Kim O'Connor

"Kim helped my husband and I purchase a new home all the way from Virginia. She is the portrait of professionalism and made a potentially stressful transaction so fun and enjoyable." - Kim T.


Trained as an architect and designer, I have redesigned residences and constructed coffee houses on two continents. I believe in good design, and that good design contributes to good living. I enjoy helping others envision their goals by helping them envision their spaces. Whether you love Midcentury Modern and Mies or Tudor and half-timber, I will help you find the home to fit the Zeitgeist of your life.

I am a native Coloradan and grew up in southeast Denver. As an adult, I have lived other places; but, I always come back to Denver. The people, the weather, the mountains, my family – Denver is my home.

As a proud Bonnie Brae resident, I love frequenting the local spots with my husband and 2 boys. My family always goes for Bonnie Brae Ice Cream in honor of the first snowfall. My pup and I love a good walk around Wash Park. My husband and I would rather watch the Bronco game (or the World Cup!) at the Tavern on Old South Gaylord than at home.

With my skills and background in design and architecture, I provide my clients with value added services in every real estate transaction. Whether it is staging your property for sale, or envisioning a life in the home you might buy, invest in, or renovate, I want to help you see the spaces both as a real estate professional, and as a designer. I am a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE), a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Denver Metro Association of Realtors. My skills in negotiation, combined with the leading home search technology of 8z and the 8z commitment to client-centered business, I will help you make an informed decision on one of the biggest decisions of your life.

Real estate is not just about finding a property. It’s about finding a home. It’s where your proverbial heart is, where you hang your hat, and where countless numbers of life events, minute to major, will unfold. It is house and it is architecture. It is family and community. It is joy and it is yours. Home. Let's find it together.


Elizabeth J.

Kim sold our home and was professional and efficient throughout the entire process. She is very knowledgeable of market trends and was able to guide us through the decisions we had to make as far as pricing, improvements, etc. She was always available no matter the time of day or night. She was always kind, patient, and courteous with us! We highly recommend her!

Lauren D.

Kim is at once engaging, thoughtful and professional. With her practiced eye and thorough research, she's a great source for anyone searching for their next home or investment property. With her background in architecture and design, she will quickly pinpoint the key features that are both desirable in the current market, and timeless to outlast the trends. Kim is the complete package, and I can recommend her with enthusiasm and confidence.

Laura W.

Kim worked with me on the redesign of apartment rentals in an historic city center. She understands how design, craft, construction and economics play into housing markets, and how luxury properties should look and feel. Her education as an architect and her experience in high-end design make her uniquely suited to help clients envision spaces and recognize value and quality in a property. She is a tireless worker, unfazed by a fast-paced, changing environment. She handles all her tasks with professionalism and grace.

5 stars - Highly likely to recommend

Sold a Townhouse home in 2018 in Denver, CO.

I received an unexpected job offer that involved relocating to Tennessee. I knew I had to get my house on the market quickly, but I also needed a new Realtor, as the person that both my mom and I had previously used had done a terrible job when working for my mom, including some possibly unethical behavior.
I first looked at Zillow for trying to determine a value for my house, and decided to look into their instant offer program, where they make an offer for your house. The price they came back to me with was lower than I was willing to expect (which was not unexpected), and when I declined, the girl I was working with asked if she could have a Realtor contact me, one who had worked with them. I said sure, as I was planning on talking to more than one Realtor in deciding who would be the best to list with.
Kim reached out to me immediately, and came over that very evening to meet with me. I showed her all over the house and she asked great, detailed, knowledgeable questions. Afterwards, she sat down to talk with me, and my mom, who had come over. We all got along so well, talking about some difficult life experiences that we had in common, and even my mom's very picky dog loved her. After Kim left, my mom and I went to dinner to talk it over. We both said after meeting Kim, that we felt I didn't need to talk to anyone else, as we felt an instant connection to Kim and knew she was the right person for the job.
Kim basically held my hand through the whole thing. I was so stressed at times with packing and saying goodbyes and was sometimes a bit negative, and Kim just always cheerfully told me not to worry and that she understood. My house was for sale during the holidays, and though we had a couple of very minor disagreements as to the strategy, Kim always listened and respected my opinion. When I received two offers at the same time, as I was driving out to Tennessee, Kim fought for me and got me the best offer, and was in constant contact.
Kim has been so great to work with, and I feel that I have made a true friend, in addition to knowing a great Realtor who I will not hesitate to recommend to friends and family.

Review by: Stacey Chambers

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