Elaine and Gary Collins

Over 60 years of combined experience

With over 60 years of combined experience in the Boulder and Denver real estate markets, we are passionate about Colorado communities and the outdoor lifestyle this area has to offer. We provide real estate services for residential and investment properties across all price ranges in Boulder and surrounding areas. Let us show you why we love Colorado!
Elaine and Gary Collins

About Elaine

Residing in Boulder for almost 30 years, Elaine enjoys the outdoor lifestyle this area has to offer with her husband, Gary and their combined families. She likes to ski, hike, snow-shoe, fly-fish, scuba dive, travel, read, swim with the local Masters group, and get together with friends and family.

Originally from Houston, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Texas A&M University in 1982.  After a brief stint in the University laboratory, she recognized her true calling and changed her career path in 1984 to real estate. In 1986 she realized her dream of moving to Boulder.  As a trusted real estate advisor, she enjoys helping her clients achieve their goals throughout all life stages.  From first-time homebuyers, to retirees (she holds the SRES® (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) designation) and investors, she values the process and attention to detail required for success.  She has over 200 hours in continuing real estate education; and belongs to the Boulder Area Realtor Association, Colorado Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors.

Her passions include her family, collecting donations for Community Food Share (the local food bank), and consistently contributing to the International Marine Mammal Project (IMMP), Ocean Preservation Society (OPS), and Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project (See “The Cove”) to protect dolphins worldwide and eliminate dolphin captivity.

About Gary

An award winning top producing Realtor and Broker/Manager, Gary has been a Real Estate Professional since 1971. In March, 2000 Gary became a partner in WK Real Estate with co-founders Lew Kingdom and Stu Wright. In 2008 Gary sold his interest in WK Real Estate to once again devote his time fully to sales.

As a former member of PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America), Gary has taught skiing in New York and Colorado. He also enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, cycling, scuba diving, reading, travel, and getting together with friends and family.

Originally from Northern New York, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from State University of New York, and attended the University of Denver Law School. Professional designations include: CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert), CRB (Certified Residential Broker), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), GRI )Graduate Realtor Institute) and CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member. He belongs to the Boulder Area Realtor Association (BARA), Colorado Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors, and is a Past Chairman of Realtor Ethics and Grievance panels for BARA, as well as a past winner of BARA’s Distinguished Realtor Award.

Gary consistently contributes to The Children’s Hospital Foundation, and is a member of Boulder Flycasters and Trout Unlimited.

What makes us different?

All real estate agents are not the same!
  • Relationship Oriented Service

  • Two Experienced Realtors

    Two experienced realtors for the price of one, and over 60 years of experience between the two of us.

  • We Go the Extra Mile

    Buying? We go the extra mile to find your home, and make sure you have all of the facts so that you don’t miss anything, don’t overpay, and can make an informed decision.

    Selling? We go the extra mile in marketing your home, and pay money up front to have a vested interest in its successful sale. Our Marketing and Transaction Service Plan exceeds most others.

  • Part of the WK Real Estate Family

    Part of the locally owned WK Real Estate family — awarded 1st or 2nd place Best of Boulder for the last 15 years. WK Real Estate also employs a full-time salaried IT Specialist to help us progressively market your home.

  • WK Real Estate Relocation

    WK Real Estate employs a full-time salaried Relocation Coordinator to bring relocating companies to your home.

  • Perks

    We provide nice cars for your comfort while viewing listings, follow up quickly and most importantly, we are fun to work with!

  • Transaction Success Plan

    Our detailed Transaction Success Plan ensures that we are able to do everything possible to hold the transaction together.

  • Personalization

    Every transaction is different — we personalize as needed and pay attention to the details.

  • Education

    Gary’s Professional Designations include: CRB (Certified Residential Broker), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) and GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute). Elaine and Gary both hold the CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert) designation, and Elaine holds the SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) designation.  Gary and Elaine both hold B.S. degrees. They are both members of the Ninja Nation Network and have over 600 hours in continuing real estate education.

  • Ninja Network

    Over 9,000 top producing Realtors in North America who make up the “Ninja Network” refer buyers moving to our area.

  • Support

    Gary and Elaine have the wonderful support of their licensed assistant, Stephanie, and their Marketing and Social Media Consultant, John, as well as full-time salaried support at WK Real Estate including an IT expert, Transaction Coordinator, Relocation Coordinator, and the very important Receptionists!

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