Broker Associate

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  • Cell 312.590.5590
  • Fax 323.205.1569
Evanston Office
2926 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
In a challenging market, I have helped someone sell, buy or rent real estate, on average, every other week during the past two years.
My experience will help you in this most important decision as you move ahead!
I look forward to earning your trust and your business! 
  • Baird & Warner Chairman's, President's and Founder's Clubs, 2001-2011
  • 29 years of residential and investment sales experience specializing in Evanston, Chicago and the nearby suburbs.
  • 14 years of branch sales management major marketing teams at Koenig & Strey, Coldwell Banker, Keller Williams and Baird & Warner including hiring, training and supervising of hundred of sales associates and the closing of thousands of successful transactions; with focus on trouble-shooting, negotiation techniques and creative problem-solving.
  • Owner/developer of investment and condominium properties
  • Relocation Specialist, Baird & Warner First Team
  • Community activities include election judge, soup kitchen volunteer and Board Member & Founder of Link's Hall Studio.


  • Broker
Thank you for your guidance during our first purchase. We greatly appreciated your patience and willingness to explain the process. We'd be lost without you!

Believe it or not, we actually closed February 6, 1987....I would also state that I don't know of anyone who earned the money more at a real estate closing than you did and if anyone suggests what Realtor they should use in Chicago, I would be morethan happy to give them your name for a listing... your tenacity has certainly made a nice impression upon us

-Roman O
"Naomi and I wish to thank you for the professional was im which you conducted yourself through somewhat strained negotiations. I told Naomi how well you handled (the agent)  on Saturday  and she said she wished she could have been there to see it. Congratulations on a good sale.

-Elliot B
Thank you so much for all your help through the home-buying process! Your sense of humor and years of experience turned the whole thing from frightening to fun! We're both really happy with our new home and couldn't have done it without your help. Thanks!"

-Marc Needhan & Keri Hillemeyer
We had NO doubts that Charlie would do a great job. He is always prepared and professional. This time he also recommended a lawyer for us (Linda Valenti) who also did a top notch job. The negotiations were smooth and it was an "easy" sale! Charlie is the BEST!

Charlie Vernon is a great real estate agent. He helped us early on before we went on the market with improvement suggestions. We did most of what he suggested and got a great price for our house in the end, more than we expected. -Amy Hanks & Sara Bishop

"We MET a lot of agents while looking for a home. We CHOSE Charlie!"   (Evanston Buyers)

Charlie was great! It was a difficult process for us, but Charlie made sure we knew what was happening and gave us good, calm advice.  Charlie did the sale on our house and  the purchase of ours and our son's new place. We are happy with it all!      (Chicago seller & buyer)

"We couldn't be happier about the experience. Charlie is the best of the best." Evanston Condo Sellers

"After working with other agents, Charlie is a find!" Chicago Condo Seller

"He always made sure that I had the necessary documents and that I understood them...Though selling can be a stressful experience for the seller I found that Charlie relayed my instructions to the buyer with grace and clarity. I am so happy that Charlie was my agent. Baird & Warner is very fortunate to have him on board!" Evanston Co-op Seller

"I absolutely love the way you work. You move! You do not sit on it!" Skokie Seller

"Mostly he reassured us that it wasn't as bad as we thought & gave us the confidence that it would be okay...Charlie was great at keeping us informed about everything, great about returning calls (very quickly) & really made the whole experience flow very smoothly." Skokie Estate Sellers

"Charlie is one of a kind! He has years of experience that give him knowledge and skills that are crucial. He not only advised on the transaction, but on general issues around the transaction. He helped us find this place 8 years ago, helped us sell it, and helped us find our new home. We will never use another agent. No other agent offers his knowledge, advice, hand-holding, therapy taste and good sense!" Chicago Sellers/Buyers

"The communication was great-clear, professional, timely. He listened carefully to our concerns and was responsive. He taught us a lot, as we had to make vital, quick decisions. I really appreciated Charlie's advocacy and service to us-he always made us feel like we really mattered! Aside from the many logistical aspects of home buying Charlie also considers the very human aspects of this process which is why I'd use him again. Thank you!" Evanston Buyers

"This place is perfect for me! I have never felt so much at home. Thank you!"                                                                                                                       Lakeview First Time Buyer    

Charlie is great! We appreciate his work and help in selling our condo! It was a fast and seamless process- We felt like he was a great representative for us.  (Sara & Shawn)

"I really appreciate everything you have done for us - from finding this house to giving us recommendations on getting work done.It was a lot of work but it paid off more than we ever thought it would." (Amy & Sara)

" We love Charlie! So glad we know such a beautiful person!  I can't say enough wonderful things about Charlie's abilities as a real estate professional" Lake Forest Buyer

“Charlie worked incredibly hard for me over the course of four months. He provided valuable advice on the market and on various neighborhoods. He acted as a true professional and I felt he always had my best interests uppermost in his thinking. I can’t imagine how he could have done a better job.”   Evanston Townhome Buyer

"Charlie-Thanks for always being so cheerful and optimistic. We've loved working with you. (Heaven knows we couldn't have done it without you!) We will recommend you to anyone who's looking."

“Thanks, Charlie. We looked at some properties today (out of state). The agent we met with today is good but we both agree he can’t hold a candle to you!” Evanston Transferees

“Charlie was amazing. He went over and above any agent I have ever worked with, or heard about. I’d sing his praises to anyone looking for an agent.”  Skokie Home Sellers

"Charlie did an absolutely fantastic job brokering the sale of our home. He was 'in front' of market conditions and provided sound advice regarding strategy and pricing. He was always upbeat in a down sellers market."

“Thanks, Charlie. You’re an angel. Really.” Short Sale Seller

"Charlie Vernon did a great job! A process that can prompt undeniable stress became almost a pleasure because of his undying patience and his knowledge of the market."

"We couldn't be happier about the experience. Charlie is the best of the best. His knowledge combined with his attention to detail and extraordinary interpersonal skills were a source of great comfort helping us to trust the process."

“We were novices in real estate business. We really appreciated Charlie’s patience, expertise and time. He made a scary experience relatively painless for us. We also appreciated his communication skills! Completely satisfied!”          J.H. & J.H., Evanston Home Sellers

“My daughter thinks you’re a genius. I tend to agree!” Wilmette Seller/Evanston Renter

“We also very much have been impressed with how you work and take care of people.” North Shore Buyers

“We appreciate the care we received from Charlie Vernon during this most challenging time. He made a stressful time enjoyable. Completely satisfied!” Chicago Condo Sellers/Evanston Buyers

“Charlie provided the best marketing materials that we saw when looking in Evanston.” Jim Miller, Jameson Realty, co-operating agent