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About Us

Our Vision

We strive to live up to our name "Best of the West" and feel we are successful when we exceed our customer's expectations by our enthusiasm about excellence and our endeavor to supersede standards of service, respect, care, fairness and honesty. We support and honor our community that provides us our livelihood. We strive to lead by example in our ideals, words and deeds. Our commitment is to treat our clients and customer as we would like to be treated.

Our Core Values

Uncompromising Honesty and Integrity

We always endeavor to do the right thing, by treating each other and our customers with respect, care, fairness and honesty. We will ethically represent our customers and our company in all encounters.

Absolute Interdependence

At Best of the West, we admire value and encourage teamwork. We feel that teamwork equates to success. We are committed to working together, each team member an integral part of Best of the West. All of us contribute to the success of our company.

Our Mission

We provide the most professional, informative, loyal and dedicated service in the industry. The best interests of our clients will always come first and we will place the clients' concerns ahead of our own in each and every transaction, as we are dedicated to the development of long-term client relationships! Our team-approach philosophy ensures your needs are important to each and every member of our organization. We strive to continually explore new ideas and technology, to make the selling and buying of real estate faster, less costly, and easier. We feel it is important to enhance the quality of life for ourselves and are residents through active community involvement.

We will not bend the truth to make a sale. For every single customer, we will work as hard as we can to help them achieve their dreams. We are grateful to be working with a select team of professionals whom we believe are the most capable, honest and hard-working around. We believe that working hard at something you love to do, with people you trust, is a special gift. We love to help our customers find a house that can become a happy home or a ranch that will become a satisfying way of life. We are devoted to our Lord, our families, our colleagues, our community, and our country. We are proud to offer what we feel is "the last best place" Southwestern Montana. We appreciate you, our clients and customers, for your confidence and loyalty in our services.

We Intend to Uphold Our Company Mottos

It's not a win unless it's a win-win!

Right is right -Wrong is no mans right"

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Laramie Smith
Originally from Montana's Hi-Line, Laramie Pursley Smith comes from a fourth generation Montana ranching family. She has a Bachelor degree in Agriculture and Business, and relied on Rodeo to put her through college; including competing in College Rodeo and participating as Miss Rodeo Montana 2014.
In 2015, she met her husband and moved to Southwest Montana where they started their ranch and cattle operation and started their young family. She began selling Real Estate in 2018 and in 2022, she purchased the company Best of the West Properties where she now sits as Broker/Owner. She loves Real Estate and working with her buyers and sellers. Her favorite part is being out and about showing in the beautiful Beaverhead County.
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Corinne Welborn
Corinne has been a licensed real estate agent for 30+ years and a Broker for the past 20 years. In 2000, she founded Best of the West Properties and has enjoyed watching it grow and meeting thousands of people in the process. Corinne is a native Montanan li ving the majority of her life in Madison and Beaverhead Counties in Southwestern Montana. She was raised on a cattle ranch which fostered her love of horses, cattle, and anything outdoors. When not working, you might find her participating in a Senior Pro Rodeo in the Barrel Racing or Ribbon Roping, in her flower gardens, golfing , skiing, hiking or blue grouse hunting . After receiving a B.S. in Human Resource Management and a BA in Business from Western Montana College, Corinne worked several jobs, making a large circle until she ended up back in Dillon. She is a past pre sident of the Madison Beaverhead Board of Realtors and a past member of Barrett Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. Corinne loves introducing people to the area she calls home and all its wonderful residents. One of her favorite mottos came from her be st friend and Dad. “Right is right and wrong is no man’s right”
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Best of the West Properties
Laramie Smith
120 S Montana
Dillon, MT 59725

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