You don’t always know where your path will take you; happily, mine has led me to working in real estate.
I’m originally from farm country California and during my time at U.C. Santa Barbara, I had the opportunity to live and study in Vancouver, British Columbia and Tokyo, Japan. I chose the University of Colorado for my MBA and settled in Denver almost 20 years ago. While I love the adventure of change, I’ve yet to tire of our mountain vistas or all that our great city has to offer. I definitely consider myself home.
With 18 years of sales and marketing experience, connecting buyers and sellers is what I do best. Like many of you, I wear many hats. So it’s not only my experience as a Realtor®, but also as a mom of three (let’s talk schools), and an active volunteer in my community, that gives me my insight in to what Denver buyers are really looking for and what sellers need to get the job done.
The other “hat” I proudly wear, is that of owner of the Sweet William Market in Stapleton. I love all things vintage and the thrill of connecting shoppers with the treasures they hunt for. But as the organizer of this vintage outdoor market, I’ve also helped hundreds of vendors stage and merchandise their spaces with targeted marketing to draw in those buyers.
I’m so pleased to work with Perry & Co. Their unsurpassed level of customer service fits nicely with my commitment to personal touches and uncompromising ethics. I’m quite stubborn about truly taking care of my clients and believe there is always a solution; it’s just a matter of finding it.
In my spare time I coordinate events for the kid’s schools, and weddings at our church. I love to ski and snowshoe, do all things crafty, and cozy up with a good read at the end of the day.
I’m always happy to help. Give me a call if you need anything!
Member of the Denver Metro Association of Realtors, Colorado Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors.
"Kim was so great to work with! She helped us understand all the steps along the way to buying our first home and really looked out for us and our best interest the whole time. I would definitely work with Kim again in a heartbeat!"
Paul Schlicht, submitted 9/12/18
Kim was so wonderful! She walked us through the process and was personable and friendly thoughout our home buying experience. She reminded us of our needs and worked to make sure we had what we wanted in a home. Perfect experience for first time buyers!"
Abigail Angulo, submitted 9/11/18
"Kim Kouba was extremely professional and knowledgeable in all aspects of my home purchase. She was very honest about the properties we viewed in order to insure I was making the right decision. Kim wanted to ensure that I was completely pleased with my decision with my new home choice."
Victoria Sandoval, submitted 8/1/18
"Kim was an ideal agent for a young family on the market for a new home in Central Denver. Kim showed tremendous patience week after week as we rejected home after home (sometimes after a great deal of hemming and hawing). During that period, she helped us judge the costs of two fixer-uppers by bringing over a contractor to give us back-of-the-envelope estimates for how much we should expect to pay in rehabs. Kim then did an excellent job of guiding us through a bidding war that included some rather unusual and aggressive demands from the sellers.
"The quality Kim brought that most surprised us was her ability to put homes in context. Much of this skill came from her own deep experience in the Denver housing market; Kim was able to tell us which aspects of homes in particular neighborhoods were typical and which were unique. Her connection to Perry and Co. also gave her access to a great deal of price data, allowing us to judge whether homes were priced correctly for their neighborhood. (Kim’s ability to draw on the collective knowledge of an entire team of agents was one of major reasons we chose Kim. We had used another independent agent for the purchase of our first house and liked that agent very much. But we were drawn to Kim’s ability to call on her colleagues for information. That proved valuable multiple times during the search process.)
"We would recommend Kim in a heartbeat and will use her again to sell our house."
Becky Simon, submitted 7/17/18
"Kim is great to work with. She never pressured us and she got the job done!"
Nora Jones, submitted 6/5/18
"I couldn't have asked for a better agent than Kim. Kim was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was patient with us and worked with us for a full year in our search for a home."
Alyssa Fish, submited 6/5/18
"Kim has so much knowledge and experience, and it was clear she worked very hard for us. She made the whole process of selling our home so easy, and it felt very reassuring to have her on our side."
