Don Matheson, CRS, GRI, ABR, CLHMS, CDPE
Founder, The Matheson Team
Don Matheson, CRS, GRI, ABR, CLHMS, CDPE, is the founder of The Matheson Team of RE/MAX Fine Properties. Canadian by birth, American by choice; Don emigrated to the US in 1995 and became a US Citizen on August 24, 2001. A licensed REALTOR® since 1976, both in Canada and Scottsdale, AZ, Don’s top priority is to build trusting relationships with his clients.
Since 2010, The Matheson Team has been consistently ranked in the top 1, 2, or 3 RE/MAX teams in Arizona, and in the top 100 RE/MAX teams in the United States. In 2015, Don was awarded the RE/MAX Luminary of Distinction award, joining the ranks of only 37 RE/MAX agents out of over 100,000 in the United States. To date, Don is still the only Arizona winner of this coveted award.
Don attributes much of the team’s success to their pioneering efforts on the Internet and looks for it to drive future growth. A true entrepreneur, Don isn’t just in the real estate business; he is reinventing the business of real estate by maximizing the Internet’s potential through his proactive and systematic approach to listings and buyers online. Don and his team generate over 33% of their sales volume from the Internet, second only to the team’s referrals.
Don has earned many real estate credentials over the years including Certified Residential Specialist, Graduate REALTOR Institute, Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Certified Investor Agent Specialists and Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist.
Don is a longtime Board Member of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, and a Board Member of his local community Homeowners Association. Don is also very involved in the Scottsdale community, supporting organizations such as Susan G Komen, Boys and Girls Club and Family Promise. In addition, he is proud to be a major donor at Scottsdale’s Honor Health.
Don is a skilled golfer with a 6 handicap and is an avid reader. Don speaks to numerous real estate professionals about the power of the Internet to grow their businesses as well as his own personal formula for success. Don is never too busy for you or your referrals!
Jenny Matheson, MBA, MS
After assisting her husband, Don, in establishing his real estate business when they moved to Arizona in 1995, Jenny began graduate studies at Arizona State University. She graduated in 1998 with both an MBA and a Master of Science in Economics. In addition to earning a 4.0 GPA, Jenny was awarded the Barchilon Award for outstanding graduate student of the year in 1997 by the ASU Economics Faculty.
Jenny spent a year at PriceWaterhouseCoopers PLLC, where she primarily assisted with litigation support engagements involving property value diminution studies, leveraging her background in residential real estate and her academic training in economic and statistical modeling. In 1999, she rejoined her husband’s expanding real estate practice, which they have built into the #5 RE/MAX Team in the United States.
In addition to managing The Matheson Team with her husband, Jenny represents both Buyers and Sellers in the purchase and sale of homes, primarily in the Scottsdale and Paradise Valley markets. Experience, education and exceptional attention to detail are the key ingredients to serving her clients with a very high level of service, which is evident in the fact that she works entirely by referral.
Business Development & REALTOR®
Kristine is an Arizona native and joined The Matheson Team in 2017. She spent 10 years in the staffing industry where she specialized in new business development and has enjoyed adapting these skills to the real estate industry.
Listing Coordinator & REALTOR®
Jenn is originally from Central Pennsylvania. She graduated from the College of Communications at Pennsylvania State University. Jenn was a PA Realtor for 4 years and prior to transitioning her career to Real Estate, she was a Project Manager with a high level marketing firm in Philadelphia. Jenn, her husband, and their two Brittany Spaniel’s just moved to Scottsdale in March.
Jessica oversees the Matheson Team’s transactions through the entire escrow period, from the point we negotiate a successful purchase contract to the close of escrow. She liaisons with buyers, sellers, title officers, inspectors, mortgage brokers, and appraisers to ensure a successful closing for each property. She has a wide breadth of knowledge about all phases of the real estate business. Jessica holds an Arizona Real Estate Brokers license and a Mortgage Brokers license, as well as a Real Estate Brokers license in California. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in Business and Marketing.
Jen Pedersen, CDPE
Jen is a sales agent on the team who works with buyers and sellers. Jen moved to Arizona from Colorado to join The Matheson Team in 2005. During her time on the team Jen has helped The Matheson Team become the #1 RE/MAX Team in Arizona from 2010 – 2015 and one of the top 50 RE/MAX teams in the country. She has been a Funding Coordinator at Entrust Mortgage and also team manager of the Closing Department at Watermark Financial Partners. Jen earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science at the University of Northern Colorado.
Tracy Phillips, CDPE
Tracy is a sales agent with The Matheson Team. Prior to joining The Matheson Team in 2005, Tracy spent 4 years at DC Ranch Realty in Scottsdale. She is an Arizona native and earned her Arizona Real Estate License in 2002. Prior to selling real estate, Tracy was an Event Coordinator at Barrett-Jackson Auction House. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from Arizona State University.
Stephany is a sales agent with The Matheson Team. Prior to joining the team, Stephany worked independently with home buyers to connect them with hard-to-find luxury “off market” properties. A graduate of the Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business, Stephany also served as President of the Asian Pacific Islander Association, an experience that deepened her appreciation for the state of Arizona. Her fluency in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English has helped her create a diverse client base which adds tremendous value to The Matheson Team.
Alex is an Arizona Native without plans of ever leaving. While attending Arizona State University, Alex spent the early years of his career in the Banking Industry where his hard work and business acumen earned him a place within the top 15% of his company in regard to sales, client attrition and, most importantly, client retention. Alex went on to graduate from Arizona State University in December 2016 with a B.A. in Business Communications. In 2017 Alex joined The Matheson Team , a team of highly respected real estate professionals that have amassed over a billion dollars in real estate sales. Alex says, “I could not be happier with the wonderful team I have joined.I look forward to delivering the same service they have for years”