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Carmen Hobson

Whitefish, Montana
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Carmen was wonderful to work with in the land buying process. She has extensive knowledge of the area and the laws. She stays current with changes to local codes and laws, which was extremely beneficial when we had to determine if the lot's septic approval was still good with the county. She made it easy for us to determine what areas were a match for us and which were not. She was always prompt in responding to any questions or concerns, and she demonstrated great negotiation skills to help us secure the property we wanted to purchase. We would highly recommend Carmen for any real estate needs, and we wouldn't hesitate to use her services in the future. Cara Owens, Whitefish, MT
Carmen is a top-notch real estate professional! She sold our home in only 45 days, despite our remote location. She understands the local market and priced our home to perfection, resulting in a rock solid offer. She even negotiated a free 30 day rent back so as to ease our move and transition. We  were so pleased with her work, we are again using her services to purchase our next building lot. If you want the best realtor in the valley, look no further than Carmen! Mark Panicek, Whitefish, MT
I actually did computer work in an office where Carmen worked as an Agent. As such, I could hear the way she interacted with both sellers and buyers. What impressed me was the fact that she treated both with integrity and honesty. I could hear her on the phone "laying out the facts" to both the  seller and prospective purchaser of a home and providing the same information to each in a straightforward manner. I could tell she was not playing one against the other, but was instead working to insure that each one understood exactly what was happening, the plusses, the minuses, the tradeoffs. So I asked her to help me find an office to purchase. I have never had an Agent work so hard for me, and as a result I ended up finding something that was exactly what I was looking for. There were no mistakes, there were no misunderstandings. I will use Carmen when I am ready to sell for exactly the same reason - I know she will work to insure that the transaction is fair and goes smoothly. She will watch out for me as a seller in the same way she helped me as a buyer. She is to be trusted 100%, and to me there is nothing more important. Jay McCadden, Kalispell, MT
We have used Carmen for our last 4 real estate transactions. She worked just as hard for us when we were selling as she did when we were buying. All went very smoothly. We appreciated her professionalism and would definitely use her again. We would recommend her to anyone. Gayleen Cooley, Kalispell, MT
Carmen was an excellent representative of what I hoped to have work on behalf of our house sale. She was truly experienced and helped not only in her thoughts on how to best help make our house more attractive for sale, but had resources to call to help as needed. She not only was knowledgeable  with sale negotiations but also with working with the buyers representative. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone. Craig Krueger, Helena, MT
We retained Carmen to assist us in locating a home in beautiful northwestern Montana. We were moving from out of state, and therefore relied extensively on her expertise and local knowledge in helping us select, negotiate and purchase our amazing retirement home. At all times, Carmen was a consummate professional, always accessible and working diligently on our behalf. I cannot recommend her highly enough - if she represents you in your real estate transaction, you will have hired the best. Tom and Linda Hicks, Bigfork, MT
Carmen was our realtor responsible for selling our property near Whitefish. She was able to sell the property within days and maximize the final sale price and was extremely skillful in handling all the paperwork as we live out of state. If we were to ever purchase again in Montana, we would choose Carmen to assist us. Chuck and Peggy Baldwin, Golden, CO
You will find in every sense of the words that Ms. Hobson is a Realtor's Realtor. Initially I contacted another Realtor about a listing near Thompson Falls, Montana who could not be bothered because of Snow on the ground. Fortunately I was later able to find Ms. Hobson to be the actual listing agent. She had all my questions answered within two weeks. I then flew from Florida to review the property and closed the 18+ acre Clark Fork River property sale then and there. My recommendation is simple and could not be higher … Call Ms. Hobson first. Michael Thompson, Thompson Falls, MT
A friend referred us to Carmen six years ago. In that time she has helped us in two separate home purchases and one selling of a home. Carmen is wonderful to work with! We are so impressed with her knowledge, hustle, and communication skills. We’ve built a trusting relationship with Carmen, she makes us feel safe in what could be a stressful situation. Carmen feels like family! It’s with full confidence that we recommend Carmen to anyone in their real estate adventures. Can’t wait to work with you again. Thanks, Carmen! Aleta, Ted and Reece Forkum, Eureka, MT
Carmen was an amazing agent! She was highly professional with great people skills. I was dealing with a difficult situation regarding the sale of my home. Without Carmen's personal touch I would not have been able to navigate the sale so effortlessly. Carmen is the only agent I would trust to get the job done when it comes to selling a home/property. swankyskyrats, Kalispell, MT
Carmen always makes you the priority. She is very objective in her opinions of the homes you see and only has your interest in mind. She wants the home you buy to be perfect for you! She has immense knowledge of the area and is a real estate expert. Kristin Marrott, Whitefish, MT
When we were first looking to move to the area, we had a couple of areas in mind. However, after talking with Carmen, she could tell that the area we were looking at would be incompatible with our expectations. She gave us some excellent advice and showed us probably 40 different properties until we found the one that we absolutely fell in love with and was perfect for us. Once we decided on our ideal property, she went to work negotiating the best price for us. Through her knowledge of the area and her rapport with the selling agent, she got us a fantastic price and even helped us with the financing. About 2 years later, we decided we decided we wanted to get the vacant parcel next to us and once again, she was able to negotiate a great price for it, again even advising us on financing. Through the whole process, she was extremely professional and friendly and we couldn't be happier we found her and will certainly use her if we ever have any other real estate needs. We've recommended her to several friends and would encourage anyone looking to buy a house or land to contact Carmen. I am sure you'll never regret it. Lori Parker and Rod Decker, Kila, MT
Carmen has been a great referral source and I always enjoy working with her and for her clients. What shines through most is her over the top dedication and commitment to her clients. To me, her priority is satisfied customer FIRST, commission check SECOND. This is an attribute which is sometimes lacking based on my 17 years of interacting and working with hundreds of realtors over my 17 years as a home inspector. I would absolutely recommend Carmen because I know she's someone who's ethical, trustworthy and shares my same values. Steve Robinson Owner - Kalispell, MT - Home Advantage, Residential/Commercial Inspector
I am a retired military wife and former United States Naval Nurse Corps Officer with experience of buying and selling 12 homes in the last 33 years. Yes, that is 24 realtors. I don't consider myself a novice when it comes to real-estate transactions. After grilling Carmen for over 30 minutes on our first conversation on the phone 17 months ago, I knew I had found my realtor. I constantly read and pay attention of where the market is and is headed and I expect my realtor to do the same. Carmen has proven herself to be sharpest knife in my drawer and has proven more than once that she is more than competent in negotiating in our best interest with surgical precision, expert knowledge, grace and humor that will leave you amazed. She has for my husband an me. Her wise advise, even if I am not wanting to hear it has been proven in the long run to be my best friend. Carmen is more than an outstanding realtor. She has become a good friend. In our opinion she is as good as they get for finding a realtor that is on top of her game, honest, trustworthy and just down right fun to be around. Belinda Mileur, Kalispell, MT
When we decided to sell our home, Carmen came highly recommended. At our first meeting with her we knew she was the person we could count on to sell our home. She has exceptional market knowledge of the Flathead valley and surrounding areas, she listened to our needs and provided us with creative market strategies. Carmen is high energy, professional and someone you can trust. When we are ready to purchase again Carmen will be the one we trust to find us the perfect home.​​ Leslie & John Shumate, Kalispell, MT
Carmen Hobson is at the top of my list. She is extremely energetic and professional and more than a pleasure to work with. Her clients love her before, during and after the transaction is complete and that is the best testament that one can receive. Rob W. Sparks, Kalispell, MT
I recently had the experience of working hand in hand on a difficult short-sale with Carmen as my realtor. Even when it seemed like the deal was completely in the tank, Carmen continued to persevere and push the other members in the transaction. After nearly on year of hard work and commitment, Carmen was able to overcome incredible odds to get my family and me our perfect home. I have no doubt, that if it were any other realtor - the deal would have gone to foreclosure. I have no reservations in recommending Carmen on any real estate endeavor whatsoever. Ryan Dunn, Kalispell, MT
We were fortunate enough to meet Carmen in a previous chapter, before her move to Montana and have since visited her there. It is a breathtaking place. Carmen is an inspirational and gifted person, loaded with energy and enthusiasm and willing to go that extra mile to make an experience special for others. We are British citizens and would love to move to Montana, if only the US authorities would allow it, and Carmen would be our only choice to help us with such a relocation. Jackie & Jason Gillan, Oxon, UK
As the previous broker and owner of the largest real estate brokerage company in Montana you learn and appreciate a very good broker. In one short sentence it is easy for me to say that Carmen Hobson is one of the best. She shows up early, works hard and has the real estate knowledge and skills to get things done. In my referral world I can just plain tell you to expect the best service ever.
Paul D. Wachholz, Kalispell, MT
We loved Carmen! She is so energetic and on the ball that we knew we were in good hands! We had a short sale situation and she was amazing in dealing with the mortgage lenders. She spent hours on the phone tracking down the right person to talk to and doing everything she could to push the sale through. She marketed our property and was VERY thorough and wise in establishing the right price for our properties. We definitely trust Carmen and would hire her again in a second. Cristy Jensen, Kalispell, MT
A house can sell itself based on its own merit. The laws in real estate are written and non-negotiable. The one negotiable factor and crucial element in the real estate transaction is the human one. When deciding which home is the right one, or finding the right buyer, it is the trusted hand and voice that is needed to guide, choreograph, and align the entire team and process. Who you have as that hand and voice matters! Carmen doesn't just proclaim to do a good job, she has developed a reputation throughout her career as the guiding hand and voice. The place to put your trust, to invest your future. 

