Client Success Stories
We give Hart Real Estate Solutions our highest recommendation. Everyone at Hart is friendly, responsive and concerned for your best interests. Tim understands market trends and has a great eye for properties that might fit the client. Lori handled the details of our deal with precision and persistence, and has a gift for drafting terms. Her knowledge of new construction was especially beneficial to us as first-time buyers of a new home. Tim and Lori are generous with their time and made us feel welcome to the Bozeman community.
From the moment we met Denise Carr we were very impressed by her professionalism and attention to detail. There was no doubt she was concerned for our best interests. She is a very nice, honest hardworking agent that was with us all the way up to signing paperwork. We highly recommend Denise!
Hart Real Estate Solutions is wonderful! We put our Bozeman house on the market in the summer of 2018. Lori regularly provided us with current data to help us better understand the Bozeman real estate market, consulted with us closely on how to renovate and price the house, and then marketed the house extensively and kept us informed regarding viewer reactions. She and the entire HartRES crew were friendly, respectful, and responsive. And we sold the house more quickly than we had anticipated! I highly recommend them, we had an all-around very positive experience!
This was our second time working with Tim and Lori Hart and I would definitely recommend them to anyone! Lori helped us list our house, get it under contract with a full price – cash offer, AND closed in less than 4 weeks! She made the process very simple and stress free on our end. We were very pleased with Hart Realty
As out-of-state buyers with very specific search criteria, we felt confident in Hart Real Estate to find the perfect property for our needs. Our agent was very diligent through the process, friendly, warm, and professional. It was a great first experience as we begin our new Montana adventure.
From the first moment that we contacted Hart Real Estate we were impressed. Lori took the time to hand deliver the information packet to our home outside of Belgrade, this is service not often seen anymore. The packet very professionally laid out the services the agency provides and the explanation of commissions was something we had not seen as clearly laid out at the very beginning. During our initial meeting with Lori, her direction on deciding on a price for our home, suggestions for getting the property ready to show, and recommendations for when to post the listing, made that part of the process far less stressful than we have experienced in the past when selling previous homes. Throughout the selling process Kalene kept us informed of showings that were scheduled and Lori gave us feedback from potential buyers after they had toured our home. Once we had an offer and were under contract, Kalene and Lori kept us updated at each step along the way. Even when things didn’t go exactly as planned with the sale, Lori was able to keep us calm and reassured us that the sale would happen! Even though we had to move out of state before the sale finalized, we were still kept updated often and the house sale was able to close just as if we were still in Gallatin County. We are very happy with the guidance and support we received during the entire process and would recommend the Hart Real Estate Team to anyone looking for ethical, knowledgeable professionals to handle their real estate transactions.
First time home buyers who needed a lot of help. We had started off our search with an agent who basically only unlocked the doors of houses we had found ourselves, and after two and a half months we had gotten nowhere. It was immediately apparent how different Denise was from our previous agent. She was much more knowledgeable, recommending an inspection of the house while we viewed it, looking at the heights of windows and how cracks in the concrete might effect the foundation. Denise is many times more personable, and is a sweetheart! We drove with her in her car between viewings and talked about everything we liked, didn’t like. She had told us everything she noticed which constituted hugely important things that we never would have realized. We ended up with the perfect house, from her suggestion, because she got to know us so well and understood what we wanted better than we did. Denise goes above and beyond in every way and if you are lucky enough to have her as an agent, you will end up with the best possible outcome for one of the biggest decisions you will make. 10/10 personality, 10/10 work ethic, 10/10 knowledge and experience. Denise is amazing.
I highly recommend Hart Realty, and in particular Denise Carr, to anyone that is planning to buy or sell real estate. A business fiduciary is one, who acts in the best interests of another, and that is how I would describe Denise and Hart Realty. My best interests were being served and protected. I was particularly impressed with how thoroughly I was guided through each step of the process, and in particular the walk through with the inspector during the inspection of the property prior to purchase. Denise and Hart Realty executed due diligence to make sure my best interests were being served.
My husband and I recently purchased a home in Bozeman and working with Tim was a pleasure from beginning to end. Throughout the entire process, he was kind, courteous, up-front, and immensely helpful. The Bozeman housing market can be a challenging one to navigate, but Tim was always attentive to our wants and needs and never led us towards anything that wasn’t within our interests or budget. I would definitely recommend Tim and Hart Real Estate Solutions to anyone looking to buy a home in the area!
I have purchased several homes over the years and I can say without question the Hart team is the most professional and efficient I have ever worked with. As is common with buyers, the original “list” of things we wanted changed once we started looking at homes. Denise took one night to adjust and match what we really wanted vs what we first thought. Within two days we had found the perfect home for our family. Denise was great to work with throughout and Kalene made sure we were informed all during the process. I highly recommend Denise and the entire Hart team. – Jim S.
The whole process from beginning to end was a joy! Denise went above and beyond what any other realtor that my husband and I have ever worked with in the past has done. She pays close attention to detail and truly listens to what her customer is dreaming of in a home. Denise is more than our real estate agent, she has become a great friend. I’ve called her to handle some details with our home that I couldn’t be there to attend to and she went out of her way to help us out. Thank you to Hart Real Estate Solutions and especially Denise for making the process of finding our dream Montana Home a reality. – Angela S.
Lori was excellent from start to finish. She communicated thoroughly and promptly with all pertinent information. Besides being very personable and well appointed, she followed up on every showing and answered all questions. She was honest and straightforward even when the news was not what we wanted to hear. She listened well and did as we requested on points that were important to us. The Hart team sold our house in 3 months in a changing market despite some house issues, and we were able to move according to schedule. I highly recommend Lori and the rest of the gang and would use them again in a minute. She was the best Realtor I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with!
I found Hart Real Estate Solutions by chance but not by accident, as I would soon learn! Late in 2017, I was facing the end of my twenty year marriage and selling the home we had owned since our children were little. I originally thought I would be working with Hart to sell my home and then look for a new home for my children and I. The Hart Team was very helpful and supportive as I navigated those scary and uncertain waters. Because there were many factors at play, we couldn’t go through Hart to sell our home which meant there was about 10 months between my first contact with the Hart Team and when I was finally in a position to purchase my next home. During that time Denise reached out to me often enough to encourage me and let me know that she was there when I was ready but not so often that I felt pressured. During that time, we exchanged many texts, emails, and had many phone conversations. I knew from our first phone conversation that Denise was a genuine person and that she would be much more than an agent to me. I was not disappointed! I can’t even tell you how much her support and encouragement meant to me as I walked through the worst time in my life. She explained each step to me and made sure I had all the facts to make a decision. She guided me to other professionals that I needed in that journey (my lender and the home inspector to name a few!). I’m sure that she worked many hours behind the scenes to research properties for my family. When I told Denise what I was looking for and what my price point was, I thought it was impossible. I’m so happy to say that on September 28th, I closed on the perfect home for our family as we start over in this new chapter of life. Denise made this happen! She showed me as many properties as I wanted to see and was honest about the pros and cons of each one. Denise, and the Hart Team, are truly about finding the best match for their clients. People are more important to them than the paycheck and it shows in how they treat the people who come to them. I am lucky and blessed to have worked with her and to count her among my friends. We bonded over life, kids, dogs and also did some business together. I got way more than I imagined when I met Denise!
This is our fourth real estate transaction with the Hart Team. Our first purchase with them was several years ago when we bought a condo for our daughter to use during college. After she graduated, we listed it with the Hart team. We saved a lot of money in rent, plus got a good return on our investment. The third was an investment property that has proven to be an excellent property. And the last listing was when we sold our primary home. All went flawlessly, and the last one sold before we even had a chance to list it!
It didn’t matter if the transaction was small or large, the professional service we received was, and is, always stellar.
