Buyer's Agent

Mat Shelton-Eide


What's your guilty pleasure?

I am addicted to honey buns and the cookies and cream milk from Wawa. I like to think I'd have a six pack if it weren't for that addiction.

What do you think are your best skills you bring to the job?

I think I do a good job of knowing when to keep things casual, but also having the intelligence and situational awareness to know when to dive in and put my grownup real estate agent hat on. Purchasing a house CAN be stressful, but I'm of the opinion it SHOULD be fun. It's sort of like being a raft guide. I want you to experience the party as we go down the river, not worry about the rocks.

What's the best meal you've ever eaten?

One time on a trip to Brooklyn with a bunch of friends I had a solo meal at the bar at Miriam in Park Slope. Everything was just so spot on and it was one of those nights where life just felt beautiful, just being a human in the world.

Mat Shelton-Eide entered the real estate world in 2020 after a decade of running his own Richmond businesses as a serial entrepreneur. He owned a popular vintage store in the Fan, Addison Vintage, and writes for the website he founded,, covering college basketball in his spare time locally when he’s not helping new friends make their real estate dreams come true as a Ruckart RE buyer’s agent.

A longtime Fan resident turned Bellevue evangelist, Mat loves city living and helping clients find unique homes with character and historic charm. He considers himself a de facto Richmond tour guide, having spent such a large amount of his life downtown, coming to the city initially to attend VCU as an undergraduate art student, then later receiving his Master’s degree from VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership. Mat loves the pace of Richmond and is constantly recruiting out-of-towners to experience the Richmond way of life for themselves. He enjoys supporting local restaurants and shopping small with his wife, Cindy, and their two kids, Linus and Jude – both of whom are proud students of Richmond City Public Schools.

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