Our Mission

Welcome to Terra Western Associates

The Terra Western Associates family, headquartered in Big Timber, Montana, continues to build on over three decades of experience in the appraisal of rural real estate in Montana and Wyoming. Our mission is to forge long-term service relationships in real estate. These strong associations are built with whole-hearted integrity and include fellow appraisers, real estate brokers and agents, and most importantly our clients consisting of farmers, ranchers, attorneys, accountants, banks, land trusts, conservation groups, investors, recreational land users, part-time farm and ranch folks, and large tract rural residential owners.

Relationships in real estate are built on prompt communication and timely service which delivers reliable information. To serve our client's valuation needs we provide several different types of farm and ranch real estate appraisal reports for use in estate planning and settlement, conservation easement purchase and donation (over 500,000 acres appraised for conservation in the past 14 years), government trade and acquisition, bank financing, litigation, appraisal review, financial feasibility, fractional interest valuation, special use agricultural appraisal, due diligence preparation, real estate consulting, and general market studies. We also value chattel to support estate appraisal and management.

The ebb and flow of economic times requires a depth and breadth of experience in the field of rural appraisal. The complex nature of markets and trends set by buyers and sellers requires daily interpretation. Terra Western Associates maintains informational databases throughout Montana and Wyoming. Our appraisers have  a wide array of experience and years on the ground visiting with land owners, managers, and prospective buyers. We strive to provide reliable and accurate valuations that serve our client's financial and reporting requirements. We specialize in rural real estate appraisal including: ranch appraisals, farm appraisals, recreational property appraisals, USFS inholdings, and conservation easement appraisals in both Montana and Wyoming. Please visit our other pages for additional information on types of clients we serve and properties we appraise.

To keep in touch with our community we have developed our e-newsletter titled Findings From The Field. In this newsletter we will discuss the markets we have worked in over the year. The newsletter will give you a feel for what is happening on the edges of the appraisal world. Please feel free to sign up by clicking on the menu at the top right corner of this page.

Welcome to our site, and please make yourself at home as you travel through our pages. Feel free to call or e-mail Kim C. Bennett, ARA to answer your questions about the farm and ranch appraisal process, or to order a rural appraisal report. Thank you for visiting us and have a great day!