The entire Hart Team always makes you feel like you are an important client. There are a lot of choices in Bozeman, but we wouldn’t consider listing with anyone else.
I moved to Bozeman from Bend, Oregon a few months ago. I’d been hoping to make the move years ago! About five years ago I was perusing the Hart website and called Tim to establish a contact. He was really helpful and professional. We had a great rapport, and over the years he made the effort to send a line or call to see what my status was. Communication, respect and relationship is so important! When it finally came time to actually make the move, I found a wonderful house. Tim and his entire team made the purchase process pretty much effortless, and I couldn’t be happier in my new home.
I enthusiastically recommend Tim Hart and Hart Real Estate Solutions. Buying a house from out of town presented several challenges. Tim professionally, promptly, and energetically assisted my home buying process at every step. When identifying candidate homes, Tim caught several I had missed, including a wonderful new listing that I would go on to buy. Then, while out of town, Tim was highly involved in the house inspection and resulting negotiations. Tim went above and beyond, many times, to navigate this transaction to such a positive outcome. His insights and persistence saved me time, money, and a lot of worry. The staff at Hart Real Estate is also fantastic to work with. I was always clearly informed about what to expect at all steps of the process, and my questions were promptly answered. I have already happily recommended Hart Real Estate to several people and am thrilled to continue to do so.
Denise Carr at Hart Real Estate Solutions is more than a realtor. She helped my delicate situation with thoughtful compassion. I was looking for a home after making the decision to re-locate after losing my husband to cancer a few years back. This was a very scary time for me as a widow and newly single mother. Denise was able to guide me through this process with her wealth of knowledge and wonderful connections to the community. We were able to find the perfect place to begin anew in this beautiful area. Everyone at Hart Real Estate Solutions was excellent to work with and made everything run smoothly. They really do find solutions to their clients needs.
I had a 3-5 year plan. I would continue to save for a few more years and then start searching for a home to buy when I was ready. Ready or not, I found myself thrust into buying a home, completely confused and overwhelmed. My parents recommended Tim Hart, as he had recently worked with them to find their current home. Everyone at Hart Real Estate Solutions was warm and welcoming, striving to make this process as smooth as possible. Tim was great at navigating the market, understanding my needs/wants, and providing an honest opinion when needed. I appreciated his availability, communication, and guidance through this very unfamiliar process. I truly believe everyone at Hart Real Estate Solutions wants what’s best for their clients and seek to bless the people they serve. I feel incredibly blessed and can’t wait to use this home to bless others.
Hart Real Estate Solutions did an excellent job of helping us sell our rental condo property in Bozeman. Our interaction with the Hart team was very positive from the first conversation with Tim Hart and then throughout the entire process. Tim and Lori Hart from the heart of an outstanding team of professionals and administrative staff who provided competent and timely support for all our real estate needs. In addition to the Hart team, we found their database of contractors very helpful in preparing our condo to be put on the market as well as responding to the buyers’ home inspection findings. We worked closely with Lori through the entire process, from preparing our condo for listing through closing. Lori skillfully guided us through the many decisions we faced in selling our condo. She made recommendations on what improvements would be cost effective in preparing our condo to be listed; the details of the listing document; responding to offers; and deciding how to resolve home inspection issues. It was a pleasure to work with Lori in what can often be a very stressful process. By the end we had developed a deep trust in Lori’s professional judgement and integrity, as well as a feeling that she was genuinely interested in getting the best result for our sale. In summary, we strongly recommend the Hart team for anyone selling real estate in Bozeman.
Tim really lives out his heart for helping people find their future home, and I’m sure as he leads his office, his wife and the rest of those who work at Hart Real Estate Solutions show the same empathy and effort he displays. As I said, we started talking a year before buying, not because it took that long to find something, but because after initially talking to Tim, we found that we weren’t quite ready for that financial step. We informed Tim, and he was perfectly ok with that, not pushing us or constantly contacting us to see if anything has changed. On occasion he would email, text, or rarely call just to see if there were any updates, but no more than maybe once every couple months. Things don’t change that fast in life, and Tim understood that. I say all this because Tim aims to build a relationship with his clients more than just get a sale and set you loose, which is huge. When time finally came, my wife and I were really looking around at houses, and eventually when things became more concrete financially, we sat down with Tim for official stuff. He had plenty of insight at the homes we looked at and made it easier for us to see the house through eyes that has more experience and with more understanding, because as I said before we built a relationship and Tim developed a pretty good understanding of what we like and won’t like. Tim is pretty good at figuring out likes and dislikes, his experience definitely shows in this regard. In our searching for homes, Tim did have a list of several in the area, where my wife and I were so much watching the market we saw several before Tim in his busy schedule. But the great thing in that, is Tim is super flexible to our interests and wasn’t pushing his agenda or anything, cause again he’s in it for us and us alone. We found a house!!! Tim gave some great recommendations, and we saw eye to eye because those recommendations weren’t astronomical, they made sense and were worth it. Our situation was in a state of possible change at the last minute and Hart Real Estate was flexible enough for us to not worry about it, because they are reliable to get their part done in a reasonable time. The process was super smooth. Even getting the house to close a few days sooner than originally agreed upon. They understood the importance of buying our first home and that it’s a huge deal for my wife and I, and so they went to bat for us in encouraging this to happen. This testimonial is lengthy because a short paragraph isn’t enough for any reviewer to truly tell the depth of quality, so we try to paint the best picture. One thing I can say is that working with Tim led me to think of him more as a friend that I could invite to a BBQ at our new home. His office helped us get here, and we are so appreciative of it. A great big thank you to everyone at Hart Real Estate Solutions.
What can I say…? We had very unique needs. Once Denise got an idea of what we were after she worked diligently to find something. Her searching exceeded my expectations when she would check in several times a week with options and showings, or just to say she was working on meeting our needs.
I thought that was amazing, but where I was absolutely over-the-top impressed was once we found a place that would work. From the moment we put in an offer we had the highest level of attention and care. From excellent lender options, to fantastic home inspectors. The most amazing thing however was once we got close to closing time and there were some items that needed correcting before the lender would sign off. Denise, her husband Don, and her father all came together to help us paint and make home repairs so the lender would sign off in time to close. I can not recommend a better agency than Hart Real Estate. I know that as well as we were treated, they were showing the same dedication to all of their other simultaneous clients.Thank you again to everyone at Hart Real Estate for everything everyone did to make our home purchase a fantastic experience!
Tim and Lori represented us as we purchased our first home then sold it five years later. From start to finish they embodied professionalism, talent, and most importantly service. They took the time to understand our needs and desires in a home, and made it their mission to do all they could to serve us as we made the biggest purchase and sale of our lives to date.
I was particularly impressed at the amount of background research they conducted in pricing our home. They had more than a “feel” for the market, they knew they market. While selling our home, we were living in another city. It felt as though we had a family member in Bozeman that we could rely on to sell our home.
The Hart’s are skilled agents that aim to serve during the sale or purchase of your home.
It was a pleasure working with Denise Carr. We were referred to Tim Hart by a colleague who purchased a second home where her college student would live and where their family would visit. We were looking to purchase a home with our soon-to-be college graduate. After Tim talked with us to find out our goals, he referred us to Denise. We worked exclusively long distance from the Seattle area until the very end. We communicated by phone and email, sending documents back and forth and looking at listings.
We flew out to Bozeman for a short weekend with a couple of properties in mind and then we found “the one” that was not even on our list. Denise made the deal happen! Knowing we would be leaving town in two days, she put the offer together at the end of the day and really got things moving. By the time we landed back at the airport in Seattle, Denise called and said our offer was accepted! I would highly recommend Denise for her diligence, and for truly caring about her clients.
