Don Pilotte

Managing Broker, GRI, RRS, SFR

C: 406.580.0155 O: 406.995.4060

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55 Lone Peak Drive Suite 3 Big Sky, Montana 59716

O: 406.995.4060 F: 406.995.4466

My Properties

Summary of Qualifications

  • Managing Broker Prudential Montana Real Estate – Big Sky 2003-present
    Broker of Record, Prudential Bozeman and Prudential Big Sky Real Estate 2002
    Licensed as a Montana Real Estate Broker
    Managing Broker for Prudential Big Sky Real Estate leading company to surpass established sales goals 1999-2001
    Founded and developed Farm/Ranch/Recreational Real Estate office for Big Sky Resort Real Estate, managing the office located in Ennis, Montana 1992-1994


  • BS Montana State University

Professional Experience

  • Involved in real estate transactions, development, sales and marketing for 20 years.
    Extensive experience in development of raw land, from acquisition to development of covenants, experienced in all phases of county and state approval process, leading to final plat approval of numerous subdivisions in Madison, Gallatin, Beaverhead, Park and Deer Lodge counties.
    Numerous continuing education courses involving specialized areas of real estate including: 1031 exchanges, Conservation Easements, Commercial and Investment, Radon, Environmental hazards-Phase I’s, II’s and III’s, Forms, Ethics, Standards of Practice, water enhancement, advanced marketing and sales courses, electronic marketing, national sales courses in resort and recreational real estate marketing, fine homes sales programs, development, establishment and operation of satellite sales offices, Reverse 1031 exchanges, tax considerations when selling or investing in real estate.
    Developed comprehensive multi-level marketing programs for Sun West Ranch, Moonlight Basin Ranch, Skywood Preserve, Lost Trails Retreat as well as Bear Mountain Ranch, Buffalo Ranch and other high-end developments.
    Developed sales programs for numerous subdivisions such as: Ulerys Lakes, Timber Ridge, Diamond Hitch, Uplands.
    Professional consultant to real estate developers, developing marketing concepts and programs to launch, sustain and sell out complete projects.
    Completion of numerous Brokers Opinion of Values for attorneys, estates and trusts.

Additional Professional Activities

  • Director of Photographic Services Montana State University and faculty member Montana State University
    Vice President, Western Spirit Corporation, directed overseas operations for several major projects in Japan
    Antler Designs, Ennis, Montana – sales and product development
    Founder and partner, Five Star Video Productions
    Working toward the completion of a book on the Absaroka/Beartooth Wilderness

Professional Memberships & Positions Held

  • President Gallatin Association of Realtors 2008
    Chair – Risk Management Committee MAR 2008 – 2009
    First Vice President Gallatin Association of Realtors 2007
    Member – National Association of Realtors MLS Committee 2008 – 2010
    MAR Tech Committee 2007 – 2008
    Southwestern District Vice President, Montana Association of Realtors 2007
    Executive Committee, Montana Association of Realtors 2007
    Vice Chair – Risk Management Committee 2007
    Chairperson, Southwest Montana Multiple Listing Service
    State Director, Gallatin Association of Realtors
    Treasurer, Gallatin Association of Realtors and South West Montana Multiple Listing Service
    MLS Committee, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Gallatin Association of Realtors
    President (3 years), Vice President (3 years), Executive Committee (7 years) Madison/Beaverhead Board of Real Estate
    Member National Association of Realtors
    Southwest Montana Marketing Forum (Commercial Real Estate)
    Farm and Ranch Marketing Group (Rural/recreational real estate)

Volunteer Experience

  • Board of Ambassadors, Big Brothers and Sisters, Bozeman/Ennis/Big Sky/West Yellowstone, Montana
    Gallatin Empire Lions Club – member at large
    Fundraiser for Bozeman Big Brothers and Sisters Annual Select Banquet
    Co-Chair Bozeman Baseball, fundraising for Heroes Stadium Legion Field

Awards And Certifications

  • Legend Award Prudential 2007
    GRI (Graduate Realtors Institute)
    RRS Designation
    Resort Properties Specialist
    Fine Homes Specialist
    E-certified, PVRM certified
    Million Dollar Club – Montana
    Chairman’s Circle Prudential Real Estate 2003 – 2007
    Presidents Circle Prudential Real Estate 1998 – 1999, 1997
    Leading Edge Society Prudential Real Estate 2000 – 2001
    Cornerstone Award Prudential Real Estate 1999
    GAR REALTOR of the year 200

Areas Served

  • Absaroka
  • Belgrade
  • Big Sky
  • Big Timber
  • Bozeman
  • Butte
  • Cameron
  • Churchill
  • Clyde Park
  • Dillon
  • Ennis
  • Four Corners
  • Livingston
  • Manhattan
  • Norris
  • Pine Creek
  • Sheridan
  • Three Forks
  • Twin Bridges
  • Virginia City
  • Willow Creek
  • Wilsall

Agent Specialty

  • Land & Lots
  • Residential
  • Ranch and Recreation
  • Commercial and Industrial
  • Fine Homes