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Living & Representing The Montana Lifestyle

“With my mother being an architect, my father a contractor and my grandfather having designed and built several homes in Kalispell and Missoula, I was raised to appreciate everything that goes into a home from the ground up. I love using this knowledge and appreciation to help buyers find their perfect home and help sellers to move onto their next chapter.  “

Tiffany Sherman located in our Bigfork, Montana office, serves the community she grew up in. After attending the University of Montana she moved back to Bigfork and started a family and has pursued her Real Estate aspirations.

“I am very passionate about real estate and enjoy being part of helping people find the perfect fit. The easy access to year-round recreational activities and the people of these communities truly make the Flathead Valley a very special place.”

Tiffany is currently raising her two beautiful daughters to value and live the NW Montana lifestyle.

“It is truly a unique opportunity to live in such a visually stunning place with an abundance of family friendly activities, safe communities, great schools and wonderful people. I couldn’t possibly imagine a better place to raise a family. “

Tiffany is an expert on Flathead Valley living and the extraordinary homes available in the region.  She also regularly volunteers in her community and is a board member of the Chamber of Commerce. With passion for the Montana lifestyle, decades of experience and market expertise she has impressed buyers and sellers alike.

“Home ownership is an accessible and important investment strategy for families. Owning a home is valuable experience because as you are building equity in your investment, you are also building priceless memories.”

Contact Tiffany Sherman today for your complimentary consult.

Tiffany Sherman



Featured Listing

5129 Ashley Lake Rd, Kila, MT | Offered at $539,000

Private, custom home, approximately one mile from Ashley Lake. This beautiful home sits on over 14 acres without covenants and boasts a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, log accents, two living rooms, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and lots of storage. Beautiful views out every window of mountains and pastures. The private, parked out acreage is fenced for horses and has a spring fed stream. Learn more…

Bigfork High School Renovation

Excitement builds as initial stages of $14 million project completed on budget and ahead of schedule.

Last fall, voters overwhelmingly passed a bond approving the $14 million project. In addition to the new classrooms, the bond is funding development of a new bus barn with space for both the transportation and maintenance departments, separate locker rooms for physical education classes and athletic teams, a new band room with better acoustics and soundproofed practice rooms, and a community room. There will also be a host of updates to the gymnasium, library, foyer, and heating and cooling system.

“It is kind of refreshing,” Bailey Johnson, a senior, said of the school’s historic makeover. “A new start.”

Read complete Flathead Beacon article by Clare Menzel.

Learn more about Bigfork, MT

Primary photo from exclusive Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty  luxury home over-looking Flathead Lake.

109 Upper Pierce Ln BigforkMontana presented by Katie Brown Real Estate Professional.

$10 Million Price Reduction On Montana’s Shelter Island

Currently the largest private home in Montana, surrounded by one of the cleanest lakes in the world, you will find one of the most exquisite and privately located estates in existence.

Montana’s Shelter Island Estate rests on 22+ private island acres in the middle of Flathead Lake.

This five bedroom, eight bath estate is a comfortable 22,000 square feet with over 4,800 feet of private, secluded lakefront access. The estate is three levels, each level accessible via commercial grade elevator. Each element has been carefully orchestrated to maximize the visual and emotional impact on every level, starting with the jaw dropping 45 foot ceilings in the great room which is smartly surrounded by the second story observatory that has been designed to leave you entranced by the sweeping views of Flathead Lake.


Presented by Dawn Maddux & Ross Pickert

Montana’s Shelter Island Estate


Photography & video by GravityShots

Bigfork, MT – “Where Flathead Lake Begins”

Bigfork Village is nestled between two rivers at the north end of Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. Endless recreational opportunities are waiting on 191 square miles of sparkling waters, hundreds of hiking trails with abundant wildlife along tree-lined shores. A collection of waterfront properties around Flathead Lake offer a diverse lifestyle of riverfront and lakefront living. Often called “the banana belt” of Montana, the East Shore’s mild climate is ideal for growing the famous Flathead sweet cherries savored all over the world.

Bigfork’s story began over 100 years ago as a logging and farming community. The thick timber provided surrounding sawmills with lumber that produced over 600,000 railroad ties per year. From the hardworking and entrepreneurial spirit of common folks, Bigfork still remains the unique village that it was born to be and a wonderful place to own a home.

