Baird & Warner Real Estate Announces Sales Back to 2007 Numbers
Midyear Numbers Reflect Market Recovery and Operational Performance
Chicago, Ill. – September 16, 2013 – Baird & Warner has surpassed $3.5 billion in sales as of July 2013, a level of business the residential brokerage hasn’t seen since 2007. Baird & Warner also announced that the company has closed nearly 14,000 transactions and taken over 9,000 listings, more than any other independent real estate brokerage in Chicagoland.
“This has been a year of achievement, not only for Baird & Warner but also for the entire Chicago area real estate market,” said Steve Baird, president and CEO of Baird & Warner. “It is a reflection of the outstanding job that our broker associates and staff have done in servicing our clients’ needs. I’m extremely optimistic about the rest of the year, as well as 2014.”
In another indication of market recovery, since the beginning of 2013, nearly 300 REALTORS® have joined Baird & Warner — 58 percent more than last year. “It is particularly exciting to see so many of the new real estate professionals select Baird & Warner as the brokerage of choice,” said Steve Baird.
The brokerage also noted strong performance in its title insurance and finance businesses, with Key Mortgage Services, a top Illinois mortgage company, set to close its most successful year since its inception.
“Key Mortgage continues to deliver on our reputation as a lending partner that provides a flawless experience,” said Stephen DiMarco, president of Key Mortgage Services. “By offering expertise in every area of mortgage lending and funding our own loans, our clients know they can expect impeccable execution and superior customer service.”
Baird & Warner Title Services was named one of the top 10 title companies in Illinois by Fidelity National Title Group for the second year in a row and, in addition to this recognition, the title company has seen a 38 percent increase in orders closed over last year.
"We are seeing the result of giving broker associates a level of control and convenience in their transactions that is second to none," said Steven Brown, president of Baird & Warner Title Services. “Our full service approach with real estate professionals, as well as buyers and sellers, has proven to be the differentiating factor.”
About Baird & Warner
Established in 1855, Baird & Warner is Chicagoland's largest and most experienced independent residential real estate brokerage. For over 150 years, the Baird & Warner brand has been synonymous with innovation and integrity, and Stephen W. Baird, the firm’s fifth-generation owner, has been consistently recognized among the industry’s most influential leaders. With more than 1,500 sales professionals and comprehensive mortgage financing and title insurance services, the company consistently ranks among the nation’s top real estate firms. In line with its legacy of customer focused innovation, BairdWarner.com has been named “Best Overall Website” among the 600 member firms of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s international broker network. In 2012, Baird & Warner received a Top Workplace Award from the Chicago Tribune, and in 2013, was named the 43rd best place to work in the nation.