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Baird & Warner’s Website Wins Local and International Accolades

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Baird & Warner, Illinois’ largest family-owned independent real estate services company, today announced that its website,, has been named “Best Community” website in the national 2019 REAL Trends Website Rankings and “Best Brokerage Website” at Chicago Agent magazine’s recent 2019 Agents’ Choice Awards.

The website was named a “Best Community” website by REAL Trends, a publishing, consulting, and communications company specializing in the residential brokerage and housing industries, as part of its annual review of the best real estate websites from around the country. REAL Trends recognized for making it easier for visitors to find specific information on amenities, average home prices, market data, facts, maps, and lifestyle.

Through the Chicago Agent magazine awards, readers voted the best website for being “a robust and easy-to-use resource for homebuyers and sellers, while also serving the needs of its agents” thanks to a suite of free tools. The site helps users, whether they are looking for the right agent, interested in a free real-time home valuation, searching for their dream home, or familiarizing themselves with communities in the Chicagoland area.

Earlier this year, received top honors at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Annual Symposium, winning the organization’s awards for “Best Visual Design” of a website and “Best Overall Website.” The international organization represents more than 565 leading independent real estate companies in over 70 countries.

Consumer features currently available on include:

  • Up to three real-time home value estimates
  • All Baird & Warner listings, including “Coming Soon” listings
  • Buyer heat maps to gauge market demand for a seller’s home
  • Recent buying activity, including how many buyers are searching in a similar price range in the area
  • Number of property showings in the area
  • Supply-side trends to help price a home with the help of an agent, including homes sold per quarter in ZIP code, and median sale price and homes sold in the current quarter

“Baird & Warner is extremely proud of these awards because they reinforce our mission to provide best-in-class technology tools to our agents and customers to make the homebuying and selling process easier,” said Steve Baird, president and CEO. “We know our website is a gateway for so many buyers and sellers —- and that’s why we have invested in the latest technology, offering a direct line to critical data that will help them make an informed decision.”

Baird & Warner Team Earns Individual Industry Honors

In addition, three Baird & Warner employees recently received individual honors for their work in the industry at the 2019 Agents’ Choice Awards sponsored by Chicago Agent magazine.

John Matthews, who this year was promoted to Baird & Warner senior vice president of residential sales, was named Industry MVP, Suburbs, for leveraging his 35 years of real estate sales experience to lead other agents to succeed while serving as a designated managing broker in Oak Park, Ill. Bill White, designated managing broker at Baird and Warner in Glen Ellyn, Ill., was named Managing Broker of the Year, Suburbs, and Jennifer Cashman, a broker associate at Baird & Warner in La Grange, Ill., was named Rookie of the Year, Suburbs.

“We couldn’t fulfill our mission as a company without the contributions of our employees, and we are proud that John, Bill, and Jennifer have been recognized for their accomplishments, especially because these Chicago Agent awards are based on the votes of their peers in the industry,” said Laura Ellis, president of residential sales and executive vice president of Baird & Warner. “These agents epitomize skill, experience, and professionalism —- and have distinguished themselves in the industry.”

About Baird & Warner Real Estate, Inc.

Established in 1855, Baird & Warner is Illinois’ largest family-owned independent real estate services company. The Baird & Warner brand has been synonymous with making real estate easier through experience, innovation, and integrity for more than 160 years. Steve Baird, the firm’s fifth-generation owner, has been consistently recognized among the industry’s most influential leaders. In 2019, Baird & Warner was named a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace for the eighth year in a row. With nearly 2,400 broker associates in 28 offices and comprehensive mortgage, title, and relocation services, Baird & Warner ranks among the nation’s top real estate firms. Learn more at