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6 Steps to Selling Your Property

1.  Plan and Prepare

Are you ready?

When should you sell?

How do you get the most for your property?

2.  Get a Realtor (We suggest using John or Vernon)


There are more than 2 million people nationwide who are licensed to sell real estate in this country, but only about 800,000 belong to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Only NAR members are entitled to use the designation "REALTOR".


Why John & Vernon?

3.  Determine the Price

What is your property worth?

How to price your property.

4.  Market the Property

The following marketing activities will promote your property to prospective buyers and their real estate professionals:

  • Yard sign

  • Add the listing to the Multiple Listing Service<

  • Provide fact sheets to be kept in the house and/or in a sign box

  • Add as a "Featured Listing" on www.montanadream.com (averages over 3000 visits per month)

  • Add the listing to the RE/MAX website, www.remax.com

  • Place adds in the local newspaper, the Daily Inter Lake

  • Place adds in the next edition of the local real estate magazines

  • Mail "Just Listed" postcards to your neighbors

5.  Sell It

What would you consider an acceptable offer?

What is a counter-offer?

Tips on negotiating.

6. Closing

The closing process, sometimes known as "settlement" or "escrow", is where the necessary paperwork needed to complete the transaction is signed. It is typically held at the office of a local title company. In many cases, the buyer and seller don't need to attend at the same time. In the case of an out-of-town buyer, the appropriate documents are commonly sent between parties via overnight delivery.

In any case, the result is that title to the property is transferred from seller to buyer. From the proceeds credited to the seller, money is subtracted to pay off any existing mortgages, miscellaneous transaction costs, and real estate commissions. Most property closes 30 to 45 days after the buy-sell contract has been signed.

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Hungry Horse Dam is on the South Fork of the Flathead River, 15 miles south of the west entrance to Glacier National Park and 20 miles northeast of Kalispell, Montana. The damsite is in a deep, narrow canyon, approximately 5 miles southeast of the South Fork's confluence with the main stem of the Flathead River. Hungry Horse Project is in the Flathead National Forest, Flathead County, Montana.

The project includes a dam and appurtenant works, reservoir, powerplant, and switchyard. At the time of its completion, the dam was the third largest dam, and the second highest concrete dam, in the world. The project plays an important role in the program for meeting the growing need for power in the Pacific Northwest and in the plans for providing a storage system for control of devastating floods. It also contributes to irrigation, navigation, and other uses.