Searching for an investment property, I wasn’t sure what to expect; however, in the past, I’ve had some not quite so nice dealings with Realtors. Denise proved to be the total opposite of that. Not only is Denise a professional who helps to ease any concerns you might have during the home buying process, she’s a great person who genuinely cares about helping you find the perfect property for your budget. She was always available to show me properties that she thought would best suit my needs and to answer all my questions along the way. Thank you Denise for making my experience easy and Stress-free and perfect for me. You were always willing to do what I needed done… thank you so much, Denise! I will definitely recommend and refer you to others!
Included in many testimonials for Hart Realty Solutions are these words:
“Knowledge, Patience, Professionalism, Dedication, Honesty, Integrity,
Advocates, Teachers, and Friends.”
During our experiences with Tim and Lori Hart and their entire staff have we have experienced all of these.
We have lived in the Belgrade-Bozeman area for a dozen years and our trust in the Harts and their co-workers has stood the test of time. During the past eight years, we have relied on their detailed and dedicated assistance to complete four real estate transactions. Our most recent sale and purchase have been completed in record time; but, without Tim and Lori’s vast knowledge and willingness to find solutions, last minute complications would have kept us from living in this condo that we love.
When you have found the best why settle for the rest . . .
I want to thank the Hart Real Estate Team for their professionalism, going the extra mile, and being there every step of the way. Looking for an investment property from out of state has many challenges from what to buy, where to buy, the market, financing, and most of all being trustworthy. From the first time I met the team in the office inquiring on what I was looking for to the zero’d in emails of new properties that fit the criteria we worked to find the ideal match. Buying something sight unseen takes a leap of faith and Lori was willing to go the extra mile by video, meeting my tenants, and going thru all the HOA facts and need to knows. From the time I was ready to do til the time to close was 3 weeks and I always felt like I was their only client and I always came first. I couldn’t be more pleased. I will be buying more with the Hart Real Estate team.
“This isn’t going to work.” This exact phrase came out of my mouth sitting in the living room with my husband. What we are looking to do is too complicated, too stressful and all of it needs to happen too soon.
We found out just a few days ago that we need to sell our house, sell my parents-in-laws house and buy a house large enough and yet cheap enough for our small budget! Living in Bozeman means:
Small Home=expensive; Medium Home=Only for the “rich”, Large Home=No Way!
As I sat crying on my couch with this looming mountain I had to conquer in front of me, I prayed for a miracle. I’m telling the truth when I say that right then I got a phone call from Hart Real Estate Solutions greeting me with the kind voice of Denise Carr on the line. She sounded like no other Real Estate lady, I.e. pushy and over-zealous. She simply treated me like a good friend as though I’ve known all my life!
Two days later Denise and Lori Hart at in my living room and mapped out a plan of action and made me feel like I just got a hug and was told “don’t worry about a thing, we’ll take on this burden and deal with the work and hassle everything.”
They quickly sold both my house and my parents-in-laws house and by their God-given talent and years of experience they found me a large, beautiful home of my dreams that perfectly fits 8 people and for a price I can really afford!
We move in two days and I thank God for the miracle that brought Hart Real Estate Solutions to my aid!
It was a distinct pleasure it was to work with Don and Denise. They are both patient, professional, and knowledgeable. We stumbled on to them purely by chance, but we’re so happy we did. Despite setbacks they were always optimistic that the perfect place for us was out there and we would find it! They worked very promptly and professionally with our mortgage lender too, which made the whole process work very smoothly! Thank you so very much!
Being a first-time home buyer, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Not only is Denise a professional who helps to ease any concerns you might have during the home buying process, she’s a great person who genuinely cares about helping you find the perfect home for your budget. She was always available to show me properties that she thought would best suit my needs and to answer all my questions along the way. Thanks Denise!
We first found Hart Real Estate Solutions from the Dave Ramsey ELP recommendation list, and we’re glad we did. Tim, Lori, and the whole staff were honest, professional, and timely throughout our property search. We appreciated Tim’s ability to listen to our needs and desires as buyers while also giving clear recommendations and guidance. Additionally, the Hart team was excellent at keeping a healthy balance between meeting personal preferences and making a wise market-value decision. Perhaps most telling is the way Tim reacted when our initial buy/sell fell through due to inspection concerns on a new construction project none of us could foresee. The patience and professionalism we experienced while working through a deal that fell through is a telling show of character, and in the end we benefited from this, closing on a property we liked even more. Throughout almost a year of working with the Hart team, we never once doubted Tim had our best interests first ahead of other motivations.
Lori Hart and her team were incredible throughout our out-of-town buying process. We emailed several real estate agents on a visit to Bozeman in hopes of learning more about the local market. Because we made it clear that we were very early in the process most agents didn’t bother to respond. Lori not only wrote a thoughtful response, she met us in person and answered our many questions.
Once we began our hunt in earnest Lori was able to quickly understand our needs and send us many relevant homes, including several not officially on the market. She even provided in-depth video tours so that we could get a good feel for a potential house despite being 10 hours away. In the end Lori suggested something we weren’t even considering – a custom build in a wonderful neighborhood. She introduced us to several builders and ultimately guided us through the process of building a house we love.
Our family officially moved to Bozeman in December and couldn’t be happier in our new home. Thanks Hart Real Estate!Chris & Julie M.
Tim and Lori Hart are way more than real estate agents. They are advocates and friends. They helped us purchase our first home in 2012. As we were outgrowing our first home (three daughters), we would ask them for advice on selling and purchasing a new home, and they repeatedly told us to stay in our home as long as possible to make our investment pay off. Their advice demonstrated to us that they were not just in it for the money, but they truly cared about us making wise financial decisions…and they were right.
This year, they helped us sell our home (within 1 week) and step into a new, unique opportunity that had never been done in Bozeman: a cooperative house. We had the vision of living life in community with some dear friends; and Tim and Lori gave us wise counsel, helped us navigate financial barriers, and even joined us as we had to apply for special permitting through the city. Now, we get to enjoy a beautiful home with our dear friends in a beautiful neighborhood all because Tim and Lori were our advocates. We wouldn’t have been able to get this home without them. Tim and Lori work very hard…and they care. Multiple times throughout this process Tim and Lori would pray for us, encourage us, and send us messages asking how we were doing through the process.
We thank God for them, and highly recommend them! Because of their help to us over these years, we recommended them to our friends who they also helped purchase their first homes. They also helped our parents get into their ideal home in Three Forks as our parents moved closer to the grandkids. We could not recommend them high enough! They will be your biggest advocates and you will truly feel cared for in the entire home-buying process by them.Matt & MeeHee K.
When we decided to buy a home in Montana, we first needed to select a realtor that would help us realize our dreams long-distance. After a couple of conversations with other realtors, we selected Tim Hart based on testimonials that we read online. We had several long distance conversations with Tim regarding the type of property we wanted to look at. We sent Tim a list of 12 homes that we selected based on the information that we found online. Tim provided input regarding the houses and the area that each was located in.
We flew out to Bozeman from Connecticut and arrived on a Thursday afternoon at 1:00 – by 5:00 that day, we fell in love with a house that we wanted to buy. When it came time to make an offer, Tim looked at market comps and told us that the house we wanted was overpriced and that we should make a lower offer – what realtor does that – he basically sacrificed commission for us – that alone, should convince everyone to use the services of Hart Real Estate. Tim’s honesty and integrity is far above any realtor that I have ever dealt with. When I was stressed about the purchase in the middle of the night and needed to see the house one more time, Tim went out of his way to get us back in. He has patience and understanding with home buyers. Tim’s administrator, Melissa, walked us through the process of buying a home, arranging inspections, etc. and made sure we did not miss any critical steps while closing on a house long distance. Tim has given us many leads on services that we will need once we move to Bozeman.
