Bret Richmond | Bigfork Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker

Montana is in my blood. I am a sixth-generation Montanan with my ancestors homesteading in the late 1800s. I have traveled the US and parts of our world, but only feel home when I am right here in Montana. I served in the US Army and was a part of winning the prestigious 1988 West Germany Boeselager Cup, a competition designed to test the reconnaissance skills of cavalry scout units, which attracted 26 teams from various NATO countries. I also participated in Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia. Having over 30 years of experience in commercial investments, residential and waterfront properties, site acquisition, specialty property and joint ventures, I pride myself in being a skilled negotiator with in-depth experience that few achieve in this industry. You will find me committed to finding your property, whether currently on the market in our MLS, or not. So many of my clients have become lifelong friends…. relationships I treasure.

Bret was very professional and knowledgeable about the area we were interested in. He quickly responded with answers to our questions. This is the second property that he has helped us purchase. We highly recommend Bret for buying or selling a home or property.

~carol schmidt3


Bret was very informative and helpful.

Our purchase took 18 months to close due to title issues. Bret made several amendments and offer changes at our request without hesitation.

Our deal was a very complex deal on a non-typical property and Bret exceeded our expectations.

Great work Bret!

~2coachoz


Bret Richmond is the kind of real estate professional you want! I know-- here's why: I was a REALTOR for 40 years and extremely involved in my profession. I was also a "problem solver" and didn't give up 'til the problem was solved. I have used Bret on at least two different occasions in selling my properties in Montana--one during the winter months where Bret went out of his way in dealing with snow-covered access roads to show my property. And he sold it! Then, later, he sold another one! I can foresee using Bret Richmond again, whether buying or selling Montana properties.

Hire the "experienced", it surely makes for a better, smoother real estate transaction. Hire Bret Richmond!

~Bob L.


Bret was extremely patient in helping us find our Montana home. He was tuned in to our expectations and understood what we were looking for. He did an excellent job at helping us find an excellent property in our price range, and was very proficient at helping us to navigate the sale. He has also consistently kept with us and helped us out long after the papers were signed.

~dndouglass3


Bret is the best. Extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of real estate whether it be large commercial acquisitions, residential, or even remote off grid properties. Having worked with Bret on multiple properties I can easily recommend Bret for anyones Real Estate needs. As well as being knowledgeable, Bret is an excellent communicator and very responsive to any questions and needs. He is a skilled negotiator and has the patience to see even difficult deals through to the end. Simply put, Bret puts in the work.

~Confidential Client


We have worked with Bret a couple of times. He found the land upon which we built our dream home. He also sold a commercial lot for us. We have worked with numerous realtors over the years, and we can say with confidence that his skill is unmatched. No one is more knowledgeable about real estate in the Flathead and Swan Valleys. Once he knows your interest, he will seek it even though your dream property may not be on the market. That's what he did for us, and we couldn't be more pleased. He works hard, follows through and makes transactions easy. His calm demeanor takes undue stress out of any negotiation. If we could give him more than 5 stars, we would.

~vaearndt


Think about all the qualities you expect from your real estate agent: a good listener, a good negotiator, patient, respectful, tireless, honest, ethical. That's Bret Richmond. He knows the real estate market in this area like the back of his hand. He puts in the work to earn his commission. He's got good connections with people to help you out even after escrow closes, too. You get more than a great real estate agent when you work with Bret. I've bought and sold with Bret, so I know. You get a friend for life.

~JazzDiva442


Bret did a great job in getting our place on the lake for us.He is so nice to deal with and he was very knowledgeable.Great service and a nice guy!!I would recommend him for a real estate agent!

~trendytrendy67


My wife and I have been looking in the Bigfork area for about 8 months and have made several trips out from our home in Sammamish Wa. to meet with Bret and see some properties that have been of interest. Bret has always been punctual and prepared. His knowledge of the area and dedication to the process has always made my wife and I feel comfortable and confident with who we chose to work with in Montana. I did not rate his negotiation skills only because we have not made an offer on a place yet. That said the conversations we have had with Bret regarding pricing and market value lead me to believe that he will represent us well when we get to that point.

