Martin Carder

Broker Associate, Realtor®

Your Neighbor Since 1949
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About Martin Carder

Born in Bristol, England, J. Martin Carder attended Bath University and started his real estate career

in the 1960's at the firm of Chartered Surveyors in Bristol where he earned, over a four-year course, professional designations in law, finance, economics, real estate practices, structural engineering, business management and surveying.

In 1973, he joined the homebuilding company Westbury Homes, in Cheltenham, as the Sales/Marketing Manager and with a dynamic team built it into one of the largest publicly traded homebuilders in the UK. In 1976, Martin moved to Kitchener, Canada and became the Sales Director of a Westbury Homes affiliate company, Joyner Homes, which provided him the experience of North American financing, marketing and sales techniques before he returned briefly to the UK and was appointed Managing Director of Westbury Homes.

In 1981, Martin attended Manchester Business School before being sent by Westbury Homes, in 1982, to investigate the American real estate market principally in Texas and Florida. He settled in Palm Beach, Florida and became President of Westbury Homes where by their second year we were building and selling 16 homes a week.

Then in 1986, after years of working for others, Martin started his own custom homebuilding company in South Florida, Clifton Homes, selling homes from $300,000 to $6,000,000 from the mainland to the Intracoastal and along the Ocean. He went on to earn his Florida Real Estate Brokers License in 1989 and in 2004 opened Clifton Realty Inc. Vero Beach, Florida as the Broker/Owner.

Martin is a regular golfer who enjoys his black cat, Puddy, spending time with his grandchildren, and early morning fishing from his dock or boat. With a special interest in water quality, he has been involved with spoil island projects in the Indian River Lagoon. A Grand Harbor resident for fifteen years with his wife Susan, who was the office manager for the Palm Beach County Firefighters for over 10 years, Martin has served on the Grand Harbor Outreach, Audubon and Advisory Boards and as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. Martin’s son, Richard, attended the University of Florida graduating with a BS degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s in Business Management and then went on to earn his second Master’s in data analysis from Johns Hopkins in Washington DC where he now lives and works for Wellspring Advisors. Martin’s daughter, Jennifer, also a real estate agent, and her husband Jeff, who works in the medical field, live with their two children in Tradition.

Throughout his career, Martin has successfully performed negotiations with planners, financial institutions, architects, and attorneys, but most of all with young couples buying their first home and retirees buying their last. Eager to help people settle in to the quality lifestyle of Vero Beach.