Sarah Beck

    Sarah Beck

    Smith Team Real Estate was formed in 2002 and brings 50+ years of combined Montana Real Estate Experience.

    We have witnessed countless trends, changes in law, up markets, down markets, and everything in between. This experience allows us to provide our clients with a unique market perspective.

    Each member brings different strengths and perspectives to the table, resulting in a well-balanced, dynamic, dependable team for our clients. When you choose Smith Team Real Estate, you have two Brokers and our licensed assistant working for you. The three of us, Ric, Sarah, and Ashlee are committed to our clients and are here to provide support. Our clients' needs are paramount. With this support team on our clients' side, they are assured of service, communication, and results. We live, work and play here. We have served on many boards, are members of community organizations, and have watched too many local sporting events to count, supporting the youth of this area. We know the community and are dedicated to the betterment of our neighborhood. The days of sticking an ad in the newspaper and selling the house are over. It is not that easy, and probably never will be. The network we have built up over the years adds direct value to our clients. We know the market. We know the go-to people. We know the planners, the contractors, the inspectors, title officers, lenders, service force, and more.

    When it comes to communication, with 3 of us, we are always available as we navigate your transaction. Availability to other industry professionals is as important as availability to our clients as we promote your property. We optimize our gorgeous website and social media to target buyers who fit the profile for your property. Our social media presence is relevant, fun, consistent and EFFECTIVE. We utilize a lead generation software that closely tracks data on prospective buyers, making it easy to communicate with them and direct them to your home! Results? Yes indeed! We are one of the busiest real estate teams in the market and have a long list of satisfied and return clients.

