Our History

For over 154 years, Baird & Warner has been the dominant force on the Chicagoland real estate scene, building a record of success, innovation and longevity unparalleled in the industry. Family owned and operated since 1855, Baird & Warner is one of the oldest residential real estate brokerages in the nation, and the last remaining independent of substantial size in Illinois. Baird & Warner’s network of 26 branch offices services more than 300 communities throughout northeastern Illinois.

Baird & Warner has continued to remain fresh and relevant through five generations by periodically re-inventing its operations in response to dynamic changes in the marketplace and the lead of the consumer. Baird & Warner today operates as a complete family of services — with Residential Sales, Financial Services, Title Services and Home Services all under one roof — offering consumers one-stop shopping for all of their home-ownership needs.

Under Steve Baird’s leadership, managers, sales associates and employees are challenged and empowered to “push the envelope.” Throughout its long history, Baird & Warner has genuinely embraced the pioneer spirit and attracts those who are excited about having a hand in building something great.