PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT | Cooper Farms

Significant Mixed-Use Development Opportunity

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Cooper Farms
215 Mt-82, Kalispell, Montana

Offered at $5,900,000

The gently rolling hills of Cooper Farms affords views spanning the Swan Mountain Range and hosts some of the area’s most diverse array of birdlife nestled among the lush wetlands of Flathead Lake. This heritage land has been farmed for decades to offer a development and investment opportunity to create homes and businesses to meet the rising need in one of the fastest growing communities in Montana. Cooper Farms sits ideally located with highway frontage on US 93 to the west and US 82 to the south, at the front door of Flathead Lake and with easy access to Kalispell. This investment and development opportunity offers 360 acres of farmland with a plan in place for mixed residential and commercial development.Nichole1.jpgA Neighborhood Plan provides for up to 700 units; which could include single-family residences, multi-family residences, an assisted living facility, or a golf course. Entitlements secured include water and sewer agreements, a Traffic Study, a Defined Floodplain Study, and a Wetland Crossing and Replacement Land Study reviewed and approved by the Army Corps of Engineers.
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The call of the Flathead Valley sounds as clearly as the song of the red winged blackbird that lives here. Cooper Farms is well situated for people to access the attractions of the area. Located less than an hour drive from Glacier National Park and two ski hills, near Flathead Lake, the Swan River and the Flathead River System, this area offers a perfect match for those looking to master the work and play balance with a thriving community holding exceptional outdoor recreation activities.

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PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT | Brand New Missoula Townhomes & Condos

The Row at Milwaukee Trail

201 South Catlin Street, Missoula, Montana

Units A – H | $345,000 – $362,000

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Welcome to The Row at Milwaukee Trail! These brand new Edgell-built townhomes feature modern design and innovative floor plans! With 3 levels, each townhome has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 living areas, with a bonus room which could be used as an office or workout room. The 2nd floor offers 1 bed, 1 bath and an open-concept kitchen and living area, with a pantry, eat-in kitchen island, and deck off the living room. The other 2 bedrooms are on the 3rd floor with another full bathroom, laundry area, second living room and vaulted ceilings. Both living rooms and the 2nd-floor decks face the trail, and each yard has a gate to serve as front-door access onto the trail. Completion in Spring 2020.

Listed by Gillian Fetz | Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty
406.529.4602 | gfetz@glaciersir.com



The Condos at Grand Ave and North 3rd Street

1025 Grand Avenue, Missoula, Montana

Units 1, 2 & 4 | $254,000 – $262,000

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Welcome to the Condos at Grand Ave and North 3rd Street! These four brand new condos are nestled into Missoula’s hip Northside neighborhood, blocks from downtown, restaurants and breweries. All units are 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom with beautiful design and a contemporary aesthetic! Each condo comes with a detached garage for storage and parking. Finish selections provided upon request. Built by Edgell Building, condos should be complete around May 1, 2020.

Listed by Gillian Fetz | Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty
406.529.4602 | gfetz@glaciersir.com

PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT | Just Sold

Nationally recognized Montana Cabin

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59 Eagle Creek Trail, Whitefish, Montana
Offered at $750,000 | Sonja Burgard represented Buyers & Sellers

This nationally recognized cabin has been featured in Country’s Best Cabins and Log Cabin Homes Magazine, and for good reason. The property features the most charming cabin, acreage, lake access, level building site and expansive views! Relax on the front porch after a day on the lake and take in the gorgeous sunset views. This beautifully restored cabin sits on 11.3 acres and comes with shared lake access with available boat slips. Nestled in the woods with a private feel, yet 10 minutes from downtown Whitefish. There is a level building site on an upper shelf with end to end Whitefish Lake views. THIS is mountain living.

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This property really does have it all.

3 tips to create email marketing your clients will actually read

How to rise above the noise in a crowded inbox

Email is a staple of office productivity, and one of the easiest ways for real estate agents to engage their spheres of influence. But it’s just as easy to alienate clients and teams with marketing emails that miss the mark and fail to deliver value in exchange for your readers’ time. How can you reconcile these two conflicting truths, and deliver regular content that is a benefit to your clients, colleagues, and prospects?

It takes vision, strategy, and diligence, but it can be done. Here are actionable recommendations from two leading agents who have found a way to make email marketing work wonders.

Create a database — or several

Luxury home libraryDaniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty

Skylar Champion, Global Real Estate Advisor with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty in Dallas, Texas, maintains a database of her complete network, featuring over 25,000 names and addresses — but she’s quick to qualify that she would only rarely send an email to everyone at the same time.

