Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions about who we are, what we do, or how we work? We've gathered together a collection of common questions that should help you find the answers you're looking for. 

Have a question that we haven't answered here? Reach out to one of our Realtors in your area. They'll either be able to answer your question right away, or they'll spend time finding exactly what you need. 
Venture West Realty serves most of South Western Montana. We currently have real estate offices in Bozeman, Three Forks, Butte, and Dillion—we also have an agent in Helena. If you would like to buy a home in the last best place, check out the listings on our site.
Each of Venture West's offices can offer its customers something unique. Bozeman has easy access to Bridger Bowl. Dillon's real estate market is nestled beside the Big Hole River. Butte offers a culture steeped in history and tradition. Three Forks provides easy access to the outdoors while remaining reasonably close to Bozeman. Helena, Montana’s Capital, offers incredible dining and 75 miles of well-maintained trials right outside city limits. 

No matter where you're shopping, you'll be able to find the best combination of outdoors and city life for you.
Venture West is committed to transparency, honesty, and enduring client relationships. This standard of practice applies whether you want to sell an existing Montana property or purchase a new one. Buying property is a life-altering decision, so we do our best to arm you with the most current information and enduring support to make the best possible decision. 

Venture West also has a broad reach with offices in Bozeman, Butte, Dillon, and Three Forks and an agent in Helena. So, you’ll have an excellent chance of finding your dream home.
First, work with a realtor! Realtors are held to a higher standard than agents. Moving forward, set up a meeting between yourself and your potential realtor. If your realtor presents information clearly and has a good record of past sales, then congratulations! You've found the right Realtor for your home.
Many people confuse real estate agents and realtors with one another. A real estate agent can be any registered real estate professional. Realtors take their registration one step further by joining the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and by receiving extra training. NAR’s guidelines and training holds registered realtors to a higher standard than non-registered agents. 

We commit ourselves to transparency and best practices, so all Venture West agents are registered as realtors.
A real estate broker is an agent or a realtor that has received state-specific real estate training on top of their initial real estate licensing. Several of their realtors have their broker’s licenses.  
Belgrade is a 15-minute drive away from Bozeman. Many people choose to commute to Bozeman from their home in Belgrade to get closer to the outdoors.