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A Fresh Perspective On Montana’s Most Vibrant City

A native Missoulian and University of Montana graduate; Megan understands Missoula’s unique mosaic of neighborhoods and businesses and presents a fresh perspective. A people person at the core, her dedication and pride in the Missoula community is reflected in her ability to understand client’s needs.

“Missoula, being the biggest city in NW Montana has a vibrancy that is hard to match.  Any day of the week you can find something to do in town (if you aren’t busy playing outside!).  Live music, lectures at UM, new restaurants and coffee shops.  We are also almost equidistant to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks and three rivers flow in to our valley.  The recreation is endless!” – Megan Twohig

With Megan’s intimate experience we had to know: what is one thing everyone should do when visiting Missoula?

“Hmmm….one thing to do in Missoula?  Too hard…how about a perfect winter day?  Start the day at one of the awesome coffee shops downtown for your favorite latte and a pastry.  Grab your cross country skis and head to the Rattlesnake Wilderness Area for a day outside.  Head back to town and have a cocktail at Montgomery Distillery and then head across the street for dinner and live music at the Top Hat!”


It’s easy to see Megan has a love and appreciation for Missoula, but what made her decide to become a Real Estate Agent?

“I have memories going back to childhood of being really enamored with property… land, homes, buildings etc. In college I started actively following the market and being pretty obsessed. Eventually, I realized I could turn my passion into a career, and here I am!”



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Being a Native Montanan Megan grew up around horses and learned many skills about how to properly care for them and give them the perfect setting to thrive in.

“I started riding in grade school, got my first horse at 15 and have continued to have them since that time.  I competed through high school and then with the Equestrian Team all through college at UM.  I absolutely love when I get to work with client’s buying and selling horse properties!  There are so many important details when it comes to keeping our horses happy and healthy.”

With so much experience and knowledge of the Missoula area we wanted to know what the most memorable experience Megan has had as an Agent so far?

“Most of my memorable experiences in real estate have to do with wildlife!  I was once meeting a client to look at property west of Missoula about 60 miles.  He had ridden his motorcycle to meet me and look at property.  We were headed out to a home on a dirt road when a baby bear ran across the road!  Part of the excitement of living in Montana is you never know what exciting experience you’ll have just by stepping out your front door.”

Megan knows where to find the perfect neighborhood for your new home and can’t wait to help you enjoy the real estate experience. Please contact her today if you are buying or selling in NW Montana.

Megan Twohig



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A Passion For Family, Marketing, Outdoors & Negotiation

A native Montanan and lifelong outdoors man, Kelly Laabs of Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty affably shares his passion for the Flathead Valley and all the joy it brings to each family he serves, including his own.  After graduating from the University of Montana with a degree in Business Administration, he combines more than 20 years of proven sales and marketing experience to effectively engage with his clients. I recently got to ask Kelly some questions about what sets him apart as a Real Estate Professional and his ambitions: What do you love most about Montana?

“Most EVERYTHING is incredible about Montana, but I would have to say that it’s the people and the landscape that I’m most drawn to.”

What made you decide to get into real estate?

“Growing up my mother was a broker and my father was a builder so I have been exposed to the industry most of my life.  I have been passionate about architecture and I feel like land and water are our greatest resources. In my mind, there is nothing more romantic than an exceptional recreational ranch. And from a skill set I have always been passionate about marketing, sales, and negotiation so a real estate career has been a great fit. And I have been extremely fortunate to serve many of the clients that I have, as I have truly enjoyed and become great friends with many of them.” 

What are your aspirations? 

“To spend as much time as possible with friends and family, enjoy the activities I’m most passionate about and now that I have a little girl, hopefully introduce and share these things with her. It’s a good life.”

Kelly and his wife are socially active in the community, participating in special events and supporting many good causes around the Valley including CASA, the Tamarack Grief Resource Center, the Samaritan House, and the Watson Children’s Center. What sets you apart as a professional? 

“My fresh, modern approach to marketing. I feel like people want something more compelling than the typical real estate experience. I continually research current market conditions and understanding value has played a key role in my success.  So on a daily basis, that is what I strive for. I believe clients deserve superior service & to enjoy the process.”

As an agent for the renowned Sotheby’s International Realty, Kelly quickly secured his position in the top 1% of the region’s agents.  He also has been recognized as one of Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty’s top 3 agents and #1 in sales in Flathead Valley two years in a row. SEARCH KELLY’S CURRENT LISTINGS AND CONTACT HIM TODAY IF YOU ARE BUYING OR SELLING IN NW MONTANA! You can also learn more about Kelly and his listings on his personal website http://www.kellylaabs.com/

Baltimore Ravens Offensive Coordinator Coaches Missoula’s Prep Quarterbacks! (Missoulian)

In between quarterbacking drills on Tuesday, former Griz great and current Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg had a challenge for his high school signal callers.

He wanted to see what tricks they could do with the football.

The prep athletes, decked out from head to toe in Adidas-provided camp gear, responded with their rendition. Footballs promptly scattered over the sprint-turf field at Missoula County Public Stadium.

It was a brief break at Mornhinweg’s Camp Marty Quarterback School, where QB’s from Missoula’s Class AA schools and Class B Loyola Sacred Heart worked on the finer points of quarterbacking from a coach who knows a thing or two about being under center.

The masses might know Mornhinweg for his fateful two-year stint as head coach of the Detroit Lions among his otherwise successful 24 years in the NFL as a quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator.

Montana football fans have even fonder memories.

As a junior in the 1982 season, he helped guide the Grizzlies to the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs and Montana’s only Big Sky Conference title between 1970 and 1993. After the four-year starter graduated, the school record books read “Mornhinweg” next to career passing touchdowns, passing yards, completions, attempts and completion percentage.

It’s no wonder the NFL OC and his wife, Lindsay, love it here, too.

See full Missoula article by KYLE HOUGHTALING here.


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Missoula is in a beautiful valley where five mountain ranges meet and the Clark Fork River meanders through the heart of downtown. This picturesque town is the second largest in the state of Montana and is home of the University of Montana and the nationally recognized University of Montana Grizzlies.

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