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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

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.

In this tutorial you will learn more about the JCR map search for Lakes Country. Take advantage of the JCR map interface to easily find real estate property in the area. You can navigate to desired lake locations and filter your search by property type.

MEET THE chivers

At Jack Chivers Realty you will find a staff of locally experienced and highly productive agents all poised to serve any and all of your real estate needs. When it comes to premier Minnesota real estate, if it’s not listed with Jack Chivers Realty... is it really for sale?


Use the JCR intuitive map search to easily find real estate property in lakes country. 


MARCH 22 & 23, 2019

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Ockhardt Realty

Since 2012 we have been working for clients in the greater Fargo-Moorhead area. Real Estate is personal and we understand the need for customized advisory services when buying or selling real property. We are the exclusive partner for Jack Chivers Realty in the metro area. 

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JCR Land Co.

JCR Land Company is your complete resource for buying or selling recreational real property in Lakes Country covering the greater West Central Minnesota area with an excellent team of experts. The group has extensive knowledge and education in wildlife management and land conservation. 

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JCR Service

JCR Service & Property Management is located in the heart of lakes country and provides cleaning, moving, concierge, vacation rental and property management services. For availability and pricing, please send your inquiry to

Chivers Advisory

The J.Chivers Business Advisory group is a comprehensive partner for growing businesses in today's dynamic markets. We consult our clients and develop business strategies to stay on top of changing consumer behavior and market developments.

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Matz & Greiff

Matz & Greiff Media Group is a traditional advertising agency providing graphic design, event production, publishing, web development and brand management services. 

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Daily updated event schedule and lifestyle news feed for West Central Minnesota. What’s up this wknd? Stay up to date on things to do in Lakes Country year round!  

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Explore Lake Life Expo

Visit Lakes Country in Fargo! Explore lake life at the Civic Center downtown. Guests meet with lake locals in the heart of the metro area to discover more about lakes country.

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Discover seasonal recipes to try while spending time at the cabin. Experience new and delicious twists on rustic recipes when cooking on your grill, in your oven or entertaining.

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