Concierge Auctions and Montana Living ~ Big Sky Real Estate Sell 180-acre Ponderosa Ranch in Cameron, Montana

Four-week auction process results in 30,000-plus website visitors, 901 inquiries and 32 showings for luxury ranch with multiple homes and Yellowstone National Park proximity

Sep 20, 2012

CAMERON, Mont., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ponderosa Ranch, a 180-acre sportsman's paradise located in Montana's Madison River Basin, a property, has gone under contract through Concierge Auctions. The NYC-based real estate auction firm, which has sold multiple ranch properties out West in recent months, sold the ranch estate in cooperation with Martha Johnson of Montana Living ~ Big Sky Real Estate. Johnson represented both the seller and buyer.

"I've had extensive experience selling cars and art through auction. Now, having successfully used the process to sell Ponderosa Ranch, Concierge will undoubtedly be a first consideration the next time I plan for a significant real estate transaction, whether buying or selling," stated the seller, John Staluppi, Jr. "The Concierge staff are seasoned professionals and identified hundreds of interested buyers from around the world in just one month's time. I was pleased with the entire experience and wish the new owners many years of enjoyment with the property."

Concierge Auctions' global exposure campaign generated 901 inquiries and 32 showings over a four-week marketing period. The auction website received an impressive 30,000+ visitors from all US states led by California, New York, North Carolina, Texas and Colorado and 126 international countries led by Canada, the UK, Australia, Singapore and Mexico. The buyer is from New Orleans.

"Having worked with Concierge Auctions twice in the past year at the prestigious Yellowstone Club and The Club at Spanish Peaks in nearby Big Sky, it's clear that their team effectively fosters quick sales to highly qualified luxury buyers,"  stated Martha Johnson, Broker/Owner of Montana Living ~ Big Sky Real Estate. "Ponderosa Ranch is a luxury sporting ranch that demanded a sophisticated buyer. In the end, working as a team, we found the ideal family with an appreciation for its countless amenities, its location being surrounded by a national forest and its proximity to the best blue ribbon trout streams in the world."

Poised majestically along Montana's Raynolds Pass, a gateway to Yellowstone National Park and mere minutes from some of the best fly fishing in the world, Ponderosa Ranch boasts views of the extraordinary Gravelly and Madison Mountain Ranges and Henry's Lake. The landscape hosts an abundance of wildlife and wildflowers with one edge bordering National Forest and another backing up to the state of Idaho. With a combined total of over 25,000 square feet, the houses at the Ponderosa Ranch can easily accommodate a group of over 25 family members and guests. The Great House is a 9,000-square-foot log cabin-style home, built in 1997 and expanded upon and updated in 2010. The six-bedroom, eight-and-a-half-bathroom property features state-of-the-art workmanship with panoramic views from every window, vaulted ceilings and an impressive Montana granite fireplace. There is radiant floor heat throughout, private decks, a Jacuzzi and a three-car, attached garage. The five-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bathroom Guest House contains 6,000 square feet and has all the details and finishes of the Great House on a slightly smaller scale. Residents can literally hunt off the front porch and fish in the 1/4-acre pond stocked with more than 300 rainbow trout. Snowmobiling and four-wheeling is also popular, and there is a year-round saltwater pool accessible from the main house via an enclosed walkway. The game room is complete with a billiards table, bar and exercise facilities, and there is an outdoor spa. Also on the property is a caretaker's cottage with two bedrooms, three bathrooms and two-and-a-half-car garage.

"Concierge Auctions has a proven track record of successfully selling luxury high-end properties including ranches, which fit our mold as each is distinct and one-of-a-kind," stated Laura Brady, Vice President of Marketing for Concierge Auctions. "Mr. Staluppi and his family are ideal clients, as they understand the intricacies and effectiveness of the auction process. Now, just weeks after announcing the auctions of Ponderosa Ranch and Paintbrush Ranch - the Staluppi family's other ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming - both are now heading to the closing table."

Concierge Auctions has an additional luxury ranch auction upcoming next week: Rocky Creek Ranch near Charlotte, NC will sell at a live auction on September 27th. Visit for details.

The firm is currently accepting applications from high-end property sellers nationwide. If you or someone you know is interested in selling a remarkable luxury property through Concierge Auctions, call 888.966.4759 or visit

About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm serving high-end sellers nationwide through an accelerated marketing process that obtains fair market value for high-end properties in a 60-day timeframe. The company has executed auctions from New York to Hawaii and hosts a database that includes more than 100,000 luxury real estate buyers and agents from all 50 states and 38 countries and territories.  The principals of Concierge Auctions have been involved in the transfer of more than $2 billion in luxury real estate sales over the past 10 years.  For more information, call 888-966-4759 or visit

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