Matthew Leighton
Matthew Leighton
mleighton@c21redwood.com
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About Me

Matt Leighton is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service to his clients. Matt, a native Arlingtonian, excels at crafting custom marketing plans to fit his client's needs. Matt understands that in one of the most competitive markets in the country, you need to do more than just wait for the MLS to refresh to sell your property or to find your dream home.

The Battle Group's results speak for themselves as Matt and his team closed over $23 million in sales in 2019. Matt and his team consistently rank as one of the top producing teams in CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty's Arlington office. He uses his Orange Line Condo branding for condos along Arlington's Rosslyn - Ballston corridor and he uses The Battle Group branding for all other properties.

In addition to the financial stress and pressure of selling or buying real estate, there is also an emotional aspect to every transaction. Matt's motto and goals are always aligned to put the clients first. Matt treats his clients like he would his closest friends or family. This level of unparalleled customer service comes full circle as most of his client base is made up of past clients or referrals. Matt is truly an Arlington real estate agent and is highly knowledgeable on all things Arlington real estate. He shares his insight via his YouTube channel which consistently gets 100k views per month. With Matt and his team at The Battle Group, you can feel confident that you have hired the most capable agent in the area to help you reach your real estate goals.

Customer Ratings

Satisfaction
98%
Recommendation
99%
Performance
100%
Matthew Leighton has been rated by 38 customers