Chris Rhea, submitted 2/2/18
"Kim is amazing! Selling our house could have been really overwhelming because my husband had already started his new job out of state, but Kim took care of so many things, and helped make everything so smooth. I especially appreciated how she helped me coordinate all the fixes the buyer required, it made my life so much easier. Her list of resources is endless. I would highly recommend Kim for any real estate needs you have!"
Karen Rhea, submitted 2/2/18
“Kim is the quintessential realtor. She is smart, savvy and compassionate all at the same time. Kim helped me through one of the most difficult times in my life. I was going through a complicated divorce and needed to get my house ready to sell in a timely way and then turn around and buy a new house. Having her guidance and expertise made this stressful process so much better. She is straightforward in her communications and explains the whole process well. You can trust her completely. I will always be so grateful to her."
Maya Bunik, submitted 1/21/18
"Kim has helped us sell and buy a few times now, she’s been a big part of major family decisions with us. Her expertise along with her friendliness and thoughtfulness has made each of our transactions easy! Once you get to know Kim she welcomes you and treats you as if you’re her first and only priority. We’d recommend Kim a hundred times over."
Denon Moore, submitted 11/17/17
"Kim Kouba went out of her way through some difficult negotiations and transactions. She was available and worked for me on weekends and evenings on my behalf. She was always reassuring and up to the minute. She never missed a detail."
James O'Leary, submitted 11/2/17
"Everything was great. She made the experience stressfree and enjoyable."
Jacque Marie James, submitted 11/2/17
"Kim Kouba assisted me with selling my old house and buying our new house. She was very knowledgeable of the entire process and steps that needed to be taken. We were able to sell my house very quickly and she was very supportive and helpful in helping us find our new dream house. I would highly recommend Kim Kouba to anyone who is looking to buy a home or sell."
Erin Morgenthaler, submitted 6/20/17
"Kim Kouba is easily one of the best Realtors in the Denver area. If you like numbers, stats and analytics, Kim is your person. If you like someone that will explain the process thoroughly and never leave you questioning your moves, Kim is your person. If you like someone who cares about you and wants only the very best for you in your home search or sale, Kim is your person! Kim is level-headed, extremely detailed, and just a ton of fun to work with. I trust her advice and guidance ten-fold, and can't recommend her enough!"
Mindy & Brian Reimer, submitted 5/10/17
"Kim Kouba was a true pleasure to work with, from our first meeting ,she was enthusiastic, supportive and responsive to all of our questions and concerns. She is extremely knowledgeable and highly intuitive, really understanding the ebb and flow of our needs, both as sellers and buyers. Home buying and selling is very personal and very stressful, and she has an uncanny ability to thread complex timing and interactions to minimize stress and respect individual needs. She has an extensive collection of personal connections, support staff and industry relationships that enabled us to tackle everything from home repairs to closings. Kim was great to work with, and we would enthusiastically recommend her to our family and friends!
"FIVE STAR rating!"
Linda van Dyk & Eric Clambey, submitted 7/12/16
“The word dedicated comes to my mind when thinking about Kim Kouba. Kim is dedicated to her profession, dedicated to her co-Realtors at Perry & Co., but most importantly dedicated to her clients best interests. Kim considers her clients, ‘clients for life’ and as such continues to provide them updated home values and market intelligence for years to come. That sustained level of service and commitment earns Kim high praise from her clients. I know Kim’s clients appreciate having a ‘Realtor for life’ that they can call with any real estate need or question - a Realtor who is always glad to hear from them.”
Jon Larrance, submitted 5/12/16
"Kim Kouba is an amazing realtor, she worked with me for 1.5+ years in helping me find an investment property. She took me through countless properties and was extremely helpful in providing insight into the best neighborhood, type of property, loan requirements, pretty much every aspect of the investment home buying process. She makes you feel like you are her most important client; she returns calls, emails and texts promptly and is always willing to take the time to show you homes when it is most convenient for you. I have worked with no less than 7 realtors in the past and none of them hold a candle to Kim. I highly recommend her, whether you’re purchasing your $1million dream home or a $250K investment property, she will take awesome care of you!"
