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Want a team that can crush records no matter what? We get you.

Want a team that can crush records no matter what? We get you.

We’ve been through a lot in our 165-year history. And after a year like 2020, we know we can handle anything. We met the pandemic head-on and quickly adapted to meet the needs of our agents and clients without missing a beat.

We pivoted to take our entire schedule of industry-leading training and events virtual, which meant our agents could keep learning and growing their businesses without ever skipping a beat. On top of that, we created new marketing to help our agents build their spheres, and quickly responded with new virtual buying and selling tools that kept them working through it all.

The result — more than $11 billion in sales and 37,578 transactions companywide, crushing our 165-year record. And that’s not the end of it. Our One-Stop Shop partners at Baird & Warner Title Services and Key Mortgage also had tremendous success — they rolled our remote closings and saw sales of over $2 billion and $1 billion respectively.

On top of all this, we welcomed 554 new agents and 130 new employees to the company, while our Good Will Works charitable arm donated more than $250,000 to the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund to support those hit hardest in our communities.

Come experience the difference. It’s easier here.

 

 

 

Disclaimer:
Source for sales and transaction data: Baird & Warner Real Estate Inc. residential sales, mortgage, and title companies.

How to Protect Your Home From the Spring Thaw

How to Protect Your Home From the Spring Thaw

Winter in Chicagoland is famous for bringing snow, ice, and freezing winds to the area. While winters in our region are legendary, what many people overlook is the damage that can come after the winter has come to a close — and the spring thaw begins. 

In the city and the suburbs, the early days of spring can bring some unique challenges to Chicagoland, including an increased risk of flooding and water damage due to rapid snowmelt and seasonal storms.

Fortunately, there are many steps that you can take to help minimize the effects of the spring thaw — so you can focus on enjoying those sunny days and warmer temperatures.  (more…)

Your Competitive Edge: Fostering a Culture of Appreciation and Recognition

Your Competitive Edge: Fostering a Culture of Appreciation and Recognition

In the thirteenth episode of Your Competitive Edge with Baird & Warner, Edgebrook designated manager Lisa Kon talks about how to foster a culture of sincere appreciation and recognition for the agents —  and how Baird & Warner makes it a priority from the top down. 

At Baird & Warner, we’re all about giving you the competitive advantage — and we’re showing the world what that means with a video series with Inman. Each video will feature individuals from our company talking about topics such as training, culture, technology, sales strategies, and our one-stop-shop approach. 

Work with people who can help you really succeed. Join us. It’s easier here.

5 Ideas for Writing an Offer Letter That Stands Out

5 Ideas for Writing an Offer Letter That Stands Out

You’ve gotten to know Chicagoland’s many neighborhoods, had in-depth talks with your broker, and finally found the home that’s just the right fit. Now is the exciting moment when you get ready to make an offer the seller can’t refuse — but your agent lets you know there are multiple parties interested in buying this property. 

In a competitive market, this situation is all-too-common. So, how can you make sure your offer stands out from the crowd of buyers? One common tactic is to write a personalized offer letter

When written shrewdly, an offer letter can help you stand out from the pack — but keep in mind that it is not guaranteed to get your offer accepted. There are always a number of different and competing factors that come into play when a seller decides to accept an offer. A personal letter is just one of the ways you can try to appeal to them, and get your submission to the top of their list. (more…)

Where to Find Gorgeous Winter Landscapes Around Chicagoland

Where to Find Gorgeous Winter Landscapes Around Chicagoland

Here in Chicagoland, the weather outside can be frightful — but the winter scenes can be oh, so delightful! From the city to the suburbs, our region has plenty of locations where you can find gorgeous winter landscapes perfect for making the most of the season. 

Especially now, seeking out these stunning winter vistas can be a great opportunity to get a new perspective and a bit of fresh air. Ready to really rediscover the beauty of Chicagoland in this unusual winter season? Bundle up and fire up the GPS as you walk or a drive through these gorgeous winter landscapes: (more…)

How to Refresh Your Home for the New Year

How to Refresh Your Home for the New Year

So long, 2020! The beginning of a new year is a great time to reset and refresh — and your home is a wonderful place to get started. 

Studies show that people tend to stick to their New Year’s resolutions for longer when the environment is set up for their success. Moving into 2021, take some time to make your home a place that inspires you to be your best, and a spot where you can be truly comfortable throughout the day.

Ready to let go of the old and welcome in the new? Here are some ideas for refreshing your home as we move forward into 2021: (more…)

How Remote Work Is Shaping the Future of Real Estate

How Remote Work Is Shaping the Future of Real Estate

The COVID pandemic has dramatically changed how we work, learn, and connect with friends and family. In particular, shelter-in-place restrictions led to a large increase in the number of Americans working from home over the past year. 

And while pandemic restrictions will lift eventually, many people seem set to continue with remote work moving forward into the future — a trend that could significantly impact both where people want to live, and what features they’ll be looking for in their next homes. 

The State of Remote Work In 2020 and 2021

More Americans than ever shifted to remote work as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. According to data from Gallup, about 62 percent of employed Americans said that they were working from home at least some of the time as a result of the crisis.  (more…)

How to Continue Supporting Local Businesses and Our Chicagoland Community After the Holidays

How to Continue Supporting Local Businesses and Our Chicagoland Community After the Holidays

The holiday season is a wonderful time to give back — but it’s also important to remember to look for ways to show your support even after the holidays are over. Fortunately, there are all sorts of ways to make a difference in our Chicagoland community and keep the spirit of giving alive, all year long.

Here are some important ways to supporting your favorite local businesses and charities as we enter 2021:  (more…)

How to Give Your Home a Post-Holiday Cleaning

How to Give Your Home a Post-Holiday Cleaning

As the holiday season starts to draw to a close, it’s important to give yourself plenty of time to clean up as you head back into real life — and the start of a new year. This is particularly important in 2020, as we all do our part to stay healthy and keep our communities safe. 

Fortunately, that post-holiday deep clean can provide a great opportunity to decompress, transition out of the holiday mindset, and set your home up for the rest of winter. 

Feeling intimidated by those dirty dishes or that mountain of discarded wrapping paper? We’re for you. Here are a few handy post-holiday cleaning guidelines that you can use to tackle each room with a plan — so you can get back to enjoying your comfy, cozy winter in no time:  (more…)

12 Indoor Projects to Make the Most of Winter at Home

12 Indoor Projects to Make the Most of Winter at Home

Winter is a great time to hunker down at home — and tackle some fun and meaningful projects while you do it. 

The end of the year offers a wonderful opportunity to refresh your space, try something new, and get ready for the months ahead. Looking for a few ideas that can help you make the most of a winter at home? When snowy days and chilly nights keep you indoors, try one or two of these fulfilling and easy at-home winter projects:  (more…)

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