Testimonials

“Matt is very proficient and knowledgeable. He is simply the best! I loved the staging and marketing strategy with videos and 3D tour. Matt and his team did an excellent job. Highly recommended. ”
Ice - Arlington VA (Seller)
9/18/2020
“Matt Leighton is a quality, ethical, professional. He focuses on satisfying his clients priorities. We looked for a long time to find a property that fit our needs. Matt kept us in mind, and before a property that met our needs became officially available Matt notified us of the potential and helped us prepare to be in a strong position to put forth an offer when the property was offered. It was a popular property and it was only through Matt's guidance were we successful in having our offer accepted over multiple contenders. ”
Garry Dalby, Arlington (Buyer)
8/28/2020
“As a first time home buyer, I was very daunted by the process of purchasing a condo, but Matt Laighton was exceptionally knowledgable and patient in explaining the purchase process. Matt Leighton's type A personality was perfect when dealing with multiple parties while conducting open houses, tours, inspections, and during the closing process. He was able to explain the home buying process to a first time home buyer very well. His flexibility with his time was outstanding, especially during COVID times. I highly recommend Matt Leighton as a buyer's agent for any first time home buyer who is unsure of the process, and wants a flexible agent who can show homes in person, or over facetime, and is available anytime of day or weekends over text message or phone calls. Thanks Matt!”
Abhinav, Washington DC (Buyer)
8/9/2020
“Based on our previous experience with Matt, his reputation, and our conversation we were confident that Matt would be able to sell our property and advise us through the sales process in a manner that would exceed our expectations. ”
Anita Rajan, Great Falls (Seller)
5/10/2020
“Matt puts you at ease during the process and his know how translates into home showings and ultimately a sale. We met him in early spring to list our property and he laid out a comprehensive plan to attract the right buyers to get our property sold. The marketing video was AWESOME and translated into us receiving multiple views the first day on the market as well as multiple offers by end of the first weekend. We had our choice of offers and sold the house for over list!”
BR Alexandria, VA (Seller)
5/7/2020
“Matt impressed me from the outset with his quick return of texts and phone calls. Also important was his "can do" attitude, energy, and enthusiasm. The video Matt put together was very good. A neighbor who saw it said he could be on HGTV. Matt was very good to work with. We'd use his services again and have already recommended him to prospective clients.”
Jack Gould (Seller)
4/23/2020
“Matt Leighton is very knowledgeable of the market. His insights are invaluable and his ability to help buyers in a tough market is very good. He is courteous and professional and we appreciated that we could reach him anytime. Highly recommend Matt!”
RS, Arlington (Buyer)
4/6/2020
“There are no words! I'm beyond delighted with everything Matt did. The whole experience was stress-free, professional and effective. Truly could not imagine anything more that could have been done or been done better. What a joy it was to work with Matt. I live in CA and he kept me fully informed, thought of things I had forgotten, went above and beyond (sweeping out the storage unit!)...I couldn't ask for a better agent. Literally can't think of a single thing he did not do excellently and he got me a result that was far beyond what I imagined. This man might be able to walk on water!”
Laura Rich, California (Seller)
3/12/2020
“Matt Leighton was fabulous! It was a pleasure to work with him on the sale of our condo. He was responsive with follow-up and created an excellent video for the condo. We received 12 offers within 5 days of listing the condo and closed within 30 days. Thank you again Matt!!!!”
Alex K; Arlington VA (Seller)
11/14/2019
“Matt was always responsive and on-time. He helped us find our second home in Alexandria. We had worked with Matt 5 years ago with the purchase of our first work and knew that we would work with him again. He was very patience with us through the first time, and we received the same treatment the second time around. We would most definitely recommend working with Matt to our friends and family. We look forward to working with Matt in the future. ”
Orlando & Claudia Santiago, Alexandria VA (Buyer)
9/22/2019
“Since I was selling the property as part of an estate, I really wanted a full service realtor and that's what Matt Leighton delivered. Matt went above and beyond expectations. He got the property ready for sale by arranging to have all the junk cleared out and putting me in touch with a great contractor. Once the apartment was ready for sale, Matt had beautiful pictures taken and we received multiple offers in the first week. He then kept me in the loop as he effectively negotiated various contractual issues, such as the removal of the home inspection, and facilitated a quick and smooth closing. I'd recommend Matt because he gets it done.”
Chris, Alexandria (Seller)
4/26/2019
“Matt was outstanding throughout the entire process - I couldn't have a higher recommendation. His customer service was far and above what I would ever have expected. Even now, after we have closed, Matt continues to follow-up on items and assist us through the move-in process.”
Steven K., Falls Church (Buyer)
4/2/2019
“Although we had planned to speak with two other agents/brokerages, after our initial meeting with Matt Leighton we were so impressed we looked no further. Matt handled every aspect of the selling process professionally, quickly, and smoothly, and when we needed it, he gave us timely reassurances in clear language. Our home never really hit the market. Although our home showed well, we hadn't yet painted, replaced some carpet, nor had the home staged. Nonetheless, to get the ball rolling, Matt got the word out via social media, his contacts, and local electronic newsletters, and we had a contract before we knew it (a second contract came in shortly thereafter)! Matt Leighton was everything we could have wanted in a realtor. Actually, he exceeded our expectations, and we highly recommend him--especially to those who live in the Arlington, Virginia, area, since that's his own backyard.”
