Megan Vaden - "Licensed in 2016, I have found a fulfilling career in the growing Billings market. I am skilled in customer service and people relations, bringing you a personalized experience in the home buying process. With the leading company in the nation and the best technology at my finger tips, I will be furthering my education to grow my knowledge. I am dedicated to my clients to find them the perfect property! I do not sell houses, I sell HOMES. My goal is to find you help you succeed, whether that is buying or selling. Feel free to reach me at anytime to talk more about your real estate needs."
Whether buying for the first time, or selling and purchasing for your next phase of life, it's time to find a trusted lender! Getting Pre-Approved is vital to making educated financial decisions. Your lender will run a credit check, gather income and tax documents, and calculate how much you can afford. They will also give you an estimate on how much money you need for a down payment, and what your monthly payment might be (varies depending on your interest rate, money down, property taxes, insurance, and total purchase price).
Like everything else, it's a good idea to shop around. Not every financial institution is the same. Some may be able to offer better interest rates. Some might have special down payment programs, and some may even offer incentives that could save you some money. Explore this list of local Billings, MT lenders -
Now it's time for the fun part! Choosing a Real Estate Agent to guide you through the process is crucial. They will help you break down your wants and needs to find you the best potential options.
For Buyers - Compile a list of what is most important to you. What is your Budget? Do you have a specific area or school district in mind? How many bedrooms, bathrooms, and minimum square footage would function for your household? Is there something specific you need for your lifestyle such as a big back yard for your dogs and hosting? Maybe a huge bonus room for movie nights and your pool table? Giving as much information as possible will help your agent get to know you!
For Sellers - Let's get your home listing ready! Your agent will have great suggestions on decluttering, staging, and deep cleaning. While you're busy getting prepared, your agent will find out the Current Market Value on your home, consult you on your potential net earnings (Bring this information to your lender!) and create your customized marketing strategy. There is a lot that goes into being both a seller and a buyer. You and your agent will discuss what to expect and how to transition as seamlessly as possible.
Nicknamed the "Magic city", Billings is home to over 171,000 proud Montanans. Known for its strong economy, Billings is the largest trade, retail and medical Hub for all of Eastern Montana, Northern Wyoming, and Western North Dakota. From the Yellowstone River to the Rimrocks, Billings is rich in history. Founded originally in 1882 as a Railroad as a railroad town, Billings has found itself to be a perfect stop for tourism. Boasting a 10,000 seat event enter, 56 Parks, two major hospitals and over 40 clinics. Billings is leading in the four-state area in healthcare, agriculture, education and energy. In addition to the rich job market and healthcare, Billings is home to Montana State University - Billings and the Private Rocky Mountain College. Billings School District #2 is the largest school district in the state of Montana, with over 17,000 students enrolled. That's not to include the several out of District elementary, middle, and highschools nearby. Art, music, good eats, and local drinks have made a major impact as well. Make sure to visit the Yellowstone Art Museum, or tour the many local galleries at the Monthly Art Walks in Downtown Billings. Don't forget to stop in to one of the 10 Billings owned Breweries, and our three Distilleries!
" The first question is would I go back to my Realtor again after close of escrow? My answer, Yes! I am a Realtor Broker of 53 years. Megan was not intimidated. She dug in, took on the task of representing my wife and I efficiently and with the utmost professionalism. Being that I am licensed out of State, I investigated thoroughly many firms and their agents to find the right person to represent my family. Britt, my daughter and my granddaughter were also purchasing homes in Billings. I knew I had to make the right choice! So I found Megan! She spent hours with each of us to locate 3 homes that we loved and was successful in negotiating the sale for each family! So yeah, Megan has earned my trust so feel safe in having her represent you and too! " -- Kurt and Andrea
"Megan is an amazing agent to work with when buying a home. We are out of state buyers who is moving our business here. She went above and beyond to support us in our process. When the market is so hot she would run to look and sent us amazing walk through videos. Megan also took time to understand us and our needs and what are none starters and us so we didn't put offers on a house. We found an amazing home for our family with lots of items that will appreciate quickly. She even helped us with our business even though not her line of business. I could not recommend her higher and look forward to working with her on some other projects. " -- Fred
"Megan is fantastic, you literally do not want anyone else working for you. She went above and beyond the call of a realtor. We chose her to sell our home as we relocated to a new state. She took care of several things asked of the buyer, since we were unable to on our own. She had a vision for selling the house and did so by staging it to look like a home, but not someone's home. If you have ever bought or sold a home, you understand why that's so important. If you haven't you'll soon understand. Especially if you choose Megan because she will explain everything to you! She will educate you, with anything you need to know in the buying or selling process. She will make sure your needs are met and not overstep. She does her best to ensure the process is as easy for you as possible. If an issue arises she will be there to take care of it for you without question! You will not go wrong in making the decision to hire Megan!" -- Kirsten
"I couldn't have imagined working with anyone else!! Megan checked off everything and more on our wish list. As first time home buyers we knew little to nothing about this process. We flooded her with questions and she always had an answer and was eager to answer another. Not to mention, we were thrown so many unexpected curve balls with the recent hail storm. Megan was awesome at taking the stress off our shoulders. I knew she was always behind the scenes working hard and connecting with our lender. I knew I could trust her! I'd recommend her to anyone!" -- Becca and Ben
"Our experience with buying and selling with Megan was great! She took the time to listen and get a feel for our interests. She went above and beyond to market our house and was able to close on it, which was exciting news for us! She was always quick to respond to calls/texts and did a great job handling situations with FSBO, when we took interest in a place. From our first visit with her we could tell she was very knowledgeable about her field and this continued into the time spent working with her. She is easy to get along with, great sense of humor, and very enthusiastic. Even after we sold and bought a new house she has continued to keep in touch to ensure things were getting fixed! Very pleased with her work." -- Dawn and Dallas
"My husband and I are first-time homebuyers and buying a home came spontaneously. We had been toying around with the idea of buying a home for quite sometime and we decided to just go for it. We have many friends in real estate but we ultimately decided to go with Megan and we are so glad we did! I didn't know where to begin with the overwhelming process but Megan very willingly answered our many, MANY questions we had no matter how 'dumb' they seemed. She was so helpful in the process and it definitely went as smooth as it did because of her! I highly recommend working with her for any of your real estate needs!" -- Ashley and Nathan
"We moved to Billings for medical reasons.We had certain things on our wish list and Megan worked very hard to accomplish that. She kept us informed about the housing market and we talked almost daily. Megan is the best realtor we have ever worked with. If there was a problem with the home we were looking at she would tell us. No surprises! She found exactly what we wanted and we're very happy here. Not only is she a fantastic realtor she also turned out to be a friend" -- Hugh and Aleece