Anyone who loves the still-wild land of Colorado will appreciate Montana’s wide open spaces surrounded by big blue skies.
“Montana feels like Colorado, prior to development in the last 10 to 15 years,” shares Stephanie Randall, realtor with Gallatin Real Estate in Bozeman, Montana. “Vast open spaces, long meandering rivers and snow covered peaks all contribute to its incredible beauty. There are nearly 100 mountain ranges encompassed in Montana, which are all a part of the Rocky Mountains.”
After being a long time resident of Leadville, Colorado, in the heart of the Rockies, Stephanie thrives on building community around her. She is the former business manager at the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center and Cookhouse near Leadville.
“It seems natural to want to stay connected to Colorado and only a few hundred miles between the states,” she adds. “In Gallatin County alone there are a large number of rivers filled with productive fisheries, two beautiful ski resorts and miles of hiking trails and hunting areas. It’s easy to find space and a town that suit you and your lifestyle.”
It’s easy to find space and a town that suit you and your lifestyle.
Stephanie brings a refreshing sophisticated approach to addressing her clients’ real estate needs focusing on relationship building and trust. Here’s some more insight from her on why it’s time to look for a home or vacation sanctuary in Montana:
CO YOGA + Life: Please describe the current real estate market in Montana and why it’s an attractive place to consider buying a home.
Stephanie Randall: Montana has been on an upward growth trend for the past few years. With median sales prices decreasing by 6 percent from 2019 and low mortgage rates, there is much affordability. We like to say the market is “heating-up” here. There has been a national draw and focus on Montana as people have found out about the uninhabited beauty of the state. Depending on the town, you will find a refreshing amount of modern-contemporary construction and very forward-thinking builders. From agri-communities to passive homes, the state is known for its “big sky!” Montana is truly an outdoor mecca. With endless recreational opportunities for hiking, biking and wildlife viewing to world class fisheries and hunting habitat, every piece of the state is ideal for exploring and enjoying throughout the year.
CO Y+L: Tell us a little about the culture of wellness and recreation in Montana, as it relates and perhaps how it’s unique from Colorado.
SR: Similar to people in Colorado, Montanans alike enjoy tranquility, connection to the land and creating community with an old west flare. There are an abundant amount of yoga studios, retreats held throughout the state and undiscovered recreation opportunities. There are huts to ski or hike out to on many National Forests, yurts in the high country and hot springs! The hot springs here are absolutely rejuvenating. As Yellowstone National Park is our backyard, here in Bozeman, you can imagine all of the thermal activity that’s around the entire state. Glacier National Park is to our north and again, is simply breathtaking in its own way as well.
CO Y+L: What are the greatest assets that you bring to the table as a Montana realtor?
SR: I pride myself on building relationships with my clients through trust, transparency and genuinely caring about them. Being from a small town in the midwest, it’s ingrained in me to be there for my neighbor and community any way I can. Pitch-in and get your hands dirty! As an active outdoor enthusiast, I make time for as many recreational opportunities I can and am thrilled when I get to take clients out to a property and show them what they could experience there. Anything from bird hunting, fly fishing or single track mountain biking trails near them. For me it’s important to find a place that suits you and your lifestyle. I’m at your side.
For more information, contact Stephanie Randall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406.581.0122.