We Are Beaverhead Home and Ranch,

A Real Estate Company Based in Dillon, Montana


Our offices are in the midst of the Beaverhead Valley

Over a Decade of Experience

Our office receives the honor of representing buyers and sellers through our county and beyond

Vision and Integrity

Our entire staff's vision and integrity has earned us top honors

Meet Our Team of Professionals

Let our local Montana expert Real Estate team help you buy or sell your next Ranch, Commercial, or Residential property!

Broker, Owner

Chance Bernall

Chance Bernall is a Montana native who moved to Dillon in 1999. He attended college at the University of Montana Western on a rodeo scholarship and is a two-time Big Sky Region Calf Roping Champion; two-time Northern Rodeo Association Champion; and five-time Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit qualifier. He also ran a successful horseshoeing business during college. Chance and his wife Cori are the proud parents of four daughters: Reagan, Collins, Nora, and Clara Sue. Chance became a licensed real estate broker at age 25 and is currently an active investor with direct experience in income property, new construction, and bare land development. While affiliated with Prudential Montana Real Estate, Chance was the recipient of the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Prudential President's Circle Award and the 2012 Prudential Chairman's Circle, which is the top 1% Nationwide. Chance specializes in farm and ranch real estate and in 2021 represented the Matador Cattle Company in the historic sale of the Beaverhead Ranch, which to date is the largest ranch sale in Montana history in terms of both size and price.

Chance's hobbies include hunting, fishing and anything involving horses.

Contact Chance at cbernall@beaverheadhomeandranch.com or call 406-925-1988

Sales Associate

Tom Mitchell

Tom Mitchell is a lifelong southwest Montana native who is active in running a cow/calf operation. Tom and his wife, Cody, have four adult children and two sweet grandchildren. Tom also works as a relief pharmacist at Barrett Hospital and is a member of the Vigilante Electric Board of Trustees.
Tom began his real estate career in 2003, primarily specializing in bare land, farm, and ranch transactions. His specialty has evolved and he now handles any type of real estate transaction. Whether you are looking to buy or sell, Tom is glad to assist you with your next transaction.
Contact Tom at tmitchell@beaverheadhomeandranch.com or direct at 406-660-0277.
Mary Ann Nicholas beaverhead home ranch agent

Mary Ann Nicholas

Mary Ann joined Beaverhead Home & Ranch Real Estate after a 25 year banking career in Southwest Montana, which focused on commercial, agricultural and real estate lending. Her goal is for every client to receive an exceptional level of personal service and expertise during their real estate transaction, regardless of size or complexity- from recreational to agricultural to the sale or purchase of your home on the range, Mary Ann believes Montana is the Last Best Place, having resided here most of her life with interludes living coast to coast and border to border. Love of the Montana landscape keeps her appreciating what she does for a living every day, interacting with the best clients in the business and enjoying Montana. Mary Ann appreciates the exceptionalism of Dillon, and it’s many attributes, including the University of Montana- Western, our exceptional medical community at Barrett Hospital, our YMCA, local agriculture and business communities that make our area the great place it is. She has a deep affinity for the surrounding landscape and how it changes with every season. She inherited a love of horses from rodeo to reined cow horses to polo and passed it on to her two accomplished daughters. Mary Ann is a graduate of the University of Montana with a J.D. degree, enjoys her dogs, horses and the Montana lifestyle.

Contact Mary Ann at mnicholas@beaverheadhomeandranch.com or direct at 406-660-0339.

Sales Associate

Dyle Stoddard

Dyle grew up in Dillon, Montana on a hay/wheat farm and cattle ranch. Hard work, integrity, and an appreciation for just how blessed he is to call Montana his home are ingrained in him. Having spread his wings and lived in several places, including Spain, Dyle has a great appreciation for each. But in his heart, home is southwest Montana with its beautiful scenery, majestic wildlife, pristine fishing waters, farms, ranches and wonderful people to associate with in this part of the world. Dyle and his wife, Taslima, have 4 incredible daughters, one of which is married with a son of her own and a daughter on the way. Dyle enjoys spending time with his family and supporting them in all of their interests and pursuits in life.

