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Baird & Warner Creates New Director of Professional Development Role

- 02/13/15 by Baird & Warner

Baird & Warner Creates New Director of Professional Development Role
New Role Prompted by 500 New Agents Recruited in 2014

Baird & Warner hired nearly 500 new broker associates in 2014, prompting the creation of a position dedicated to training new agents. Sarah Pelton, former managing broker of the Baird & Warner Glen Ellyn sales office, has been named the firm’s new director of professional development.

“We had a banner year for recruiting in 2014, and now we want each and every one of those agents who joined us to thrive as successful real estate professionals,” said Laura Ellis, president of residential sales and executive vice president of Baird & Warner, Chicagoland's largest, locally owned independent residential real estate services company. “Sarah combines her experience as a broker associate and a managing broker with her fresh style and dedication to give each of our agents the top notch training that will help them build a successful business.”

Pelton began her real estate career as a broker associate in the Baird & Warner Oak Park/River Forest office. She was a top producer in the market and was named to the brokerage’s President’s Club. Pelton became the assistant manager of the Oak Park/River Forest office in 2008, and later became a lead sales trainer for the Baird & Warner Career Institute. 

“Real estate is such an exciting industry to be in right now. The emerging technologies alone are attracting a whole new generation of agent,” said Pelton. “I’m looking forward to working with all of our new agents to give them the best support and training possible to meet their professional goals.” 
About Baird & Warner Real Estate, Inc.
Established in 1855, Baird & Warner is Chicagoland's largest, locally owned independent residential real estate services company. The Baird & Warner brand has been synonymous with experience, innovation and integrity for more than 150 years. Steve Baird, the firm’s fifth-generation owner, has been consistently recognized among the industry’s most influential leaders. Baird & Warner was named the No. 1 best place to work in Chicagoland by the Chicago Tribune in 2014, the brokerage’s third consecutive Top Workplace award. With nearly 1,800 broker associates in 25 offices and comprehensive mortgage financing and title insurance services, Baird & Warner consistently ranks among the nation’s top real estate firms. Learn more at 



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