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Walter Rivers

GRI, ABR, Resort Sales Associate

Walter Rivers

Phone: (406) 556-5043
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Moving across the U.S. with his family - from Newport Beach, CA, Incline Village, NV, Mountain Brook, AL - and finally hanging his hat in Montana for the last 28 years. Walter published the book Experience Western Montana, an image enhancement for businesses of Western Montana. He is also former Advertising Director for the award-winning magazine Big Sky Journal. Walter's knowledge specializes in residential, land and recreational/luxury property.

Walter prides himself on his ability to motivate himself and others towards a common goal with enthusiasm and humor and lead by example with his strong work ethic and sense of urgency. He specializes in listening, responsiveness, negotiating and reliable service. With many years of publishing and advertising experience, he plays a crucial role in directly marketing property to the right audience, which in turn saves valuable time for his clients and produces results. His contacts throughout Southwest Montana include many involved in the building industry from the interior to the exterior, which will further assist his clients in making their dreams a reality. An avid outdoorsman with a thorough knowledge of the amenities this area has to offer, he is committed to meeting the needs of his clients and servicing them for years to come.

Walter is a member of Ducks Unlimited and past board member of Pheasants Forever. He is a member of Delta Society-unleashing the healing power of animals. Walter is a member of the Gallatin Association of Realtors® and the Southwest Montana Multiple Listing Service, Southwest Montana Ranch Brokers Association and the Premier Homes Marketing Group.







Purchasing a home from out of market has its unique challenges.  Gator really helped us understand the market and was always willing to meet contractors and others who needed access to the home during the process.  He was also very helpful in representing our interests throughout the process.  He was always very responsive and gave us the confidence we needed to make the decision to buy the home.Read More - William & Patricia Sullivan

Gator was amazing! he handled all of my panicked questions and "freak out" moments incredibly well. He was so wonderful, in fact, that my cousin switched to him and is now buying her first house with his assistance. We'd use him again - no question about it!

Read More - John, Karen, & Heather Rimel

Walter always communicated in a timely and efficient manner. He went out of his way to be of service to us. He does a very thorough job and we appreciated his professionalism very much. 

Read More - Gary & Carole Sisson

Walter was an extremely patient and attentive agent.  I have already recommended him to others.

Read More - Levi Dyckman

 "Gator is the man!"

Read More - Eric Seybert

 Gator is great! Laid back, no pressure, always available to show houses and answer questions. Would definitely recommend.

Read More - Jason Apatoff

Walter Rivers was personable, friendly, EXTREMELY knowledgable and simply the best agent we could hope for! 

Read More - Donald & Barbara Bishop

My wife and I are purchasing investment property in Bozeman from our home in California.  Our Grandson who is attending MSU will be an initial tenant of the property.  Walter has had to do much more than what would be required if were Montana residents.  He has communicated via phone and e-mail and has answered every question we have asked of him. Exceptional job. 

Read More - Murry & Becky Darch

 I am from out of state, unfamiliar with the area. Mr. Rivers picked me up at the motel and showed me many properties in the area over a couple of days. After a selection was made, he kept me informed of the construction progress and also took pictures of the property. After closing, he has recommended a window blind installer and has agreed to let in anyone that would furnish the condo until I arrive in January. In my opinion, Mr. Rivers has provided outstanding service to me.

Read More - Dave Dickey

We were on a pre-planned thirty day trip when the house sold in three days. Walter did an excellent job coordinating the negotiations and the required paperwork as we continued our trip. 

Read More - Ed & Michele Churchill

"Walter took the time to know the buyer's wants and needs and was able to match those to our home and get us in contact with the right buyer."

Read More - Steve & Cindy Olson

"It was the personalized service that gave me the utmost confidence and trust in Walter 'Gator' Rivers. He answered any and all questions and kept me updated as much as possible considering I was an out-of-state client. He was top-notch throughout the entire process!!"

Read More - Sharon Henderson

"Walter has the great ability to understand not only his own business, but mine as well and uses this to both our benefit. His attention to detail and follow-up is second to none. I can wholeheartedly recommend Walter to anyone."

Read More - Mike Overby, Owner- The Coeur d'Alene Galleries

"I would use Walter Rivers again in buying or selling a home and recommend him to to my friends and family."

Read More - Megan Ault

“Accompanying every rival agent when showing the house, as per my request. I failed to take a hose into the garage for winter so he noticed and took care of it independently (nice touch)"

Read More - Jim & Angie Harrington

"Gator listened to what I wanted; he asked the right questions and found my ranch. He was on top of everything and communicated extremely well with myself and two other of my associates. He did a great job."

Read More - Kenny Roberts, Owner and Founder of TeamKR

"Walter Rivers is the most patient, diplomatic person on earth. He is the ideal combination of the consummate professional realtor along with charming personality, incredible dedication to his job, clients and unbelievable work ethic."

Read More - Dr. and Mrs. Don Bishop, Belgrade, MT

"The service I received from Walter "Gator" Rivers far exceeded my expectations. He was terrific--knowledgeable, accessible, honest, patient, creative, and I could go on. Suffice it to say, I give Gator my highest recommendation!."

Read More - Gary A. Hanson, Executive Vice President, Pepperdine University

Press Releases

ERA Landmark Associates Complete Distinctive Properties Certification - Wed, 12/12/2018


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ERA Landmark Associates Complete ERA Distinctive Properties Certification - Thu, 6/11/2015

Robyn Erlenbush, Broker/Owner of ERA Landmark Real Estate is pleased to announce that 49 associates from Bozeman, Big Sky, Livingston and Ennis have completed the ERA Distinctive Properties certification, a luxury real estate program created by ERA Real Estate.


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ERA Landmark Associates Receive National "Beyond Excellence" Recognition - Wed, 5/2/2012

Robyn Erlenbush, Broker/Owner of ERA Landmark Real Estate, is pleased to announce that several sales associates have achieved national recognition from global real estate leader ERA Franchise Systems, Inc. for attaining Beyond Excellence status for 2011 production.


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Walter Rivers receives International Collection certification - Wed, 5/19/2010

Robyn Erlenbush, Broker/Owner of ERA Landmark Real Estate is pleased to announce that several associates from the Bozeman and Western Land offices have completed the International Collection certification, a luxury real estate program created by ERA Franchises Systems, Inc. Associates from Bozeman include Laurie Andrews, Ashley Flynn, Sally Hickey, Pam Menzel, Scott Molzahn, Robin Nelson, Leslie Ridenour, Walter Rivers, Mary Sadowski, Kim Spain and Brian Tudor.


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