About Us

Core Home Team with HomeSmart is a highly successful real estate team founded in 2020 by Jesse Morrow and Kate Swensen. Since its inception, the team has quickly become one of the top teams with HomeSmart Colorado, achieving impressive rankings and awards.

In 2021, Core Home Team was ranked #5 in units and volume, and in 2022, they were ranked #5 in units for HomeSmart Colorado. They are also recognized as one of the top 50 HomeSmart teams in the nation, a testament to their hard work and dedication to their clients.

With a team of highly skilled agents, Core Home Team covers a wide range of areas including Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland, Boulder, Longmont, Thornton, Brighton, Aurora, Denver, Arvada, Parker, Castle Rock, Lakewood, Littleton, Grand Lake, Winter Park, Colorado Springs, Fountain, Monument, Peyton, Bennett, Deer Trail, Manitou Springs, and more.

Core Home Team specializes in a variety of real estate services including relocation, military relocation PCS, luxury homes, mountain homes, land, and more. They are committed to providing their clients with the highest level of professionalism, expertise, and exceptional customer service to ensure a successful and stress-free real estate experience.

As an award-winning real estate team, Core Home Team with HomeSmart has a proven track record of success in helping clients achieve their real estate goals. With a focus on excellence and exceeding their clients’ expectations, they continue to be a top-performing real estate team in Colorado.




Colorado Real Estate Experts

Our team prides itself on amazing service for our clients. We would love for you to read our reviews from past and current clients.





“Quick Sale, List Price Offer, Pleasant Experience” – Rod Westminster, CO

“Excellent service As first time home sellers, Kate couldn’t have made things easier for us. From the initial consultation throughout the close, Kate provided great communication and useful information. Kate exceeded our expectations while selling our home.”

-Morgan Brighton, CO

“I have worked with Joanna to help me sell my house as well as look for a new house. She is very attentive and quick to respond when we received offers on my house as well as to schedule a showing for a potential new house I’m interested in (I usually get to see the home within a few hours of contacting her!). She is very knowledgeable about the community and works well with other realtors. She also does her research to see what other homes are selling for in the area, homeowners associations, and any other details to help me make the best decision. She works all hours – days, nights, weekends, and even holidays! She’ll get your home sold for you and also help you find a new home!”

Jesse is a great realtor to work with. He’s professional, friendly, and always makes sure your needs are met.

Joanna helped me sell my town home and then worked to get me into the home I needed. She worked to negotiate the best deal on selling the town home when we had multiple offers. Then she spent time looking to meet my many needs in a new home. And gave great advise on making an offer on the home I bought! She has great listening skills. I would recommend using her to friends and family!

“Working with Kate was an amazing experience. She assisted us in both buying and selling. Her knowledge of the different areas of Colorado and the metro area was so helpful to us with making our final decision. In a time where the market was crazy, Kate’s professionalism made both our buying and selling processes seamless. Thanks Kate! ”

– Kim G.  Commerce City, CO

We cannot express how happy we are with our home Jesse helped us purchase. I started talking to jesse back and forth since November 2018 about our move to carson and needs and wants we wanted in our home. We finally decided on a home in may 2019 that Jesse found for us with every single thing we wanted everything down to the space and layout! We did the whole process while in Alaska and didnt show up until 10 days before we closed he took care of everything for us all the paperwork and was very thorough with everything. Being so far away and dealing with all the stress of moving.. buying our home was the least of our worries he handled everything! We were first time buyers so everything was new to us,he was super patient with all our questions and never hesitated to answer them. We got a sweet deal on our house and my family and I thank jesse and we’re extremely grateful for what the outcome was! Even after we moved in he continues to reach out and give us recommendations of food, maintenance companies etc to make our new home a smoother process. I definitely recommend jesse to anyone who is moving into the area and looking for a trustworthy realtor!

“This was our first time selling our home. Kate made the whole process as painless as possible, answered our questions and kept us informed of the timeline. It was wonderful working with her!”

– Melissa O. Lochbuie, CO

We had a slightly challenging property to sell that only some agents or brokers would be willing/able to take on. They took it, listed it and had a contract at full price in less than a week. I could just leave it at that, but that wouldn’t say anything about how amazing the communication was. Or how exceptional our experience was in every way. I wish I had more properties so I could continue working with Kate and Silvia! They made our experience as smooth and easy as I could imagine. Bravo!

