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Kelly Kniffin

Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s in Durango, CO

Kelly has been a Realtor in Durango since 2004 and has averaged top 10 ranking since 2005 in la Plata county, Colorado. Kelly’s experience through many market changes and challenges is experience that is invaluable to her clients. Kelly has an exceptional understanding of the local market dynamics and its diverse communities. In 2012, Kelly established Homes Durango CO, LLC. A few years later, she brought on Wendy Barney as a Realtor/Transaction Coordinator. In 2021 her daughter, Brooke Kniffin joined the team as a Realtor.

With an emphasis on residential real estate Kelly’s success stems from relationships built on trust, hard work, and a high level of service. Her attention to detail, commitment to exceptional customer service and strong negotiation skills deliver results.

For several years Kelly has been named one of America’s most productive sales associates as a part of Real Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents. This group of highly successful real estate sales agents represents less than 1 percent of all real estate practitioners in the United States. Kelly acquired her CRS; Certified Residential Specialist designation in 2007, this designation is only earned by 4 percent of Realtors, a high sales volume and additional education requirements have to be met to qualify for this designation of real estate professionals.

The Kniffin Team intentionally keeps current on marketing trends with a keen understanding of what it takes to position a property within a current market and supported with an award-winning brokerage brand, Sotheby’s International Realty, the exposure she offers is unparalleled. When buyers and sellers choose the Kniffin Team; they enjoy every advantage available in the industry.

Realtor Designations & Certifications

Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
Graduate Real Estate Institute (GRI)
Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR)
Certified Negotiations Expert (CNE)
Seller Representative Specialist (SRS)
Residential Construction Certified (RCC)
At Home With Diversity
2014 President, Durango Area Association of Realtors
2014 Realtor of The Year, Durango Association of Realtors

Brooke Kniffin

Realtor / Team Member

After moving back to the Durango Area, Brooke, a Durango native, received her real estate license in the summer of 2021. Before receiving her license, she was the Director of Operations for Stanford’s swimming and diving program. Brooke was a Division 1 Swimmer at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she obtained her degree in Communications.

Brooke decided to join the Homes Durango Team with Kelly Kniffin and Wendy Barney, two long-time real estate professions and locals in the Durango area. With a background in sales, she quickly learned how to identify what motivates a buyer or seller and find creative solutions to meet those needs.

Growing up in Southwest Colorado, Brooke has a strong understanding of the surrounding areas, schools, athletic programs, and all things Durango.  She is enthusiastic about helping clients find a home to live their desired lifestyle. In addition, she enjoys all of the outdoor activities Durango has to offer in her free time, including; skiing, hiking, and biking. With Brooke’s passion for the community, her background in customer service, and her experience on a successful sales team, she is motivated and excited to provide quality service to each client.

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Wendy Intro

Wendy Barney


Wendy has been a dedicated team member and partner with top producing broker, Kelly Kniffin since 2016.  Wendy’s success lies in her innate understanding of individual needs and her love of helping others.   Whether buying or selling, her attention to detail throughout the process and her ability to provide the highest level of customer service lift our team to the highest level.

Wendy prides herself on her professionalism through Kelly’s mentorship and ongoing education, Wendy continues to grow her expertise and passion for helping clients navigate the exciting process of buying or selling their home.

Personally, Wendy is extraordinarily active in the Durango community.  She currently serves on the Board of the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado, and volunteers her time to many non-profits including The Durango Area Association of Realtors Community Service Committee, Trails 2000 and Know Your Dough.   Her love of Durango and her excitement to share her knowledge and experience with others make working together a joy!

Designations & Certifications

Seller Representative Specialist (SRS)

Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE)

What My Clients Are Saying...

Thank you for your services! Kelly Kniffin made our Durango home purchasing a very smooth process! From house viewing to the final docu-signing, referrals for handymen, tile work, surveying, banking, even where to purchase home furnishings in Durango everything went simply without a hitch. Since we were purchasing from out of state it could have been a difficult process, but Kelly kept everything right on track. We highly recommend using her services.
Diane and Rob, August 2016

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417 Falcon Ridge Road

$ 1,590,000
Spectacular mountain retreat on almost 1 ¼ acres in the coveted gated community of Twilight Peaks. Just 5 minutes to Purgatory Mountain Resort, 10 minutes to The Glacier Club, and 20 minutes to Durango, this property is ideal as both a full-time residence and a mountain vacation getaway.
54.5 4,35700 ft2

92 Snowslide Court

$ 875,000
Original homeowners custom built this outstanding SINGLE LEVEL 3BR/2BA home with loving detail. Situated at the end of a cul de sac on almost 1/2 acre for ultimate privacy (overlooks open space off the back Trex deck), this move-in ready home gives a sense of peace and well-being. Oversized windows throughout bring the outdoors in. Most rooms have double doors creating an oversized feel.
32 2,02400 ft2

742 Golden Dipper

$ 1,050,000
Stunning custom 2017 Elevation Built mountain modern home, on almost an acre in the perfect Edgemont Ranch cul-de-sac location. Gorgeous open floor plan with master bedroom on the main level for easy living.

561 E 3rd Avenue A

$ 815,000
Rare downtown opportunity on historic 3rd Ave. Beautiful Tracy Reynolds complete renovation, move-in ready (selling turn-key minus exclusions). Private and yet right in the heart of historic downtown Durango, this stand-alone home (though considered a townhome by county records) is a true gem.
33 2,54600 ft2
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