WHEN TALENTED PROFESSIONALS TALK, WE LISTEN.
People are what drive real estate transactions. WHJ profiles a team whose experience, knowledge, and communication will lead you to a successful outcome in Montana’s competitive market.
Realty One Group
Erica Van Alstine, Amy Alvarado & Angela Van Lierop, Real Estate Team
In the fast-paced, technology-driven, Bozeman-area real estate market, three agents share the core values of their success—slowing down to listen, developing personal relationships, and connecting clients with community. Being home-grown, authentic, and down-to-earth aren’t old-fashioned values; they are the exact characteristics that give buyers and sellers the confidence to close.
What services do you offer?
Amy: We pride ourselves on being a full-service real estate team working with buyers, sellers, and investors. Real estate is a fast-paced business. Our sellers can expect a dedicated team, full-service staging, high-end photography, drone and video services, targeted marketing, and seamless communication. Our buyers know that there is a team member ready and available to show properties, negotiate transactions on their behalf, and provide guidance, support, and expertise up to and beyond closing.
In the fast-paced, technology-driven, Bozeman-area real estate market, three agents share the core values of their success—
slowing down to listen, developing personal relationships, and connecting clients with community. Being home-grown, authentic, and down-to-earth aren’t old-fashioned values; they are the exact characteristics that give buyers and sellers the confidence to close.
How do your clients describe your team?
Angela: It’s incredibly rewarding to read the feedback our clients give us. We hear things like: “they went above and beyond,” “trusted advisor,” “they were available to answer our questions and quick to respond,” “cheered us on along the way,” and “highly recommended.” Behind those words of affirmation are real people and real relationships that we all cherish. I speak for all of us when I say that we absolutely love, and are so thankful for, our clients.
Erica: Our team is most often described as communicative. Our clients are so important to us, and we understand that buying or selling a home is one of the single most important decisions people will make in their lives. Communication is key in making our clients feel confident in the decisions they are making. We take great care to make sure, from start to finish, that our clients are getting the highest level of service.
Angela: When we meet with a client it’s all about listening, asking thoughtful questions, and listening some more. I don’t ever want a client to think I have an agenda or that I’m steering them toward a home only because I want to sell it. Ultimately, my success comes from clients who feel educated with the home selling and/or buying intricacies and then are empowered to make informed decisions.
How do you see the real estate industry changing in the next five to ten years?
nology in the real estate industry, I actually believe it is the “personalized experience” that is going to be critical in succeeding in this business. Real estate is a huge part of an individual’s finances. With something so critical, I believe people want someone with experience, expertise, established relationships, insights, and negotiation skills. I do not believe technology can achieve those goals alone. We see technology as a tool to expedite and augment the personal interactions, not to replace them.
What certificates or specialties does your team hold?
Angela: Everyone on our team is committed to ongoing professional development and training. We are all licensed Realtors and are very proud to be Realtors! Not every licensed real estate salesperson chooses to join the Realtor association, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Realtors follow a code of ethics and take seriously the opportunity to represent their clients with the highest level of professionalism and integrity.
What do you enjoy most about living and working where you do?
Erica: Every season in Bozeman brings a new list of outdoor activities to enjoy—skiing, fishing, hiking, rafting, camping, mountain biking—there is something for everyone! The arts and cultural offerings are also pretty impressive. Few communities our size can boast a symphony, ballet, and opera, as well as such arrays of restaurants, art galleries, and performance venues.
Amy: Bozeman is a special place for sure and I love where I live. I can’t think of a better place to raise kids, and have endless access to abundant beauty, nature, and the outdoors. The schools, community, and people are incredible. If you’re lucky enough to live in Montana…then you’re lucky enough!
What do you enjoy outside of work?
Angela: I am a hockey fanatic and have been involved as a fan, player, coach, and supporter. I’ve been playing recreationally on a co-ed team (Go Vipers!) and in our Bozeman Weasels Women’s Club. In addition to coaching the “Termites,” hockey players ages 4 to 6, I financially support youth hockey programs and our local women’s MSU hockey team. Come winter time, every shred of my free time is spent at the Gallatin Ice rink where I have a perpetual grin on my face—whether I’m in the stands, on the ice, or at a fundraising event.
Erica: Like many Montanans, I enjoy fishing with friends and family. Taking the boat out on one of Montana’s beautiful lakes and spending the day together is always cherished. We unplug, connect with each other, and experience the great Montana outdoors… the same experience our clients value.