Owner & Managing Broker
MICHAEL S. SWAN, a Montana native, was raised on his family’s cattle ranch near Twin Bridges. Working on the ranch, Mike developed a tireless work ethic and a strong ranching background. Combined with his passion for the West and extensive marketing and sales experience, Mike quickly set himself apart from the crowd and has become one of the premier ranch brokers in the Rocky Mountain region.
His listing, marketing and sale of the Broken O Ranch near Augusta, MT consisting of 124,000± acres offered at $132,500,000, placed “him in the top echelon of land brokers in the U.S.” and earned the 2012 Deal of the Year, according to the 2012 Spring Issue of The Land Report. Mike’s professional integrity and attention to detail allow him to provide outstanding service to his clients. His strong desire to serve and befriend sellers and buyers have led him to develop a career in handling premier properties and complex transactions. With this extensive skill set he has established a reputation for representing multifaceted ranching and farming operations. Mike is licensed in Montana, Nebraska and New Mexico.
A graduate of Montana State University – Bozeman, Mike later obtained his Master’s degree from Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. He enjoyed many successful years as Assistant Director of Athletics at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, and Director of Athletics at Montana State University – Billings as well as Humboldt State University in Northern California.
Mike, previously the Managing Broker for the Montana office of Bates Sanders Swan Land Company, is the Founder, Owner and Managing Broker of Swan Land Company and has been a licensed agent since 2002. Mike spends his free time with his wife, Nancy, and their two children. They enjoy recreating and working on their home and acreage near Manhattan in the Gallatin Valley, and being involved with their children’s school and extracurricular activities.