Licensed in: MT
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.
Available Property Listings by Mike DeShore
A true rarity in the Missoula valley, this large block of land just west of town provides an opportunity for a year-round residence, a recreational retreat or an investment play. The hunting opportunities on site are tremendous and fishing opportunities along the Clark Fork are great.
The grassy hillsides and ridges, timbered draws with intermittent riparian habitat define the ranch and create the wild country that the ranch is known for. The varied elevation of this provides complete ecosystems for elk, whitetail, trophy mule deer, moose and antelope. This offering is a prime example of a classic mountain ranch.
The Glacier Fresh Cherry Orchard consists of 54± acres on the eastern side of Flathead Lake. This is a great opportunity to purchase a producing cherry orchard and packing facility, build a very secluded estate home, and be right in the middle of a recreational mecca.
The Bull River Chalet is an awesome recreational ranch situated along the river and at the base of the Cabinet mountains. Enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, boating, and so many other recreational activities. The property embodies the essence of the Montana landscape and all it has to offer.
The Leaping Horse Farm is an exceptional property. It offers spectacular views, live water in a premier setting shadowed by forested foothills. Providing everything you could ask for in a showcase property; first class improvements, solitude, excellent proximity to urban amenities and some of the best outdoor recreation the west has to offer with easy year-round accessibility and living.
The Swan Mountain Ranch consists of 160± acres situated at the base of the Swan Mountain Range. Rolling grassy hills, timbered draws, small ponds, and lush wetlands provide the perfect spot to build your Montana dream. Enjoy panoramic views of the Swan Mountains and imagine the world behind the wall of snow-capped peaks.
The Rock Creek Fishing Lodge offers a rare opportunity to own a well-appointed home situated on the Upper Rock Creek known as a Blue-Ribbon Trout Fishery in Montana. This 10± acre property offers awe-inspiring views and abundant wildlife.
This 118± acre property is set in the foreground of the famous Bob Marshall and Scapegoat wildernesses. Lush meadows and Aspens create the perfect homesite. This land is part of an intact Rocky Mountain ecosystem that is one of the few remaining in North America. This land is wild, scenic, and breathtaking.