• About

    When we first entered the real estate industry in Bozeman, Montana, we simply focused on relationships and exceptional service.  As our client base has grown, we recognize that a team can better deliver that service so we can put every client first.  Therefore, when you hire Hart Real Estate Solutions, you are hiring a team – a team focused on finding a solution for your real estate needs.  We know that people buy and sell property in Montana for a purpose—a purpose leading towards greater life goals.  As our name suggests, our objective is to better understand your needs, and position our team to meet those needs with great competency and care.
     
    Through communication, patience, trust and hard work, we believe almost any real estate goal, whether function, familial or financial, can be attained with the right real estate agency at your side.  
     
    Whether your needs involve land, commercial properties, residential properties or something in between, we recognize real estate may be someone’s livelihood as well as someone’s lifestyle.  We want to distill the “big dream” down into bona fide steps to get you past any forks in the road and onto your destination.
     
    Hart Real Estate Solutions services clients looking to buy, sell or invest in residential and commercial properties in Bozeman, Belgrade, Big Sky, Manhattan, Three Forks, Cardwell and Livingston, Montana. Let us find you your real estate solution!  Call us today.
    Featured Agents

    Tim Hart

    406-585-0000
    406-570-5730
    tim@hart.realtor

    Tim Hart relocated to Montana in 2006, after 17 years in a public relations and marketing firm and while working as a real estate investor of both traditional home and vacation home rentals. Tim understands real estate, marketing, pricing, relationships and investment objectives in Bozeman Montana, Belgrade, Big Sky, Livingston, Three Forks and the surrounding areas.   He brings a unique perspective and professionalism to every client’s purchase of a home. Tim relocated after his first visit to Big Sky, Montana, a visit that sparked his desire to not only move, but to help others with the similar hopes, dreams and goals follow the same path. Many might have experienced the draw of Montana that Tim also felt: “The map said we drove 1750 miles to get here and it was entirely worth it. We’d just experienced an incredible day of fly-fishing, and my wife and I stood on the deck admiring the beauty before us. We soaked in the view of Lone Peak as the sun slipped behind its rocky shoulder, seeming to drop straight into the Madison River Valley beyond. I turned to my wife and said, “Honey, I’m home.”  She gave me a puzzled look and said, “ No, you’re exactly 1750 miles from home.” “No, honey,” I said, “this is home. This is where we are supposed to be.” At the end of our stay, we drove back to Toledo, got our affairs in order, and moved home to Big Sky Country as quick as we could.” Tim understands that whether moving your family or business across the street or across the nation, home buying and selling can be an exciting and stressful experience. Tim has developed the systems necessary to effectively market properties for sale in the Gallatin County, taking the stress out of a property sale or purchase. He is diligent and courteous with his colleagues, other real estate professionals and the builders/suppliers necessary to facilitate a successful real estate transaction. Tim will shoot straight with you, give you all the available options, and work hard to make sure you are satisfied for years to come. Tim works with land, residential and commercial property buyers—whether first-time homebuyers, real estate investors, those in search of elite or luxury properties, developers or anyone in between. While Tim does an exceptional job at guiding his clients through the purchase or sale of a home, he is most interested in the relationships he builds with his clients. He recognizes that meeting his client’s needs starts with a good relationship. As a result, you receive more than just good real estate service and advice.  This philosophy is evident in his commitment as a husband, father and community member in Bozeman, Montana.  So, when he is not serving his clients, you can find him either serving his community and family, or enjoying Big Sky country.

