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BILLY CRITTENDEN, Broker/Owner,ABR,CRS,CNE,CNHS,GRI,RCC,SFR,SRS,SRES (Missoula Valley Properties, LLC) Real Estate Broker/Owner



location_on Missoula, MT — Missoula Valley Properties, LLC

I am the broker and owner of Missoula Valley Properties, LLC.   I have been helping people buy and sell real estate here in Missoula and the surrounding areas for over 15 years. Whether you are a first time home buyer or an experienced investor I will be with you every step of the way making sure your home buying or selling experience is as rewarding and seamless as possible. When you work with me you will not have to sift through a myriad of secretaries or assistants, you will deal directly and personally with me at all times. Your satisfaction is too important to me to leave in someone else’s hands.                                                                                                                            

My commitment to customer satisfaction and education in the field of real estate reflect my dedication to my craft and ability to help you make the most of your next home purchase or sale.




 Below is a short bio.


My family and I moved to Missoula, Montana in 2002 from Nashville, Tennessee. I was licensed in 2002 and acquired my real estate brokers license in 2007 and started my own company, "Missoula Valley Properties" in 2009.

Before moving to Missoula I lived in Nashville, Tn. where I spent over 20 years in the country music industry as a performer/singer/songwriter. I sang with country music artists such as Tanya Tucker, Brenda Lee, and Loretta Lynn. I wrote the # 1 single,  "Love a Little Stronger" for the country music recording group "Diamond Rio" which was also the title cut of the CD in 1994 after  which I obtained my own record deal with Polydor records with the country music vocal group "Four Runner" which recorded and released the top 20 single "Cain's Blood" in 1995.    After almost twenty years in the country music business I decided that it was time for a change.

So fast forward to the present. I now live in Missoula, Mt. where my wonderful wife Pam (aka, Sunny Russ, also a singer songwriter) is originally from, we have two beautiful children and we are committed  to making a difference in the world and to our faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. I am a blessed man and wouldn't change a thing about my life. My goal in life was never to be "rich or famous", it was to make a living doing what I loved to do and to make a difference in people's lives (and at the time I thought music was a good way to do that).

I now take that same attitude to the real estate industry where I can also help make a difference in people's lives. Few things give me more satisfaction than helping people acquire their first home or their dream home and if I am given the opportunity I would be privileged to help make a difference in your life as well.

My goal is to honor God the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ and create rewarding, life long relationships in my personal life and profession.


It is my goal to be as informed and equipped as possible when representing my clients in both buying and selling. I am dedicated to training and education in the real estate field.

I have earned the following designations and certifications;

ABR® (Accredited Buyers Representative)

CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)

CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert)

CREN (Certified Real Estate Negotiator)

CNHS (Certified New Home Specialist)

GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute)

RCC (Residential Construction Certified)

SRS (Seller Representative Specialist)

SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist)

SFR (Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource)


