Leigh Wilbanks has resided in Colorado since 1987 and has been a licensed Realtor since 2005. After graduating from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and serving her military commitment as an officer in the US Air Force, Leigh went on to earn a graduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder Leeds School of Business. During her studies in Boulder, Leigh was selected by Jim Collins to be a member of his research team for Jim’s best-selling book, Good to Great. Many of the ideas and concepts that Leigh explored during her work with Jim have influenced the principles that guide Red Door Properties @ Compass today.
After graduating from Business School, Leigh joined an entrepreneurial start-up and was a key leader in its growth over a five-year period. As a General Manager and Regional VP for Sales and Operations, Leigh was responsible for the Sales and Operations teams and delivering industry-leading customer service. Leigh is focused on leveraging this business experience to the advantage of her customers today throughout the home-buying and home-selling processes.
Since beginning her career in real estate, Leigh has been recognized by the Denver Board of Realtors each year as a member of the prestigious Round Table of Excellence. In addition, Leigh has been recognized every year since 2010, based on client feedback, by 5280 Magazine as a Five-Star Real Estate Agent.
When Leigh’s not working with her real estate clients, she enjoys all that Colorado has to offer! Leigh can be found skiing, mountain-biking and hiking our state’s glorious peaks. She’s also somewhat of a “foodie” and relishes a night out on the town at one of our city’s fabulous tables – from Root Down to Fruition to, well, Don’s Mixed Drinks, she loves all aspects of Denver’s various culinary experiences.
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Guy - "In my life I have bought and sold many homes, usually with a Realtor, although the circumstances I found myself in this time were a bit different as the property for sale was my mom’s home in Denver while my residence was in Santa Fe, NM. My research revolved around finding a Realtor with high customer satisfaction and experience in the area. Using a laymen’s analysis to further narrow down the field of Realtors, I looked at the areas and types of property bought and sold under or over market value, I generated a list of five Realtors to interview. Leigh was my second interview and I handed her the keys to the house on the spot. I did however conduct a third interview since it was too late to cancel. I have a masters degree in social work and I see people in a different way than most. I am not an easy person to impress. Saying Leigh is a professional does not describe what she brings to the table. More to the point, Leigh has an unshakable commitment to sell the house at the best price possible. Leigh’s promises, planning, and execution was not lip service; she stood behind her word. Long story short, my mom got over $100,000 more than the other two Realtors’ property appraisals. This was mainly due to the fact that Leigh generated so much interest in the house; we eventually got offers above the asking price. It took only one week from the time the house was listed to accepting a signed contract. Amazing! I can’t thank Leigh enough for her skill, knowledge, and expertise. Another key person who deserves my thanks is Leigh’s partner, Wendy also delivered excellent service. Wendy was the person behind the scenes making all the pieces fit together. I appreciated Wendy’s professionalism and attention to details which helped move this process forward smoothly and quickly, with all deliverables completed in a timely manner. My mom is now happily living in an independent/assistive living facility near my sister. With great appreciation, my family and I thank you. "
Chelsea and Ryan - "Leigh and Wendy… simply amazing! Red Door Properties came highly recommended from friends of ours and we can happily say that they not only met, but far exceeded our expectations. Our experience with other agents in the past has been very transactional, and for the first time we actually felt like we were getting our money’s worth with the service they provided. The supportive, analytical and data-based approach that Leigh and Wendy delivered made us feel like we had advisors who were looking out for both our investment and well-being as a family. They have a knack for providing sound and tempered guidance which helped us navigate the emotions and choices that come with searching for and purchasing a home. We added in complexity with being out of the country through some of the process, but Leigh was always reachable and willing to work whatever hours she needed to get things done, and as a bonus was able to leverage her network to help us through some challenges with the purchasing process. We feel like our family ended up in a great situation that we will enjoy for a long time, and we look forward to staying connected with Red Door Properties in the future. We will certainly be recommending them to anyone we know that is buying or selling a home!!
Christina and Thomas - "Leigh and Wendy are the perfect mix of personable and professional. It was a pleasure working with them to buy our first home in Denver. Leigh and Wendy were highly recommended by friends of ours, and they lived up to the hype! From the moment we connected, their expertise and competence was extremely apparent. We particularly appreciated how well they listened to what we wanted in a home and neighborhood and made recommendations to get us what we wanted within our budget. Throughout the competitive Denver home-buying process, there were times we felt discouraged by lack of inventory or limitations within our price point, but Leigh consistently reassured us that we would find the perfect home in the right location…and sure enough we did!! Leigh and Wendy’s support and encouragement went significantly above and beyond what we expected and we couldn’t be more pleased that we chose such caring, capable professionals to guide us during this process. As first-time homebuyers, my husband and I had many questions (and anxieties) and Leigh and Wendy were thorough, prompt, and meticulous in explaining all aspects of the process. Communication is a strength for their team, with a rapid response time and detailed organizational charts to keep everything on schedule. Their years of experience shine through in how well they structure the process, making it understandable and as painless as possible for homebuyers. We found all the individuals they recommended (lenders, home inspector, insurance, etc.) to be extremely professional and easy to work with. We couldn’t be more satisfied with the experience (or our amazing new home!) and wholeheartedly recommend Leigh and Wendy for your home buying needs.