    Lori Hart

    Realtor

    406-599-6961
    lori@hart.realtor

    Lori has been involved in real estate in one form or another for over 20 years. As an investor, landlord and attorney, she has not only personally experienced the value of real estate, but she thrives on helping others achieve their dreams and goals. Having owned multiple vacation rentals in various markets, Lori has a practiced eye for value as well as luxury. Managing college and regular single-family rentals for over a decade has helped Lori appreciate both the potential, as well as the challenges, of investment property ownership. Finally, as an attorney working primarily in estate tax and charitable gift planning, along with business succession and small business planning, Lori knows that good personal and professional relationships are essential to complete successful real estate transactions. With her depth of experience, the details of even the most complex real estate transactions can be managed with a high degree of professionalism. Beyond her experience, Lori’s passion to serve others drivers her success in her real estate practice. She listens, engages, researches tirelessly and enjoys coming up with creative solutions. She has succeeded in her various endeavors because she will always put the needs of her clients first. Teaming with her husband, Tim, who has an extensive marketing background and years of real estate transactional and sales experience, Lori is excited to go to work for you. When not working, Lori enjoys time with family, volunteer service, fine art, and music.

    Don Carr

    Agent

    406-585-0000
    406-209-5333
    don@hart.realtor

    Don has had years of sales and service experience and a love of people and Montana. Recently relocated to his dream town, Don is excited to share that dream with others as they purchase real estate in the Gallatin Valley.

    Tracy Dardis

    Transaction Coordinator

    406-585-0000
    admin@hart.realtor

    Originally from Indiana, Tracy will be your transactional, administrative and customer service expert. Tracy loves helping people, whether in real estate or in everyday life. She is a wife, a mother of 3 very active boys, and a full time student at MSU. She is actively pursuing her degree in Accounting and Business Management. Tracy strives every day to diligently work for every client, providing the highest level of individualized attention, all while maintaining the utmost levels of integrity, confidentiality and respect. Once under contract, Tracy will keep track of the necessary steps and dates to make sure you do not miss important contractual contingencies. She won’t just help you buy or sell your home, she will lead you capably through each step in the real estate transaction.

    Olivia Martin

    Marketing Coordinator

    406-585-0000
    marketing@hart.realtor

    Originally from Helena, MT., Olivia moved to Bozeman after high school and graduated in 2015 from Montana State University with her Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing. She enjoys the side of marketing that allows for both creativity and innovation in the workplace. Before joining the team, Olivia worked extensively in the hospitality industry, gaining valuable experience in customer service and teamwork over the years. Working in such close proximity with many of the same team members for years has taught her how to effectively interact with people in order to efficiently get the job done. When not working, Olivia enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, reading, skiing and listening to music.
    Testimonials

    I worked with Hart Real Estate Solutions this year, as I had some money to invest and wanted to purchase some real estate income property. Tim met with me to discuss my goals, of which I feel he got a clear grasp. He began feeding me real estate options that met the criteria I had conveyed. Within a couple months, I had purchased both a residential condo and a commercial condo. The commercial condo had a lessee with a 3-year contract, which was great. I immediately leased the residential condo for a good price. Both Tim and Sean were very helpful and conscientious in this whole process. When you are dealing with investment properties, there are lots of nuances and potential pitfalls that they worked through with me. They are obviously very knowledgeable in this area. When you work with these folks, you access experts and work with people who really care.

    by Paul Larson

    I am an experienced buyer and seller of homes, as well as a person with high expectations - so don’t take this lightly: Tim and Lori Hart truly floored me. They did a phenomenal job in selling my downtown Bozeman home. Here’s why: first, Lori created a very professional market analysis so we could price it just right. Note: it was much different than the others I had done prior. Then, Lori went on to do a pre-home inspection and put together a punch list of what needed to be done to avoid issues during showings or due diligence. But she didn’t stop there; she went on to play general contractor, getting the right people lined up and scheduled to do the minor repairs. Meanwhile, Tim was doing his in-person and online marketing magic, so when the house went on the market, it sold within hours, and for over asking price!! I am telling everyone that when you hire the Tim Hart Team, you are getting not just “a realtor” but a PACKAGE DEAL, comprised of people that know how to get it done with professionalism, integrity, and speed. Two thumbs up, five stars, and a standing ovation for the Harts!! BRAVO!!!!!!!