Jill Owens, submitted 1/5/16
"Kim did a wonderful job representing our interests. She is a shrewd negotiator and easy to work with. Time and time again while negotiating the sale of our house I'd tell her I was okay with something and she'd come back with an agreement from the buyer for more than what I wanted. She always conducts herself with the utmost of professionalism and is always putting her client's interest first. After buying a house from a seller that she represented we decided our best option was for her to represent us when we sold our house. From staging to pricing to negotiating to closing she did a great job!"
Keven Tulk, submitted 1/5/16
"We have just completed the sale of our home in Congress Park ,and I wanted you to know how amazing Kim Kouba has been to work with.
"We decided to move to Seattle in January, and bought a house here in March. We decided to work with Kim to sell our Denver home in late April. From the moment I started working with Kim she made me feel very relaxed about the process of selling the home and relocating. I had never sold a house before, and so Kim walked me through the ABCs thoroughly and patiently. We priced our home perfectly according to the feedback we received, and we landed on our price with a lot of research and help from Kim. When we ended up with multiple comparable offers after the first few days, Kim helped us to understand the differences between offers and the pros and cons of accepting one over the other. The buyer we selected was pretty fastidious, and there were times when we were frustrated with the nature of some items on their inspection resolution list. Kim did an amazing job of working through the items on the list with the buyer’s agent, and in the end, we were able to close on our home in three weeks with very little additional work on our part. I left Colorado two days before the closing, and when Kim went to our house before the closing she found a few of our belongings that I had somehow left behind. She was kind enough ship these belongings to us in Seattle.
"In summary, Kim is the consummate professional. She is knowledgeable, detail oriented, patient and truly committed to her client. She made selling our house seem so easy, but I know that there are a million little things that she took care of on our behalf in order to make the transaction as smooth as possible. I am so grateful to Kim, andI would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a truly talented real estate professional! I just wanted you to know how fortunate you are to have one of the best on your team at Perry & Co."
Carolyn de Rubertis, submitted 7/10/15
"The hardest part about describing what a fantastic job Kim Kouba did for me is that words just aren't adequate. Kim calmly, wisely and thoughtfully led me through the sale of my family's longtime home and helped us find a new home that better suits our needs today. She showed immense patience and provided guidance and insight that far surpassed anything I could have expected or hoped for. She treated my transactions with the same kind of care she would have if she were doing this for her own family. And I know that's how she treats every single one of her clients. She is absolutely the best."
Evan Dreyer, submitted 1/3/16
"I really cannot say enough positive things about working with Kim. A few things that Kim brings to the table are: her amazing energy, incredible expertise about the market, pricing, staging and negotiations. We had an especially challenging negotiation process and Kim handled it with grace and wisdom. I am confident that the deal would not have happened without her. Not only would I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor but she will be the first call I make if I return to Colorado. She is extraordinary and we are so grateful to her for helping us through a very stressful process."
Kelly Palmer, submitted 12/24/15
"Searching for the perfect family home is never easy, especially when it's a sellers market. With stress levels high and motivation sometimes running low it is an absolute blessing to have a realtor who goes above and beyond, making that personal effort, and picking you up and cheering you on. Kim has been amazing the last 8 months we worked with her. Her knowledge exceeds and her honesty is so appreciated. She is very good by picking up your likes and dislikes and provides her opinion and insight/expertise when needed. She does not just pretend to care, she really does care and puts her clients first. Would I recommend Kim to my family and friends? Absolutely 100%!"
Shereene le Roux, submitted 10/15/15
"My daughter moved to Denver in July, 2015. Even though she is renting an apartment ,Kim spent a long time explaining about the different areas that Hilary would be interested in and the commuting time to and from work. I had no knowledge of the Denver market for I live in Seattle. I really appreciate the time she gave me, calling me several times and emailing me information on rentals even though she was not going to make a commission.
If the opportunity arises, I will refer Kim to anyone looking for a home in Denver. I know she will do a great job, for she cares not just making a sale, but she cares about people and their needs."
Eileen Stempel, submitted 7/24/15
"Traci and I wanted to say thanks for all your help in getting the house sold. You really helped make a stressful time as easy and streamlined as possible."
