SINCE 1966



> tri-state sales network
> strong social media following
> trade show exposure
> regional online engagement
> local & national newspaper ads

> &
> active sales analytics
> exclusive buyer list
> brochures, flyers, direct mailers, email newsletter, radio & TV


jack chivers

Growing up in Pittsburgh, PA, Jack wanted to see the world. After joining the Navy, serving his country and sailing all seven seas, his path led him to Minnesota, where he immediately became enamored with Lake Life. 

Detroit Lakes became his home and Jack began working as a full-time real estate agent on April 1st, 1966. His career started at Calhoun Realty, based in Minneapolis, where he worked for the following 13 years selling commercial properties and found his residential niche as a lakes expert for many of his clients. Jack always shared his passion about Detroit Lakes and Lakes Country, saying: Don't just visit... live it! On June 2, 1980 Jack founded his own agency Jack Chivers Realty in Detroit Lakes.

Today, the agency has become an icon for recreational real estate property and is known far beyond local borders, with locations in Fargo, Perham, Detroit Lakes, Vergas and Fergus Falls. 

Marketing beyond borders

As the region's premier agency, we have sold more Minnesota lake homes, investment properties and commercial properties than any other real estate agency in the Detroit Lakes area. Jack Chivers Realty markets beyond its borders. We feature our client's properties locally, nationally and internationally. Our marketing tools consist of our own publications such as brochures, flyers and mailers as well as local and national newspaper advertisements. Beyond that we advertise our listings in multiple real estate guides in Detroit Lakes, Fargo-Moorhead and the Fergus Falls area.

For many years we have brought our listings to buyers outside the local market by attending many trade shows. On average each year we have presence at 10 North Dakota Home and Recreational Shows to serve our national buyers. We are also the only agency in the region with international real estate partnerships which allows us to market Exclusive properties in Germany and Europe.