Lee Kollath

LICENSE: 475.131280

(847) 212-2104
(847) 495-5000 (Office)


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 I offer you:

  • Unlimited patience to answer all your questions
  • A prompt response to your call, text or email
  • Extensive knowledge of the city and suburbs
  • Constant monitoring of real estate values
  • Experience from writing over 6,000 valuation reports for the mortgage industry
  • Ability to price properties to sell quickly while maximizing value
  • Over 20 years of negotiating expertise 
  • Special attention to first time buyers
  • Income property analysis for investors

The Chicago metropolitan area is a wonderful place to live and work. There is so much variety and diversity to celebrate and so many neighborhoods to explore. I am lucky to work in a field where I meet so many people and can help them purchase or sell their home. I believe that knowledge brings options and that sharing my knowledge and experience will help you get the best possible results. I aim to be your trusted advisor, industry resource and someone you can count on to look out for your interests.

I have been a licensed Real Estate Agent since 2009.

I am a lifelong Chicago area resident with 2 children and 2 grandchildren. In the past I have worked as a jazz saxophonist, restaurant manager, data processing manager, computer salesman, and Volvo salesman. In my spare time I have played drums in community samba groups and am currently performing flute with the Thai Classical Orchestra at Wat Dhammaram Thai Buddhist Temple. I enjoy cooking Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Italian and Mexican. And I speak some Spanish and Thai.


Specialized training/Designations:

  • Accredited Distressed Property Representative - Want to buy a foreclosed property? or  Need to sell but you owe more on your house than it is worth?
  • Certified Negotiation Specialist - Everyone needs a good negotiator on their side!
  • Certified Real Estate Pricing Specialist - How much should you offer for that house you want? or What can your house actually sell for?
  • Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist - Do you need to sell because of a death in the family?

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Helped me buy home

knowledgeable, hardworking, and patient to a fault, i highly recommend working with him after buying my first new home. (after a year and a half of searching!)

Helped me buy home

He is knowledgeable, patient and very professional. He answers my countless questions without hesitate and very professionally. I had so many requirements to find the home I wanted to buy and he was very patient and helpful through out the process. I highly recommend working with him and I grantee that no one will disappoint with his work.

Helped me find a home to rent

I moved to the Chicago area three years ago. Being unfamiliar with the area since I moved away from Chicago over 35 years ago, I contacted Lee Kollath to help me find rental property. He very quickly found several possibilities for me to choose from. Once I chose the rental property he negotiated with the owner and I gained possession within a month.

Helped me buy home

he is a very honest and behaving a famili member

Listed and sold a home

Lee was incredibly patient both as my buyer's agent and seller's agent. He took the time to understand my needs and asked a very important question: "What is the best way I can serve your needs." I told him I like communication and that's what he provided. Being on both sides, the whole process is very difficult, fraught with many ups and downs. When I lost my cool, he provided valuable perspective. We survived it all, and I'm happy to have worked with Lee.

Helped me buy home

It was a pleasure to work with Lee in our recent purchase! He understood our needs and provided us options based on that. He was always on time for our appointments , always ready with needed details. He was very patient , allowing us to take time in finding the right house for us!