We Are Your Land Professionals

Tightline Property Brokers is a team of highly-qualified land professionals with a passion and dedication for Farm, Ranch, and Recreational real estate.  We believe that through a team approach of brokers, consultants, and marketing specialists that we can provide our clients uncommon results, with unparalleled service.  With experienced brokers, and specialized consultants in all aspects of land management and production, the Tightline team is a perfect fit for buyers and sellers of hunting, production, and timber properties throughout the great state of Montana. 

The marketing of real estate has changed drastically over the last 10 years.  Unfortunately, many of the brokers specializing in land sales have not kept pace, instead relying on strategies of the 80s and 90s. In short, we believe that through exposure comes interest, which is why we welcomely pay the buyer’s broker a commission on all of our listings in order to reach the maximum number or potential buyers and brokers.  Your listing will never be “pocketed” or “slow-played” in order to try and obtain both sides of a commission.  Through partnerships with all the major land search sites, our listings get displayed higher, and viewed more, than those marketed by other companies. At Tightline Property Brokers we pride ourselves on adding value to our clients in all aspects of their real estate needs, and if given the opportunity, would be honored to add value to yours. 

We welcome the opportunity to add value in your next real estate venture. 

Drew Hedrick

Broker/Owner- Tightline Property Brokers LLC@RE HUB

Partner- Real Estate Hub LLLP

Email: drew@tightlinepropertybrokers.com

Tel: 406-698-4114

Drew is a lifelong resident of Montana where he lives with his wife and four young children. After obtaining a degree in Business management and finance in 2009, he pursued a career in real estate. In 2022, after 14 years with one of Montana’s top brokerages, he founded Tightline Property Brokers at the Real Estate Hub of Billings to focus on providing unparalleled service to buyers and sellers of farm, ranch, and recreational property. Drew has a lifetime of hunting and fishing experience in Montana which makes him an excellent fit for the representation of ranch and recreational properties. His extensive knowledge of wildlife and production agriculture is coupled with the experience of over 400 successfully closed real estate transactions. Whether looking for buyer, seller, or lease representation, you would be hard-pressed to find a more knowledgeable, professional, or personable agent to partner with in your next real estate venture. 

Nels Flanagan

Realtor, Appraiser Trainee

Email: NelsFlanagan@gmail.com

Tel: 406-930-0568

Nels hails from Big Timber, Montana where his family ranch lies at the feet of the Beartooth Mountains.  He has been practicing real estate since 2019  and has most recently furthered his real estate career by becoming a licensed appraiser in Montana.  Nels joined the Tightline team in 2023 after four successful years at one of the largest brokerages in the region.  With a background in Ranch, Recreational, and Residential sales, Nels is a great fit for most any buyer or seller.  When not servicing his real estate clients, you will more than likely find him chasing his passions for hunting, fishing, or coaching.  Nels has been a great addition to the Tightline team and would be honored to assist in any of your real estate needs.

Wes Birkeland

Production Agriculture Consultant

Farm Owner/Manager Birkeland Farms LLP

B.S. Rocky Mountain College 2007

Wes Birkeland is a 5th generation farmer from Fort Benton, MT where his family has been growing winter wheat, spring wheat, and barley since 1910.  Wes has a wealth of largescale farm knowledge derived from both his day-to-day experiences as well as the experience handed down from the four generations before him.  Currently, Wes farms alongside his father and brother-in-law on their large family operation near Highwood, MT.  When not at work, his two daughters Lainie and Paisley keep him busy and laughing.  Wes is an integral part of our team and someone you would be glad to know.


Grover Hedrick

Timber and Wildlife Consultant

Forest Management Consultant 1983-present

B.S. Forest Resource Management- University of Montana Missoula

With over 40 years of on-the-ground experience, Grover is quite possibly one of the most knowledgeable forestry consultants in the country.  Specializing in timber appraisal, cruising and wildlife enhancement, he has been involved with every aspect of timber and forest managment, from seed to saw.  In addition to forestry consulting, Grover has been extensively involved in work with the FWP collaring and studying mountain lions throughout Montana. Based out of Boulder Montana, he covers mainly Montana, Idaho, and Washington.  When not marking timber, you can find Grover with his hounds chasing cats in the mountains of Montana.

Karl Hedrick

Grazing, Range, Wildlife Consultant

BLM Range Conservationist – Retired

B.S. Animal Sciences, Washington State University

Karl was raised on a family ranch in Northern Washington and attended Washington State University before moving to Montana in the 1970’s.  Karl’s degree in animal science, and his experience as a range manager for the Bureau of Land Management, has provided him with an extensive knowledge of grazing practices, soils, and overall range management.  As an avid hunter and fisherman, he is also a great resource to our team as a wildlife and habitiat consultant.  When not in the outdoors, Karl is more than likely spending time with his grandkids.


Tom Harvey

General Ag Consultant

Owner/Operator Harvey Livestock

BFD Fire Captain- Retired

Tom is based out of Billings, MT and has been immersed in agricultures as a producer for over 35 years.  He brings a wealth of knowledge in both dryland and irrigated hay production, as well as cattle operations of all sizes.  Tom is a key part of our consulting staff and likes to spend his spare time passing on his knowledge to his grandkids.

“We went through five respected real estate companies in 6 years and never had a serious offer.  We found Drew Hedrick and his group out of Billings.  They worked relentlessly and within 8 months we had received 3 offers.  We successfully closed the sale and have moved on.”

— Mike M. 

“Drew Hedrick was so helpful through the entire process. I would recommend Drew to anyone that was looking to sell or purchase a property”

— Jim & Diane W.

“I would recommend Dana to friends and family as he treats everyone respectfully and wants to help in any way he can.”

— Tyler Tiller

In the end, you need a team who can get your transaction closed as efficiently and effectively as possible. With 400+ successfully closed transactions over the previous 14 years, our team is prepared for whatever it takes to accomplish your goals. Accuracy, integrity and effectiveness are the core principles of our business.

[406] 698-4114