Guide for NW Montana Real Estate Buyers

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The section below contains helpful Buyer information, as well as a list of questions that you should ask yourself, to better prepare you for your Montana real estate purchase. It is a good idea to jot down the answers to these questions, then give one of our agents a call. These are the types of questions any good realtor will ask you, and the answers will enable your realtor to better assist you throughout your entire real estate purchase process.

General Questions:
  • Have you visited our area?
  • Do you have an agent that you are working with?
  • What is your main reason for wanting to move to Montana?
  • Are there any dates of importance we should be working within, such as a job change or closing date of another property, etc.

Property Questions & Helpful Tips:
When looking for Montana real estate, it is helpful to narrow down your preferences as much as possible. We realize, that some of the criteria may be flexible for many buyers. If so, please describe your range of criteria. For example, some buyers want privacy, and that may mean a range of 20 to 50 acres, and for others that may mean as little as1/2 acre. Likewise, you may want at least 2 bedrooms, but will be content with up to four. These are all things your realtor will want to make note of when assisting you in your search for Montana homes and/or land for sale.

Land Criteria:
Size of Acreage?
Price Range
Level of Privacy
Location Preference?
Terrain? (flat, rolling, steep, pasture, trees, grassland, etc)

Home Criteria:
Number of Bedrooms & Bathrooms?
Square Footage?
Type of Structure, (Log, Manufactured, etc)
In Town, or Rural?
Other Requirements; ie: large kitchen, 1 story, etc.

Financing Questions & Helpful Tips:

Determining your price range is one of the most important factors when looking for property. An excellent way to find your price range is to get pre-qualified for financing from a lender of your choice. The process is free of charge and usually takes 15 to 30 minutes. After becoming pre-qualified for financing, you will know which properties to look at. If you have not yet contacted a lender, please see the bottom of this section for a list of names and numbers of local lending institutions you can call and interview.

  • Will it be necessary to sell your current home to purchase new property?
  • Will the sale be financed or cash?
  • If you are looking for seller financing, is there a reason you are pursuing that?
  • Most sellers offering owner terms will require a credit report, is that a problem?
  • Will you be converting any of your other investments to cash in order to complete the purchase of your next home?
  • How much are you willing to put down on the property sale? Are there any time frames tied to the down payment, such as a cd that must mature?
  • Will you be performing a 1031 exchange?

Local Lending Institutions:
First State Bank................406-827-3565
Rocky Mountain Bank......406-826-3662
Whitefish Credit Union......406-827-5626
Valley Bank......................406-827-9490

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have concerning real estate in our area. For more information on our beautiful corner of Montana, please see our Living in Montana page, which will give you general information on NW Montana, as well as links to our individual city pages. These pages all have a very comprehensive list of the area services available, as well as their contact information.

Also, please see a printable version of our Checklist For Moving. This information can be very helpful when planning your move to Montana! We look forward to working with you!

Meet Our Team:
Sharon Sorlie, Sales AssociateRandy Pirker, Sales AssociateStephanie Pirker, Licensed Office ManagerTina Morkert, Broker AssociateGlenn Schenavar, Sales AssociateLisa Hampton-Zeik, Sales AssociateBrad Swanson, Broker AssociateElizabeth Leiber, Sales AssociateGail Enger, Managing Broker

Montana Real Estate Contact Information:

Licensed Brokers:
Gail Enger 406 370 4393

Tina Morkert 406 210 1123
Licensed Agents
Sharon Sorlie 406 546 5030
Bonnie Abbott 406 370 2054
Chelsea Kirkland 406 210 3528
Mary Hutchings 406 531 3823

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This site is dedicated to the promotion of Northwest Mt. real estate for sale. Realty Northwest is proud to offer a variety of property for sale,
including homes in town, homes on acreage, waterfront/riverfront properties, Montana businesses for sale,
as well as many small to medium bare land parcels of Mt land for sale and several large acreage parcels.

Why wait until you retire? With it's fresh clean air, snow capped mountains, and clean running streams, Montana is a spectacular place to live
for those seeking a cleaner, quieter way of life. Give us a call today, and one of our professionals will be happy to assist you in finding your dream property!

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All information is from sources deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed by Realty Northwest or its agents. Offering is subject to error, omissions, prior sale,
change or withdrawal without notice, and approval of the purchase by owner. We urge independent verification of each and every item.

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