Bernita Owings


Bernita Owings was born and raised in Julesburg, making her a true Colorado native. Bernita had always worked in the Julesburg area and started her real estate career when she went to work forCumming Realty, LLP in 1989 as the office manager and personal assistant to Darris Cumming. Bernita has learned the real estate business from the ground up, from listing, selling and the closing of properties, she has done it all in the past 23 years.

In 2003, Bernita purchased Cumming Realty, LLP and became the employing broker. Since that time she has been involved in the marketing and sale of numerous farms and ranches,  but has a true passion for finding that special home for her many extremely satified clients.

Bernita is licensed in Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas.


Darris Cumming


Darris Cumming has spent his entire life ranching and selling farm and ranch properties in Northeastern Colorado and Western Nebraska.After graduating from Colorado State University, Darris returned to his Northeast Colorado ranch where he raised purebred cattle. Darris went to work for Kenneth Cumming, at Cumming Realty, LLP in the late 60’s and then in 1970, purchased the real estate company.

Specializing in selling large ranching and farming operations in 1031 Tax-Free Exchanges, Darris has formed many lasting relationships with numerous farmers and ranchers in the Colorado and Nebraska area. In 2003, Darris sold his real estate business to his long time office manager and friend, Bernita Owings. This gave Darris more time to be out of the office working with his buyers and sellers.

Give Darris Cummings a call at 970-520-5961 for any help you need in buying, selling or the exchange of your agricultural properties.

Phone: 970-520-5961

Rick Kusel


Rick has been involved with agriculture and the outdoors his entire life. He grew up in western Iowa on the family grain and livestock farm that he took over from his grandparents and raised corn, soybeans and alfalfa in addition to operating a 1500 head feelot and a small trucking business. Rick has always been an avid outdoorsman and has filled many days either hunting, fishing or trapping in several states and has a great appreciation for the majesty of the outdoors. His life-long involvement in farming, ranching, agri-business and real estate coupled with the dedication he directs towards his clients makes him a great addition to Cumming Realty, LLP. Rick also graduated from Western College of Auctioneering in June, 2007. Rick has been a volunteer fireman for 20 years, he served at both the local and state levels with the Iowa Cattleman’s Association as a board member. He is very active in his community and church and loves spending time with his family. So no matter what your real estate needs may be, you can be reassured that Rick will get the job done for you. Rick is a Broker Associate in Colorado and a Salesperson in Nebraska and Kansas.