Find out if you're cut out for a real estate career.
Motivated, enthusiastic and like to work. If that's you, then real estate may be your future. Our quick assessment is fun to do and you might learn something about yourself.
Pre-licensing and Illinois Realtors® Real Estate Courses.
Unlike some real estate brokerages,, Baird & Warner has its own branch of licensing school with a strong curriculum and small classes to encourage learning and engagement. We’re picky about our instructors and require that they have real-life experience as successful real estate agents. Getting your license is a big investment of your time, so spend it with the highly respected real estate company that set the standard in training and wants to see you succeed. View course options.
Learn business fundamentals with BW Achieve.
Pre-licensing classes will teach you some of what you need to know about real estate. But being a real estate agent is also about being an entrepreneur and running your own business. Taught by successful agents themselves, BW Achieve is a seven day training program that takes place over two weeks. You’ll learn how to write a business plan, generate leads, build relationships and other fundamentals of a successful real estate career all from people who have actually done it themselves!
Training and mentoring, simplified. Learn how to build your business.
Choose a brokerage to work with.
Once you complete your courses and pass your exams, you’ll need to affiliate with a real estate brokerage in order to get your license. Your future depends on you finding a place that cares about you and provides the mentoring you need to get off to a great start. At Baird & Warner, full-time, nonselling managers in each office are committed to helping you gain hands-on experience in every facet of buying and selling real estate. In a business that’s highly competitive, we work together. Learn more about us.
Five questions to ask in your interview.
In your search for a sponsoring brokerage, you might meet with more than one real estate company. Our advice? Ask questions and try to get a feel for their culture.
1. How would I be trained or coached? Is there a fee for this?
2. Will there be other expenses I should plan for?
3. How much can I expect to earn my first year?
4. What type of marketing, tools and other resources can I count on to help me succeed?
5. Can you connect me to your broker associates so I can hear what it’s like to work here?
Complimentary career seminars.
If you want to learn more about the process of getting your license and launching a career in real estate, we invite you to one of our complimentary seminars. Or contact us today to learn more.
Complimentary Real Estate Career Seminars
Looking to earn income without actively selling? We’ve got a solution.
Let’s say you have your Illinois license but want more flexibility than a full-time real estate profession. The Baird & Warner Referral Associates Network (RAN) is a holding company that lets you earn income by placing referrals – without paying MLS or company fees. Learn more