- The Leighton Team with Keller Williams Realty, Team Lead 2022-Present
- Leighton Rentals, Broker/Owner 2005 to Present
- Leighton Realty, Broker/Owner 2012-2022
- Realty Executives, Realtor 1999-2012
- Coldwell Banker, Realtor 1998-1999
- Chrysler Corporation, Marketing Specialist
- Paine Webber (UBS), Sales Associate
- The Citadel, BA History 1992
- Rocky Hill School (East Greenwich, RI) 1988
Michael Leighton grew up in Rhode Island and began summering on Cape Cod in the 1970s. He attended Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich and was also able to study sophomore year in Madrid at Los Menesianos. He attended college at the Citadel in SC and graduated in 1992 with a BA in history. He was again fortunate to spend his junior year abroad learning German in Vienne, Austria. Upon graduation, he first worked in Boston at Pain Webber and then Fidelity until going into marketing with Chrysler. He moved full time to Cape Cod in 1998 and started his Real Estate career with Coldwell Banker and then Realty Executives. Michael started his own rental firm, Leighton Rentals, in 2005 and then his own brokerage, Leighton Realty, in 2012. He has been the #1 Sales Agent in Brewster since 2007 and #1 in Cape Cod sales since 2020. He merged Leighton Realty with Keller Williams Realty in 2022, forming the Leighton Team.
Michael lives in Brewster with his wife Ann who hails from Wisconsin and teaches Spanish in the Nauset district. He has two teenage aged sons named Alex and Charlie. Alex is going to college soon and Charlie is following his father by spending his sophomore year of High School in Madrid. The family has two rambunctious German Shepherds named Zeus and Apollo who are quite young and “learning”. His latest hobby and interest is horticulture and particularly Japanese Maples. His recent collection is now up to 68 different cultivars which by some miracle are still alive 5 years later!
He is active in local charity as a board member for the Beehive Angels Foundation which helps children and their families in need of health or educational assistance. The foundation has assisted thousands over the last few decades. In addition, Michael & the Leighton Team pride themselves in their connection and support of the Cape Cod community through sponsorships and volunteer work.
Michael believes that a business is formed not by making a sale, but rather by providing exceptional customer service and knowledgeable representation. His hope is that you will be so pleased with your experience with the Leighton Team, no matter how large or small the task, that you will tell your friends and they will tell their friends. That is how we are the #1 sales team on Cape Cod and this is how we will continue to operate. We look forward for you to be part of our team.
View Testimonials of our team.
A REAL COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
"When it comes to real estate transactions at Ocean Edge, the Leighton Team has subject matter expertise and a real competitive advantage. The team took time to listen to my needs and address any questions. I am glad to have worked with them and would do so again."
July 2022 - C. Chen
THEY GO EXTRA MILE
"Mr. Leighton's team and himself did a perfect job. I couldn't believe how easy it was to sell our property with them. They are very educated, polite, presentable, trustworthy now that's the Big one, they go the extra mile. We thank you all for the hard work you did. Didn't matter what time of day or night you all answered me within minutes. How can you beat that service, you can't."
July 2022 - D. Hughes
QUICK AND EFFICIENT, EXCELLENT
"I have always been pleased with the cooperation of everyone in the office.
quick and efficient excellent Everyone was very professional."
May 2022 - J. King
GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND
"Michael Leighton has deep knowledge about the Ocean Edge market and has shown and sold so many condos at the resort that he gives great advice about what will appeal to potential Ocean Edge buyers. He treats sellers like partners, interacting closely during the entire sales process. I was extremely pleased with the selling price for my condo and strongly recommend Michael Leighton and his top-notch team, who go above and beyond."
May 2022 - K. Bennett
EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE, EXCELLENT AGENCY
"Michael sold us our property 8 years ago. Given the great experience then, we listed our property with him for sale. Being out of state, Leighton’s staff was exceptional and made the sale seamless. Great experienced team. Extremely knowledgeable. Excellent agency."
April 2022 - D&J Goodrich
"I would highly recommend Leighton Realty!"
April 2022 - D. Madansky
A MARKET LEADER FOR A REASON
"I went to this team because they know Ocean Edge. I received good counsel. When I wanted views/options/debate I got solid feedback. The outcome was as we had predicted and that does not happen enough! They are a Market leader for a reason!"
April 2022 - J. Horten
FAST AND EFFICIENT SERVICE
"Response to my needs was excellent. I had fast and efficient service and answers to any issues as soon as they occurred."
January 2022 - S. Keats
EXEMPLARY IN HANDLING THE SALE
"The hallmark of Michael Leighton’s team is seamlessly representing our property. Each team member is at the top of their field, and they work together to communicate with us, our buyer, and all critical parties to make the sale happen. Paige, Emma, Shana, Diane, and Michael are exemplary in handling the sale of our property from listing to closing!"
December 2021 - F&S Mistretta
RESPONSIVE, TIMELY, KNOWLEDGEABKE AND PATIENT
"Michael and his team were top notch. Responsive, timely, knowledgeable and patient with my many questions. Highly recommended."
November 2021 - S. Prasinos
BETTER TEAM AND RESULT
"Could not hope for a better team or result!"
January 2022 - B. Marks & P. Fiumedora
"Overall an excellent experience. His team was very knowledgeable and personable.Very nice group of professionals. Smooth and easy process with a very acceptable result."
October 2021 - J&K Napolitano
VERY PROFESSIONAL AND RESPONSIVE
"They had sold several properties in my complex and had built a good reputation locally. Found entire team to be very professional and responsive to my needs. Felt they went the extra mile throughout the entire process. Entire staff was excellent and I would highly recommend their agency to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home. Very happy with the entire process."
July 2021 - J. Allen
EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGABLE OF THE MARKET
"Michael, and his team did a wonderful job, and were extremely knowledgeable of the market, and current conditions. Were always a phone call away, when you had a question, or needed assistance. I would highly recommend him, and his team. Truly professional, and honest. A rare find indeed."
May 2021 - C. Pappas
"Excellent, across the board."
April 2021 - P. Concord
NOT JUST RESPONSIVE, BUT GENUINELY PATIENT AND KIND
"Everyone in Michael Leighton's Team that I had contact with was very responsive to my phone calls, my sometimes repetitive questions, and my requests. And not just responsive, but genuinely patient and kind, a crucial consideration for me as a senior."
April 2021 - K. Burns