Below are testimonials from actual clients I have had the pleasure of working with in the past. I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to have served them and look forward to doing so again in the future.
Cooper B., Missoula, MT
Billy was amazing. Personal and professional, he made the process as easy as could be. Only showed us homes that met our criteria and budget, and we were always able to get ahold of him for any questions we had and was always looking out for our best interests. Once we decided on a home he would update us through the process and kept us in the loop. I have recommended him to my friends and I know they will get the same amazing treatment as we did. We would highly recommend Billy
Brian R., Missoula, MT.
My wife and myself were moving to Arizona and we had a high end home in Grant Creek. We needed a knowledgeable realtor that we felt could get us a fair price. Billy with his extensive knowledge of the market and the real estate principals were just what we needed. He went above and beyond to meet our needs and concerns. I would highly recommend Billy for any transaction in real estate.
Mark J., Missoula, Mt.
Billy helped us immensely when we needed to move quickly on the sale of my parents’ house after my father passed suddenly and we needed to place my mother in a nursing home. His appraisal of the house and market comparisons were professionally done and helped us move forward with confidence in the sale. Thank you Billy!
Joe H., Missoula, MT
Billy has helped me with my last two homes. I would use Billy again in a heartbeat. I had no doubt he had my family's best interest at heart. Billy took the time to get to know us and what we our goals were for selling one home and buying another. His knowledge of the Missoula area was not only invaluable to deciding where to look but also what to pay.
Rod F., Anaconda MT
From a person who lived in one place for almost 50 years, and have now moves 3 times in the past 10 years, I can confidently say that having the services of Billy Crittenden to shepherd me through the transactions has been a God send. Billy handled the sale of 2 homes and the purchase of 2. Locations included Missoula proper, the Bitter Root Valley, and finally our present home in the Anaconda area. I can say with total confidence that Billy knows the markets, understands the process and has always had our best interest at heart, whether representing us as a buyer or seller. Either of those transactions will present challenges and stress, but Billy's expertise and attention to detail gave us the assurance that decisions we made were the right thing for us to do. The sale or purchase of a home will always have hiccups if not roadblocks...I wouldn't even attempt the process without knowing that Billy Crittenden was by my side helping me through the system. We can't thank him enough for his professionalism and friendship!
Debbie Bickerton
I was moving back to Missoula after being gone for 5 years. I knew I wanted to get a home by my mom in Pleasant View. I wasn't expecting to need a home for another 4 months, but wanted to start looking. Although it was early, Billy was still very willing to help. I started asking about various properties, but Billy said everything I was looking at was still showing in the general Missoula Property searches, but were actually already pending sales. He directed me to his website in which I could input the features I wanted and it would show me properties that were still available and also e-mail me whenever a new one was put on the MLS. Again, I was looking early, but Billy was more than willing to go out with my mom and look at properties that I thought I might like by the pictures on the internet. After two weeks I was getting a little worried, but he just kept saying we would find something. He even said if nothing came up in the next couple weeks he would put flyers on the doors in the neighborhood I want to see if there was someone that might want to sell. It was a Friday night, I pulled up my e-mails about 9:00 and saw there was one from Billy's automated system. It had been listed that day. It was absolutely perfect! Three blocks from my mom, one more bedroom than I said I wanted, and half bath more than I wanted. He graciously took a phone call from my mom late at night to arrange looking at the home the next morning. After looking at the home he and my mom both agreed it was perfect for me. He worked with me long distance over the phone, e-mailing stuff back and forth to get an offer in that afternoon. I was competing against another offer. I wanted to be aggressive, but Billy reigned me in saying I didn't want to offer too much because a Seller was never going to say I gave too much. Billy's advice was spot on, I got the house at the price Billy suggested. If you want someone who is great at finding properties, very good at knowing what a seller wants and ending up being your friend, then you want Billy.
A. Pearce, Missoula, MT
I recently bought my first home for my family. Without Billy's guidance the process would have been over whelming! He was extremely organized and prepared us well for every step. He helped us to know what to expect at every turn. His years of experience and knowledge of the market helped us to find the home that fit our family the best. He is genuine and truly cares that you find the home that fits you best. He went the extra mile and made multiple phone calls on our behalf, do to my odd work hours that prevented me from doing it my self, to help us secure the home we currently live in. We are blessed and so thankful for Billy and all of the hard work he did for us!
Matt Muir, Missoula, Mt.
