About Barb Kutz

Named a FIVE STAR:
Best in Client Satisfaction Real Estate Agent
2008 through 2018 MILWAUKEE MAGAZINE!
Associate Vice President 
Broker Associate Since 1983
Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
Certified Real Estate Negotiator (CREN)
Certified Shorewest Relocation Specialist (CSRS)
Over $145 Million in Career Sales
National Sales Award Recipient
Member- President’s Club
Member- Lifetime Million Dollar Club
Member- Master Sales Society
Member- Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors (GMAR)
Member- Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
Member- National Association of Realtors (NAR)
Member- Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC)
Member- Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA)
Full Time Buyer Agent/Business Associate- Stacy Mielke




Barb has been helping my family buy and sell homes for almost  30 years.  Barb is not only a good friend, but an excellent real estate agent.  She is down to earth, honest, understanding and helps her clients find exactly what they are looking for in a home.  Barb explains things along the home buying process and helps new home buyers understand exactly what they are getting into and answers any questions that may come up along the way. Barb is dedicated and hardworking and I have recommended her to several friends. I have faith in her ability to not only help someone sell their home but to also help them find the perfect "new" home. If you are looking for a class act in Real Estate, Barb Kutz is my recommendation. ~Dawn S.


It has been a pleasure to know Barb Kutz.  Her friendly demeanor, experience in real estate and listening skills are essential features of her effective service.  Her professional integrity sets the standard of how real estate agents should act.  Even after she found us a house that suits our means, we kept her as a friend whom we can always rely on not just in finding properties. ~Sue and Wanis S.


My Fiancé and I decided to purchase a home together when he found out that he sold his house.  I had to sell my condo and we needed to find a home within two months before he closed on the house he sold.  Barb was so attentive to us.  She took us on house tours, sold my condo, and dealt with my Fiancé’s closing at the same time.  We found the right home to buy and are very happy living here for the past six months but I don't think we could have done it without Barb.  Barb's personality, determination and personality take her a long way. She has sold 2 houses for me previous to this one and I plan on recommending her to anyone I know.  ~Deb


Barb helped us buy an income property and after 5 years she helped us sell it for a nice profit. She had it sold before she even put a sign up. She also found and sold houses for numerous family and friends. I would recommend Barb to anyone looking to buy or sell.  ~Jim and Debbie K.


I am privileged to share that I purchased my first home with Barb in 2001. When I walked in and toured this home I met Barb for the first time but I did not realize that it will be a continuous relationship with her finding me properties. I continue to work with Barb since 2001 until this day and will work with her in the future to find properties for my friends and relatives.  This is because Barb is prompt, professional, and responsive. It’s a blessing to know her and work with her; she is honest and not just there to sell but she cares about selling good properties to me, my families, and friends the people who I love. ~Gina V.


I have to say that for a first time home buyer dealing with Barb was a great experience. Barb spent a lot of time with me trying to find the right home that fit me and what I was looking for. I know I will use Barb again when I am ready to look for my next home. Barb has earned a life time customer in me.  ~Mike M.


We just wanted to let you know how happy we are with the service provided by you in particular being our realtor and friend along the way for our search for a house, which thanks to you we have found, and now call home.  Your service from start to finish has been exemplary and on a professional, knowledgeable, yet friendly level that far exceeds all other realtors we have dealt with. Nothing ever seemed to be too much trouble for you and we were made to feel unique, never feeling that we were just another client that you had to deal with each day.  It is so refreshing to receive prompt and professional service. Thank you so much for helping us find our first home and for being just a phone call away whenever we needed you!  ~Hannah & Dan N


We first met Barb when we inquired about one of her condos for sale.  Although that particular one had been sold, she went to work for us immediately to help us find what we were looking for.  She knows the market very well, and because we were not living in the area, she went above and beyond to answer questions and give us any information we needed.  She made time for us when we were in the area, kept us informed via many phone calls and emails.  She was willing to do whatever we needed her to do to make our search and eventual purchase happen as smoothly as possible.  It was a great experience.     ~Barb and Dan P


Hi Barb, Just a note to express my thanks for such a GREAT JOB selling my Mom’s home.  Your response time to meeting with us and working with us was exceptional.  No one can believe that we actually sold the home in 4 DAYS and FOR THE ASKING PRICE!  We were expecting to wait some time given today’s market woes but you found the right buyer.  Needless to say, anyone we find looking to sell their home will get your name immediately. Thanks once again.  ~Nancy and Don W.


