Swati Saxena, Managing Broker

Baird & Warner

After just 10 years in real estate, Swati Saxena achieved the No. 1 agent ranking in all of Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park last year. More notable, she earned the top spot with a reputation of integrity, generosity and kindness. In 2021, Saxena persisted in her mission of helping clients achieve their real estate goals, assisting 69 individuals and families. “Home continues to mean more than ever before,” says Saxena. “Every client I work with has a story, and a unique set of circumstances and opportunities. I’m honored to help them maximize their potential and simplify what otherwise can be a stressful time, making it an easier, more joyful experience.”

Her client-centered approach and powerhouse negotiating skills helped Saxena, a managing broker with Baird & Warner, become the top agent in her office for a third straight year, become the No. 1 agent in her area in 2021, and continue to rank among top Chicagoland agents.

Saxena has a traditional immigrant story: A former semiconductor engineer who was born in India, she came to the U.S. to earn her master’s degree in electrical engineering. Her extroverted nature made real estate a perfect career change, and her clients benefit from her engineering skills — her analytical, solution-based approach; attention to detail; sharp eye for structures and spaces; and ability to break down and communicate complex situations.

Focusing on serving the near west suburbs — from first-time buyers to luxury clients to downsizing homeowners — has allowed Saxena to flourish personally and professionally. Most of her business now comes through referrals, repeat clients and her extensive personal network. She is passionate about vegan living and equity issues and always looks for ways to contribute positively. Along with her spouse and their rescue mutts, Kona and Chester, Saxena resides in Oak Park.

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