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
Born and raised in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Jenny completed her undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
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.
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.
Jennifer has been a licensed Realtor since 1999. She knows no two houses are the same, and your experience in finding your dream home will be no different. With many years in client services, Jennifer knows how to make this experience uniquely your own. After all, this is an investment in your future! She has developed an eye for improvements, renovations, repairs, and has several connections in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area. With this keen attention to detail, she will leave no stone unturned as she caters to your needs every step of the way. She prides herself on her consistent communication and her ability to be there for you when you need her the most. Jennifer is invested in you and has plans for how great your future can be. Clients can expect an experience that is uniquely their own. Jennifer is fantastic in navigating through any possible obstacles along the way and will make sure everything is as simple as possible from start to finish.
David has lived in North Scottsdale for 20 years and has extensive knowledge of the neighborhoods and golf communities in the area. An avid golfer, he has played the vast majority of private and public courses in The Valley of the Sun.
Real estate is a second career for David, after spending over 30 years managing luxury hotels and resorts in the US, South Pacific, and the Caribbean. Meeting and exceeding the expectations of high-end travelers spending tens of thousands per week on an island vacation is a large part of a resort General Manager’s everyday duties. “I understand what a luxury home buyer or seller expects in the process of buying and selling a home, and it is much the same as what they expect when they are staying at a five-star resort. In both situations, they expect attentive service throughout the transaction, anticipation of their needs and wants, and professional expertise to ensure the best experience possible.”
Bridging his years of managing luxury resorts with local area knowledge, David is uniquely qualified to help you sell your loved home or find your new dream home.
David and his wife Anne just recently sold their home of 15 years in North Scottsdale and downsized to a home they are building in Trilogy at Verde River, so he understands all the emotions and concerns that buyers and sellers experience during a real estate transaction. David and Anne love to travel and some of their most memorable trips have included an African Safari, Bali, the Maldives, French Polynesia, the Amalfi Coast, and renting villas in Provence. David has an affinity for fine wines with a special focus on the pinot noirs and chardonnays of Burgundy.
ASSOCIATE BROKER & Transaction Coordinator
Angela moved back to Arizona in 2009 and has lived in seven different states. Prior to joining the team, Angela worked independently and with other teams, actively selling real estate since 2007. She was first licensed in Maryland. Angela’s prior experience includes sales support, marketing construction products and management in the restaurant industry. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from The University of Notre Dame.
Listing Coordinator & REALTOR®
Originally from San Diego, Jerry moved to Phoenix in 2017 to pursue a baseball scholarship at Arizona Christian University. While at ACU, Jerry has interned with the Matheson Team assisting with numerous administrative tasks, mainly focusing on the marketing and listing aspects within the company. Upon graduating from ACU with a B.A. in Business Administration, Jerry is now the Listing Coordinator for the Matheson Team. Jerry is a diligent team player whose focus is to ensure a smooth listing process for all agents and clients from beginning to end. Jerry has volunteered at non-profits, such as the Red Cross, and Feed Our Starving Children, as well as volunteers at his local church and participates in beach clean-ups in San Diego. He currently resides in the North Glendale area and enjoys an active lifestyle while spending time with family and friends.