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Get to know Craig Siphers
Craig Siphers is a second generation real estate broker with over two decades of multi-state brokerage experience in buying and selling real estate. Craig's father began his career in the Bitterroot Valley in 1966.
Craig pursued his life long dream of becoming an oceanographer when he graduated from Duke University with a degree in geological oceanography with emphasis on geophysics. Craig then worked for Texaco as an exploration geophysicist in their New Orleans offshore division.
Craig returned to the Bitterroot to take over his family's insurance and financial services business. Craig eventually merged his business with a partner to form one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the Bitterroot with offices in Stevensville and Hamilton.
In addition to being the Vice President of the insurance agency, Craig also followed his father's footsteps by first joining Western Connection Real Estate and eventually forming Big Sky Land and Development. As the principal, Craig was responsible for design and marketing of new homes in one of Stevensville's finest neighborhoods.
Craig eventually became a partner in Properties West Real Estate, a firm established in 1974. Additionally, Craig also acted as a national sales manager for a national log home company for the better part of a decade marketing both milled and handcrafted log structures throughout the United States. (One of the homes Craig sold and helped design was the cover home of Architectural Digest in June of 2007).
Craig brings a wealth of experience in real estate transactions and marketing to benefit his clients. His strong negotiating experience has been utilized by both buyers and sellers to affect advantageous transactions not common among less experienced practitioners of real estate.
Craig's experience is broad based including business sales, commercial, residential and vacant land sales. Craig earned the Bronze Award from the National Sales and Marketing Council of the National Association of Home Builders in 1999, 2000 and 2001. Craig has been a long time member of the National Association of Realtors. He has worked for numerous individual clients and corporations in the valuation, purchase and marketing of property. He also has acted as a value commissioner in Eminent Domain/Condemnation actions as well as acting as an expert witness in real estate litigation.
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Craig's experience is very broad based. His strongest areas are working with buyers and sellers of multi-family facilities, large rural tracts, and new housing, particularly log construction.
Testimonials for Craig Siphers
Craig And Laura Have Gone Above And Beyond The Call Of Duty. They Even Helped scrape And Paint A Structure In Order For The deal To Go Through! Their Work Ethic Is Second To None And WE Definately Would Recommend Them To EVERYONE!
Craig and Laura were wonderful to work with. We were moving to Montana from out of state and only had a matter of days in which to choose and make an offer on a house. Craig and Laura gave up hours of time and were up until all hours of the night writing and rewriting offers. They were extremely knowledgeable about the area and the process. I shudder to think about trying to do this move without them. When we finally moved in to our new home and found some things that were not as the previous owners had led us to believe, Craig and Laura went to bat for us yet again to make it right. They had already been paid so they had nothing to gain from this but their own integrity and sense of responsibility. I do not hesitate in the least to recommend them to anyone and everyone.
We very much enjoyed working with Craig and Laura in our pursuit and purchase of the perfect Montana home for our family. They were very professional and knowledgeable regarding the area and market and went above and beyond to educate us to ensure we found a home that worked for us. A truly excellent buying experience working with Craig and Laura, who we now call neighbors and friends.
Daniel and Sheryl Pond09/29/2015
Craig contacted us quickly when we first requested information about properties for sale in Corvallis and Hamilton. Craig was always prompt and helpful with all our questions. He took the time to show us the properties we asked about. He followed through once we decided to make a purchase, he walked us through the process, promptly answered our questions, and helped drive the process to complete our purchase.
Charlie and Beth Bruner08/09/2015
I'm so glad we worked with Craig and Laura to buy our home. They are so knowledgeable and hard-working. When we were looking at houses, Craig was honest and gave good advice; when we found the one we wanted, he urged us to make an offer right away. Within hours, our offer was submitted, and thank goodness he advised us - someone else made an offer just hours after we did! All throughout escrow, Laura was so communicative, organized and on-the-ball. She checked in regularly, touched base with our lender, and pretty much orchestrated the whole deal. If we had a question, she responded promptly and really knew her stuff. We couldn't be happier with the home we found - and we are so grateful to them for helping us through the process of buying our first home.
Excellent! Helped us decide between building a New home and Purchasing A Pre existing home. Very thorough and made sure I had all the info we needed and then some. Highly recommend for those looking in the bitterroot valley.
I had an excellent experience with working with Craig Siphers. He was quick in responding to my questions and concerns and kept me up to date on the proceedings of the house sale. He was honest and extremely helpful. I sold a home with an ex and at times the process was extremely stressful. Craig remained professional at all times and never took sides. I am very appreciative of all his hard work to make the sell go as smoothly as it possibly could. I talked to Laura briefly and she was extremely helpful as well and returned my phone call promptly. Kudos to both!
This third generation broker is a well-known proven entity, and the reason my fiancee and I were able to find our dream house at a dream price. Craig was informative, taking into account we were first time homebuyers. He was meticulous, helping us narrow down exactly what we were looking for in a home. And he was tenacious, getting us our house on our first offer! We were more than impressed with his level of service and will continue to recommend him highly.
Craig is not only very knowledgeable and experienced in all areas of Real Estate, whether for commercial or residential, Craig is also very resourceful when employing negotiation techniques, coming up with innovative solutions to challenging stand stills so that all parties can find a satisfactory agreement in the end. I was also thankful for and impressed by his very creative, prolific advertising campaigns. He spares no expense to make sure his listed properties get plenty of exposure both through local media as well as internet.