Baird & Warner Wins Rainmaker of the Year Award for Helping Veterans Take Advantage of Homebuying Benefits

CHICAGO--()--Baird & Warner, Chicagoland's largest locally owned independent residential real estate services company, has won Leading RE’s Rainmaker of the Year Award for their work dramatically expanding the national Military on the Move (MOM) program to better suit the needs of Chicagoland clients who are on active duty or are veterans of the military.

“It was a great way to support our troops and build awareness for MOM and my certification”

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World offers special real estate benefits to active-duty and veteran personnel nationwide, and Baird & Warner signed on to the program in 2015. In January of 2017, Baird & Warner interviewed former and active military servicemembers to find out what they needed to take advantage of MOM and implemented add-ons to the program to make it available to many more servicemembers.

Baird & Warner agents who completed the military-specific training to offer the program met with clients at veteran fairs and events; Baird & Warner sponsored Rockin’ for the Troops, Harley Davidson’s VetFest, and the Pritzker Military Gala; and many agents sponsored 5k races, luncheons, and baseball games.

“It was a great way to support our troops and build awareness for MOM and my certification,” said Baird & Warner agent, Tara Riley, who was a sponsor for the Homestretch for Heroes 5k event. The message and support resonated with active duty members and veterans, and by year’s end, agents had 115 initiations, 53 closings, 12 outgoing military referrals with four closings, and $16M in sales.

More importantly, MOM has become a top priority program for Baird & Warner for 2018 and beyond as the company looks forward to continued momentum, growth, and the ability to give back to those who have served.

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 160 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 a Top Workplace in Chicagoland by the Chicago Tribune for the sixth year in a row, and No. 1 in real estate for the fifth consecutive year. With more than 2,300 broker associates in 29 offices and comprehensive mortgage, title and relocation services, Baird & Warner consistently ranks among the nation’s top real estate firms. Learn more at www.BairdWarner.com.

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Baird & Warner Real Estate, Inc.
Elizabeth McGrath, CRP Relocation Director
elizabeth.mcgrath@bairdwarner.com
312-857-9570

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