Chas Martin

(608) 334.9042

When Chas walks into a room, the energy changes instantaneously. Everything seems brighter, different and exciting, as if anything can, and probably will, happen. She’s a stylish visionary with a discerning eye and a fearless taste for adventure which leads her to, what else. . .remodeling homes! (8 of them and counting) A Madison native, she has in-depth knowledge of the market and will guide you to your dream home with competency, efficiency and an intoxicating dose of joyfulness.


We were looking for a second home in Madison, and we were decidedly undecided — about neighborhood, style, vintage, price. In other words, we presented a problem for any realtor. Chas was charmingly unfazed. She made suggestions, was responsive to our wishes, was flexible and truly brilliant at  identifying houses we might like and providing us with answers to our arcane questions. For example, how many agents can hunt down the provenance of a ceiling tile and the likelihood of asbestos content? She located a wonderful house for us, but her professionalism didn’t end after closing. She recommended architects and designers and took care of the house and yard until we could move in. Throughout the process, she displayed grace as well as great good humor, She was unfailingly available even when she was on vacation. Chas Martin is a true gem.—Casey and Len Damme

Chas Martin did a fantastic job as our agent. Every step of the way, she was responsive, provided great information, and made us feel comfortable. I have to say, I had never done business with anyone who responded as quickly and thoroughly to my questions as Chas. If you’re seeking a real estate  professional (who is also super nice!) to find or sell your home, call Chas!
—John & Katie

I met Chas through a mutual friend. We talked about selling my house for months before the date actually came. She was consistent in her communication but never pushy. When it was time to sell, she was ready with comps and a hit list of things to do to make the sale. I had an above price, cash offer the first day and Chas managed all aspects of the transaction like a pro. She talked me through any concerns and was able to negotiate all aspects with a happy outcome. Would recommend her expertise, professionalism, warmth and work ethic 110%.


  • Born and bred in Madison, currently lives in Shorewood Hills
  • UW-Madison: BS in Consumer Science/Retailing; Cardinal Stritch: Masters in Education
  • A broker with 10 years real estate experience, including owning and managing vacation rentals
  • What she loves about her home: “I love the before and after. After buying our home, we worked on it every day for three months. We took down walls and opened up the kitchen area which, happily, is now our favorite place to socialize. In the end, we changed the entire feel of the property. Now we love enjoying a cocktail on the deck with friends while the kids play in the yard, or sitting on the front steps listening to the UW Band practice or watching the Lacrosse team play. All the work was definitely worth it!”