I recommend you go with the one that has proven herself for many years; and the act of serving others simply comes naturally.
Cora Lonning, Austin, TX
If you want results, you want to meet and work with Carmen Hobson. She truly understands her customers' needs and is results driven. Her level of professionalism and integrity in all she does is of the highest standards. She is one of the most honest and hard working people I have ever met. Debbie Conklin, Clearwater, FL
I have had the pleasure of working with Carmen on several occasions and have found her to be very reliable and on top of issues that arise for her clients. I would not hesitate to refer her to anyone in the need of a competent Realtor. Mark Delorme, Kalispell, MT
Carmen demonstrates an attitude for success. She works at a high level for all her clients with integrity and hard work. She brings exceptional knowledge and experience in the Flathead Valley real estate market every day. Michael Haase, Kalispell, MT
When the decision was made to sell my home, I carefully researched who was successful in the field of real estate sales in the Flathead Valley. I wanted a person that worked with a high degree of professionalism, integrity, knowledge and expertise. My decision was made to choose Carmen based on these qualities. She lived up to everything I expected in the sale of my home. She is a credit to the real estate profession. I look forward to working with Carmen in the future. Sam Heger, Kalispell, MT
When we considered selling our home, we were referred to Carmen Hobson, in Kalispell, MT, by our parents. We couldn’t have been matched with a better representative! ​​Carmen worked diligently and expeditiously on our behalf and helped our home sell in less than 30 days! Her enthusiasm and personality made it a particularly positive experience and I would recommend facing any challenge in real estate with Carmen at your helm! Is there an emotion for “happier than our wildest imagination”?   I think not!
Kyle & Jessica Heinecke, Kalispell, MT
I had a beautiful experience happen lately, I chose Carmen as my real estate agent in a process that was all new to me; Selling my parents house.  Thanks to Carmen, she made it happen, she is a natural at the process, and I suppose that happened with *experience... From the start Carmen had my best interest at heart, and time was one of the issues (restrictions that came with the reverse mortgage on the property). With her team of associates and her get up and go Carmen made the experience seem natural. Scott E. Johnson, Whitefish, MT
Carmen is the BEST! Her guidance on buying income property has been invaluable. There is no one who knows the Montana market like Carmen. In addition, she is a fantastic human being. I can not say enough good things about her. Thanks for everything Carmen Hobson! Claire Gurley, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
We would highly recommend Carmen Hobson. Having bought and sold several properties over the years, we found that she was by far the best realtor that we have ever worked with. As non-residents, we had many questions about the local real estate market and the closing/escrow process, which Carmen always invited and took the time to fully answer. She was also very warm and caring, and made us feel completely comfortable and welcome as a same sex couple while guiding us through the negotiation and purchase of our dream lakefront vacation home! Kurt Schlacter, Cranbrook, B.C. Canada
Carmen has been our realtor for at least 8 years.  We are her gypsy clients, we build and sell, and our success, depends on buying the right land, and selling what we build, Carmen has made us very successful!  She has been instrumental in finding the right piece of land, with the right dynamics, and knowing the market, she sells our homes at the right time, for the right price.

