The Gifford Team

The Gifford Team

Coldwell Banker West Shell
9106 West Chester Towne Centre Dr
West Chester, OH 45069


Denise Gifford, Team Leader of The Gifford Team at Coldwell Banker West Shell, brings a wealth of knowledge and business savvy to every transaction. Denise, her two daughters, Allyssa and Kyra, and their shitzu, Zoey, reside in West Chester.

“I was a figure skating coach for 18 years and also owned a competitive skating program before moving into real estate. Being a coach, a business owner, and a professional athlete have honed my skills in marketing, communication and attention to every last detail. My competitive nature is also a huge asset when it comes to negotiating for my clients. These attributes, along with my loyalty to my clients, are how I have risen to the top 2% of agents in the Cincinnati area.”

Denise brings proven success, unmatched work ethic and excellent customer service to every listing and every client. She believes that to get it done, you have to make it fun, and to make it fun, you have to get it done! Denise lives and breathes this tagline by bringing a unique marketing perspective to every listing, and staying busy, yet relaxed, in even the most stressful situation. She makes selling homes look easy, because to her, it isn’t about selling, it’s about coaching and reaching the best possible outcome for her clients. Denise doesn’t just coach figure skating, she’ll coach you through your next real estate transaction, be that selling or buying.

Denise is an Oxford native, with two Miami University professors for parents, and a Marketing degree from the same university (so you know she’s got the brains), and a colorful history of figure skating in the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2002 Olympics (so you know she’s graceful in tough negotiations) and 18 years of coaching and running her own local skating program (so you know she’s dedicated and loyal), which also happened to be named one of the Top 100 Things to Do in Cincinnati (so you know she’s strives for excellence in all aspects of her life). She plays tennis weekly and is still working to perfect her golf swing.  When she isn’t selling the best priced homes in the area, Denise is spending as much time hanging out with her family as possible.



  • Circle of Excellence - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • OAR President's Sales Club - 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Five Star Real Estate Agent - 2014
  • Best of Trulia - 2014
  • SC Office MVP - 2012, 2013
  • Cincinnati Magazine - Top 100 Things to Do in Cincinnati (for figure skating lessons) - 2005

Denise Gifford - Agent with Coldwell Banker West Shell

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Licensed Assistant Lana Sprague 

Lana not only handles the day-to-day paperwork, but also is the team’s main contact point weekdays 10am-3pm. She can answer all of your questions and has a vast knowledge of the real estate market in Northern Cincinnati, Hamilton and the surrounding communities. She is also in contact with lenders, title companies and anyone else to keep the transaction running smoothly from contract to closing. When Lana isn’t providing top-notch service to clients, she’s spending time with her husband, Jeff, who happens to also be her BFF, and her two sons, Michael and Alexander. With two boys in the house, and a love for being outside and having fun, it’s no surprise that she’s the Team Mom for the football team, Room Mom at school, and an active member of the Lakota PTA. When she can get away, she loves to take the hubs and the boys on cruises, ski trips, or a fun visit to Disney World!