Post sale, upon realizing the refrigerator in the house did not work, Tim arranged to have it repaired while we are still living in CT. Tim and his wife Lori are honest, likable people who make you feel comfortable and at ease when purchasing a home. We highly recommend Hart Real Estate to anyone who is looking for a realtor in Bozeman. We hope to continue our relationship with both Tim and Lori once we have moved to Montana.Linda & Bob M.
The team at Hart Real Estate Solutions did a wonderful job assisting us in selling our house. From the moment we met Lori in our home we felt she was a genuine, honest woman of integrity and would treat the sale of our home as she would her own.
She went to the trouble to invest in a professional stager to come through our home and give us specific suggestions on what would help our home sell the best. She very thoughtfully considered what price to sell our home at with much research to back it up and explained it all to us. We trusted her suggestion and went with it and within 3 days of listing we had already shown the house 3 times and had 3 full price offers. Then she went through the process of helping us figure out what to do with all those offers and how to handle that all the way through closing.
There is so much more they did for us I can’t even cover it all but the team was stellar and I would suggest them to anyone!Keri & Dave V.
I found Tim and his team online, after reading all of his reviews. He certainly lived up to his reputation! I was interested in buying an investment property in Montana. Tim listened to my goals and guided me, while not influencing my opinions with his own. In addition to being knowledgeable about the local areas, Tim added value to the process by being a real estate investor himself. When I was in town to look at properties, Tim devoted his full attention, paid attention to details that I missed, contemplated ideas with me and was a true partner during the process. Tim was always professional (but also fun to be around!), and would never put his own interests ahead of mine – he looked at everything from my perspective, and only thought about what would serve me and help me achieve my goals.
I also appreciated his team’s use of technology and checklists – he saved all relevant documents and pictures on Google, and provided checklists for me to keep track of things. I thought purchasing a property on the other side of the country would be difficult, but Tim made it a breeze and distance was not at all an issue. I look forward to working with Tim and his team again in the near future.Bonnie L.
By far working with Tim Hart and his team was the best home buying experience I have ever had. There were some challenges along the way with the tough buyer market here in Bozeman and it took some time but Tim and his crew worked hard and never gave up on me. He was very keen on picking up on my hesitations and knew exactly what I was looking for. Definitely an agent who works on behalf of his clients. He treated me like family and made sure I was looked after from the beginning to the end of the process.
Tim was extremely knowledgeable in this crazy market and gave me advice on how to make sure I was able to get the home I had hoped for. With the many clients Tim has, he always made time to answer my calls or hear my concerns. I have bought and sold 4 homes in my life and I can honestly say Tim and his team gave me the most ease of any agent I have ever worked with. I would highly recommend Tim and his entire team. You need someone like him in this crazy market of Southwest Montana!!Eric M.
Tim is kind, professional and really understood my real estate goals and personal situation. He helped me, as a novice home buyer, navigate through the real estate pitfalls in the Bozeman area.
One instance is Tim made me aware of certain characteristics of places that seemed desirable, but were not optimal for my circumstance. He went above and beyond to gather detail to make my purchase the best purchase possible. With his experience and knowledge, he even helped me avoid an unforeseen expensive repair right before signing.
I still keep in touch with Tim, and he continues to help me with questions.
We contacted Hart Real Estate literally the day we were in town after deciding last minute to look at possibly buying when we had planned to only look at rentals with the 2 days we had in town.
Even with zero notice and less than 48 hours to work with, they went above and beyond and helped us find what we hope will be our forever home. We feel that way more and more each day we now live there. They helped us find the place that was just right for us and our family even with a time crunch.
They are knowledgeable, professional, and meet your needs first. Would highly recommend them for buying or selling!
Chris & Staci T.
Recently my husband and I sold a lot in Bozeman. Lori Hart was our agent and as ALWAYS provided the most thorough and comprehensive representation possible.
Although the transaction proceeded smoothly, real estate purchases and sales are typically a somewhat stressful pursuit. However, Lori provides her clientele with a personable approach. Tim and Lori genuinely care about the people they represent!
In the past I have dealt with a myriad of realtors. Hands down, Tim and Lori Hart are absolutely the best to handle any and all real estate transaction. They are friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced. They understand local markets and educate their clients to allow for the best possible decision-making.
If asked, there is no other firm I would recommend to represent my real estate needs in the Gallatin Valley.
Ed & Jaime S.
Tim Hart is an excellent realtor. He has high integrity, is honest, hardworking, and very personable. We had a complex home buying situation and Tim went above and beyond to help us navigate through it all. The name says it all; they truly did help us find a real estate solution for our complex real estate needs!
Jesse & Megan R.
A big thank you to Tim and Lori for helping us find our home. Our home search lasted the better part of a year, all the while facing a fast-paced and ever-changing market scene. Lori was extremely helpful in finding a home that met our specific desires and price range. She truly listened and tried to understand what we were looking for in a home. She was always available to meet us for showings, at off hours or on short notice, or to serve as a valuable resource in our attempts to clarify our desires.
Because of the ever-increasing home prices, my husband and I were very concerned about getting a good value in our home long term. Lori helped us navigate the fine line between offering enough to be able to be competitive, yet feel we got a good value, providing comps to increase our confidence in our purchase throughout the closing process.
Now that we been living in our home for a week now, we like it more than ever and are so thankful for the role the Harts played in helping us find our home.
Jona & Aimee V.
Lori was amazing. Dan and I are first time buyers and she navigated us through this process while making sure we fully understood everything we were going through. She connected us with all the best resources, including banks, land surveyors, etc.We would highly recommend the Hart team for all of your real estate needs. We felt that through the whole process Lori was not just our real estate agent, she was our friend. We are extremely thankful to now be owners of 12 acres in the beautiful state of Montana and are so excited to build our dream home. Thank you Hart Real Estate Solutions!Dan B. & Mary W.
We met with an amazing part of the team, Don Carr. He took a great deal of time showing new homes and established homes for sale. He understood that we were in the research phase and more than happy to educate us on many aspects of home ownership in the Bozeman area. He also facilitated the recovery of my husband’s cell phone that he lost while looking around. I highly recommend Don when looking for your home.Julie
Best representation out there!
We’ve dreamed of owning a home in Bozeman for a number of years, specifically in the high demand/low supply downtown area. Living out of state, the Bozeman market had it’s own unique learning curve, and the competition for finding a home downtown felt impossible. A friend of ours met Tim and Lori Hart at an open house they were hosting. Based on their first impression, they suggested we reach out to them to help us. Working with the Hart team was an extraordinary experience. The information flow was beyond excellent. Tim Hart, Lori Hart, and associate Don Carr were all extremely down to earth, good people.
If you’re looking for extremely professional, honest, ethical, low ego, organized, HARD WORKING representation, do yourself a favor, and meet this team before choosing someone to represent you. We feel very blessed to have had them in our corner. I’ve been in real estate for almost two decades in another state, and can say they are a top 1% team, and do things how they are meant to be done.Ross J.
Hart Real Estate Solutions provided exceptional service and was professional every step of the way–from looking for, to offering on, to closing up a home. Tim met with us early in the process to discuss our finances and goals; and he generously worked around our complicated schedules (as one of us is a night-shift employee) to accommodate house visits. We also appreciated his willingness to explain all the legal real-estate terminology that we didn’t understand; Tim possesses a true heart of a teacher. We would recommend Hart Real Estate Solutions to anyone who’d like thorough and compassionate help in finding a home.Will & Carly W.
The Hart Team and Lori in particular have the utmost integrity in all that they do. The care about the quality and excellence of their work and not in the quantity of the product they produce.