    by Jen Boulden

    It was 9:30 at night when I texted Tim. My wife and I were perusing Trulia and found our dream home. My gut told me it’d sell fast and that we’d have to act quickly. Less than 24 hours later, we were homeowners. I love telling folks the story of how we bought our home, how all the pieces came together so perfectly. Tim and his team made it so. The team is friendly, professional and responsive. They have a knowledge of the local market and of the home-buying process. Tim is one of the more organized professionals I know and has a knack for attention to detail. But what really sets the team apart, and what we appreciate most, is the level of service we received from day one. “I work for you,” Tim told me the first time we met. Tim worked alright. And now we’re homeowners. We closed on our home during awards season so it seems appropriate to use an Oscar analogy. We give Tim and team “best supporting” accolades for the indispensable roles they played in making our dream of homeownership a reality.

    by Michael and Marciella Ross

    "In a business usually populated by pretenders and part-timers, Tim Hart is a professionals' professional. With intimate knowledge of both residential and commercial markets, Tim's strategic differentiator is service. From taking the time to understand our needs (location for schools, type of neighborhood, architectural style), through the negotiation of price and finally the details of the close, Tim not only advised us, but led the process--and always with patience and understanding. Best of all, as clients moving from out of state, Tim helped us ensure a smooth transition, with advice on everything from how to handle city utilities, where to find yard services and a local contractor, and even recommendations for restaurants. We endorse Tim without hesitation, and will use him again for our future Gallatin Valley real estate transactions!"

    by Andy and Mary Harris

    Tim, thanks for all of your help along the way. Even before we listed the property you were making it easier for us to know how to ready the property and providing the ease of access to do so. Thank you for being candid and honest during the whole process. Working with you removed much of the anxiety created by distance, unfamiliarity with market, contractors, and the selling process as it has evolved since we last completed a real estate transaction many years ago. Since both Cole and Casey love the Bozeman area, maybe someday our family will work with you again. Casey even named his son “Bridger” after those awesome mountains!

    by Diane R.

    As first time home buyers, Tyson and I had much to learn. We knew we wanted to buy but were quite unaware of all that can happen in this grand endeavor. We decided to start researching on our own but were in need of guidance. That’s when Tyson’s dad, Barry, gave Tim a call all the way from Boston, Massachusetts. Barry is a caring man who always looks out for his son and pursued Tim without our knowledge. Tim took the time to talk to Barry on the phone and after many questions were answered and laughs exchanged, Barry decided that Tyson and I needed to meet with Tim. From day one, Tim made us feel comfortable asking questions and devoted much of his time to educate us on the entire real estate process. We never felt any pressure from Tim while looking at properties. He gave us the facts without offering his opinion unless we asked for it. He is a very intuitive person and knows when his clients like or dislike something. Tim’s experience, patience and kindness helped us finally find the house that we instantly fell in love with. We began the process of buying this house and Tim gracefully walked us through every step and every hiccup along the way. Because Tim has developed a reputation in the community as not only a Realtor but as a quality individual, he was able to put us in touch with all of the right people to help with everything from lending to the inspection. So many times he went out of his way to answer our questions and be a true friend while listening to our concerns. He also took time on his weekend to show the house to my visiting family. He was always easy to reach and he always made our best interest his priority. He became a trusted friend and a guide into this world of house ownership. I know that we would not have our dream home if it were not for Tim’s diligence, attention to detail and his compassion for clients. I would recommend Tim Hart and his services to anyone looking to have a great experience in buying a home.

