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Denver Five Star award winner


Denise Kelly

Broker Associate
Preferred Properties Group
200 Columbine St
Denver, Colorado 80206
Office: 303.909.0162

As a third generation Denver native, Denise grew up in the Highland neighborhood in North Denver. She first became a licensed broker in 1982, but her interest in real estate began at a young age. As a child, she spent many a Saturday exploring building sites and “projects” with her father, who worked as a construction supervisor for new homes, apartment buildings, and shopping centers. From that time on, she was “hooked” and knew she wanted to be involved somehow in the real estate industry. She began with a small “fix and flip” investment venture at age 19, but later discovered her true passion and satisfaction would be in helping others navigate through the ever-changing real estate maze and meet their individual goals.

Since then, Denise has become a seasoned expert of the Denver area markets and logs many additional hours of continuing education each year to stay current.She is one of the most senior agents in the Preferred Properties Team, with 24 years at the firm before joining Compass. 

Whether her client is a first time buyer, an expanding family, a developer, or a savvy investor, each client and experience is unique and requires individual attention. Denise is a strong advocate for her clients, and brings solid negotiating skills and years of experience to both buyers and sellers. She works with a wide variety of situations, giving each her most focused efforts and personal attention. Referrals from her past clients are the backbone of her business, and her network continues to grow and include a wonderful mix of people who now call Denise their friend.


Five Star Professional conducts market-specific research throughout the U.S. to identify service professionals who demonstrate professional excellence and provide quality services to their clients. The Five Star Real Estate Agent program is the largest and most widely published award program for real estate agents in North America, covering more than 40 major markets. Five Star award winners do not pay a fee to be included in the research or on the final list of award winners.

The Five Star Professional research team contacted thousands of recent homebuyers, consumers and industry leaders to identify Denver-area real estate agents who stand out in their industry and community.

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