Featured Big Sky Montana Real Estate Agent
Michael Morgner has been fishing the Gallatin River since he was 5-years-old; but it took him a few more years than that to make Montana his home. An accomplished agent who specializes in high-end properties, Michael and his family moved to the area in 2011 because of the quality of Bozeman’s schools and because they knew it would be “a wonderful place to live and raise a family.”
Michael got into real estate in 1998, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was something he enjoyed doing and the market was strong, he says. He is no stranger to Sotheby’s, having worked with Sotheby’s International Reality in Santa Fe on and off for several years.
When he and his family decided to relocate to Montana, it was a natural fit for Michael to transition to Sotheby’s International Realty in Big Sky. He continues to maintain his licensure in Santa Fe and work with clients in New Mexico on a limited basis.
Michel says he enjoys working with Sotheby’s in part due to “the respect that the brand commands.” “I do have a few specialty high-end clients. I thought this brand would serve them well,” he adds.
What type of buyer do you most enjoy working with?
“I love meeting people, so…they’re all different. We always end up having a good time.”
What does it mean to be a Certified Residential Specialist?
“It’s kind of like the PhD of real estate,” says Morgner, who explains that the designation has to do with production and continuing education. This prestigious credential is only held by 3 percent of realtors in the nation.
Does working in several regions enhance what you do in any way?
“Absolutely,” says Michael. “There are a lot of similarities.” Michael adds that continuing to maintain his New Mexico licensure and practice have allowed him to provide unique referrals and connections to clients in both areas.
What excites you most about working in the Bozeman/Big Sky area?
“This region in general is just seeing a lot of progress,” says Michael, who sees more people moving to the area, booming construction, and the increase in airport traffic as signs that the Gallatin Valley will continue to grow and thrive. “And the market in general is very strong.”
What’s unique about Sotheby’s International Realty Big Sky?
“It offers a great team environment: working together to sell a property. It’s a strong support group, not a competitive one,” Michael says.
Michael works with buyers in both Bozeman and Big Sky; he lives in Bozeman with his wife and six children.