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    My Client Testimonials

    LOVE these guys! Ric, Ashlee and Sarah all have unique areas of expertise that blend together seamlessly to make them an amazing team. Extremely knowledgeable about the area, well-connected in the community and acutely aware of market trends. These guys know what it takes to help their clients find the perfect home in a very un-perfect housing market. Their patience never wavered during the long months we spent looking for our dream house, and we never felt rushed or pressured at all to jump into something that didn't fit our wants and needs. Their optimism never wavered, and in fact buoyed our spirits multiple times when it felt like we'd never find our home. But....WE DID!!!! Could not be happier with the Smith team. Love them to death. ~ Aron Haire, Polson
    Ric, Sarah, and Ashlee took the time to understand the needs of my family. Their knowledge of the market and area were instrumental in our choice of house, our negotiations, and in ultimately getting the property we wanted. I would recommend the Smith Team without reservation. ~ Chris, Polson
    We couldn¿t recommend the Smith team more! Our house was under contract within 24hrs of listing it and they walked us through every step until closing. Their communication, compassion, and knowledge made selling our house so easy. Thank you for making this process as smooth as possible! ~ Shawneen & Stephen Turner - Polson, MT
    Sarah and her team made this process unbelievably easy. I am currently living in Arizona and the distance was not a factor at all due to their communication and attention to details. I cannot imagine this process being any easier. Great company, great team! ~ Kris Sampson-Phoenix, AZ
    Working with Rick, Ashlee, and Sarah was a very easy process. I had actually looked at trying to sell the property myself. Thank God I didn¿t!! The Smith team were very easy to work with and kept me informed of what was happening with the property constantly. Very nice people that are conscientious and I felt like they worked very hard to find a buyer for our property. I won¿t hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell property. Very good experience. ~ Ron Watt, Missoula, Mt.
    My Smith team, Sarah, Ashley and Rick, were respectful of my needs when selling AND buying. They were accessible during the process and on top of the changing market demands. There were bumps along the way and Sarah went above and beyond to help make the process smooth. I would highly recommend the Smith team to anyone looking to buy or sell. Highly recommended! ~ Toni M, Polson
    Thanks for a job well done. ~ Finley's Limited Partnership
    I have used Century 21 Smith Team real Estate in almost all of my Montana real estate needs. Sarah has set the bar for what a real estate agent/broker should be. She has spoiled us and no other agent meets our expectations!! She was extremely patient with the many difficult issues that arose. She was in constant communication with us. We would not have gotten through this sale without her! ~ Kimberly Sassaman, Ronan
    They were top notch and went above and beyond all expectations. We can't say enough about our entire experience. They had just the right mix of professionalism and personal attention. We would and do recommend them to anyone and everyone! They were the best part of our house buying experience. Hands down. Simply the best! ~ Heather Neff & Maggie Bentley, Polson MT
    Sarah was great. ~ Mike Cutler
    Sarah Beck is a charismatic, honest and open minded realtor.Her impeccable ability to capture the true essence of a property is paramount! Her exemplary writing skills along with the contracted 3D video, created a stellar platform for any buyer. She respected our knowledge and insight.Considering us part of the team...keeping us abreast to all communication with the buyers agent. From our initial meeting to the closing, Sarah is a remarkable realtor! It was a pleasure working with her. Exemplary experience! Impeccable. Exemplary. Preferable. ~ Ralph and Lori Lasche
    I was treated very well indeed! Being remote and never having made a real-estate transaction on my own, I was very grateful for the patience and help I received from your staff! ~ Coralee Petersen Pinedale, WY
    Referred from a friend, the Smith team is the perfect fit for us. Exceptional service, excellent knowledge of the market which gave us the best price we could ask for. They understood our needs. They didnt step on our toes and werent pushy. There wasnt a moment of regret from step one, and were extremely thankful for the recommendation from a friend. We will only use the Smith team at Century 21 in the future! The Smith Team delivered on all aspects. From professional listing pictures to navigating 15 showings in 48 hours, (Our home sold in about a day of listing.) this team does it all. Excellent negotiating skills, excellent marketing skills, the list goes on. I wouldnt want a different agent for buying or selling a home. The Smith team understood us from the beginning. They are excellent with communication, they are knowledgeable about the current market. 100% the best ~ Josh & Chelsea, Polson, Montana
    Have dealt with them many times would never consider anyone else ~ Steve and Linda g
    I was interested in purchasing land in the Finley Point area and the Smith Team was recommended by my daughter who lives out there. She was right! The Smith Team knows that area very well having lived in the area themselves, for many years. My agent, Sarah, walked me through all of my questions and she explained confusing contractual language until I was clear and confident with what I was signing. I never felt pushed into signing anything or agreeing to anything until I felt ready to move forward. It was a fun experience and I now have a beautiful piece of property. ~ Bev Clancey, Helena
    Sarah and Ashley made selling and buying a house a breeze. The house we bought was for sale by owner and Sarah and Ashley worked with us 24/7 to ensure that it was a smooth purchase. ~ Christina Polson
    Sarah Beck is the best! I would use her again and again and refer all my friends to her. ~ Sandi Hamm
    Sarah and Ashley went above and beyond to make the sale of our home effortless and stress free. ~ Christina Polson
    First-time home buyers and sellers here! Ill be honest. Both were daunting tasks. We had no idea what we were doing. We are so glad we chose Smith Team! They guided us through the process of buying our home and selling that same home 5 years later. We appreciated their patience, kindness, sense of humor, and above all professionalism! They really went to work for us when we decided to sell and ended up closing months before we thought we would (which was great, considering the pandemic). The paperwork was all digital, received in a timely manner, and explained in simple terms (as we were novices). We honestly wouldnt have wanted to go elsewhere for buying and selling our home. Love these guys. Cant recommend highly enough! ~ The Rowolds, Marietta, GA
