Michael Leighton Real Estate Agent at Leighton Realty

Michael Leighton

Real Estate Agent at
Leighton Realty

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  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Investment Properties
  • Vacation Home
  • Probate
  • Waterfront Specialist
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Land Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Michael has great Condo experience - having sold 207 more condos than the average agent.
Michael is a SFH expert - working with over 85% more single family homes than the average Brewster agent.
Michael is a Short Sale expert - working with over 85% more short sales than the average agent.

Michael's Transactions

  • Brewster, MA
  • Brewster, MA
  • Brewster, MA
  • Brewster, MA
  • Plymouth, MA
  • Brewster, MA
  • Brewster, MA

More about Michael Leighton

School Rocky Hill school 1988 Los Menesianos 1986 Universitate Wien 1991 The Citadel 1992 Previous employment PaineWebber 1993 Fidelity 1996 Chrysler Corp 1997 Real Estate Coldwell Banker 1998 Realty Executives 1999 Leighton Realty 2012 Awards #1 Brewster sales Broker since 2007 #2 Cape Cod sales 2015 and 2018 #1 Lower Cape sales since 2015


Sells Homes Fast 2021

Top Negotiator 2021

Top Producer 2021


The Citadel


#1 Brewster Sales Agent since 2007, #2 Cape Cod Sales Agent for 2015 & 2018

Other Languages

English, Spanish

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Michael Leighton's Reviews & Ratings

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    • "Thanks very much to the Leighton team for making my condo purchase as easy as possible and for answering all of my questions quickly and professionally." - April 2020 R. Heskin

      - Making my condo purchase easy
    • "Michael and the entire Leighton Realty team (Joanna, Paige, and Chelsy) did an excellent job. They gave us a solid plan and great recommendations to sell our condo. Were from out of state so it was important to be able to sell our condo without having to meet in-person or go to the closing. The Leighton Team kept us updated and informed throughout the process. They literally handled everything that needed to get done... from the listing, open houses, showings, coordinating inspections, repairs, and the closing. Thank you Leighton Realty!" - April 2020 J. Jerome

      - They literally handled everything that needed to get done
    • "I had purchased the property at Court Way through Leighton and continued to receive information from the agency. I was very pleased with my contacts with the team. Everything was excellent. Very good communication during the selling process. Everything went extremely well through the process." - January 2020 L. Haynes

      - Everything went extremely well
    • "This was our fourth interaction with Leighton--two as sellers, two as buyers; impressed with honesty and professionalism all around; very satisfied with our two experiences as sellers; team is top notch--knowledgeable, friendly, very very helpful; go the extra mile to help with logistical details" - November 2019 F&M Tivnan

      - Very satisfied with our two experiences as sellers
    • "Michael Leighton's Team encouraged me every step of the way, from preparing my condo for sale to having the condo inspection-ready to sealing the deal with the seller in a smooth and professional manner. The condo was bid on the very first day, thanks to the team's efforts and the excellent advice about the timing of my putting the property up for sale. Wonderfully experienced company!" - August 2019 S. Leder

      - Encouraged me every step of the way
    • "We live across the country and paid attention to signage in front of listed properties, seeking quality listings and a professional appearance - favoring local company/Brewster. The decision to sell came much earlier than anticipated and we decided to go ahead with this company and assess satisfaction was we proceeded. Performance, professionalism, responsiveness were key elements. Very satisfied with the decision. Performance, professionalism, communication, and follow-through were exceptional throughout process." - June 2019 T&M Brennan

      - Performance, professionalism and communication
    • "Michael Leighton's office takes a team approach to assist with the sale of a property. I knew that whenever I called the office there would be someone familiar with my property and willing to help in any way I needed it. Overall it's a very cooperative, professional team that know how to get a transaction done. I had great success selling my Oceanedge property with them and have, and will continue to, recommend Michael Leighton Realty to friends and family. I was pleased at how quickly and smoothly the sale of the property went.Everyone was terrific." - April 2019, J. Brassil

      - Overall, a very cooperative and professional team
    • "The Leighton Realty team helped a couple of young professionals on Cape Cod find a home, when many people told us it would be impossible. The future of Cape Cod depends on young professionals being able to find homes here. Adrienne was communicative and understanding our needs, schedules and concerns. I would recommend to other young professionals looking for their first home for these reasons." January, 2019 - A. Platt

