Kathy Koehler



Get to Know Me...


My career in sales started at the mere age of 16 years old, where I went door-to-door selling vacuum cleaners. With over 35 years of real estate experience and even more sales experience, no other real estate agent will provide you with the strongest market knowledge, negotiation skills and top-notch marketing than The Koehler Bortnick Team. Born and raised a California girl, I came to Kansas City in 1982 and have been here ever since—sharing a wonderful life with my late husband Charlie Koehler, daughters Heather Bortnick, Amber Heineman and my four grandchildren, Elinor, Katherine, Joe and Charlie.

I was a true pioneer in the real estate business, becoming the first real estate agent in Kansas City to start a team. As a top-ranked exclusive listing agent, I have made it my mission to represent and protect my sellers and their properties every step of the way. No one can out-negotiate me from getting you top-dollar for your home. At my expense, a stager will come to your home to make it picture-ready for your professional photography shoot. More than 96% of buyers choose to view homes online, and we make it a priority to provide our clients with superior marketing. Being ranked #26 in the nation and #1 in Kansas City for the last 28 years gives me more exposure to out-of-town buyers than any other Kansas City real estate agent.

When it comes to buying, I have over 45 buyers agents that I have personally trained and mentored. They are the best at what they do and can provide you with top-notch negotiating skills, the ability to get you into homes first, and expert knowledge. We find the best home, in the best location, at the best possible price. The team consists of a full-time office staff of 8 employees and more than 45 agent specialists in five ReeceNichols office locations: Leawood, Country Club Plaza, Lee’s Summit, Cedar Creek and the Northland.

By achieving such success, our team feels deeply committed to giving back to the community. With a “just say yes” attitude, we have helped raise thousands of dollars for multiple organizations. Kathy also dedicates her time to giving motivational speeches. As a breast cancer survivor, she had the opportunity to speak at the opening ceremony of the Avon Walk along with several other cancer ambassadors speaking engagements. Furthermore, she’s enjoyed giving motivational speeches to different colleges and businesses on the best ways to increase business/sales.

With top notch marketing and constant communication, The Koehler Bortnick Team provides every client with top performance and customer satisfaction. It is our goal to make buying and selling a home (one of the largest investments in life) a smooth, satisfying, and successful transaction with Honesty, Exposure, Results.

I look forward to showing you the Koehler Bortnick Team Difference. Contact me TODAY to find out more about how I can help you! 913.488.3639 

What My Clients Say...

“Kathy Koehler and Renee Barackman far exceeded our expectations in selling our upper bracket property. Their attention to detail, qualifying all buyers, and protecting our property was their upmost concern. Their marketing program and the money that was spent especially, The Kansas City Business Journal, Home of the Day and their personalized magazine, accounted for more than 50% of our showings, and brought the cash buyer that paid almost full price for our home. My husband and I highly recommend Kathy, Renee and the Koehler Bortnick Team.
Renee is our buyer’s agent and found us our dream home. These two ladies made the selling and buying experience a seamless and professional one from start to finish. Our expectations were high, and they exceed every one of them.”


-Cynthia C.

“Kathy Koehler sold our house in 9 days to the first set of buyers. The other agent had our house listed and could not overcome objections. Kathy gave us a list of things to do–we did everything she said and she closed the deal. Kathy is a closer! Her aggressiveness and looking at every challenge as opportunity makes her the best agent we ever had. Kathy also sold my mother’s property in the first week on the market for over list price! If you want to get your home sold fast you want Kathy Koehler and The Koehler Bortnick Team.”


-Aaron & Meghan H.

“Kathy Koehler and the Koehler Bortnick Team listed and sold my condo fast, they held my hand through the entire process and gave me great advice. Kathy told me because of new home construction in my area to make a price adjustment, and put in new carpet and it sold right away! Kathy made the transaction as seamless as possible. I chose Kathy Koehler because she listed and sold a good friend of mines home and she came highly recommended. Kathy’s staff is second to none! If you are looking to buy or sell a home, only use Kathy Koehler and The Koehler Bortnick Team!”


-Mara K.

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