    by Tyson Webb and Amanda Smith

    Tim Hart and the entire team at Hart Real Estate Solutions were wonderful to work with for our recent home purchase. My husband and I had been looking forward to moving back to Bozeman ever since we left, but knew that it was a challenging real estate market, made more challenging by the fact that we were located out of state. Tim and the team at Hart Real Estate supported us the entire way, providing us with probably a dozen video walkthroughs of properties and local market intel. Tim even coordinated an offer for us while out on vacation. And when an offer wasn't accepted, because we weren't the high bid, Tim was on the phone with us late at night to talk us through other options. We were under a tight timeline to find a home, with our house in Colorado already sold and being six months pregnant. Tim and his team were successfully able to work through our challenges and some unusual issues with the sellers of the home we ended up purchasing to make sure that we were able to find a home in time to welcome our first child in Montana. We would recommend Tim and his team to anyone purchasing or selling a home in the Bozeman market.

    by Danielle and Harlan Vitoff

    "I have nothing but praise for Hart Real Estate Solutions. Gave Tim specifics of what I wanted and he showed me exactly the type of home I was looking for and the price range-Tim explained to me with the market in Bozeman would have to pay more to get what I wanted. Went in on a Wednesday and signed a buy/sell on Friday. Everyone at Hart's were upfront and honest during all the aspects of buying a house. Tim and his staff made sure all my questions during the process were answered quickly. Everyone at Hart's were welcoming and friendly. Never felt as if was being rushed. After signing the final papers, I had to call Tim/staff with numerous questions were more than willing to answer or get answers for me. If I sell or buy another home in Bozeman I will certainly go to Hart Real Estate Solutions"

    by Pam Gilman

    "We came to the Harts with two goals, that was to sell one home at an equitable value and find another that we envisioned would be spacious, on acerage, cuddled close to the mountains, that we could offer hospitality to family and friends...and we had a price range we had to keep our purchase within. Our experience was stellar doing business with Tim, Lori, and Tracy at Hart Realty, both in the assistance Lori gave us in selling a home and Tim's help finding another one to buy. They put every effort into advising us and keeping the communication going through out the process. Personally having advance experience with the Harts, knowing that their integrity goes beyond just making a sale, was reinforced even more through this process. They always delivered what they promised. We appreciated the advice Lori gave to prepare our house for putting it on the market and pricing it right. It was under contract in less than 48 hours! Tracy in the office managing all the paperwork details everything moved efficiently. When looking for our new home, Tim was always very observant to details, open, and honest sharing his personal concerns. He was a great support when we received the inspection report on the home we had made an offer on. He acquired in a timely manner the estimates of repairs from trusted professional contractors for work needed. This helped us to reconsider our offer and to move forward with a new offer price negotiation that was accepted by the seller. Tim represented us well and always made it clear from the beginning that he would spend as much time with us as we needed to be certain we had the right home for us at the right price. As clients we felt honored and appreciated from the beginning to the end of our transactions. We could not have trusted anyone more while making these important decisions than the Harts!"

    by Kirk & Ramona Keller

    My wife and I just moved to Bozeman in October of 2016 and we were shocked by the competitive real estate market in Bozeman. We had an initial meeting with Tim and he pointed us to neighborhoods we should keep an eye on based upon our personal tastes. We kept a close eye on the houses that appeared in our desired neighborhood and saw one home that really caught our attention right around New Year's. We contacted Tim on New Year's day in the off chance that he would be able to get us a viewing of the property. To our delight, Tim actually answered our call and scheduled a showing for Jan. 2nd. We loved what we saw and Tim immediately made it happen. We put down the offer that day and got accepted. Tim and his team guided us, as first time buyers, through the entire process. He suggested an amazing loan officer, inspector, and he worked incredibly well with the seller's agent. Through Hart Real Estate, my wife and I always knew what was happening, exactly what we had to do, and how to leverage the offer in our best interests. The closing could not have been smoother, all parties involved were on exactly the same page which is so important in any business (and life) transaction. My wife and I are so grateful to Tim and his team, we cannot wait to start making memories in our new home.