Buying a home can be one of the most stressful events in anyone’s life, and moving is no exception. Having been through this struggle several times, I wanted the best in the business. While shopping for a realtor; one name continued to come to the fore front-- Billy Crittenden. His attention to detail and genuine care for his clients set him apart from the beginning. He kept both my wife and I well informed throughout the process. And his relaxed professional nature made even difficult negotiations seem to pass without note. His knowledge of the market and local trends provided a competitive platform for purchasing our home while still providing a fair balance to the sellers. We love our dream home and don't ever plan leaving but should we ever decide to sell, Billy will be the first person I will contact. Thanks Billy for all the great work!
Caleb Burk, Missoula, Mt.
Mr. Crittenden has proven to be an excellent real estate agent and extremely helpful to my wife and I on our search for a new house. He has taken pain staking effort to watch the market for any new listings and to do the necessary research to find out what may or may not be a good buy for us. He has proven to be very relatable, caring, and trust worthy. I would recommend him highly to anyone who my be considering him as their agent!
Stu & Helen Almekinder
It was my extreme pleasure to have worked with Billy Crittenden from Missoula Valley Properties in purchasing my log cabin in Lincoln Montana. Billy was very professional and went beyond expectations in making sure I saw everything that was available on the market that I was looking for. When I found the log cabin I wanted, Billy made certain the purchase went smoothly and I was treated fairly. The closing went without a hitch, and my wife and I are very happy with our new home. Billy and I spent many hours and many miles driving searching for a log cabin. He was so pleasant and patient with me I would recommend him to anyone. His honor and his integrity is beyond reproach, and he is a real credit and asset to his profession. Stu and Helen Almekinder
Mike O., Missoula, Mt.
When I was considering selling my house, I asked a long-time friend of our family if he could recommend a Realtor. "Billy Crittenden", he said, without hesitation, "because he knows his stuff and really cares about his clients." He also said Billy would keep me thoroughly informed, and let me know what to expect - both positives and negatives - about the sale. At our first meeting, Billy talked a little about his background and business philosophy, then asked about the house and my thoughts on the sale. I found I was comfortable talking with him, and felt he was exactly the person I needed for this sale. As the sale process continued I found that my friend's recommendation was right on: (1) Billy came up with a price range he thought was appropriate for the property, and the sale price was just a couple thousand dollars below the high end. (2) He phoned me at times, to see how I felt about the sales process, or to get me to consider options, or to remind me about the positives, or just to see if I wanted to talk. (3) When we got each offer, he came by to explain all the implications of accepting, rejecting, or making a counter-offer. I really felt I was active in the sale and making informed decisions. (4) He encouraged me to consider how I would handle contingencies such as an offer that was only a little below my desired price. (5) When hard decisions came, he would explain all the options, and the positives and negatives of choosing each one. It was clear to me that he wanted me to make informed decisions, but didn't want to steer me in a particular direction. I know from personal experience that my friend was right: Billy knows his stuff, cares about his clients, keeps them thoroughly informed, presents both sides of the outcome of any decisions they have to make, has good suggestions about how to handle the waiting process, and truly fits the role of "friendly helper". So again, Billy, thank you for all you did to make this sale a pleasant process - including the reminder "We're almost there" when I started stressing over deadlines, and the confidence-builder "You'll make it", both of which turned out to be true. Now I stand with my friend, ready to recommend you without reservation.
Philip & Gina Christerson
Billy Crittenden is a wonderful friend and an incredibly knowledgeable realtor. We’re so grateful that we had him to help us through the purchase of our first home. Billy was always willing to show us properties, gave us his truthful opinion of the places we saw and walked us through the whole complicated process with virtually no stress. His calm demeanor and endless patience are only a couple of his virtues and his experience in the field was invaluable. I would highly recommend Billy to anyone looking to purchase a home in the Missoula area! You can trust that Billy will back you up and help get you over any bumps in the road. When you hire Billy Crittenden, you’ve got the right guy in your corner!
John T., Missoula, Mt.
Billy was amazing with helping us buy our first home. I would recommend him to anyone searching. In fact we have already. He gave us so much information ahead of time and saved us a lot of money doing so. His work never stressed me out and was very confident in having him as our realtor. I can't thank him enough for such a wonderful job he has done. We love our new house!! Thank you Billy!
Ryan L., Missoula, Mt.
When we decided that we needed to move into a larger home to accommodate our growing family we contacted Billy. He listened to what we wanted and then set about finding great homes for us to look at. He was very patient, encouraging and never pushy. He gave us great information on the buying process and answered all of our many questions! I would recommend Billy to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.
Frank O., Spokane, Wa.
Billy is a great agent! He is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He truly cares about finding you the right home. We felt very comfortable with Billy and really appreciated his honest, straight forward approach. I would recommend Billy to anyone!
