Mobile: 913.488.3639
Office: 913.239.2067

5000 W 135th Street
Leawood, KS 66224


“We want to thank you and your team for the excellent handling in the selling of our home. We put the house on the market on October 10th and by December 5th, we were packed and gone to New York. This would not have happened without your professional team. From the advertising to the positive outlook stemming from all the people we were involved with made all of this possible. And to top it off, the negotiated price was a positive for both us and the buyer. Thank you again and we will be referring your team to anyone who wants to buy or sell a home.”
– Jim and Sue Bernbeck

“Selling your home can be one of the most stressful experiences in your life unless you select the most powerful team that has the knowledge & ability to get results..After struggling over a year with showings & no results we found Kathy Koehler and The Koehler Bortnick Team and all of our fears soon went away. We were so impressed with this team from the very moment they stepped into our home. They WOWED us instantly with their passion, knowledge & professionalism. We were confident that they would be the team to sell our home and they did just that VERY QUICKLY. Within a week of our sign going up we had our first contract. We were so grateful & delighted that we gave three other referrals to this team and they turned around and sold their homes within a week also. The Koehler Bortnick Team knows how to get results… AND VERY FAST”
– Vicki Cohoon

“Kathy Koehler is a true professional who negotiates exceptionally well and addresses inspection issues in a common sense, straight forward manner. Kathy is the only reason we listed with KB Sells and Reece Nichols of Leawood. We love her enthusiasm, work ethic, positive attitude and tenacity. We have recommended her to our friends and neighbors.”
– Bob and Rhonda Bremer

“I was stunned by how well the sale of our home went. Thank you so much to Kathy Koehler and the whole team for making this as easy (and profitable) as possible!”
– Bill Brower

“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 Harte

“Kathy Koehler with the Koehler Bortnick Team put our house at 4833 W 162nd Street in the Wilderness on the market and sold it in 1 day for over the list price. Because of their professionalism, attention to detail and take charge attitude, they took what we thought would be a stressful situation and made it seamless. During inspections, they overcame objections when the buyers wanted a new roof and all was settled without having to give a roof or money. We would tell anyone that wanted to buy or sell a house, that they should only use Kathy with the Koehler Bortnick Team.”
– Tim and Laura Geary

“I enjoyed working with Kathy. She is extremely knowledgeable and in-tune with the Kansas City metro real estate climate. Kathy provided candid feedback regarding our home showings and adjusted course accordingly to successful market our house. Our home sold in approximately 10 weeks and we were pleased with her ongoing assistance during the negotiation process and the finals sales result. I would highly recommend Kathy to our family and friends.”
-Len Losen

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 strongest market knowledge, negotiation skills and top-notch marketing than me and my 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 perfect 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 ever since 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 market your home the best we can—spending more on marketing than anyone else. Being ranked #25 in the nation and #1 in Kansas City for the last 27 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 45 buyer agents that I have personally trained and mentored. They are the best at what they do and can provide you with the best negotiating skills, 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 buyer agent specialists in four ReeceNichols office locations: Leawood, Prairie Village, Lee’s Summit and the Northland. The philosophy of “honesty, exposure, results” demonstrates our commitment to excellence and to our clients.

As a breast cancer survivor of 11 years, I dedicate any spare moment I have giving back to the community. Philanthropy is incredibly important to me and I take pride in using my real estate successes to give back to children in need. I work closely with Sporting Kansas City and its Victory Project Foundation that benefits kids with cancer. I also make it a point to give back to other local charities including: Animal Haven, Back in Swing, Turning Point, First Hand, Synergy, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Children’s Place just to name a few! I am constantly networking with these organizations to get more buyers through your door. I don’t wait for the phone to ring, I pick it up and find solutions to provide you the best outcome. I will be the driving force behind getting you top dollar for your home!

Contact me TODAY as your exclusive listing agent or for any of your real estate needs! 913.488.3639 I look forward to showing you the Kathy Koehler and The Koehler Bortnick Team Difference.


  • 37 years of experience and knowledge of real estate
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Networking
  • Training
  • Honesty
  • Detail Orientated
  • Persistence


  • Ingram’s Top 25 Area Women-Owned Businesses
  • 2015 Honoree for ReeceNichols Philanthropy Award
  • In 2010, Kathy earned her GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) designation
  • Created the Kathy & Charlie Koehler Charitable Foundation
  • 2008 Building Awareness Designer Show Home Honoree
  • 1990 Realtor of The Year
  • Voted rookie of the year in 1986


  • Johnson County Board of Realtors
  • Kansas and Missouri Board of Realtors
  • Real Estate Magazine
  • Top Agent Magazine
  • Real Trends Magazine
  • Lore Magazine
  • Wall Street Journal (ranked #21sth in the Nation)
  • The Kansas City Business Journal (#1 Residential Real Estate Team).


  • HEMP (Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program)
  • Women Who Mean Business
  • Breast Cancer Ambassador
  • Park University Advisory Board Committee
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • KC Small Business 25 Under 25
  • NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners)
  • Operation Breakthrough
  • Child Protection Center
  • Higher M-Pact

By achieving such success the team feels deeply committed to giving back to the community. Whether it’s fundraising, making a donation, or organizing a charity event, the team has helped raise thousands of dollars to multiple organizations. With a “just say yes” attitude the team makes it a goal and priority to give back. Kathy also dedicates her time to giving motivational speeches. As a breast cancer survivor she has had the opportunity to speak at the opening ceremony of the Avon Walk for breast cancer along with several other cancer ambassadors speaking engagements. Furthermore, she’s had the opportunity to give 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.