~Frank and Stephanie Sparling

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Bret's Listings

Viewing 12 Listings

246 Forest Ridge Trail, Kila, MT 59920

Land
Property Type

9.94

$495,000
Privacy and seclusion offered on this 9.94 acre parcel. Less than 20 miles to Kalispell, the nation's fastest growing micropolitan area. This parcel of land is ready for your build. Well and pump house have been installed and the power pulled to one of many build sites. Easy building conditions and the septic permit has already been obtained. Septic system under construction. Fishing and hunting opportuites within minutes. Light CC&Rs. Listed by Bret Richmond and Dylan Frechette

203 Clark Fork Road, Heron, MT 59844

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80.46

$1,395,000
Montana view property on 80 acres with impressive mountain views of the Cabinet Range. Heron is a small, rural town situated along the Clark Fork River in Northwest Montana. Aerated Trout pond with lots of wildlife. 45+- acres of hay ground. 35+- acres of mature trees. Large 24'x72' barn for horses. Recreation Paradise for fishing, hunting, hiking, back-country skiing. Cherry, Pear, and Apple fruit trees. With a little more work this property could provide complete self sufficiency. Only 40 miles from Sandpoint Idaho and Lake Pend De Orielle, 80 miles to Coeur d 'Alene. Call Bret Richmond at 406-210-0230 -Dylan Frechette 406-212-4053, or your real estate professional.

214 River Street, Bigfork, MT 59911

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0.15

$2,900,000
Be transported to a secret world of character, charm, and class in this wondrous all suite style 3 bed, 3 1/2 bath home that rises above the Wild Mile section of the Swan River, but just steps away from downtown Bigfork. Reminiscent of a tree-house, every magical fully furnished level reveals high end finishes and features such as entertainment areas, nooks, studies, wet bars, and huge decks surrounded by sights and sounds of mountains, wilderness, and rushing water. An elevator, security system with water cop, heated floors and luxury laundry room mix function with the fun this home exudes. Adventure beyond the block to the crystal waters of Flathead Lake with the included Bigfork Marina boat slip #32. Includes additional adjacent build able front lot.

290,300 Swan Meadow Drive, Bigfork, MT 59911

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44.80

$7,500,000
Own this Legacy Property on the beautiful Swan River in small cozy town in Bigfork Montana. Private with spectacular Mountain views. Family Escape/Retreat/Getaway property with plenty of room for everyone. Bring the horses, livestock and create a large garden/farm. Rare large acreage opportunity on the Swan River, 5 minute drive from downtown Bigfork and Flathead Lake. Come enjoy the wide open spaces and peaceful setting in Northwest Montana. Surrounded by endless recreational opportunities, Glacier National Park, Bob Marshall Wilderness, Whitefish Ski Mountain, Blacktail Ski Mountain. Guest home/caretaker's quarters on property. Boatline ranked Bigfork as the #1 lake town in the United States. 35 minutes to Glacier International Airport. Listed by Bret Richmond/Dylan Frechette.

14440 Us Hwy 2 East, Essex, MT 59916

Commercial
Property Type

N/A

$2,600,000
Potential to expand this short term rental property. RV park potential located between the Bob Marshal Wilderness and Glacier National Park. Two meticulously maintained Montana style log homes finished in a rustic, yet regal style compliments the outdoor recreational paradise of the 2.61 acre setting. Hiking, cross country skiing, fishing, hunting, and access to pure adventure abound! Live off the land in luxury with a year round greenhouse, large garden area, and backup generator. A double sized shop, barn, fenced horse area, and RV hookups come too. Just minutes away from the historic Izaak Walton Inn, and bordered by National Forest land. Apx 45 minutes from Glacier International Airport. Listed by Bret Richmond/Dylan Frechette.

1261 Bierney Creek Road, Lakeside, MT 59922

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6.52

$1,985,000
A custom home built the true Montana way - with quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Immaculate inside and out, this 3 bed/ 3 bath home includes high end finishes, radiant floor heat, 9 foot ceilings, custom site built cabinetry, hand crafted doors,guest quarters with a full kitchen and separate entry, and a huge shop. 6.52 sprawling acres of serene wilderness with mature fruit trees yet only 2.5 miles from the creature comforts of Lakeside; Lakefront Volunteer Park, restaurants, shops, entertainment, and Flathead Lake are all conveniently close. No Drive-By's. Listed by Dylan Frechette/Bret Richmond.

