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International President's Elite 

USAA Certified Agents 


Luxury Property Specialist (Luxury Specialist)

More about Renee O'Brien

Business Philosophy

Primary Business Philosophy:  Take Care of the Client. Do the best job you can.  Find information you don't already have. Hold yourself to the high standard that you would demand. Share the excitement of home buying and selling with your client and defuse the anxiety related to home buying and selling.  Enjoy along the way. Bring the best tools and experience, and stay on top of rules and tools. Be the right kind of memorable. Stay in touch. Hold hands if needed. 

 I am privileged to be in Libertyville, IL and Racine, WI with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Coldwell Banker has given me the tools to be in the top 2% of agents nationwide. You'll get the service and professionalism that you would expect from and agent that is easily in the top three in a top producing Chicago area office of 100 agents.

Because I've lived in the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor for most of the last 25 years, my practice is concentrated here, and I work chiefly in Northeastern, IL and Southeastern Wisconsin. I can help you find or sell a home anywhere with our terrific network outreach. Let me show you how customer service, loyalty, integrity, and dogged determination can represent YOU, YOUR needs, YOUR concerns, and YOUR HOUSE!

Education and Training

I am always actively seeking learning.  I'm an avid reader, and you're likely to see my nose in a book or kindle.  I frequently listen to training material in my car when I'm not listening to my favorite band.  

I'm involved in the Realtor/Mortgage coaching company, "The Core".  It is aptly named for its fundamental approach to top notch client care, professional business implentation, accountability, and premium performance, taught by professionals currently active in the business currently. (unusual among these kinds of companies)

My constant goal is for growth and improvement for the client's sake.  I believe having a great attitude, a great aptitude, and a strong work ethic best serves my buyers and sellers.  

I am a certified Relocation Specialist and have the elite Previews Property Specialist designation for luxury homes. I am a multi-year top producer in volume and numbers of homes sold.

Awards And Designations

Certified Relocation Agent

Previews Property specialist

International Diamond Society, multi year

International President's Circle, multi year.

USAA certified

Wisconsin and Illinois Broker

Top 2% production nationally and locally.

Areas of Expertise

USAA certified for buyers and sellers

Corporate/ Relocation certified for inbound and outbound clients

1st time homebuyer expert

Experienced Short Sale and distressed property negotiator

Previews Property luxury certification with local specialty. (North Shore Region)


Shepherding clients through an exciting and stressful process requires the ability to defuse anxiety and stress and share in excitement and enjoyment.  What a great job!

Community Involvement

  • USAF Veteran
  • ASCP certified MLT
  • Mother of 6
  • active Parishioner of St Patrick Church in Wadsworth
  • school volunteer @ St. Pat's school
  • Benefit Auction gift gathering committee
  • American Legion member
  • former M.O.M.S. club International Board Member
  • Zoning Board of Appeals representative in the Village of Wadsworth
  • Local HOA board member
  • Carmel Catholic High School volunteer and advertiser

Personal Background

I graduated from Lake Forest High School in 1987. I met my husband at WIU and subsequently spent 4 years in a microbiology lab at Andrews Air Force base in Maryland (While serving in the US Air Force.) My husband worked on the Hill for a Senator, and when we had our first baby we moved home. I've lived in Lake County for the last 24 years. I now live in Wadsworth, IL, and cross the border and love working in both Southeastern Wisconsin and Northeastern IL. I can help you with homes in those areas, but can be an experienced, wise, trusted advisor to any Realty process, with a great national referral network of excellent agents/brokers.

Loving what you do, and striving to do your best has it's roots in a balanced lifestyle.  Community, family, church, service, work and play all shape the person.

When we meet, you'll be greeted with enthusiasm and an open mind, to reach where you'd like to go.  

Communities I Serve

Walworth, Racine, Milwaukee, and Kenosha counties, (and access to counties beyond) in WISCONSIN

Lake, Cook, McHenry, and DuPage counties in IL.

(generally more concentrated in Lake and Kenosha counties)

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