    by Jack & Liz DeGrave

    My journey with Hart Real Estate began over a year before the final purchase of my new home in Bozeman. I wanted to relocate to be near family in my retirement years. A decision like this isn’t easy but the Hart Team made it hassle-free. I think this was because they focused on meeting my needs rather than their own. This was so reassuring and something I had not really experienced with previous real estate dealings in my life. After several outings with Tim Hart to search for a home, I decided to go with new construction. This process took several months and the Hart Team was with me all the way, sending me regular updates. They even went to the job site and took pictures to send to me. When it came time for closing on the property, Tim Hart guided me in the process to make sure that everything was done in my best interest. I can’t thank the Hart Team enough. They were more than fantastic!

    by Jean Ballantyne

    "As first time homebuyers in a competitive market we felt like we hit the jackpot with Tim and his team. We were inexperienced, lacked knowledge, and weren't sure where to start in the process of purchasing our first home. We were blown away by how personable, warm, and intentional Tim was in getting to know us and trying to find a home that fit our needs as a growing family. Not only did we feel listened to and cared for, we felt known in the process. We never felt pushed or misunderstood. We would HIGHLY recommend Tim and Hart Real Estate Solutions to anyone in the Gallatin Valley looking to buy a home. He was patient with us, helped us ask good questions, and showed us many options to consider. Tim celebrated with us when we found the home for us and fought for us in negotiations. We are truly in love with our home and can't imagine living anywhere else, thanks to Tim and his office our dreams of owning a home in Bozeman, MT came true."

    by Molly Engel

    "Hart Real Estate Solutions made my out-of-state relocation search go very smoothly. From what I thought was going to be a very stressful and uncertain situation, turned out to be positive, comforting and very successful, because of the outstanding service Hart provided. Tim Hart came highly recommended by the realtor that sold my home, and now I know why. He immediately contacted me and has always been available by multiple forms of communication...phone, text, email, fax, skype and auto! He provided information and details that I never would have thought of, let alone thought I could ask a realtor for. I flew in on a long holiday weekend and met with Tim to view properties that we had discussed, plus some! He was gracious enough to spend the entire day showing me around the whole area that he had mapped out with details on each property. Because I was not from the area he answered all of the many questions that I had. Hart realty also provided many details, which satisfied any and all of my concerns. The house that I ended up purchasing was not one that I had viewed while I was in town, but with Tim's walk through videos and the trust that formed from our correspondence, I felt confident enough to purchase my home sight unseen! Hart Realty has always been very professional with the highest level of integrity. They worked at all hours and over holiday weekends to provide incredible service and to be as helpful as possible. I knew through all the service they provide that they definitely were looking out for me!"

    by Michele Morgan

    "Lori Hart and Hart Real Estate could not have done a better job representing my real estate interests! Lori maintains the highest degree of integrity while providing prompt and clear communication as well as providing solutions and guidance as hurdles and challenges were met. Our real estate goal was not clearly established when we first signed on Lori as our realtor. Throughout the process, Lori was able to narrow our focus and goals until we were able to pin point with accuracy our desired path. Once we were pointed in the right direction, the technological tools Hart Real Estate utilizes made searching for properties a cinch (not to mention daily updates as new properties came on the market). In the past, my husband and I have been disappointed (at best) and outraged (worse) with the experience we've had with other real estate agents and brokers. NOT SO with Hart Real Estate. Rest assured, there is NO ONE else I would choose to use in the Gallatin Valley for my real estate needs. You can be assured of the highest level of service, communication and accuracy throughout your real estate transaction. Thank you Lori and the team at Hart Real Estate!"

    by Jaime Saunders

    "What a pleasure it was to find our new home site in Montana with Tim Hart! As out of state buyers, not quite familiar with the area, Tim’s knowledge helped us narrow our search so we did not spend time looking at listings that did not meet our needs. His time with us was both productive and pleasant. Tim was thorough and he went above and beyond expectations to make sure we had the opportunity to find the right place for us! His attention to detail in providing us not only the information on the listings, but references for other professionals gave us resources for engineering, lending and legal review. Tim and Hart’s transaction coordinator, Tracy Dardis, also provided comprehensive follow-up all the way to closing so that the details were taken care of before deadlines. We would highly recommend Tim and his firm to anyone wanting a realtor who does not just care about their own listings, but cares about what you want, who will listen, and who will spend time with you! ?Thanks Tim - for everything!"

