Montana local, REALTOR® and broker, Karina Lanier is the proud mom of three wild children, with her husband Jason, resident outfitter and owner of Bigfork Anglers Fly Shop. She and her family can be found enjoying local lakes and rivers in the summer and Big Mountain in the winter.
Voted Best Real Estate Agent in the 2023 Best of Bigfork. Karina earned the REALTOR® Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) endorsement and she is a certified Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA), helping sellers price their properties for sale effectively, as well as helping buyers understand the value in their price point. Karina is also a certified Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS).
Her real estate knowledge stems from a range of closed transactions from Whitefish to Missoula, representing buyers and sellers with land, residential, multi-family, condominium and commercial transactions. She has a reputation for exceeding client expectations and is dedicated to continuously monitoring and understanding the local market, giving her clients a strategic market advantage.
Five Stars not enough! Karina is a one of a kind, true professional who actually markets the property, generates her own leads, and leaves nothing to chance in making the sale. Couldn't be happier!!
Karina has sold two properties for us. She works hard and has a great understanding of the real estate market. If we have any real estate needs in the future, we'll definitely be using her. She is a joy to work with.
As a military family, we moved more than a dozen times and worked with many, many different realtors in almost every geographical region of the U.S. By far, Karina was the most professional, efficient, knowledgeable, kind and fun real estate professional we've ever worked with. While on a property search in Idaho, we happened to see a Montana listing of hers online which looked exactly like the dream property we had been hoping to find - - lakefront, gorgeous mountain views, privacy. It was the marketing materials - - a gorgeous drone / mixed media video of the property that caught our attention. Karina's friendly and immediate response was a true bonus. She had already booked several showings for this new listing, but happily agreed to show us the property on an upcoming Sunday -- stupidly, we didn't even think about it being Easter Sunday and she didn't say a word! I apologized profusely once we realized it was indeed Easter Sunday and we had taken her away from her family, but she was incredibly gracious about it and spent more than an hour cheerfully traipsing around the six acres and lake frontage with us. That's how hard she works for her sellers! Because we weren't associated with a realtor in Montana, we asked her on the spot if she'd consider representing us as buyers as well as her seller.
With the utmost integrity, she first had a conversation with her seller to ensure the seller was comfortable with us submitting an offer through Karina. The arrangement made for the most seamless property purchase we've EVER enjoyed. I've never felt more comfortable in knowing we were in great hands. She's a wealth of information and fun tips and continues to check in on us and our progress in selecting an architect, etc. She'll forever be on our list of friends in Montana and we can't recommend her enough to both buyers and sellers!