“Professional and knowledgeable! I am so happy Kate was referred to us. We followed Kate’s advice and our property sold fast and above asking price. Highly recommended!”

-Kim K Lakewood, CO

Jesse was great! He made selling our home as painless as possible, and really went the extra mile. We were really happy with the communication and effort he put in to sell our home. Definitely recommend him to anyone, and we would use him again for buying or selling a home in Colorado Springs!!

Joanna listed my condo for sale in 2011. She was very professional and competent from the beginning and was happy to explain all aspects of the process. Joanna did everything in a timely manner, created attractive fliers and marketing materials, and held several open houses with a lender present to prequalify potential buyers. She also brought in a stager and got the condo ready for showing as part of her listing agreement. It was a short sale and Joanna spent much time communicating with the bank. We had two offers but the bank was unwilling to take them, so the house went into foreclosure. A year later it is still for sale, for about the same price as the original offer. Despite the difficulties with the bank, Joanna was always very thorough and worked hard for a positive outcome. I would not hesitate to recommend her as an agent.

“We have purchased and sold several properties in the past and have always had an okay experience with Realtors, however, Kate really took it up a level and provided a very professional, tailored experience. Kate was extremely knowledgeable on the market, and sub-market, and provided excellent advise regarding comps, pricing and marketing strategy, while giving consideration to our goal and personal situation. I have no doubt our transaction was as successful as it was due to Kate’s management and extensive marketing of the property. Cannot recommend enough.”

-Daniel M, Thornton, CO

Jesse was awesome every step of the way. He helped us sell our precious house in flying colors. He guided us every step of the way, was quick to answer be it day or night.
Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!
Top notch! Top notch! Top notch!
Thank you so much Jesse!!! May God bless you and your family for all the hard work you do!

“Kate did a great job assuring that the offer that we accepted proceeded forward in a timely manner, even when there was a slight hiccup part-way through the process. She stepped forward to take care of a problem, that wasn’t really even in the job description of a real estate agent! Will continue to work with Kate in the future!”

-Shauna B, Brighton, CO

Jesse is amazing. He went above and beyond over a long period of time to help me and my family find the right home for us in Colorado Springs. His combination of real estate knowledge, patience, compassion, communication, and care, are unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before. Jesse is one-in-a-million, and genuinely cares. Thank you, Jesse!

“I worked with KATE Swensen, and excellent agent. I was the personal representative for my father‘s estate. She listed my dad’s home at the end of December; we sold and closed in less than 10 days, received higher than the asking price. She is organized knowledgeable, resourceful, proactive and a go-getter. I highly Recommend KATE!”

-Julie L Denver, CO

Joanna worked tirelessly for us on the purchase of our condo. From the first time I contacted her she had sent us listings for the area and price we were interested in, these listing came within the hour of our conversation. Once we found the condo we purchased she had to research a few things for us, how much HOA’s were, which garage went with the unit, some flood zone issues, she worked tirelessly and was a phone call away throughout the 3 months it took to close. Joanna helped to make a stressful time easier for us. I enjoyed working with Joanna and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a new home.

“We have been working with Kate since our scouting trip in October. She was able to help familiarize ourselves with the various parts of Denver and narrow down which areas fit our family needs as well as be a good commute for work. We probably had some of the most rare situations happen as we put an offer on the first house. Kate was resourceful and able to help us navigate the situation and later find a home that was a much better fit. You are in good hands with Kate. She is knowledgeable of the various parts of Metro Denver, flexible and she will advocate for you when it comes to negotiations. We highly recommend her!”

-Jenifer T. Highlands Ranch, CO

“I loved working with Kate! We thought we would never find a home in such a crazy market but Kate made it happen. We owe Kate so much for all she has done in making our dream of homeownership come true!”

-David C Fort Lupton, CO

“Kate was great through the entire process. Answered all the questions I had and made the buying process easy in this crazy market.”

-Ryan W. Castle Rock, CO

We’re so thankful for Jesse because of him we got our beautiful house. He was so patient enough to showed us multiple property that fits our likings. We’re updated on every step of building the house, paper works, etc. He’s so helpful for everything and made our house hunting much more easier. And even we’re already moved in to our house 2 months ago, he still checks on us. Thank you so much Jesse!

