Matthew Leighton
Matthew Leighton
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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

Matthew Leighton has been rated by 51 customers


“Matt was a fantastic agent to work with. He not only understood our needs as first time home buyers but also made the experience an enjoyable one - despite the crazy housing market! I would not hesitate to work with Matt in the future. Thanks Matt!!”
Eileen, Washington DC (Buyer)
“Matt is an expert negotiator and understands the temperature of the market. He was able to provide invaluable insight on what houses would close for and what would constitute a competitive offer. He worked all hours of the day and night to schedule tours, answer questions, and reach out to the listing agent when it required follow-up. He provided detailed instructions on all tasks requiring our input and was great about setting expectations and letting us know what came next in the process. Matt is a fantastic realtor who consistently went over and above in supporting our house hunt. He made what otherwise would have been a very difficult experience into a smooth and low-stress process and always kept us informed on next steps and what to expect at each point in the process. I would highly recommend anyone who is looking for a streamlined experience to reach out to Matt and allow him to simplify the homebuying process for you.”
Will Burner, Ashburn VA (Buyer)
“If you want a house in Virginia you go to Matt. He will treat you like a VIP and do everything in his power to help. He is professional, responsive, and is always on top of things. Even in the toughest buyers market in history Matt was able to get it done and get our offer accepted on a perfect house. Don’t bother going elsewhere because no other agent will come close to his level of service and dedication to his clients.”
Rob in VA (Buyer)
“Matt was very easy and professional to work with during the search / showings period and throughout. In addition, he provided some great advice for putting in offers and recommendations for how best to navigate some of the challenges with the crazy “early 2022” market (no contingency, moving fast, etc). Example, explaining the va law for a 72h hoa review period for backing out without penalties. Proved a useful backup plan given the chaotic market. At the end of the day, we were very pleased with the successful experience. Thanks Matt!”
Derrick, Vienna Va (Buyer)
“Matt was very knowledgeable in every aspect of the sale of our home. He had incredible marketing ideas, was extremely responsive, provided feedback every step of the way and exceeded our expectations. He created a YouTube video of our home that was informative, creative and witty. The Open House had a phenomenal response with over 120 attendees and our neighbors emailing us comments about how well it was received! We knew the market was 'hot' but we never would have imagined how quickly it would sell (5 days) and how many offers above asking price we would receive. We worked with Alison Stallman on the closing and she made everything very easy and were able to close in under 30 days. Thank you Matt Leighton and CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty - Arlington Office!”
Alison & Alex Koludrovic, Dunn Loring VA (Seller)
“Matt Leighton did an excellent job of demonstrating all the qualities you would like to see in a real estate agent. He was extremely knowledgeable of the condo market in the northern VA area. He was also very clever in his marketing strategy and knew how to get the interest from his target market. He was polite, patient, and offered good advice while also listening to my needs. He was also very responsive to my questions. We were very pleased with Matt and will definitely recommend him. ”
Mary Lewis (Seller)
“Matt is highly knowledgeable, professtional, and got the job done. I'm pleased to highly recommend Matt based on my experience. ”
Charles (Seller) - Arlington, VA (Seller)
“Matt Leighton is extremely knowledgeable about all facets of real estate, especially the Arlington market. His expertise was critical in putting together a strong offer, and my offer ultimately won despite the seller receiving higher offers due to Matt's recommendations. Matt communicated clearly throughout the contracting and closing process, and was extremely responsive to my inquiries. He is always willing to go the extra mile for his clients and his help was greatly appreciated. ”
Catherine Donatucci, Arlington (Buyer)
“Matt did a amazing job helping us buy our first home in a competitive market. Our search took a few months and throughout all of it he was very patient and always kept a positive attitude. Matt made himself available to us whenever we needed. He quickly scheduled viewings for new homes so that we could see them right as they hit the market. He also worked with us many late nights to review negotiation terms and write offers. Matt paid close attention to what we wanted and was there to answer any questions or concerns that we had throughout the entire process. Matt helped us navigate a very competitive market and his expertise guided us in making competitive offers. He kept a good relationship with our lender and other realtors that allowed for a quick turnaround on needed documents and great communication between all parties. With Matts’s help and market knowledge we were able to make a competitive offer on a place that we loved and ultimately got a house that had 10 other offers! Overall, Matt did an amazing job supporting us every step of the way. ”
Lorrane Freitas, Herndon (Buyer)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)


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