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The Bakers have been featured in over 40 Daily Herald stories.

The Bakers have been in the Daily Herals over 40 times.
 
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The Value of 27 Years of Full-Time Experience


Bill and Linda Baker have been residential brokers with Coldwell Banker since 1986 with sales totaling over $135 million for single-family homes, townhomes, and condos they've sold throughout Chicagoland during their 27-year career.  The Bakers have won numerous awards, including the prestigious International President's Award, given to only the top 4%of Coldwell Banker brokers worldwide.  With the Baker's contacts, they are thus able to provide clients who move out of area with the referral of an experienced agent.

Keeping up with today's market, the Bakers are specialists in distressed properties, including short sales, foreclosures, REOs, and bank-owned properties.  But they are also adept at helping people of all ages in any price category who don't want to deal with a distressed property to find the perfect home that meets their budget, needs, and lifestyle.  For Sellers facing difficulty,  Bill Baker holds the Certified Distressed Property Expert designation and is certified in Equator, the platform used to handle many of the short sales.

 

We take the time to listen to our clients' wishes and concerns, thoroughly answer their questions, and then go to work to accomplish their goals with an eye on the bottom line, scrutinizing every detail in the transaction process, and doing what will benefit them most in the future. 

 

Research.  That's a big aspect of how the Bakers do business.  Research to determine price on a listing.  Research on many aspects of a house a buyer wants to purchase.  Careful study and research to determine value and what is really entailed in a particular house...and they will explain this to you and how they arrive at their conclusions. 

 

Result?  As a better informed client you'll be satisfied, knowing you're getting the best whether you sell or buy with the Bakers.


Our seasoned team of professionals include attorneys, lenders, and home inspectors, all here to help you through the entire process from contract to closing.  We are there with you through attorney reviews, home inspections, lender issues, and many details that arise before closing.


The Baker's are experienced realtors who will work for you and with you, to get you what you want in your time frame. Their goal is  making your next home transaction a success.
 
                                                                     Call the Bakers today:  847-927-2728.

 

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What Past Clients Said About The Bakers

 

Winners of Chicago Magazine's 5-Star Professional Award based on their survey of our past clients.

"We interviewed 3 local realtors when we were ready to sell our house. All 3 gave very similar estimated values of our house. Bill and Linda Baker 's presentation of their services they give to all of their listings stood out to us by far. They were clearly the best choice for us to sell our house for the highest price possible, in the least amount of time, in a professional manner, their experience and knowledge was exactly what we were looking for. They created very professional photos and brochure which created many showings for us and a sale within 22 days of being on the market, and a successful closing. They exceeded our expectations from the start to finish of the process. We would highly recommend them."

 

Nancy Livingston

218 W Palatine Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

 

 

 "With Bill and Linda Baker, you get two seasoned, highly motivated real estate agents for the price of one. I
  recommend them to you without qualification." 
 Dr. Bruce Evensen, professor of journalism, DePaul University

Ivy Hill resident 

Thank you very much for your time in getting my condo sold.  Words can't say what you did for me. Thank you again.  Keep up the good work.  Jim Tetmeyer

 

 "The Bakers did an outstanding job not only putting together the terms of the contract, but also in ongoing
 communications, which facilitated this transaction in a professional and expedient manner. I am most thankful for 
 their help and efficiency."    Sharon Banks, Attorney

  
"The Bakers guided me every step of the way in updating my home. Their efforts enabled me to obtain $17,000  more for my home, which they sold in three days.    Jerry Seevers, former principal, St. Peter Lutheran School

 
 "Bill Baker’s sales skills in selling 19 luxury, high-end town-house units from the blueprints only (no model) were
 impressive. His personable, down-to-earth style permitted him to handle with ease the varied customer   
 personalities,   questions and often stressful situations that arise in any phase-by-phase new construction.  He
 contributed substantially to the success of the project."    Terry King, president, TMK Development


"We cannot say enough about the Baker’s marketing program. At our first meeting, Mr. Baker said that we should ask $279,900 and settle for no less than $275,000   for our house; and that based on his knowledge of the neighborhood
 and the market our house should sell within a week. We were taken aback a bit by his  assertion, but his manner
 didn’t speak of arrogance or braggadocio...he simply was telling us what he believed to be true. Our home did sell for
 $275,000 and in 6 days!. We want to commend the Bakers."    Frank and Noriko Sugano, Chicago Sun Times


