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Broker | Owner


Nicholas Ritter attended the School of Architecture at Texas Tech University, receiving his B Arch in 2005. After graduating he returned to Santa Fe, New Mexico where he focused on custom residential design and construction management.  

In 2011, he started Nicholas J. Ritter Companies, focusing on custom design, historic preservation and construction in Santa Fe. 

In 2017, Ritter relocated to Livingston, Montana to bring his love of fly fishing and the outdoors closer to home.  In Montana he has continued to build his portfolio in custom residential design, and construction, while adding real estate development and real estate sales to his skill set.

In 2023, Freestone Real Estate Group was established. 

Ritter owns and operates Freestone Real Estate Group and Nicholas J Ritter Companies. 


Freestone Real Estate Group has a unique combination of professional backgrounds that help clients navigate real estate transactions. 

Clients' needs always come first and we work hard to make sure each transaction is closed with complete satisfaction.   

We service all of Southwestern Montana and pride ourselves in Client Commitment, Honesty and Expertise in our local markets. 

We are located in Livingston, MT, on the banks of the Yellowstone River. The Yellowstone is the longest Freestone River in the lower 48 and is known as one of the finest blue ribbon trout rivers in the world. 

If we can help in anyway, please contact us at your convenience.



Our professional back grounds allow us to look at real estate in a new way, we are not your typical real estate brokerage.  We help clients see the highest/best use and the full potential of properties.  Our clients range from buyers and sellers to developers and investors.  We provide a candid and honest approach to each transaction and are dedicated to making sure transactions run smoothly and clients are fully satisfied with our services. 

We believe that a full understanding of client interests in combination with our professional expertise, leads to informed decisions and lasting relationships.

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