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Shelby is the Principal Broker of Westward Bound Real Estate.

Shelby has served the Flathead Valley as a sales executive and business owner for over 30 years. In her former career at Culligan Shelby was a national Top Producer for 15 consecutive years, and was the first female & youngest Culligan International Hall of Fame Recipient in 2004. She is a past president of The Flathead Building Association as well as a recipient of the FBA Associate of the Year Award.

Throughout her time as a real estate agent/broker, she has developed strong relationships with other Realtors and professionals, allowing her to network and negotiate on the client’s behalf. As her clients will testify, whether you are buying or selling, Shelby will truly invest herself in your journey. Let Shelby be the Realtor you trust to get your property sold or guide you through one of the most important investments you’ll ever make.

Shelby and Mike were with me every step of the way as we sold our 110 year old, historic, family home. They worked harder than anybody I  have seen at getting my house sold; staging, making sure it was dust-free, warm and inviting... they hosted broker events and open houses, and were supportive when I got worried or needed words of encouragement, (selling a house can be daunting!). And they were just plain nice and honest to work with. I can’t recommend Shelby and Mike more highly!

- Allyson Bush

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Dear Shelby. We just wanted to thank you for helping us find our beautiful home and actually making the process of financing and closing on this home quick and enjoyable. You made us feel like we were as important to you as family and not just a random client buying a house. It is very easy to understand why you were voted one of the best realtors of the Flathead. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family!

- Scott & Tracy Osler

Shelby & Mike were wonderful to work with and, made the sale of our home easy.  Their open communication and quick responses are some of the reasons we love them!  There wasn't a question or need that we had that wasn't immediately and efficiently taken care of.  We have gone through the buying and selling of several homes now, with multiple realtors.  Shelby and Mike left a lasting impression and we would highly recommend them!  Thank you Shelby and Mike for a seamless transition!

- Jeremy & Lacey Kiehn

If you want an honest, hard-working, and reliable Realtor then Shelby at Westward Bound Real Estate Company are right for you! My wife and I relocated from Arizona to Montana and Shelby helped us in so many ways that words cannot even describe. Not only did they help us locate a short term rental, they found our dream home. Being new to the area we had no idea where we wanted to live in the Flathead valley and Shelby took the time to understand our family’s needs. When we finally found the neighborhood we wanted to live in there was only one problem, there were no houses for sale. Shelby went the extra mile and looked for recently expired listings in that same neighborhood. They ended up finding two properties and once we saw the listing's we knew we had found our dream house. Shelby worked diligently with the Sellers agent and scheduled a showing immediately. She was there every step of the way. I can’t thank you enough for everything you did!

- Levi & Carrie Ferguson

When we moved to Kalispell a colleague connected us to Shelby Nash Hunter for help finding a rental. Shelby assisted us in finding a great furnished rental initially which allowed us time to look around. She bent over backwards to assist us in finding a more permanent rental and in the process passed along information about a special loan program for which we qualified. Now, thanks to her diligent work, we are first time homeowners! We never though it was a possibility, but Shelby listened to what we were looking for and found the perfect place in the ideal price range for our family. We love our new home and would highly recommend Shelby to anyone looking for real estate!

- Tracy Lee & Tim Sievers

Shelby represented me over the course of several years both as a property manager and later as a real estate agent on multiple high end transactions. She acted as a consummate professional in these capacities, exhibiting dedication, integrity, ingenuity, market insight and above all, a passion to represent my best interests at all times. She worked tirelessly and selflessly throughout our engagements, earning my absolute trust and confidence. I strongly recommend her.

- Robert F. Bush Jr.

So much to catch up on! My intent was to post to this blog regularly and I must confess that FaceBook has been a convenient way for me to get some updates out to so many people in my life. I hope to elaborate on much of where I’ve been and have experienced here more routinely especially now that I LIVE IN MONTANA!!! In May, I left Montana feeling a bit disappointed because I didn’t find a piece of property worthy of my hostel. As I left Montana, Melissa suggested that I contact a realtor that is highly regarded by Melissa’s boss. I gave Shelby Nash Hunter of Westward Bound Real Estate a call and when she returned my call, it couldn’t have happened at a more critical time in this journey. I had had a very heated conversation with Rolf and I was home reflecting on the exchange and emotionally drained. My cell phone rang with a Montana phone # and it was Shelby. It is important to know that when I left my message for Shelby, I gushed and gushed about my idea, my dream and how I needed the perfect property to pull it off. For those of you who know me, I DO get lit up and UBER enthused about what excitement lies ahead. Shelby got an earful on her voice mail. Shelby caught on to my passion around this venture and said something like, “Terri, before I tell you about the property that I think will be perfect for your hostel…… I just want you to know that I am excited about your business plan and I want to help you achieve that dream.” Well, she didn’t say it EXACTLY like that, but along those lines. Those of you who know and love me also know my memory is sketchy at best…..lucky if I have 14 brain cells sparking at any given moment, some days. I can’t explain it, there was something about this gal Shelby and her genuine demeanor and when she told me about the property that had yet to even be listed, I just knew it was the right piece of land. And like so many connections I have made of late, it was like our souls collided. I somehow knew in my heart it was right. Long story short, Melissa walked the property with Shelby soon after and on August 4th I closed on 9 beautiful acres located in Coram, Montana….. just 5 miles from West Glacier which is the western entrance to Glacier National Park! FREAKIN’ NAILED IT! So, if ever there was a need for some gratitude to be bestowed upon someone, it’s now and couldn’t be more aptly cast Shelby’s way. What an absolute Godsend she has been. And I do believe that God sent her my way as He has so many people, opportunities and blessings. I believe that I will maintain a connection and a friendship with Shelby and I am truly blessed to have met her.

- Terri Eckel

It’s difficult to compose a testimonial for Shelby and Mike without sounding hyperbolic, so I’ll just go ahead and use every accolade in the book.

Shelby and Mike treated us more like friends than merely clients. They helped, advised, encouraged and supported us at every step in our cross country move and the sale of our house. This was my first experience of packing up a life and selling a house, but Shelby and Mike made the experience a completely positive one. They did this by going way above and beyond. They helped us find homes for treasured possessions that we had to leave behind, they helped us find cleaners, painters and repair people and did so much more. And this was all in the months before the house was actually listed.

They made the house look so beautiful that once it was listed it sold in record time. They also made the closing process absolutely painless and easy even though we were thousands of miles away.

So, if you need to sell a house, call Westward Bound. If you need to buy a house call Westward Bound. I consider it one of the best decisions of my life that I chose Westward Bound.

- Suzanne Siegel

Shelby Nash Hunter and Mike Hodges were the perfect team to help us find our dream Montana home!  Extremely knowledgeable, professional, and great communicators!  They listened well and really helped us narrow down our home search.  The whole process went very smoothly.  

- Kevin Schatz

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