So, how did we get to be the whole package? The truth is, we invest in every area of our company because we believe our agents and our customers deserve it. Whether it’s training and support, or giving our customers the one-stop-shop experience they want, we don’t let anything slip through the cracks.
Of course, all of our success starts with making sure we’re a place where our people are empowered to be their very best, whether they’re agents, employees or loan officers. That culture of collaboration inspired 411 new and experienced broker associates who joined our family in 2019 — and it’s why we won our 8th Top Workplace award in a row from the Chicago Tribune.
And when it comes to supporting our agents, we have a reputation for giving agents everything they need to be truly successful. Our industry-leading toolkit includes training and development with industry experts, support of noncompeting managing brokers, cutting-edge technology, and marketing materials that really make an impact. (If you don’t believe us, check out the eight LeadingRE awards we took home.) And it seems to be working — in 2019, we sent 400 winning broker associates to Mexico, and three of our agents won Agents’ Choice Awards.
Our successes aren’t just in residential sales, though. Across the whole company, we had more than $9 billion in sales and 32,000 transactions in 2019. Key Mortgage Services reached record sales growth with more than $616 million. And, Baird & Warner Title Service is still in the Top 3 Title company in Illinois.
Of course, we wouldn’t consider ourselves the “whole package” without giving back to our communities. Our agents, loan officers, and employees donated thousands of volunteer hours, and our Good Will Network gave more than $244,000 to housing-related Chicagoland nonprofits last year alone.
Here’s to another year of doing right by our people, our clients, and our communities, and delivering an easier real estate experience to homebuyers locally, nationally, and around the world.
Source for sales and transaction data: Baird & Warner Real Estate Inc. residential sales, mortgage, and title companies.