    We have enjoyed working with the Smith Team and Ashlee! They went above and beyond and were wonderful every step of the way. Our first choice everytime! ~ Christa S., Polson
    Sarah is a powerful agent, representing the Smith team with integrity and honor. We are so happy we chose her to represent us in buying our new home. Living out of state and limited inventory were not barriers nor distractions. She made a year long process fun. ~ Paul and KoLynn Sinclair
    The Smith Team-hands down- is the best team we have ever dealt with. The Smith Team is the only team we will ever deal with again. They have earned our highest recommendations. The professionalism of The Smith Team is second to none. We have had many real estate transactions and none have been as well executed as those preformed by The Smith Team. Accurate, honest, and concerned for their clients! ~ Teri Phelan- Philipsburg
    The Smith Team was both completely professional and also supportive and caring. Selling a home is about more than just business, and the Smith Team understands that. Thank you again, Smith Team. You helped us walk through this time of transition with ease and great results. ~ Jennifer Groneberg, Bozeman
    Excellent team of professionals to work with. The brokers and agents are top notch, down to earth, go-getters! Very pleasant and good communicators. I'll be listing 4 more properties with them! ~ Cheryl Reynolds/Dempsey Estate, Polson, MT
    Making your biggest lifetime decision is easier when you are given the best information available at the time. Sarah Beck did that. We were always kept up-to-date about the progress of the transaction. Cannot recommend anyone else. Sarah is the best and most reliable. ~ Jim Wm. Glanz, Polson, MT
    Excellent service, advise, knowledgeable. A pleasure to work with. ~ Elizabeth Acevedo
    Everything about the Smith team was exceptional! They were so responsive to calls and questions. I would highly recommend them to any buyer or seller. ~ TYW, Polson, MT
    I would highly recommend Sarah! ~ M. Voermans, Missoula
    Sarahs a very bright engaging person and made us feel like she intended to do what was in our best interest. We always felt comfortable discussing any issues. ~ Ron Fricker Polson is
    the correct property estimate Sarah Beck Smith was our second broker.We got more feed back from her and decided on an asking price lower but more in line with real value. ~ Gregory Hudowalski
    Sarah, Ashley and Ric thank you for all you did for us. Sarah you knew what we were looking for and what we were not looking for. I think what stood out the most is the one listing we went back and looked at several times and with your HONEST feedback helped us make the right decision and pass on that listing. That actually helped us learn about the area of the lake that we wanted to be at as well. She and Ashley gave up their Saturday's to meet with us and show us listings. Can not say thank you enough. The Smith team helped us navigate through some of the County ordinances that effected us as well. I would strongly recommend Sarah and the Smith team as they were more interested in what was important to us and what we wanted then to find then making a sale. ~ Pat McCarthy, Butte, Montana
    Sarah and her team went above and beyond in this case. They achieved the impossible, and I am extremely grateful for all their hard work. ~ Casey Emerson, Polson
    By far the best experience we have yet! She kept the communication clear. And kept me calm through the very exciting and stressful time of such a large purchase. Staff was fantastic!! Would highly recommend Sarah Beck and her team!! Thank you! ~ Tobi Polson, Mt.
    As the Hospital CEO, utilized Sarah's and Ric's services exclusively :) For ALL of our Physician and Healthcare Professional Staff... As a Result of their Upbeat, Positive Approach, knowledge of the Area/Market...and of course, their Professionalism/Ethics ~ James Kiser, Polson, Montana
    I would recommend Sarah if you are looking for a property or home. She is very knowledgeable about the area and always willing to go the extra mile. When she says she will get back to you she does. Very easy to work with. ~ Pam Fairchild, Pahrump, Nevada
    The Smith team was at all times professional, caring, and reassuring. There were times when we were discouraged and they helped us see the big picture. They were honest about the price and suggested price reductions when it was appropriate. They have a proven track record which gave us confidence. We would certainly recommend the Smith Team to anyone interested is selling or buying a home. They know the area, are honest and credible with their advice, and ultimately got the job done in a timely and efficient manner. ~ Susanne and William W Beck Jr. Kalispell, MT
    We had such a great first home buying experience! Thank you!! ~ Isaac and Joanna Billings, Ronan, MT
    The Smith Team is very knowledgeable about the Polson area market. They are dedicated professionals who work as a team to sell your home. They are an up to date/current group that uses facts and data to price your home correctly. The Smith team markets your home with videos, drone photos and still photos detailing every angle of your home along with giving you monthly sales data, updates, and emails that keep you informed. They get potential buyers into your home. They are always available to answer any questions or solve any issue. They love their work and it shows through their sales volume and through satisfied customers like ourselves! Thank you Smith Team! We loved working with you and highly recommend you to anyone wanting to sell or buy in the Polson area. ~ Shona & Steve Gillette
    Sarah, Ric, and Ashlee are an incredible team. They anticipated our needs, were patient with our decision-making, and were always available for explanations and information when needed. They are very knowledgeable about the areas real estate market, which serves their clients well. They werent pushy or aggressive; they simply presented what houses were available, answered all of our questions, gave us the information needed to make an informed decision and left the rest to us. We greatly appreciated that. ~ Emily Withrow, Polson, Montana
    We loved Sarah! She was so sweet and also very understanding and helpful to us as first time home buyers. She always put our needs first and always made sure we understood what we were doing (since we had no previous experience or knowledge in buying a house). I would highly recommend Sarah Beck Smith to anyone looking for a new home. ~ Sarah and Steffen Anderson, Polson, MT
    Sarah and team were great. ~ S.A. Aspeitia
    Sarah always works hard and is available regardless of the size of commission. She is honest and has tremendous knowledge of the area. ~ Mark Murphree, Missoula
    The knowledge, professionalism, communication, friendliness and experience provided by the Smith Team ensures every client need or want is met. I would recommend Ric, Sarah and Ashlee to anyone wanting to buy or sell. Start by giving them a phone call! You will find out right away that they are the professionals you want to handle your Real Estate transaction. Experience first hand how the Team will go above and beyond for YOU! ~ Justin and Liz
