About Our Team

The Kathi "O" Professionals

Kari Battaglia

(941) 270-1851

Kari Battaglia is a residential Realtor in Venice /Englewood Florida areas who is the Lead Buyer Specialist for the Kathi “O” Obendorfer Group at Keller Williams Realty Gold and is Past President of Venice Area Board of Realtors. Kari serves her customers throughout
the Gulf Coast of Florida in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte Counties, including Venice FL was otherwise known as
“The City on the Gulf” to Punta Gorda named Florida’s
“Best Small City”
which is located directly on Charlotte Harbor. My service areas cover the great Venice Florida area which includes Nokomis, Osprey, Casey Key, Siesta Key, South Sarasota, West Villages of North Port, Englewood, Rotonda West, Manasota Key, Cape Haze,
Placida, Port Charlotte, South Gulf Cove, Punta Gorda, and Lakewood Ranch.

Before real estate, I developed a career in the stock brokerage industry focusing on wealth preservation and estate planning for 18+ years. During that time, I earned a Series 7 License, Series 63 License, Life & Variable Annuity License and served in many
positions including Operations Manager in Tampa Florida for over 5 years. Involved in real estate since 1994 as an investor/owner, won numerous awards over the years including Rookie of the Year in 2009, Multi-Million Dollar Producer 2009-2017, RE/MAX 100%
Club 2013-2016, and RE/MAX Alliance Group Spirit Award 2015 and has been an active volunteer and leader for the Venice Area Board of Realtors.

My business is built on a strong foundation of core values and purpose and I am dedicated to continuing self-improvement, positive attitudes and most importantly, family.

People Are My Passion and my passion for customer service comes first with every person that walks through my door. Have any questions about real estate or our community I am happy to help. Call or text me anytime at 941-270-1851; email me at kb@karisells.com.
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    Renee Boiteau

    (401) 369-1299

Phil Chiles

(217) 306-7445

Phil Chiles’ career has demonstrated a lifetime of service. From his service with the United Sates Marines in Viet Nam to his service in politics and state government, he has dedicated his life to leadership and helping others. It was a natural transition for Phil, when he left the full-time ministry to turn to a career in real estate to continue helping others to achieve their dreams. He served as President of his local association and then as President of the Illinois Association of Realtors.

Throughout his real estate career, Phil has been a relentless advocate for RPAC and governmental affairs. He served on his local Governmental Affairs Committee and then served as chair of the IAR Public Policy MIG. As he ascended through the IAR chairs, Phil continued to increase his RPAC giving and now is a Golden R and a member of the President’s Circle.

During his term as President he set the RPAC goal high, insisting that Illinois achieve the Triple Crown, which had never been accomplished. Seeing that the short fall in that achievement was always the lack of participation, Phil created the RPAC Ambassador program. RPAC ambassadors agreed to recruit 10 previous non-givers to do their “fair share.”

Phil promoted the Ambassador program throughout the state at every opportunity and personally made numerous phone calls during RPAC phone-a-thons to recruit new participants. As a result of Phil’s leadership, Illinois achieved the Triple Crown for the first time.

Rebecca Sexton

(941) 208-5246

I was born in Midland, Michigan. I have three beautiful children, Nicholas, Amanda, Taylor and 5 grandchildren. I worked at West Midland Family Center as a Preschool assistant and in the daycare center for 8 years.

My family relocated to North Port, Florida in 2003. I started working in real estate in 2004. My passion is helping our team to deliver the very best customer, experience. My boss tells me I’m awesome! I became part of The Kathi “O” Obendorfer Group in 2015 as the Team Administrator. If you are looking to buy or sell real estate, The Kathi “O” Obendorfer Group is the team to call.

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