John Wells

Managing Broker
(970) 749-1440

The Wells Group was established by John Wells and his partner, Jim Wotkyns, in 1985. One of John’s favorite things to do is match personalities with the perfect properties, and selling durango real estate has been the ideal venue in which to do this. John and his partners have worked successfully over the years to build a reputation of integrity and superior service for this real estate brokerage. As testimony to their action, today The Wells Group consistently outsells the other brokerages in southwestern Colorado agent-for-agent. John has a passion for this business—it’s marketing in its truest form: helping people to connect with what it is that they need or want.

In order to narrow down the field of all that is available in the world of real estate, John co-founded Western Angling Properties 17 years ago, a division of The Wells Group. The concept is to specialize in water-enhanced properties so that folks whose passion is to be near water can more easily find just the right place for themselves.

In his spare time, John loves the mountains! He enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, skiing, and boating, and takes full advantage of this southwest Colorado paradise we live in.


Jasmine and John,
It has been a pleasure to work with both of you on the sale, and we certainly feel that your agency has worked awfully hard for us. Your help in arranging for cleaning and repairs to the condo was particularly appreciated, as well as your advice and the many open houses.
— Linda

We appreciated John’s professionalism, and his experience in marketing our home. His expertise and remarkable knowledge of the area assisted us in selling our home. John has great skills which assisted us to navigate a challenged market. We further appreciated the time, energy, and undivided attention to our needs. Thank you!
— Kirk and Ginny Dignum

Dear John,
Marianne and I want to thank-you for your past and continued help marketing property for us. What is especially unique to your firm is the infra-structure within the Wells group. Examples are employees who answer phones and not some answering service. Your assistant Jasmine who is knowledgeable and always available for help and consultation, and for sure your wise counsel and recommendations. 2009 was a good year for us when little or nothing sold around us. We look to this year with optimism. Thanks to you and your staff.
— Pat and Marianne Nelson

I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for the wonderful service we recently experienced with John Wells, and the Wells Group Real Estate Company. We sold my elderly mother’s house that has been in the family for almost 60 years, so it was a very emotional time. John and Jasmine were always ready to help us. Their knowledge and professionalism was excellent. John was supportive and helpful every step of the way…even getting his nice sons and friends to help us move things and take things to the dump! I highly recommend this group of great people, and wish them every success in the future.
— Lucy Cone

Dear John,
It is nice to have finished closing on the Pine River ranch property in La Plata County with Wells Group. This makes the third property we have done with you and your associates and all have been handled professionally and efficiently.
It is apparent that you and your staff know the county and history of the available properties very well. Both you and Joe Bob did an excellent job of understanding our needs and matching them with available real estate. It would be hard for Pam and me to be much happier with our choices.
You have an excellent staff and a big thanks go to you, Joe Bob, and Abbi Munn for all the effort and help both during and after the sales.
— Mike Dearing

Thank you John. It’s been a pleasure working with you and your team. You have maintained your cool and gotten the job done even with all the bumps and bruises along the way. Thanks again for a job well done.
— Stuart Meyers