Christie Baines

Christie Baines

Vice President of Sales

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The Baines Group with Jameson Sotheby’s Realty in Barrington, IL is a three-person team uniquely equipped to serve real estate customers from all walks of life. With decades of experience, extensive real estate knowledge, and modern marketing skills, this group’s proficiency has consistently placed them as one of the top-selling teams at Jameson Sotheby’s.
“We specialize in all sectors of the residential market,” said Christie Baines, a principal of the Baines Group with a real estate career of more than 32 years. “Our diverse clientele spans from first-time home buyers to CEOs, to new home developers.” No matter the customer’s desire, the Baines Group does it all. Baines has expertise in the residential resale market and new construction and home sales developments. She was formerly a co-owner of Wynstone Realty in North Barrington, which was converted to a Sotheby’s International Realty office in 2007. Baines has also been involved in the strategic planning of inception sales and marketing for 5 local communities including Wynstone, Barrington, Long Grove, and St. Charles. She knows and loves the Wynstone community well, having been a resident of Inverness and North Barrington for over 38 years, along with her husband, Matt. Their two grown daughters are graduates of St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights.
Lisa Bobby has been working in Real Estate for 10 years. Prior to that, she was the Village Engineer for the Village of Barrington and also was a design engineer for a large downtown civil engineering firm. Bobby resides in Palatine, IL with her husband and 3 children and is very familiar with the North and Northwest suburbs. She states, 'I love this industry and the challenge that it provides. Real Estate is strategy, compassion, and problem solving all rolled up into one unique and exciting package.' Marc Ulanowski is a licensed broker in both Florida and Illinois who has brought extensive experience to Sotheby's International Realty.
Marc has a broad knowledge of the real estate market in Wellington, Palm Beach, Key West, and Chicagoland areas. Not only is Marc involved in sales and investments, but he also owns and operates a property management company for an exclusive clientele, along with freelance marketing for small businesses. Through his participation in equestrian-related associations, events, and activities, Marc provides his clients with a unique understanding of the luxury, equestrian lifestyle.
This combination of Baines’ many years of experience matched with Bobby's modern marketing and web skills is what makes the Baines Group such a successful team. Together, they have crafted a business model that provides “integrity, extensive market knowledge, unparalleled level of service, and a hard-to-match respect amongst our clients and peers,” said Baines. 

The Baines Group team was a pleasure to work with. They made the buying and selling process fun. We appreciated their perspective and found their insight valuable. Thanks for all your help. We love our new home!

— R. & T.K.


Christie has compassion and understanding for the seller and her concerns. She is honest and realistic. She never gave us false hope but also made us feel very positive about selling in a slow economy. The house sold in a few months.

— L.N.


The team at The Baines Group made me feel comfortable from the start. I was a first-time buyer in a very competitive market. They were always there to answer my questions and stayed patient with me throughout the process. I would not own this beautiful house without them! I highly recommend them.

— J.P.


Christie Baines is a superior expert in her field with many years of creatively fulfilling her client's needs. She is very well respected and happily educates one on the intricacies of the real estate market. I have known Christie for years and her reputation as a “straight Shooter” underscores her steady honesty and integrity.

— Lisa H.


The goal of every Seller is to get their house on the market and sell it quickly, which is exactly what The Baines Group did. They stepped in and assisted with getting the house prepared for sale, planning the marketing, and handling the sales activities. Everything was coordinated and ready for listing the house and the sale. The house sold in less than 3 weeks. The Baines Group are true professional. W...

— C.M. & D.M.


We recently sold our home with The Baines Group team and could not be more pleased. Christie and the team were able to assess and list our home for the right price, which resulted in a near full-price offer after the first showing! Although there were some unforeseen challenges along the way with inspection, Christie's years of experience and relationships with other brokers in the community assisted in ...

— Seller

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