    Ashlee Cheff went above and beyond for us. She showed us several houses and always kept us updated if anything changed or if we needed to get something done during the closing process. She understood our needs and she always went out of her way to make sure that she could find the house for us. If your in the market to buy a house my recommendation is Ashlee. ~ Austin and Kabrina Rubel, Ronan MT
    Sarah was very professional and polite through the sales process. ~ Tom Acevedo, Polson
    She was highly recommended, which in a small community is the best way of finding a professional in any field. This was the easiest process the whole way through. She was extremely helpful and provided a ton of information not only on purchasing a home in general but her knowledge of the area was extensive. She helped to guide us through the entire process and was there to answer any questions we had. We could not have had an easier experience purchasing our first home, from start to finish. Ashlee is just as wonderful as Sarah! She was extremely helpful, answering questions and super flexible when scheduling a time for us to meet! She was highly recommended, which in a small community is the best way of finding a professional in any field. This was the easiest process the whole way through. She was extremely helpful and provided a ton of information not only on purchasing a home in general but her knowledge of the area was extensive. She helped to guide us through the entire process and was there to answer any questions we had. We could not have had an easier experience purchasing our first home, from start to finish. She was fabulous! We had a one week old baby and a four year old in tow, and she was helping us to rock the baby while we would look at the home. When we first contacted her, we had absolutely no clue what the process of buying a home entailed, but she guided us the whole way. She was amazing at providing us with the information on the next step in the process and answering any questions. Ashlee is just as wonderful as Sarah! She was extremely helpful, answering questions and super flexible when scheduling a time for us to meet! ~ Melinda, Polson, MT
    We loved Sarah from day one. She was always quick to respond whenever we had questions not matter time or day. She was patient with us and our constant changing list of things our purchase needed. If we ever buy or sell in her location we will definitely call her up to help us out again. ~ Jen, Polson Mt
    Sarah and Rick along with Ashlee make up the best real estate team that I have ever worked with. Should the need arise, I would not hesitate to work with them again. ~ John Lundt, Missoula, Montana
    Our deals with Sarah Smith has made the selling and buying of two properties as hassle free as one could hope for. Her and her staff provided necessary services in a timely, efficient manor. We would definitely recommend Century 21 to our friends and family who are looking for property in the Polson area. The whole staff in the Century 21 office answered any questions we had regarding necessary task for the sale of the house. We asked for timely notifications for showing our property and we received on-line or phone calls well in advance. Thank you for all your help in the purchase and sell of our properties. ~ Carol Woody, Polson, MT
    Buying a home is a big decision. You want someone who can answer your questions and find the right fit for you and your family. Sara provides this and more. You don't feel like you are working with a realtor, you feel like you are working with a friend. She provides expert advice and listens to your concerns and what you need. She always responds to questions quickly and her staff is just as amazing. ~ Lisa Stover, Polson
    Sarah and her team are amazing. Thank you for your time and energy on getting this deal done for me. You made it so easy for me by all your hard work. ~ Stephen Turner
    Sarah Beck Smith stands out as a knowledgeable and personable real estate agent. She listens carefully, expresses empathy, and follows through by problem solving and attending to important details. Her team demonstrated professionalism from start to finish. I am pleased with our overall experience and certainly recommend Sarah and her team for consideration by other buyers or sellers. ~ Jeannie Hayden, Bellingham WA (sold a property in the Polson area)
    The Smith team was like having your close friends sell your home. They were always there for me, always understanding, always positive and always empathetic. ~ Jim Blow, Lakeside, Montana
    Sarah helped me buy this house. She's always been readily available when I need her and very knowledgeable about the process and the current market. She's a ray of sunshine and always a pleasure to deal with! ~ Jessica E, Polson
    very easy to work with kept us informed through out the sale ~ steve Goldberg california
    LoriAnn Gingell, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. Awesome realtor!! She answered every question. If the answer was unknown she prompt found out and returned our call. Pleasure to work with Sarah and the staff. ~ LoriAnn Gingell, Waynesboro, PA
    Sarah, Ric and Ashlee were phenomenal to work with and made the purchase of our home in Polson simple and stress-free. Sarah and Ric have an in depth knowledge of the community and surrounding area which helped us to find the right property for us. My wife and I appreciated Ashlee's outstanding organizational skills which made the closing on our property a breeze. We would recommend the Smith Team to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Polson and Flathead Lake area. Thanks again for all your help! ~ Michael Wright, Polson MT
    Sarah and her assistant Ashley were very considerate and understanding of my needs and wishes. Phone calls were always returned promptly. They contacted me just for my reassurance that everything was rolling along smoothly. Sarah was in direct contact with my bank and tackled any problems swiftly. Dealing with purchasing a forclosed home has its quirks. Sarah was informed and had the experience to deal with the special problems regarding this type of home purchase. I feel very fortunate and happy to have dealt with such professional people with such high standards of service. I would also like to mention that this office and its staff were so informed and concerned regarding our community. I could not have asked for better people to work with. Thank you so much. ~ Linda Moll Polson Montana
    Your team was wonderful to work with! Thank you for exceeding our expectations and making the process stress free. ~ Daniel Polson, MT
    I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Sarah Beck Smith and her team for anyone interested in buying or selling real estate in the Polson area that her agency serves. She clearly understood the market, and that made all the difference. ~ Alan Taylor, Seattle
    Sarah Beck Smith is always approachable and if she doesn't have an answer to a question she will find an answer. Always got back to us in a timely manner. Sarah was right on with the time it took to sell our property . ~ Rick Bussi 334- 7 Ave. S. Creston B.C.


