TOP REAL ESTATE AGENT IN MONTANA KEN MINNIE
Ken Minnie began his real estate career after owning a ranch locally for over 50 years. When the time came to sell the ranch, Ken decided to embark on a career in real estate. “I’ve always been interested in real estate,” Ken says, “and I enjoy working with people, so I got started and really enjoyed it.” The rest is history, and Ken draws on his wealth of local knowledge and his experience with all kinds of properties to help his clients achieve their real estate goals.
As Broker/Owner of Big M Realty, Ken serves all of central Montana. “We cover a large, sparsely populated area,” Ken explains. “We’re starting to see a lot of people recognize central Montana as an area that they would like to come and move to, so we’re getting a lot of interest from people in more populated areas who like the country living and natural beauty we have here.”
Clients keep coming back to work with Ken because of the comfort level and local knowledge he provides. “We like being able to talk to buyers about what we have to offer here,” he says. “Somebody will call to ask about a property and we can tell them exactly what it’s like. We can tell them if it has good access, and often we can even tell them almost to the foot how deep their wells will be. We also know the service industry here very well, and we can provide the phone number of someone to call for whatever they need. Somebody coming in from another area wouldn’t have that information, and it feels good to be able to offer that type of service.”
Ken’s personal service and people skills make for a smooth experience for his clients. “We try to get acquainted with the expectations of the people on both sides of the sale,” Ken says. “We like both sides to be able to talk to each other rather than keeping them separate. If you talk to both parties in the right way and understand what they’re looking for, it gives you a good feeling to be able to put together a sale that both sides are happy with. Many times we’ll even get to the point where the buyer and the seller end up becoming best friends.”
Living in the small community of Roundup, Montana (population 1,900) Ken and his associates have been involved in just about every aspect of local community life, such as promoting local activities like the Fourth of July celebration and many others.
When he is not working, Ken enjoys spending time with his wife and their 7 kids and 16 grandkids. “We love to get together and utilize what Montana has to offer,” Ken says, from backpacking and day hiking to bike rides in the mountains. “There’s nothing more gratifying than to bring a family together and bring them to Montana, whether it’s going out on a trail ride or a camping trip. Whenever we get a chance, that’s what we love to do.”
In the future, Ken plans to continue providing excellent customer service to buyers and sellers in his local area. “I really enjoy what I do,” Ken says. “We’re so blessed to work with good people, and I want to continue doing that as long as I’m able.”