    by Ron & Sandy Pinzker

    Recently my wife Catherine and I purchased a home in the Bozeman area. Tim Hart and his team were our real estate representatives. Our family has been coming up to Montana for several years. We were looking for a home that would serve as a vacation home and also possibly as a permanent home for our family in the future. In the past we rented homes for our family vacations and I thought I was familiar with the area. This all changed when I met Tim Hart. Tim’s knowledge of the area and ability to communicate were both very impressive. Tim has the ability to get to the heart of the matter quickly. Tim was always willing to be candid. He was always willing to examine the pros and cons of each home we were interested in. Because we live out of state, it was important for us to be able to closely communicate and receive documents via email and text. Before I could ask, Tim created an internet “Google Drive” account. This allowed Tim, Catherine and I to quickly examine documents and photographs. This is exactly what I was intending to do. Throughout the entire process, it seemed Tim was always one step ahead. He is also one of those people who is intensely organized. He never missed even the smallest detail of the transaction. We saw several homes. There were offers and counter offers. Also as is common in real estate purchases, there were contingencies based on financing and inspections. Tim and his team were on top of every detail. Tim, Tracy and Lori are the part of the team I dealt with. They are all professional problem solvers. They are professionals you can count on. I never had to wait for a call, text or email to be returned. Tim doesn’t want there to be any surprises. When there was a potential issue Tim didn’t minimize it. He always acted with the highest level of integrity and treated us with the highest level of respect. To that end, Tim was always very upfront about potential problems if any. Our transaction went very well. When there were questions from either side, Tim was always available to assist. Tim’s incredible team, his knowledge of the area, his professional attitude and attention to detail were the driving forces behind our positive experience. I highly recommend Tim Hart Real Estate Solutions. ?

    by Stewart

    As a family moving to the Bozeman area from out of state we knew we needed an especially attentive and patient real estate agent. Tim Hart was all that and more. Tim was referred to us by our daughter who lives in the area and had worked with him previously. We met with Tim initially by phone. He listened attentively and kept in close touch but never pressured us. The steady stream of home listings he provided gave us a good sense of what was available and for how much. Our first in person meeting with Tim went very smoothly. His relaxed yet organized approach was very reassuring. With his help we narrowed our search to 4 homes and set a date to look at them. Tim was able to fill us in on the nuances of each home and area. In most cases he anticipated our questions and even called our attention to some issues we hadn't considered. We weren't under any pressure to buy but found a house both of us loved immediately. Tim created a video walkthrough for us to help with our decision. Over the next couple of days we pondered the situation followed by a phone meeting with Tim. He provided great strategic advice on making a successful offer. After returning home we spotted another home that had just hit the market that also had many of the features we were seeking. On short notice Tim did a live video walkthrough of the new listing including the exterior and surrounding neighborhood. With that reassurance we were ready to make an offer on our original favorite. We couldn't be happier with our choice or his assistance. Once the offer was accepted Tim really went to work for us. He organized the inspection, referred us to a local bank and connected us with local contractors to line up some pre-move-in improvements. He even checked on some work that was mandated by the inspection. It is hard to imagine a long distance transaction going any smoother. With his assistance the closing went off without a hitch and our modifications are nearing completion. Tim was just a pleasure to work with. He very quickly put us at ease and it was like working with an old friend even though we had only just met in person. He provided great strategic advice that really paid off for us. It is one thing to be friendly, easy going and relaxed but quite another to do all that while also being highly efficient, professional and punctual. Tim was all that for us. If we ever have another real estate transaction in the Bozeman area we would work with Tim again without question."

    by Irwin and Heidi
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