Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after. – Henry David Thoreau
Montana is a part of me.
I love what I do and where I do it. My grandparents homesteaded a small farm in eastern Montana, raising 6 children in the ‘20’s and ‘30’s. Montana is a part of me. It is with great satisfaction that I get to share my passion for Montana with clients every day. Getting people to talk about their dreams and making those dreams come alive is what drives me. Real estate doesn’t feel like work to me; it’s simply more of the thrill and energy I feel when bicycling, motorcycling or snowmobiling. That push for excellence. That knowledge that my legal education, life experiences, and hard work will bring success; bringing you face to face with your dreams. Because when it is done well, we end up with a lot more than a home in paradise, we end up with good friends for life.
Doug’s Designations – What They Mean For You
|JD – Juris Doctor
A law degree in the United States that was originally designed as a replacement to the Bachelor of Laws degree. A Juris Doctor or Juris Doctorate (JD) represents professional recognition that the holder has a doctoral degree in law. Due to the length of study that most lawyers in the U.S. have to take to attain a law degree, the name change reflected its status as a professional degree.
|Accredited Buyer’s Representative / ABR®
The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is designed for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients at every stage of the home-buying process.
|Certified Residential Specialist® / CRS®
The CRS designation is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers, and brokers. On average, CRS designees earn nearly three times more in income, transactions, and gross sales than non-designee REALTORS®.
|Graduate, REALTOR® Institute / GRI
REALTORS® with the GRI designation have in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process. Earning the designation is a way to stand out to prospective buyers and sellers as a professional with expertise in these areas.
|Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource / SFR®
SFR designated REALTORS® are trained at helping sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as helping buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities. These are not merely good skills to have in today’s market—they are critical. And while short sales and foreclosures are not for the faint of heart, agents with the proper experience, tools and education can use this specialty area to help assist those facing the possibility of foreclosure to explore the options that are available to them.