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Montana has been a part of me for generations; my ancestors settled there in the late 1800s. Throughout my travels around the US and the world, I've never found a place that feels so much like home. I proudly served in the US Army, and was part of the team that won the prestigious 1988 West Germany Boeselager Cup, a competition testing NATO cavalry scout units. I was also present for Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia. With more than 30 years of experience in commercial investments, residential and waterfront properties, site acquisition, and specialty property joint ventures, I have a knack for negotiating and a deep understanding of the industry. Whether a property is on the market in the MLS or not, I'm always willing to go the extra mile to help my clients find what they need. Many of them have become lifelong friends, and I'm grateful for the relationships I've built. In my free time, I love to hike, ski, fish, hunt, shoot, and spend time with family and friends.
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
My wife Stephanie and I really enjoyed working with Bret Richmond when we were searching for a home in Montana. We were buying from out of state so working with a trustworthy and experienced realtor was very important. Bret took the extra time to get to know us and was able to guide us through the process without feeling rushed. With Brets extensive knowledge of the area he helped us find not only the perfect home but a community that we love being apart of. The home and property are amazing and my wife and I are incredibly grateful to Bret for making our dream of owning a home in Montana a reality.
When I moved to Bigfork Mt Bret Richmond was recommended to me by a trusted friend. Having bought and sold several houses with other realtors I wanted to work with someone who was very straight forward which he is. What I found especially refreshing about Bret was that he was not at all high pressure yet very attentive to my needs as a home buyer. He helped me buy a beautiful lake view property but like many rural properties in Montana, there were a lot of legal and property hoops to jump through as some of the properties up here have sketchy or incomplete background information. My property was no exception but Bret stuck with me all the way, acting as a detective to research the laws of Montana and making certain I had clear access and title. The purchase of my property required a lot of extra time on his part and I don't think another realtor would have bothered. I give him 2+ thumbs up!
When we first came to Montana 10 years ago, Bret represented us in buying a cabin in Bigfork, on the Swan River. A dream come true for me. Since then, he has represented us in 4 different real estate transactions. Bret has a great eye for value and also has an excellent knowledge of the Flathead valley and beyond. Very pleased!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!