A native Oregonian, Michael was raised in Portland but after completing his education he soon found a preference for mountain communities; Truckee, Bend, Bozeman and Missoula. In 1998 he began his Real Estate career in Bend, working for Coldwell Banker at Sunriver Resort, specializing in the sale of vacation properties to West Coast clientele.

In 2001, a move to Montana brought Michael seasonal work as an elk hunting guide in the Bob Marshall and Frank Church Wilderness areas. The catering to clientele in unforgiving places provided a foundation for Michael’s business standard; the client comes first. This rationale has proven to be as significant in the office as in the wilderness, where building rapport and exceeding expectations are his primary goals.

An opportunity to represent a shared ranch sub-division brought him to Missoula where he founded Cayuse Realty and Millennium Construction. For 6 years he gained knowledge and practical experience from a project management role in a challenging environment; from dealings with sub-contractors and homeowners to handling the intricacies of conservation easements, projections and deadlines. Most recently, the changing seasons have Michael embracing the great land; Alaska, where he leads patrons on majestic hunts for Brown Bear, Moose and Dahl Sheep.

An invitation from Fay Ranches proved to be the perfect opportunity for Michael to combine a Real Estate background with his chosen lifestyle. His admiration of the Fay Ranches philosophy compelled him to join the company that does much more than sell property. Now, Bend and Missoula serve as hubs for his business endeavors.

When not diligently representing clients in Montana, Michael heads for classic water. There he enjoys skating flies over Steelhead with a double hand rod. Horses, photography and his two bird dogs consume the remainder of his leisure time.

Michael is a member of the Alaska Professional Hunters Association and the Wild Steelhead Coalition. He is passionate about being an advocate for preservation of all things wild and scenic.

Montana ranch broker Michael DeShore can be contacted through the Fay Ranches office in Missoula, Montana.

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