About Matt

About Matt


The Best at the Beach…

… A Family Tradition

I was born and raised in Malibu and have an intimate knowledge of this beautiful stretch of coastline. I grew up in Malibu Colony, and in my almost forty years of living there, I developed a love for the beach lifestyle that has served me well in my career.  I began selling real estate in 1983 and was fortunate to learn the business from my late mother, Carol Rapf, who was considered the queen of Malibu real estate for several decades. I take great pride in carrying on in her tradition.

Malibu is a tight knit community. I have longstanding relationships in the area, and understand the different nuances that make each area of Malibu unique. I’m well versed in city building codes, local geology and the history of many local homes. All of this is crucial in a tight market—inside information is key when testing the potential sale of a home, or negotiating for a property before it’s on the market. My clients rely on my ability to get them the information they need to achieve their goals.  And the test of my success is always my clients’ satisfaction with their sale or purchase. My roster of pleased homeowners is a long one (please see my client testimonials.)

Building a long and distinguished real estate career is not easy, but I love what I do.  I consider myself so fortunate to live and work in such a beautiful area. I’m married to my lovely wife Jill and we have two amazing children, Luke and Chloe.

Please contact me to discuss my personalized, detailed marketing strategies for the sale of your home. And whether you’re buying or selling, let me put the power of local knowledge to work for you.