The personal attention that was given to us by Lori directly was HUGE. We weren’t handed over to an assistant. We are always able to reach her with questions. She literally held our hands through every step of this process. The other piece that was impressive and ultimately sealed the deal for us when we were interviewing agents was the market research and analysis she did to get comps for our home that ultimately determined the listing price. We met with her early in the afternoon and by the time we were headed to bed, we had comps in our in-box. I know that she can’t always provide in that timeframe, but it was so incredibly helpful. It gave us the assurance that she cared and more importantly that she wanted to sell our home and believed it was worth her time and investment. Other agents we have met or worked with in the past never gave us the same amount of attention. We would be given the agents “personal” number and from there, it was the assistant we ended up working with long term. I felt like we mattered as were our concerns.
Post sale, we have been touring some homes with Lori while we decide if we should build or buy. It has been great to process those decisions with her. She has been fantastic in the questions she has asked of us to get to the bottom of what we are truly wanting to do and ultimately what would be best for our family’s needs. She is incredibly patient and has brought to us many ideas and suggestions that have be incredibly helpful. Thank you, thank you, thank you Lori and the Hart Real Estate Team!Eva & Daniel W.
We were looking to purchase a second residence in Bozeman, Montana.
The only problem was, or so I thought, is that we live in Southern California. Our only option was to look at properties online and make as few flights as possible. I really wasn’t sure how this was going to go. Not long after a few realtor calls, one person got my attention, Don Carr of Hart Real Estate Solutions. Talking on the phone for a short time gave me a feeling of confidence in him. I can tell you that our experience working with Hart Realtor could not have been any better!
Don was patient and professional and he knew the area well. He loved living in the area and wanted to share that with us. We even went on a hike so we could experience the full beauty of the area. How’s that for going above and beyond! Don was more concerned that we were happy and making the right decision prior to placing an offer than just making a quick sale.
We flew out twice to look at properties and placed an offer on the second visit. Don ran searches that listed our criteria which we received on a daily basis. All properties were very close to what we were looking for so little time was wasted. One month of searching and we placed an offer which was accepted. So now the closing phase begins. Our account was handled by Tracy Dardis and let me tell you that it ran smoother than a Swiss watch. Tracy gave us a checklist before we flew home with a packet and a timeline on all items that needed to be completed. Things fell into place on a daily basis and we felt confident the whole way through. She let us know of things in advance so we were always prepared.
Special thanks to the owners Tim and Lori Hart for putting together such an experienced, caring team and treating us like family. I would highly recommend Hart Real Estate Solutions to anyone looking to purchase a home, property or condo in the Bozeman area!Susan & Robb H.
Tim and Lori gave us good advice throughout the process, from the initial property evaluation through helping to find other professionals throughout the selling process. When issues were encountered Lori and Tim stepped above and beyond by recommending and engaging contractors to identify and correct the problems; this was especially appreciated as we were no longer in Bozeman. We really appreciated their professional attitude through the entire process and their expertise. Lori and Tim’s services were worth every penny.Greg & Amy O.
We had been looking for our dream property in Montana for a couple of years, without any luck. We were beginning to get very frustrated with the whole process. Then, we met the team at Hart Real Estate Solutions, and our experience changed instantly. We set up a meeting with Tim initially, then we spent some time with Lori, and eventually Traci at their office in Bozeman. We felt comfortable from beginning through the whole process. They sat down with us and asked us questions; they wanted to know what our dream home was like in every way. After telling them what we were hoping to find, they went to work. The next day we looked at a house that was a contender, and by the next day were standing in front of the home that we had been searching for.
This was our first house in the mountains and we had tons of questions. Hart Real Estate Solutions had the answers and more. They gave us answers to questions we never thought of. They guided us through the whole process and made it an enjoyable journey. While we were back in San Diego, they never stopped working. The Hart team went above and beyond what we could have ever asked for. They were there for every inspection, every phone call and every request we had. We could have never done the long distance purchase with out them.
We are ever thankful to the Hart Real Estate Solutions team and if our dream ever changes or grows, they will be our first call.Melissa & Scott M.
We were making a cross-country move on a tight budget in the insane Bozeman housing market. We began our search with a different agency, but after waiting sometimes weeks (!) to hear back from the agent we took a friend’s recommendation and contacted Tim Hart.
Tim was prompt in relaying information and answering questions, knowledgeable on the affordable housing options in Bozeman, honest about the obstacles we might face in our search, and a strong advocate when we confronted those obstacles. We are first-time home buyers and felt like we were wading into waters entirely unfamiliar, Tim expertly navigated us without making us feel silly for our naive questions or trying to push us beyond the budget we had to work with. We were house-searching from Texas, sight-unseen, and Tim provided both phone calls and videos as he walked through the three homes we looked at. He even braved a very moldy, very smelly crawl space to warn us against a house that at first appearances seemed to have everything going for it. Tim called us about the house we now own within an hour of it going on the market, he made looking into the house a top priority, and expertly navigated getting us into the exact house of our needs and budget.
I could not recommend Tim highly enough. If you want a realtor you know will be in your corner, give it to you straight, and be readily available to find you the right home, you will find that realtor in Tim.Rachel & Lance T.
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.Irwin & Heidi B.
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 SolutionsStewart & Catherine L.
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!Ron & Sandy
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!
We simply cannot recommend Tim and Lori highly enough. As first time home buyers, we could have easily gotten overwhelmed with the busy Bozeman market. Tim and Lori walked us through each step. They took the time to answer our questions and address our concerns with respect and genuine care for us as people. We never felt rushed, pushed, or belittled, even though we bought a relatively inexpensive home and knew nothing about the process when we started.
They were on top of things the whole way. We knew the home we were interested in would sell quickly and they were able to show it to us within a few hours of our call. They also worked over the holiday weekend with little notice to get our offer in. When our inspection revealed a significant repair that needed to happen, they made sure to keep things moving along and to keep us updated. Every time we interacted with them and their staff, we noticed how knowledgeable they are and how gracious they are in sharing their knowledge.
In short, they are competent and caring. They provided the information we needed to make the best decision possible. We would absolutely recommend them to anyone.
Beth & Steve S.
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 Real Estate 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 Real Estate 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!
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.Jon & Molly E.
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!Jean
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.
Jack & Liz
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 acreage, 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 Real Estate, 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!
Kirk & Ramona K.
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.Danielle & Harlan V.
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 was 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 was welcoming and friendly. Never felt as if I was being rushed. After signing the final papers, I had to call Tim/staff with numerous questions, who 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.
My wife and I bought our first home through Hart Real Estate Solutions. I had recently graduated and we needed to get off campus. We lost out on a few homes that were “okay” but when our home came on the market, Tim moved quickly but calmly. We were able to get in the house, look around, make an offer and get that offer accepted in less than one day. He met with us several times throughout the process. Tim explained the process thoroughly enough for us, first time buyers, not to be surprised if something came up. I would and have already highly recommend the Hart team for anyone looking for a place to call home.York Family
I am impressed with Tim, Lori, and Tracy at Hart Real Estate. We went through the buying process in Bozeman from out of state Tim and team went out of their way to provide video and Skype tours, meet with inspectors, deal with contractors, and provide opinions and insights on the home and neighborhood that are hard to get a feel for without being there in person. I felt the negotiation phase was skillfully handled as well. Thank you for a great experience!Todd
As a first time home buyer Tim and his team helped me immensely with a process that I was somewhat unfamiliar with. Any time I had a question regarding the property they had an answer. If they didn’t Tim or Tracy would contact the builder and have an answer in less than an hour. The first night I met Tim he showed me 5 homes until 10pm and I was under contract on the home I wanted by 2pm the next day. Hart Real Estate’s promptness and genuine care for my home buying process made my life very easy and I would recommend them to anybody in the Bozeman area looking for a home.Colter
My husband and I were looking to buy a house that our daughter could live in while attending college at Montana State University. I contacted Lori Hart at Hart Real Estate Solutions to assist us with the search. That same day, I received a number of listing from her and started looking at properties immediately. After looking at a number of homes, Lori suggested that she contact a few builders to see if they had anything in the works that was not yet listed. Within a few days, we met with a builder who allowed us to pick a floor-plan and customize it to fit our needs. Throughout the building process, Lori and her team stayed in constant contact with myself and the builder to ensure that everything was going according to plan. We have bought and sold a number of properties in the past and I can honestly say that our experience with Lori Hart and the entire Hart Real Estate Solutions team was by far the best. I will definitely use them in the future for all of my real estate needs.Donalee K.
