CRE, CNE, ASP, ABR - Broker
Real Estate Consultant
Turning dreams into reality.
With Jennifer Baron, there’s always a happy ending. For 15 years as a location manager for film and TV, Jen introduced directors to the best Chicago has to offer and now shares that same passion and expertise with her real estate clients, helping them find the location of their dreams.
But Jen doesn’t just turn scripts into reality, she’s mastered the real estate market too. Since 2002, she’s been helping buyers and sellers navigate the Chicago and suburban markets. She’s weathered dramatic market cycles, mastered every transaction scenario and is always focused on finding the perfect solution for each client’s needs.
Not only does 80 percent of her business come from repeat clients and referrals, Jen’s performance spotlights her experience.
- In the top 5 percent of Chicago realtors, Jen averages 98 percent list to sold.
- An accredited staging professional since 2007, Jennifer knows which improvements and proven staging strategies work to add value and appeal to her client’s properties. Ultimately, her staging finesse helps her listings sell faster and at a higher value than the average comparable property.
- She is an accredited buyers representative, certified negotiation expert and has her National Association of REALTORS® Green designation, aligning her passion for environmental issues with real estate.
Becoming a REALTOR® wasn’t just a natural transition from scouting – she inherited this passion from her parents. With her father as both a REALTOR® and developer and mother an interior designer who specialized in staging properties, Jen grew up seeing firsthand what it takes to successfully build, stage and sell property.
Jen holds a BA in film and TV production from Columbia College Chicago, and put herself through school by managing a highly successful mobile DJ company. She also became a national certified massage therapist and Reiki Master and practiced for 20 plus years. She is an environmental enthusiast who is passionate about organic container gardening and animal rights. She is also a longstanding volunteer mentor with the Friends First program of Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.
Nobody knows the city better than Jen Baron.
Clients are saying:
"True- Jen Baron has changed my opinion of any realtor. I own 4 houses, and have had as many realtors. Never again will I trust or work with any other realtor. Her thorough and sage knowledge are bourne instincts. Whatever she suggested to fix raised the value of our house in great numbers. Small details to larger replacements- all the right call and we sold 10K over asking. Hello? She made the best of relations with my renters in our building, made it easy for us to handle all details and minor costs. I have already recommended her to my best friends. You could get no better friend in a realtor. She is the most professional courteous, and instinctive person I have worked with in many years. And I come from Exeuctive Sales Managment in a Fortune 500 company. I wish I had another house to sell! But when I do- she will be there! Jen Baron is a sure thing, I won't be doing any real estate with out her input/advice or just plan guidance. She is simply the best. Anyone would be lucky- and smart to have her helm your search/sale."
"Jen Baron wowed us with her attention to detail, availability and professionalism. Her advice about minor improvements to prep the unit for sale, as well as her staging of the unit, resulted in us being able to list at a high price AND sell above our asking price. Her staging choices were beautiful and allowed our place to really shine. She guided us seamlessly through all steps of the home sale process. Six short weeks after going on the market we have closed and our proceeds are in the bank. Happy customers."
"We could not have been happier with Jennifer. She was absolutely amazing. It seemed like she never slept -- we would get thorough emails from her at 10pm and then follow-up texts at 8am the next day, I seriously don't know how she had other clients -- she seemed to work with us full-time. She was patient, responsive, and clearly knows the business backwards and forwards.
And here's the result of her excellence: We got an offer THE FIRST DAY we put our unit on the market. We ended up closing just six weeks after we put it up for sale -- and this was a property that didn't get a sniff when we tried to sell it just a few years ago. We have the highest esteem for Jennifer and would recommend her to anyone."
"I have known Jen since 2003 and hired her to sell a property after interviewing several realtors. I made a decision to hire her again, because she listened and stayed in contact with me, and for the duration of the sale she did an outstanding job. After that sale, I sold my house and bought a condo...and a few years later I sold the condo and bought a two flat. I also recommended her to my neighbor who employed her to sell a 2- flat. Fast forward to 2018, and I listed my 2-flat. This resulted in 39 showings-and a bidding war! I sold for $25,000 over asking price in just 4 days! I believe in Jen as she us not just a great Realtor but also an incredible Home Stager. I strongly encourage you to reach out and talk to her if you are serious about selling!"
"As a first time homeseller there was much about the process that was unfamiliar to me. Jennifer's preperation for the sale of our home enabled us to focus on what we needed to do to prepare for the sale leaving the details to our broker. Jennifer had prepared us so well for any contingencies that there was no point during the preparation or sale of the house that we felt surprised or ill informed. Our house sold quickly and at a price that was more than acceptable to us. ($5000 over asking price in 5 days!) I would highly recommend Jennifer to anyone who is interested in a high degree of experience and professionalism with an extraordinary level of communication."