My name is Vanita Blundell. I was born and raised in the Comanche County, Kansas. My dad was a farmer/rancher. We had cattle, sheep, pigs, chickens, and always had horses available to ride. I helped my dad with all the farming and ranching. I spent my high school summers farming with our 930 case, no cab, but had a lovely buggy top. In the spring and fall I rode with him to help neighboring ranches gather and work cattle. I married my high school sweetheart, Jim Blundell and we moved to Abilene, Texas where I was employed by Hasseloff Kennels- Boarding and Grooming and Lance Cracker Company.
We later moved back to Kansas where we helped my dad with the farming and the cattle. We started our family of 2 children. I helped manage a small restaurant and then started to cook for hunters. I worked for Don Lott Outfitter and United States Outfitters as a cook in turkey and elk hunting camps. I wrote a column in our local paper entitled the Country Gal and also had a unique opportunity to be the emcee for a production called “The Wilmore Opry”. It was a place where local people and out of town guests could perform to showcase their talents. There was no charge but the donations that came in assisted local people who were in need of help.
My husband and I have taken over all of my dad’s ground that he owned and leased, along with some other leased pastures. We enjoy our cattle operation, in addition, we also raise Bernese Mountain Dogs. I have had many life experiences that will assist you in finding just the right property.
On 4-1-2020 my husband and I bought the United Country Red Hills Realty & Auction, LLC office and business, that was started in 2007, from Dave Rose. We will continue to build the business while helping our clients to "Find Their Freedom". Honesty and integrity are the building blocks of a successful business. We are honored to be able to work with people from the Red Hills area and to help others to find their place in God's Country!
Chelsi has joined the staff of the Coldwater United Country Red Hills Realty & Auction Office in July 2017 as a Marketing Specialist. She brings friendly, efficient, and reliable service in the workplace, while being an encouragement to customers and fellow coworkers. Chelsi is self-motivated, organized, and very detail oriented.
Chelsi graduated from Medicine Lodge High School in Medicine Lodge, KS, and earned an Associate’s Degree at Pratt Community College in Pratt, KS. Her employment history includes 16 years of office experience with 13 years of that being in the real estate and auction industry. Her real estate and marketing specialties include: Employing Microsoft Publisher and other software to design multiple page, color sale bills for auctions and other advertising purposes; organizing and maintaining real estate audit files; posting real estate listings onto Bullseye (United Country platform) and other websites; ordering advertising from various publications for real estate and auction events; maintaining social media sites and inputting data into other marketing platforms. Chelsi excels at providing valuable feedback to our agents and clients regarding the added exposure she provides to their properties nationwide.
Supervising Broker - Auctioneer - Realtree Land Pro
Supervising Broker - Auctioneer - Realtree Land Pro
Dave joined United Country Real Estate in December 2006 with an office in Salina, Kansas. In April 2007 they opened their office in Coldwater, Kansas. In 2009 they added auction services to their operation. In February 2012 Dave had the honor of receiving the national 2011 Holcombe Award for exemplary management performance as an Area Vice President in service to United Country Real Estate. He was recognized in March 2014 with the 2013 Holcombe Award, joining a select few that have won the award twice during their management careers.
In 2019 Dave became one of the first Realtree Land Pros following the Realtree and United Country corporate partnerships. With a lifetime of hunting, fishing and outdoor experience, as well as 12 years of ranch and hunting operation magagement experience, Dave is able to bring his knowledge and experience to work for buyers and sellers of farm, ranch, hunting and recreational real estate. In 2020 Dave sold the United Country Red Hills Realty & Auction office to Vanita Blundell and her husband Jim Blundell. Dave stayed on as a supervising broker and is honored to still be a part of the United Country family. Dave specializes in land and rural real estate.
Prior to joining United Country Dave worked for Farm Bureau Financial Services as a Regional Claims Manager for 17 years, retiring in 2003. He managed claims offices in Salina, Osborne, Concordia and Manhattan. Prior to working for Farm Bureau, he enjoyed 8 years of service to our country in the US Navy aboard a nuclear fast attack submarine, the USS Scamp SSN-588 and on recruiting duty in Western Colorado.
He started a family owned and operated real estate business in 2003. In 2006 the small company was recognized as an Emerging Business of the Year and was nominated for the Plains Spirit Award by the Kansas Small Business Development Center. In June 2007 Governor Kathleen Sebelius and the Kansas Department of Commerce recognized the company for the Business Achievement Award for service. The company has been featured in a number of articles in the Salina Journal, Boston Globe, Yahoo News Technology section, on the front page of the Los Angeles Times and many other newspapers.