Wayne Hayes, CDRE

Location: Aurora, IL

Wayne Hayes has led Hayes Home Team since 2016 with a commitment to integrity, ethics, honesty and building relationships. Hayes Home Team has consistently earned top producer status at both Charles Rutenburg Realty, Keller Williams Infinity and Keller Williams Innovate.

Since 2017, Wayne Hayes, CDRE has been in the top 10% of production of over 400 agents with $141,313,019 in production and over 200 home sales. Mr. Hayes successfully completed the rigorous training from the prestigious Ilumni Institute, which is nationally known for only accepting the nation’s elite realtors. Wayne Hayes is well positioned to help divorcing couples of all conflict levels as a Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert.


  • Wheaton Graduate School, Wheaton, IL 60187, Masters of Arts, Theology                          1996
  • Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL 60187, Bachelors of Arts,                                                                                                          Business and Accounting                                                                                                                1983
  • Montreat-Anderson Jr. College, Associate Degree in Business and Accounting                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1980
  • Graduate of Southern Alamance High School, Graham, NC 27258


Real Estate Broker                                                                                                            2015 – Present

Keller Williams Innovate                                                                                                2020 – Present

  • Numerous monthly awards for production and volume, 2020 – Present
  • In Top 5% of Homesnap Agents nationwide YTD, 2021

Keller Williams Infinity                                                                                                          2017 – 2019

  • Principal Agent for Hayes Home Team, Inc.
  • Increased Hayes Home Team sales from $14M to $19M in 2017

(following purchase of team)

  • Led team to consistently perform in the top 5% of over 400 agents

Charles Rutenburg Realty                                                                                                     2015 – 2017

  • Member of three agent team with partner/spouse that performed in the top
  • 20% of over 800 agents



Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert, The Ilumni Institute                                                          2021

  • The Anatomy of Divorce
  • The Landscape of Divorce Finance
  • Introduction to Divorce Court
  • The Ethics of Certified Divorce Real Estate Experts
  • Communicating as a Neutral Expert
  • How To Sell A House In Conflict
  • CDRE™ Fair Market Valuations

Real Estate Specialist – Divorce (RCS-D)                                                                                           2020

Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)                                                                                 2020 – Present

Military Relocation Professional (MRP)                                                                            2020 – Present

Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA)                                                                                            2020 – Present

Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR)                                                                  2020 – Present

Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist                                                                             2019 – Pesent


  • A Top Agent/Team, Keller Williams Infinity
  • A Top Agent/Team, Keller Williams Innovate
  • Platinum Award, Keller Williams Infinity
  • Double Gold Award, Keller Williams Infinity
  • Double Gold Award, Keller Williams Innovate


  • National Association of Realtors
  • Illinois Association of Realtors
  • St. Charles, IL Chamber of Commerce



Hayes Trading Co.                                                                                                               2003-2015

eCommerce Company selling material handling products

Echo Trade, LLC, Chicago, IL                                                                                              2001-2003

Series 7 Licensed Trader

Telecommunications Sales                                                                                                  1986-2001

Sold telecommunications solutions with various telecom companies, including

MCI Telecommunications, Qwest Communications, and Nortel Networks holding

positions in Major Accounts and National Accounts Sales. Clients included,

Ace Hardware, Chicago Bridge & Iron, ServiceMaster, Grub & Ellis, Walgreens,

John Deere and Maytag.

Telecommunications Coordinator, Wheaton College, Wheaton IL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1983-1986