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Meet the Team

When the True North Team was founded, our goal was simple: be a constant and reliable guide, much like the North Star. We set out to help all our clients seamlessly navigate the often murky waters of buying and selling a home. Real estate is never simple and we aimed to be the champion of each of our clients.

As the world of real estate has evolved, so has our team! We still strive to focus on our clients' every need and ensure a smooth process from start to finish. However, our expertise has expanded to include much more than coordinating a home sale but now includes staging, design and renovation consultation (both pre- and post-sale), market analysis and more. We want to be your true one-stop-shop when it comes to your home in KC.

So with that evolution, we invite you to experience the all-new True KC - a group of real estate consultants dedicated to not only guiding you through your real estate sale, but acting as a trusted partner in the process from beginning to end and beyond! Our name change reflects our desire to continually be moving forward - "True" is a nod to our beginnings with "KC" representing our goal of being an all-encompassing partner focusing on everything KC has to offer you as a homeowner. We ARE True KC!

Kathleen Markham



I am a skilled negotiator with proven results which has given me the honor to be a Top Realtor and Multi-Million Dollar Producer in Kansas City averaging over 40 homes a year closed consecutively the last few years. My passion for real estate and helping others started in 2009 when the market was at an all-time low. Helping clients get through those years with dignity is the cornerstone of my business today. Nearly 100% of business is from referrals of friends and past clients. In 2012 the business was so strong I created a Team which has continued to grow and provide my clients the support of an amazing staff including Transaction Manager, Stager, Designer and endless home vendors whom I’ve had personally work on my home.

We implement leading edge marketing strategies to get your home SOLD faster for top dollar. We have a vast market knowledge of KC from Johnson County in Leawood, Shawnee, Prairie Village, Overland Park, Olathe, Mission to the Corridor, Brookside, North KCMO, & Lee's Summit. I am involved in my community through numerous networking groups, chambers, and philanthropic endeavors; including being honored with 2015 Most Influential Women of Business and am a Five Star Professional Agent voted for by her past clients.

Growing up, graduating College and living in the Kansas City area all my life– I love this CITY! It has so much to offer and I know it so well – from the subdivisions that give you an acre per house for privacy to the small nookie homes that keep lawn maintenance to a minimum so you can spend time experiencing Kansas City, I bring 25+ years of marketing and business to every home deal.

Courtney Austin



My passion is working with people. My first career as a critical care nurse helped develop my passion for people. Real estate is such an exciting/stressful time in a person’s life. I love working with clients through this process. I enjoy taking my clients from start to finish and in the process and being a resource for them years after the close. My number one goal is to provide amazing customer service and listen to my client’s needs.

I am a mother of three active kids! I truly enjoy real estate as it allows me to be present for my family and allows me to pursue my dreams and passion. I love the fast moving, changing market. This is an exciting time in real estate and the importance of having an experienced agent that can work well with all parties is needed. So much detail goes into every transaction and paying attention to those details makes for a smooth sale.

We work with team approach which is dedicated to providing each and every client professional service and special attention. We feel staging a home and the way the home is presented and marketed is vital in selling quick and getting listing price… if not over!

I would love to work with you to sell your home!

Mitch Edmundson



My goal in joining the True North Team or professionals is to help navigate the tricky world of real estate for all of my clients. Born and raised in Kansas City, I'm proud to call this my home and would love to share that passion with you! With my many years working in the marketing world, I've gained a wealth of experience understanding what consumers want. I'll put that knowledge to use in selling your current home or finding you the place you want to call home for many years to come!