Working overseas, I needed a trustworthy team that would work hard on my behalf to help me find the right property. I tried multiple real estate websites before focusing on Hart Real Estate Solution’s site for its ease of use and convenient features. After meeting with Tim and the team once, they worked tirelessly to find me the right home in the right neighborhood. Hart Real Estate truly had my best interest and needs in mind. This was evident by the honest professional service everyone at Hart Real Estate provided to me. Buying a home sight unseen is something I thought I’d never do but Tim and his team gave me honest assessments and furnished the information I needed to make the right decision. Tim went above and beyond to make videos of homes I was interested in. Tim also provided interactive walk throughs via Skype so I could get immediate feedback to questions as I was seeing the properties. From start to finish everyone at Hart Real Estate Solutions made my home buying experience enjoyable and smooth. I can’t express how pleased I am with Hart Real Estate Solutions. If you have real estate needs in the Bozeman area call Tim Hart, you will not be disappointed.Mark A.
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.Paul L.
From the beginning, Tim and Lori Hart and Tracy Dardis of Hart Real Estate Solutions made it clear, by their actions, that they were going to help me find the home my wife and I were seeking. I gave them a list of about 15 homes I was interested in based on preliminary research of a number of websites, which was my best option since I did not live in Montana when searching for a home to buy. It was clearly a buyer’s market so properties were going fast. Many of the properties I suggested had already sold. But tapping into their excellent knowledge of the market and the real estate business, they found a new home that hadn’t even been officially listed. They called me with the details which exceeded what I was hoping for and I had them lock it in right away. Throughout the entire process, I grew very impressed with their competence, integrity and personal warmth. I truly feel like I’ve expanded my family and would highly recommend them to anyone!Jeff R.
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!!!!!!!Jen B.
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.Michael & Marciela R.
Hart Real Estate Solutions did an excellent job in preparing, advertising and selling our Montana property. They adapted their schedule to accommodate mine (I live in Seattle) and promptly answered every question, even the odd hour ones. When my RE partner and best friend passed away in Montana, they worked with his widow to make sure that she understood the sales/closing process. I am hearing impaired but Team Hart dealt with that issue, professionally and effectively.
My Thanks!Terry C.
It was obvious that the team at Hart Real Estate Solutions genuinely cared that we found the right house for our family. We never felt rushed or pressured into buying a house, despite looking at many different properties. Tim always took the time to explain all the aspects of the transaction. And when the previous owners left the house in less-than-ideal condition at close, Tim offered to take care of the issue at his expense. Thanks Tim and team! We appreciate all your help and love our new home.Andrew Y.
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!Andy & Mary H.
We have had several real estate transactions over the last several years and have been occasionally disappointed in the past, one could say I have high expectations. When we made the decision to work with Hart Real Estate Solutions, we were looking for someone to really listen to our needs and goals and put us first, as well as someone who was knowledgeable and skilled and would work hard for us. We have enjoyed working with Tim, Lori and Sean throughout this whole process and feel that they did just that. We have never been so informed on every step of the process and appreciate the thoroughness, professionalism and respect we were treated with. This team is truly amazing and has not disappointed us, we are very pleased and grateful that we chose to work with Hart this time around.
Taylor & Michael W.
It was great working with Tim and I would recommend him to anyone searching for a home in the Bozeman area. Tim is very internet savvy and when you are an out-of-market buyer like we were, the internet is a key initial component for doing a house search. Tim would email us listings on a weekly basis so we developed a feel for the Bozeman market prior to our arrival. Once we arrived in Bozeman, Tim had a strong sense for what we were looking for and found us a home that we closed on in two days. He was very point-of-impact which is great.Mark K.
Tim did an outstanding job selling our house! As first time home sellers, we didn’t know how the process of selling a house would go. We were so pleased that he took the time to answer all of our questions. We never felt in the dark or left alone through the whole process. Tim made time for us and took this single house sale very seriously.
Tim has also surrounded himself with a wonderful team. From the initial house pictures through closing, everything was done very well.McKenzie Family
We were so thrilled with the service, concern, and expertise that Tim Hart showed us as our Realtor. The process of finding our first home was an involved and often emotional one for us, and Tim really went beyond the call of duty in walking us through every step of the process. Throughout our dealings Tim was always easily available and involved with our decision process. We always felt like Tim was always in our corner and truly wanted to find the best home for us; we could always ask as many questions as we wanted and were never pressured into anything we didn’t want. Tim has a wonderful wealth of knowledge not only about the neighborhoods and construction companies of the area, but about the entire process of home buying. Tim was also understanding of our fluctuating schedules and always did his best to accommodate us. At one point we had to put our home search on hold for a month and Tim was perfectly understanding; he kept in touch with us but never pressured us or made us feel that we were wasting his time. Furthermore, our two-year-old son was often with us when we were looking at homes, and Tim was as genuinely kind and attentive to him as he was to us. We always felt like we were valued as individuals and as a family, not just as a means to a bottom line.
We would absolutely recommend Tim Hart to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. He is a kind, thoughtful, thorough, and knowledgeable professional and his integrity and personal attention made this process really memorable and painless for us!Aspen H. & Nick B.
As a young couple buying our first home, we had no idea what to expect in the house hunting and purchasing process. We are confident that Divine guidance brought us to Tim, for without his help in every detail, we would not have found the perfect house for us as quickly and smoothly as we did! He is extremely familiar with the Gallatin Valley, as he was able to identify the best areas to fit our needs after asking just a few simple questions. He never pressured us into buying or looking at something we were not open to, but when we did seek his advice, it was consistently informative and helpful. He was always one step ahead of us, ensuring every detail was being taken care of, from the bank and title company, to previous owners and houses not yet on the market, etc. He stayed in constant communication with everyone involved, whether through text, email, or a phone call, and worked after business hours to accommodate our schedule. Our relationship with Tim began professionally and grew personally. I can confidently say he made our closing date more special than any other realtor could have done. The process of finding a home is one of the most important journeys you will take, and we would not recommend taking this journey without Tim at your side.Landon & Chelsea B.
As a Financial Advisor I have many opportunities to help clients with just about all aspects of their financial well being. That means needing to secure the services of attorneys, accountants and even real estate agents such as Tim. Because my clients rely on me to make sure that the people we use are truly professionals and good at what they do I personally hold them to some pretty lofty standards. I have found that Tim solidly meets those standards. I have seen Tim go way beyond the call of duty in his help and service to not only me but more importantly my clients. I have full confidence in Tim and I believe any one that uses him to either buy or sell a home would come to the same conclusion once they got to know him not only as an agent but as an individual.Jim
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! Thanks again!Diane
Tim Hart was invaluable in helping us find the right home when we moved to Bozeman. He worked hard to understand our needs, listened to our concerns and provided valuable information on neighborhoods and builders. His attention to detail and broad network of relationships helped to secure a timely inspection and ensure a smooth closing. Tim’s professionalism during the buying process convinced us to engage him to interview and recommend a selling agent for our home in another state, saving us a great deal of time and stress. I would highly recommend Tim as an excellent agent who always puts his clients’ needs first.Scott M.
