Bill is a native of Montana and was raised in the Flathead Valley. His maternal grandparents homesteaded in the Bigfork area in 1940. He graduated with a degree in Business Management from the University of Montana and started his career with Eagle Bend Golf Community in Bigfork in 1985, working for the company for ten years in various capacities including real estate management. He then opened Dean & Leininger Real Estate in 1995 in Bigfork with his business partner, who retired in 2002. He remains the Broker/Owner today and operates the business side-by-side with his wife, Anita, who is also a licensed Realtor® and manages the office.
He is very active with the local, state and national real estate associations and is past president of Northwest Montana Association of Realtors® (NMAR) and Montana Association of Realtors® (MAR). He was honored to be chosen as the 2019 REALTOR® OF THE YEAR for Montana Association of REALTORS® and 2013 & 2019 REALTOR® OF THE YEAR for NMAR.
He believes that staying involved in the current and evolving environment of real estate gives him a fresh perspective and cutting edge for his clients. Bill has served with many civic organizations, both past and present, volunteering many hours of his time and firmly believes in giving back to the community.
His experience in real estate and knowledge of the local market will provide an invaluable asset to buyers and sellers alike. Bill understands both and draws on his knowledge and experience to help his clients navigate the ever-changing terrain of real estate transactions. He is a problem-solver, no matter the size. Additionally, he conducts every transaction with honesty, integrity, and personal service. He is respected by clients and fellow real estate agents alike, and this has made him a highly referred broker in the Flathead Valley, as well as a consistent "top producer" in sales. Call Bill today to discuss your real estate needs.