      My Experience

      • Ric Smith has been in the real estate business with Century 21 Big Sky since 1983. He moved to the Polson area from California, where he surfed and owned/managed a natural foods restaurant for over a decade. He soon was hired to manage the Century 21 office and in 1999 bought the company. He has been a top producer with Century 21 for too many years to count. Negotiating is a critical part of the real estate business and Ric loves it and excels at it. In 2014 he was appointed by the Governor of MT to join the Board of Realty Regulation and now serves as Chair. The rivers and oceans are his sanctuary, and during his time off he can be found on the water fly fishing. He adores spending time with his sons and 2 crazy chocolate labs, and reads the Wall Street Journal cover to cover every day.
      • Sarah Beck has been in Polson, MT since 1995. She originally hails from the Philadelphia area. Prior careers include meeting planning in the pharmaceutical industry, event planning for a hotel association, and a barista. She has been in real estate since 2002 and has been a Century 21 Centurion Top Producer for the past 7 years. She loves people, podcasts, movies, books, running (actually jogging), and chillaxing on patios and decks. Her unofficial claim to fame is a featured realtor on HGTVs Lakefront Bargain Hunters!
      • Ashlee Perry was born and raised in Lake County, Montana. Before real estate, she worked in sales and marketing in the hospitality industry for 7 years. Ashlee joined the Smith Team in the beginning of 2017, and was licensed May 2017. Ashlee and her husband Shane have 2 children who she wishes would stop growing! She loves people and the outdoor recreational opportunities Montana has to offer in different seasons.

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