Laura and David Poisson, Arlington, Virginia (Seller)
3/11/2019
“Matt made selling the condo as simple as possible. Was extremely helpful for any and all questions or communication and had a wealth of knowledge on the area and realistic expectations. I would highly recommend taking advantage of his services. ”
Logan Wait, Arlington (Seller)
1/13/2019
“Matt Leighton did a great job in helping to advise me in all aspects of the sale. His use of multiple different advertising outlets, use of social media, and the amazing staging work that Matt set up, we had multiple offer within just a few days on the market.”
Matt Hinz, Fairfax (Seller)
12/18/2018
“After experiencing my first home purchase with Matt and how smooth it went, I knew I had to use Matt as my realtor for my first sale too. Matt goes above and beyond to not only make it as stress free experience as possible but also to market and sell your home. He really makes the extra effort and it shows. In just two weeks after listing I already had an offer at the price I had in mind. I would highly recommend Matt to anyone!”
James S (Seller)
11/10/2018
“Matt truly invested his time in prepping my condo for sale (pre and post home inspection) and marketing my unit. The marketing- the staging, pictures, video, etc- was really impressive. It's very encouraging when you feel your realtor is personally invested in representing you in the best way possible with all aspects of the sale. The contract negotiation and settlement process went smoothly and quickly thanks to Matt's efforts. I especially appreciated how easy he made the whole process and how available, accommodating, and knowledgeable he was with all my questions every step of the way. Matt is a very good listener and really makes sure that any and all concerns/questions are addressed to his client's satisfaction.”
Anita Rajan, Vienna (Seller)
9/24/2018
“Matt Leighton is the most honest, knowledgeable, professional, punctual, tenacious, and thorough agent I have worked with in the home buying/selling process. Matt's guidance and experience is top notch. He provided advice prior to marketing my home on how to show the interior. After all the great help, I received multiple offers within the first 72 hours of hitting the market. Matt's fantastic negotiation skills landed an offer with a waived home inspection contingency along with a fast closing within my desired time frame. I could not be happier with the outcome of the sale. His help on the buying and selling side are unmatched. ”
Sarah Graham, Reston, VA (Seller)
9/24/2018
“Matt’s enthusiasm and positive outlook is contagious. His knowledge and experience with the local Arlington condo market was excellent and very valuable. We sold and closed on two properties with two weeks of each other. The outcome was very good for all parties involved. ”
Fernand Elbeze. Arlington (Seller)
8/23/2018
“Matt is very profesdional, patient and accomodating. I will recommend him and have him handle my next purchase. After finding one of Matt's videos, I knew he was the right realtor for me. He really knows the area and details about all of the condos. ”
Stuart Miller, Alexandria, VA (Buyer)
7/27/2018
“Matt was fantastic. He took the time to understand my needs and help me get the type of place I wanted. The overall experience was excellent - everything I could have hoped for. As an added bonus, it helped that he’s a big Washington Capitals fan! ”
Peter Kelly, Vienna, VA (Buyer)
6/14/2018
“Matt Leighton exceeded far beyond the extremely high expectations we had set in our home buying process. His superior negotiation skills saved us over $85,000 on our first home! Contrary to the norm, due to Matt’s unsurpassed negotiation skills, the monetary value I as the buyer brought to closing was only a fraction of what the seller was required to. Matt shielded us from all obstacles throughout the buying process and made every decision looking out for our immediate best interest, mostly even without our direct knowledge. His attention to detail is unparalleled, as his extremely high integrity of service. Matt was highly responsive throughout the long process, including late nights on weekends; we were able to reach out to Matt virtually 24/7, of which we took great advantage. The level of service provided by Matt was consistently at the highest magnitude. He accommodated every request by facilitating the home buying process at the highest degree. Matt protected our best interest each step of the way by strategically negotiating each contingency and addendum's. Matt even set up a Happy Hour for us after our closing! I have never experienced a level of service to such a high degree. After settlement, we continued to receive Matt’s excellent assistance, as we had further miscellaneous questions. Our family could not be happier with the seamless, stress free home buying process we experienced, the tens of thousands of dollars we saved and the superior quality of service we received. The professionalism, respect, responsiveness/ availability, quality of overall service and most importantly the unsurpassed integrity we received from Matt is simply extraordinary.”
Dulanja Senaratne - Woodbridge, VA (Buyer)
3/23/2018
“Met Matt last year at an open house. I explained my property requirements, Matt remembered and contacted me when properties of interest became available. Matt's very knowledgeable, detail oriented and followed through in a very professional manner. Understood my position as a buyer and did an excellent job negotiating, reducing the price and closing the deal. I'm not a local buyer and Matt went above and beyond to assist and make it easy for me. Matt's a true professional.”
Víctor (Buyer)
3/12/2018
“Matt is the king of adveritising! He brought two offers in the first week! Very professional and knowledgeable about all things real estate. If you’re looking for a straight forward transaction that won’t give you a headache, Matt is your guy.”
Gio, Alexandria, VA (Seller)
10/27/2017
“I would refer Matt to any buyer. He always pays attention to details and he is extremely informative. Furthermore, during my home buying process, He did not let me settle for the wrong home/investment and in a multiple bid offer he helped my offer come out on top. ”
Sarah Graham, Northern Virginia (Buyer)
6/27/2017

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