Denise Kelly

Broker Associate

M: 303.909.0162
O: 303.778.8222 x109

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 Realtors at Preferred Properties, with over 15 years at the firm.

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.


Top Producer – Preferred Properties 2007
Consistently recognized as a Roundtable of Excellence award winner
Charter Member- Denver Board of Realtors

Here's what a few of my clients had to say about working with me:

"I recently accepted a job as a conservation biologist for the Denver Zoo. Because of personal circumstances we needed to purchase a house as quickly as possible, yet I started work the day after we arrived. That obviously left little time for looking. Denise made the process infinitely more efficient by screening houses so that we could maximize our limited search time. Within two weeks, we settled on a house and we officially closed the deal 5 weeks after arriving in town. In the time between deciding on the house and the official closing, Denise went out of her way to make the process and paperwork easier for us. She also carefully explained each situation in the procedure, which eliminated potential confusion and put us much more at ease.

In sum, Denise was an excellent advocate for us, and we would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home."
- Brian & Karina Miller

"I wanted to send this note of thanks for the great job you did assisting me in finding my new home. It was a very positive experience. Throughout the entire process, you exercised good judgement and provided sound advice. You provided high quality service with a high degree of integrity. You are surely in the elite of real estate professionals."
- Mitch Simon

"You and your associates are top notch professional and caring people. What a pleasure it is doing business like this. You guided us very effectively though the first time buyer maze."
- Kevin, Cira, Luis & Elizabeth