A service-oriented and achievement-driven business leader, Douglas Leigh Martin, IV "Leigh" is a Licensed Real Estate Broker with more than 10 years of experience and multimillion dollar success across real estate and retail industries. Throughout his career, Leigh has repeatedly demonstrated his expertise in earning client trust, building prosperous business relationships, understanding specifically what customers are looking for, and then working tirelessly and enthusiastically, not to meet, but to exceed all expectations.
Leigh's clients and colleagues have described him as extremely driven, determined, courteous, patient, personable, wise, well-meaning, and trustful. He has certainly earned such accolades. As a Broker Associate at Martha Turner Sothebys International Realty, Leigh has dutifully served clients through all aspects of buying and selling homes, farms, and ranches. Consummately attentive to customer needs, Leigh takes pride in his ability to find just the right properties his clients are seeking. Highly knowledgeable and skilled, he excels in advising clients on real estate strategy, managing high-stakes contract negotiations, and generally doing all that is possible to maximize market exposure for his clients.
Though relatively new to the real estate profession, Leigh quickly came up to speed as a top producer. He has achieved Circle of Excellence status for five consecutive years cementing his position as the youngest broker in company history to be inducted into the Hall of Fame; closed more than $80 million in real estate sales since 2009; and was recognized by Texas Monthly as a "5-Star Real Estate Agent" in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Prior to real estate, Leigh had a successful sales career with Mattress Firm, where he most recently held the position of Area Manager. In this role, he led 5 Mattress Firm stores in achieving steady sales growth and customer satisfaction. After a multi-company acquisition, he was a chief contributor in helping Mattress Firm successfully transition more than 14 stores to the Mattress Firm business model in Las Vegas, NV.
When asked what prides him most, Leigh's answer is certain: his ongoing volunteer work and dedication to helping individuals in need and to assisting young professionals in reaching academic and professional goals. He is an active and successful fundraiser for the Memorial Hermann Heroes in Health and Houston Safari Club; he sits on the board of directors for the Texas Business Hall of Fame; he sits on the board of trustees for the Eta Iota chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity; and he has served as Social Chairman for the Houston Young Republicans, among other engagements.
Born and raised on a small ranch in East Texas, Leigh is a proud Texan whose family roots predate statehood. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Marketing from Stephen F. Austin State University.