Blue Bird Real Estate "Cheerfulness, happiness, prosperity, good health, hearth and home."

"All I can strive to be is the absolute best possible version of myself."

We have a love affair…with our home town!! 

Holden is an historic small town of about 2,500 people located primarily in Johnson County, MO.  For the most part it is an agricultural community but because of our close proximity to Kansas City, we have “commuters” that work in the city but want to live in “small town America”.  Holden is just 9 miles south of U.S. Highway 50 which runs east and west across Missouri.  The downtown district sits at the intersection of Highway 131 and Highway 58.

Our office is located in the downtown historical district in a building that we completely remodeled from top to bottom. It was the old Chamber of Commerce building and while the restoration was exhausting it was a project that we are blessed to have completed to add to the charm of our town. We enjoy people coming by to look at the completion of the building and really enjoy our new place! Come by and see us anytime.... We love people to pop in and say hi!

When our sign went up many people wanted to know “Why Blue Bird Real Estate”?  We were driving to Jefferson City and brain storming for a new name and out of the blue someone said “how about Blue Bird”?  We all tried the name on seeing if it “rolled off our tongues”.  By the time we reached Jefferson City, it was Blue Bird all the way!  We have since learned that the blue bird is the symbol of cheerfulness, happiness, prosperity, good health, hearth and home and a renewal of springtime.  The blue bird is also the Missouri State bird.  We couldn't be happier with the name!!!


"I have lived in Holden since 1994 and on the same corner since 1995; it has been wonderful to raise my family in a community of closeness, comfort and safety. I adore this little town and wouldn't dream of living anywhere else. I am passionate about the people in our town and helping to make it an even better place in which to live and work. I have been a Realtor in Holden since 2001; I also had my insurance License and worked as a insurance inspector prior to becoming a Broker. I worked in banking and managed a sub office In Warrnsburg.  I have also owned a licensed daycare and worked for Holden schools.

Real estate can be confusing for a buyer or seller, and my job is to make it a simple and enjoyable process. I not only work for you as your Realtor, but we work together to find that perfect home or get you the best price for your home.

As the broker and leader of the Blue Bird Real Estate TEAM,you can trust you are in good hands, it is my job to ensure that the service, availability and expertise is everything you deserve whether you are buying or selling your home, farm or business.

Kristy Talley


I have lived in the Kingsville/Holden area my whole life, I feel I have knowledge when it comes to the area. I also own several rental homes and have bought and sold real estate for which has given me the experience as a Business man. I got my Real estate liscense in 2005.

I enjoy spending time at the lake and hanging out with my friends. I have a daughter whom I love raising and having fun wtih. We love going to the lake and  park, she's such a joy to me.

Kyle Sexton


I moved from Lee's Summit to Holden in 2004 and fell in love with it's smalltown U.S.A. charm. My husband and I have 5 children. Three have graduated from Holden schools and the last 2 will as well. We appreciate our teachers in the district! All of our children have enjoyed attending Holden schools. I have experience working in the estate sale business and I was also deeply involved in revitalizing downtown Odessa, Missouri. My vision is to keep small towns thriving!

I enjoy the challenge of problem solving through the buying and selling process. Part of our job is to take on your stress so that you don't have to. Being part of a team is so beneficial for our clients because we can all work together to resolve an issues that may occur.

Lynette Zimmer