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Craig A. Janssen

  • MT

Growing up on a wheat and horse farm in Kansas taught me the value of hard work, straight talk, and integrity. I didn’t realize how lucky I was to have an agricultural upbringing. I loved farming and livestock but always dreamed of the mountains and becoming an outdoorsman. In 1988, I moved to Bozeman, Montana, and Montana State University to finish college and pursue fly fishing and bird hunting. These passions still occupy my free time when I’m not with my wife and two adult children.

I received my real estate license in 2004 to specialize in farm, ranch, and recreational properties. Before that, I worked in the fly-fishing business, doing everything from working in a fly shop, commercial fly tying, teaching casting and tying classes, and guiding anglers. This experience taught me valuable people skills for dealing with diverse personalities and cultures.

I have interests in history, archeology, geology, entomology, paleontology, bushcraft, and boating. I’m also a passionate birder. It’s a privilege to explore the ranches we represent, and many days are made by discovering an arrowhead, fossil, unusual bird, animal, or breathtaking view.

I’m licensed in Montana but have worked on projects in many western states, Hawaii, Missouri, Canada, Belize, Mexico, and the Bahamas. No two transactions are the same, which is one of the many things I love about the ranch real estate business. Elaborate transactions are my specialty. They can be challenging but rarely boring and often result in a strong, trust-based relationship with my clients. This is one of my strengths and something I’m very proud of in my career.

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  • Homebase

    Bozeman, Montana

  • Education

    Montana State University

  • Specialties
    Complex Transactions, Agribusiness, Recreational, Hunting and Fishing
More than an address

Ranch living by the numbers & Featured Sold

  • 6x

    Ranking in the top 2 salesmen at former brokerage

  • 20+

    notable real estate sales in Montana

“I have chosen to work with Craig in Montana, a number of other states and countries because I trust his judgment and am confident that he is looking out for my and my family's best interests. Craig always takes our real estate buying and selling seriously but makes the process fun or at least with as low of drama and stress as possible.  He has made closing difficult transactions look pretty easy.”

Buyer & Seller

Of Several Properties

“Using Craig J to purchase my property in Bozeman was the best decision I made in my search for my ideal property. Craig knew the area intimately and took the time to explain his decisions on what to consider. He was efficient and comprehensive in his analysis of locations and explaining the features of each property.”


Bozeman Property

“Craig has been a respected colleague for nearly 20 years. His skill set and knowledge base in the hunting, fishing, farming, and ranching world is vast.  He established himself early in his career as one of the top brokers in Montana from both a production and professional standpoint.  Having a broker of Craig’s caliber and reputation throughout Montana is a tremendous addition for us.”

Mike Swan

Owner & Managing Broker


Sun River Equestrian Estate
  • Great Falls, Montana

  • 67 Deeded
  • $2,390,000

Conservation Potential | Fishing | Garden | Horse Property | House with Acreage | Live Water


We are excited to welcome Craig Janssen, a seasoned industry veteran, to our select team of real estate brokers at Swan Land Company. Craig brings a wealth of expertise shaped by a lifelong passion for the outdoors and a distinguished career in ranch real estate





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