After receiving my business degree at Dickinson State University in North Dakota, I ventured out to the stunning Evergreen State of Washington. Working for an elite mortgage company in Seattle for 11 years has helped me provide my clients with a strong knowledge base and the skills needed to advise them through the buying and/or selling process. While working in the lending industry, I decided to optimize my proficiency and acquired my real estate license in 2005. After 12 years of being away from home, it was time to reevaluate what was paramount in my life; my career in Seattle, or my family in Montana. Family won hands down. I am so proud to be part of an amazing team here at United Country. We work closely with lenders, title and escrow so that your transaction will close smoothly and in a timely manner. We are committed to the highest ethical standards and will work diligently to achieve optimal results for you.
I may be relatively new to real estate but I am not new to Glendive! I was born and raised here, attended the local community college after high school, and earned a degree in small business management. I met my husband, who was also raised here, and we have 5 beautiful children ranging from ages 14 to 20. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to raise my kids in this small community. Things are at a much slower pace in Glendive and neighbors watch out for each other. Having five kids keeps my family busy with all of their activities. You can always find us on the sidelines cheering for our kids or the home team. Whether it's a sporting or church event, celebration, or fundraiser the town always comes together to show their support. I chose United Country because the office is active in community fundraising and extremely family-oriented. My family and I enjoy camping by the Yellowstone River so we can throw in a fishing pole or hop on an intertube and take in the sunshine on a lazy river float. Winter months are filled with school activities but when I find the time I love to cuddle up in front of the fireplace and enjoy a good series on Netflix. We have recently found a new interest in hiking or walking in Makoshika Park and taking in the natural beauty Glendive has to offer.
I am eager to be able to help you with all of your real estate needs and show you everything our community has to offer. I am proud to call Glendive my hometown!
I credit my upbringing and training for the integrity, energy and creative service I bring to my work. Being raised on a farm near Bloomfield, MT, I learned the value of honesty and hard work at an early age. After studying Business Management and graduating with honors from Kinman Business University in Spokane, WA, I added some diversity to my background and became an airplane mechanic on the 777 at the Boeing Co. in the Seattle area until getting laid off. In coming back to my roots, I bring knowledge of the community and understanding of our market to my clients. Outside of the office I enjoy spending time with my family, whether it be going fishing with my husband or attending ball games of my three children. I also enjoy being an active member of Rotary Club International and have started an Interact Club at the middle school, which has been an extraordinary experience watching kids grow into a service above self mentality. I’m excited to be part of the team at United Country where I find true joy in assisting clients with either buying or selling residential, commercial or agricultural properties.
My name is Lisa Kjelstrup and I am the broker/owner of United Country Montana-Dakota Real Estate in Glendive. I have been involved with real estate since 2008 and am licensed in Montana and North Dakota. Our office operates as a team and we pride ourselves on staying ahead of the competition with our forward-thinking attitude and willingness to try new things.
I am married to Tory Kjelstrup who is the Supervisor of Roadway Equipment for BNSF Railroad. We have two children Faith, who is a deputy district attorney for Douglas County in Omaha NE and our son just graduated from Dawson County High School and is getting ready to start at Montana State University. I have been actively involved in several community groups such as Rotary, Kiwanis, and Abate. We enjoy several outdoor activities provided by our Eastern Montana countryside such as taking a bike ride on the Harley - boating and agate hunting in the Yellowstone River - camping, tubing and fishing at Fort Peck Lake - hiking the trails in the Badlands at Makoshika Park. I take pride in my accomplishments of coming to Glendive with practically nothing and building a successful real estate office and team. I have accomplished this by working long hours and dedicating myself to bettering myself as a real estate agent and looking for the next best thing to bring to our office to benefit our clients such as becoming a licensed drone operator for aerial photos and now virtual tours. I have been through the good with bad financially and offer my empathy, experience and knowledge to take you on the journey of buying or selling your next home or property. If you want someone to work as hard for you as I have to make this a successful business please give me a call or text anytime at 406-989-1983 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. God bless and I look forward to working with you.