A native of the northern suburbs of Chicago, Baird Smart began his engagement with real estate in 2011 renovating condos in Lincoln Park. He has since worked in all areas of the city and in the suburbs of Chicago helping investors find value-add properties. In 2019, Baird got his real estate license and joined his two daughters, Emily Smart LeMire and Lydia Smart Fields, as a member of the award-winning Smart LeMire Group offering 15+ years of local sales experience from the city to the suburbs and a track record of excellence. Baird and the team handle real estate purchases and sales for clients in the desirable north and northwest neighborhoods of Chicago as well as the suburban north shore. He brings specialized expertise mainly to investors seeking income-producing and upside-potential properties throughout these desirable areas.
Born and raised in Winnetka, Illinois where he lived for 35 years, Baird is a home-grown professional who knows the local territory well. From Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Glencoe, and Northfield to Glenview where he now resides to the north and south sides of Chicago neighborhoods where he has represented many investors, his seasoned insights and broad market knowledge are invaluable to his clients. Hard work, honesty, and attention to detail are the cornerstones of his reputation and the foundation of his success. Baird attended New Trier High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the School of Environmental Design at the University of Colorado. He also completed video and film studies at Columbia College Chicago and UCLA respectively.
With nearly 30 years of combined real estate experience and over 10 years as a team, The Smart LeMire Group has been continually recognized with top producing accolades and awards. This success has cultivated a loyal clientele who wouldn’t use anyone else when the time comes to buy or sell.