Meet Your Dream Team
"We are the bridge that brings the personal side of homeownership and the business side of real estate together."
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)
2019 Real Trends America's Best Professionals list. Ranked Top 3 for agent owned brokerage sales volume in all of Wisconsin.
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, Chief of Staff
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 Chief of Staff 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.
Meet Savanna Wimer, Sales Executive
Corcoran Realty was the clear winner in terms of Brokerages where I wanted to work! They demonstrated that the best way to service clients is to fight tooth and nail as if you ARE the client, not when it's convenient or during "business hours". Our team has a deadly combination of ferocious loyalty, artistic vision, and determination to just make it all come together for the client at the end of the day. And it's not all grim-faced, we get the job done in the best way possible and have a good time doing it!
I was born in MKE, but actually spent most of my life in the desert between Phoenix and Reno, spending my summers and holidays here. I consider myself a true Renaissance woman, with an Associates in Philosophy, focusing mainly on religious studies and existentialism.
Prior to joining Corcoran, I was the Site Manager for a 160 unit apartment complex (at 100% occupancy!) in Reno for 6 years. I managed apartment tours/sales/customer service, oversaw maintenance and landscaping, budget management and asset protection, conflict mediation, security, marketing and more! During my time, our annual income nearly doubled (80%+ increase) while expenses increased only by 11%. It was here that I discovered my passion and knack for market research and building rapport and relationships with tenants and industry partners… assets I know suit me well in residential real estate.
Outside of real estate, you can find me with my hubs, hiking and gaming with our Doberman, Hank, by my side. I’m also a big creative - drawing, writing and singing! I spent my youth in choir and even got to perform Mozart's Regina Coeli at Carnegie Hall.
Hey There! I'm Sam Schneider, Licensed Sales Associate
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.
Oh hi! I'm Jill Harris, Marketing & CX Manager
I manage all aspects of marketing for Corcoran Realty & Co. and work to ensure best client experience possible, online and off. One of my favorite responsibilities is visiting our client's homes, writing about them and helping other's to see the beauty they possess. There is nothing better than seeing our customers homes shine in a listing. Besides of course, when they get an offer!
Believe it or not, I actually met Katie at an open house in Whitefish Bay. I immediately appreciated her friendliness, but it was her no-nonsense vibe and one of her marketing pieces (go figure!) that truly made me a fan. Within weeks of that fateful meeting I created a brand that helped to bring their vision to life and from there, it's not so distant history!
I grew up in Indiana and attended Indiana University. My degree is in Apparel Merchandising and Marketing. I spent my first years post graduation in NYC working the fashion district and then made my way back to the mid-west where I began my career in digital marketing and gratefully experienced 13+ years of agency life. It was in Wisconsin that I found my way into freelance marketing working with Milwaukee With Kids, School of Rock Shorewood and ShaktiShack Yoga. My husband grew up in Fox Point and went to Nicolet High School. We've made our home Cumberland Forest in Whitefish Bay with our two little ones and Jack, our really old, yet very sprite bichon frise. When I'm not working, I'm dreaming up house projects, stalking homes on MLS, teaching or doing yoga or hanging with my fam exploring the lakes of Wisconsin.