Licensed in: MT, WY
Licensed since 2004 and located in Bozeman, Montana, Branif Scott is a seasoned, successful real estate professional and is one of Fay Ranches’ top producers. Branif’s passion for the land, love for the Rocky Mountain region, and honesty and sincerity when working with and helping clients has propelled him to the top of his field as an expert in income producing farms, high-end properties, recreational ranches, and other types of large land holdings and exclusive homes.
Born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Branif prides himself on his Midwestern work ethic and values. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin in 1990, and before making the transition to real estate, Branif held positions in professional sales, marketing, and business management. Before joining Fay Ranches, Branif worked with the top producing real estate agency in Big Sky, Montana selling high-end properties at the Yellowstone Club, Spanish Peaks Club, Big Sky Resort, and Moonlight Basin Ranch. In 2010, Branif assisted in opening the PureWest Christie’s International Real Estate of Big Sky office where he built a successful real estate career selling both high-end properties and upscale homes in and around the recreational playground of Big Sky, Montana. After nine years of making his mark as a top producing agent in Big Sky, Branif expanded into income producing farms, recreational ranches, and significant land acquisitions here at Fay Ranches. Branif is one of the very few agents in Montana who understands all facets of the different markets and niches Montana has to offer, from high-end homes to complex large land acquisitions.
Branif’s 16 years of experience and involvement in many diverse types of transactions has resulted in a proven understanding of value-added land acquisitions, extensive knowledge of exclusive opportunities, and conservation easement comprehension, assessment, and implementations. Branif is passionate about the needs and goals of his clients and represents buyers and sellers locally and worldwide. Many of them are repeat clients and are now personal friends.
Branif spends his free time with his wife, Nicole, their two children, and their three dogs, taking full advantage of all that Montana has to offer, including fly fishing, hunting, hiking, and skiing.
Branif Scott is currently a licensed broker associate in Montana and Wyoming and thoroughly enjoys doing business in both states.
Available Property Listings by Branif Scott
This property features a stunning 9,690± SF dream home designed by Locati Architects with views of Bozeman’s Gallatin Valley, the Bridger Mountains, and the Missouri River Valley. This escape includes a guest home, a barn for toys and gear, a hunting cabin, and a ranch manager’s home. The striking improvements are only bested by the thousands of deeded acres to recreate on, already divided into 21 parcels.
Nestled into the Gallatin Range between Bozeman and Livingston, commanding views of 4 surrounding mountain ranges, as well as diverse topography and native vegetation combined to provide a perfect wildlife haven, make this a truly incredible property. As the sun rises over the Crazy and Absaroka Mountains or sets behind the Gallatin and Bridger Mountains, the front and back porch of the 7,471± SF four bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom custom mountain home are the perfect spots to take in the stunning panoramic views.
Approximately 10 miles to the fly fishing mecca that is Ennis, Montana and only a 3± mile drive to historic Virginia City, this property borders BLM and State land, providing the owner with thousands of acres of deeded and public land to recreate on. This ranch provides a beautiful, tranquil mountain setting with views of wildlife and surrounding mountain ranges.
Nestled in the shadow of Bull Mountain and surrounded by the Elkhorn, Boulder and Highland Mountains, sits this exceptional unspoiled 2,687± acre wildlife-rich ranch. Located just 50 minutes west of Bozeman in the tightly held North Boulder River Valley, land this size in this valley rarely comes to market.
Offering wide-open spaces, fishable Dry Creek frontage, mountain views, and a blank canvas, this property overlooks the entire Gallatin Valley, boasting proximity to Bozeman, one of the most sought-after mountain towns in the U.S. Take in the views from the 360-degree observatory cabin retreat, sitting atop a knoll, in perfect position for time spent wildlife viewing and bird watching.
A 94± acre escape, this property is a rare opportunity on the northern edge of the Gallatin Valley to purchase a beautiful brand-new, ultra energy efficient home; the perfect amount of acreage, as well as live water, with fishable Dry Creek traversing through the property for 2,050± feet. Located only 23± miles to vibrant Bozeman and 14± miles to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport this property checks all the boxes.
Ski-In/Ski-Out at its best! Awe-inspiring views make this slope-side mountain chalet the perfect backdrop for all your adventures. If you want the finest luxury home and vacation experience possible in Big Sky/Moonlight Basin, Diamond Hitch Ski Chalet is your clear choice.
Resting amid the pristine, Montana alpine wilderness on the east side of the Big Belt Mountains, this untouched recreational ranch varies from gentle sloping meadows and rolling hills to heavily timbered ridges and mountains, with over 3 miles of the fishable west fork of Hound Creek running through the full length of the property. West Hound Creek Ranch is an exceptional deer and elk hunting property located in-between the world‐class Missouri and Smith Rivers.