      - Recommend to other young professionals looking for their first home
    • "Michael Leightons Team made the process of listing, showing and closing on the sale of our Ocean Edge condominium a smooth process. We felt well informed about the market before hand and well positioned during negotiations. The team handled the closing process efficiently and with minimum impact upon us." October, 2018 - S. Banks

      - A Smooth Process
    • "Very impressed with the communication, professionalism and efficiency of the entire team. Both Paige Murray and Diane King did an excellent job, very detail oriented, provided quick and informative responses and were very reassuring throughout the process. Angie Jennings at George Cavanaugh's legal office provided the legal services necessary to process the sale and was accurate, thoughtful and on time. Michael Leighton and his team are excellent and I would be happy to recommend them." October, 2018 - S. Fox

      - An Excellent Job
    • "I was given listings sheets by a friend and when I contacted Leighton Realty, Mary Ann responded immediately and was very helpful with all my requests. Mary Ann went above and beyond due to my not being there. She and I were in constant touch. She kept me apprised of all the events. Everyone was incredible. Diane was very patient with me and my technological challenges. As I said, Mary Ann and Diane went above and beyond and were patient, responsive, and kind." October, 2018 - M. McIntyre

      - Went Above and Beyond
    • Professional, helpful and attentive Patrick from the Leighton Team was professional, helpful and attentive to details. I would highly recommend him!" July, 2018 - Sunnerberg D.

      - Professional, Helpful and Attentive
    • "I had the condo listed with Leighton's rental department for many years and was always very pleased with their efforts on my behalf. When it was time to sell, Leighton's sales department was the obvious next step/contact. Paige was very pleasant. Since I live out of state, we did everything long distance with phone calls and emails. She kept me informed, answered questions and made the whole process much easier than expected. I would highly recommend this very professional team to family and friends." July, 2018 - L. Westcott

      - Highly Recommend
    • "Adrienne from the Leighton Team was helpful, considerate and upbeat. She was punctual when we were meeting and responded quickly to texts and emails." July, 2018 - C. ONeill

      - Helpful, Considerate & Upbeat
    • We have had 7 Cape Cod real estate transactions since 2001. This was by far the best experience. The Leighton Team approach worked to perfection. They successfully applied all the modern internet capabilities while maintaining a personal touch. We were informed and accommodated each step of the way by a group of competent young professionals who genuinely wanted us to be happy with the process as well as the result. They exceeded our expectations. Thank you for a job well done! - July 2018 - C. K. Anderson

      - A Job Well Done
    • We knew the Leighton team would get the job done !! All very professional. Start to finish the process couldnt have gone more smoothly. April, 2018 - Joe & Tina Barber

      - Very Professional
    • Buying a home is stressful, but working with the professional and knowledgeable staff at Leighton Realty helped to ease the pressure. From our first meeting with Michael to discuss what we were looking for, to the closing, we knew we were in good hands. The team approach ensured that everything happened in a timely manner. We enjoyed working with Adrienne on the purchase of our new home. We knew Adrienne was always available to answer our questions and she was a calming presence during the more stressful times. Rachel was also very helpful and promptly returned emails. We couldn't be happier with our new home, and we are so thankful for the opportunity to work with Leighton Realty. We highly recommend them! March, 2018 - E & A Montgomery

      - Highly Recommend
    • The team at Leighton put together a seamless buying experience for me. Excellent all around on all points. After a Google search for condos for sale at Oceanedge resorts I filled out a brief request to be contacted and at the start of the business day just a few hours later I was contacted by Rachel Schlender at the Leighton office. After a brief description of what I was in the market for I was referred to and promptly put in touch with buyers broker Adrienne Jones, I answered a few questions about what I was interested in and just a few short hours later I had a personalized walk through of an available listing and signed the P&S the same afternoon. A few weeks later I moved into my new home thanks to the team at Leighton Realty. March, 2018 - D Root

      - Excellent All Around
    • Ever since our honeymoon 38 years ago, we had an unofficial dream of living in a house on a golf course, and thanks to Leighton Realty, our dream came true. There was only one house that we wanted, and Michael and his team made it happen. Our entire experience was perfect. I cannot think of any aspects that could be improved. The awesome Rachel, our excellent closing coordinator, personalized our experience, and handled every detail, question, and situation cheerfully, enthusiastically, and extremely well. How many people can say that they have found their dream house? Thank you to everyone at Leighton Realty! February, 2018 - Albert & Jane D'Addario

      - Entire Experience was Perfect
    • Leighton's team really took us through the process and helped us with everything. We were in particular need because we really have little experience with the house buying process. The Leighton team was there for us to explain all the details and provide excellent service. - February, 2018 - Chris Leonard

