29 South Paint Street
Chillicothe, OH 45601
E-mail: kear@bright.net

Phone: 740-774-1123
Toll Free: 888-844-1123
Fax: 740-774-1105

Only real estate licensees who are NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) members can call themselves REALTORS®. REALTORS® abide by NAR's strict Code of Ethics, which is based on professionalism and protection of the public. Website


The Certified Negotiation Expert® designation is awarded by the Real Estate Negotiation Institute (RENI) to real estate professionals after they successfully complete formal negotiation training. Agents who receive the CNE® are in the top 1% of all agents nationally. Website


The Accredited Buyer Representative, ABR® designation, the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation; is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate BUYER'S AGENT Council, REBAC of NAR®. Website


At Home with Diversity is a comprehensive cultural outreach program built on the letter and spirit of the Fair Housing Act. AHWD® certified REALTORS® receive enhanced training to improve their ability to serve and be sensitive to multicultural clients. Website


The Seniors Real Estate Specialist® professional designation is the only one of its kind recognized by the NAR®. Those who are awarded the SRES® designation from the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council are specifically trained to understand the distinct real estate goals, concerns and needs of seniors today. Website


Worldwide ERC®
Worldwide ERC® is the premier global professional association for the workforce mobility headquartered in Washington DC. Worldwide ERC® created a community of professionals who specialize in worldwide employee relocation. Website


The Council of Residential Specialists (CRS), a professional network has the highest credential awarded to residential agents and brokers. CRS members are committed to achieving success in helping their clients and customers complete a home sale or purchase. They are also dedicated to succeed in their careers, which is demonstrated by the rigorous education and training that CRS Designees receive. Out of a million+ REALTORS®, less than 3% are Certified Residential Specialists.


Home Staging
Home Staging is professionally preparing homes for sale, so that they appeal to the most buyers and generate the highest price in the least amount of time on the market. In today's market, Staging sells homes. Website


HECM For Purchase Certification

This specialized training program for agents is designed to allow seniors to purchase a new principal residence and obtain a reverse mortgage within a single transaction buying much more in their retirement years than they thought they could without tying up all their cash and/or never having monthly payments. Website


Home Staging

NAR’s Military Relocation Professional certification educates REALTORS® about working with U.S. service members, veterans and their families to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and to take full advantage of available benefits and support.

Judy Conklin



Broker, REALTOR ®, Corporate President and Director, CRS®, CNE®, ABR®, SRES®, AHWD®, MRP

Judy, President and Broker of Kear Realty, Inc., was selected as the OHIO REALTOR® of the YEAR for 2005. She is a consistent sales award recipient and has participated in more than $89 Million in real estate sales transactions over three decades. Judy's expertise in the marketing of fine residential, commercial, agricultural and development property has greatly contributed to her success.

Judy has expertly guided her clients through the complex process of buying and selling. Her focus is providing extraordinary service. Judy's uncompromising attention to detail and sincere representation contributes to her success. She possesses vast knowledge of our local market. For home sellers, proper positioning and presentation is of the upmost importance. Assisting buyers to find a property is only part of her job. The inspections and negotiations are equally important and require a higher degree of competency and education, which she delivers.

Judy has served on the "Guide to Building in Ross County" Review Panel and the Ross County Subdivision Regulation Review, Chillicothe Housing Advisory and Homes of Hope of Ross County Committees.

She attended Ohio University and Hondros College earning a Business Degree, then began her real estate career in 1986 and received her Broker's license in 1997. To better serve her clients Judy has completed enhanced and extensive training earning several designations and certifications including the Certified Residential Specialist, Certified Negotiation Expert, Accredited Buyer Representative, Destination & Departure Relocation Specialist, Seniors Real Estate Specialist, At Home with Diversity, and the Military Relocation Professional. Judy is a licensed real estate agent in the State of Ohio.

Judy can be reached by phone, text or email. She looks forward to being your representative and working together with you to accomplish your real estate objectives.