“Kate was amazing with the sale of our home! She had excellent contacts for anything we needed done on the house and the listing was professional and eye-catching. She goes the extra mile to draw buyers in. Her knowledge, advice, and experience with the market and contracts was perfect. We sold for well over our asking price even though the market was weird at the time. Kate was friendly and always available to answer our questions. I HIGHLY recommend working with Kate! She’s been the best realtor we’ve ever worked with; and we are military so we have worked with a lot!”

-Erin C. Thornton, CO

“Kate Swensen is absolutely wonderful to work with. Its like having a friend on the “inside” that is working for you. Kate really cares about you, getting you answers quickly and is still available for a wealth of other resources, follow up after the purchase is complete. Kate is who you want your team to be led by. I have been able to experience both buying and selling with her as my agent. Her honesty, integrity, kindness, passion and knowledge will always keep me coming back and referring her to everyone!”

-Michele D. Commerce City

“Kate went above and beyond all our expectations. We wanted to move to Colorado from Florida. Relocation is a very complicated and stressful process, but she made it much easier for us. Not only that she helped us find the right home here, but she handled everything else that had to be done while we were back in Florida. She is very professional and detailed, and absolute pleasure to deal with. We are grateful for all her help, and we recommend her to everyone.”

-Anna V. Thornton, CO

“Kate began working with us before we even knew that moving was a real possibility.  We met with her while visiting the area and her knowledge of the Denver metro area really helped us narrow down the areas we wanted to focus on.  We thought finding a real estate agent out of state was going to be difficult but that wasn’t the case at all!  Kate has always been very responsive and is a great communicator.  She began showing us homes virtually before we moved and continued to do so even though our current home wasn’t under contract.  Throughout the home search, Kate really honed in on our needs and wants and it didn’t take long for us to find the right home!  If anyone in the area is looking for someone with a wealth of knowledge, professionalism, and is a great communicator, please use Kate!”

– Brandon N.  Highlands Ranch, CO

“Kate is always willing to go the extra mile to make sure you are taken care of. She bought and sold a home for me!!!!”

-Chris W. Greeley, CO

Jacqui is very knowledgeable of the area! Was our first time buying a home and was able to answer all of our questions. She was able to find our perfect home in just one day of looking! Would recommend to anyone.

“Kate helped us find a diamond in the rough… or a perfect home for our family under $500K in Denver back in 2018. Then when we found out we were moving out of state, it was already decided that Kate would be our gal. She knows the area and very knowledgeable about the market. She knew exactly how to price and list our house to get the perfect set of offers/buyers. She is also amazing when the weirdest things come up – she has helped out in the craziest situations! Highly recommend Kate!”

-Jenifer T. Highlands Ranch, CO

“What can you say about a realtor who goes the extra mile to make sure you get the best price for your home and still maintain exceptional integrity? Kate is meticulous , honest and above all the best communicator of any real estate person we have ever dealt with! I would highly recommend her. Thank you Kate for always being available and above all honest!”

-JJ D. Littleton, CO

“100% would recommend for buying or selling property. He put our family first many times and made a very stressful time easier than I ever thought possible. He’s an expert in the field and the area, and was able to answer any and every question we asked. Thank you so much for everything you did Jesse, you’re the best!!”

“It was so great working with Kate. She took away the stress that comes with buying and selling your home by being on top of everything! She’s professional, knowledgeable, efficient, and a great communicator! I’m so thankful I was led to Kate. She helped me sell my previous home for top dollar and got me into my new home under asking price. Call her! You’ll be happy you did!”

– Jessica S. Erie and Broomfield, CO

“This is our second time working with Kate. She communicates well and works hard to get the best possible deal. We would work with her again.” -Eva D. Thornton, CO

“We got so much more for our home than we ever expected! “- Luke Brighton, CO

Jesse is amazing! He made buying our first house super easy. He was also very flexible when it came to closing on the house which is not always the easiest when you are military and stationed far away. He was giving my wife and I constant updates and would do regular checks on our house to make sure everything was going well. 10/10 would recommend.

Jacqui was a pleasure to work with! She helped us purchase our home easily. She was able to show us properties and help us find the perfect home during the short 3 days we had for house hunting. Then, from several states away, she was able to keep us involved and informed every step of the process. We would definitely recommend her to others in need of a realtor.