Rod F., Missoula, Mt.
I was fortunate enough to select Billy Crittenden as my agent to sell my home, which sold in April, 2011. This sale went through at a time that was not considered optimum for the seller, but Billy's professionalsm and knowledge of the market enabled me to complete a very satisfactory sale of my house. The good fortune of having Billy as my agent continued as I immediately began the search for a new home. Billy's patience and knowledge again shined as I came to the realization that buying a home is much more than making the purchase. What I didn't know at the moment was....that I 'didn't know what I really wanted'!!!! Billy was diligent AND PATIENT working with me, showing me homes and helping me narrow the field so that I became sure of what I wanted, and then we waited and watched for the right property to appear. The patience paid off, and prepared me for the rodeo ride to finalize the deal... As the banks and various agencies worked at their speed through the process, the home went from a sale by the owner to a short sale, and then a bank foreclosure. Without Billy's attention and hardwork, I doubt I would have ended up with what I decided was precisely the home I wanted. He steadied my nerves and then fought through the nightmare of regulation/paperwork/and occasional incompetence of the bureaucracy. The end result was no heart attack on my part!!! and the purchase of my great new home. Not a house...a home!!!! I can't imagine buying, or selling a house without the help of a GOOD qualified agent. In fact...I can't imagine going through the process without one qualified agent....that would be Billy C.!!!!! Thanks Billy!!!!
Terry K., Surprise, AZ.
He was extremly helpful. I would think of no other Realtor to use in the area. He picked me up at hotel in Missoula and drove me to property I was interested in looking at. He then drove me around the entire town and showed me some othere areas that I might consider. When I decided to put an offer in on the property he recommended a property inspector who was excellent. When the inspection came back negative he did NOT try and disuade me from backing out of the contract. He has remained available since that time and answered any questions I have about the area. Could not think of a better realtor to work with.
Justin M., Missoula, Mt.
We had an excellent experience with Billy. He helped us buy our first home recently, and we ran into a lot of obstacles. After searching the Internet and looking at over 50 houses Billy found us exactly what we were looking! I highly recommend working with Billy.
Luke F., Missoula, Mt.
Billy was an amazing agent, especially since we were first-time homebuyers. He really listened to our wants and needs (which were somewhat challenging and specific) and found the right places to look at that met our price range. He checked listings daily, and shared them with us. He got us in to look at the house we ended up buying immediately after listing and helped us to navigate the process of putting in a buy/sell the next day. He was with us every step of the way, showing us dozens of houses and helping us to find just the right property. He even recommended a wonderful home inspector, and a great title company. Billy was extremely knowledgeable, reliable, and on top of his game, which can make or break a deal in real estate. He was honest, trustworthy, and had high standards and ethics. We would definitely use him again! You would be lucky to find another agent that will give you the personalized assistance that Billy provides.
Brad T., Missoula, Mt.
We heartily recommend Billy Crittenden to you as a caring and personal realtor. We had a great experience having Billy sell our home for us in May of 2010. We got a good price, but more importantly, we knew we were in good hands because of Billy's knowledge, experience and integrity!
Bart B., Missoula, Mt.
My wife and I couldn't of had a better first time home buying experience. Billy's knowledge and professionalism was spot on and went out of his way to really make us feel comfortable about every possible detail of our shopping and purchasing experience. Billy was always willing to go "the extra mile" for us and in doing so, created a lifelong customer! Thank you Billy.
Matt M., Missoula, Mt.
My experience with Billy was excellent. He worked hard to find my wife and I our first home that worked within our budget. I had no idea how much work went into buying a home and Billy walked us through every step. We have been in our home now almost 2 yrs and love it! I would highly recommend Billy Crittenden to anyone buying a home.
Paul Keller, Missoula, Mt.
I would recommend Billy to any one concerning real estate. He was always on top of things and ready to meet our personal needs and requests. I reached the point where I relied upon his opinion in order to help us not only sell our home but purchase a new one. I will always use Billy for any of my real estate needs for as long as I live in the Missoula area. Paul Keller
Jordan J., Missoula, Mt
Billy was very patient with us as we looked, helpful with his suggestions without being pushy, and he ended up leading us to a house we never would have found without him and we love it there!
Rod F., Missoula, Mt
Billy Crittenden has helped me on both sides of the home. Did an excellent job selling by home in a market that is not 'all' favorable to the seller. Made the process as painless as possible. He is currently representing me as a buyer, and hopefully the process is going as painless as possible for him....meaning, he has been extremely patient and helpful as I search for what I really want. I am discovering what I want as we go and his help and insight have been invaluable.

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