Why Our Brokers Live and Work in Big Sky, Montana

agentsMany Big Sky Sotheby’s brokers live right here in Big Sky, at a great advantage to our clients. Read on to meet three of our local brokers and find out how living in Big Sky helps them to better serve both buyers and sellers.

Lisa Knorr
After coming to Big Sky for a ski vacation as a teenager, Lisa Knorr decided it would be a great place to spend some time “after college, before getting into the real world.” Thirty years later, Lisa is still a proud resident of Big Sky and has been a successful real estate agent for much of that time.

What do you love most about Big Sky?
“The thing I like about Big Sky, in general, is the variety of fun and interesting people you meet, from all over the place as well as all of the fabulous outdoor activities”.

What are your strengths and specialties as a broker?
Lisa is an Accredited Buyer Representative, a Certified Residential Specialist, Seniors Real Estate Specialist and has completed the Graduate Realtor Institute. Lisa says she believes knowledge is power, and her continuing education and advanced training help her to be a better problem solver in a wide variety of situations. “I’ve been doing this for how long now? And there is always something new that comes up.”

Does living in Big Sky benefit your professional practice?
“Oh, absolutely,” says Lisa. Lisa believes it is important to be a part of the community where she works, and has spent a lot of time giving back over the years as a board member of the Arts Council of Big Sky, the Big Sky Tennis Association, the BSOA, the Big Sky Chapel Board, among other things. Lisa says she enjoys running into her clients on the ski hill and joining them for a run or two or when she’s out to dinner or at a summer concert. “I just think [being involved] is so important – and how do you do that if you are working in a different town?”

Read more about Lisa or contact her at (406) 580-8488 or lisa@bigskysir.com

 

Anne Staudt
Originally from Pennsylvania, Anne Staudt has been a full-time broker since 2003 and is an Accredited Buyer Representative as well as a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Gallatin Association of Realtors. Anne says she enjoys developing strong relationships with clients, and guiding them through the often emotional process of buying or selling a property.

What do you love most about Big Sky?
“It’s a great place to raise a family,” says Anne, adding that she loves having access to the outdoors and countless recreational activities. “It’s all right here,” she says.

What are your strengths and specialties as a broker?
Anne has recently been working in collaboration with another Sotheby’s broker, Jeff Helms, and says that the two of them make an excellent team. “He’s more big picture, I’m more detail-oriented,” Anne says.

Does living in Big Sky benefit your professional practice?
Anne says that living in Big Sky gives her an insider’s knowledge and understanding of the community, which is a definite asset to her clients. She knows which areas are family-friendly versus those that might better suit second-homeowners; has a grasp on the “feel” of certain neighborhoods, and generally understands the dynamics of the small and vibrant Big Sky community.

Read more about Anne or contact her at (406) 539-1552 or anne@bigskysir.com

 

Carrie Radtke
After working for a while in the Big Sky tourist industry, Carrie Radtke and her husband built and ran a successful property management company for 10 years. Carrie earned her real estate license with the idea that she could continue to help families and those who love Big Sky find affordable properties that meet their needs.

What do you love most about Big Sky?
“Oh gosh, everything – what’s not to love?” says Carrie, who particularly likes the fact that skiing, biking, hiking and the mountains are all right out her back door – literally.

What are your strengths and specialties as a broker?
“I definitely try to keep open communication and work with my clients to make sure they’re happy,” says Carrie, who adds that she will “drop everything” to take care of something for a client. “While I’m on the ski slopes, I’m answering my phone,” she says.

Does living in Big Sky benefit your professional practice?
Definitely, says Carrie, who explains that she always has an intimate knowledge of what’s going on in and around Big Sky – which means that she is better able to connect both buyers and sellers with the best properties on the market. Plus, if an opportunity to view a property comes up, there’s no need to schedule an appointment:   “I can drop anything and be there in five minutes,” Carrie says.

Read more about Carrie or contact her at (406) 599-3574