Tim Hart from Hart Real Estate Solutions has been the best realtor we could hope for. He used all of his offices resources to find us a house that perfectly matched our wants, needs and financial requirements. Tim insured our success by making our search HIS search. His attention to detail insured our purchase was at the best price and all needed purchase steps were completed stress free. We came from another state so Tim gave us specific info/contacts about utilities, insurance and needed businesses, in the area, insuring our smooth transition. THANK YOU Tim for fulfilling our dream!!Mike & Debbie M.
We have used Tim Hart for several of our real estate transactions in the past few years and would commend him for his integrity, availability and knowledge of his field. When we had questions, he was eager and willing to answer those questions without hesitation. We felt that he was going to do the best deal for us and never felt pressured in any of our decisions, yet felt that he was someone who had enough experience that we were confident in the suggestions he gave to us.Dave & Jennie L.
Thank you, Hart! You guys were so responsive to us, it was a real surprise! We have never had this type of real estate experience with other realtors, ever. Though none of the others were ‘bad’, you were definitely in a higher class. We especially appreciated your looking out for us on every detail, making the buy-sell process easy, suggesting top-notch third parties, and guiding us through to the end of the process.Ken & Fe P.
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.Tyson W. & Amanda S.
We were looking to purchase a lot to build a home on in Bozeman, MT while living in Minnesota. Tim was extremely helpful, both during the initial search process and then through the follow up process, all the way to closing. I would definitely recommend Tim Hart as a realtor and will use him again when we have a need.Mark & Laurie W.
It was our recent privilege to have Tim Hart as our realtor. Bozeman is full of realtors, many of them who simply seem to be looking to hook you on the best, most expensive sale for the sake of their own commission. Tim is different. Tim is interested in you and your needs. Tim is friendly, personable and genuinely concerned about your home needs. Tim is reliable and returned texts and calls quickly. He truly helped you think through the purchase process and what you needed to effectively purchase a home for your family. Not just a house, but a home. Tim was responsive and lightning- fast when helping us to bid on homes in which were interested. He helped us to find the right home for us through a very thorough search utilizing the latest in real estate technology. Once we had a contract on our new home Tim helped us find the different problems and communicated with the builder for us to get them fixed. Tim is helpful, very friendly and a very thorough agent. He takes representing you very seriously and wants you to be happy with your purchase. IF we move again, Tim will be our first call!Jay & Melissa S.
My husband and I recently sold our house through Tim and Lori Hart. From start to finish, this couple was super to deal with. They were always quick to answer our questions, and very friendly in the process. Tim and Lori were very reliable in all their undertakings with us; they were where they said they would be and always on time. I was impressed with the fact that they went through all the paperwork in detail, making sure that we understood what was happening. Lori was quite something to observe as she went about photographing our house for the websites. No detail escaped her eagle eye. Both Lori and Tim have a firm grasp of the local real estate scene and used their knowledge to gain us a quick sale.
We felt like part of the Hart’s family as we went through this process. We were made to feel valuable and our comments and concerns were taken seriously and always responded to.If you want to buy or sell a home, I truly do recommend Lori and Tim Hart. You need an experience that is as low stress as possible, and they make that work.Gill & Duane E.
It was a pleasure working with Tim Hart and his staff at Hart Real Estate Solutions regarding the purchase of a home and acreage in Bozeman, Montana in the fall of 2015/spring of 2016. The purchase was complicated in that it was a short sale, took a long-time for two lenders to approve the price and terms, and had some non-everyday real estate documents. Tim’s many years of experience in all aspects of the real estate process was evident and proved invaluable leading to a successful purchase.
Some examples of superior services and solutions:
—Providing a time line and milestones early in the purchase; this helped understand process and provided an overview.
—Having integrity, local knowledge, and paying attention to detail were helpful.
—Having established ties with local companies facilitated property inspection and selection of a firm to handle the closing.
—Exhibiting a willingness to discuss anything related to the purchase including truthfully and reliably answering many questions.
—Responding honestly when he (or staff) did not know the answer, but always following-up.
—Advising when something was really not important so that time and attention could be given to important items.
Tim and his staff were extremely knowledgeable regarding the purpose and language of the many documents that had to be reviewed and signed; signing was accomplished electronically and saved a lot of time. There is one word to describe the service and experience … super.Steve S.
I’ve known Tim professionally for five years. Tim is a very knowledgeable RE Agent with high integrity. I specifically sought him out for my most recent purchase in the Big Sky area and he was a great asset in our negotiation and purchase process. He did everything and more that we could ask our agent to do and provided terrific insight along the way. I highly recommend working with Tim for your Bozeman, Big Sky and Moonlight Basin real estate needs.Jeff D.
Finding a house in Bozeman from Temple, TX, appeared complicated. My possibilities for being on the ground in Bozeman (with my wife) would be limited. I needed more than just help. I needed someone who would listen to my needs, be respectful of my budget, and who cared more about the best fit for us than the best deal for him. I needed someone I could trust, someone who was willing to do (more than) a little extra.
When I met Tim Hart I sensed that I had found my man, and my experience with him over the past year have proved him to be the best agent I could have possibly had. My first encounter with Tim was through his website, one of the most most user-friendly sites I had found in my frantic searching. The website led to phone conversations. I finally got to meet him personally and felt completely at peace with his style. He is extremely knowledgeable of the market in this area and knows each neighborhood’s distinct characteristics. After a couple of viewings he had an uncanny sense of what we were looking for. If we insisted on viewing a property that he was not optimistic about our satisfaction, his instincts proved true every time. And yet he was patient and NEVER pushy. He gave us the time we needed to make decisions that pleased us. We love our new place!
However, finding the house we wanted was only the beginning. Perhaps people relocating across town have a much simpler time of transition and need little extra assistance. We were 1500 miles away and totally handicapped when imagining how to put everything together. Tim made it happen. First, we had trouble with our mortgage broker. We had been approved through underwriting for a mortgage amount above what we were going to need. It seemed simple. But then the broker hit us with the news that they couldn’t finance the home because it was a part of a condominium complex that was only 63% complete. The home is actually part of a duplex in a neighborhood with a broad Home Owners Association that functions as a condo. The final project will be the addition of more quality homes like ours. It didn’t matter. We were stuck. Tim to the rescue! He got us in contact with a local bank’s mortgage broker and everything eventually came together. He also managed the local connections for inspector, appraiser, blind contractors, and cabinet contractor (we had requested additional cabinets as a condition of sale). He even introduced us to managers of a couple of furniture stores and gave us a tour of The Ridge Athletic Center! An issue I would have never thought of for the inspector was a Radon gas test. Tim insisted on it. Good thing! Our basement had levels above the recommended level and Tim had us include a Radon gas exhaust system as a condition of sale. Now we are safe as well.
Tim is a professional, but also a great human being. He cares about people and he works hard easing their load during the stressful times of transition. I have worked with good agents several times in Texas and Saskatchewan, but Tim Hart has been the one with whom I have felt the most comfortable. I feel like I am more than just a client. I not only have a new home in Bozeman, I have a new friend!Bill F.
As a first-time home-buyer and single woman, I entered into the process of selecting a dwelling with a lot of trepidation. Unsure of the wisdom of purchasing a home at this time in my life, the ins and outs of financing, and the actual specifications that were important to me, I was blessed to work with Tim Hart as my realtor. Tim not only walked me through dozens of homes, but he also walked me through the cumbersome process with a perpetual smile on his face, recommending mortgage financiers and inspectors, knocking on neighbors’ doors for insider information and calling the city to discuss zoning, wriggling through crawl spaces and testing fence stability. Tim not only took the time to know the places we were touring, but he took the time to know me, my family, and our needs and wants. However, most of all, Tim became our friend. He called to check on us when times became tough, prayed over the house with friends the day we closed, and followed-up numerous times in the months following our move. At the end of this process, not only did I end up with the perfect home for my family, at a fair and affordable price, but I gained a friend and brother-in-Christ; someone who still cares to ask how work’s going, whether I finished the book on my coffee table, and what runs we skied on Saturday.Jessica B.