Contact Dyle at dstoddard@beaverheadhomeandranch.com or direct at 406-865-0226


Carol Stancliff

If you are looking to buy your dream home or sell property you currently have, you owe it to yourself to contact Carol Stancliff. She proudly serves Beaverhead County and the surrounding areas with a special emphasis on Dillon, Polaris, Melrose, Dell, Lima, and Wisdom.
With nearly 25 years of experience in the real estate industry, Carol is well known for her attention to detail, enthusiasm, and professional approach to her business. First time home buyers have found the ultimate advocate in Carol. She loves working with clients without experience in real estate and walking them through the process.
Carol is licensed in both Montana and Georgia, and has extensive experience with residential property, investment properties and recreational properties. Each of these niches has their own unique complexities and Carol will happily guide you through them.
In addition to her years of experience as a Realtor, Carol spent 20 years working closely with a real estate attorney. This gives her a unique perspective that you will benefit from when she is helping you negotiate a deal. Carol is dedicated to continuous self-improvement, which has driven her to become a licensed Broker and earn her GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) designation.
In her down time, Carol enjoys traveling, reading, spending time with family and friends and watching her beloved Georgia Bulldogs. She has been married to her husband, Rick, for 30+ years and they have a spoiled Golden Retriever, Dixie.
Contact Carol at cstancliff@beaverheadhomeandranch.com or direct at 406-925-1567.
Grady Holt beaverhead home ranch agent
Sales Associate

Grady Holt

Grady Holt is a fifth generation Montanan, tracing family back to Bannack and the Centennial Valley in the 1860s. He graduated from Beaverhead County High School in 2004, where he was an All-State football player. After high school, Grady attended University of Montana Western until 2006 when he joined the Army. During his time in the Army, he became an Operation Iraqi Freedom Combat Vet, Counter Improvised Explosive Device Non-Commissioned Officer, and a Training Non-Commissioned Officer. After Grady's Army career, he worked in the mining, oil, and mineral industries before returning home. Grady is an avid hunter, shooter, outdoorsman, Beaverhead County Search & Rescue member, and has seen the majority of Beaverhead County and Madison County through a spotting scope. Having grown up in a ranching community, Grady has plenty of agricultural experience and is ready to assist you with your next real estate transaction.

Contact Grady at gholt@beaverheadhomeandranch.com or direct at 406-925-0110.


Wendy Peterson

Wendy Peterson is a Broker with Beaverhead Home & Ranch Real Estate. The philosophy that Wendy has worked by in her real estate career remains the same throughout the changing markets - service to her clients is her number one priority. Wendy believes that the first and foremost role of a Realtor is to guide clients along the complicated and sometimes stressful road to successful purchases and sales. When Wendy has been able to assist her clients in obtaining their goals, then she feels that her job has been satisfactorily completed. People will always need to purchase and sell real estate and Wendy will continue to strive to help them face any challenges that come along during that process. In her spare time, she enjoys riding and training horses and giving horseback riding lessons, reading, and hiking.
Contact Wendy at wpeterson@beaverheadhomeandranch.com or direct at 406-925-3022.
Director of Operations

Bailey Escott

Bailey Escott grew up in Twin Bridges, Montana and later attended the University of Providence on a rodeo scholarship. While obtaining her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Bailey served many leadership roles in her college community, both on and off campus. Prior to her career at Beaverhead Home & Ranch Real Estate, Bailey worked in the legal field and has always had an interest in real estate. She joined Beaverhead Home & Ranch Real Estate in 2020 and strives to help the agents meet their real estate goals.

Outside of work, Bailey's pride and joy are her horses and her family. In her spare time, she can be found riding and training horses, roping, or soaking up the sunshine with family and friends.

Our Expert Team of Real Estate Agents Is Excited to Work With You!

Our knowledgeable local team will show the vision and integrity which has earned us top honors, whether it’s your dream river property, working cattle ranch, or moving your family to Dillon Montana.

What our clients say about Us

Five years ago we met Chance, after having little success with a few other realtors in selling our property. Since then Chance has helpled us on 3 other transactions, both buying and selling. His knowledge of the market, and of agricultural properties, is well above anyone in Southwest Montana. He is professional, down to earth, and most importantly a great person! Thanks Chance!

Travis & Carey BlechaBuyer & Seller

Five years ago we met Chance, after having little success with a few other realtors in selling our property. Since then Chance has helpled us on 3 other transactions, both buying and selling. His knowledge of the market, and of agricultural properties, is well above anyone in Southwest Montana. He is professional, down to earth, and most importantly a great person! Thanks Chance!

Travis & Carey BlechaBuyer & Seller

Five years ago we met Chance, after having little success with a few other realtors in selling our property. Since then Chance has helpled us on 3 other transactions, both buying and selling. His knowledge of the market, and of agricultural properties, is well above anyone in Southwest Montana. He is professional, down to earth, and most importantly a great person! Thanks Chance!

