About Corcoran Realty & Co.
THE ART & SCIENCE OF RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE
Welcome to Corcoran Realty & Co. and Style Space. Our existence is inspired by our clients who appreciate how ideal it is to have all the services required to prepare your home for sale under the same roof as their agent.
It makes perfect sense. Some think in numbers & analytics, some in form and function. At Corcoran Realty & Co., we speak both languages. And the reality is, you need a team with expertise in both the art and science of residential real estate when buying/selling your most expensive asset.
We are Milwaukee’s first real estate company concept that 100% combines staging / home styling, buying and selling services and offers them in a la carte way to both our amazing clients & the best real estate agents of the Greater Milwaukee area.
ALL THE FEELS
There’s a lot of work involved in preparing your home for sale or purchasing a home. And then there’s even more work after an offer is accepted. It’s a process most don’t experience frequently. It can be highly personal and stir up emotions. We get that... don’t worry, we’ve got you! It’s important to align yourself with a team who is able to be professional in a business setting while understanding how very personal this journey will be for you. It is our imperative to guide you, educate, protect and advocate on your behalf throughout this process.
I can assure you with confidence, that the dedicated and experienced team at Corcoran Realty & Co. will show you the way.
In 14 years, Broker Owner Katie Corcoran has helped over 400 homeowners buy & sell for a total of $125 million is sales. She’s been described as delivering the “perfect combination of art & analytics” and has received award after award for her work throughout her career.
Buying, selling and styling homes is Katie’s passion and now, she’ll be able to take her service promise to the next level. Katie makes a point to nurture her relationships with lenders, stylists, contractors, attorneys and many other experts that can often lend a helping hand to create a smooth process.
If you’re the numbers type, The Corcoran View, our most comprehensive suburban market report might be your new favorite bi-annual read.
When you hire us, we become your personal real estate bodyguards, giving you the attention you deserve, and delivering creative and inspired ways to help you get the most out of the current market.
BEHIND THE STAGE
Did you know that 78% of staged homes sell faster than un-staged homes? They also sell for 17% MORE than unstaged homes. Staging has become an essential element to the successful marketing of your home. Over 95% of buyers start their search for a home online and will gravitate towards the homes that shine online.
In the spirit of efficiency our real estate office is also our staging warehouse, With the help of our stylists, our Sellers get the opportunity to shop the inventory and pair what we have to enhance their homes appearance to prospective Buyers.
Some clients are excited to stage their home, while others dread it. While we believe home staging to be a key element of our listing packages, it is not a requirement and we are dedicated to meeting at your comfort level with this. Some clients even choose to go with a partial stage.
Our listing package also includes an on trend light fixture and home prep baskets, filled with essentials and showing tips to keep your house shining while it's on the market.
You’ll basically have your very own HGTV moment.
REAL ESTATE GOALS
What are yours? Let’s make it happen. We can’t wait to meet you.
"We are the bridge that brings the personal side of homeownership and the business side of real estate together."
Meet Your Dream Team
Hi! I'm Katie Corcoran, Broker Owner
I’ve been on the real estate scene since I was a kid. Attending open houses & answering the phone at the top brokerage in the North Shore in the early 1990s along side my top-producing aunt. I went to UW - Whitewater and graduated with a degree in Public Relations & a minor in Business. I found my passion in crisis communication, which believe it or not, translates perfectly to residential real estate. I obtained my real estate license in 2006 and felt the grind in this industry for years. My experience was honed and grew during the Great Recession.
My favorite word is “grit”...it’s essential in this business. I’ve completed 10 marathons including qualifying for and running the Boston Marathon. The determination it took to obtain that goal resonates in me every day. I can say without a doubt that I am the most passionate broker you will ever find. In 2018 I was placed on the Real Trends America’s Best list...a list of the top 1% of agents nationwide. Your goals are my goals...so what’s next?!
Awards and Acknowledgements (and more about the Katie Corcoran Advantage here)
2018 Real Trends America's Best Professionals list. Ranked are amongst the top 1/2 of 1% of 1.4 million real estate professionals in the United States
Top 10 Milwaukee North Shore Agent 2019 - Volume & Sides
Top 10 Milwaukee North Shore Agent 2018 - Sides
#1 Bay View Agent in volume & sides 2019 (MLS 1/1/2019 - 10/29/2019)
#1 Bay View Agent in volume & highest average sale price 2018
Featured in the November ‘16 Issue of the Fox Point of View.
Milwaukee Five Star Real Estate Award 2014, 2015 & 2016, WBCC Pink Ribbon Award (for years of volunteer work with the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition
I grew up in Whitefish Bay, in between Wilshire District and Cumberland Forest. I now live in Fox Point, own investment property in Glendale & an AirBnB property in Puerto Rico. I’ve been married to a fellow Bayite for 14 years, we have two baseball playing boys, a dog, Trooper & cat, Shera.