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Jan Kear



CEO, Corporate Director

Beginning her successful real estate career in 1972, Jan is now the CEO, Corporate Director, Marketing Coordinator and Advertising Director of Kear Realty, Inc. Jan's total dedication, hard work and unwavering commitment to excellence have been an inspiration to many and have earned her numerous local and state sales awards. With a background in the advertising field, Jan oversees Kear's advertising program and, along with the other Kear REALTORS®, specializes in the marketing of the area's finest residential, agricultural, and commercial properties. Her high standards for the company epitomize the meaning of "The Kear Difference".

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Kristine Anderson



Corporate Vice-President, Relocation Specialist, REALTOR®, Closing Coordinator

Kris has been a consistent million dollar producer and award winner in the Chillicothe, Ohio area with awards for the Ohio Presidents Club and local Scioto Valley Association of REALTORS®. Clients choose to work with Kris for her ethics, experience and expertise. Her strong base of repeat customers is the reason Kris has been so successful for over 22 years in real estate.

Kris is very knowledgeable of the Southern Ohio sales area, being a life long resident. She has worked in real estate representing buyers and sellers for residential, land, condominiums and new construction.

Kris' background includes 22 years in nursing which have helped her in listening and understanding her clients needs. She has been married to her husband Dave for 39 years, loves playing with her 3 big dogs and enjoys relaxing at home on 21 acres in Northern Ross County.

"I understand that only through client satisfaction do you receive referrals, the backbone of my business". Whether you have been through the process of buying or selling, previously or a first time buyer, Kris has the expertise to assist you.

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Carrie George


Carrie George

Corporate Treasurer/Secretary, Relocation Specialist, REALTOR®

Carrie is excited to be part of Kear Realty, Inc. where she is a full time, award winning REALTOR® . Carrie represented the Scioto Valley Association of REALTORS®  at the state level as the 2007 "Tomorrow's Leaders Today" recipient. As part of the Kear management team, she serves as the firm's Administrative Assistant and Corporate Secretary/Treasurer. Carrie has earned numerous sales awards. As a Relocation Specialist she is dedicated to giving the extra effort it requires to make every aspect of relocation seamless. She completed her real estate training and received her Associate Degree in Business Management Technology from Ohio University - Chillicothe. Whether you are buying or selling, she is looking forward to assisting you.

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Sandra Green



ABR®, CNE®, ASP®, AHWD®, HECM For Purchase, MRP, Relocation Specialist, REALTOR®,                 2015 - 2018 OAR - District 4 - Regional Vice President,

2016 REALTOR® Of The Year

Sandra, a full-time REALTOR®, provides comprehensive and customized services according to her client's needs and especially enjoys incorporating her Accredited Staging Professional® expertise. She has received local sales awards and the Ohio Association of REALTORS® President Club Award of Achievement. Sandra was the 2012 Scioto Valley Association of REALTORS® President. She has served as a Director for both the SVAR and OAR. She volunteers with several civic organizations and is the Chairperson for Workforce Services Unlimited. Sandra is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Ohio.

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David Jones



David Jones


David Jones, a lifelong resident of Ross County, has an uncompromising focus on guiding his clients intelligently through every step of the selling and buying process and is committed to the highest possible standards. A graduate of Ohio University, David holds B.S. in elementary education with a Certification in Elementary Administration, and M.A. Degrees in guidance and counseling from Xavier University. After retiring from the public school system in 2001, he received his Ohio real estate license in 2004.

Dave is a consistent top producer with an exceptional reputation and deep knowledge of the market. He has consistently earned annual local and state sales awards including the O.A.R. President's Sales Club Award of Achievement. He continually expands his real estate portfolio by completing up-to-date and additional intense training for all aspects of distressed property transactions including the Short Sale and Foreclosure processes. Dave has also earned the At Home With Diversity® Certification.

Dave believes that a well lived life starts from a strong foundation is the HOME. His proven abilities include the skills and knowledge to transform challenging situations into rewarding experiences for his buyers and sellers.

A call to Dave will quickly set in motion his efforts to create ... THE BEST MOVE YOU WILL EVER MAKE!

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Dee Carroll


Dee Carroll



A lifetime resident of Chillicothe, Dee has received sales awards and represented the Scioto Association of REALTORS® at the state level in 2009 as the "Tomorrow's Leaders Today" recipient. She has served on several Association committees including the REALTORS®  Political Action Committee. Dee provides a customer-focused approach to meet and exceed her client's needs. Dee earned both the Certified Negotiating Expert® Designation and the At Home With Diversity® Certification. Her belief is: "The key to success is commitment, teamwork, professional service and client satisfaction above all". Dee is excited and highly motivated and looks forward to working with you. She is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Ohio, receiving her real estate license in 2004.