Travis & Carey BlechaBuyer & Seller

Thorough and transparent. I’ve bought properties from Chance and he has sold properties for us. He is a pleasure to do a real estate transaction with. You never have to wonder if there is some fact or even small bit of information on a property that Chance has not told you about. He knows his listings from top to bottom and passes all of that information back to you. Feedback when selling is most important. Chance lets you know exactly what it is, good or bad, and that is excellent!

Greg BervyBuyer & Seller

Buying or selling property Chance and the crew at Beaverhead Home & Ranch are at the top or the real estate game. They have the knowledge and experience to make every transaction a positive experience. They do their homework on properties and represent them honestly. I would recommend Beaverhead Home and Ranch to anyone looking to buy or sell property and will continue to have them at the top of my list for future transactions.

Brian BurkenpasBuyer and Seller

A heartfelt thanks to Chance, Donnie and all the folks at Beaverhead Home and Ranch for accomplishing the sale of our ranch and helping and guiding us through the relocation process. It was a lengthy and sometimes involved process but they were there every step of the way helping, guiding, giving moral support and expertise in all phases. They were always available for us no matter the day or the time whenever we had a question and they took action and got things done. They are well versed in all phases of the farming and ranching field and did a fantastic job! They were always willing and happy to do whatever they could to help.

Darrell & Anna BurkenpasSeller

Chance and the staff at Beaverhead Home and Ranch did an outstanding job with recent the sale of property. Our property had been listed for an extended period of time and when we decided to move it over to Beaverhead Home and Ranch the interest was astounding. Sales leads were ambitiously pursued and we appreciated the feedback and assistance through the negotiations. We would recommend their services to anyone in the market to buy or sell! All the hard work and professional service was an added bonus to throughout the process! Thank you!

Will and Wendy FabelBuyer & Seller

Wendy Peterson was a complete pleasure to deal with. She went above and beyond what I would have expected from any agent. She found me a home in a market with a very low inventory near the town I wanted to move to all while I was 800 miles from her location. She is a problem solver and I would strongly recommend her to anyone searching for a new home.

Greg MorganBuyer

Hello to anyone looking at using Wendy Peterson to buy the home of your dreams! I had just gotten out of the military and was a first time home buyer. I had no idea what I was doing other than I was going to do a VA home loan. Wendy had already done VA home loans and knew that the home had to pass the VA process to get approval. Wendy gave me a list of homes within my price range. After picking which one I wanted, Wendy did all the leg work and went above and beyond to make sure I got the place in a timely manner. Wendy gives you 5-star treatment from start to finish! Thank you so much!

Michael MajorsBuyer

We had the opportunity to work with Wendy Peterson twice in the past few years. We first crossed her path when we were looking to purchase a home in Dillon to house our oldest daughter (and eventually our other daughter) while attending the University of Montana Western. This was our first ever home buying experience, and it included some unique obstacles since we live in California. Wendy came through for us in ways far beyond what we expected. She led us through every step with professionalism, integrity, and genuine kindness. We bought "the" house at a fair price, and things fell together remarkably well. Furthermore, as our daughter encountered minor home maintenance issues, Wendy responded to Kate's call with practical questions and the name of a handyman! Fast forward two years later when BOTH of our daughters changed our plans when they decided to transfer to a college closer to home in California. Again, we contacted Wendy, who guided us through the entire home-selling experience with professionalism and old fashioned courtesy. The residence sold quickly and seamlessly for a fair price. Words simply cannot express the respect and confidence we have for Wendy Peterson. She is trustworthy as well as an expert in her field. In the future, given the opportunity to purchase real estate in Montana, a call to Wendy will be our first step.

Bill & Sally AskewBuyer & Seller

Wendy is always very informative and responds quickly to voicemails/emails. She is warm and friendly and provides great support throughout the buying process. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Leah SturgeonBuyer

Wendy was so easy to work with during the sale of our home in Dillon. She worked patiently with buyers, sellers and agents to insure a positive experience for all. Thank you, Wendy, for your thoughtfulness, even after the closing!

Leslee AmosSeller

Wendy is an amazing realtor. She anticipated every issue that might arise and how a solution for any road block that we encountered before and during the contract process. She is personable, responsible, attentive to detail and was in constant contact with us along the way. I highly recommend her as a realtor.

John & Laurie RugemerBuyer

Wendy was extremely responsive to my questions and needs. I would highly recommend her if you are looking for a property and want a realtor that "doesn't brush you off." She answered any questions I had and if she didn't have the answer she would dig till she found it. Very competent and I would highly recommend her.

Kerry FritzSeller

If you are looking for a home in the Dillon, MT area, Carol is the realtor for you. Her experience, communication, and professionalism throughout the entire process made purchasing our dream vacation home from 1,000 miles away easy. She met with us on short notice to show us the home and then we completed the entire process remotely. I am excited to start this new adventure in Montana and without Carol's expertise none of this would have been possible.
Thanks again and happy trails!