We think the world of Barb Kutz.  She is a consummate professional, and she cares about her customers. She makes both buying and selling enjoyable.  With years of experience, she really knows what her clients need.  Barb is fabulous with communication.  We loved the way she met our request for electronic files we could sign digitally.  That alone has saved us so much time and running around. In short, Barb Kutz is the best realtor we know.  ~Paul and Linda T.


I met Barb 25 years ago when my husband and I were looking for our first house.  Not only did Barb work relentlessly to find us a nice house at a good price in a nice neighborhood, but she was there for us 10 years later when we were ready to move up from that starter home to our family home, and again 3 years ago when I was ready to branch out to my first rental property.  Barb is not only a great realtor but a long time friend. ~Debby D.


Barb, Thanks for the "over and above" service you provided me on my last three transactions.  You took care of details I never would have thought, and handled responsibilities that I feel other realtors would have definitely overlooked.  Based on my level of experience with you, you will be the only realtor I will deal with in any real estate transaction.  Your commitment to getting the job done timely and efficiently around my schedule was hugely appreciated.  Feel free to pass my number on to anyone that would like more information on my experiences with you.  A++ in my book!  ~Matt M.


I will heartily endorse Barb Kutz.  She helped me with the sale of my parent's house a decade ago.  This was not a high end sale, and what impressed me is that it was not treated as such. I have trusted her advice for the price of relative's homes, and I have recommended her to friends and family with no disappointment. What you will enjoy is her rapid response to your questions and concerns. You will be impressed.  I don't think twice when asked if any ideas on who to deal with in Milwaukee.  ~Mike S.


My Wife and I recently purchased a home and without the help of Barb I don't know how we could have done it. She handled everything including referring us to a mortgage company and setting up the home inspection. Her knowledge of the real estate business is unmatched. She was there whenever we had questions and always reachable. If you're looking to purchase a home and want a smooth and enjoyable process then Barb Kutz is the person to contact. Thanks again for everything. ~John and Sharron C.


Working together to ensure a smooth closing is a skill that not all Realtors have.  Barb is tireless in her dedication to ensure a closing and goes above and beyond to make sure it happens.  I wish all Realtors had the same work ethic, it would make my job much easier!  ~Carol L. Jensen - Coldwell Banker HomeSale Realty


Barb was wonderful to work with every step of the way. While I'm sure she was working with other buyers and sellers at the time, she gave us her undivided attention and made the entire process exceptionally easy. She pays attention to every detail and guides you step by step. I would gladly work with her again and highly recommend her.  ~Debbie H.


"Barb defines professionalism, tenacity and perseverance. I highly recommend her!"  ~Mary N


Barb, from all those years ago what I can remember is starting out with you in the morning through to the afternoon. We finally got to the house that I live in now. I was glad to have you down here in Racine helping me look around. With other people I always felt I was being sold on a property they wanted to unload. With you I could tell you were concerned about it being a good fit. I remember the work you put in to get me into a home. Back in the day people were into flipping properties and making as much money as they could. You put the work into seeing me get into this home and didn't see as much from it as you could have seen from putting in as much work on another property. I thank you for that. And I have enjoyed some of the best times of my life living here. Today I watched my granddaughter and a friend playing out back on the jungle gym in the fading winter afternoon light. My own children were almost too old to play like that when we moved in but now my granddaughter gets to come and play outside at papas. And, in the summer she can pick raspberries off the bushes I planted some years back. This house has been more to me than just a place to live. It has been a real home.  ~Pierce S.


Barb Kutz is the meaning of a true realtor professional! From the first time we met with her until the closing and even after she impressed us. She helped us list the house from my father's estate. She told us what work was necessary and what wasn't. Helped us find great contractors and they worked on the time tables they quoted with Barb following up! The house sold in a week which was great in today's market. Unfortunately, the buyers went to a terrible loan company who dragged out the process over 3 months. Because it was taking so long, Barb took charge and talked the buyers into putting in a loan request with a second loan company who she trusted and they were okayed in less than 28 days-closing a day ahead do schedule! Barb was always available to answer any questions and to sooth nerves. She certainly earned her commission unlike other realtors we have used in the past! Her experience and her being a full time realtor certainly showed through-plus she is a genuine nice person!  ~Cheryl F.


I thoroughly enjoyed working with Barb Kutz when it was time for me to purchase my first home.  She was very knowledgeable about the real estate market. After discussing my needs and what I was looking for in a home, she showed me many properties that suited my needs and desires.  She was very professional, explaining all of the processes and she took the time to guide me through the confusing and sometimes scary process of being a first time home owner.  When it came time for me to sell my home, there was no hesitation on my part to call Barb.  She handled the sale of my house - again with the same professionalism and took care of all the details.  I moved to a different part of the State, or else I would still be calling Barb with my real estate needs.  You really can't go wrong - give her a call!   ~Jeanne L.


