Today I’m talking to Christie Baines of the Baines Server Group at Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty in Barrington Illinois, the northwestern suburbs of Chicago.
A real estate agent for over 34 years, Christie started in traditional resale. It was within her first year that she was offered and transitioned to an onsite opportunity. She was the first salesperson hired for the Wynstone development in North Barrington Illinois with its highly acclaimed Jack Nicklaus Golf Course. In 13 months, she and her team pre-sold every home in the 750 acre community. After selling Wynstone, Christie was the Broker and led the strategic planning of inception sales and marketing for 4 more new residential developments in and around Chicago, including Barrington, Long Grove, and St. Charles. In 1995 Christie transitioned to resales with her brokerage, Wynstone Realty. In 2005, Wynstone Realty was selected and offered the esteemed and coveted opportunity to become a Sotheby’s Affiliate. In 2007, she and her partner finally accepted. As part of the arrangement, she was able to sell her Brokerage to an investor who was of course agreed to and approved by Sotheby’s. Christie achieved what most real estate agents aspire to and dream of; she sold her Business. She then continued to forge ahead as a top real estate agent still paying it forward to her team and the industry at large.
In our conversation today, she shares details and stories behind the transformation of her career and how she grew from onsite agent to agent on top.
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