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John has lived in the mountains of Colorado since 1995 and has been in Salida since 2002.  John's love of the Upper Arkansas Valley and its people has grown over the years.  He is constantly reminded of all the reasons South Central Colorado is such a wonderful place to live.  John became a licensed Colorado Realtor because service work and relationships are the nature of his heart.  He enjoys helping buyers and sellers reach their real estate goals.  John and his team at United Country have years of combined experience selling Salida and Poncha Springs homes, vacation properties, river land and cabins, golf real estate, recreational land and much more.  Let John help you with your real estate needs whether you have a home or property to sell or are looking to buy. 

Originally, he is from the Deep South, growing up in Alabama and Tennessee, and graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in Political Science.  John is the son of an Episcopal minister and an artist mother.  John's family continues his association with the Episcopal Church having been members of Ascension Episcopal in Salida since moving here.  Previously, John worked for the former Salida Medical Supply where he derived great satisfaction from helping his clients with their home health needs.  John's son Sam is a graduate of Salida High School and is attending The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.  John's wife, Molly, is the former District Attorney for the 11th Judicial District which encompasses Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, and Park counties.  Having prosecuted for 16 years she now uses her knowledge of the legal system as an attorney working for the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center advocating for victims' rights.

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Yvette Costa reviewed John Kearley Realtor UC Legacy Properties — 5 star November 19 at 9:38am · We lucked out when we randomly stopped in John's office in Salida. We were just looking for some general information on the area to begin to orient ourselves to Salida and Buena Vista. Two hours later we walked out with not only a map, but several lots to check out and a great understanding of where we would want to be in the area. John took a great amount of time to help us out, answer our questions and show us much patience, as we didn't know what we didn't know at the time. As our search progressed, John was not only on top of our questions, but proactively looked up information and passed it along to us. We were blown away by his attention to detail and follow through. We were truly surprised by his customer service. We have never worked with a realtor that showed us as much consideration as John did. If you are in need of a realtor in the Salida, Buena Vista, Nathrop area, you cannot do better than John Kearley.

- Yvette Costa

Michael Breeden reviewed John Kearley Realtor UC Legacy Properties— 5 star July 23 at 9:09 AM · John Kearley is one of the nicest, honest, and pleasant persons to deal with. I had some issues with selling my property and this gentleman helped me iron them out. Very informative, almost always picks up his phone when you call and gets back to you asap when you leave a message. Very satisfied with his level of customer service and will be dealing with him on future endeavors.

- Michael Breeden

Deanna Favara reviewed John Kearley January 30th Words cannot even express the experience we had working with John Kearley. He walked us through a very difficult and challenging process, which required us to sell from out of state. He graciously walked us right to the end, even shoveling the snow in our absence. Not just a great realtor - but a good man!

- Deanna Favara

Ken Cook reviewed John Kearley Realtor UC Legacy Properties — 5 star December 2 at 12:42pm · John had two of my properties under contract within a month! Great level of service and integrity.

- Ken "Turtle" Cook

"I met John Kearley in January, when I asked him to show me one of his listings. I got such a positive feeling from John that I knew I wanted him to work with me. In that one meeting, I found John to be a very positive, honest, forthright person. He assisted me with all angles in the purchase of this home. This process was a journey for both of us! Throughout everything, he was honest and straight forward with me. At this point in my life, I will not be purchasing another home. But I certainly hope John is still in the business when I decide to sell this one!"

- Peggy Moody

Worked with John for my first home buying experience. He was knowledgeable about the market and very helpful navigating unfamiliar waters. I felt as though I could trust John to look out for my best interests. Would highly recommend.

- Meg Armistead

I cannot say enough nice things about how much I appreciate the help, advice, and encouragement that I received during my time working with John Kearley on the purchase of my first home. Throughout a very difficult process, John was just so knowledgeable, patient, and supportive. He truly was my advocate in all things. He educated me about the process of buying a home, offered invaluable advice, and was always there with a solution to every problem that we encountered. If you are considering buying or selling a home or property, by all means, do yourself a favor and call or message John Kearley. You will never find a more honest or hard-working person who will be there for you through every step in this often-confusing process!

- Leigh Emerson

September 13, 2020 I’m sitting here this evening thinking about my realtor John Kearley. The contract on my home doesn’t close until October 14, 2020, but I’ve been thinking how I can let people in Chaffee County know who John Kearley the realtor is. I’ve known John, Molly and Sam for a number of years. I knew when I called John to talk about listing my home for sale that I was dealing with a great husband, father, and a man of good moral character. What I didn’t know was what his skill is at the realty game. True, I have a causal relationship with several realtors in our county who have been in the business many years. I chose John because I know him personally and I felt that was a plus in selecting someone to sell the home that I have been in for 30 years. Honestly, I was pleasantly surprised to find that not only is John very knowledgeable in the real estate business, but he functions as a friend, and counselor. Selling a home can be very stressful, particularly if it’s not something one does very often, like me. John has made selling my home easy. Helping me to understand a process that is relatively unfamiliar to me. I seriously doubt that all realtors are willing to take the time and have the patience with their clients that John has with me. I know that because he is who he is, he treats all his clients exactly the same, with respect. John’s goal is not just to sell a house but to make his client happy with the end result. Thank you, John. Ruby M. Osberg

- Ruby Osberg

We want to thank John for his excellent service and provide our recommendation to anyone who might be considering using his services as a real estate agent. Real estate transactions are never easy and can often present messy problems, as ours did. Our experience with John throughout the sale of our property in southwest Colorado was his professional yet friendly approach to meet our expectations and to provide solutions where necessary. Most important, he always made himself immediately available by phone or email and we were always assured that he was on the job and would get it done. We truly believe we couldn’t have done it without John! Sincerely, Joe and Rhonda Davis

- Joe & Rhonda Davis