Recently Viewed Properties


Contact Me

Get Pre-Approved Today

with our affiliated lender
NMLS#: 1598647


Short Sale and Foreclosure (SFR)

More about Kathy Lerner

Kathy Lerner

#1 Highest Closed Dollar Volume - September 2013, Wilmette Office

#1 Highest Closed Dollar Volume - January 2013, Wilmette Office

Helping you make the right move!

Professional, Knowledgeable, Experienced

Kathy Lerner, a resident of the North Shore, proudly serves the communities throughout the North Shore including Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Glencoe, Evanston, Glenview, Northbrook and Highland Park, as well as the City of Chicago. Serving the needs of real estate clients for over 15 years, Kathy has a diverse background in many aspects of real estate. Kathy’s career began working for Sam Zell’s company, Equity Residential, then JMB Realty and finally CB Richard Ellis. Kathy now focuses solely on buyers and sellers of residential homes.

Kathy has a genuine passion for real estate and her goal is to provide the highest level of service. Kathy’s client testimonials (below) describe her as having integrity, professionalism, savvy, and is a pleasure to work with. Kathy gives a tireless commitment to her clients and always puts them first. Kathy is always responsive and accessible, and is able to listen, as well as give advice. This high level of commitment and dedication has led to Kathy’s success both past and present.

Kathy has personal experience in having lived in Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Northbrook and downtown Chicago. Raising 3 children on the North Shore, Kathy has intimate knowledge of school systems and children’s activities, including travel sports, boy and girl scouts, and musical theatre. Kathy is an excellent resource for new families moving to the area.

Being a real estate professional is more than buying and selling homes…it’s about people and families and finding a place to call home.

Awards And Designations

2013 & 2014 International Sterling Society Top 10% of Coldwell Banker Sales Agents Worldwide

#1 Highest Closed Volume Wilmette Office September 2013

#1 Highest Closed volume Wilmette Office January 2013

Areas of Expertise:

  • City to Suburban and Suburban to City moves
  • First-Time Home Buyers
  • Certified Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialist
  • Investment Properties
  • Home Staging
  • Luxury Properties

Why Coldwell Banker?

Coldwell Banker is #1 on the North Shore

Coldwell Banker is known around the world as the premier real estate firm. Not only is Coldwell Banker the only international brokerage on the North Shore, it is the number one brokerage on the North Shore. This international presence ensures that our client’s listings reach the largest pool of buyers. Our clients benefit from Coldwell Banker’s expansive internet presence. Your home will be marketed on Google, MSN, Yahoo,, Trulia, Zillow,, and, as well as have its own website

Personal Background
Kathy is a full time Realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential. She lives in Wilmette with her husband and her 3 children and two pets (Ben and Jerry). Kathy is an active member of the North Shore community and an excellent resource for anyone moving to the area. Outside of real estate, Kathy plays competitive paddle tennis, enjoys book club, is an active member of 3 PTOs. Kathy also enjoys being an active participant in her children’s travel hockey, travel soccer and musical theatre endeavors.


“Kathy Lerner did a fabulous job, above and beyond the call of a realtor. Our house was under contract in less than a week from the day of listing. The sale of our home was a forced necessity, and Kathy could not have been more concerned, empathic, understanding, patient and caring. Throughout Kathy was attentive to our emotional needs under trying circumstances. She was there when we needed her, day and night, calm and soothing. At the same time she found us a new place to call home. We have worked with various realtors over the years, but Kathy is far and away the best.” – Dr. Donald Misch

“Kathy was highly knowledgeable and an effective agent in this fast-moving market. Kathy assisted my husband and I purchase our first single family home. Originally set on buying in Evanston, Kathy encouraged us to explore other communities as well to make sure we had plenty of options. Kathy never seemed to busy for us, evenings, weekends and even brought contracts to our home so we didn’t have to drag our two young children out of the house. Kathy’s candor helped us negotiate a good price for our new home. We were sad to have to end our weekly get-togethers in the house hunt. I would recommend Kathy’s services to anyone looking for a home in Chicago.” – Erika & Steve Larson

Kathy is a pro. When we need something or wanted information she was “on-it”, right away. Kathy looked out for our best interests at all times. She held our hands through the entire purchase process to the closing table. We’ll be using her again as a listing agent in a few months. You’ll not regret using her for all your brokerage needs.” – Samyann Curtis

“I can wholeheartedly recommend Kathy to anyone in need of a skilled, professional, compassionate real estate agent. You could not possibly be in better hands. There was never a time when she was not available for advice or just assurance.” – Mark Masson

Education and Credentials

  • Short Sale and Foreclosures Specialists (SFR)
  • Illinois Licensed Real Estate Broker
  • Member, National Association of Realtors
  • Member, Illinois Association of Realtors
  • Member, North Shore-Barrington Association of Realtors
  • Member, Chicago Association of Realtors
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Finance – Purdue University DePaul University