“Targeting who I send emails to depending on what the content is has made all the difference in the effectiveness of each campaign,” she says. “I have a database of California agents that I may send an email to regarding a specific listing, or I might send an email to a small number of clients in a specific area that may be interested in a certain type of home. I sometimes send an email to my entire sphere regarding an upcoming event or market data.” She adds, “I only email open house information if someone requests it.”

To enhance email effectiveness, she advises agents to start making a database, cataloging each address in their network with specific tags so that they can quickly pull together a list of potential buyers, top agents, brokerages, and any other contacts they might need to reach out to.

But ultimately, having multiple streams of email content makes the biggest difference. Nikki Sturges, Global Real Estate Advisor at Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty in Huntington, New York, uses this tactic to streamline her communication. “My advice would be to create a database of your real estate colleagues, your family and friends, and your clients, and then create three templates that offer the reader a concise and thought-provoking summary for everything they need to know about you, your listing, and your market,” she advises.

Depending on the goal of the email, Champion has different lists that she sends emails to as well. This purposefulness has gotten her some great outcomes. “I was able to sell a home directly from one of my emails,” she recalls. “I sent one out about hip neighborhoods and my buyer fell in love with one of the homes on that list. It resulted in a sale.”

Add value with variety, but keep it relevant

There are certain elements that enable email campaigns to perform better, capturing the attention of their recipients and delivering real meaning to clients and contacts. “Overall, visual elements are the most important aspect of my email marketing, with videos being the most popular items in terms of clicks and shares,” says Sturges.

She identifies three key topics that her correspondences tend to cover:

  1. News that may impact her sphere of influence in their decision to buy or sell properties in the current market.
  2. Calls to action regarding any recent or relevant listings, ensuring that her colleagues and buyers are aware of any adjustments in prices.
  3. Personal, authentic stories — whether it’s professional tips on handling negotiations, or something interesting in the neighborhood.

Sturges and Champion abide by the same simple rule—quality over quantity—curating bespoke, meaningful messaging that reaches the right audiences at the right time. “I send both marketing emails for listings, as well as branding emails, which include market stats, holiday e-blasts, business updates, and other important and pertinent information,” says Champion.

“The most important element is creating something of value to be delivered to your audience,” she elaborates. “No one wants to receive emails from you every week about generic information that doesn’t pertain to them.” Champion, therefore, goes to great lengths to think empathetically, and question what information her contacts will genuinely enjoy.

Sturges agrees that tact and consideration are critical. “I have a surprisingly receptive audience, but it starts by my getting permission to email my clients from the outset,” she says.

The medium makes the message

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Changing audience behaviors and digital platforms are transforming how people connect with campaigns — something that Sturges has kept an eye on. “Email marketing is constantly evolving, and this year I’ve been monitoring the increase of emails being read on a mobile device or tablet. It’s over 60%,” she says. “So my presentation and templates have been adapted to the screen size.”

She has also integrated her email marketing into her client relationship management (CRM) system, which notifies her automatically of who she needs to reach out to, as well as when and why.

This relates to one of the biggest benefits of digital communication for luxury agents: the ability to collect and analyze data, and track campaign success in real time.

How readers respond to your emails can show you how to adjust and tailor them in the future. “I fully understand the power of email marketing due to a recent ask for help I made on behalf of a charitable event,” notes Sturges. “The email became the most shared of the month and I even had clients calling to ask what more they could do.” It’s capabilities like these that enable top agents to differentiate themselves and ensure that email remains a reliable, versatile tool for delivering value to a large and diverse network.

 

Skylar Champion
Global Real Estate Advisor
Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

 

Nikki Sturges
Global Real Estate Advisor
Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty

 

Source: 3 tips to create email marketing your clients will actually read – Inman

Rock Creek Cattle Company named in GOLF’s Top 100 Courses in the World 2020-2021

Expert course raters sized up the best golf courses on the planet to rank GOLF’s Top 100 Courses in the World for 2020-21.

99. Rock Creek Cattle Company

DEER LODGE, MT
TOM DOAK, 2008

Tom Doak’s works along large bodies of water populate our list but some contend what he did in the American West at Rock Creek is just as exhilarating as his more photographed courses in sandy soil. Though Montana’s rocky conditions made for a tough build, the end result are wide fairways that flow over the tumbling land with a grace and ease that is hard to fathom. The same design principles — fairway contours that either shunt you out of position or send you to the ideal location, hazards that appear ageless and greens that offer a wide range of hole locations — demand you reassess how to best play each hole from one day to the next. Hard to find better playing angles.

