"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 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 closing specialist April Driggs guided us through the purchase &
sales process through the final closing in record time. She was always responsive 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."
August 2010 - Elliott Slom
"We would like to acknowledge how very helpful Michael Leighton and the Leighton Group
was in selling our condo. A few years ago we listed our condo with Leighton and within one
week they had an offer and a deposit in hand. Unfortunately, the buyer backed out a few days
before closing, so the sale did not go through. (We did enjoy a wonderful vacation in Aruba
with the deposit though!).
The market then took a downturn and real estate at
Ocean Edge was not moving. We thought we may have better luck with other realtors, and did try a
couple, but with no success. We once again contracted with Leighton Realty (the market was still
not doing well) and Michael Leighton and his team sold our condo within two months. From the
original offer to the closing things went smoothly and we appreciate Michael and his entire team.
June 2010 - Tom and Ellen Melly
"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'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
"It was truly a pleasure working with
you and your staff on the recent sale of our Ocean Edge
condominium. You were both realistic and practical in your
assessment of the marketplace, making the sale a pleasant
experience despite the fact that certain changes at Ocean Edge
made our decision to sell sooner than we might have expected.
Having worked with many realtors both on the Cape and off, I
must say that your Sales and Rental divisions performed their
tasks with a high degree of professionalism.
My wife and I greatly appreciate working with you and would not
hesitate to recommend you to anyone in the future."
May 17th 2007 - Jim Tarantino
"Thanks for all of your assistance on
our purchase of 43 Endicott. What had the potential to be a
complicated transaction turned out to be quite smooth. Your
team's assistance with the sale and rental matters helped ease
the transaction. We look forward to a continued relationship
this summer and beyond."
May 14th 2007 - Al Wolfgram & Linda Savitsky
be a strange request because it is to a Realty Executives agent,
coming from an agent of a large national franchise, whose Ocean
Edge condo is listed with a small Cape Cod broker.
You have been mailing us consistently and have demonstrated
yourself as a professional and knowledgeable agent with great
follow through. I supervise 500+ agents here and if everyone
prospected the way you do we’d be the number 1 company in our
area instead of number 2. I read everything you send because
it’s timely, well evaluated and meaningful. If I didn’t have the
strong family tie and friendship with this agent, I’d hire you
in a heartbeat."
March 6th 2007 - Laura
"Thank you very much for a job very well
done. I have bought and sold more than a few properties over the
years and the service I received from you and Greta was the best
ever. Your professionalism and both yours and Greta's follow-up
and attention to detail was second to none. Even down to sending
me phone numbers of all the utilities so that I could cancel or
switch my service."
January 22nd 2007 - Bill & Shanon Carroll
"We have really enjoyed working with
Leighton Realty for the rental of our condo. Everyone in the
office has been professional and easy to work with. They've
demonstrated a genuine concern for our property - from the
biggest issues to the smallest of details. And they worked hard
to fill our rental schedule, as they said they would. We'll be
contracting with them again for next season."
October 5th 2006 - Cheryl Pierce
"Michael helped us sell not just one, but
two condos at Ocean Edge during a tight market when very little
else was moving. We sold quickly and at a price we felt was
fair. Best of all, everyone in the office was a pleasure to work
with. We also used the office to rent our condos and will
continue to use their services."
September 26th, 2006 - Karen and Garrick Goldenberg
"When we first decided
that we were going to look for a vacation home on the Cape we
relied on Michael’s experience, friendly personality and honesty
to advise and guide us to our first Ocean Edge condo. Since that
time, we have purchased, sold and rented many Ocean Edge condos
through him. We wouldn’t consider using anyone else."
March 10th, 2006 - Tom & Karen Ferris
"As owners in Ocean
Edge for over 10 years, we would highly recommend Michael
Leighton to all owners & renters.. Their staff is highly
motivated, extremely resourceful & completely trustworthy."
October 31st, 2005 - John McEnery
"I just wanted to drop you a note to thank
you for all your professional help on the sale of our condo at
47 Billington! Your market analysis of our unit was highly
professional, thorough and extremely accurate. I was most
impressed with the quality and extent of pictures you placed on
the MLS. The day our condo was listed I felt confident that it
was shown to its best advantage and clearly stood out from the
other listings. Two and a half weeks later we were looking at
multiple offers! Throughout the process I very much appreciated
your responsiveness to my questions. I felt that you and Bernie
were very knowledgeable, helpful and attentive to the sale
process. Bernie clearly went out of his way one day before
closing to arrange for a missed payment at the Ocean Edge
management office and avert a delay at closing. Once again,
Thanks for your professional and superb service. I know we made
the right choice when we chose you to sell our Ocean Edge home."
July 28th, 2005 - Donna Vivelo
"Michael was a very professional person to work with on our purchase. He knows the Cape market extremely well, particularly Ocean Edge and the Brewster area. We exchanged a multitude of emails and his advice was always timely and poignant. When I was getting discouraged with the search process, he kept me on the right track. I would definitely recommend him as the realtor to use on the Cape."
April 16th, 2003 - Don Shea
"My wife and I fell in love with the Brewster, Orleans, Chatham area about 15 years ago when we were first married. It has always been a dream of ours that someday we would own our own place at the Cape. About 2 years ago we half-heartedly approached the buying process. As a result of working with one agent, we got terrible results. No follow-up and no serious outcome. We decided to try contacting an agent over the internet and that's when we found Michael Leighton. Michael was very eager to work with us, immediately setting up 3 appointments during our yearly visit to the Cape. It was on the 2nd appointment on the first day that we found our new home. Michael helped us through the negotiating process and finally the closing. Thanks to his experience we were able to bid the right price and come out getting exactly the house we wanted. He was also very helpful after the closing, providing us with the names of contacts on the Cape for
different services and goods which we needed for our new house. Thank you Michael for all you've done. Hope to see you
on the Cape!"
August 4th, 2003 - Bob and Michelle Breault
"Mr. Leighton was a pleasure to work with. Very thorough and able to really understand my unique needs in searching for property on the Cape. Moreover, he provided many small touches that went above and beyond the typical real estate agent, especially when there were hurdles thrown in the way."
May 19th, 2003 - Jeff Arle
"I worked with Michael
Leighton in the summer of 2002 when my wife and I bought a
condominium at the Ocean Edge in Brewster. Michael was very attentive to our needs and very honest in his dealings with us. He made the intimidating process of buying property much easier. I wholeheartedly recommend Michael to anyone interested in buying or selling property on Cape Cod."
May 5th, 2003 - Bob & Cheryl Ferrara
"Michael Leighton was our real Estate Agent when we purchased a home in Brewster, Massachusetts on Cape Cod in September 2002. We are delighted with the overall service we received. Michael was thorough, and acquainted with every detail of the project. He was attentive to our needs. He would return every telephone call that we would make, and would either answer our questions or would soon find an answer, and would report back to us promptly. All of that with courtesy and promptness. He never thought twice about assisting us in peripheral issues, many of which were beyond the normal service one would expect. For example, he would advise us about appropriate stores in the area, and about the rules and regulations applying to the town dumb,
etc. Michael's manner is soft spoken and laid-back, never pushing us. Yet, everything got done. He always offered the best advice at the right time."
April 26th, 2003 - Jim Robinson and Carol Himmler
"Michael was there for me every step of the way. I could count on him for how to download the ads he mailed me faithfully for months, to a complete tour of the area and the market, and help through all the aspects of the closing and ongoing renting as I needed."
April 24th, 2003 - Mary Ellen Marino