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Kohler and Corder

As much as Jon and Erica love and immerse themselves and their two young boys in the Red Hills lifestyle, there is a longstanding connection to the American West. In his early days as a land broker, Jon lived, owned and sold land in the great state of Montana. Jon lived and owned a ranch near Fishtail, MT, about 45 minutes from Red Lodge at the foothills of the Beartooth Mountains. This experience cemented his work ethic from which he would take back home to the South.

Although Jon and Erica are settled in North Florida, they still have ties to real estate out West through LandLeader, the largest land marketing company in the country. JKA is one of the founding brokerages of LandLeader and Jon serves on the Board of Directors. “I love the work ethic western Ranch brokers possess. It’s nothing to drive four hours for a listing. Few brokers work as hard as Trampas Corder’s group.”  Corder and Associates represent Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and North Dakota utilizing LandLeader® as part of their marketing platform.

Both brokerages commit to land stewardship and land conservation illustrating their mission and values. From timberland and hunting plantations to the farms and ranches of the Rocky Mountain states, Jon Kohler and Associates and Corder and Associates have a team of agents with an inspired vision to help you with your real estate goals. Are you looking for land for sale in Montana? Let us introduce you to Corder and Associates as your trusted real estate experts!

Montana—The Best Kept Secret

A single day spent in the grand state of Montana can fill your spirit with wonder and bring your soul back to its center in nature. Time spent here has a way of stealing the breath from your lungs as you take in scenic landscapes that possess more beauty than you thought possible. Montana will leave you with a sense of longing, craving just a few more moments of a sky that looks to be on fire on the never-ending horizon, blazing with bright hues of oranges, pinks, and reds. All its marvels are not given away, however.

To catch a glimpse of the mighty Grizzly Bear, one will need to spend time pursuing the dense forests and exposed meadows until the moment is just perfect. Montana has fertile land, abundant wildlife, skies that are sapphire blue, history that is prolific, and riches that include more than just the luxurious minerals found under the ground. Properly nicknamed the Treasure State, Montana offers just that, where the pavement ends, and the adventure begins!

Finding Land for Sale in Montana

Corder and Associates specializes in buying and selling farms and ranches, recreational land, hunting land, waterfront property, and luxury real estate in Montana. Not only do we strive to be up to date with market trends and land values, but we live the life we sell™. Our brokerage is comprised of agents who understand Montana land for sale opportunities because they raise cattle, farm, ride horses, fish, hunt, ski, kayak, boat, explore with off-road vehicles, and more!

We share the same love for the land and offer an intimate knowledge of each community while providing clients with a trusted partnership to find the finest land for sale in Montana. Trampus and Staci Corder, brokers/owners, have operated in the agricultural industry for over 25 years giving them authentic, first-hand experiences to better relate to clients. Our team of agents and brokers includes professionals such as a Certified Crop Advisor, a wildlife biologist, 5th generation farmer and rancher, and a Certified Professional Agronomist.

Glacier and Yellowstone National Park

Of the several reasons to come live in Montana, two momentous motivations include the two national parks that reside here, Glacier and Yellowstone National Park. The most visited destination in Montana is Glacier National Park, known as the Crown Jewel of the Continent. The park lies along Montana’s northern border and adjoins Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada forming the world’s first International Peace Park. Glacier Park has 250 lakes within its boundaries and possesses one of the most scenic drives in America, the Going to the Sun Road. This spectacular highway spans 50 miles and crosses the Continental Divide at 6,646 feet. While traveling this famous road, every type of terrain can be seen, from large glacial lakes and steep rugged mountain slopes to rocky walls that look as though they are weeping and extended sweeping views of tree-filled forests.

Hikes throughout the park lead you to magnificent waterfalls and other hidden rewards for the arduous trek. Glacier is additionally home to a phenomenon of a triple divide allowing water to flow into the Pacific, Atlantic, and Hudson Bay. This occurs at Triple Divide Peak and is the only state with such in the entire country. We are a state of trendsetters as Yellowstone National Park holds the bragging rights for the first national park in the nation! This captivating park is larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined so Montana shares it with Wyoming and Idaho. The park has one of the world’s largest calderas with over 10,000 thermal features and the world’s most famous geyser, Old Faithful. In addition to its awesome scenery, Yellowstone serves as a wildlife preserve with animals ranging from bison, moose, and elk to birds, fish, and river otters. These national parks are popular tourist destinations, and it is no wonder why. Their picturesque settings and majestic wildlife keep even the most frequent park visitor returning time and again.


