Katie Lesar | Bigfork Real Estate REALTOR®/Agent

In a land far, far away (or 1,948.2 miles to be exact) a young lady was teaching at a local college while also working in real estate.  A special client came in to town to find a rental house for graduate school, and the lady’s boss had her show the young man around town in hopes of finding a rental.  After three separate trips into town to view properties, the young lad finally made a selection.  Not only did he find a rental home, but he had also found his future wife.  Is this a true story?  You bet it is!

My husband and I attended Texas A&M University, and are members of the Fighting Texas Aggie Class of ’07 and ’05, respectively.  We are both Texans, born and raised.  We love mesquite-smoked bbq, tex-mex food, football, family and friends.    

We came to the Flathead Valley in fall of 2012.  I spent my time volunteering with various organizations around the valley while we both settled in to our new environment.  We were welcomed with handshakes, kind smiles, and hugs, and have found our transition from Texas to Montana to be easier than anticipated.  When asked if I find Montana different from Texas, I respond that the biggest difference in my experience has been that Montana has 4 true seasons instead of just 2—Summer and Christmas—in Texas!

I would love the opportunity to share this great community with you, and show you how easy it can be to transition to the Continental Divide.  


Katie's Listings

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183 Blue Crest Drive, Kalispell, MT 59901




Welcome Home to this charming home nestled in the quaint neighborhood of Blue Heron Estates! Take your shoes off, and enjoy a walk in lush grass meticulously maintained. New exterior painting on the house & backyard shed, along with new staining on the deck & front porch elevate this home. Fresh landscaping ties in all of the exterior features and invites you to relax and enjoy the sunsets on your backyard deck. After dusk, continue your outdoor time by enjoying the firepit. Inside you'll find a full sized kitchen with open concept dining with close proximity to the living area, allowing for time together with family and friends. Three separate bedrooms give privacy for all occupants. The primary bedroom is ensuite, allowing for upmost privacy and convenience. A two car attached garage provides shelter during MT winters and enters the home through the laundry area, allowing messes to be contained! This neighborhood is conveniently located to central Kalispell and the bypass.

5082 Portage Way, Whitefish, MT 59937




SUBSTANTIAL PRICE IMPROVEMENT! James Kottke Architect, delivers form, function, and beauty in this newly constructed home. The open-concept living & dining transitions to a gourmet kitchen with a 12' island & custom wood cabinets with LG appliances including a smart refrigerator, gas cooktop, separate oven, microwave, & dishwasher. A large pantry contains a second refrigerator, generous storage, and room for another oven. Two primary suites are strategically placed on separate levels. The main-level suite grants access for those seeking single-level living, while the second-floor suite provides privacy with an impressive closet and an elegant master bath with heated floors. There are four en-suite bedrooms in total. Large windows and sliding doors offer an immersive experience with nature. The oversized heated garage is 26'X 27' with two access doors. Two 220 volt EV charging stations are included. The Lakes Community and the Canoe Club are like your own country club! Agent Owned

167 Sampson Lane, Columbia Falls, MT 59912

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167 Sampson Ln is a charming property located outside the picturesque town of Columbia Falls. Nestled in a serene and idyllic setting, this address offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. The spacious 10 acre property is a level parcel with tall trees, Mooring Creek, and pasture that combines tranquility with usability. The natural splendor of Montana is on full display. This property offers breathtaking views of the majestic Swan Mountains. These stunning peaks can be admired from the comfort of the property, providing a picturesque backdrop and a constant reminder of the natural beauty that surrounds the area. This property includes water rights associated with Mooring Creek. Mooring Creek adds an additional natural feature to the property, enhancing its appeal and potential uses.