Minnesota

America's Best Realtors 2020

Searching for your home sweet home can be daunting. The long list of "musts" and "wants" paired with limits of price range and location make it difficult to sort through the many homes listed for sale. The most successful realtors are the ones who alleviate your stress by showing that they have your best interests in mind: the ones who make you feel they are truly working for you.

That's why it's good to know which realtors have a record of success - especially in today's fluctuating housing market. Newsweek partnered with REAL Trends –the trusted source of news, analysis, and information on the residential brokerage industry since 1987– to sort through the data and provide you with a list of America's Best Real Estate Professionals. We highlight the top real estate professionals by volume within each state. You can select the states on the interactive map or in the table below. If your company is listed below, you can get in touch to find out more about the licensing options.

Nancy Cooper - Global Editor in Chief Newsweek

RankNameCompanyCityStateTransactionsVolume
1Mark AbdelRE/MAX ADVANTAGE PLUSSavageMN156.000$59,145,908.00
2Kim ZitonKeller Williams RealtyWoodburyMN94.300$47,830,966.00
3Artemisa BostonRealty Group, Inc.West Saint PaulMN209.500$47,395,195.00
4Matt LillEdina Realty, Inc.MinneapolisMN98.000$43,556,429.00
5Aaron LoweRE/MAX RESULTSMaple GroveMN51.000$40,331,101.15
6Wendy GimpelKeller Williams RealtyStillwatwaterMN94.500$39,998,923.00
7Chris RooneyRE/MAX PREFERREDPrior LakeMN67.000$38,107,840.00
8Bruce BirkelandColdwell Banker RealtyMinneapolisMN34.000$36,956,931.00
9Anne ShaefferLakes Sotheby's International RealtyEdinaMN37.000$36,533,133.00
10Paul DornRE/MAX RESULTSMendota HeightsMN74.500$35,838,519.50
11Nevin RaghuveerRE/MAX RESULTSPlymouthMN82.000$35,758,140.00
12Lindsay BacigalupoEngel & Völkers Minneapolis DowntownMinneapolisMN60.500$33,855,558.00
13Lesa RandColdwell Banker RealtyPlymouthMN47.500$31,537,153.00
14Dan HollermanLakes Sotheby's International RealtyWayzataMN36.000$31,209,795.00
15Richmond KrollEdina Realty, Inc.MinneapolisMN52.840$30,611,866.00
16Paul MorrisonRE/MAX RESULTSSaint CloudMN139.000$30,518,050.00
17Debbie McNallyLakes Sotheby's International RealtyWayzataMN20.000$29,554,441.00
18Kristi WeinstockColdwell Banker RealtyExcelsiorMN48.000$29,133,025.00
19Chris HauckColdwell Banker RealtySaint CloudMN78.700$28,829,601.00
20Rebecca O'BrienRE/MAX RESULTSMaple GroveMN85.000$27,491,191.00
21John EverettEdina Realty, Inc.MinneapolisMN37.150$26,313,502.40
22Sheri FineEdina Realty, Inc.MinneapolisMN60.370$26,138,125.50
23Kim PeaseColdwell Banker RealtyMinneapolisMN39.400$25,116,958.00
24Chuck EckbergRE/MAX RESULTSWoodburyMN68.000$25,068,696.69
25Joe MuellerRE/MAX RESULTSApple ValleyMN78.000$24,854,878.89
26Stuart WoodEdina Realty, Inc.MinneapolisMN82.680$24,614,754.00
27Pat McGrathColdwell Banker RealtyWhite Bear LakeMN35.800$24,604,427.00
28Bonnie KrugerCENTURY 21 AtwoodMankatoMN75.500$24,459,427.00
29Michael BartusLakes Sotheby's International RealtyEdinaMN60.000$23,526,732.00