Kyle GarnerBuyer

Mary Ann and Gary Love are top-notch brokers and advocates. My wife and I could not have been happier in what turned out to be a complicated house sale. Many aspects of our deal all had to come together at the same time, and they delivered with a calm resolve which left us completely satisfied. We are very grateful and highly recommend them!

Mike GeeSeller

Mary Ann helped me with the difficult task of selling my parents long time residence in Dillon. She was very professional and compassionate. I would highly recommend Mary Ann for any of your real estate needs. She's awesome!!

David BradleySeller

I worked with Carol on the purchase of a rental property in Dillon that turned out to be more complicated than the average purchase. The experience was frustrating, (because of the Lender) and Carol met every obstacle and delay with professionalism. She kept me apprised every step of the way, explained each delay, and stayed on top of the situation. She truly earned her commission with this sale. All of this was accomplished as I was two states away. I always felt that she was available for questions, and quickly responded to any concern. Carol is a top quality realtor and wonderful to work with.

Lori & Scott HuberBuyer

We had a great experience purchasing a home through Beaverhead Home and Ranch. Having Mary Ann on our side through the process was priceless. Thanks!

Brandon ParkerBuyer

Carol helped me purchase my first home in Twin Bridges, she was excellent to work with and kept the process organized and smooth between all the parties. I hardly had to do a thing! Highly recommend and thank you to Carol and the good people at Beaverhead Home and Ranch Real Estate!

Ben ReedBuyer

Carol really went above and beyond to assist us through the process of purchasing our new home in Dillon. She was extremely responsive, communicated our needs to the seller and helped us solve some challenging issues prior to closing. I definitely recommend her services!

Jen KreinerBuyer

There are not enough positive words to say about Mary Ann and Beaverhead Home and Ranch. She is the most honest and straightforward real estate agent we have ever worked with! Mary Ann will always tell you how she feels about a property and often knows the history of its care. She was patient and understanding of our “wants”. I can say with confidence that Mary Ann will help you find a home with minimal stress. Our closing was even fast - it only took fifteen minutes.

On top of her professionalism, Mary Ann is a genuine and sincere person. She really advocates for her clients and cares that everyone ends up happy. You won’t regret your decision choosing Beaverhead Home and Ranch!

Jennifer GatlinBuyer

Mary Ann Nicholas has been our realtor for two transactions. She is delightful, knowledgeable, and has a professional and easygoing approach to helping us find the right property for our family. We will continue to do business with MaryAnn!

Joyce PallastroBuyer

Mary Ann has been absolutely amazing! She was so very caring when our Mom moved and sold her home. We live 500 miles away and Mary Ann took care of and made arrangements for work that needed to be done. The house sold quickly, making our life much easier. She visits our Mom and is a wonderful new friend! These folks have definitely went above and beyond our expectations!

Kandy HarrisonSeller

Hands down the most professional and knowledgeable real estate firm in the Beaverhead Valley. Highly recommend for any real estate venture.

Justin YahnigSeller

Mary Ann Nicholas and Beaverhead Home and Ranch Team- A Balance of Professionalism and Personal Attention. While traveling we fell in love with Dillon and knew we were meant to live here. From first contact with Mary Ann we were treated like family friends, her interest in helping us was so genuine. Her communication skills and practices facilitated her absorbing the criteria needed for our Dillon home. Living out of state presented some challenges but Mary Ann was our boots on the ground agent promptly researching and supplying answers to every question as well as updating us on new and existing listings.
Mary Ann devoted several days to us for each home buying excursion back to Dillon. She put everything else aside to maximize our time in Dillon. We were introduced to broker Chance and the team of agents. It’s obvious that the office is all about customer care, service, and satisfaction. We believe Mary Ann’s professional working relationships with all local agents and her attention to detail made the purchasing negotiations as smooth as possible. Her experience and skills are directly relatable to enabling us to purchase the perfect home property for our family. Every problem or potential snag, she was there with a solution to solve it. We were able to relax with confidence that our interests and values were represented with integrity, honesty, and fairness. In our 50 years of real estate experiences, Mary Ann and BHR created the most harmonious, seamless, and pleasant of all our experiences. Mary Ann continues to be a friend to us, providing information contributing to a smooth and joyous transition to the Dillon community.
We unreservedly recommend Mary Ann Nicholas and Beaverhead Home and Ranch Real Estate to make your buying and selling dreams come true.

Laurie WrightBuyer & Seller

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