John Childears, ARA

Real Estate Sales in Nebraska & Colorado

Office Phone: 308-534-9240 Cell Phone: 308-539-4450 Email:


Bachelor of Science Agricultural Industries Management 1969;
M.S. Beef Cattle Genetics & Reproduction 1971 from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.


American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers: Fundamentals of Rural Appraisal, Principles of Rural Appraisal, Advanced Rural Appraisal, Ranch Appraisal, Uniform Agricultural Appraisal Report, General Appraiser Certification, Eminent Domain, Report Writing, Standard & Ethics, Principles of Income Capitalization, Cost Approach, Feedlot Appraisal, Farm Management. Appraisal Institute: USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice). State Real Estate Law: Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Montana.


1985 – Present: Agri Affiliates, Inc., responsible for daily operation of the company, including sales, appraisals, and management of farm and ranch real estate in portions of five states. Company Broker, Appraiser and Auctioneer.

1975 – 1984: Doane Western Company. Involved in fee appraisals, mortgage lending, real estate sales, property management, and consultation. Mortgage lending as correspondent for three major insurance companies. Working experience in most of the 17 western states. Officed in Phoenix AZ, Alliance NE, and North Platte NE.

1971 – 1975: US Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center Nebraska – USDA. Management of 35,000 acres, 7,000 cows, 6,000 head feedlot, 4,500 sheep, 93 employees, for research efforts by 22 scientists.


Nebraska Certified General Appraiser Real Estate Broker License – South Dakota
Real Estate Broker License – Nebraska Real Estate Broker License – Wyoming
Real Estate Broker License – Colorado Real Estate Broker License – Kansas


Professional Member: Nebraska Chapter, and the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers; Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) – Designated title #635 by ASFMRA in 1982; Appraisal Instructor, Member of numerous ASFMRA Committees. Board Member – Great Plains Regional Medical Center. Mid Plains C.R.E.W. School to Work. Mentor – TeamMates of Nebraska. Charter Appointee, Member Nebraska Real Estate Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board 1991-1994. Board Member – Nebraska Chamber of Commerce.