A stroll though Bigfork reveals a vibrant arts culture. Along Electric Avenue, so named as the first street to receive electricity from the powerhouse that still operates, world class art galleries, artists-in-residence, and live theatre await. World renowned, the Bigfork Playhouse celebrates 57 years of live and professional theater, heralding audiences from around the globe. An evening at the theatre, preceded by a gourmet meal from one of Bigfork’s fine restaurants, is a treat to be remembered.

Minutes from Bigfork is Eagle Bend championship golf course. Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty offers a large collection of golf homes within our Western Montana network. Each property offers a world-class retreat and features club and private community amenities.

Just to the east rises the mighty Swan Mountains with hiking trails, Jewel Basin, and glacier fed lakes. Along the Swan River, much of the ruggedness that defines Montana can be found with a tremendous variety of game and a diverse ecology. The angler, hunter, hiker or nature lover will find a home in the Swan Valley.

Flathead Lake Westshore, A Sparkling Playground

The western shores of Flathead Lake offer 40 miles of gentle beaches, state parks, hiking and horseback trails. The largest park at Big Arm is 217 acres and a popular launching spot for day trips to Wild Horse Island. Prairie-like on the south side and heavily timbered on the north, this renowned primitive park is home to bighorn sheep, wild horses, mule deer, bald eagles and a multitude of other wildlife species. Along the way, travelers and residents are awed by the stunning views across Flathead Lake with the backdrop of the Swan Mountains and mighty Missions beyond.

The widest part of Flathead Lake is known as the Big Draw, a 15 mile stretch from shore to shore. A sparkling playground for all types of watercraft, Big Arm Bay is ideal for scuba diving. Swimmers, boaters and anglers tell a famous legend of the huge land-locked sturgeon, lovingly named the “Flathead Monster,” and seen by locals and visitors for almost two centuries.

Heading north along Flathead’s tree-lined shores are charming communities that grew from the hard work of the common folks who settled here. In 1920, Lakeside was an important steamer stop for passengers and freight. From a hotel built by John Stoner, the town’s name was changed from “Stoner” to “Chautauqua” then “Lacon” and finally to Lakeside.

Just a few miles north is Somers owing its early life to the Great Northern Railway. This hilltop hamlet was once the center of yearly production for over 600,000 railroad ties. Since those early Flathead times, Somers and Lakeside have matured into vibrant communities offering 365 days of luxurious living and endless recreation and a premier destination for creating a Montana retreat and a lifetime of memories.

Photo courtesy of Amy Wilson’s Exclusive Listing 527 Conrad Point Lakeside, Montana

Kalispell, Montana’s Rich History

Kalispell’s rich history shows itself in the charming buildings along Main Street, in the homes that grace the tree lined boulevards, and the more than 20 parks with their rustic log gazebos and creeks that host winter skating. From the native tribes who hunted buffalo, golfers now play the challenging Buffalo Hill Golf Course. The timber barons and the farmers, who sought out the city as an economic hub, contributed to an invigorating economy that gives Kalispell its healthy personality.

Growing gracefully into the 21st century, Kalispell blends the past, present and future with a state-of the-art regional medical center, an ever-growing Flathead Community College, three art foundries and high speed telecommunications. The shopping and dining bring tourists from all over the Northwest, including Canada, and Glacier Park International Airport easily connects this growing Montana town of over 20,000 with approximately 159 flights per day.  In addition, Kalispell is the gateway to the Glacier National Park. Along the way, visitors and residents enjoy a charming arrangement of fascinating towns.

Columbia Falls, historically industrial with its mills and aluminum plant, is perfectly placed along the Flathead River. With its history of hardworking folks, this charming town is reinventing itself as a treasure trove for “antiquers.”

West of Kalispell is a land of lakes and lush forests. Abundantly private, yet close to town, the West Valley is the area’s best kept secret for horse properties, getaways for dreams come true, and ready-to-be-discovered lakeshore lands. There’s a perfect lifestyle for everyone in the Flathead Valley—horse properties, small ranches or small town living. The options are endless– the choices are breathtaking.

Photo Credit: BirdsEye Of BigSky