We are local residents of the valley, that appreciate Carmen's hard work ethic, and complete honesty, plus we have a lot of fun!! (That is important!)....would I recommend Carmen Hobson?,.....I wouldn't recommend anyone else!!
Kathy & Matt Gelinas, Kalispell, MT
Buying my house was the most overwhelming thing I have ever done. There is so much to learn about financing, title, and home owner's insurance, buy-sell agreements, inspection reports, foreclosure procedures and the list goes on. I am so fortunate to have had such an honest, proficient real estate agent. Carmen Hobson is extremely knowledgeable in many aspects of life and business. Carmen walked me through the stressful home buying process with a positive attitude. She answered all of my questions with a smile and, as a first time home buyer, I had many. When I did finally find “the house” Carmen did everything possible to complete the purchase of my house. Carmen is an honest, straightforward, hard working real estate agent that is interested in your happiness above all else. Thanks to all of her hard work, I finally have my dream house! Barbara K. Kalispell, MT
Es una persona dinámica, alegre y eficaz – tres cualidades necesarias para buscar el comprador de su casa rápida.
Richard Robley Rader Trippi Jr.
Carmen is detail oriented and has a very creative and professional approach to sales and the sales process. She is a high energy, magnetic leader for all her peers. She would be an incredible asset to any organization.
Karena Bemis, Kalispell, MT
Thank you, Carmen, for your professionalism, attention to our needs, exceptional efforts and perseverance throughout the process of buying our home.
We had a tight timeframe to purchase a property due to 1031 tax exchange constraints. Carmen’s sense of urgency helped make our dream of owning a home near Glacier National Park a reality. Her excellent representation helped make a tough closing situation easier and also allowed us to not have to settle on something we did not want. We have worked with Carmen on two real estate transactions now, including a land purchase and a home purchase. She did a fantastic job representing us on both transactions.
Chad & Kelly Bruns, Coram, MT

Carmen Hobson | 406-871-8760 | Contact Me
Whitefish, MT 59937

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