You are invited to our new seminar

Land and Ranch Owners Income
& Tax Strategies

Spring Seminars
  • Are you “land rich and cash poor” and looking for solutions?
  • Do you have children that are not in 100% agreement as to the multi-generational ownership and legacy of the ranch?
  • Do you own real estate with your siblings and are searching for options that work for the entire family even when each person has a different objective?
  • Would you like to increase your income but still retain ownership in all or some of the ranch?
  • Do you want to sell all or a portion of your ranch but prefer to completely avoid any taxation on the sale?
  • You and your family are unsure to sell or keep the ranch.
  • You want to increase your income and reduce risk.
  • You want to either defer or avoid tax on the sale of real estate.
  • You need to get an accurate and honest evaluation of your real estate.
  • You want to benefit from the recent surge in real estate prices in Montana.
  • You want to benefit from the recent surge in real estate prices in Montana.

Magnify Your Land & Ranch Wealth Seminar

When & Where

Thursday, February 17, 2022

4:00 pm Montana Agri-Trade Exposition (MATE), Montana Pavilion/Expo Center
6:30 pm CJ’s Bar & Grill, 2455 Central Avenue
Seminar Closed!

Friday, February 18, 2022

4:00 pm Montana Agri-Trade Exposition (MATE), Montana Pavilion/Expo Center
6:30pm CJ’s Bar & Grill, 2455 Central Avenue
Seminar Closed!

Saturday, February 19, 2022

10:30 am Montana Agri-Trade Exposition (MATE), Montana Pavilion/Expo Center
Seminar Closed!


HOW to RSVP: Call Melinda at 406-697-3524 or email Past attendees are encouraged to RSVP as well, we are sharing a lot of new information. Look forward to seeing you!


As 4th generation Montanans, our estate land represented the hard work and dedication of those loved ones who came before us. We wanted to sell the land with the same respect and integrity that our great grandparents used to build the land. As luck would have it, we connected with Melinda Jeffrey, a local Joliet real estate broker who carefully navigated the best interests of our estate as well as the local rural culture. Melinda worked behind the scenes with professionalism and efficiency to make the magic of the sale. We received our land offer on October 28th, 2022 and closed on December 5th. We highly recommend Melinda Jeffrey! Mary Thompson
Melinda Jeffrey has all the best traits of an excellent real estate professional. She’s intelligent, personable, ethical, and dependable. She’s a good communicator and her client comes first. She’s done well by me and I take great pleasure in recommending her to others. V. Ames
Melinda showed an experienced knowledge in the right pricing of our land; promoted the property with a beautiful description of its unique character. Melinda was a pleasure to work with, professional and personable. Thanks again! Andy and Susan
“I could not have chosen a more knowledgeable, professional, experienced, caring & reliable person to assist me in selling the ranch. Also advising & helping us explore & decide on wise real estate investments! I can’t thank you enough!” Margo Holmgren
“By us going with Montana grasslands my family has gained freedom. The ability to move our wealth into assets that work better for our family”. Autumn Rumph
"A piece of property that I had listed for several years was getting very little activity. When I met with Melinda Jeffrey, she had a plan already in place on how she could possibly help me get it moved. Within a month I had a full price offer and it closed without a hitch. Melinda is very professional and thoughtful. It was a pleasure working with her." Jim Stampfel
“We listed our beloved family ranch with Thistledew in the fall and Melinda worked tirelessly to find the right buyer. She is extremely knowledgeable, efficient, caring and easy to work with. She went above and beyond to help us sell our ranch, and we couldn’t have been happier with this experience.” Sandy Amstad
Melinda is a gem! We started working together, but things took a different turn. Melinda handled this with CLASS and CHARM! I can’t recommend Thistledew enough. Please strongly consider working with Thistledew if you have land sale needs! Kathy Sundeen
Thanks again Melinda, you got us a much better offer than we thought we would get and it only took you basically a month compared to 5 years! Jason S.
She listened as I rolled out the history of ownership, the CRP program, attorney involvement, and a great many uncertainties. She was most generous with her knowledge and time. While the particulars of co-ownership continued to challenge the completion of the sale - Melinda's efforts never wavered and she got it done. I recommend Melinda Jeffrey with full confidence. She will represent the buyer or seller of property with great efficiency, know-how, and a whole lot of heart. Today, those attributes are rare and I consider it my good fortune to have worked with Melinda Jeffrey. Most Sincerely, Nancy Brissenden
Dear Melinda, I want to take the time to let you know how much our family enjoyed working with you. Mostly, we want to let you know that we are so happy that you got us more money than you promised. Thanks so much! Frank McCullough, New Mexico
Thank you so much for the caring service you provided my wife and I. From the very beginning of our business relationship you went the extra mile. The first thing you did that made me realize you were different was the personal service. Nearly doubling my purchase price in less than three years on our land and making sure I was protected from capital gains tax. Sending me pictures and information on many properties and physically looking prior to my arrival to maximize our time looking for land was very helpful. All this prior to actually meeting you in person! I feel like I’m part of your family, not just a client. Robert Follrath, California
Want an aggressive real estate company that will market your property? We recommend Melinda. Prior to listing with her, our land was listed with a nationally known real estate company for 2 years. During that time their style of marketing failed to produce a single offer. In only 35 days, Melinda’s marketing netted us 2 top dollar offers. Melinda is a dedicated real estate agent who will go to great lengths to market your property. She is not only friendly and easy to work with but a loyal, honest, hard working individual who will represent you well. If you want fast, positive results, then we strongly recommend this company. James Crouse, Washington