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Jennifer Shelley

Meet Jennifer Shelley...

There's no place like Montana, according to Jennifer. In any season, you'll be drawn into her enthusiasm for the Flathead Valley. Summer to winter, Jennifer steals time away from her busy real estate career to swim, hike, boat, snowshoe, hunt upland game birds, and compete in Sporting Clay shooting.

As a little girl growing up in rural New Jersey, she dreamed of living in the Rocky Mountains. Always the tomboy, Jennifer started her outdoor life early... dirt biking at 6, exploring in the woods, blazing trails, building forts, and learning to drive the WW2 Willys Jeep at 10 years old. When her dad returned from his trips to the Mountains, Jennifer would pore over his photos knowing it was just a matter of time until she came west.

Finding Bigfork was a predestined accident. A planned float trip on the Smith River ended up being canceled, so Jennifer and her dad came to Bigfork to visit friends. When I flew over Flathead Lake, I knew I had found my pot of gold... my OZ! Two months later, she packed up her VW Rabbit and drove cross-country to Bigfork. For many years, Jennifer worked in the software development and technology industry, but about 10 years ago, she finally acknowledged that real estate was her professional calling. Starting a real estate career in the midst of a major real estate recession is not a task that most people would take on, but that is exactly what Jennifer did! While agents and brokers were exiting the industry in mass numbers, Jennifer jumped in with both feet. It wasn't easy, sales were hard to come by, and Jennifer worked multiple jobs to support her family while getting her new career off the ground. After a few tough years, Jennifer Shelley proved that persistence pays off! By 2013, Jennifer was ranked as one of the top 5% of all agents in the Flathead Valley. By 2015, Jennifer had climbed into the Top 1% of all agents in the Flathead Valley, a position that she has maintained since! In addition, Jennifer was recently recognized by REAL TRENDS as one of the top Real Estate Agents in all of Montana! All this while raising her four children and becoming Montana Women's Sporting Clays Champion (2010, 2011 & 2016). Becoming the best takes commitment. Whether it's in sports, real estate, or life! And for someone who was pulled so strongly to the West, who found her home in the Flathead Valley and never looked back, it makes sense that she's driven to help others find their home or their special retreat in the place she loves. Jennifer is committed to helping her clients find exactly what they are looking for in a home, investment, and most importantly, a lifestyle.

"I consider it a privilege to walk these beautiful parcels of property and help clients find exactly what they are looking for.

I am committed to helping my clients realize their dreams in the Flathead Valley!"

Matthew Hohnberger

Matthew has been a dedicated full time REALTOR since 1995 and has consistently ranked as one of the top real estate professionals in Northwest Montana. As a broker since 1998, he has extensive experience in residential housing, country and remote acreage, alternate electric systems, subdivision, waterfront, and estates properties. No matter how Matthew uses his expertise, small lots to 1,000+ acre ranches, first time homes to exquisite estates, he gives 100%! Matthew's clients describe him as honest, hard working, dedicated, knowledgeable, forthright, kind, humorous, and above all, a true real estate professional.

Matthew has been providing the very best real estate services to his clients for over 24 years. With his experience and many marketing programs he can give you the exposure and edge you need to sell your home quickly for the best price, and he will work hard for your success.

If you are looking to relocate to the Flathead Valley, Columbia Falls, Kalispell, Whitefish, Polebridge, Bigfork, Lakeside or any of the surrounding areas, Matthew is highly qualified to help you find the perfect place. Selling or buying a home is an exciting time, and working with the right real estate agent is the first step in ensuring that your needs are met. As a long time resident of the valley, he would love to share with you his enthusiasm and knowledge for the many neighborhoods that make this part of Montana so special.

Matthew grew up in a log cabin in Polebridge, Montana along the remote western boundary of Glacier National Park. It instilled in him a great love for the wilderness, wildlife and the incredible recreational opportunities Glacier National Park and the Flathead Valley have to offer. Today he spends his free time with his wife Angela and their three children hiking, camping, canoeing, fishing, biking, skiing & trap shooting throughout the area.

Matthew prides himself on providing unparalleled service and looks forward to developing a long-term relationship with you. His father, Jim, taught him that true success comes from always meeting your client's needs first. This was confirmed in 2006 when he won the Customer Choice Award for his real estate company. So put him to work for you because your success is his satisfaction!

Cindy Lanier

Cindy Lanier believes in Integrity, Commitment and Enthusiasm. A few minutes with Cindy will convince you of her dedication to the highest standards of professionalism and ethics. She believes the American Dream of home ownership is still possible and she's here to prove it. She is committed to finding solutions for the successful conclusion of real estate. Cindy's enthusiasm for everything she does makes her the kind of vigorous real estate agent that gets results. Cindy is quick to verbalize her excitement for the advantages Pure West Real Estate brings to both parties of a real estate transaction.

Cindy started her real estate career in Missoula, Montana March of 1976; in May of 1989, after a family crisis, she and her husband decided they needed a change and move to the Flathead Valley.

She believes in professionalism through education and hard work which show in the fact that she has helped over 2000 families with their real estate needs over the years. She has many designations such as GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), ABR (Accredited buyer Broker), and SFR (Short Sale Foreclose Resource).

She is a certified instructor for the Montana Board of Realty Regulations. She has taught numerous courses for local boards of Realtors, the Graduate Realtor Institute, and State Realtors Associations in Alaska, Vermont, Washington, Idaho, and Oregon.

She has been President of both her local board of Realtors, President of the Montana State Association of Realtors, Regional Vice President of National Association of Realtors, and chaired numerous committees both local, state and national. She has been Salesperson of the Year, Realtor of the Year three times and Montana State Realtor of the year. She is currently a board member of the Board of Realty Regulations.

Bobbie Vlasak

Barb Riley

Born in Whitefish and raised in Western Montana, I am a Native Montanan! I grew up in the small town of Eureka, north of Whitefish. I recall our community members would gather together to help each other, whether for celebration, crisis or just to help the senior citizens clean up their yards in the spring.

I believe I picked up that sense of community and service, and it's why I am so passionate about the services I provide to my clients. Helping buyers and sellers achieve their real estate dreams is at the heart of my work.

For over 30 years I have applied my accounting and finance background to business practices in the real estate industry. Representing buyers and sellers requires diverse skills and experiences, from finding the right lender or title company to finding the correct survey stakes and easement lines. My own personal experiences as a first-time home buyer, a "For Sale By Owner" seller, a business owner, investment property owner, property manager, and a small business consultant provide insights to assist my clients, my agents, and the agents with whom I work.

I am active in my community through our Northwest Montana REALTOR Association, the Columbia Falls Chamber of Commerce and as a 23+ year elected school board trustee for Columbia Falls Public Schools.

I enjoy golf, gardening, relaxing at the lake or hibernating with a good movie or book. I have a wonderful husband, two successful daughters, two grandkids and a grand-puppy to spoil!

Western Montana offers a piece of heaven for everyone. My local knowledge and passion, balanced with years of experience, sets me apart from my colleagues and allows me to provide personalized service to my clients.

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