Tim Ford

Tim Ford is a Realtor® with Bozeman Brokers Real Estate in Bozeman Montana. He can be contacted at 406-209-1214.

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The Best Time To List A Home

Tim Ford

As I write this, we’re having an unseasonably warm fall & early winter. Hopefully, by the time this goes to print, it will be looking a little bit more like winter. Beyond being the time of year many locals are prepping for ski season, this…

The High End Real Estate Market

Tim Ford

By now, most people have heard that the Real Estate market in Bozeman has increased dramatically since the start of the pandemic, both in activity levels and pricing. What has also been interesting is the increases in the higher price ranges. The…

Fall To-Do List

Tim Ford

Fall is in the air. There is a certain crispness to it as one can feel the seasons slowly changing. Parents are excited to have kids back in school, hunters are anticipating a successful season, and skiers are readying for winter. Around the house…

Belgrade Real Estate Market Report

Tim Ford

Generally, this column focuses on Bozeman’s real estate market. However, Belgrade is a large part of the Gallatin Valley and the homes there play a massive rule in providing housing for our greater community. This month, we’ll take a look…

Bozeman Real Estate Market Report August 2021

Tim Ford

We’re more than halfway through 2021. It’s been a busy year in Bozeman with businesses back open, tourism up, and life easing back towards normal. As we sit past the halfway mark, it’s time to look back and compare the first half of…

Bozeman Real Estate Market Report July 2021

Tim Ford

By now, most people in the Gallatin Valley have heard that the real estate market is really hot. Many have heard about the multiple offers and the cash buyers coming from out of state. Just how many cash buyers are there in our market? Looking at…

How Accurate is the Zillow Zestimate?

Tim Ford

For the past few years, I’ve been analyzing the accuracy of the Zillow Zestimate in the Bozeman market. If you haven’t heard of Zillow, it’s one of the many websites that utilizes an MLS feed with homes for sale. It also offers a…

Bozeman Condo & Townhouse Sales

Tim Ford

It’s spring in Bozeman, that time of year where the weather changes every 5 minutes. The heat is usually on in the truck on the way to work and the air conditioning is often on for the drive home. The real estate market is also continuing to…

Earth Day at Your House

Tim Ford

Since April is the month of Earth Day, it’s also a great time of year to start planning some home improvement projects for the spring and summer. What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by trying to make your home more energy efficient? Not…

Looking to Buy? Get Pre-Qualified

Tim Ford

Buying a home in Bozeman is tough right now. The multiple offers and bidding wars have gotten crazy. Depending on the price range someone is looking in, there can be more than a dozen offers on one home. The most I’ve heard of is 29 offers…

Year End Market Report 2020

Tim Ford

Wow! What a year it’s been. A pandemic, an election, and a real estate frenzy in the Gallatin Valley. When the pandemic first hit, a lot of people, myself included, wondered if it would negatively affect the real estate market. In fact, the…

New Year, New Goals

Tim Ford

Happy New Year! We all know that 2020 was a crazy year in so many ways. As we move into the New Year, this is a great time to reflect on wins and losses and make a plan to have a great 2021. Many people make resolutions this time of year, and what…

Residential Sales North of $1 Million

Tim Ford

When the Covid-19 pandemic first took its grip on our world and on Bozeman, a lot of people wondered what effect it would have on the real estate market. Many predicted that we would see a significant downturn. However, as the numbers now show, the…

The Multiple Counter Offers

Tim Ford

Last month, I wrote about how buyers can try to be competitive in multiple offer scenarios. As we continue to see new listings generating multiple offers, we’re also seeing an increase in the use of the multiple counter offer form. This form or…

Competing Against Multiple Offers

Tim Ford

As Bozeman’s Real Estate market continues its strength moving into fall, we’re seeing more and more multiple offer situations. If there’s only one house but 10 buyers, 9 aren’t going to get the house. Many buyers focus solely…

Belgrade Real Estate Market Report

Tim Ford

While this column generally focuses on Bozeman’s real estate market, the community of Belgrade is also an integral part of the Gallatin Valley. This month, we’ll look at how the Real Estate Market has fared there.From the first of the…

Bozeman Real Estate Market Report

Tim Ford

The first 6 months of 2020 are behind us, and what a crazy 6 months it has been. Sitting at the halfway point, I thought it appropriate to look back and see how the local real estate market has fared over these tumultuous months.  A shortage of…

Bozeman Real Estate Market Report

Tim Ford

The Coronavirus slowed the Bozeman housing market down for a few weeks, but it has come roaring back. The market is extremely busy again, and we’re back to seeing many properties receiving multiple offers. In these situations, buyers who…

How Accurate is the Zillow Zestimate?

Tim Ford

For the past few years, I’ve been analyzing the accuracy of the Zillow Zestimate in the Bozeman market. If you haven’t heard of Zillow, it’s one of the many websites that utilize an MLS feed with homes for sale. It also offers a…