“Silvia and Kate ROCK! Amazing team. We loved working with them!”

Super easy to work with.Patiently showed us a lot of property and picked the same day.Regarding paper works he follow up on us all the time ,made sure everything is squared away .. The best part is we closed it less than a month. A million thanks Jesse

“Did an amazing job helping us through the home buying experience. Moving from across country can be tough but she made it as pain free as possible. Would definitely recommend.”

-Chris F Castle Rock, CO

“Kate was awesome and very easy to communicate with. She was always accessible for everything. Kate was knowledgeable and helpful in helping us make decisions. Kate was never pushy with us and was patient.”

-Scott D. Thornton, CO

“Kate helped us buy our home and helped us navigate through some annoying delays from our lenders. There was a lot of revisions on the dates and rewriting on her part. We are finally enjoying our beautiful new Mountain house. Thanks Kate” -Chantal L. Lake George, CO

“Kate is an excellent real estate agent. My wife has known Kate for a number of years, and when it was time to for us to jump into homeownership, there really was no one else we considered other than Kate to be our realtor. Not only is she a friend, but is a caring, engaged, and super knowledgeable realtor. We couldn’t have been more lucky to work with her and have her guidance as we bought our families’ first home.” -Sammy G. Broomfield, CO

“Kate provided excellent support and guidance throughout our home search and purchase. She was available to answer even the most minor or questions or to track down the answer if she didn’t have it. We felt Kate always had our best interests in mind and made sure we purchased the “right” home, not just any home!”

-Clay W. Longmont, CO

“Kate was an amazing realtor to help us find our new home! She is very responsive, professional, and easy to get along with. We are very happy with our experience!”

-Anna G. Broomfield, CO

“Kate was a pleasure to work with! She was very knowledgeable and very honest about the houses we were looking at. She did not pressure us at all and had our best interests in mind to get us the house we truly wanted. I’d recommend her to anyone.” – Michael G. Keenesburg, CO

“We had an great experience working with Kate! We found her incredibly helpful, especially since we were from out of state, in informing us on the various neighborhoods of Denver, prospective rents (we were looking for a rental property), and she truly listened to what we were and were not looking for…and found it for us! Kate is totally professional and always accessible and went the extra mile in putting us in touch with property managers and others who can help us get our new townhouse rented as soon as possible. We wholeheartedly recommend her as an agent and will work with her again!”

-Stacy R. Denver, CO

“I met Kate on a Facebook group for people relocating to Denver. I posted a comment asking if anyone knew of a realtor with VA loan experience. Kate responded within the hour! She set me up with multiple land and house searches. She was patient with me, even when I kept changing where I wanted to look for a house multiple times. She did virtual tours for me while I was out of state and showed me around in person once I arrived. Ultimately, the house I ended up buying was one I never would’ve seen on my own–a newly fully renovated home, not even on the market yet! She listened every step of the way. Each time I told her things I did and didn’t like about houses we’d seen, she’d find me more and more houses that were exactly what I was looking for. She provided me knowledge on things I didn’t know anything about, like appraisal gaps, bidding wars, backup offers, etc. She recommended an incredible loan officer, too! I’m going out of this not only with my dream home, but with a new friend.”

-Ashley S. Brighton, CO

 “Kate was so amazing helping my family and I find the perfect home for us even in the middle of a pandemic. We were moving from out of state and because of the current situation our trip to come visit and look at homes was canceled. This left us a little nervous to continue with the home buying process from several states away but Kate was so helpful and accommodating making us feel comfortable continuing our search virtually. From setting up listings for us to browse through, to answering all of our crazy questions with much promptness and knowledge and to following up with us after the purchase to make sure we are enjoying our new home was so appreciated. She made the entire process enjoyable and we highly recommend her to anyone!”

– Vanessa T. Brighton, CO”

“Kate was amazing during the home buying process! We found a home we loved on zillow, asked if she could show it to us, and that same day she took us to see it. She frequently kept in contact with the listing agent and kept us up to date, which ultimately helped us get the house in the end! She was never pushy and we did not feel pressured by her. She was quick to reply, always kind and respectful, and made sure to get us the very best deal possible. She is very knowledgeable and asked all the questions we never thought to ask. I recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!”

-Katie B, Dacono, CO