About Us

Kate McKenzie  – Owner  / Broker

As a Colorado native, I enjoy and truly appreciate the amazing lifestyle Colorado affords those who make it their home. Having grown up in the heart of Denver (The Denver Country Club neighborhood) and attended Denver Public Schools, including East High, I have tremendous knowledge of this city, its neighborhoods, schools, and corresponding real estate values. Spending summers and winters on the slopes of the Rocky Mountains, I am also knowledgeable about the mountain communities and the growing real estate industry our high country continues to fuel. I have a degree from the University of San Diego in Communications and have lived and worked in the marketing field in both southern California, and Colorado.

Prior to entering the real estate arena several years ago at another Denver firm, my work history included time in the marketing field. During my last marketing position in Denver, I served as a Director of Marketing for the largest concert promoter in the world (Live Nation). My work there included a primary focus on sales and marketing involving venues such as The Fillmore Auditorium, Pepsi Center, The Paramount Theatre, and Red Rocks Amphitheatre. My experience in negotiating, advertising, promotions, and communications has translated to a strong ability to serve the needs and exceed the expectations of my real estate clients, both buying and selling.

With my strong marketing background, I am able to offer my clients an edge: professional, creative, results driven advertising/promotional programs that optimize the exposure and sale of their property.  I am always professional and organized. I listen to and understand exactly what my clients desire from this collaborative working relationship. Residential real estate is my focus, but my clients benefit from my knowledge as a community resource for all sorts of matters.

I created Swank Dwellings to provide a contemporary real estate company for my clients with a focus on personalized attention, commitment to details, and dedication to a strong work ethic.

Colorado offers unparalleled real estate possibilities, I love being a part of my clients journey as we find the right opportunity for them!

Client Testimonials –

“Kate McKenzie is the only real estate agent I would ask to help me buy and sell a property in Denver and/ or Vail. When I worked with Kate for Denver and Vail properties, she was very detail-oriented, impressively organized, and executed professionally with deep market knowledge. Her follow-through was second to none and I would ask for Kate’s guidance for the next round of real estate purchases and sales. If you want someone who will represent you with sound judgment and realistic expectations, I would strongly recommend that you work with Kate McKenzie.”

“Kate was supportive, detail-oriented and most important she LISTENED to me. She listened to what I wanted and didn’t waste any time presenting me with ideas that didn’t fall into my categories. In fact, she even suggested things I hadn’t thought of!!! She was aware of my needs and was concerned about them. I was not just “another client”. She was friendly, professional and I am very pleased I had the opportunity to work with her. I recommend her highly.”

“Kate McKenzie is among the most professional realtors I’ve ever worked with. Not only did Kate locate our dream home but her attention to detail and expertise are unsurpassed. In addition, I have never worked with anyone so patient. We looked at a number of properties in several neighborhoods before settling on our beautiful home in Cherry Creek North. Kate had extensive knowledge of every neighborhood we were interested in and a deep understanding and respect for our needs as a growing family. She provided us with all of the tools we needed to make one of the biggest decisions of our lives. My husband and I will continue to work with Kate as our needs change. I highly recommend Kate McKenzie to anyone in the market for a new home. She is an absolute joy to work with and genuinely shared in our excitement. What could have been an extremely stressful experience turned out to be an incredible journey with Kate guiding us through the entire process. I was extremely impressed that the journey did not end at the closing table. Kate was a tremendous help in ensuring that our transition was as smooth as possible and provided us with a wealth of information on our new community. It is my distinct pleasure to recommend Kate to anyone who is buying or selling real estate.”