About Us

Meet the Tri-State Realty


We have been involved with the buying and selling of homes in:

Belle Fourche SD, Spearfish SD, Newell SD, Sturgis SD, Sundance SD, and Areas Of Western SD, Eastern MT, Northeast WY and adjacent areas for over 15 years.

Since inception, we have been an important part of the local community and we will continue to serve all of the area’s real estate needs for years to come.


With 4 qualified agents in the office working under an experienced licensed broker, all of our staff members are high caliber professionals with extensive experience and knowledge about our local real estate market.

Our agents come from diverse backgrounds but all are dedicated to providing the highest quality service to our clients.

Meet Our Agents

Bob Gerkin

Broker Owner
Cell: 605-645-0301
Office: 605-892-2113
E-mail: bobgerkin@tristaterealty.net
Licensed in: SD, WY, MT & ND


Bob was raised in South Dakota on the family’s farm and ranch operation near Belle Fourche, SD. He started farming while in high school and for most of his life operated an irrigated farm and ranch in Butte County raising alfalfa hay, sheep and crops. While trucking hay to customers of the farming business, Bob traveled extensively in the region and knows much of it by heart.

Bob started his real estate career in 1997, opening his own office, Tri-State Realty, Inc. in 2002. Bob’s knowledge of this region, the friends and contacts he has made over the years help him to give real estate clients professional service. With first-hand experience and knowledge in agriculture, Bob is especially qualified working with farm and ranch properties. He also enjoys working with people wanting to buy or sell a residential property, acreage or commercial property.

Bob is a full time realtor now, although he stays closely connected to agriculture. Son John is a cattle rancher so there is plenty of opportunity to ‘help out.’ Daughter Jennifer, husband Chad and family live and work in Gillette, WY. Bob and Susan have the greatest grandchildren, of course! Taiton, Wyatt, Jett, Kaedon & Arissa.

You can be confident of Bob’s real estate experience and service. He is licensed in South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota.

Alan Kindsfater

Broker Associate
Cell: 605-210-1162
Office: 605-892-2113
E-mail: alank@tristaterealty.net


Alan Kindsfater was born and raised in Belle Fourche on his family’s farm just east of Belle Fourche. He attended college at the University of South Dakota At Springfield graduating with an Assoc. Degree in Diesel Technology. After graduation Alan returned home to join his older brother in farming and ranching. Alan, and his wife Mary Beth, raised daughter Katy, and sons David and Adam on the family farm where they continue to live, producing Registered Angus cattle and alfalfa.

Alan started his Real Estate career joining Tri-State Realty, Inc. in 2004. Having been involved in several transactions in all aspects of Real Estate, Alan has gained the expertise and knowledge necessary to assist his clients with optimal service from start to finish.

Alan’s involvement in agriculture gives him a valuable perspective in understanding the agricultural lifestyle and the agri-business cycle, however he enjoys working in all aspects of Real Estate. Alan is licensed in South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana. Whether you are interested in irrigated farm land, pine covered hills, wide open prairie, or maybe you are looking for the dream home you’ve always wanted, Alan can usually find it.

To get the “Service You Deserve” give Alan a call.

Member of National Association of Realtors
Northern Black Hills Association of Realtor

Skyler Massie

Broker Associate
Cell: 605-549-5612
Office: 605-892-2113
E-mail: skyler@tristaterealty.net


Skyler Massie considers growing up in Belle Fourche a great privilege. Born, raised and educated here in the Northern Black Hills, Skyler gained knowledge of the area that will propel him to success. Working in the alfalfa fields of Fruitdale, branding in Camp Crook and hand picking corn in Belle Fourche secured Skyler a strong work ethic at a young age.

Skyler gained experience early in life from a wide variety of construction work: landscaping, lawn sprinkler installation, residential carpentry and the construction courses offered by Belle Fourche High School will be paramount to his success as a member of our team.

Skyler obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Black Hills State University in 2011, learning about law, civics and policy. He earned his real estate license in March 2013, giving him the opportunity to serve the area as a real estate broker associate.

Says Skyler: “Returning to Belle Fourche and reconnecting with the community has been exciting. The chance to provide people of this area the greatest opportunities to find a home for them and their families is fulfilling; and having the opportunity to be a member of the Tri-State Realty family has been wonderful.”

Tom Steele

Broker Associate
Cell: 307-290-0063
Office: 605-892-2113
E-mail: tomsteele@tristaterealty.net


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Office Amenities

Our office is fully equipped with an integrated network of computer and communication systems. We have instant access to the regional Multiple Listing Service, Public Record Searches, and many other tools and services that our agents use to better serve you.

In addition to our agents and brokers, we also have one full time administrative staff member that works tirelessly to accommodate any and all of your needs. They help coordinate meetings, set schedules, and ensure the timely processing and delivery of all your documents.


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