Hello! I'm Cali Buchino, Operations Manager
When I met Katie, I instantly knew that I wanted to work under a strong and hard working woman like her. I had a background in assisting top producing agents and I graciously accepted the opportunity to work with Katie. I have learned more about the world of real estate then I thought possible, her knowledge and experience is unparalleled.
Working as the Operations Manager at Corcoran Realty & Co. gives me the opportunity to grow with a great company, while making lasting relationships with our amazing clients. At CRC we strive to be as personable, relatable, and understanding as possible in a sometimes cold and business driven field. I am currently pursuing my degree in Information Technology with a specialization in Cyber Security. When I am not working I am either at the gym, or I am spending time with my daughter, Sonni, and our 2 dogs, Remy and Nora.
Cali Buchino is Katie's personal assistant and administrative manager. She is well adept in multitasking and organization. Cali keeps a keen eye on the schedule and e-mails.
Hey There! I'm Sam Schneider, Licensed Sales Assistant
I could not be more excited to be on board with this incredibly talented squad of ladies, and I am eager to dive deeper into the world of Real Estate. Lucky is a serious understatement when I think of a way to describe the opportunity to learn the ropes of this industry under Katie, a seasoned veteran BOSS.
I come from a background of professional cycling; I’ve been on a bike since I could walk. I have raced around the world and hold 11 national titles. Cycling through the years has provided me a platform of learning time management, hard work, and a drive to win. I strive under pressure and I realize the importance of that in this competitive industry.
As for my education, I hold a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Sport Management and graduated Magna cum laude.
I am married to a wonderfully talented contractor, Andy, who loves every chance of “bring your wife to work day”. We were high school sweethearts and both thoroughly fell in love with real estate hand-in-hand. Together we have three incredible rescue dogs who we consider kids, sorry grandma! I am passionate about helping rescue dogs and stop in at local rescues when I am able to.
Hi! I'm Courtney Cherveny Home Stylist at Style Space
I’m our Client Services Coordinator and oversee our home staging and styling. I’ve always got an answer for what paint color to choose, what light fixture to use along with other tips to make your home shine above the rest.
I love being part of Corcoran Realty & Co. because of Katie’s energy and passion for real estate and the creative freedom I have to help home buyers see what a space can become.
I was raised in Cedarburg and graduated from UW Madison with a degree in dietetics and spent most of my career at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in cancer and bone marrow transplants. This profession is a little lighter! When I’m not sprucing up homes, I have two school age kiddos that take up a lot of my time in Whitefish Bay where we live. I enjoy getting outside for long walks, photography and a good cup of coffee. I love trying new things and I’ve recently dabbled in tap class.
The Katie Corcoran Advantage
Katie Corcoran is one of the top solo real estate agents in the North Shore and Metro Milwaukee area. Katie grew up in Whitefish Bay, in between Wilshire District and Cumberland Forest. She and her family now live in Fox Point, own investment property in Glendale & an AirBnB property in Puerto Rico. Her efficiency in selling homes is attributed to over 10+ years in the business, 400+ closed & assisted transactions and her intense endurance training that keeps her mentally prepared to give clients her full attention.
A message from Katie:
It is important you chose an agent like myself who is able to be professional in a business setting while understanding how very personal this journey will be for you.
Whether you are buying or selling, I will be happy to point out creative ideas or give inspiration to help each home reach it's potential within your budget or price range.
I make a point to oversee all my listings, buyers, staging, online marketing, negotiations, home inspections and more. I am a solo agent who pays attention to her clients.
While Milwaukee’s North Shore is my home, I am very familiar with selling residential real estate throughout the Greater Milwaukee Area. Which includes the East Side, Bay View, River Hills, Wauwatosa, Franklin, Mequon, Thiensville, Grafton, Cedarburg, Port Washington, Brookfield, Elm Grove, Pewaukee, Delafield and Lake Country.
One of my favorite parts about living in the North Shore of Milwaukee is running along Lake Michigan in communities like Whitefish Bay, Fox Point & Shorewood.
Behind the Scenes: I am an avid runner & do Crossfit; after 6 years and 9 marathons, I am proud to say I qualified for the Boston Marathon after running the Badgerland Striders Lakefront Marathon.
Another of my favorite pastimes is watching my children play Whitefish Bay Little League.
I'm a 1999 Whitefish Bay High School grad, and a 2004 UW-Whitewater alumni. I majored in Speech Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and minored in General Business.
I have worked with the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition for the Rare Chair Affair which is the WBCCs annual gala. In addition I have chaired the annual Golf Outing for Holy Family in Whitefish Bay.
Katie Corcoran and her family were featured in the November ‘16 Issue of the Fox Point of View.
Awards: Milwaukee Five Star Real Estate Award 2014, 2015 & 2016, WBCC Pink Ribbon Award (for years of volunteer work with the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition
MKE North Shore Top 10
#1 Agent in Bay View
Top 1% in Metro MLS