The Voice of Real Estate Kentwood Real Estate - Jill Schafer


Is a state of mind

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of luxury is ‘a condition of abundance or great ease and comfort.’

Luxury isn’t based on the price of your home, but on how you feel in it. It isn’t about the car you drive or the clothes you wear. Luxury is about appreciation, attention and enjoyment.

It is Jill Schafer’s goal to provide you with a luxurious real estate experience.



Jill Schafer was named the 2022 REALTOR® of the Year by the Denver Metro Association of REALTORS® (DMAR). This award wasn’t for the REALTOR® who completed the most sales, made the most money or had the most clients. This was about her nearly 18 years of involvement in the local REALTOR® association, good business conduct, service to clients and other civic activity as well as her REALTOR® spirit, faithfulness to laws, rules and regulations and the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics.

As the award indicates, Jill is more than your typical real estate agent. She is also backed by a fully staffed team committed to the highest level of service. 


The media calls Jill for an expert opinion on the Denver real estate market. She is one of the most quoted REALTORS® in town. You may have seen or heard her comments in the Denver Post, The Denver Business Journal, 5280 Magazine, Forbes, Colorado Public Radio, ABC 7, 9 NEWS, CBSN-Denver, Fox 31, Colorado Public Radio, CNBC, China TV or, The London Financial Times. 

Since 2014, she has served on, and formerly chaired, the Denver Metro Association of REALTORS® (DMAR) Market Trends Committee that puts out a monthly report on the statistics and trends in the 11-county metro area. The committee’s mission is to be the Voice of Real Estate in Denver.


Jill practices evidence-based real estate — using the latest research, market statistics, technology, and proven strategies along with a global real estate network and the superior Kentwood Real Estate marketing technology. 

Growing up on in a small North Dakota town taught her the importance of being resourceful and inventive, with a respect for traditional ways as well as a drive for ingenuity. Jill’s not afraid to leverage a little of her small town grit in negotiating your best transaction. 

She’s called Denver home for 27 and can share a superb network of resources and insider expertise to ensure that you get the best outcome for your home sale or home search. She understands the importance of relationships in real estate and is passionate about guiding clients through the process.


Her knowledge of Denver and her tireless work ethic earned her a spot as one of the top 25 agents at Kentwood Real Estate in 2020, She was named on the list of top Colorado agents by volume by REALTrends in 2019. She is also a multi-year winner of the Denver Metro Association Realtor’s (DMAR) Excellence Award and a multi-year winner of 5280 Magazine’s 5 Star Real Estate Award. Less than 3% of Denver Metro agents have received the 5 Star Award as many times as she has. She is honored that her past clients nominate her year after year for providing the highest level of overall customer satisfaction. Jill is also a Certified Negotiation Expert and Relocation Specialist.


Jill was adopted and spent a short time in foster care as an infant. Now she advocates on behalf of kids in the foster care system in Denver as a volunteer CASA, a Court-Appointed Special Advocate for children who have been abused and neglected. She also served on the American Diabetes Association board to help people, like her son, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 10.

Now in their 20’s, Jill's two sons attended private, public, and a charter school in Littleton which means she is an expert at navigating Colorado’s Public School Choice Program. Both of her boys attended Universities in Colorado as well. Jill and her husband, Tom (a University of Denver graduate), feel lucky that their kids have chosen to make their homes in the Denver area.

You might run into Jill combing through antique shops or at an estate sale on her way to and from showing homes. When she has downtime, she loves watching movies and spending time with her cherished, extra-large, rescue dogs. But when asked how she spends her free time, she usually replies, “What free time? I work. It’s what I love to do.”

As a first time home buyer, I was intimadated by the process and the high demand Denver market. Jill helped me get my footing, responded to my preferences, and guided me through the purchase process with an exceptional level of service.  Her experience and profesionalism are well suited for a new buyer or a seasoned veteran. I will be using Jill in the future, and I will recommend friends and family to her as well.



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If you're looking to achieve the highest value for your home or for a seasoned professional to help you find your next home - Give Jill a call.