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Don has been in business since 1979, and has served over 450 clients and customers in their property buying & selling needs. Here are just a few testimonials:

“Don Vaniman represented me in the sale of my ranch near Helena, Montana. He felt more like a friend than a Realtor through the whole process. His tact and kindness in helping me deal with the emotional attachments I had to the ranch really helped. It is tough for a lot of us to part with properties we love; so many memories, horses and pets that’ve grown up and spent their lives on the land, children grown up and gone. He understood all of that, and never made me feel like the commission was his end goal, although he’s a tough bargainer! He placed fabulous ads and took beautiful photos of the ranch. He even produced an aerial drone video of my property which, aside from walking the land, is no better way to show a property!”
Anne O., Montana
“I am both pleased and privileged to provide an unqualified endorsement of Mr. Don Vaniman, Ranch Broker as a businessman of uncompromising ethics and effort. Reviewing a personal history of 50 years and 14 real estate transactions spanning 7 states across the U.S., I find Don Vaniman’s expertise unequaled. In fact, I sincerely doubt any other broker/dealer would have countenanced the challenge of screening and categorizing 41 ranch properties in search of both the “right” and “affordable” size, complex qualities and amenities necessary to meet our Foundation’s vision and mission.The direct result of his effort was: the perfect place, at the exact right time, at an equitable price! A man of deep and abiding faith, combined with a never quit attitude: what a successful pleasure it was to work with Don!”
Colonel Eric H., Chairman, Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors, Montana
“With regards to Don Vaniman's care of the sale of my property outside of Pony, Montana I could not be happier. He had buyers lined up within days of us having the property ready to show. He had multiple people come through and had multiple offers for us to choose from. He was able to help us get the maximum amount of profit from the home and gave us sound advice on offers and counter offers. He was able to encourage the bank to stick by the deal we had made when the bank tried to change the closing date on us. We were very pleased with the entire process and would recommend Don's services to anyone who has property that needs to be sold.”
Travis M., Montana
“My wife and I came to Montana looking for a very particular piece of property, not knowing our best option for a Realtor. We met with Don, who listened and truly understood what we were looking for. Having experience with many agents in Real Estate, we felt very comfortable with Don. It is not my belief that you can simply tell an agent what you want, and they then find it and say “I have the property for you.” This however, is exactly what happened! Don researched numerous properties, called and said he had the one for us. Long story short, we saw the property and fell in love with our 1,000 acres of our Montana Dream. Don suggested and helped us arrive at a very fair price. Don treated us with fairness, honesty, and compassion and just “old school” decency that one searches for in this world. So do yourself a favor and consider him for your property needs. We could not recommend anyone higher.”
Kemp & Susan P., California
“Don Vaniman handled our recent purchase of a 371 acre ranch, North of Belgrade, Montana. His follow up on all of the details regarding closing in a timely manner made the experience stress free. From test wells to the property line surveys, everything was seamless and made for a simple close in a complicated situation. I would not hesitate to ask him to represent my family on any additional acquisitions. I thank him for his integrity and friendship.”
Rod F., Montana
“When I look back on some of the more important financial decisions of my life, I can say with confidence, that hiring Don Vaniman as my family’s Real Estate Broker ranks high up there. My sisters and I inherited a piece of farm land near Manhattan, Montana and since we all lived out of state, decided that it was best for us to sell the property. After recommendations of relatives and family friends in the area, I contacted Don and it was quickly apparent that he knew what he was talking about and had the experience in selling farm land that other Realtors in the area did not have. He never pressured us to take a bad offer, or to sell the property quickly. He never tried to sway us one way or the other, but when asked would give his valuable opinion. He had connections and recommendations of people who could help with various issues that arose like spraying noxious weeds to gopher control to cleaning up junk from previous tenants. Whenever I had a question or concern I knew I could contact him by phone or email and I would get a prompt response. I appreciated the personal service that Don provided, and without hesitation, my family would recommend the services of Don Vaniman to anyone looking to sell their land in Montana.”
Wesley G., Michigan
“My wife and I approached Don to search for horse property in the Bozeman area, and he was glad to work with us, in spite of the fact that his business is more targeted to brokering for ranches and farms with substantially larger acreage. He was able to quickly narrow down our search to four possibilities, and we chose a property to make an offer on with only one day of showings. Don guided us through the offering process, and we ultimately closed on the property within one month of our visit to Bozeman, and the initial search. We highly recommend Don Vaniman, as he represents his clients fully and honestly.”
Mike & Catherine L., Utah
“As a consultant and past President of a public Foundation, I have worked with Don Vaniman for over 25 years in the service of clients and charitable benefactors. Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch Foundation has been privileged to serve as Trustee for a variety of Charitable Trusts over these years. And, when such Trusts are funded with real estate, Don Vaniman has often been the realtor that “gets the job done,” selling the property in such a way that produces results putting smiles on everyone’s face. Don’s integrity and interstate contacts, coupled with his experience and knowledge of the ranch/farm real estate market makes him a standout in the industry.”
James S., President of Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch Foundation, Montana
“Don Vaniman, our realtor since 1999, has always gone above and beyond and been a wealth of information for us!

Our first time looking at property with him was like an adventure and a history lesson all in one!!! Showing us what we'd requested to see and of course going beyond with a variety of other properties, that thank goodness he did!!!!! Showing us one of his favorite pieces of property, which became our most prized possession!!!!!! The property we call MTPocket Ranch, in Bridger Canyon has become our dream come true!!! The memories that have been created here for all our family and friends will last a lifetime, thanks to Don!!!
He approached our neighbors for us, and was able to assist in those purchases as well, always going that extra mile!!!

We eventually added cattle to our montana experience!!!! So at that point had to call Don again!!! We need more property, and again he was there for us!!!
Making phones calls, checking all areas and coming through as always with what we needed! His work ethic is one for the record books, his low key, no pressure attitude gets the job done!!!!!
We appreciate all his hard work through the years!!!! And as long as he wants to work, we'll continue to call on his expertise!!”

Mark & Addie T., Winter Park, FL & Bozeman, MT