View current listings here, or contact GSIR’s Ron Snow for more information on the exclusive Rock Creek Cattle Company community.

406.422.2786
rsnow@glaciersir.com

 

Source: Best golf courses: GOLF’s Top 100 Courses in the World 2020-2021

Whitefish Carnival crowns GSIR’s Marcus Duffey in first round of royalty

Whitefish Winter Carnival Prime Minister Marcus Duffey, Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty

Dutchess of Lark, Sara Straka

The Whitefish Winter Carnival is off and running for 2020, embracing a theme of “The Roaring 2020s” that will weave through all carnival activities in the coming month.

Marcus Duffey was crowned carnival Prime Minister and Sara Strake was named Duchess of Lark Saturday night at the annual Merry Maker event.

Duffey hails from West Texas, but left Texas to attend Gonzaga University. Marcus met his wife, Audrey Peterson, there and they married soon after graduation. They moved back to Audrey’s hometown of Whitefish as quickly as they could. The Duffeys have enjoyed life in the Flathead Valley with their four children for the past 12 years. Rearing their children — George, 7, Charley, 5, Jane, 3, and Ruth, 1 — in Whitefish was a dream of theirs.

Duffey grew a prominent local business for nearly a dozen years and has participated in dozens of local events and organizations. Today he maintains much of his community involvement as he sits on the North Valley Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and chairs the Whitefish Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Duffey currently is a Realtor with Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty. He enjoys the great outdoors as a fisherman, hunter, skier and golfer, and has a passion for cooking and gardening.

Straka is a Whitefish native, born in 1985 to Joe and Cindy Straka, who relocated to Montana from the Midwest in the early 1980s. She was raised in Whitefish with her younger brother Sam, attended Whitefish schools and graduated at the top of her class in 2003.

Straka attended college at the University of Notre Dame and graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Longing for the mountains and the familiarity of her hometown, she moved back to Whitefish shortly after finishing college.

Carnival activities continue on Jan. 18 with the coronation of King Ullr LX and Queen of the Snows in downtown Whitefish, followed by a Disco Party at the Great Northern Bar.

Prince Frey and Princess Freya will be crowned Jan. 24 at Whitefish High School between the girls and boys varsity basketball games.

The carnival culminates with a parade and full day of activities on Feb. 8 in downtown Whitefish. For a full schedule go to whitefishwintercarnival.com.

Source: Daily Inter Lake – Local News, Carnival crowns first round of royalty

The 4 industry conferences top producers never miss

How to make the most of your convention calendar

With busy schedules and set budgets, it can be challenging for agents to choose which annual conferences to attend from among the myriad options available. Which gatherings will yield the most useful learnings and the best opportunities to connect with peers?

Michael Valdes, REALOGY

There’s no surefire way to know which event will deliver the greatest benefit for your practice, but one rule holds true: you get out what you put in. “I think the right conferences provide an excellent return on investment if the agent is invested in the process,” says Michael Valdes, Senior Vice President of Global Servicing at REALOGY.

With investment in mind, we spoke with three leaders in real estate to hear their insights on how to make the most of any convention — and their recommendations on the industry conferences agents should have on their radars.

A conference tour de force

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

One of the value-adds of conferences is that they often take you to other cities, granting you a chance to visit global real estate hubs where you may represent a property or homebuyer in the future. “Those events that have an international component to them are the most rewarding,” says Valdes.

For luxury agents, here are some favorite stops on the conference circuit:

  • The National Association of REALTORSⓇ Conference & Expo is a November tradition that offers hundreds of sessions and features learnings from the industry’s top experts. It’s an excellent opportunity to network with both national and international peers, as the conference attracts some 1,500 global guests.
  • MIPIM is high on the list for many luxury agents. The annual event takes place in March at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, and connects high-level professionals from across the entire real estate value chain. The nearly 27,000 participants include financial institutions and investors, developers, tech innovators, and business leaders, among many others.
  • As the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) understands, there’s an ever-growing roster of Asian luxury buyers who are investing globally in high-end real estate. The AREAA Global & Luxury Summit is therefore a unique opportunity to make inroads with this exclusive market.
  • The annual Inman Luxury Connect conference is the perfect milieu for luxury agents looking to focus in on the issues that affect the higher end of the real estate market. Not only can you meet fellow luxury professionals, but break-out sessions and immersive discussions ensure that agents are receiving information and connections that can directly lead to new business. Stay an extra day or two to catch the broader Inman Connect Las Vegas conference, where franchise executives, marketers, and tech entrepreneurs all come together to trade business cards and expertise.