Tim went above and beyond what we expected from our realtor. We live out of the Bozeman area and he was more than willing to accommodate us as best he could. He toured the home with our daughters and used FaceTime with us as he showed the house so we saw everything they did in “real time”. His experience dealing with offers and closing the deal were invaluable to us. His knowledge of the market and locations in Bozeman made us feel at ease with making this purchase. Tim never lost interest in the deal and walked us through the final walk through and the closing. We could not have been happier with his professionalism and attention to detail.Dave & Barb T.
Our Jackson Creek home purchase had several unique moving parts requiring a great deal of extra work for the realtor. Tim and his crew in our absence represented our best interest with contractors, surveyors and the bank. We feel Hart Real Estate Solutions went beyond expectation and beyond the call of duty to provide our family excellent service.Alan & JoAnn K.
I recently called on Tim to sell my home in Bozeman. Working with Tim was a pleasure. He is diligent, knowledgeable, friendly, and honest. Tim made sure the entire process went seamlessly from beginning to end. I would highly recommend Tim to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Bozeman.Tanya C.
Let me just say that Tim Hart changed our lives 3 years ago in May. After not having a home for over 5 years, Tim came in to our lives and helped us buy the home of our dreams out here in River Rock. He represented my husband and I AND the seller..was extremely professional and fair to the BOTH of us. At a time when I thought it couldn’t happen in our lives, Tim made EVERY effort to help us.
He was very prompt in returning phone calls, in dealings with Wells Fargo, and also in contacting the sellers in a very timely fashion. Tim Hart was the bomb for Becky and Rodney Copenhaver. I will forever be thankful for this man, his kindness and compassion for us at a very difficult time in our lives. Oh, and not to mention. We looked at our house the very end of April and we closed May 31. I have never had a purchase of a home happen so fast. Thank you Tim Hart! You rock!Becky & Rodney C.
We have purchased both a home and a condo from Tim Hart. He is without a doubt one of the most conscientious, trustworthy people we have ever had the privilege to work with. When my aunt from California was interested in purchasing property in Bozeman, I didn’t hesitate to put her in touch with Tim. Once again, we were met with well-beyond the usual representation. He has shown us numerous properties numerous times. My aunt feared he must be getting impatient, but that never happened. I truly believe Tim cares about his clients, and is only interested in finding them the right property at the right price; and he didn’t stop until he found it. A mixture of integrity and professionalism that is hard to find these days.Kelly S. & Bill P.
As a first time homebuyer I had a lot of questions. Tim was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. He never once pushed the idea that I should hire him. Tim took the time to answer all my questions and walk me through the whole process about buying a home. If Tim was willing to work that hard without me even hiring just imagine what he was capable of doing when I did.
I was not disappointed. He sent me updates on houses in my price range almost daily. That’s where I found my house. Answered my questions promptly, carefully read and explained all the paperwork. He provided competent people for the house inspection and even sent me a checklist of things to do to finish the sale. All of this plus a very nice, enthusiastic and thoughtful attitude.
For a first time buyer or even an experienced buyer I strongly recommend Tim.Marty G.
I recommend Tim highly. We found him online. He listened to what we wanted. He spent hours taking us to various homes within our price range during times which were convenient to us. He was always available including evenings and weekends. We looked at well over 20 homes. He answered all questions promptly and responded to requests within a reasonable time. It is a very hot market in Bozeman and he supplied us with new listings as they came up and sent us information on the properties so that we could quickly determine if they were of interest to us. I would use him again and recommend him without reservation.Barbara J.
I have thirty years of investing in commercial and residential property. Throughout this period I have encountered most personality types, the full array of sales pitches and differing professional styles.
I can say that I have been thoroughly impressed with the service Tim has offered over the twelve months. Tim’s attributes are reflected in his professional approach, this coupled with sound market knowledge of the broader Bozeman area delivers an outstanding experience.
Tim was willing to facilitate my unique requests as a foreign buyer into the US property market. On my initial visit to Bozeman Tim dedicated long hours and many miles in familiarizing me to the local market. Tim offered sound advice, with a high level of integrity and honesty to the point that I was able to purchase a property ‘site-unseen’. My purchase was supported through Tim’s network professional service providers.
My purchase was not without challenges, but I have to acknowledge Tim’s tenacity and focus on achieving results. If can sum this up, when you engage Tim Hart, you synergize as a team to successfully pursue a goal.Jordi D.
Tim helped my wife and I buy our first home. He was extremely patient with us as we explored a vast number of homes, and when we finally decided to build our own, he was very adept at drawing u p contracts to make sure it was done right and on deadline. His knowledge, expertise, integrity, and patience were incredible. We can’t thank him enough, and since he and his family were such a pleasure to be around, our transaction turned into a friendship. Any time we hear folks mention buying a home, we love getting to tell them about Tim Hart.Alex T.
We found the help received by Tim to surpass our greatest expectations in a market so badly bruised by conditions beyond our control. He went to the mat for us and never stopped making us feel like we were his number one clients though I knew he was very busy with several more prestigious accounts. All I can say is that there is no one better to have on your team and, seriously…may his kind increase!Mike B.
Realtor. That title has a connotation, in your mind, right now. You’re thinking of someone you know or once knew. You’re thinking of an experience you had in real estate where you had to work with a Realtor. These days almost everyone knows a Realtor or has a friend/sibling/relative that does this. It’s easy to ask on Facebook “Anyone know a good realtor in this town?” and get a few responses. Everyone will recommend a realtor they know. But is that really what you want?
A realtor is someone that takes you through the process of making a very large and complicated purchase. They are there to help you make a tough decision, with their wisdom and expertise, and to provide counsel. They guide you through the journey of buying something that you intend to call home for a long time.
Why would you pick one based on a recommendation of a friend that’s never even been their client?
Tim Hart is a realtor. Tim Hart is the realtor you should use. Not because I went to high school with him, or because we’re old buddies, or because I get a finders fee for referrals… but because Tim Hart is an excellent realtor.
When you’re going into a home buying purchase, it doesn’t matter if he’s a friend of a friend that has a nice smile. You want someone with integrity, patience, and reliability. Integrity is an obvious word when describing someone providing service, but what do we mean by it when looking for a realtor? It’s such a hard quality to read until you’ve been with the realtor for some time. Tim didn’t pressure us into buying anything. When we finally found something, he allowed us to make an informed decision, without any pressure – just logical thoughts and opinions.
We looked at several homes, and even considered holding off our search until more homes came on the market. Tim gave us no grief over the idea of waiting for the home we want. He was very patient, and even showed us the same house a few times so we could really think about the decision. We never felt like we were inconveniencing him. Some realtors make you work around their schedule. Tim graciously worked with ours.
Reliability. That’s a term we all can understand, unless you drive a Saab. Tim was the Honda Civic of realtors. Always there when we needed him and often available early morning or late evening.
In our previous home purchase, in a different state, we had a realtor that was ‘seasoned’ and nearing retirement. There are tradeoffs when you factor age into a realtor. A younger realtor may not have the patience in looking at every home that’s for sale in the area, but they may be more aggressive in negotiating. An older realtor may take things slower, but they’ll have more patience in working with you. Tim is a perfect mix of experience and gusto. We thoroughly enjoyed his input and guidance when looking at the various neighborhoods, and when it came time to negotiate, Tim was spot on. He even suggested a few things we didn’t think we’d get as part of the repair addendum. The relationships he has with existing brokers in the area is also a huge plus.
Ultimately, you have to make the decision of which realtor matches your needs. Tim may not be the recommendation from your Aunt, or long lost friend from high school… but he’s my recommendation.Ben Y.