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Kearney Realty Co.

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Broad Experience – Sound Advice

Strong Ethics – No Pressure

Local – Culture of Service

We look forward to helping you fulfill your real estate dreams in the Boulder Valley.

The Boulder Valley’s New Breed Of Broker

Kearney Realty Co. is a local boutique real estate firm with the mission to provide the Boulder Valley with a high touch, high tech, five-star customer experience. Each of our full time associates is empowered and engaged to give top quality service based on impeccable ethics, consistent systems, professional development and cutting edge tools.  Our past success and our ever present goal is to serve our clients in such a way that we become their trusted resource throughout the years for everything regarding real estate.

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The Kearney Report

The Kearney Report is a comprehensive look at the real estate market in Boulder County. We take the latest market statistics and present it to you in a way that is easy to understand yet provides the depth of content you need to make a good investment decision. We first look at Boulder County as a whole and then we take each of the communities within the county and explore and explain the market trends for each. Our entire market area has been a wonderful place to invest in real estate and through this detailed report we present a long term perspective.

What We Stand For

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Like attracts like. For over 20 years Kearney Realty has been known for professionalism, honesty, friendliness and hard work. That’s the way we do business and those are the qualities that we look for in our agents. The way we do business is more important than the transaction. We have high standards and our clients reap the rewards. Here are our core values which serve as a road map to our success.

  • Integrity and Class – Keeping our word; knowing what’s right and doing what’s right.
  • Selfless Service – Exceeding expectations by focusing on exceptional service.
  • Caring – All of our relationships are based on mutual respect, cooperation and consideration.
  • Connected – Give back to the profession and the community with our time and money.
  • Innovation – Continually striving to find new and better ways to serve our customers and associates.


Neil grew up in real estate. Being raised by two Boulder Realtors, Neil has a unique perspective and an intimate knowledge of what it takes to serve his clients. He is highly principled and loves figuring out new ways to analyze data and educate his clients and the public about the local real estate market. Low pressure, friendly and organized are a few words that describe him. Neil lives in the Gunbarrel neighborhood in NE Boulder with his wife Kristy, their sons Jake and Ben, and their dog Dexter. Click here to learn more about Neil.

Kathleen WinegardnerBuying or selling real estate is not an easy process. Kathleen is here to help you make that process stress-free, straightforward and enjoyable.

Originally from Missouri, she came to Boulder in 1984, attending the University of Colorado on a tennis scholarship. After getting her B.S. in Accounting, she continued her tennis endeavors, playing professionally in local tournaments while teaching tennis at the Harvest House Sporting Association. She is a member of the Colorado Sportswomen Hall of Fame and the Colorado Tennis Hall of Fame. Kathleen currently lives in Lafayette, is married and has two boys.  Click here to learn more about Kathleen.

Debra FloraDebra is a second generation Colorado native growing up on the Eastern Plains. She came to Boulder in 1978 to attend the business school at CU earning a degree in business management. Boulder quickly became home and Debra has enjoyed living here with her husband of twenty-eight years and raising her two sons. Volunteering in the Boulder Valley School system was a top priority for many memorable years
Debra has been in the real estate industry in the Boulder area since 1982. She began her career as office support learning the business from top area agents and patterned herself from watching successful people. Real estate is a great fit for Debra’s talents; she is detailed oriented which helps ensure a smooth transaction and she truly loves working with people. She prides herself on her enthusiasm, work ethic and sincerity.
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Janet LappenA transplant from Massachusetts, Janet has lived in Boulder for over thirty years and thoroughly enjoys the beautiful weather, scenery, outdoor lifestyle and, most of all, the people.

A graduate of Skidmore College, she also holds an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and a Certified Insurance Counselor credential. She has held executive positions for over 25 years in the property and casualty insurance and healthcare industries in Colorado and her areas of expertise include marketing, leadership, pricing negotiations, sales and program development.

Her strong business background along with skills in problem solving, listening and coaching have provided a firm foundation for her career in the real estate profession.

