THE VOICE OF REAL ESTATE
The media calls Jill Schafer for an expert opinion on the Denver real estate market. She is one of the most quoted Realtors (R) 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 grew up in a small town in North Dakota and moved to the ‘big city’ of Denver in 1994. Since then she has enjoyed exploring the Denver metro area’s many special neighborhoods and communities. Denver is her home, and that has a special meaning to her. 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.
SPECIALTIES AND AWARDS
Her commitment to service, 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 graduated from The University of Minnesota-Moorhead with degrees in Speech and Mass Communications and started her professional career as a TV news reporter and anchor of the nightly news. She was the Vice President of Marketing for a small restaurant chain and owned a home-based business selling her hand-made products to Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, and high-end boutiques across the country. She uses the skills she honed-in those careers every day as a Realtor ®. Those experiences have made her an expert researcher, creative marketer, and a tough negotiator.
ON A PERSONAL NOTE…
Now in their 20’s, Jill's two boys 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 sons attended Universities in Colorado as well. Jill and her husband, Tom, feel lucky that their boys have chosen to make their homes in the Denver area as well.
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.”
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