Derek Schmitt - Broker Associate

Derek Schmitt

Lincoln Park


About Derek

The home purchasing process can pose a plethora of questions, that more often than
not can feel like you need an instruction manual to navigate. When working with Derek Schmitt,
Baird and Warner’s new agent, clients can rest assured that he will take the guesswork out of
the equation and partner with an accountable broker to find the home of their dreams. Having
originally grown up in Dubuque, Iowa, Derek has been a Chicago resident since graduating
college from The University of Iowa in 2010, purchasing his new two-flat home this past summer
with his wife in Logan Square! Not only is Derek a first time homeowner, but he also became a
landlord for the building, which is one of his many passions.

Growing up as the son of a small business owner, as well as completing his college
degree in Communication Studies and certification in Entrepreneurial Management, Derek puts
his clients first above all else, as he truly understands the importance of active listening to
ensure all of their needs are met and expectations exceeded when working with him. Having
previously worked as a Senior Account Executive in the events and trade show industry, Derek
decided now was a better time than ever to invest in launching his career in real estate, to
continue to blend his passions for sales and marketing in a creative industry. Derek has always
been an extremely motivated, driven, and competitive sales professional, who at his core,
thoroughly enjoys helping others. Derek always guides his clients from start to finish, including
details regarding design and creative ideas to ensure each space is unique to the needs of each
individual client. Baird & Warner’s rich history and glowing reputation instantly attracted Derek
as an organization he was thrilled to work for, and one that will propel his career forward
throughout the Chicagoland area.

Derek prides himself on being dedicated, transparent, and resourceful, always
welcoming new clients with a big smile on his face and approachable nature. Each day is a new
opportunity for growth, as Derek dives deep into the real estate industry, gaining intimate market
knowledge and ultimately continuing to become a trusted advisor. With his client-centric work
ethic, one of Derek’s goals in his career is to one day become a referral based agent, as this will
showcase the strong relationships he has built and be a true testament to his success in the
community. Derek gives back in more than one way to Chicago, also volunteering with Big
Brother Big Sister of Metropolitan Chicago when he is not working with his wonderful clients!

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Contact Information

Address: 2526 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
Cell: 312-480-5301
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