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Cindy Stevens


Cindy L. Stevens


Cindy, a REALTOR® for over 25 years in Ross and Pickaway Counties, is well-known and highly regarded in the field of real estate. She has a wealth of knowledge and years of valuable experience. She has obtained the Certified Residential Specialist®, Senior Real Estate Specialist, and Certified Negotiation Expert® Designations. Cindy is a very outgoing and energetic individual whose strong leadership qualities are a great asset to her clients in the real estate business. Cindy states, "I would appreciate the opportunity to share my real estate experience with you!". Cindy is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Ohio.

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Kitty Hess


Kitty Hess

Corporate Director, Relocation Specialist, REALTOR®

A native of Chillicothe, Kitty received her education at Miami-Jacobs College and The Ohio State University. After 34 years of service and retiring from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Kitty obtained her real estate license. She has been a top real estate producer for many years and has received many awards at the local and state levels including the Ohio President's Sales Club Award of Achievement. Kitty specializes in relocation services and in residential, land and commercial sales. With Kitty's expert care, her clients have a positive and rewarding experience. She will always go the extra mile for her buyers and sellers. Her website is chillicotheohiohomes.com. Kitty is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Ohio. "Go Bucks!".

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Lisa Diehl



lisa diehl


Lisa is a life-long resident of Ross County and graduate of Zane Trace High School, PRJVC, and Hondros College of Real Estate, obtaining her real estate license in 1999. After having a successful real estate career for 10 years, receiving many awards, she is now returning after a 4 year absence. Lisa is now a full time agent having just retired from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center after 37 years of service. She has two sons, Christopher, USAF retired and Thomas, currently serving in the USAF. Lisa is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Ohio.

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Patricia Hanna




Patty is a full time Kear REALTOR® and love every minute of it. She, her husband and their family moved to the Chillicothe area just a few years ago. She has an Associate Degree in Legal Assisting and a Bachelor's Degree from Tiffin University in Accounting. She has held various jobs while raising her four children including insurance surveys, accounting and teaching. She continues to do substitute teaching for RCCA where her youngest daughter attends.

Patty enjoys working with the public and has found the people here to be very welcoming. She enjoys spending time with her family exploring what Chillicothe and Ross County have to offer.

In 2016 Patty completed the required coursework at Hondros to obtain her Ohio Real Estate License. She then hit the road running with Kear Realty, Inc. She has received the 2017 "Tomorrow's Leader Today" Award from SVAR.

Patty looks forward to assisting you with all your real estate needs.

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Beth Gerber


beth gerber


Beth, who received her Ohio real estate license in 2017, is a native of Chillicothe and 1997 Chillicothe High School graduate. She earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy at Ohio University - Athens. Her favorite life experiences begin with being a mother of 2 sons, Miles and Jackson. They attend church at First Wesleyan and she sings with the praise team. She has performed with choirs at Carnegie Hall and throughout Europe.

Beth's passion in life has been to serve others which she has done in music therapy, a former 15 year career in healthcare and most recently, employment with Detillion Landscaping Co., Inc. Helping others is the driving force behind Beth's career as a real estate agent with Kear Realty in Chillicothe.

Beth attributes her strong work ethic to her parents Joel and Eva Gerber and her late grandparents Ed and Mary Gerber and Jeanette Sparks. It's the leadership qualities Beth displays and her strong work ethic that will lead her in successfully helping those in Southern Ohio have their real estate wishes come to fruition.

She's looking forward to helping her clients find the perfect home, investment properties and the right space to start their dream businesses.

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Patricia Hanna




Susan is a Chillicothe native and a graduate of Southeastern High School and PRJVC. She received an Associate Degree in Applied Business from OU-C in 1986 and completed her real estate training at OU-C. She received her Real Estate License in 2002.

Susan is now a full time agent having recently retired from the State of Ohio after 30 years of service. She resides in Chillicothe with her husband JR. They have two sons, James and Patrick, and two grandsons, Jace and Zane.

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