Leigh Wilbanks

Founder, Broker & Owner



I love working with people!  I find great reward in helping our clients navigate what can often be a very stressful process.  There is something soulful and fulfilling about a career that requires not only analytical ability and negotiation prowess but also hustle, honesty, humor and…well, good ol’  fashion therapy skills.  I take my job very seriously and enjoy every day!

Leigh Wilbanks

Leigh - BlingThe owner and founder of Red Door Properties, Leigh Wilbanks, has resided in Colorado for over twenty-five years.  After graduating from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and serving her military commitment as an officer in the Air Force, Leigh went on to earn a graduate degree in business Administration (MBA) 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 discussed during her work with Jim have influenced the principles that guide Red Door Properties 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 founding Red Door Properties in 2005, 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 by 5280 magazine as a Five-Star Real Estate Agent.  This award is based on client feedback.

When Leigh’s not working with her real estate clients, she enjoys all that Colorado has to offer!  Leigh can be found skiing, running, 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.

  • Employment Experience
    • Red Door Properties – Owner/Broker – 2005 to Present
    • Inflow Inc. – General Manager and RVP Sales – 1999 to 2004
    • Ernst & Young – Management Consultant – 1999
    • Jim Collins, Author – Research Internship – 1998 to 2000
    • United States Air Force – Officer – 1991 to 1997

  • Education
    • University of Colorado at Boulder Leeds School of Business, MBA, 1999
    • United States Air Force Academy, BS, Organizational Behavior, 1991

  • Credentials
    • Licensed Realtor – 2005 to present
    • Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
    • Denver Board of Realtors Round Table of Excellence – 2006 to present
    • 5280 Magazine Five Star Professional – 2010 to present
    • Front Porch Newspaper of Stapleton Top Performing Agent
    • Denver Landmark Realtor
    • Denver Art Museum, member and supporter
    • Denver Botanic Gardens, member and supporter

Leigh and her Chesapeak Bay Retriever (no he's not a Labordoodle!), NaPali hiking in Winter Park, Colorado. Leigh and her Chesapeake Bay Retriever (no he’s not a Labradoodle!), NaPali hiking in Winter Park, Colorado.