Agent Spotlight Molly Marino

Molly Marino is not your cookie-cutter real estate agent, and she delivers a uniquely rewarding and holistic experience for each of her clients. 

After receiving her MBA from the prestigious Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, Molly believed that she was on the corporate track and destined to be a high-powered marketing executive. 

But like so many passionate entrepreneurs, she yearned for more freedom and decided to make the decision to forge a new future for herself. 

Continue reading “Agent Spotlight Molly Marino”

Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started My Real Estate Career

Life as a successful real estate professional can be exciting and fulfilling — but there are also certain challenges that aren’t covered during your 75-hour pre-licensing course.  

While the managing broker who sponsors your license application will serve as an invaluable teacher, it never hurts to be as prepared as possible. 

If you’re thinking about transitioning to the real estate world from another career, you might not be aware of these insider tips, so we’ve put together this handy compendium of advice for you from experienced industry pros.

Continue reading “Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started My Real Estate Career”

Transitioning to Real Estate from a Full-Time Job

Making the leap from a full-time job into the exciting landscape of the real estate industry is exhilarating and could lead to the financial freedom you’ve always wanted.

But like any massive decision, it’s best to learn as much as you can about what awaits before you dive in.

That’s why we’ve put together some insightful advice to ensure you’re as prepared as possible to transition from a regular worker to a highly motivated and independent business professional. 

If you have a specific question that’s not addressed below, please feel free to reach out to us directly and start a conversation. 

Continue reading “Transitioning to Real Estate from a Full-Time Job”

The “Best” Mistakes to Make as A New Real Estate Agent

As a new real estate agent, you’re bound to make a few missteps when you first embark on this exciting journey. But it’s always smart to be proactive. 

It’s human nature to make mistakes, but they present a beneficial opportunity to learn and grow. It’s even better to learn from the mistakes of others before you waste valuable time and energy. 

That’s why we’ve put together this crucial list of lessons from industry thought leaders which will serve as a road map to success so you can avoid these common pitfalls and thrive in your chosen career

Continue reading “The “Best” Mistakes to Make as A New Real Estate Agent”

How To Prepare For The Illinois Real Estate License Exam

Passing the real estate licensing exam is the first step on the road to your successful career in real estate. But passing the exam itself can seem like a big hurdle. Are you ready? The good news is that a lot of the techniques you apply to the real estate license exam — great study habits, a systematic approach to the exam, and a thorough understanding of the subject matter — will serve you well in your career as a broker or agent. Learn more about the Illinois Real Estate Exam and how to prepare yourself for success.

Continue reading “How To Prepare For The Illinois Real Estate License Exam”

Strategies To Write The Winning Offer, Every Time

Strategies To Write The Winning Offer, Every Time

In a hot seller’s market, making your clients’ offer stand out can make the difference between closing a deal and starting the home search process over. And while offering the best possible price for a property is probably the most common way to ensure your clients’ offer finds its way to the top of the seller’s inbox, it’s not the only way to make sure your offer attracts attention. Learn more about some strategies to write the winning offer, every time.

Continue reading “Strategies To Write The Winning Offer, Every Time”

How Two New Agents Went From 0 To Rookie Of The Year In 2021

How Two New Agents Went From 0 To Rookie Of The Year In 2021

Starting a business — any business — is a tough proposition. And starting out as a rookie real estate agent is tougher than setting up shop in almost any other industry. Building relationships, creating a robust referral network, and developing the habits and workflows that allow an agent to balance business servicing with business origination can all make it seem daunting to stand up a real estate brokerage.

Continue reading “How Two New Agents Went From 0 To Rookie Of The Year In 2021”

The Unexpected Benefits Of A Career At Baird & Warner Lincoln Park

The Unexpected Benefits Of A Real Estate Career At Baird & Warner Lincoln Park

Real estate is a relationship business. And whether you’re just starting out on your real estate career or are a seasoned professional looking to grow a thriving business, the importance of your partnerships cannot be overstated. Your brokerage is more than just a name on a shingle, it’s a set of support systems, mentorship, training, and tools. 

At Baird & Warner Lincoln Park, you’ll have access to Chicagoland’s most powerful tools, resources, and support, so that you can keep your attention where it belongs — on turning your business into everything you want it to be. Read on to learn more about the unexpected benefits of a real estate career at Baird & Warner Lincoln Park.

Continue reading “The Unexpected Benefits Of A Career At Baird & Warner Lincoln Park”