we know a place for you!*


We Love Lake Life, The Chivers

We are a group of local realtors who dedicate their passion and knowledge to one thing: Lakes Country. When Jack Chivers came to Detroit Lakes in 1966, he fell in love with the beauty of this area and never left again. We believe that living at the lake is more than just establishing a homestead. This gift from nature drives us to share our passion with our clients. Get connected with the outdoors in your every day life. Get out and explore! Lake life is a lifestyle which we love. It’s a lifestyle we know and like to share. We love lake life and we know a place for you,

The 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, and Vergas. Jack has retired from our agency in 2018 and we are proud to continue connecting our clients with the beauty of this area.


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. 


We have no open houses at this time.

Be sure to check back regularly to not miss the next one!




PRICE $ 119,000


VERGAS, MN 56587

ACRES 19.33

VERGAS LAND IMPROVED* Nearly 20 acres of excellent hunting real estate only 1 mile from Vergas and 14 miles from Detroit Lakes. The infrastructure is already in place ready for you to build your dream home, run livestock, or host deer camp! With all the barbed wire fencing and the access to two wetlands, this property has hobby farm written all over it. The improvements include: electric, well, driveway, fencing, lean-to. Deer sign everywhere! This is in the rifle zone of Deer Permit Area 239. Everything you see in the listing photographs is included in the sale!




PRICE $ 659,000




little cormorant

LITTLE CORMORANT PENINSULA* Best of the best on Little Cormorant! 6.6 acres boasting approximately 1800 front feet of premiere shoreline. This 4BR/2B private getaway offers the MN lake life experience and then some. Level lot, sandy swimming, two fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, remodeled kitchen, and views you have to see to believe! Enjoy the existing property for years to come or make the property income producing by splitting, developing, renting, you name it. So much opportunity with this property. MAKE IT YOURS!




In this tutorial you will learn more about the JCR map search for Lakes Country. Take advantage of our map interface to easily find real estate property in the area. Use the map to navigate to desired locations and filter your search by property type, price, number of bedrooms, and more criteria. This way of searching is a unique tool, developed by our technology partners, for a contemporary and intuitive way to find your new home. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to call us (218) 847-3112.



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. 

>Learn more

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. 

> Learn more

RectLogos_Service (2).jpg

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.

>Learn more


Matz & Greiff

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

>Learn more


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!  

>Learn more

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.

>Learn more


Lake wknd shop

Shop local ware, lakes country finds and more lake life products to fulfill any and all of your needs for your next WKND at the lake.

>Learn more


MARCH 22 & 23, 2019

Fargo Civic Center