Matthew Leighton
Matthew Leighton
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About Me

Matt Leighton is licensed in VA and D.C. and he prides himself on providing exceptional service to each and every client. Born and raised in Arlington, Matt has a unique local expertise. With a home-grown background and a degree in Marketing from James Madison University, Matt has the connections and knowledge to assist his buyer, seller, and investment clients in reaching their real estate goals.
Matt’s strong suits include contract negotiation, accountability, responsiveness, and an authentic demeanor. In business, just like in life, reputation is everything and Matt’s commitment to fulfilling his clients’ needs is transparent from the start. 
As a buyer’s agent, Matt provides a seamless experience that is tailored for every client, whether you are a novice homebuyer or a well-versed purchaser. Matt’s guidance and expertise help to provide the framework of the home-buying process so that all expectations are met and to ensure that the right home is being purchased at the right price.
As a listing agent, Matt’s innovative thinking and background in marketing instantly become apparent. Matt is able to procure new media marketing strategies to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible, but more importantly, the right buyer.
Matt’s ultimate goal is to provide the greatest amount of value to the client. He is hard-working, diligent, and reliable. No matter the price range or type of property, Matt would welcome the opportunity to serve you. 

Customer Ratings

Matthew Leighton has been rated by 29 customers


“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“I just bought my first place and Matt was amazing to work with. He was always patient with me and he always had time for me when I had questions or concerns about the process. He clearly knows what he's doing and enjoys it.”
James S, Alexandria, VA (Buyer)
“Matt is a trustworthy realtor who shared his knowledge of the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor. He was exceptionally professional but at the same time very approachable. He did what he said he was going to do and very good at giving us updates throughout the process. I would definitely recommend his services as a realtor to any friends looking to purchase a home.”
Debby Chin, Arlington VA (Buyer)
“It was a pleasure working with you! We will certainly keep you in mind when/if we are in the market for an agent again. ”
B&A Burton (Seller)
“I first met Matt at an open house in October 2014. We discussed my property and my intent to rent or sell. A few days later, I received a letter in the mail. Matt followed up with a hand written note of our meeting and discussion. I was impressed. When it came time to vacate my property, I spoke with Matt about selling options and Matt provided his professional opinion and recommendations. Based on Matt's input and my desire to own a property near the metro system, so I decided to rent. Within three days, Matt found and screened renters for my condo. He was there throughout the process, to include the walk through. Matt provided good advice. He did a great job. I would recommend him.”
Theodore E. Edwards, Arlington, VA (Seller)
“Once Matt Leighton knew our requirements/what we were looking for, he diligently looked out for opportunities to find condos that fit our needs. Every query from our side was answered immediately. He knows the Arlington condo scene well. He worked very hard to close the deal for us, with the market being very competitive. He is very pleasant and easy to communicate with. You are in good hands dealing with Matt Leighton. He will help everyone to close the deal.”
E. Schulz, Arlington, VA (Buyer)
“Matt did an excellent job. He is very polite, dilligent, and knows how to listen. I am very satisfied and will hire him again. ”
Herman, Arlington (Seller)
“Matt was an excellent broker working hard to get the house and price we deserved. He paid attention to detail and was really patient with all of the questions that I had. I will definitely recommend him to those I know searching for a home. Very polite and respectful. I was able to get in touch with him anytime of the day and his response time was extremely quick. Very pleased with his knowledge of the market and how open he was to communicating our needs to him. ”
Orlando Santiago (Buyer)


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