Martin Spencer Broker Associate

Martin Spencer

Broker Associate


Crested Butte has been in my blood all my life.  I lived here as a child with my family until we moved back to Texas.  Although that was quite a few years ago, I have traveled back to this paradise every time I had the opportunity.  I always dreamed of someday making the move back to Crested Butte to raise my kids.  We finally did it, and Sotheby’s Real Estate became my business focus.

Upon graduating from Texas Tech University I married a wonderful woman and started a cattle business.  Being a cowboy is the dream of nearly every little boy at some point in their childhood, but very few of us ever make it happen.   My entrepreneurial spirit and never give up work ethic carried me through a 12 year career as a cattleman and a cowboy.  It was exhilarating to spend my days horseback and my evenings in the office, but I was always yearning for the mountains.  The years in the cattle industry exposed me to all kinds of people.  I was constantly negotiating lease agreements and sales contracts with land owners, livestock brokers and other cattle owners.  These skills transfer seamlessly to the real estate industry and have given me a leg up when it comes to negotiating buy and sale contracts for my clients.

Real estate has always been a part of my life.  Whether remodeling or building houses, buying and selling land, or developing raw land for residential construction, I have been exposed to and participated in many aspects of real estate.  I am confident to say that I bring a unique set of skills to the table that make me a valuable partner to anyone looking to buy, sell or develop real estate in the Crested Butte area.

Katie and I dreamed of living in Crested Butte since we first visited in 2012. Work kept us away for 7 seemingly intolerable years. Last spring, we met Martin and shared our dream with him. Over the course of the next 6 months I received weekly contacts from Martin about the current state of the market in Crested Butte and available, or soon-to-be, properties. We finally found a home perfectly suited to our needs and Martin helped us offer, sign, and close on our dream. Throughout the process, he was readily available, took our concerns and desires to the builder and seller, and represented us from afar as if we were there. We had a friend in Crested Butte we could genuinely trust. After closing, Martin checked in repeatedly to see how our transition was progressing and to find a time to meet on the hill. When our work finally allows us to move to Crested Butte full-time, Martin will be the first call.

Martin is a fantastic realtor.  We had some difficulties with our mortgage lender, but Martin kept us calm and helped us through.  We ended up with the house we wanted and still within a good time frame!  Would recommend Martin to all of our friends. 

As a client of Martin Spencer, it is with pleasure that I can pass along my experience in working with Martin.

I purchased a piece of property in which Martin was the Broker associate that processed the transaction.

I can say without reservation that Martin was efficient, professional, and responsive to my needs throughout the transaction.  In particular, Martin was very good at communicating promptly to any of my questions or concerns and did so with integrity and forthrightness.   It was definitely a positive experience

And one that allows me to pass on recommending his services to others.

Jim Kunes

Chief Cornerstone Investment, LLC

Soon after we set our minds on purchasing a home in beautiful Crested Butte, Colorado, we met our Realtor and new friend, Martin Spencer.  We found him to be thoughtful and engaging with profound and well-developed principles which guide his professional life.  This combination provided us a great deal of comfort during our real estate purchasing experience.  Martin played several vital roles in making our plans become reality.

We began our search with a set of stated criteria.  However, we asked to see a sample of properties with a wide range of features.  Martin hit the ground running with a well-thought-out plan and listings information to keep us organized.  While viewing the various properties, he facilitated the unusually rapid pace we prefer and he was fully engaged with the feedback we fave.  Afterward, Martin was quick to make sense of our evolving priorities and hone our search to the property that was right for us. 

Martin has become someone whose friendship we value.  He has continued to share his knowledge of the area with us and has introduced us to some of the local folks.  Thank you, Martin, for all you’ve done for us. 

Steve and Jodi