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
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 15 year old son, a 12 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 excited and honored to become part of The Koehler Bortnick Team. I personally have worked with the team in the past on the sale of one of my homes. From the first meeting until closing my experience was great (and they sold my house quick!). I look forward to providing all of my clients with the same experience.