Stephanie Sunshine | Whitefish Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker


Stephanie Sunshine launched her career in private real estate acquisition and development in the Flathead Valley in the late 90s and earned her real estate license in 2003, joining the National Parks Realty team in 2011.   

Originally from the San Francisco Bay area, Stephanie is a graduate of the University of Arizona where she earned her B.A. in Anthropology. After graduating, Stephanie traveled the globe and lived extensively in New Zealand and Japan. Her adventurous spirit and love for the great outdoors eventually brought her to Whitefish, where she settled in 1993.

Stephanie possesses expert insight into the Flathead Valley lifestyle and local culture, specific neighborhoods, demographics, as well as a keen understanding of the construction quality of homes, both new and old. Having built and sold custom homes, Stephanie thoroughly understands permitting, construction, and legal processes and can help clients navigate these at both the local and state levels.

Stephanie’s role in your real estate sale or purchase does not revolve solely around sealing the deal. She is committed to providing her clients the necessary tools to make educated decisions: from understanding the vicissitudes of market trends, to identifying the property that best suits their needs and visions, to finding qualified contractors. Whether a buyer’s or seller’s agent, Stephanie is realistic and transparent, she works with integrity, compelling energy, wisdom, and superb negotiation skills. 

In her free time, Stephanie can be seen skiing, biking, kayaking, kite surfing, or hiking on the beautiful trails around Whitefish with her husband, John, and their two dogs. 

“I invite you to share your real estate goals. Together, we can make your dreams a reality.”

Super experience having Stephanie working for us on our new home! In-depth knowledge of the community helped us get everything setup without any problems, and helped us out in many other ways besides the home purchase.

~ JonKofal

Stephanie's knowledge of the market, along with her congeniality, made looking for a house in a hard market like Whitefish, a good experience! She was easy to reach, and went out of her way to make sure we had the opportunity to look at houses we were interested as soon as possible. Her knowledgable guidance, helped us find a great house for our family.

~ aubeayrs

I was very impressed with Stephanie. This was the first time my wife and I had ever bought a home. Stephanie was very patient with all our questions and she guided us through the process. She was organized, detail-oriented, and was always working so hard on our behalf. We already have and will continue to recommend her to people we know looking for a realtor.

~ clark adam mt

Prompt, efficient, diligent, and responsive. If this is what you are looking for in a realtor, then seek out Stephanie. She alerted me when she found a prospective purchase, sought out the information I needed, prepared a successful offer and helped us get through closing.

~ dineybgood

Stephanie made our first time home buying experience pleasant and exciting rather than scary and overwhelming. She's personable and easy to work with. Her communication and ability to get responses back to us quickly each time we had a question helped us to feel confident in her and in our purchase. She was quick with text, phone and email responses which was key for me as a buyer with lots of questions. We found the perfect house and will without a doubt use Stephanie for any future real estate needs we may have.

~ kristarobatzek

I Highly recommend Stephanie Sunshine. She made my house buying experience easy to understand and stressfree in a very competitive market. She was extremely helpful, open, reliable, and consistently available ...



Stephanie was fantastic! My husband and I would highly recommend her. She helped us look for houses for about two years. Unfortunately, by the time we seriously started looking the market was extremely ...

~stella selden


Stephanie was so patient with us and our desire to purchase our home \"sight unseen\". She was honest and understanding and advocated for us throughout the whole process. We could not be more pleased ...

~Stephanie corder


We were delighted to have Stephanie help us in the sale of our house in Whitefish in September. She was pleasant, reliable, easy-to-reach, knowledgeable, and well-connected in the Flathead Valley. Virtually ...

~yelworc travel


Steph is fantastic! We house shopped in the Valley for over a year and I never felt pressured or rushed. When we finally decided to buy land—Steph was recovering from knee surgery but didn’t hesitate ...



Amazing agent! She helped us find the home of our dreams and fought for us to get the best deal possible. Strongly recommend to anyone looking to purchase.

~Payden Armstrong


Stephanie is more than just a realtor, she is a friend. She was incredibly helpful and always available. She negotiated through several road blocks and advocated for my needs. Thank you Stephanie!



Stephanie was incredibly professional thorough and Knowledgeable.
When we purchase property from her it was seamless. We had a wonderful opportunity to go out and have a few meals. are local knowledge ...

~Tim moyer


Stephanie was an incredible help to us in our home search and purchase in Whitefish. When we relocated to Whitefish from the eastern part of the country, she was very knowledgeable of the area and helped ...

