Matt Barton, Principal Broker of CENTURY 21 Everest Realty Group, began his real estate career in 2002 as a licensed real estate agent and became a licensed broker in 2008. Matt launched his own brokerage that same year and continued for three years with a Windermere franchise before going independent in 2011. Matt owned and built a successful independent brokerage, The Brokerage Real Estate Center, which sold to CENTURY 21 Everest Realty Group in June of 2014. An experienced professional, Matt has dedicated years of service to the real estate community. He served on the Board of Directors of the Utah County Association of Realtors from 2005-2008 and became its President in 2009. He is the current Chair of the Board of Directors for Utahrealestate.com, the MLS that serves 94% of Utah. In addition, he currently sits on the Professional Standards Committee, the Forms Committee and serves as an RPAC Trustee.
Previous to serving as Principal Broker, Matt held several key roles in the Everest organization including Director of Operations and Managing Branch Broker. Matt’s current responsibilities include oversight of compliance with the Division of Real Estate licensure administrative rules, as well as compliance with the Realtor Code of Ethics. He handles mediation efforts to resolve contract issues. Matt is also actively engaged with lobbying for legislative changes that promote and protect property rights and initiatives tangent to the real estate community. He is skilled and adept at interfacing with peers in the industry to build consensus around those efforts.
Matt holds a BS in Information Management/Business Management from Brigham Young University. In his free time he enjoys participating in Triathlons and mountain biking. Matt and his wife Nancy have five children.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”