Who: Dakota Properties, a Cabela’s Trophy Properties real estate affiliate, offers brokerage services in addition to auctions.
Where: Headquarters are in Spearfish, South Dakota, with coverage in South and North Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana.
Why: The firm combines local experience — owner Jeff Garrett’s family goes back four generations on the same Missouri River property — with the global reach of Cabela’s marketing machine.
Wow: “We sold the Bear Paw Ranch (pictured above) in central South Dakota for $3.1 million,” notes Garrett. The 2,840-acre property features native grass pastures and big game hunting.
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