After 27 years of teaching special needs elementary students, I traded lesson plans for contracts and students for clients. My teaching experience is an asset when helping clients buy or sell real estate. Why? I’m a good listener, a skilled mediator and an experienced advocate for my clients. Like teaching, in real estate we work together to lay out a roadmap to success. I help educate you about the process of buying or selling real estate, provide you all the information you require to make good decisions and stand by you every step of the way – from first viewing to the successful close of your real estate transaction.

Through education and experience, I demonstrate the knowledge and expertise to counsel my clients through major financial and lifestyle transitions – from buying your first home to relocating or retiring and selling the family home. I’m also involved with both local and national efforts that encourage personal finance education for youth. My designations signal my skill and experience in representing clients at every stage of the real estate process:

Accredited Buyer’s Representative® (ABR®)
Seniors Real Estate Specialists® (SRES®)
My husband, Mike, an Associate Dean at the University of Arizona (Go Wildcats!), and I moved here almost 10 years ago from the Washington, DC area. When not working with buyers or sellers, you might find me running mountain trails, neighborhood streets, participating in local races or enjoying the boundless community activities in Southern Arizona. To date I’ve completed 17 marathons around the country. One of my bucket list items is to run in all 50 states and end the run at a local brewery where I can learn more about the process of brewing beer through the eyes of experts!

It’s your move, but don’t make it without me! Let’s work together to go the distance.

Client Reviews

Martha is the realtor we all dream of having. She listens and then puts her heart, her smarts, and her amazing energy in helping find the home or buyer for you. She advocates for you throughout the entire process. She defines integrity. We have moved 17 times. I wish she was our agent in our prior transactions.

Claudia a

We were very fortunate to have Martha as our agent. Lucky, lucky and lucky. My husband and I were very nervous about moving to a foreign city with two kids. She immediately understood our hurdles and was able to answer all our questions. I was much more comfortable after our first meeting and drive seeing homes. We never felt uncomfortable about asking to see more houses and seeing the same house multiple times. She was always there during the inspection and other parts of the closing process. She also found some mistakes in the closing docs which a normal agent would have simply ignored. The logistics of buying a house in Tucson while living in another far away city was made as convenient as possible by our agent. We have no reservations in recommending Martha. Martha - thank you. Please stop by when you are in the neighborhood.

Shalini C

Martha has worked with us for over a year to find a home in the Tucson area. Her knowledge, patience, and good humor have been a blessing to us. She went way beyond any norm in helping us make correct decisions. What a great find and, I hope, a great friend.

Barry a

“Martha did an excellent job finding our perfect home in Tucson. Being new to town, she instantly made us feel welcome and acclimated to the community, going above and beyond the call of duty. She worked with us with the utmost professionalism and helped get us in our home quickly. I would (and did) recommend her to anyone in the area.”

Tana a

We had the best time working with Martha on our recent purchase! She helped us every step of the way during our cross country move, even completing showings via FaceTime as new properties popped on the market. Because of her dedication and drive, we were able to put an offer on our property the first day it was listed all the way from North Carolina with full confidence. She cares about her clients and it shows!

Maciej &

Martha was awesome! She sent us recommendations for properties to look at and review for months ahead of our move while we were across the country. When the time came to look at properties, she spent probably a full week in total time with me and my wife. Once we found the right house, she stayed on top of the process and kept everything moving smoothly along to a successful and on-time closing, despite closing just after the holidays with the parties scattered across the country. Couldn't be happier with the process!

George S

Martha is the best realtor I have ever had the pleasure to work with. She was very accessible any time I had questions, very patient in helping me identify homes I was interested in, and taking me around to view them. Martha is knowledgeable, personable and energetic. I highly recommend her to anyone who is in the market for a new home!!

Trudy M

Martha Staten is a top-notch professional! She listened carefully to our needs and was a very knowledgeable and responsive advocate for us during the negotiations and transactions. We really appreciate having had such an expert looking out for our interests! Thank you!

Peggy &