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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…

Which Home Improvements Offer The Highest ROI?

With the many different projects reported annually in Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report, not much has changed from last year…and that’s not a bad thing. The 29 projects found on this year’s report paid back an average of 64.3 cents on the dollar in resale value. Looking at the 24 most tracked projects (projects consistently tracked for the last six years), their payback for 2017 was also 64.3 cents—only three-quarters of a penny higher than 2016 projections.

Why the little change? Simply put: the differences in underlying numbers was minimal year-to-year. The average cost for those 24 projects rose a meager 3 percent, while the value that real estate professionals put on said projects only rose 4.2 percent. Minor gains, yes, but we’ll take what we can get.

Recent and long-time trends continued, reports Remodeling. Curb appeal projects like changes to doors, windows and siding garnered a higher ROI than work done inside the home. Replacement projects, like doors or windows, scored higher among real estate pros than did remodels.

Garage door

On a national scale, the top five projects with the greatest ROI in the report’s “midrange” cost category are:


  1. Attic Insulation (Fiberglass) (107.7% ROI)
    Average Cost: $1,343
    Average Resale Value: $1,446
  2. Entry Door Replacement (steel) (90.7% ROI)
    Average Cost: $1,413
    Average Resale Value: $1,282
  3. Manufactured Stone Veneer (89.4% ROI)
    Average Cost: $7,851
    Average Resale Value: $7,019
  4. Minor Kitchen Remodel (80.2% ROI)
    Average Cost: $20,830
    Average Resale Value: $16,699
  5.  Garage Door Replacement (76.9% ROI)
    Average Cost: $1,749
    Average Resale Value: $1,345

The top five projects with the greatest ROI in the report’s “upscale” cost category are:

  1. Garage Door Replacement (85.0% ROI)
    Average Cost: $3,304
    Average Resale Value: $2,810
  2. Entry Door Replacement (fiberglass) (77.8% ROI)
    Average Cost: $3,276
    Average Resale Value: $2,550
  3. Window Replacement (vinyl) (73.9% ROI)
    Average Cost: $15,282
    Average Resale Value: $11,286
  4. Window Replacement (wood) (73.0% ROI)
    Average Cost: $18,759
    Average Resale Value: $13,691
  5. Grand Entrance (fiberglass) (70.1% ROI)
    Average Cost: $8,358
    Average Resale Value: $5,855

Source: RISMedia.com, read complete article here.

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Selling Your Home In The Fall & Winter

As Fall sets in and the leaves begin to change, fireplaces are lit and many sellers believe their homes won’t sell in these cooler seasons. This is not the truth!

Some Things To Consider Before Pulling Your Home Off The Market In The Fall and Winter.

Fewer Competitors – Because of the common myth that homes don’t sell this time of year you will have less competition to worry about.

Emotional Connections – We all know Holiday cheer pulls at our heart strings and this is the perfect time to properly stage your home to be warm & inviting. Festive dining rooms, Christmas lights and glowing fireplaces make it easy for potential buyers to imagine their family happily in your home.

Fewer “Window Shoppers” – During the warm sunny days of summer many prospects are simply looking, but are not serious about buying anytime soon. Staying competitive in the Fall & Winter keeps your property available for those serious buyers who are looking to relocate, kick off the New Year in a new home and benefit from quicker real estate transactions. Fall & Winter real estate markets typically see fewer transactions meaning inspectors, mortgage lenders etc have more time to help you close your home sale!

With Halloween kicking off the Holiday Season we want to make sure you are ready for a spooktacular time!

The History Of Halloween
Halloween or All Hallows Eve has long been celebrated as a time when the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead roamed together. People would light bonfires and disguise themselves in costumes to hide from visiting ghosts. Over time, Halloween as we now know it, has transformed into a family friendly community event with games and trick-or-treating.

More About The History Of Halloween

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Montana Haunted Road Trip 

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The best way to start a haunted road trip is definitely visiting Montana’s most haunted buildings. Luckily, Montana happens to be full of haunted places, from our oldest mansions and hotels to our deserted mining towns.

Click here or the map above for more details about these spooky destinations.