Just 7± miles from downtown Bozeman, this property offers a combination of Arts and Crafts styling in a beautiful western log home. Situated on 66± private acres and surrounded by aspen trees is a 4 bed, 3 bath main home, and a 2 bed, 1 loft, 1 bath guest quarters above a horse barn. A pond on the property provides a private pool for elk with a picturesque foreground of the dramatic Bridger Mountains.
Here you will find rolling hills with lush riparian areas and a year-round spring that babbles down to a private pond, providing an important water source for the wildlife that call the ranch home. This striking family retreat is impeccably maintained with a 5 bed, 5.5 bath custom ranch style home and a 4 bed, 2 bath guest home, both boasting perfectly framed views of the Bridger Mountains and valley below.
Tucked up against the base of the majestic Beartooth Mountains, this ranch enjoys stunning views and proximity to one of the most beautiful blocks of roadless land in the United States, the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness. This property offers private Forest Service access to thousands of acres of National Forest, two forks of Fiddler Creek with lush creek bottom, stands of conifers, groves of quaking aspen and rolling meadows.
Situated along the banks of the gorgeous East Gallatin River and bordering Bridger Creek Golf Course, as well as 82± acres of State Land, this property combines beautiful views, world-class trout fishing, a 1.4-acre pond, a 4,680± SF spacious 4-bedroom house with guest house attached, a large barn with sleeping quarters and a separate 4-car detached garage.
Located along the Wise River and close to the Big Hole River, this ranch is named for the striking rock formation that overlooks the property. The owner currently holds a 6,922± acre National Forest grazing lease, allowing for 150 yearling heifers out the back gate. The property is almost entirely flood irrigated, and the owner has enjoyed the ranch because of the production value and recreational opportunities.
Conveniently located in the most picturesque part of the highly sought-after Paradise Valley, midway between Yellowstone National Park and the town of Livingston, Montana, this property includes 120± acres under pivot irrigation. The property’s pivoted field provides ‘big sky’ views of the Gallatin Mountains to the West, the Absaroka Beartooth’s to the East looking up Mill Creek canyon, and glimpses of the Crazy Mountain range to the North.
Located just 22± miles from Bozeman, rolling foothills and views of surrounding mountain ranges open up to Lot 9A, sitting at the end of the road at the Hamilton Sporting Reserve, a 556± acre private and gated recreational ranch. About 2.25 miles of Dry Creek meanders through the east side of the Reserve, providing private access to trout-filled water.
Located on a private hillside overlooking Bozeman and the entire Gallatin Valley, this is an exceptionally diverse land opportunity that includes live water frontage on Dry Creek, a year-round tributary of the East Gallatin and fabled Missouri River wild trout fisheries.
Located just 13± miles from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, this rare land opportunity is part of Hamilton Sporting Reserve, a 556± acre gated sporting community that boasts shared access to 2.25± miles of Dry Creek, with several springs, excellent habitat attracting wildlife, food plots, and grain fields, as well as a spring-fed trophy trout fishing pond.
In the Saddle Ridge Community of Moonlight Basin, this ski-in/ski-out townhouse is steps away from Moonlight Lodge, provides direct access to the Iron Horse ski lift and boasts breathtaking Spanish Peaks Mountain views as you relax in your private hot tub. Offered “turn-key” fully furnished, this townhouse is the perfect all-season choice for a luxury rental or family retreat!
Articles Authored by Branif Scott
It is unusual for two adjacent world-class ranches to come to market at the same time, but that is just what happened with the West Boulder Ranch and the Burnt Leather Ranch-Steen Place, nestled side-by-side at the base of the Absaroka Mountains in McLeod, Montana. Together, they comprise three miles of the West Boulder River […]
Written by Branif Scott, Broker Associate, Fay Ranches Some of my fondest childhood memories from growing up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa are centered around being outdoors, primarily camping, fishing, and hunting. My friends and I spent hours down by the creek near my house, digging for worms and catching carp and bass. My dad took me camping on […]
By James Esperti, Branif Scott, and Vinny Delgado, Fay Ranches As much as you can love hunting, there is nothing quite like hunting with your kids. The excitement that oozes out of their every pore reminds you of some of your first hunts, a time when it just meant a little bit more to you. Whether following the […]
Hopper Fishin’ meets Business Strategy on the Ruby River Ranch Greg Fay and Branif Scott of Fay Ranches and Jeff Boswell of Republic Ranches recently held a ‘business strategy’ session on the Ruby River Ranch in Sheridan, Montana which was just listed by Fay Ranches. The three enjoyed a fantastic afternoon of hopper fishing. “Due […]