Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
1660 Tiburon Blvd
TIBURON, CA 94920
- CCIM, SRES
With a degree in Real Estate and Urban Planning Matt became a California Real Estate Broker in 1972. In 1980 he received the prestigious CCIM designation from the National Association of Realtors. The Certified Commercial Investment Member designation is awarded to an elite group of Realtors who have proven experience and education in the field of commercial investment property and client representation. Matt’s most recent designation is that of SRES, Seniors Real Estate Specialist. The SRES is trained in and is attuned to the needs of the 55 and older clientele. The SRES professional network covers a wide variety of seniors needs, including and not limited to: Elder Law Attorneys (wills, trusts, estates), Trades people skilled in property maintenance, Senior Moving Specialists, Clutter Reduction Experts, Estate Liquidators and Estate Sale Organizers. Included also are Home Healthcare Agencies and Community Resources. All members of the network have the common goal of assisting “seniors” with their transition decisions and real estate needs.
For the past 44 years Matt has brokered / developed / owned or consulted on a wide range of properties from condominium developments, office centers, equestrian ranches, commercial subdivisions, acreage, surplus school sites, apartment complexes, other income producing properties and prestige homes. Matt joined Frank Howard Allen Realtors in 1997 and was soon after appointed to Frank Howard Allen Realtors’ “Chairman’s Circle of Excellence” in recognition of superior production. Matt is now a Broker Associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
Awards & Certifications
Member, Life Planning Network
Member Marin Villages, Tiburon Village, Volunteer of the Year 2016
Honorary Life Time Member California Association of Realtors 2016
Frank Howard Allen Million Dollar Club Award 2010
National Association of Realtors ePro Technology Certification 2009
Frank Howard Allen Million Dollar Club Award 2008
Frank Howard Allen Bronze Award of Distinction Award 2006
Frank Howard Allen Bronze Award of Distinction Award 2005
Frank Howard Allen Gold Award of Distinction 2004
Realty Alliance National Sales Award 2003
Frank Howard Allen Million Dollar Club Award 2003
Frank Howard Allen Million Dollar Club Award 2002
Certificate of Appreciation Homeward Bound 2001
Frank Howard Allen Silver Award of Distinction 2001
Frank Howard Allen Million Dollar Club Award 2000
Frank Howard Allen Bronze Award of Distinction 1999
Frank Howard Allen Circle of Excellence 1997
Frank Howard Allen Circle of Excellence 1996
Frank Howard Allen Million Dollar Club 1996
"For most ordinary folks who are buying or selling a house, the part about using a broker or real estate agent is one where you grit your teeth and resign yourself to the ugly fact that using an agent is the standard procedure and you just have to put up with in order to accomplish the mission. In general, it seems that they get a lot of money for very little work. In my case, the commission was almost $40,000. Do you have any idea how long it takes me to save $40,000? I don’t even want to think about it! But now, after having sold my house with Matt Masson as my agent, I realize that, at least in my circumstance, Matt earned every penny. What he did for me before the sale, during the negotiations, and even after the closing, was above and beyond what one would expect. Before I put the house on the market, Matt rolled up his sleeves and helped me with the hard work of getting the house ready. Matt wasn’t just pointing out what needed to be done, he jumped right in and shoulder-to-shoulder helped me do the hard work before me. For the pre-listing effort, Matt went beyond what I suspect 98% of other agents would have done.
During the sale process, we ran into major roadblocks. The negotiations were challenging and terse.There were a number of instances when it came to a crossroad, and I felt the deal was going to fall out. Even after we were in contract, complications with the inspections and the appraisal again created a palpable risk of losing the deal. This period of uncertainty created, angst, financial uncertainty, extreme emotional reactions amongst the interested parties on both sides. The entire time Matt was a calm voice, level head, wise advisor, and supportive “corner man” who kept the deal on track and kept the final objective foremost on everyone’s screen. I suspect most agents would have complained, delivered ultimatums with their self-interest in mind, let their frustrations show, or otherwise lost faith. Matt kept the process on course and delivered moral support, at the most crucial times. Even when the sale closed, Matt was still available, ready to help with the move-out and do whatever he could to ensure that everyone came away satisfied.
In summary, Matt came through in the best of style, did everything required of him, and so much more. His experience, skill and considerable effort was necessary for a successful conclusion to the difficult challenge of the sale of my house; at a time when I don’t think many other agents could have performed at the same level. Matt gets my highest recommendation because he earned it."
DR - Sacramento
I want to thank you for all that you did in helping us to sell our home. We could not have done it without you. After twenty years in our home, the process of selling and moving was most daunting and you guided us with sensitivity and clarity every step of the way. We were partners in the process and what could have been an entangled web of confusion became a process where we never felt alone.
