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.
Fay Ranches Inc. Headquarters
395 Gallatin Park Drive
Bozeman, Montana 59715
Available Property Listings by Branif Scott
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here you will find rolling hills with lush riparian areas and a year-round spring, providing an important water source for the wildlife that call the incredibly private property home. This striking family retreat, 25± minutes north of Bozeman, Montana and 15± minutes to the airport, 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 Gallatin Valley below.
This 66± acre property offers plenty of room for recreational pursuits as well as a 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom, 2,456± SF state-of-the-art home with views of Sphinx Mountain and the Madison Range. Located in the heart of world-class fly fishing and hunting country, just a few minutes from the genuinely Western town of Ennis, and close to the college town of Bozeman, this property is one-of-a-kind.
This is a rare opportunity in the Boulder River Valley, one of the most sought-after areas in the Rocky Mountain Region. Sitting on 19± acres bordering the Boulder River for 1,300± feet, this property features a remodeled 3 bed, 2 bath home, a 3 stall garage, and a large pole barn to store recreational toys. Boasting easy year-round access, this property is located 7± miles south of Big Timber. Boulder River Cabin is a wildlife epicenter with easily accessible fishing opportunities.
Just 25± minutes south of Philipsburg and a few minutes from Georgetown Lake, this 20± acre property is perfect for a large family or an investor looking to run a bed and breakfast, VRBO/Airbnb, or corporate retreat. A quintessential piece of Montana, the 5,352 SF, 7 bed, 6 full bath, 1 half bath custom home sits atop a hill above Georgetown Lake, looking out at dramatic views of the Anaconda-Pintlar Wilderness, the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, and the Continental Divide.
Just 10± minutes from Livingston, this home sits atop a ridge, providing views of Livingston, Paradise Valley, and the Absaroka Mountain Range. No expense was spared when building this 9,778± SF, 6 bed, 7.5 bath home, which includes an attached guest home. A pond and stone waterfalls lie just behind the home with a walkway built for morning and evening strolls. Nearby Fleshman Creek drainage and State Land offer appealing viewsheds, as well as cover, travel corridors, and access to food and water that entice an abundance of wildlife.
Set beneath the Beartooth Mountains and Absaroka Range just a few miles east of Gallatin National Forest and in the West Bridger Creek drainage, this exquisite mountain sanctuary features a custom 4,696± SF home and guest quarters on 39± deeded acres. Water features on the property include a pond and a small creek, all located just 25± miles from Big Timber, Montana.
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.
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.
This 20± acre riverfront getaway with private fishing access on the famed East Gallatin River is located just 10± minutes to downtown Bozeman, Montana, 10± minutes to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, and 25± minutes to Bridger Bowl Ski Area. The country estate blends seamlessly into the bucolic setting, boasting a barn, loafing shed, and 4 fenced pastures, perfect for the equestrian enthusiast. The home totals 4,904± SF with 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 1 three quarter bath, and 1 half bath.
Located just northwest of the desirable mountain town of Bozeman and the busiest airport in Montana, this rare 256± acre land opportunity boasts 1.2± miles of restored and award-winning Dry Creek, with several springs, excellent habitat attracting and sustaining wildlife, food plots, and grain fields. With incomparable views of the Gallatin Valley, as well as out-the-door access to an abundance of recreational activities, this property is an exceptional investment opportunity.
Located just northwest of Bozeman and its airport, this rare 300± acre land opportunity boasts almost a mile of the private, fishable, restored, and award-winning Dry Creek. The ranch provides excellent habitat attracting wildlife, food plots, and grain fields, as well as a spring-fed trophy trout pond. With views of the Gallatin Valley, as well as out-the-door access to an abundance of activities, the ranch is turnkey with power, bridges, and roads already in place!
Located in the Mill Creek drainage of Paradise Valley and surrounded by National Forest on 3 sides, the acreage is made up of alpine trees, riparian habitat, and views of Castle Rock. Approximately 1,100 ft of the East Fork of Mill Creek flows through, offering native cutthroat trout fishing on-site. Feel at home in the under-construction 4-bed lodge while providing friends a place to stay in the recently constructed 2-bed guest home.
This is a chance to purchase private and discreet acreage boasting fishable water. Dry Creek, headwaters of the Missouri River, traverses through the property for 1,800± ft. Vegetation lines the creek, while mature trees and covered draws add to the year-round desirability of the property. Located 30± minutes to Bozeman and 15± minutes to the airport, this property checks all the boxes. This opportunity provides membership in the exclusive SxS Ranch, including shared recreational interest in 971± total acres.
Articles Authored by Branif Scott
Provided by the team at Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures As springtime arrives in the Western United States, trout come to life in search of food. Some of the season’s best fishing conditions can be in late spring and early summer, but with high water and runoff, anglers are faced with a unique set of challenges. […]
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 […]