Tye Stockton,

LIV Sotheby’s
International Realty

“Industry conferences have been vital to my success,” says Tye Stockton, Global Real Estate Advisor with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty. “In a small community like Vail, having the ability to tap into knowledge and talent outside of our market has been a great way to bring a fresh approach to my buyers and sellers.”

Conferences provide an opportunity to expand your horizons — literally and figuratively — through traveling abroad and connecting with colleagues from outside your own niche. Stockton says he averages three to four conferences per year, though if you haven’t been in the business for long, it can be in your best interests to register more often.

“Newer agents should be attending as much as possible, as their learning curve is more important,” notes Joel Schemmel, J.D., REALTORⓇ with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.

Bigger isn’t always better

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Premier Sotheby’s
International Realty

A smaller-scale conference may not have the pomp and circumstance of the year’s major events, but they can be just as educational. They’re often thematically designed to target select issues, and may speak to a challenge you’re experiencing in your own day-to-day.

“I have attended large and small conferences and have found the smaller regional conferences sponsored by Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates to pack in a lot of valuable information,” says Stockton. “They tend to have a meaningful and targeted message most relevant to expanding my marketing offerings and deal negotiations.”

Likewise, Schemmel is a regular at real estate seminars because of the specialized lens they provide — whether it’s examining the intricacies of 1031 exchanges or working with international clients. “The most beneficial seminar I attended recently was on Ninja Selling,” he recalls. “It was almost a full week, and was interesting for me, as an experienced and high-volume agent, to see how many aspects of my business could be refined.”

Ask the experts

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Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Networking with other agents at conferences is a good opportunity to grow your sphere of influence and lay the groundwork for future referrals. To that end, Valdes recommends seeking out agents in your direct feeder markets. But the greatest benefits are the connections you can forge with other industries. “Ancillary allies like finance and legal are important to have so that you can offer consumers a ‘one-stop’ deliverable,” he says. “That’s going the extra mile for a client.”

For Stockton, building these connections at conferences has been critical to his business. “I consider these contacts to be personal consultants to my business, and I stay in regular contact with several I have met,” he says. “Don’t think of conferences and networking as a referral source but rather as a best practice opportunity. What you learn will make you successful every day, unlike a referral, which may deliver a good piece of business once.”

As Schemmel points out, conferences should never be a passive exercise. “Just going and listening is not going to do it,” he says. “You need to attend with the goal of learning and building your network. Only with effort and commitment will you reap the benefits.” Most importantly, you can then share those benefits with your colleagues, your team, and of course, your clients.

Source: The 4 industry conferences top producers never miss – Inman

Beyond leads: What are other metrics of real estate marketing success? 

When it comes to spreading a message in the luxury real estate space, agents are often covering familiar ground. They treasure each and every existing client and spend time and resources nurturing those relationships — yet bringing in new leads is what truly keeps businesses alive.

When it comes to spreading a message in the luxury real estate space, agents are often covering familiar ground. They treasure each and every existing client and spend time and resources nurturing those relationships — yet bringing in new leads is what truly keeps businesses alive. So how can agents ensure they’re reaching the broad yet exclusive audience they want? How can they guarantee that their marketing efforts are really working?

Frank and Dawn Bodenchak

Frank and Dawn Bodenchak

Looking at lead generation is the most basic indicator that outreach is being received by the right stakeholders. But Frank and Dawn Bodenchak, Real Estate Professionals with Sotheby’s International Realty in Bridgehampton, New York, recognize that today’s marketing can go so much further. Gone are the days when agents put their promotional materials out into the world and wait passively to hear back: the digital age has brought better data-driven metrics that help agents get a much more granular look at how their content is performing. Here are some of the key performance indicators to keep an eye on.

Start with simple math

It’s still important to begin with the essentials. “I track the number of phone and email inquiries on a listing, the number of showing requests per week, and the percentage conversion of showings into interested parties,” says Frank Bodenchak of his monitoring process. In luxury real estate, metrics like these have always been the easiest way to see, at a glance, whether your marketing efforts are generating the results you want.

