday, June 13, 2008

Matt Murton

Company: Coldwell Banker

Address: 7272 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: 301/718-0010

Fax: 301/941-2323

E-mail: Matt@MattMurton.com

Web site: www.mattmurton.com

Year started: 2005

How did you get started in real estate? I entered real estate after 10 years in advertising and marketing. I enjoyed the process of buying my own home, and I thought it would make a great profession.

How long with the current company? Three years

Licenses: Real estate sales in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia

Associations: Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Maryland Association of Realtors, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors

Awards: 2006 Coldwell Banker Rookie of the Year; President’s Club 2006, 2007

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: Standing onstage last spring in front of the entire Coldwell Banker family receiving the Rookie of the Year award.

What is your area of specialty? Homes priced in the $500,000 to $1,200,000 range located in lower Montgomery County and Northwest Washington.

Highest-priced home sold: $1,400,000

Most memorable house: Selling my parents’ home after 27 years, my childhood home. It was a tough sell because my father is disabled, and I had to sell the home that he kept over my head throughout my entire life.

Worst experience: A pipe erupted and flooded a listing of mine the night before settlement. Quick moving and a good Rolodex got the home cleaned and back to the settlement table in less than a week.

Age: 35

Pets: Two dogs, both lab mixes, Britney and Mikey

Education: Bachelor of science, University of Maryland, 1996

Community service/outside interests: Brain Tumor Society, cycling, mountain biking, gymnasium

Last book read: “House Lust” by Daniel McGinn

Last movie seen: “Juno”

What kind of cars do you drive? Cadillac DTS and Jeep Wrangler

What is your personal dream house? A smaller, older home in Bethesda or Kensington that has a modest addition, and then a second home on the water.

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