Denise Belt | Bigfork Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker

Denise (Potts) Belt, a Broker with National Parks Realty/Forbes Global Properties in Bigfork, understands that knowledge and experience working in the local housing market is crucial to a successful property sale. Because Montana is a non-disclosure state in real estate transactions, meaning property sales are not released to the public-an experienced, trusted agent is needed to guide both sellers and buyers through the process.

Denise has been a licensed agent for 29 years, receiving her real estate license in 1993 through the Flathead Valley Community College. Continuing her education, she became a licensed broker in 1995. That same year, she was also named "Rookie of the Year" for Valley Real Estate in Belgrade, MT. Since then, she has added Certified Residential Specialist to her credentials. Her other relevant professional experiences include mortgage brokering which gave her insight on that process. In 1998, Denise was President of Manhattan Montana Chamber of Commerce a leadership role where she saw firsthand the positive impact of building strong community relationships.

Because Denise operates on an "ability + effort = results" basis, she repeatedly ranked as a Top Producer in real estate transactions. But that is not all – she is a Montana native other than living in Canada through her high school years. She now lives only 5 miles from where she was raised with her six siblings.

After residing in Alberta Canada during her high school years, she realized there was no other place she wanted to call home but here in the Flathead Valley where she enjoys the outdoors as much as she did in her childhood. Denise fondly recalled "spending a lot of time with her grandparents, jumping on a horse and riding down to Echo Lake...or grabbing a fishing pole," only to catch a sunfish and release it back into the lake. One of her favorite hobbies was team penning and sorting with her horses. Denise is a proud grandmother of 6 girls and 2 boys, In twenty plus years as a real estate professional, Denise has seen many changes in the industry but what she loves best of all is "matching homes and clients' lifestyles." Keeping in mind her clients' wants and needs such as hobbies, preferred microclimates of the potential homes, land use and privacy concerns, Denise fulfills their "Montana Dream."

To that end, Denise's homegrown, local knowledge is vital in assisting sellers to properly price their property for a swift sale. Much of Denise's business is through repeat transactions or referrals because many also become good friends.

If you need help selling your property or finding your Montana Dream, contact Denise (Potts) Belt with National Parks Realty/Forbes global properties at 406.253-1503 or email at

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all the hard work and professionalism you expended in working with me to find the home I purchased in Whitefish, Montana. The time you devoted in showing me such a broad spectrum of homes, areas and specific neighborhoods was very helpful in allowing me to select the home I purchased. Fortunately you didn’t stop there. You maintained an interest and involvement in the escrow and home inspection process’s which also turned out to be very beneficial to me. You were my eyes and ears in town while I was away and I truly appreciate it. Again, I thank you and if I have the occasion to recommend a real estate agent I won’t hesitate to give your name. No one could be in better hands.

~ Jerry W., Irvine, CA



Having worked with Denise once there was no question on going back to her for my second purchase. She was always several steps ahead of the game and left no question unanswered or request unfulfilled. It was not uncommon that she would work after hours or on weekends to get things done. She has always kept in touch with me regularly to this day. Denise even invited my mom over for Christmas dinner when discovering that she was going to be alone. It was a great experience working with a truly genuine and hardworking individual!

~ Jeff P., Bigfork



Both Elvira and I would like to thank you for all of your hard work and professionalism over the last 9 years in helping us in a multitude of real estate transactions in Montana. Not just this but you have become a dear friend. Because of everything that you have done for us, I would not hesitate to recommend you to anybody that requires assistance in the real estate market.

~ Greg & Elvira J., Hinsdale, IL



Having many real estate transactions in both California and Montana, our “sale and purchase” with Denise Belt has by far been the very best experience we have ever had. Denise took care of every single detail on the sale of our house in Montana, while we were in California. Coordinating and personally overseeing everything from home inspections to appraisals. The purchase of our new house was also handled with ease having Denise orchestrating the entire transaction. If you are looking for a realtor that is “on it” you will not find someone that is as experienced, and personally involved as Denise Belt.

~ Scott & Ellie H., California/Bigfork



We had the good fortune of selecting Denise as our listing agent for our vacation home in Whitefish. From our first meeting we were impressed with Denise’s knowledge, friendliness and professionalism. She provided us with a thorough market analysis of our home which we used to determine a listing price and then proceeded to do an excellent job of marketing our property. One of Denise’s many positive strengths is communication and this strength was greatly appreciated as our main home is a several hour drive from Whitefish. In the end Denise’s efforts paid off and we sold our home at full list price after a reasonable time period. We are now having Denise help us look for a replacement property and are as greatly impressed with her skills in this area as we were with her skills as a listing agent. We highly recommend to anyone to consider Denise for their real estate needs.

~ Ian and Vicky F., Canada/Whitefish


Denise's Listings

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180 Harlow Road, Thompson Falls, MT 59873




Don't miss this newer ranch style home situated on 5 acres. Open floor plan with cathedral ceilings, 2 Bedrooms, 2 baths with an office. Large laundry room as you enter from the garage. Large walk-in pantry. Beautiful kitchen with granite and lots of custom touches! Outside you will see the large covered porch, garden area and lots of great space for your outdoor activities. Shown by appointment only - No drive by's please.