New Member Introduction

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Mad Backyard


My name is Robert Martigan but everyone calls me "Mads". 

I am a semi-early retired real estate investor new to the Active Rain community, and just wanted to write my first post to introduce myself!

My passions include fixing up and renting out or flipping mid-century single family properties as well as now mentoring new investors how to evaluate and purchase investment properties for thier own portfolios.

I have been investing in the Birmingham, Alabama market specifically for a number of years now and always love connecting with other real estate investors and professionals serving that market.

Lastly, I am a HUGE outdoor living and design enthusiast and love blogging about outdoor kitchens, swimming pools, patio design, landscaping ideas, and even some of my favorite barbecue recipes on my blog Mad Backyard.

Hope to connect with some of you in the near future (as I figure out how to navigate the site and add to my profile).  Would love to talk about anything related to either investing in Alabma or even just outdoor kitchens or pellet grills!



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Robert "Mads" Martigan

Real Estate Investor/Outdoor Kitchen, Patio Design, and Landscaping Enthusiast

Check out my outdoor living blog: Mad Backyard

Comments (16)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Robert, welcome to Activerain, and keep sharing and posting here to get to know you.

Mar 15, 2021 08:28 AM
Robert "Mads" Martigan

Thanks Joan, looking forward to it!

Mar 15, 2021 08:52 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Mad and Welcome to the Rain where we all help each other and learn from each other!


Mar 15, 2021 09:29 AM
Robert "Mads" Martigan
Mad Backyard - Affton, MO
Real Estate Investor and Barbecue Enthusiast

Thanks Will!

Mar 15, 2021 10:27 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Welcome to the ActiveRain community. Congratulations on your first post.

Mar 15, 2021 02:46 PM
Robert "Mads" Martigan

Thank you John!

Mar 16, 2021 07:05 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Mads and welcome to ActiveRain!!! You will find this to be a very giving and friendly community willing to share with everyone. 

Mar 15, 2021 07:31 PM
Robert "Mads" Martigan

Thank you Kathy!

Mar 16, 2021 07:05 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Mads - welcome to ActiveRain and thank you for providing some background.  I look forward to hearing/learning more about you and your many passions.  

Mar 16, 2021 04:45 AM
Robert "Mads" Martigan

Thank you Michael!

Mar 16, 2021 07:06 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Mads,
Welcome to the community. We love sharing our knowledge and learning from each other.

Mar 18, 2021 03:22 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Robert welcome to ActiveRain, and congratulations on successfully posting your first blog on this site.

Mar 19, 2021 08:14 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Mads - I am sure you will have exciting information to share and I am subscribing.  Welcome to Active Rain.

Mar 20, 2021 03:42 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Welcome to ActiveRain! Not only did I hit "follow" here, but I've added the Mad Backyard site to my bookmarks. I might want to share some of those outdoor patio ideas!

Mar 20, 2021 05:22 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Mads! Welcome to the Rain. Looking forward to your future posts and the ability to comment. Enjoy your day!

Mar 20, 2021 05:28 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

Welcome to the community Mads! It's a crazy (good) time to join with the Real Estate market on fire and lots of improvements happening at AR. Please be patient should you run into any issues here.. and never hesitate to ask. 

Looking forward to reading more, before and after, tips and tricks and mad backyard stuff... you'll have plenty of material that many of us will be happy to share, too. 

Mar 20, 2021 08:37 PM
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing Frye Realty - Naples, FL
Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle

Robert, welcome to ActiveRain and congrats on your first post!

Mar 21, 2021 04:39 AM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Welcome to ActiveRain, hope your time her is productive in what you may learn and more so with what you may offer on your blog posts to others who may be thinking about investing in real estate

Mar 21, 2021 05:18 AM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Mads, welcome to Active Rain, a great place to learn, share, and network. Great nickname.

Mar 27, 2021 10:02 PM
Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living - Bethesda, MD
REALTOR * Broker * Coach

Welcome to activerain. I love your Mads Backyard site. The pandemic has made so many people around me start usinng a smoker and I really didnn't know where to start. 

I hope you enjoy Active Rain as much as I have. It's a fun, creative and cooperative community. 

Can't wait to see what you post next. 

Mar 31, 2021 08:26 AM