But there are two more simple stats that ought to be monitored: the number of days a home has been on the market, and the number of showings per home. “If you aren’t getting enough showings, or if showings aren’t generating offers, then marketing, product offering, and price need to be revisited to improve these metrics,” notes Dawn Bodenchak. The longer a property sits, the likelier potential buyers will expect that either the seller will lower the price or that there is something amiss with the home.

No one likes to wait

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Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage

If you have a customer relationship management (CRM) system, chances are it’s measuring how often you correspond with your leads and clients, and reminding you periodically to follow up with them. If you’re not using a CRM system, then it’s critical to proactively track your email, phone, and in-person exchanges.

The Bodenchaks make a habit of always tracking response time — how much time has elapsed since a lead’s initial inquiry. The average response time, according to one study by Inside Real Estate, is about 15 hours and 30 minutes, though research has also shown that a staggering 48% of inquiries fall through the cracks.

You also need to be cognizant of the time that elapses between follow-ups, which, surprisingly, is reported to be the most overlooked aspect of real estate lead generation. By closing these gaps, agents will easily start to see a growing number of qualified leads.

Make the most of online

“We still use magazine ads for brand awareness and reminding buyers and brokers about a listing, but the first line of contact is internet-based,” says Frank Bodenchak. “Over the past decade, we’ve moved away from relying on print for information dissemination to relying on email blasts, real estate search engines, and social media.”

Google Analytics is a fundamental way to watch your web traffic. You can review how many people visit your site and track their browsing behavior. For instance, keeping an eye on your bounce rate will inform how quickly visitors leave your site after they arrive. You’ll also be able to assess which of your pages are the most popular. Adding these metrics to your marketing rubric gives you the bigger picture of how your efforts are succeeding.

Frank and Dawn Bodenchak have seen firsthand the benefits that social media brings to their marketing. Facebook and Instagram provide feedback to help agents monitor their social channels, stay notified on engagement and responses, and maintain real-time marketing awareness. “By switching to a business account on Instagram, we are now receiving all kinds of key insights from posts,” says Frank Bodenchak. “Beyond likes and comments, Instagram tells us the gender, age, and location of our audience. With even a small budget for online marketing, we can make an impact.”

The basics still apply

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Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage

“Know the landscape, know the pricing, and know the product — and most importantly, know how the product can be adapted to work for a buyer,” says Dawn Bodenchak. “The metrics we use to evaluate our marketing success may not have changed, but the means to achieve them have.” Now there are more tools in agents’ inventory to make sure that their strategies are successful — and, by extension, that their leads, prospects, and clients enjoy the best service possible.

Source: Beyond leads: What are other metrics of real estate marketing success? – Inman

You’ve landed an exclusive off-market listing. Now what?

How to make the most of every exclusive opportunity

As someone who enjoys a challenge, there’s nothing more invigorating for me than handling a one-of-a-kind, off-market sale. They’re not easy; and because of their exclusive nature, they won’t necessarily help you build your CV.

As someone who enjoys a challenge, there’s nothing more invigorating for me than handling a one-of-a-kind, off-market sale. They’re not easy; and because of their exclusive nature, they won’t necessarily help you build your CV. But they will help you build your reputation and contacts within the industry, even if it’s only with a select circle. And for real estate professionals, being trusted to provide such a high level of care, tact, and sensitivity is a reward in itself.

Know why your client is choosing off-market

There are many reasons why individuals want to keep their real estate transactions out of the public eye; but of course, the most common scenario you’ll encounter in the luxury space is that you’re working with high-profile, high-net-worth clients. They expect privacy, and they neither want nor need the notoriety of having their luxury property on the active market.

There are other cases that need to be handled with care. For example, there may be clients who need to keep their names and addresses out of market listings for reasons of personal security. These instances are relatively rare, but the key principle is the same: you cannot be too protective of your client’s interests.

In some ways, off-market sales like this run counter to the prevailing ethos of the real estate industry, which prides itself on openness and transparency. Ideally, listings should be public knowledge, and so should information regarding the prices paid for properties. However, there are extenuating circumstances to consider when selling off-market, and it’s the job of real estate professionals to ensure their clients are their priority.

With that in mind, here are three rules that can help agents manage their own off-market listings.

1. Be clear about the level of confidentiality

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Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Sometimes, concepts like confidentiality and privacy can seem relative. Are you allowed to talk about the property or the sale in anonymized terms? Can you circulate photographs to prospects? Can you promote the home on a password-protected site? It’s worth having that conversation with all sellers, agents, and brokers you’re working with, so that you know which lines not to cross.

