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I fully understand how important it is to work with a Realtor® you know and trust—one who will work diligently to represent you in any real estate transaction, whether you’re buying or selling.

A Western Slope native, 2015 proved to be a time of tremendous change in my personal life.  In addition to the untimely death of my husband of 44+ years, Alvin, a short four months also included the deaths of my grandson, my father-in-law and my husband’s first cousin.  With lifelong roots in agriculture, I continue to operate our hay, land and cattle operation near Rifle in addition to my real estate business.

I have two grown sons, three granddaughters and two great-granddaughters.  Older son, Mike, resides in Clifton, CO, and is employed in the trucking industry.  He and wife, Raquel, have three daughters—Brittany, Kortney and Jamee.  Brittany and husband, Cory Richardson, are the parents of two darling daughters—Lylee and Jenna.  The grandchildren all reside in Grand Junction, CO.

My younger son, Craig, is a graduate of Colorado State University with a Masters Degree in Agriculture Education and another in Integrated Resources Management.  He has been employed by John Deere and Company since graduation and was promoted in 2015 to be the Manager of the Training Center in Wichita, KS.  Single, he relocated to Wichita from Garden City, KS.

Following Craig’s graduation from Rifle High School, I retired after more than 25 years as a leader of one of the largest 4-H clubs in Garfield County.  However, I was unable to retire from my 4-Her’s completely and continued to clerk the annual livestock auction at the Garfield County Fair until 2012.  In addition, I was appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and now serve many hours as the President of the Board of Commissioners of the Garfield County Housing Authority.  The housing authority is responsible for administering HUD Section 8 housing assistance for many disadvantaged and disabled in our communities from Aspen to Parachute, as well as a large number of deed-restricted homes built as affordable housing.

As a realtor, I’m committed to providing the best services possible for my clients, keeping them informed along every step of the process and assisting them to make sound choices that will achieve the results they desire.  Through hard work, continuing education and a thorough knowledge of our local market, I’m here to provide you the best possible service.

GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute) designation
MRE (Masters in Real Estate) designation
CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designation—only 4% of all Realtors® ever achieve this designation as it represents many years of high volume real estate sales plus multiple years of advanced real estate education
REOS certification (required to handle bank-owned properties)
SFR certification)additional education for short-sales and foreclosures)
Membership in the Glenwood Springs Association of Realtors
Extensive experience in marketing, legal and ag financing fields

Once you’ve browsed this website, please feel free to call or email me with questions.

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Nella Barker

Nella D. Barker, GRI, CRS, EcoBroker®

Your “friendly” REALTOR®

I have been a REALTOR® in the Rifle area since moving to Colorado from California in 1996. Greg and I built a strawbale home on 7 acres, and we have enjoyed living as lightly on the land as possible.

I sell real estate in every category from land to single family homes to investments and commercial.

I am a past President of the Board of Trustees of the Garfield County Public Library District and am presently the President of the Rifle Downtown Development Authority.

My hobbies include traveling, gardening and reading.

Give me a call. I’d enjoy sharing all the reasons why I moved here and continue to live in this lovely part of our country.

Graduate Realtor Institute - GRI
Certified Residential Specialist - CRS
EcoBroker®, the Green Designation

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Wesley Whitman

Broker Associate


Wes Whitman

A native of this area, I was born in Rifle, Colorado. My family was always involved with our very close friends on a cattle ranch on East Divide Creek.  I have worked in the building industry for 35 years and with oil and mining for 6 years.  I have a vast amount of experience building homes and commercial buildings all over this valley.

In July of 2015, I decided to pursue a career in real estate, taking classes for 8 months and passing the exam.  I plan to use all my past experience to help people all over this valley make great investments.

I have lived through the financial ups and downs of this area and I believe I am very qualified to help you sell or find the type of property you desire. I know what goes into any building project you can dream of and how to get what you want. I have learned to be a great listener and will use all my experience to assist you in any way I can.

This area has so much to offer from snowmobiling, skiing, balloon riding, water skiing, hiking, hunting, fishing, golfing, 4-wheeling, horseback riding, camping, and more. No wonder many people come to visit and end up staying here a lifetime! I plan to live in this area for many years to come.

Call me. I would like to help you in your buying or selling needs.

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Mary Huffine

I’m a native of the Colorado Western Slope and a licensed REALTOR for 35 years. I was born in Aspen, before it was a resort community, and began my career in the Carbondale CO area with a farm and ranch broker. Selling property from Reudi to Grand Junction, I have experienced the recurring cycles of real estate values in both the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys.

I moved to Rifle CO in 1998 and have enjoyed the milder climate and abundant sunshine. In Dec 2006, I received my CRS Certified Residential Specialist designation. Only 4% of all Realtors ever achieve this designation as it represents many years of high-volume real estate sales plus multiple years of advanced real estate education. Residential real estate is my specialty now.

I enjoy assisting first-time buyers as well as those wishing to move-up or otherwise solve their housing needs. Call me, I look forward to putting my many years of experience to work for you.

GRI Graduate Realtors Institute
MRE Master of Real Estate
CRS Certified Residential Specialists

Colorado Communities Served:
Rifle, Silt, New Castle, Battlement Mesa, Parachute, Glenwood Springs, De Beque, Rulison

Specializing in:
Residential, Commercial, Land and Ranch Listings

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