You helped us know what to do to get the house ready for sale and you even helped us physically get it ready. You knew the right people to prepare the house with painting and staging. You added your own personal touches to the house that made it more interesting and appealing. You arranged for a photographer who presented our home in the best possible way. You kept us upbeat and patient during the fallow times and because of you we weren’t discouraged. When a good offer came, you handled it with acumen and guided us through the complexities that led to a sale that without you might have not been made. Even after the closing you stayed in touch and handled the loose ends that could have become problems.
We are now settling into our new home in just the way we had hoped and without you, I just don’t think it would have happened.
Throughout the whole process you were the ultimate professional, giving us security that all was being handled just as it should be. Moving is still a hassle, but you took us through the process with personal caring, great individual attention and consummate skill.
With deepest appreciation, we thank you."
S and S H - Carmel, CA
Mere words cannot express my appreciation for all you’ve done on my behalf in the sale of 209 Butterfield. You took on a project which became messy and complicated yet navigated me through as if it were not messy, and therefore not complicated. As a person of faith I asked god to bless you and your work daily. He was faithful and so were you.
So, in order to make up for the lack of words, I hope you will accept the enclosed as a token of my gratitude. Thank you so very much."
D.W. Spartonburg, SC
I would like to take a moment to let you know how fortunate I am to have had you as my real estate agent, and to acknowledge what an incredible job you did in selling my property. Your years of experience and expertise in real estate were invaluable to me throughout the selling process.
I very much appreciated your advice and help in preparing the house and property for sale, explaining all the required documents, and your words of encouragement to help me navigate the ups and downs of bringing a property to sale.
I could not have asked for more complete or better representation to brokers or potential buyers. To sell the property in 39 days is quite remarkable, made even more so in this challenging real estate market.
All in all Matt, I believe we had the most successful sale I could ever have imagined, and quite simply I could not have done it without you as my agent. I am grateful to you for always going above and beyond the call of duty on my behalf.
My heartfelt thanks to you, and if I should consider buying a house in the future you are the only real estate agent I will call.
P.P. - Tiburon, CA"
I send this post card as a small token of thanks for all the help on 9 Via Pariaso East, the owners think you are great – also a true professional.
Merry Christmas! Now I owe you for two! Thank you for your professional, diligent, insightful and results producing efforts."
C,W - Kona HI
"To whom it may concern:
Recently we had the experience of selling our home in West Marin after moving to New England. A challenging experience at best but it could easily have been a negative and overwhelming one without the guidance of an excellent real estate agent. We were very fortunate to have listed our house with Matt Masson and would highly recommend him to others with Marin County property to sell.
Being first time home sellers we were especially grateful for Matt’s years of experience, his county contacts and knowledge, as well as his patience and positive professional outlook. Although we were on the other side of the country we always felt we knew what was going on due to Matt’s excellent communication skills. We were also able to depend on Matt to carry out the variety of tasks needed to have a home on the market, This ranged from supervising repair work to maintaining and optimizing the property’s throughout its listing.
During the entire process Matt was supportive and encouraging. Without a doubt he is one of Marin County’s finest real estate agents.
L.Z. and S.F. - Cape Cod, MA
Well, we made it – but after being a home-owner for a week now, I’m still in shock. And so far, the only difference in my life is that I have a lot more to do and not enough time or money to do it all!
Seriously, I am very appreciative of your excellent efforts on my behalf. You more than earned your commission on this one. And I am very happy that I chose you to work with me over the past several months. Considering that the mortgage broker did it’s best to sabotage the whole deal, you performed magnificently both as a real estate broker and as a supportive friend. You were on top of all the details, kept the line of communication open so I always knew what was (or wasn’t) happening, taught me the things I needed to know and basically held my hand through the whole process.
I look forward to working together again and, in the meantime, hope we can get together on a personal level tp keep our acquaintance active. I look forward to talking with you soon.
F.S. - Novato, CA
"To whom it May Concern:
Matt Masson was the real estate broker handling the sale of our Marin County Home on Lucas Valley Road in Nicasio, California. We listed our home on relitively short notice and with a tight schedule to relocate our family to Nashville, Tennessee.
Matt not only performed the usual broker related duties for us ina very professional and conscientious manner, but he went considerably above and beyond the call of duty in looking out for our best interests while the house was on the market and we were in Nashville. From seeing to the care and feeding of the house and grounds, to keeping fresh flowers on the table when the house was being shown, Matt nade the process a pleasure in comparison to previous experiences. Matt truly cared about us and our house. He did everything he could to sell our house and get the best price.
I wholeheartedly recommend Matt Masson as an outstanding and caring real estate agent."
E & L Westin - Nashville, Tennessee