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Dave Bennett |
to Sanders County, Montana |
Click here to go to the
MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE
(MLS) to check all listings
in Thompson Falls, Plains & Trout Creek; and then
go to "property search" located on the right,
where you just need to put in whether you want
"residential" or "land" and then put in the city, and
that's all you need. If you find properties that
interest you and would like more information on or would
like our knowledge on, we would be very happy to freely
share with you any knowledge we have on the property.
(We are paid by the seller, not you.) We are very,
very knowledgeable in Sanders County Real Estate's good,
bad, & uglies! We've had over 40 years of living
here and over 35 years right here selling, building, and
developing Real Estate.
Hunting is a favorite activity in Sanders County.
Here David is combing the mountains for a big bull
Welcome to Bennett Homes & Realty and to Sanders County,
Montana. We are located along the beautiful Clark Fork River in
The scenic lands on both sides of
our magnificent valley are owned by the federal government
and managed by the US Forest Service. Privately owned land
in this part of Montana is scarce. If you are interested in
owning your own little piece of this incredible part of
Montana, you've come to the right place and the right
David Bennett, Owner and Realtor, pledges unfailing
fulfillment of his duties and obligations and strict
adherence to promises made to clients. He also
pledges to treat honestly all parties to any real
estate transaction. He is knowledgeable about all
aspects of the real estate profession and maintains
current information regarding market conditions. He
affirms an obligation to serve property owners and
prospective buyers to the best of this ability.
PICTURES MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
We are the only real estate company in
providing full-color 8"x12"
aerial photos of listed
so you can visualize what your new "neighborhood"
will look like. Using this fantastic tool, you gather
as much important information about a property in 10 minutes
as possible in 10 days driving around the area. That
means you can focus more of your time on properties of
real interest and less of it in a car
just riding around.
Atta boy, Andy Bennett, go get em!
Bennett takes all the
aerial photos from his super cub
to put on our "Big Board" to save you time and energy in
looking at property. All of
Sanders County's cities
and towns are
covered: from Heron and Noxon in the northwest, down
through Trout Creek, Belknap and Thompson Falls,
continuing through Plains and Paradise, then to Hot
Springs, Lonepine and Camas Prairie to the east, or
Perma and Dixon southeast toward Missoula. And
not a single traffic light in the entire county!
One of those nice aerials -
this one of the Thompson River Mountains!
5 ADVANTAGES WITH DAVE BENNETT
Sanders County's MOST EXPERIENCED real estate broker
with over 30 years of actively selling real
estate here in Sanders County!
Your advantage: Whether you're
buying or selling you get the benefit of
Dave's real estate knowledge, expertise, and
experience gained through hundreds of listings and
sales totaling millions of dollars throughout
northwest Montana !
DAVE'S Listings appear on the MLS, REALTOR.com,
bennett-homes-realty.com, as well as other real estate
Your advantage: As a
seller you get tons of exposure for the real
estate you want to sell, and as a buyer
"Dave can find what you want" via those same
advertising venues !
DAVE is the
ONLY broker in northwest Montana who does oblique
aerial photos of his listings.
As a buyer, 2 minutes at our picture board
aerial photos can save you 2 days of
driving around, and as a seller, we have
folks buying real estate immediately just from our
aerial photos after seeing these informative photos
on the internet or in other advertising publications
aerial photo is truly worth a thousand
DAVE has 35
years experience in subdividing land here in Sanders
As a seller, subdividing may net you far more
money than selling in one parcel, and smaller
parcels usually will sell more quickly!
renowned for his honesty, frankness, and "straight
Your advantage: There are no
surprises when you're buying or selling
with Dave Bennett ! !
If you're buying or selling: go with
the Dave Bennett Advantage !
BENNETT HOMES & REALTY ARE YOUR PROBLEM SOLVERS
Sometimes it is not well understood, why realtors exist
or why we make the money we do. Our long existence
provides a hint of the benefit we provide. Here it
is in a nutshell:
We create opportunity, save money, and save time. At the
time of purchase of a large asset, this can be very
valuable to both the buyer and seller. That is why we
are here to stay.
We make the buyer more powerful in the market. We help
you offer less when possible. We tell you when you are
wrong and need to reconsider your thinking to keep you
real (we are honest with you whether you like it or
not). We resolve your obstacles. We let the other side
know you are professionally represented and can't be
We are paid a fee based on success only, and it is
substantial, so we will drive across the state on a
holiday to troubleshoot some dangling detail that
endangers your position.
