Baird & Warner
In 2017 — its first full year of existence — Baird & Warner’s South Loop office achieved $62 million in sales for 2017, thanks in no small part to managing broker Jim Psyhogios. The office grew to 75 agents and was named the most improved office by Real Trends.
“I have a relentless will to help my agents,” he says. “I’ve been known to be in communication with them at all times of the day or night.” He responds immediately when they call to ask a question, because he’s been there and knows it’s truly important to them. “That’s my true passion and what I love to do every day,” he says.
His team covers the South Loop, Bronzeville, West Loop, University Village, Hyde Park, Bridgeport, Chinatown, Beverly, Chatham, Pullman, Morgan Park and the South suburbs.
“As a managing broker, I assist all my agents on a daily basis in dealing with investors, developers, and first-time buyers and sellers,” he says. “Baird & Warner makes it easier for me to run my office my way with their unbelievable support, integrity and company history.”
The most important training that has helped him in his career is the Leading RE Maestro program. “It has helped me lead, train, mentor and coach my agents.” He also finds value in memberships with the National Association of Realtors, the Chicago Association of Realtors, Illinois Realtors and the National Hellenic Society of Realtors.
Psyhogios is also a member of the Chicago District Golf Association and scored his first hole-in-one last year during a trip to Florida. He volunteers at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital and supports the Leukemia Lymphoma Society and Autism Speaks.
Before enjoying a successful 28-year career in real estate, Psyhogios had a vibrant career in the restaurant industry, owning and operating six restaurants in the city. “I did a few development projects and loved the whole process,” he says. “So I knew I wanted to do real estate full time.” He believes his honesty and integrity have helped him succeed in a competitive industry. “Without these attributes, you are nothing in your personal or professional life.”