Walter "Gator" Rivers

Born in Newport Beach, CA, and moving with his family to Incline Village, Nevada and Mountain Brook, Alabama, Gator finally hung his hat in Montana in 1980. Following his time at the University of Montana, he published the book, Experience Western Montana, an image enhancement for businesses of Western Montana. He followed with a role as Advertising Executive Manager for the national magazine, American Cowboy in beautiful Sheridan, Wyoming. Gator is the former Advertising Director for the award-winning magazine, Big Sky Journal, based in Bozeman.

An avid outdoorsman from horseback riding in the Bighorns of Wyoming to fishing the rivers of Montana, he enjoys skiing, hunting and some tennis and golf. Gator has a thorough knowledge of the amenities this area has to offer.

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think, or say, or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company....a church...a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past....we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude...I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you....we are in charge of our attitudes.” - Gator

Walter Rivers Bozeman Montana Real Estate Agent
Walter "Gator" Rivers
Sales Associate, GRI, ABR,
Resort, Distinctive Properties

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Gator earned his real estate license in 2002 and began his career with ERA Landmark Real Estate. He specializes in residential, land and recreational/luxury properties. He prides himself on his ability to motivate himself and others towards a common goal with enthusiasm, humor and leads by example with his strong work ethic. He’s a skilled negotiator, active listener, responsive and provides reliable service while upholding client privacy. With many years of publishing and advertising experience, he plays a crucial role in the direct marketing of property to the right audience, which saves valuable time for clients and produces results. His contacts throughout Montana include many involved in the building industry from the interior to the exterior, which further assists his clients in making their dreams a reality. He represents an array of high profile clients, including CEO’s, musicians, celebrities and professional athletes.

Gator is a member of Ducks Unlimited and past board member of the local Pheasants Forever. He is also a member of Delta Society, the Gallatin Association of REALTORS, Southwest Montana Multiple Listing Service, Southwest Montana Ranch Brokers Association and an elite member of the Premier Homes Networking Group.

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ABOUT ME

Do you speak any other languages? What are they?
Many many moons ago, I could speak Lakota.
Favorite part of a real estate transaction?
Negotiating the needs and wants for my clients. I strive to be an “architect of solutions".
You are stuck on a desert island. What 3-5 things must you have?
Sunscreen, water, music, tacos and a fishing rod.
#1 on my bucket list?
Wimbledon
Favorite book(s)?
Native American and Western history, Business Biographies
Life motto?
A smile on your face and a song in your heart.

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