      - Excellent Service
    • Purchased my home through Leighton Realty in 2014 and had a great experience with them. When it came time to sell it and move to a larger space, they were the only ones I wanted to work with. Easy to talk to, knowledgeable and friendly, the sellers agents did a great job helping us through the process. Everything from the pictures taken for the advertising to the negotiations with prospective buyers was done with class and timeliness. Our house was on the market for only two days before we received a full price cash offer!! The team did an awesome job marketing and getting legitimate buyers into the house. They completely exceeded our expectations and we would recommend them to anyone interested in selling their home. January, 2018 - Colin Politi and Missy Clarke

      - Exceeded our Expectations
    • We are very pleased with our experience with your team. The agents we encountered were responsive and professional. Their guidance and support through the purchasing process was wonderful! January, 2018 - G. Vaughan

      - Responsive and Professional
    • We would definitely recommend Michael Leighton's Team to anyone looking to buy or sell property on Cape Cod. They especially have excellent knowledge of properties at Ocean Edge and an excellent track record there. We had an excellent previous experience with Leighton Realty when we purchased the property 5 years ago. We also had an excellent experience using Leighton Rentals to handle summer rentals of the property for 5 years. Everything went very smoothly with our recent sale. The team is very professional and is a well-trained group. January, 2018 - Jon and Ann K.

      - Very Professional Group
    • The brokers were friendly, knowledgeable and easy to work with. Agents were excellent negotiators and were always available to answer questions and explain the process step by step. Would definitely recommend Leighton Reality to friends and family in the future!!! Very comfortable working with the buyers agents. Always friendly and approachable, they were always available to answer our questions and offer advice. Agents always took the time to explain the process, which at times was confusing for us first timers. Their knowledge of the area allowed for us to see homes in our price range to allow for comparisons, ultimately finding the right match. The agents also had great vision, often seeing value and possibility where we initially could not. They helped up find a great home inspector and stayed with us through the process. We felt very comfortable and taken care of every step of the way. January, 2018 - C. Politi and M. Clarke

      - Definitely Recommend
    • We bought a townhouse at ocean edge with Leighton. They did really an excellent job. We loved working with Bernie Keller, he was extremely helpful. Always available when information was needed. Unlike realtors we know, they showed chances as well as risks - honest and fair. Very efficient in establishing contact with local banks and lawyers. Since we are from Germany and we were not aware of the clumsy processes in buying a condo overseas, we are pretty sure the transaction would have failed without that excellent support. We can recommend Leighton for buying as well as for renting condos: we rented twice with them before buying the condo and had only very positive experience. November, 2013 - H. Weck

      - Honest and Fair, Excellent Support
    • "Rachel Schlender and Adrienne Jones were great at coordinating and the entire Leighton Staff was responsive to needs and questions throughout the process. Adrienne gave us great recommendations and sound advice during negotiations and for contractors/local experts after our closing. Rachel fielded questions with enthusiasm and was able to answer or connect me with appropriate parties for the correct information we needed to get the deal done." January, 2018 - M & C Slattery

      - Responsive and Enthusiastic
    • The team did an outstanding job in advising on listing price and selling house for best price. They were very responsive and efficient. January, 2018 - M Hisiger

      - Outstanding Job
    • "Michael Leighton did an excellent job in selling my house so fast--about two days. Thank you to you and your staff for a job well done." Nancy K., November, 2017

      - A Job Well Done
    • Michael Leighton came to the home and was friendly, open and very communicative with all his background and knowledge. He had a price for the house and a Market Analysis and all the reasons WHY. He was Great! From there he and his Team at Leighton Realty took over. We had calls from many people in the Office to show the house. They had several Open Houses. After 2 weeks Michael called us and we agreed to lower the price -just a little. And low and behold an Open House and a few more showings and it was SOLD!! All in all we were extremely IMPRESSED!! So was my Mom, as this was her house and we were selling it for her. She is living in a Retirement Community in Boca Raton, FL and my husband and I did his 'labor of love" for her and flew up to the Cape from Boca also and with the help from Michael and Leighton Realty -we sold her house!! October 2017-Jim & Diane L.

