Jennifer Apel, Group Leader, REALTOR®

I am incredibly proud to lead Denver’s premier urban and vintage real estate team, Nostalgic Homes Group. We united our decades of experience and local approach with Compass’ state-of-the-art tools to create a highly personable and productive experience. Our team of experts consistently excels and is a top-ranked team both in Denver and across Compass Colorado. 

My wealth of knowledge and passion for vintage homes has become a personal mission to know Denver’s neighborhoods and its many historic homes. I have listed, sold, or have a history with many of the city’s iconic homes. Preserving the irreplaceable details and history of these stunning structures is a passion of mine both at work and at home. My husband Corey Wadley and I own the historic Elitch Mansion in Highlands and have tirelessly restored it for nearly two decades.

I am a polished, award-winning broker, but I’m also a friendly, down-to-earth gal and a true problem-solver who enjoys getting my hands dirty to create winning solutions. I provide one-on-one communications and extensive knowledge of real estate strategies. For me, the joy of this work is building relationships and helping my clients achieve their dream. When you work with me, the experience is entirely focused on you and your goals! 


Use the drop down below to see my Active Listings, Sold Listings, and Happy Buyers over the last 12 months

"Jenny Apel and her team are a seller's best friends. She's helped us with both residential and investment properties, guiding us along the way to ensure we got top dollar. Jenny is knowledgeable, experienced and so hard working! Her crack team of stagers will have your house looking so gorgeous buyers will be climbing over each other to make you an offer. If you're looking for an expert who will have your back, Jenny is who you need."

Heather Vaughan

"My husband and I had the best experience buying and selling real estate with our agent, Jenny Apel.  Over the years we have bought and sold a few properties, and Jenny was by far the best agent we've had.  She's incredibly knowledgeable about Denver's real estate market and will help guide you to properties that suit your needs.  She will be a fierce advocate on your behalf and is generous in time and spirit.  Jenny is a lot of fun to work with and makes the process enjoyable.  We give Jenny Apel 5 stars and highly recommend her!"

Jim Cookson

"I have been working with Jenny Apel for 20+ years. Both with investment properties and personal home sales/purchases. She’s even helped my daughter, who was a baby when I met Jenny, to purchase her first home. Jenny is the absolute best! She’s a professional and her expertise is unmatched. She works hard to make the process simple and as smooth as possible! Jenny exceeds all expectations! There’s no other broker that I would trust!"

Valerie Garcia

"Jenny sold our home in Harkness Heights and did an absolutely magnificent job navigating one of the most complicated home sale situations I’ve experienced. Buyer financing issues, escrow snafu, appraisal challenges, multiple offers, backup contingencies... all of it. Jenny maneuvered flawlessly through the hazards. Our sale truly would not have been able to take place without her knowledge and contacts in the industry. Well done!"

Ian Beall

"Jenny Apel is nothing short of EXCEPTIONAL in her work as a real estate broker.  She exceeded all expectations we had in the process of selling our loft.  The aspect of working with Jenny that we valued most was how she managed the entire process with contractors for the work needed to update our loft. Not only did the contractor's work come in under budget, but it required no additional effort on our part because she handled all of it. If there were 100 stars to rate our experience in working with Jenny, I would give all 100!!!"

Lisa Mougin

"With her finger on the pulse of this ever-changing market, Jenny Apel navigated the sale of our beloved home with ease and sophistication. Her level of competency and command of the process can only have been achieved by completing the sheer volume of home transactions that many brokers only dream of achieving. She set our expectations up front and met them all along the way."

Deborah Slawson

"I had seen Jenny Apel's real estate signs in my neighborhood for many years, so when I decided to sell my home I called her. My property was unique, with a separate carriage house serving as rental units. Jenny said she could sell this unique property. She prepared a market analysis that showed a selling price higher than I anticipated. Jenny presented a detailed plan on how she would market and sell the property, such as the number of showings, the expected number of offers, and a timeline for closing. She delivered on everything! It was a stress-free process from start to finish - Jenny took care of EVERYTHING and it was a pleasure working with her and her team."

Denise W.

“Working with Jenny to sell my home was a great experience! She is highly skilled in the art of real estate transacting and left nothing to chance. For me, selling a home while living out of state was slightly nerve-wracking but Jenny handled everything with ease. Her communication was top-notch. She was able to handle several post-contract issues with ease and really impressed me with her capability! I’d recommend her to anyone! Thanks for all your hard work!”

Joshua Popky

"Jenny and her team directed the staging and presentation of a mid-century-modern home we inherited in Littleton. As out-of-town owners, we learned we could trust Jenny COMPLETELY in the selection of trades and their supervision. Jenny is resourceful, creative, and persistent. Top-notch all the way!"

Mike Hottinger

“Jenny Apel recently sold my home in the Highlands, and throughout the entire process, she proved why she is not only the best-known agent in the Highlands/Berkeley area but also why she is one of the best agents in Denver bar none. As the owner of Nostalgic Homes, I expected that she might pass off some of the typical agent responsibilities to her staff, however, that was not the case at all. Jenny was thoroughly involved throughout the entire process from staging the home to negotiation to needed repairs to sitting next to me at the closing table. Her experience and knowledge are unmatched. She was easy to reach at all times of the day, and she made the selling process fluid and much easier on me throughout the process. A truly enjoyable experience, and I owe it all to Jenny. In my opinion, there is no better agent in Denver, and I recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone buying/selling a home.”

Jason Bauer

Contact Jennifer for help with your next home.

vintage + urban residential sales • investment property • new construction