Robert Martin

Principal Broker

License # 1328160

Meet Robert

I grew up in a small town, Colby, Kansas, and in a big family. I was the seventh of eight children. The dinner table was a place where stories were shared about our day, and I navigated my way to get 2nd helpings before they were finished off. You could say that’s where I began developing my negotiation skills.

I dreamed of being a radio announcer at a “big city” station. When it came time for me to go to college, I decided to study journalism in broadcasting and management. And that college experience gave me opportunities to explore that interest. I was a play-by-play announcer for the school’s Junior College basketball team and an on air “disc-jockey” at the University of Kansas...Rock Chalk!

It seemed to be the right decision for me as I took various broadcast jobs across the country. I spent 10 years working in radio and the field of communications. I was effectively a professional communicator! During that time, I met my lovely wife Jane, we got married, and settled in Madison, Wisconsin for a few years. Jane was going to the UW there, studying for an advanced degree in French education. While working as an afternoon drive radio announcer I came to the realization that making it as a radio announcer was losing its luster. I found myself pondering what kind of work I should tackle next. I knew I loved meeting new people, working with them, and communicating with them. I sold books door-to-door during the summers in college and found the work engaging and learned a lot about human nature. I wanted to pursue a field where I could work with diverse and interesting people. It’s not all that different from how you first drum up business in real estate.

It wasn’t until we moved to Colorado that I began to work in the industry. I met people and developed organic relationships. Once people discovered I was a licensed broker, they’d come to me with questions. That was when I first realized how a real estate broker brings value to their clients and a real estate transaction.

It has been a great career for me as a dad as it has offered flexibility to spend time with my family. Jane and I have three kids, Grant, Abe, and Stella who are pursuing their careers.

A key to a successful business relationship is communication. I recognize that people prefer to communicate in a variety of ways. I stay in touch with my clients during a transaction in the way that works for them. I respect those I do business with and feel that they treat me the same. Over the years...I've learned a lot, and in the event that I don’t have an answer to a question, I’ll most likely know where to find it.

I have assisted 100's of clients buy and sell real estate and as the Managing Broker for two RE/MAX Offices for five years in Evergreen and Conifer, oversaw over 5000 real estate transactions for more than 70 real estate brokers.

The emotional aspects of a real estate transaction are at the forefront of my mind. I keep a level head to guide clients through inevitable challenges and focus on the positive end result. Assisting clients reach their goals and objectives is the high point, the pinnacle of what I do…sharing in the joy clients have at the closing table or the relief and satisfaction they feel upon a successful closing. I look forward to and welcome the opportunity to possibly share these feelings with you when we secure the home of your dreams or successfully complete the sale of your home. The best part has been getting to know so many wonderful people whom I’ve had the honor of working with. I am grateful! We live in Conifer and I enjoy hiking whenever I can and long distance backpacking with friends and family...and look forward to some upcoming solo backpacking trips too.

I'm doing a podcast called To the Foothills, a Colorado Lifestyle and real estate podcast focusing on the nuances of buying and selling real estate in our foothills community and our Colorado lifestyle. I interview area experts, residents and Colorado adventurers. Check out the "To the Foothills Podcast"! It's fun and informative!