Baird & Warner
Baird & Warner broker Lyn Harvie never intended to sell real estate full time. But after six years in the industry, she couldn’t be happier to spend her time putting a smile on her clients’ face with every transaction.
After obtaining a doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in 2008 and completing an internship, Harvie worked full time as a physical therapist. When she moved from Miami to Chicago, she worked in a sub-acute rehab facility in South Shore. But before she knew it, she found herself moving in a different direction than she had originally imagined. Harvie went on to obtain a license to buy investment properties, and she decided to shadow a broker for a year before jumping head first into selling. “After that year I realized I really enjoyed the industry and decided to pursue it as my full-time career,” she says.
Harvie now serves a wide variety of clients, including first-time buyers, both international and local investors, and empty nesters hoping to land their perfect city residence. One of Harvie’s favorite aspects of her job is the opportunity to work with clients who come from all walks of life, and she enjoys playing a pertinent role in one of the most important transactions they’ll make. “Buying a home can be a daunting process, so being able to take a buyer from initial interest in buying a home to the closing table brings me great joy,” she says.
Harvie has garnered recognition as a Baird & Warner Top Producer and earned the distinction of Baird & Warner Chairman’s Club for the past two years. Harvie’s attention to detail paired with an unwavering dedication to her clients has proven crucial to her success. “The best compliment is when a client tells you there were no surprises and the transaction progressed in the exact way I had prepared them for,” she says.
Outside of work, Harvie enjoys volunteering in Chicago. She currently serves as an associate board member for Housing Opportunities for Women, an organization that aims to help women, children and families break the cycle of poverty and homelessness.