"Michael knows the Cape condo market & his suggestions on setting price & handling offers helped us make the sale. His organization & people are also excellent in communication & handling all aspects of the listing.
July, 2015 - J Bondaryk
"We had an awesome experience with the staff at Michael Leighton. Everyone was relentless in getting showings and holding open houses even during the winter months. Our neighbors all commented on the professionalism of the Leighton staff. They managed well a multiple offer situation and ultimately got us a very good sale price. We could not be happier with their services and are now in the process of buying a house with them."
July, 2015 - M Politi
"Michael demonstrated an excellent grasp of the market, and he sold our condo very promptly, at a fair price. His associate, Patrick, very ably guided us through the entire process from the offer through the closing. We highly recommend this team."
April, 2015 - B & N Smith
"We enlisted Michael Leighton and his team (Patrick and Iva) to help us sell our home in early 2015. The team was able to generate much interest quickly with the use of open houses, quick and efficient listing and local networking. Our home was under agreement within weeks of going onto the market, despite the fact that we listed it in the middle of winter on Cape Cod. Leighton Realty was attentive, professional and efficient. We highly recommend Leighton Realty.
March, 2015 R Scovil
"We were impressed with Michael, and his whole staff, right from the beginning of the process, until we closed 4 months later. True professionals, who know the marketplace well. Michael guided us to price our unit right and by doing so, we were rewarded with a surprising offer in a normally slow time of the year.
March, 2015 G & A Juwa
"Michael Leighton and his staff kept us fully informed of the things we needed to do based on a previous home inspection and the current buyer's Home inspection. The negotiation of the price went through in a timely manner and there were no hitches in the final sale."
May, 2014 - Nancy & Bob Smith
"Michael Leighton and Stephanie Dolson handled my recent sale with the highest level of integrity and professionalism. Their knowledge of the local market is right on the mark. The sale went through quickly and smoothly. I would not hesitate to recommend them to any interested seller."
November, 2012 - John Brazeau
"My wife and I were complete novices when we started looking for our first property. However, we quickly realized that there were a large number of people in the Real Estate business that chose the profession because they like showing people houses. When I met Michael Leighton there was a clear difference that set him apart as a true professional. He looks deep into the needs of the client. Then, not only does he steer them in the direction of the perfect property, but he then goes on to tailor his business practices to benefit them as well as future clients. He is extremely well versed in the many documents that go along with acquiring property and can explain exactly what terminology means so novices like myself have no uncertainty moving forward. I highly recommend Michael Leighton and his entire staff who make the whole process smooth and painless."
July, 2012 - Mark Zelinski
"I have known Michael for many years and have done multiple real estate transactions with him and his companies. He is by far the most knowledgeable Cape Cod real estate broker especially when it comes to Ocean Edge properties."
July, 2012 - Tom Murray
"Working with the Michael Leighton for the purchase of a property at Ocean Edge has been an extremely enjoyable experience. All of the personnel with the Leighton Group are extremely knowledgeable, courteous and always professional. Michael brought us through a number of units, explaining the details and advantages of the different choices and options. He worked closely with us to ensure that our selection met the needs of our family and our lifestyle. Once our selection was made, Michael's closing specialist, April Driggs, guided us through the purchase & sales process through the final closing in record time. She was always responsive to our questions and helped to ensure that the process went smoothly. The entire closing process was completed in six weeks and in time for the Labor Day holiday weekend."
September 2010, Elliot Slom
"I was very satisfied with Michael Leighton and our recent purchase. Several things particularly struck me in working with Michael and his colleagues. One was patience. We started looking at units during the winter, but we were far from knowledgeable about condominiums and were very uncertain about whether or not we wanted to take the plunge. Michael was very patient with us, and, after we delayed well into the summer deliberating and trying to make a decision, he was more than willing to work with us for a second time until we finally felt comfortable in pulling that trigger.
We also found Michael and his staff to be very knowledgeable. They were able to answer all questions; and, if they did not know the answers right away, they were able to get them for us very quickly. This was particularly helpful at a time when real estate, mortgages, etc. can tend to be very confusing and bogged down with mountains of necessary paperwork to complete.
Finally, we were very pleased with Michael's candor and communications skills. In retrospect, those were the qualities that made the sale. I recommend Michael Leighton very highly. He and his staff were what we needed and they really followed through."
September 2008, Robert A. Corvello
"Michael was very professional and knew the market and area extremely well. We live in Colorado and needed a lot of help to getting our place sold. Our condo had been rented for years and was in poor condition. Michael put us in touch with a person who totally managed the renovations and furnishing of the condo. Once the renovations were completed the property was placed on the MLS and sold within two weeks. The whole process was very efficient and painless to us. We would strongly recommend Michael especially if you live out of state."
September 2008, Tom McConathy
"Michael, thank you for the excellent work you performed in selling our Ocean Edge condominium. In a difficult market you provided sound guidance to us, and marketed our home in a way that resulted in a steady flow of potential buyers leading to the sale. We feel you provided sound advice to the potential buyers relative to market realities, resulting in a fair price in the current marketplace. If we are ever in the Cape market in future, we would certainly ask you to again represent us. If we instead wish to rent, we will call you as well. It was obvious during the process we went through that you understand your business and went the extra mile for us. Again, thanks for a superior job. We wish you and family well and hope to see you again."
August 2008 - Dick and Marvel Evans
""I would be remiss if I didnt tell you how much we enjoyed working with you. From the first time that we met, you were very professional, attentive, knowledgeable and extremely accommodating. It was more like working with a friend. We will continue to recommend you and your agency to anyone we know that is looking for a property on the Cape. And in a few years when we are ready for something bigger, we look forward to working with you again. Thanks for helping us make our Cape Cod dream come true. It was 31 years in the making! All the best to you."
August 2008 - Joe Marrone
"I'd like to say that dealing with Leighton Realty Rentals this year has been a real pleasure. This is my first year renting, as I only bought the condo last year. However, you have been very responsive to all questions and all requests, so thank you for that. Please forward my kudos to Michael Leighton and anyone else on his team. Leighton Realty Rentals will be on my list next year to help me out."
June 2008 - Robert Marceau
"Thank you Michael Leighton for selling my home on Cape Cod. I requested a REALISTIC listing price for my home. What I received was not just a realistic selling price but a realistic SELLING PLAN. My goal as a seller obviously was to receive the maximum selling price. The suggested selling plan had a listing price a bit high with a time plan to lower the price to sell. I was notified of every showing. I received "seller's feedback" regarding every showing. Once my home went under contract, I left the state. Michael Leighton did all the inspections. He repaired smoke detectors, house numbers, and helped with power-of-attorney in the passing of papers. I was able to enjoy my vacation in Hawaii, while Michael Leighton represented me in the selling of my home. Thanks again for a very professional selling of my home."
February 2008 Willis Michaelson
"An experience with Michael Leighton and his staff is what every Buyer and Seller needs and wants. Ours was excellent from the start to the finish. This was a professional relationship of trust and confidence. From our first meeting with Michael, we felt we had made the right decision to employ his firm to handle all negotiations on our rental, as well as selling the property especially since we were long distance owners. Michael, along with his extremely efficient staff, did just that, with care, skill and diligence. We thank him and everyone from the Leighton Group and wish them much continued success in the future."
June, 2007 - Jonathan & Hilda Windle