She has received her GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) credential and Green Points Building Professional Certification through the City of Boulder and is a member of the Boulder Area Board of Realtors.
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Kristy married into a real estate family and ever since she has been given a steady stream of to do items that she has done so well that she has been given more and more to do. That’s the curse of being good. Kristy is the office manager, advertising director, marketing materials creator, mailing guru and so much more. Kristy’s real estate license is currently inactive but her knowledge and experience are invaluable to the success of Kearney Realty Co.


What do you love about living in Boulder County?

I love Boulder for its gorgeous scenery and seasons. Coming from growing up in Arizona, it is much prettier. I also love being in a college town.

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The Communities We Serve

  Our market area includes all of Boulder County and Broomfield County. The communities we serve include; Boulder, Louisville, LafayetteSuperior, Broomfield, Erie, Longmont, Niwot and Gunbarrel.  We also help people with their real estate needs in the unincorporated plains and in the mountains up to Nederland.  To learn more about these communities click on the linked names.

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A Summer Wrap-Up and What’s Next in the Boulder Real Estate Market

Market Update The next sixty days will tell us much about the direction of the real estate market in Boulder County.  If you are reading this newsletter, you are aware that our market has been on a torrid pace since 2013.  Over the past five years the average home has appreciated in value by over 60%[1] .  A year ago, during the second quarter, our annual appreciation rate was ranked number 1 in the nation.  In short, our market has been sizzling hot.  As I have written about before, net migration to the area, a strong economy, a desirable lifestyle and a shortage of housing and buildable land have been the major drivers of this trend.  However, anyone who pays attention to markets over the long term knows that all markets are cyclical.  In this short update I will highlight some current trends in the market and see what that might mean for the future. Trend #1 – Slowing Sales Through the end of July, sales in Boulder County were down 3% from a year ago.  This alone isn’t such a big deal.  What is more interesting is looking at sales on a monthly basis.  Through March, cumulative sales in Boulder County were up by 6% over 2016.  The market was strong, multiple offer situations were common and houses were selling quickly.  Sales tailed off a bit in April and May but that was due more to lack of inventory than anything else.  Then right around Memorial Day the market noticeably slowed down.  Houses that one would expect to sell quickly lingered on the market. We also started to... read more

Boulder County Real Estate Statistics – July 2017

Right around Memorial Day we saw a shift in the market.  At that point properties started staying on the market longer, inventory started rising and sales started to drop.  It’s normal in Boulder County to have a slow down during the summer but this year it began earlier than usual.   This decrease in sales coupled with an increase in inventory has led to a slowing of price appreciation in the county.  Is this a shift in the market or just a seasonal slow down?  The next 30 to 60 days will tell a lot.  What happens during the fall will give us a good indication of what to expect next winter and spring. See the presentation above for a more in depth view of the market as well as graphs and... read more

Boulder Area Real Estate Update – The Kearney Report Q2-2017

I have just completed the latest edition of The Kearney Report for the second quarter 2017.  The goal of this report is to give you a quick understanding of the statistics and trends in the Boulder County real estate market. You can view the entire report below or you can download the PDF here.  The Kearney Report 2nd Quarter 2017 Real Estate Market Update During the second quarter of 2017 the Boulder area real estate market continued to be a strong sellers market, but towards the end of the quarter there was a change in the market.  In this summary I will discuss these trends as well as discuss what we might expect to see during the third and fourth quarter of the year. During the second quarter of 2017 there were 1,459 sales in Boulder County which reflects an 8.3% drop from the same quarter of the previous year. The median sales price during the quarter was $500,000 which is ironically 8.3% higher than it was a year ago.  Inventory this year has been been consistently higher than the past two years and this has given buyers more choices when looking.  This was especially true at the end of May when the levels of active inventory were above 2016 and 2015 levels, equal to 2014 levels and just below 2013 levels.  During the second quarter, 41% (50%) of the homes sold for a price above the list price, 22% (20%) were at the asking price and 36% (30%) were below.  When comparing this years numbers to last years, which are shown in parenthesis, it’s clear that the market... read more

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We are always looking for good agents to join our team. If your real estate practice is based on integrity and selfless service we would love to talk to you.

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