• Terri Eckel
    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

    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.

  • Tammy & Walter Gipe
    A good friend of ours recommended Shelby Nash with Westward Bound Real Estate when we decided to sell our house. This friend said, "You are going to love her." Well, that was an understatement! She was always warm, inviting and patient with us. Shelby was always professional and very knowledgeable. We always felt she had our best interest at heart making this decision and transition smooth for us. Both Shelby and Laurie took the time to help stage our house to make it more eye appealing. And, after they were done, I thought I might stay! We developed not only a business bond but a family bond. If were to buy another house, she would be our "go to" person. We would recommend her and Westward Bound to anyone looking for these qualities.
    Tammy & Walter Gipe
  • Tracy Lee and Tim Sievers (Kalispell Montana)
    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 and Tim Sievers (Kalispell Montana)
  • Scott & Tracy Osler (Kalispell Montana)
    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 (Kalispell Montana)
  • Levi & Carrie Ferguson (Arizona to Montana)
    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 (Arizona to Montana)
  • ROBERT F. BUSH JR. (NEW YORK)
    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. (NEW YORK)
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