Life in Montana is of a quality that is incomparable to any other. Alongside the impressive landscapes, people flock here for the recreational attributes that are raw and authentic. Throughout Montana are inexpensive top-notch ski hills such as Showdown, Discovery, Lost Trail, and Great Divide. Skip the long lines at the lift and enjoy downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing on fresh powder. Montana offers the most premiere fly-fishing destinations on the planet.

Rivers like the mighty Yellowstone or the Bighorn River give anglers hundreds of miles to spread out and experience diverse waters for any skill level. Like the fishing, there are millions of acres of public lands supporting all types of species allowing you to hunt the big game or waterfowl. With its diverse habitats, pursuing and stalking your choice of wildlife is sure to be accompanied by a magnificent mount to captivate the experience and hold tight to those unforgettable memories. Many Montanans share the undying love for camping, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, snowmobiling, photography, or birdwatching. You can be certain that at least one of these activities is listed on every Montanan’s list of favorite things to do.

Value of Land, More Than a Number

The valuable land in Montana sanctions for leisure and making memories, but it is also extremely instrumental for providing the world with food. In fact, about 80% of the wheat crop harvested in Montana is exported out of the country to buyers all over the world. The diverse climate and fertile soil facilitate farmers and ranchers in producing a wide variety of high-quality food products. The dominating products in agriculture are cattle and wheat. Livestock and crop production contribute nearly two billion dollars to Montana’s economy each year, so it is no wonder that land is cherished.

A couple of acres can provide extra income to a landowner allowing them to lease out the acreage for grazing or growing crops. Ranching and farming have deep roots in Montana and those associated with the industry make up a chunk of about 17% of Montana’s population. The brokers with ownership of Corders and Associates contribute to both industries and has participated in the tradition of producing in agriculture as a lifelong career while sharing the dream with others by selling farm and ranches.

Come Stay

With an average of six people per acre, Montana is a well-kept secret of wide-open spaces filled with people that are warmer than the average temperature. Montana comes with the fresh smell of ponderosa pine and crisp morning air that illuminates a steamy cup of coffee. Here, traffic jams consist of ranchers moving cattle or deer politely waiting to cross in front of an approaching vehicle. If the huckleberry is not enough to lure you to this extraordinary state, perhaps an annual tradition of hunting Christmas trees with your family is. Did I mention that Montana doesn’t have sales tax? Come visit. Come stay. Let the grandeur of the mountains speak for us and fall for Montana as John Steinbeck does in “Charley,” writing, “Of all the states it is my favorite and my love.”

Montana Real Estate Stats

In 2022, 51% of land sales came from Western Montana, 26% from Eastern Montana, and 23% from North Central Montana.

Average and median per acre prices have remained constant from 2020 – 2022 with an average per acre price of $4,000+ and a median price of approximately $2,000. Both these values are notably higher than the years 2018-2019.

The sale of properties of 40 acres or more has increased over the last three years. In 2022, the sale volume increased 16.42% from 2021.

The 2022 Montana average farmland real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, was $1,030 per acre. This is an increase of 10.8 percent from 2021 and 12.6 percent from 2020. The average value of cropland was $1,160, up 10.5 percent from 2021. The average value of irrigated cropland was $3,500, up 14.8 percent from the previous year, and the average value of non-irrigated cropland was $910, up 9.0 percent from the previous year. Pasture values were up 10.7 percent from 2021 at $775 per acre. Average cash rent for irrigated cropland in Montana was $104.00 per acre in 2022, up $16.00 from the previous year.

Average cash rent for non-irrigated cropland was $31.00 per acre in 2022, up $2.00 from the previous year. Average cash rent for pasture was $7.80 per acre in 2022, up $0.60 from the previous year.

Find Land For Sale In Montana With Corder and Associates

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