Baird & Warner Forms Partnership with Everything But The House
Collaboration Will Expand Client Services with Global Online Estate Sale Marketplace
CHICAGO, IL – November 17, 2015 - Baird & Warner today announced a partnership with Everything But The House (EBTH), a global marketplace that brings the thrill of estate sale shopping online while helping sellers manage the entire process -- from photography and cataloging to payment and delivery. Baird & Warner is the largest residential real estate brokerage in Chicagoland to partner with EBTH.
Through this new partnership, Baird & Warner broker associates can now assist those clients who would like to sell a large portion of their personal belongings before moving into their new home, thereby delivering a seamless experience.
“Whether a client is relocating, downsizing or looking to simplify their lifestyle, EBTH will be a great service to help our broker associates provide the absolute best customer service and technology solutions,” 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. “Through partnerships with innovative and highly respected organizations like EBTH, we continue to expand our full-service offerings.”
“We’re incredibly excited to partner with Baird & Warner, a prestigious and nationally ranked brokerage with a reputation for cutting-edge technology,” said Jon Nielsen chief revenue officer at EBTH. “As a member of LeadingRE and the Realty Alliance, the team at Baird & Warner is widely known for their exceptional service when it comes to helping families and individuals sell their homes. Partnering with EBTH to offer clients a solution to sell their personal belongings highlights their commitment to making the process of selling a house as easy as possible.”
This partnership is part of EBTH’s national expansion and further growth in the Chicagoland market. Individual residents can also access EBTH’s estate sale marketplace to maximize the sales potential of their personal collections by reaching bidders and buyers across the world. Unlike auction houses, which pick and choose individual pieces from an estate, EBTH allows buyers to discover an entire collection. The result is access to thoughtfully put together items that reflect years of careful curations.
"EBTH was the perfect fit for the items I had to auction. The staff was energetic, professional, and most of all extremely knowledgeable about the antique items that I was looking to auction,” said Elizabeth from Chicago. “The entire auction process was smooth and well organized. They handled everything right down to the last item leaving the sale. It was a pleasure working with their team, and I wish them continued success in the Chicago market."
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 2,000 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 www.BairdWarner.com.
About Everything But The House
Everything but The House (EBTH) brings the thrill of estate sale shopping online. Through a global marketplace and community of buyers and sellers, EBTH has transformed the traditional estate sale model while preserving its fundamental charm: the excitement of discovering something special. Whether clients are looking to sell a collection due to downsizing, relocation, or managing a family member’s estate, EBTH’s full service model – photography, cataloging, payment and delivery – makes the process easy (and worthwhile: proceeds are typically 3-5 times higher than a conventional estate sale). For buyers, the reach of an e-commerce platform and the starting bid of $1 for all items means they can access an impressive range of collectibles— from a purse to a Picasso – from anywhere in the world.