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National Parks Realty joins Forbes group of real estate firms

Staff Report | May 26, 2021 1:00 AM

National Parks Realty has joined a group of luxury real estate firms under Forbes Global Properties.

The membership by invitation-only is reserved for only the 100 most elite brokerages worldwide, according to a release. Reserved for luxury properties over $2 million, Forbes Global Properties says on its website, that it looks to connect buyers and sellers in a global audience.

Jeff Raper, managing broker for National Parks Realty, said over the past 17 years, National Parks Realty has had the good fortune to have been aligned with the finest agents in the Flathead Valley and beyond.

“They are focused on delivering quality assistance and care to buyers and sellers alike, with a commitment of care extending beyond the transaction to longstanding personal relationships,” he said. “Being asked to join the Forbes Global Properties elite network of agents around the world is a testament to that dedication. We thank Forbes Global Properties for their invitation, and our agents for giving us this opportunity.”

National Parks Realty was founded in 2003 by broker and attorney Jim Allen and today has offices in Whitefish, Bigfork and Eureka.

Under National Parks Realty, the Montana residences part of the Forbes listings include a home in near Eureka on Glen Lake listed for $1.9 million, a log home on Swan Lake near Bigfork for $1.9 million and a slopeside chalet on Big Mountain listed for more than $1.6 million.

“We are honored to welcome the leading local agents of National Parks Realty to Forbes Global Properties,” said Alex Lange, CEO, Forbes Global Properties, in a release. “Montana offers world-renowned vistas, year-round recreation, and luxurious properties that will resonate with an affluent global consumer.”

As part of the consortium of real estate firms, Forbes says it uses its branding and marking services to its members including having a presence in 70 countries. National Parks Realty will be able to engage with an audience, Forbes says in a release, to “inspire high-net-worth potential homebuyers and sellers about the finest properties for sale in Montana.”

The consortium was co-founded by Jeff Hyland, co-founder and President of Hilton & Hyland, and Bonnie Stone Sellers, a leading authority on global real estate markets and the luxury consumer, according to a release.

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