For many off-market luxury listings, the answer to these questions is a resounding no. All parties involved in the transaction will often be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement, and that means no coverage online, no coverage in the press, and no public listing. I’ve had high-end clients who list the name of an LLC or trust on their deeds, or else have their attorney sign the document.

2. Network proactively with colleagues

Off-market listings can seem like the ultimate catch-22: the client wants to sell their property, but they don’t want you to show it to anyone. So, what do you do?

It’s critical to maintain strong relationships with your clients so that they enlist your help with their off-market sales, but it’s also essential to build and nurture a network of agents and brokers who can connect you to the right buyers.

Everywhere I travel, I reach out to my affiliated real estate offices to connect with local agents. I value building new professional relationships, creating a roster of colleagues who represent affluent clients and to whom I can turn when an exclusive opportunity arises. It’s important to know off the top of your head which of your peers may have a matching buyer for your off-market property, and contact them directly. There are no “six degrees of separation” in the world of off-market listings. There are maybe two or three, at most.

Another challenge is that you’re unable to produce and distribute the types of marketing materials you might be used to. As an alternative, you may be able to raise awareness with an exclusive event to which you would only invite your most trusted circle of colleagues. For instance, I’ve hosted a cocktail party at one of my own under-the-radar listings.

Proactive networking has been a priority for me over the last 30 years, and it’s served me well. If you’re a newer agent, it’s never too late to begin.

3. Always practice diligence and discretion

Luxury Home interior

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Lastly, I want to reiterate that representing an off-market listing is a serious responsibility, and must be handled with delicacy, decency, and common sense. It might be tempting to tell others in your sphere of influence that you’ve closed a multimillion-dollar deal — but don’t. All luxury agents want, and need, this type of business on their books, and just because you can’t talk about it doesn’t mean that it’s not there. Trust that the right contacts know about it. There is never a need to brag.

The golden rule is to always ask, “What’s in the best interest of my client?” Let that guide your thinking and your process, keep your word, and stick with the program. The goal of any professional in the luxury real estate space is to provide the best possible service to buyers and sellers. That doesn’t change when dealing with an off-market listing; if anything, it becomes more imperative — and, perhaps, more exciting.

K. Ann Brizolis,
Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Consistently ranked in the top 1/10 of 1% of all real estate agents in the United States as recognized in The Wall Street Journal, K. Ann Brizolis is the recipient of numerous sales achievement and consumer service awards. She collaborates with attorneys, accountants, and financial advisors to provide real estate expertise and to create a professional and team-oriented environment on behalf of her clients. She is highly respected by her peers and associates for her deep commitment to integrity and ethics and her contribution to the industry. A resident of Rancho Santa Fe for the past 33 years, Ann is recognized as a dedicated and knowledgeable community leader.

 

Source: You’ve landed an exclusive off-market listing. Now what? – Inman

The First Of Its Kind In Rural America

The first of its kind in rural America, A.L.E.R.T transports individuals who are critically injured, even in remote areas. Before 1975 this was not an option in Montana, now this program has flown more than 18,000 missions and saved more than 1,525 lives in the past 42 years.

This unique air ambulance picks up patients in the backcountry, roads/highways and facilities, unlike other helicopters that just pick up at other hospitals. A.L.E.R.T will dispatch without confirmation of ability to be paid, they will not charge a patient if air transport was not needed and they accept the insurance coverage a patient does have and does not bill them for the full balance of the charge!

This incredible program is made possible by dedicated and highly trained flight teams, nurses & paramedics. A.L.E.R.T is able to provide this valuable and life-saving service through community support & board members. The annual A.L.E.R.T banquet in addition to generous financial support from community donors has sustained the program for more than 40 years.

Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty and many of our agents have been long time donors and supporters of this program. And we are proud to announce we are a 2018 Mt. Aneas sponsor at this years banquet, held at the Flathead County Fairgrounds, Saturday, April 21, 2018.

“We are proud that Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty is a supporter of the amazing A.L.E.R.T Flight program. The dedicated and skilled pilots, doctors, and nurses are saving lives daily and can be almost anywhere in our valley, and mountains, within minutes.  This is such a benefit to all of us living and visiting this area and we wholeheartedly support it!” Katie Brown 

Several of our agents are featured above at last years A.L.E.R.T annual banquet.

To learn more about this program and how to be involved click HERE!