250 Swan Meadow Drive, Bigfork, MT 59911

Land
Property Type

41.80

$4,600,000
Riverfront Development Opportunity with potential of up to 6 lots with over 200 feet of navigable Swan River frontage each. Private with spectacular Mountain views. Family Escape/Retreat/Getaway property with plenty of room for everyone. Rare large acreage opportunity on Swan River, 5 minute drive from downtown Bigfork. Come enjoy the wide open spaces and peaceful setting in Northwest Montana-Surrounded by endless recreational opportunities. Small older home on land given little value. Minutes to Flathead Lake and Bigfork, which Boatline has ranked as the #1 lake town in the United States. Listed by Bret Richmond/Dylan Frechette.

699 Swan River Road, Bigfork, MT 59911

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1.84

$3,900,000
Live the quintessential life on this Swan River waterfront property, nestled in the trees with mountain and river views from every room. Fish & float from the private dock, or lounge on one of the four decks or shaded stone patio, all with panoramic views of the Swan Mountain Range and Swan River. This is a true slice of Montana mountain paradise. Only a ten-minute drive to gorgeous Flathead Lake and Bigfork, which Boatline has ranked as the #1 lake town in the United States. Bigfork also boasts plenty of fine dining and the Bigfork Center of the Performing Arts. Glacier National Park, Whitefish Ski Resort, Blacktail Mountain Ski Area and Glacier Park International Airport are all within a short drive, while countless hiking, horseback riding, boating, and fishing adventures are just

1770 Piper Creek Road, Bigfork, MT 59911

Land
Property Type

19.67

$1,400,000
Breathtaking Swan and Mission Mountain Range views. Property borders Forest Service on two sides, west and south. Hunting from the front porch. Piper Creek with West slope Cutthroat, Rainbow, and Eastern Brooke trout. A true Montana getaway property. Recently seeded with Orchard grass Alpha and Ladino Clover. Big Game frequent the property throughout the year. Located in the heart of the Swan Valley where you have recreation and remote privacy abound, yet just 40 minutes to downtown Bigfork and 1 hour and 15 minutes to Glacier National Airport. Come find your piece of Montana heaven. Bear Spray or Firearm is Recommended. Listed by Bret Richmond and Dylan Frechette.

107 Lake Nine Court, Bigfork, MT 59911

Land
Property Type

0.27

$308,000
Highly useable level lot in beautiful Eagle Bend community. This lot is on a cul-de-sac with mountain views and backs up to Eagle Bend Golf Course. Within walking distance to the Montana Athletic Club, Eagle Bend Yacht Harbor, Flathead Lake, and Club House. Approximately 2 miles to downtown Bigfork. Eagle Bend Golf Club is a 27-hole championship course located on the north end of Flathead Lake where the Flathead River enters the lake. Approximately 52 miles to the west entrance of Glacier National Park and 26 miles to Glacier Park International Airport. Call Cory Richmond at 406-249 -2537, or your real estate professional.

287 North Ferndale Drive, Bigfork, MT 59911

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5.06

$495,000
Here's your opportunity to own a piece Bigfork's history. Once known as the old Bayside Resort down on the bay, this staple in time is ready for you to restore. 2 dried in cabins on 5 selectively parked out acres ready to be brought back to life. Tucked within the quiet trees is a larger primary log home and a separate guest cabin. Flathead Lake, and downtown Bigfork's shops and cafe's are just a short jaunt away, while Glacier National Park, Glacier International Airport, and Whitefish are all within an hour's drive. The possibilities are endless on this prime Flathead Valley parcel! Listed by Bret Richmond and Dylan Frechette

14440 Us Highway 2 East, Essex, MT 59916

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2.61

$2,600,000
Set between the backcountry of the Bob Marshall Wilderness and Glacier National Park is your opportunity to own a treasure in the Crown of the Continent! Two meticulously maintained Montana style log homes finished in a rustic, yet regal style compliments the outdoor recreational paradise of the 2.61 acre setting. Hiking, cross country skiing, fishing, hunting, and access to pure adventure abound! Live off the land in luxury with a year round greenhouse, large garden area, and backup generator. A double sized shop, barn, fenced horse area, and RV hookups come too. Just minutes away from the historic Izaak Walton Inn, and bordered by National Forest land. Apx 45 minutes from Glacier International Airport. Listed by Bret Richmond/Dylan Frechette.