Jon Gillespie, submitted 5/12/15
"It was a true pleasure to work with someone special like Kim. Kim supported us by helping find houses that met our high and oftentimes demanding expectations(or criteria), setting up home visits on short notice, and taking the lead in a difficult negotiation process with the seller and the seller’s agent. As a result of Kim's hard work and dedication to her clients, we are now incredibly lucky to have the ability to enjoy our new, beautiful home."
Sergey & Maya Sologub, submitted 5/1/15
"In choosing a real estate agent, the most important thing to look for is a smart, professional who knows their business because of education, dedication, and most of all having your best interest in mind. I work with 55 real estate agents, and though any one of them would have done a great job listing my little row-house (that had been a rental for 12 years), I asked Kim Kouba to work with me.
"Even though the commission was almost insignificant on this little property, she offered superb decorating advise, did not ask us to do un-necessary improvements, but only where necessary, and was always prompt in answering my many questions. Her suggestion to stage it was a real deal maker.
"By the time we were ready to put it on the market, for the right price, it was Pottery Barn charming. Showings were plentiful and so were the offers. Kim offered excellent advise through all the negotiations, inspection, appraisal and closing and ended up selling $10,000 over our asking price. If you want things done right, ask a busy person to do it. Kim manages her time in an amazing way, and as a client, I received the same attention as her million dollar clients. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to all my friends."
submitted Sue Evans, 3/3/15
"Kim Kouba did a marvelous job facilitating the sale of our home in Stapleton last year. Kim’s knowledge of the local market and involvement with so many residents of Stapleton contributed to our getting the best price and a quick sale. She was attentive during the entire process from helping us coordinate contractor work prior to listing the home to meeting with testing companies and appraisers when the house was under contract. Her positive attitude and pleasant demeanor added to the very good experience of working with Perry and Company on this transaction."
Charlie Nicola, submitted 1/5/15
"I highly recommend hiring Kim Kouba as your Realtor; she has exceptional values and standards, so its no surprise that her customer service is unmatched by other Realtors we’ve worked with. Kim is on-the-ball, extremely reliable, always a pleasure, and well connected and acknowledged within her industry, which we learned has many upsides. Although Kim is not the type to ask for referrals, we felt 100% comfortable voluntarily referring her to our close friends who needed a realtor; we just knew they’d love working with her as much as we did."
Rachael Hoffmann, submitted 1/10/15
"It was a true pleasure to work with someone special like Kim. Kim supported us by helping find houses that met our high and oftentimes demanding expectations, setting up home visits on short notice, and taking the lead in a difficult negotiation process with the seller and the sellerâ€™s agent. As a result of Kim's hard work and dedication to her clients, we are now incredibly lucky to have the ability to enjoy our new, beautiful home."
Sergey Sologub, submitted 1/7/15
“As many of you know, I'm all about the exceptional service world.. I work it and I live it...
“Therefore, I can't begin to say how excited I am to start having family and friends visit our new home in Denver. There are so many people to thank during this whole process but I have to acknowledge 2 amazing ladies who I couldn't have done this without. Kim (my realtor) and Kira (my loan officer).
“As a single mom and purchasing my 1st home ever you both by far exceeded my expectations on soo many levels! I thank you Kim and Kira (I knew neither to start with, but both came highly recommend to me) for all that you were able to do. Not only will I recommend you to all my local friends, but through this I'm confident that I can share my experience to anyone else looking to buy a home who may think it's not possible. Just like I thought when I started this journey months ago. Again, from the bottom of my heart, Thank You Kim!” - tions on soo many levels! I thank you Kim and Kira (I knew neither to start with, but both came highly recommend to me) for all that you were able to do. Not only will I recommend you to all my local friends, but through this I'm confident that I can share my experience to anyone else looking to buy a home who may think it's not possible. Just like I thought when I started this journey months ago. Again, from the bottom of my heart,
Thank You Kim!"
Erin McClure Chichester, submitted 1/6/15
"Kim was great to work with. She did thorough analytics to help us set the price we needed to on our house. She also was a big help working with a tough buyer."
Jeff Hauser, submitted 1/5/15