Barb Kutz is very efficient and truly a go getter for Shorewest Realtors.  She tries everything possible to get your property sold in a timely manner.  She stays abreast of the current market, and also stays in close contact with her customers.  ~Sue K.


Our recent home purchase, and our experience working with Barb Kutz, was nothing short of amazing. We had previously contracted with two other agents in 2012. We were frustrated and had almost given up on finding the perfect home, and the perfect deal, in this tough market. We were ready to just stay put.


Barb took care of us in 30 days. Her straight-forwardness and honest communication between agent and buyer was so remarkably refreshing. She told us, she would find our new home, in just a few weeks, or "she wasn't doing her job." Barb made herself totally available. She worked around both our professional schedules and communicated daily, sometimes several times a day, with both of us, on a personal level, as we weren't always available at the same time. Barb accompanied us to every showing. She followed up with each and every agent. The offer was zero hassle. Barb was side by side at the inspection, actively intervened on our behalf, for any and all follow-up concerns. The closing was painless. She went out of her way to pave our way, which is such a wonderful quality level of service.


Barb's broad knowledge base, her years of experience and her "get it done attitude," reflect her level of commitment and dedication to her clients. She had us prepped and prepared ahead of time, again, paving our way through all the faxing and e-mails and phone, prior to the bank, the title company, the insurance company, the finance requests, and the third party inquiries as well, quite ahead of schedule for each timeline. She truly knows and explains, in simple terms, exactly what is going to be required. There were zero surprises and plenty of support and extra recommendations and resources presented to us. We are so appreciative.


We will recommend Barb Kutz, to anyone, very highly, and felt so professionally guided. Even after the closing, we are still in touch, for the miscellaneous details and Barb is still very available at the same level of perfectly prompt service. We love our new home.  ~Michelle M. and Kevin K.


I would highly recommend Barb for a realtor.  She knows the business very well and will do a excellent job for you!  ~Gail and Chuck B.


When we purchased our home the process was very efficient.  Barb was knowledgeable about the construction issues in homes.  She backed us and was persistent in the closing process.  We have and will continue to recommend her as a real estate agent.  ~Laura and Matt R.


I have had the privilege to work with Barb Kutz several times-from both sides. She has helped sell a house other realtors couldn't move and find the perfect house for friends and family.  Her work ethic is beyond approach-always professional and courteous.  She helps you prioritize what you are looking for and goes out and finds it.  From listing to closing, I would never consider any other realtor.  Barb is the best!!  ~Pam M.


Barb Kutz did a great job in selling my mother's Milwaukee home.  The home was priced right and was aggressively marketed by Barb and the Shorewest team.  The time from "listing" to "accepted offer" took six weeks and the closing was handled without a hitch.  We especially appreciated Barb's frequent communication and follow up as the home was on the market. Barb knows the market and she knows how to sell.   ~John S.


In 2003 we turned to Barb Kutz to sell our first home because we wanted a real estate agent with her level of experience and knowledge.  Barb was very straight forward and honest with us, regarding what to expect through the process.  She did an extensive market analysis and made some great suggestions on what to do to prepare the house to sell.    When listing our house, Barb provided a very detailed summary and took extensive professional pictures of the house, both inside and out.  Throughout the process, Barb was readily available to answer all the questions we had. From start to finish, Barb had our best interests in mind and that is why we will be repeat customers the next time we are ready to move.  ~Tracy C.


Barb was a gem to work with in selling my property. After attempts of selling by owner with three price adjustments, two attempts with other real estate companies and two price adjustments, Barb was able to help me see the light with current market facts.  Her diligence was refreshing.  Barb also went beyond the call of duty while helping me work with sensitive tenants during the "staging" and "showing" process of selling a rental building. Barb gets things done.  ~Petra T.


Experienced. Knowledgeable. Responsive. Patient. It was great to have a sales person who knew the market but I, like so many buyers, appreciated Barb's patience as we searched for just the right home among many possibilities.  ~Tom B.


Barb was very attentive in this process. She always seemed concerned about details. We were very happy that we received an offer in the time we did. We are very satisfied with Shorewest. ~Duane N.


Barb Kutz is more than a real estate agent.  She will ask what you want in a new home, and find just what you are looking for.   After she found our home, (which we just love) we still keep in touch.  I'm glad we found Barb Kutz to do all the work.  When I plan to sell my home someday, she will be the one we will call on for help.  Thank You Again, Barb  ~Roy & Shirley G.


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