We help you get the best possible financing, and make
the most of it. We keep your lawyer working for you, to
get them fully up to speed when they need to step in.
I can tell you that many conversations with the
agent, an adjusted offer
structure, an item investigated, or any one of many
variables expedited has made the difference between
success and failure for a buyer.
Can you buy without an agent? Or course. You can also
build a house, fix your computer, do a lot of things on
your own, but it is a fact that the best represented
clients generally buy better homes. Those on their own
get what is left over and pay more of it.
Finding home is part of what we do, but actually really
a minor part.
We are problem solvers, guides, consultants, who make
the deal happen better.
THINGS BENNETT HOMES & REALTY CAN DO FOR YOU
Home buyers and sellers often
inquire about what the Realtor's role is in the
purchasing process. Here are a dozen things we
do for you as your Realtor here
in Thompson Falls, Montana.
1. Help you determine your buying power
-- that is, your financial reserves plus
your borrowing capacity. If you give us some
basic information about your available
savings, income and current debt, we can
refer you to lenders best qualified to help
you. Most lenders -- banks and mortgage
companies -- offer limited choices.
2. Use our many resources to assist you
in your home search. Sometimes the property
you are seeking is available but not
actively advertised in the market, and it
takes some investigation to find all
3. Assist you in the selection process by
providing objective information about each
property. We have access to a variety of
informational resources. We provide local
community information on utilities, zoning.
schools, etc. There are two things you'll
want to know. First, will the property
provide the environment I want for a home or
investment? Second, will the property have
resale value when I am ready to sell?
4. Help you negotiate. There are many
negotiating factors, including but not
limited to price, financing, terms, date of
possession and often the inclusion or
exclusion of repairs and furnishings or
equipment. The purchase agreement should
provide a period of time for you to complete
appropriate inspections and investigations
of the property before you are bound to
complete the purchase. We will advise you as
to which investigations and inspections are
recommended or required.
5. Provide due diligence during the
evaluation of the property. Depending on the
area and property, this could include
inspections for insects, dry rot, asbestos,
faulty structure, roof condition, septic
tank and well tests, just to name a few. We
assist you in finding qualified responsible
professionals to do most of these
investigations and provide you with written
reports. You will also want to see a
preliminary report on the title of the
property. Title indicates ownership of
property and can be mired in confusing
status of past owners or rights of access.
The title to most properties will have some
limitations; for example, easements (access
rights) for utilities. We work together with
the title company or attorney to help you
resolve issues that might cause problems at
a later date.
6. Help you understand different
financing options and identify qualified
7. Guide you through the closing process
and make sure everything flows together
8. When selling your home, we give you
up-to-date information on what is happening
in the marketplace and the price, financing,
terms and condition of competing properties.
These are key factors in getting your
property sold at the best price, quickly and
with minimum hassle.
your property to other real estate agents
and the public. Often, we recommend repairs
or cosmetic work that will significantly
enhance the salability of your property.
Typically, about half of real estate sales
are cooperative sales; that is, a real
estate agent other than yours brings in the
buyer. We act as the marketing coordinator,
disbursing information about your property
to other real estate agents through a
Multiple Listing Service or other
cooperative marketing networks, open houses
for agents, etc. The REALTOR® CODE OF ETHICS
requires us to utilize these cooperative
relationships when they benefit our clients.
10. Know when, where and how to advertise
your property. There is a misconception that
advertising sells real estate. The NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® studies show that
82% of real estate sales are the result of
agent contacts through previous clients,
referrals, friends, family and personal
contacts. When a property is marketed with
the help of your agent, you do not have to
allow strangers into your home. We will
generally prescreen and accompany qualified
prospects through your property.
11. Help you objectively evaluate every
buyer's proposal without compromising your
marketing position. This initial agreement
is only the beginning of a process of
appraisals, inspections and financing -- a
lot of possible pitfalls. We help you write
a legally binding, win-win agreement that
will be more likely to make it through the
12. Help close the sale of your home.
Between the initial sales agreement and
closing (or settlement), questions may
arise. For example, unexpected repairs are
required to obtain financing or a cloud in
the title is discovered. The required
paperwork alone is overwhelming for most
sellers. We are the best people to
objectively help you resolve these issues
and move the transaction to closing (or