Since 1996 Katie Ward has been one of the leading real estate professionals in the state. Katie's specialties include all aspects of commercial real estate and the diverse area of Montana Ranches and Land. Over the past 18 years Katie has worked with her clients to develop business parks, condominium projects, and subdivisions from start to completion. Having lived hands on and enjoyed the ranching life, Katie has also been very successful in helping her clients buy and sell all types of ranch and land. Katie worked in marketing both locally and nationally for 15 years prior to her success in real estate. This marketing background includes five years of newspaper marketing with Lee Enterprises beginning in 1983, seven years of marketing with Western Broadcasting Company, Sign Pro Inc, and Sign Marketing Group representing Sign Pro franchises as New Media Divisions to radio, television and newspaper companies across America. Katie's over 130 locations in over 40 states include such clients as The Chicago Tribune Company, Phoenix Newspapers, The Orange County Register, Clear Channel Radio Stations, Sungroup Radio Stations and many more large and small media companies. Katie has extensive experience in target marketing through database management, telemarketing, signage and corporate presentations. Katie has represented Buyers and Sellers both in-state and out-of-state sharing her knowledge and experience as she earns their repeat business and referrals. Katie has lived in Montana since 1976 and enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle. She is an avid bow hunter, enjoys horseback riding and packing, fishing, hiking, cooking and gardening. She and her husband, Jim Swanson, live in Stevensville, Montana.