~Anna Porter


Stephanie was a delight to work with from start to finish. She made the sale of our condo as easy as possible. This was important to us because travels kept us out of state a portion of the time. She ...




Stephanie's Listings

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1010 Mountain Park Drive, Whitefish, MT 59937




Cozy-up to the Whitefish way of life in this 3 bed/ 3 bath 2300+ sq ft custom beauty that embodies ''home''! Thoughtful floor-to-ceiling touches include bonus insulation, new (2021) heating and cooling, gas heat and hot water, extra quiet kitchen range, heated master bath floor, custom MT cedar sauna, and a three-season sun room. The fenced yard, tree filled neighborhood and property placement add extra privacy. Golf, Whitefish Lake, trails, skiing, and downtown are only minutes away. This well built, lovingly cared for home in the most convenient location is a treat! Call Stephanie Sunshine at 406.253.3013 or your real estate professional.

829 East 2nd Street, Whitefish, MT 59937




Immerse yourself into the instant feeling of home in the world's best neighborhood - Downtown Whitefish! Newly built in 2020 and immaculately maintained, the sprawling 6 bed/ 3.5 bath custom craftsman expertly balances function with flair. Easy care/ high end finishes, 2 living spaces, large rooms and common areas, a Montana sized laundry/mud room, ample parking, storage space, and much more. The grand design carries through to the private 2 bed/ 1 bath apartment above the detached garage. Shops, restaurants, schools, golf, Whitefish Lake and world class skiing are just around the corner. Call Stephanie Sunshine at 406.253.3013 or your real estate professional.

1421 Whitefish Village Drive, Whitefish, MT 59937




Enjoy the comforts of a brand new Mountain Modern home in the forested park-like setting of Whitefish Hills. This 5 bedroom, 3 bath luxury home features a stunning layout, all gas appliances (including deck hookup for your outdoor grill), on demand hot water, space and hook up for your hot tub and a heated garage complete with EV charger. The spacious 2 acre lot neighbors the private hiking trail system for miles of new adventures. Additional amenities include a wildlife viewing pond, homeowner's park, and remote vehicle storage for a boat or RV. Wanting to live here is only natural! Call Stephanie Sunshine at 406.253.3013, or your real estate professional.

3889 Big Mountain Road, Kintla Lodge Unit 101, Whitefish, MT 59937




Kintla unit 101 is an immaculate ski in and ski out condo located in the heart of Whitefish Mountain Resort Village. Kintla is located just behind Chair 3 for some of the best ski access on the mountain. This condo is valley facing with great mountain views. The 2 bedroom 2 bath condo has been tastefully remodeled with new flooring and paint and has a lockout so it could be two separate 1 bedroom 1 bath units. Kintla amenities include: ski locker room , outdoor hot tub , owners lounge and heated underground parking. Gas, water, internet and cable are included in HOA fees for your convenience. Bring your skis or bike, and come play on the mountain; winter and summer! Sold fully furnished. Call Stephanie Sunshine at 406.253.3013 or your real estate professional.

198 Clydesdale Lane, Columbia Falls, MT 59912




This 1.84 acre property is tucked into the hillside and located at the end of the road making this home feel very private and serene. This 4 bedroom 3 bath home has an open floor plan providing a lot of natural light. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms. Downstairs features a bedroom and bath, and a large living area with a wood stove. Relax on the front porch, balcony off the master bedroom or back deck porch in a forest setting. There is a private RV pad with electricity and septic and can be used for all year living. The property is fenced in and has a manual front gate. No zoning, Covenants or HOA's. Seller has great short term rental history from last summer. Close to hiking and biking trails and the entrance to Glacier National Park and only 3 miles to downtown Columbia Falls.

3045 River Lakes Drive, Whitefish, MT 59937




This immaculate 4,148 sq ft home features stunning panoramic mountain or water views from every room! Custom-designed 4 bed, 3.5 bath with geo-thermal heated floors, executive office, chef's kitchen, full guest apartment, over-sized 3-car garage, standby generator, storage galore, and a residential elevator for accessibility are just some of the high-end features - no detail has been overlooked! The 1/2-acre lot is buffered by waterways on two sides - paddle from your private backyard beach to enjoy exclusive Canoe Club member amenities (outdoor pool, hot tub, exercise room, saunas, theatre & more). Fantastic location close to downtown Whitefish, bike paths, and Whitefish River. See feature sheet for full description. Call Stephanie Sunshine at 406-253-3013 or your real estate professional