"Bill and Linda were very patient and helped us find a great home. We’ll recommend them forever! " 
                               
        Mike & Denise Williams

 

 "Just a quick note to thank you for all of your advice, time and patience you gave me during the whole home buying
 process! I am finally sleeping again, was able to get the main rooms painted and most of the boxes unpacked. It's
 starting to feel like home and my car loves being in a garage."    Karen W. Teacher at Ivy Hill School District 25|

 

 
 "We'd like to send a big "thank you" to you for all your time, efforts and "optimistic rhetoric" over the past
  months.Thanks also for your interest in Pugsley, we know you enjoyed his great walks with Otis and the extra
  attention you gave to him. It's truly been a Baker family effort."    Von & Bill Yetzer Ivy Hill Residents

 


"You did a fantastic job for us and we are very appreciative. We keep saying how fortunate we were to have sold that
 house in this market! (Actually, not fortunate but smart in our decision to go with you!)"     Ken & Ellen Chessick
 
Medical Malpractice attorney and former Cardiologist  Ivy Hill Residents

 

I wanted to let you know how pleased my wife and I were in the professional dealings with Bill and Linda Baker.  Initially, I was unsure how to go about selling my mother’s townhome in Arlington Heights, and scheduled a meeting with Bill Baker.  He informed me about the importance of timing and indicated the various conditions of the current market.  Upon listing the townhouse with them, I was constantly kept abreast of the activity pertaining to the showings.  I was very impressed with the Baker website and how the townhome was displayed on it.  Conversations with Bill and Linda were very personalized and this gave me a greater insight as to why they are usually the agents who are listing in the subdivision when I live.  It was interesting to see how they marketed my mom’s property in the northern part of Arlington Heights – very professional and very quickly.

After conversing with them during the sale of the Pheasant Trail Court property, and seeing their professionalism and experiencing their friendliness, there is definitely no one else that I would recommend anyone else to when it comes time to sell a home or purchase a home.

James D. Weber 

 Ivy Hill Resident

 

"Thanks for your wonderful help and guidance and thoroughness in all matters relating to my house sale.  Too bad I don't have any more homes to sell!"

 

-Paul Kubala

625 Cherbourg Court North

Buffalo Grove, IL   60089

"Thank yous are in order first for all your encouragement and subsequent help with all we needed to get done to get our AH house on the market.  It's still hard to believe it sold in one day.  Thanks too for your follow-up in getting us finally closed last week."  --Al and Karen Wilson 2/2014

 

Thank you for everything.  We had faith that you and Linda could deliver. We just needed to convince my siblings who had another realtor in mind. You have a great reputation and it is a pleasure to work with both of you. 

Full price and cash in one week was very impressive. 7/20/14

 

Bernie & Jim Loicano

 

      "Thanks so much for everything.  It was truly seamless and fast and we appreciate it. We will be sure to call you
        again as inevitably, we are always buying and/or selling something!!  Our thanks to Linda as well."

         Mary Anne & Tom (Former Ivy Hill Residents)

   
 

Thanks for everything - you and Linda were absolutely great during this whole process! We cannot speak more highly of you than we already do. We woke up this morning to our beautiful lake view and couldn't be happier. We'd love to give you a great review on Facebook and whatever other networks you guys are on, so let me know where you would like me put my review. Hopefully we can stay in touch as well. You guys are a lot of fun to work with!  

 

 Warmly, Kym Brunner

Pam and I would like to thank you for your professional representation of my mother's home in Rolling Meadows. 
 
You have helped change our opinion!  You will remember that we found you on the internet during our Sunday morning of disappointment with the other real estate person and wanting to get home after a very tiring weekend of moving out and cleaning up.  I don't know what you dropped doing to meet with us, but your responsiveness was quite impressive.
You didn't stop there.  You marketed our home very professionally and provided a sales brochure that also served as a remembrance document for myself and my mother.  Once again, thank you for your assistance in the sale of our home.
Bryan & Pam Bloom