Mobile: 913.940.4053
Office: 913.851.7300

5000 West 135th Street
Leawood, KS 66224


“I can’t say enough great things about Renee. She made this process such a great experience for my husband and I. She was very approachable and we always felt comfortable contacting her at anytime. She was always available to answer our questions or hear any concerns or uncertainties we had. I have already recommended her to family and friends.”
-Ryan & Amy Kamps

“Renee was amazing! She went above and beyond helping me get into this property quickly. She was patient, respectful and professional. I would/and do highly recommend using her. I have a crazy work schedule and she made arrangements to accommodate me for everything!”
-Christopher & Patti B.

“My husband and I moved to Kansas City from Arlington, VA and didn’t have a clue of what we wanted or should look for. Renee was recommended to us so we figured we’d give her a shot. We were immediately impressed with her knowledge of the surrounding areas and her dedication to helping us find the perfect house. We initially would pick a house here and there to view which was nice and easy to schedule. But once we decided we had a shorter timeline to move than originally planned, we started requesting showings the night before and often times at odd hours and Renee was always available and always came through for us. She wowed us with her ability to see things in homes we would never know to look for and often times saved us time by giving us an honest opinion on why we should or shouldn’t consider a home.By the time we were ready to make an offer, she worked with us until 11pm making sure we could counter and get everything we wanted. By the next day at noon, she had everything prepared for us to sign for our mortgage papers. We couldn’t imagine working with anyone else and were so blessed to have had her by our side when making one of the biggest decisions of our lives. We would definitely recommend Renee to anyone looking for a new place to call home in the KC area!” -Jessica Bartolomeo

“Renee Barackman was by far the best agent I’ve ever worked with. I interviewed 2 other brokers before selecting Renee, but they simply did not compare. Here are just a few things that set Renee apart from the other 2 agents:
1. Renee came prepared with comps very specific to my area. Other agents showed me comps outside of my area that were listed higher in an attempt to “dazzle” me with the prospect of a higher selling price.
2. Renee listened to me and made an attempt to get to know me as a person. Other agents were too focused on trying to sell themselves.
3. Renee’s marketing materials were light years beyond the other agent’s materials. As a professional Graphic Designer, this gave me the confidence that my home would be represented in the best possible way.
4. Renee assured me that she would use a professional photographer to capture my home. She even offered to pay for this cost out of her own pocket to win my business.
5. Renee was extremely responsive from the moment we met. She was the only agent to ask for my business (very important) and she provided selling scenarios without me having to ask for them.
There was one trait that stood out among all of the others I’ve just mentioned, and it’s something that can’t be “trained”. Renee has the unique ability to put someone like me at ease during one of the most stressful times in my life – not an easy task! Ultimately, there was one single factor that made me choose Renee over the other agents I interviewed. The other two agents actually increased my anxiety and made me feel overwhelmed after our first meeting. After meeting with Renee, I felt relaxed and encouraged.” -Linda Baker

“I am a new home owner and now that my family is settled in, I wanted to take a few minutes and help future home owners have the same positive experience that I had with Renee Barackman as our real estate agent.  I was very excited and looking forward to becoming a new home owner, but not so excited about starting the search for a real estate agent that I felt would be a good match for me and my husband. After exploring the internet, my first and last call was to Renee Barackman.  Renee was always so willing to meet me when and wherever I wanted.  Once she knew exactly what kind of house I was looking for, she would email me pictures before I would even see them.  One of the things I liked most about Renee is that she was determined to get me into my dream house as much I was determined to get me into my dream house.  It the house wasn’t what I was looking for, then we moved on to another house.  There was never any pressure to buy until I was happy. Finding Renee made everything go so smoothly and stress free.  Now my family and I live in the colonial brick house that I have always dreamed of!” – Liz Allen

“I have moved seven times previously and never before experienced this quality of service and personal concern for my needs. Renee anticipated my concerns and treated me with respect at all times. I will remember her with very high regard and even affection.” -Daniel Lambert

“Fantastic agents helped achieve amazing outcome quickly! Highly recommended!” -Scott

“I just felt it necessary to get my experience out there for those of you who would like to sell your home or purchase one fast, with the most remarkable and experienced realtors around.  Renee Barackman and the Reece Nichols team have helped me and my family sell or purchase homes for many, many years.  This last sell was extremely difficult.  She was dealing with a divorce situation, with many underlying issues.  She had many roles that went over and beyond what a realtor would even think to do to help not only get the best price, but sell it quickly and efficiently – leaving no stone unturned.  Communicating continuously with all parties.  It was the most difficult situation I could have ever imagined and she kept everyone calm and moving forward and got the job done.  This is how Kathy Koehler and her Reece Nichols team work.  They are relentless and never tire or give up in any situation.  If you want it sold, if you want true professionals in this business they are there for you.  My family and extended family continues to grow and there are more houses to be bought and sold.  My family would never consider anyone else to sell their home or purchase a home. They are consistent, know the business, and always work for in your best interest.  Renee truly came through for me.  I call their team Realtor Angels and I mean it.”
-Debbie Fontana

“I enjoyed working with Jane and Renee on selling my house.  They were very professional and quick to follow up on any issues.  They made the process easy to handle and made the tough decisions easier to decipher.  I would highly recommend them to sale your house.”
-George Uko


“When our house hadn’t sold after 2 years on the market we decided to work with Jane and Renee and they knew exactly what to do to get it sold! We dealt with some difficult buyers in that process but were reassured and guided through every step of the way. Then when trying to find a home in such a tight market they were patient and persistent and we ended up with just what we wanted. We would recommend Jane and Renee in a heartbeat!”
-Carol Gometz

My name is Renee Barackman and I have lived in the Kansas City area my entire life. I attended St. Teresa’s Academy and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas. After college I got married to my high school sweetheart. My husband and I now have a 19 year old son, a 16 year old daughter and Kernel – our king sized Golden Retriever.
Living in Kansas City my whole life has been a great help to my real estate career. I know many different areas of the city, about the schools, and what the areas have to offer. Having an understanding of the areas is a very important factor in buying or selling your home. So that I can work all over the area I have am licensed in both Kansas and Missouri.
Communication is another key factor in making the real estate experience a positive one. I feel very strongly that frequent communication with the people I am working with is very important. I want everyone I work with to know everything that is going on and feel comfortable calling me anytime. I understand this is the biggest investment most people make and I take that very seriously.
I am very honored to be apart of # 1 Koehler Bortnick Team. We can provide you with the best real estate marketing and knowledge of the market! Contact me TODAY and I would be happy to tell you all about the Koehler Bortnick Difference 913.940.4053!