      - Impressive Selling Skills
    • "Michael Leighton and Leighton Realty made my experience extremely warm and "home town" caring, thru-out the buying experience. I sat in the Living room and told my husband, 'this feels like a home'. From then on in, Michael Leighton and Leighton Realty took care of EVERYTHING! Even My Closing! I had to come home and face a very bad tragedy with my daughter that landed me in the ICU for 3 days and the hospital for 3 days. I woke up in the Hospital in Boca Raton, FL to a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Leighton Realty!! Thats how 'Excellent' they are!!" October 2017 - Jim & Diane L.

      - Warm and Caring Buying Experience
    • "Patrick Moore was EXCELLENT! He was professional and immediately responsive and handled everything in an exemplary manner. He is definitely a credit to the Leighton organization." August 2017 - Renee H.

      - Professional and immediately responsive
    • Very professional firm. A delight to work with. December 2016 - Tim G.

      - A delight to work with
    • "Michael helped us purchase our condo in 2011, and then helped us sell in 2016. In both cases he was a true professional with unmatched local expertise. The approach to sell our unit was efficient, well thought out, and backed by a great team in his office. We will use Michael's vacation rental services in the near term and will definitely use Michael Leighton when purchasing again in the future." September 2016 - G. Konarska

      - A True Professional
    • Were extremely pleased with the professional manner in which Leighton Realty operates. Well done. Definitely Number one broker in Brewster. Absolutely the best !!!! All Staff conducted themselves in an extremely professional manner. Kudos. August 2016 - L & K Hansen

      - No. 1 Broker in Brewster
    • "Excellent results in a short time. June 2016 - D & P Munk

      - Excellent results
    • "Excellent marketing program." May 2016 - P & B Weller

      - Excellent marketing program
    • As a homeowner faced with the prospect of selling a home that we had lived in for more than fifteen years, we needed a realtor who was current in the field, knowledgeable about the market and who would be honest with us pertaining to the market situation. Michael Leighton was a personal friend whose profession was real estate. We had an existing personal relationship via our children. We knew of Michael's commitment to his profession based on our conversations with him over the years. We trusted him and those who worked with him. My wife and I felt comfortable having Michael and his associate, Patrick work with us through the process. Commitment, honest evaluation, recommendations related to business people, sequential planning improvements were keys to the sale of our home. Michael Leighton guided us through that process. His follow thru and attention to detail was excellent. We feel very fortunate to have Michael as our friend and realtor. He is knowledgeable, detailed, thorough, and keeps everyone up to date. We recommend Leighton Realty for their expertise, honesty, commitment, follow through and attention to details. Michael, thank you. April 2016 - GHB and TH.

      - Knowledgeable, Detailed and Thorough
    • I feel I am lucky for I made a good choice. All the people I did business with : Emily, Sarah and Patrick were very professional and did a great job. I would recommend Leighton Realty to all. The entire staff did a great job. I was very comfortable working with all. April 2016 - L Price

      - Very Professional
    • The entire staff of Leighton Realty is hardworking, professional, and friendly. I was amazed by all the open houses - I think that was the key to how quickly my house sold. March, 2016 - E Bunker

      - Hardworking, Professional & Friendly
    • Outstanding knowledge! The staff at Leighton Realty made the process of purchasing a Cape Cod property a stress free event. From inspection through closing, they were informative and attentive to all of my questions and concerns. Leighton Realty has an outstanding knowledge of all of the necessary resources required to complete a successful real estate transaction. November, 2015 - J Brunelle

      - Outstanding Knowledge!
    • We could not be happier with their services! We had an awesome experience with the staff of 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 Realty. 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. November, 2015 - M Politi

      - We could not be happier with their services!
    • Michael Leighton and his associates were easy to work with. They answered all of our questions and sold our small piece of land for the amount we had hoped. It was our first time selling property and it went very smoothly. We would definitely hire them again to help us buy or sell property. November, 2015 - R Bassett

      - Would Definitely Hire Them Again
    • Leighton Realty staff are professional and attentive. Hats off to Patrick Moore who did an excellent job during the whole process. He is great to work with - calm and professional and always available when needed. August, 2015 - J Brassil

      - Professional and Attentive
    • We were very pleased with every phase of our transaction. Patrick was outstanding with the details and Michael was great with negotiations. All in all a wonderful experience. August, 2015 - A & M Jakobsen

      - A Wonderful Experience
    • 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

      - Knowledge Helped Us Make the Sale
    • 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 Highly Recommend This Team!
    • 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

      - Highly Recommend Leighton Realty
    • 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

      - True Professionals
    • 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

      - Kept Us Fully Informed
    • 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

      - Highest Level of Integrity and Professionalism