For Inman‘s ongoing series “The Inman Interview,” which profiles the real estate industry’s top thought leaders, Taylor Johnson knew Steve Baird, president and CEO of Baird & Warner, would provide an engaging interview. That was an understatement. Steve Baird’s interview actually was one of Inman’s top-trending articles. As the leader of Illinois’ largest family-owned independent real estate services company, Baird tackled everything from whether iBuyers will play in the Midwest to pending lawsuits over buyer’s representation. He also created a spirited debate within the industry with his suggestion that buyers should pay their own agents. The interview itself captured additional media attention in Chicago Agent Magazine, but for the full Inman story, click here.