30Beth UlrichLakes Sotheby's International RealtyWayzataMN38.000$23,438,045.00
31John T. WanningerLakes Sotheby's International RealtyEdinaMN25.000$23,295,431.00
32Tom LittleColdwell Banker East-West RealtyDuluthMN84.000$22,982,500.00
33Nick LeyendeckerLeyendecker RealtyMinnetonkaMN56.000$22,581,445.00
34Kristofer ThompsonRE/MAX RESULTSElk RiverMN86.000$22,463,737.53
35Jennifer PlourdeKeller Williams Realty Integrity LakesMinneapolisMN54.000$22,401,000.00
36William GlendenningEdina Realty, Inc.MinneapolisMN60.300$22,352,450.00
37Kathryn HammersengEdina Realty, Inc.MinneapolisMN80.340$22,303,895.00
38Nita KhoslaEdina Realty, Inc.MinneapolisMN53.500$22,246,019.00
39Bruce EricksonColdwell Banker RealtyMinneapolisMN42.300$22,154,520.00
40Tom ScottRE/MAX ADVANTAGE PLUSShakopeeMN61.500$21,711,155.00
41Steve SchmitzColdwell Banker RealtyEdinaMN41.000$21,237,130.00
42Brian LeonardRE/MAX RESULTSPlymouthMN72.000$21,229,094.00
43Mike LynchLakes Sotheby's International RealtyEdinaMN21.500$21,183,700.00
44Ross MelbyLakes Sotheby's International RealtyEdinaMN20.500$20,663,800.00
45Alexander BoylanEdina Realty, Inc.MinneapolisMN56.800$20,568,800.00
46Dave PhilpColdwell Banker RealtyExcelsiorMN48.700$20,237,836.00
47Mark ParrishLakes Sotheby's International RealtyEdinaMN28.500$20,224,890.00
48Benjamin FunkeRE/MAX RESULTSDuluthMN89.000$20,162,843.00
49Elizabeth SibetKeller Williams RealtyCoon RapidsMN72.000$19,904,890.00
50Randy KelloggEdina Realty, Inc.MinneapolisMN50.670$19,285,957.00
51Amy RuzickRE/MAX RESULTSMinneapolisMN72.000$19,182,429.00
52John CannyRE/MAX ADVANTAGE PLUSShakopeeMN54.000$18,881,995.00
53Paula O'BrienRE/MAX RESULTSWoodburyMN65.000$18,762,881.00
54Brian MarcusRE/MAX RESULTSPlymouthMN55.000$18,658,588.00
55Trina SolanoEdina Realty, Inc.MinneapolisMN63.900$18,040,570.00
56Michael GrossRE/MAX RESULTSMinneapolisMN56.000$18,039,959.00
57Brent AndersonRE/MAX LAKES AREA REALTYNisswaMN66.000$16,808,900.00
58Eric SamsReal Living Messina & AssociatesDuluthMN55.000$16,794,977.08
59Laura Lee BergerColdwell Banker RealtyLakevilleMN57.500$16,678,385.00
60Lisa AshKeller Williams RealtyOtsegoMN58.000$16,373,304.00
61Leonard ChuteEdina Realty, Inc.MinneapolisMN105.340$16,283,027.00
62Leslie FlugstadCENTURY 21 Vista, Inc.Fergus FallsMN69.000$16,218,401.00
63Greg PetersonEXIT REALTY NEXUSOak GroveMN54.000$15,965,167.16
64Jeremiah BouleyRE/MAX RESULTSElk RiverMN64.000$15,678,438.00
65Beth RichardsonRE/MAX RESULTSSt PaulMN50.000$15,640,098.00
66Rachel ScarrellaEdina Realty, Inc.MinneapolisMN61.750$15,571,244.00
67Jodi OlsonCENTURY 21 AtwoodDuluthMN56.000$15,450,701.00
68Angela PetersenKeller Williams RealtyLittle FallsMN71.150$15,031,424.00
69Genny McCuenRE/MAX PREMIER REALTYWorthingtonMN76.000$14,959,550.00
70Sue BottRE/MAX PRODIGYTwo HarborsMN58.000$14,568,028.00
71Matthew JohnsonKeller Williams RealtyWoodburyMN53.800$14,423,155.00
72Benjamin HanfKeller Williams RealtyEaganMN54.450$14,163,774.25
73Meghan OlsenKeller Williams RealtyCoon RapidsMN53.000$14,159,936.00
74David WidellRE/MAX ADVANTAGE PLUSBlaineMN52.000$14,064,940.00
75Brenna FahlinReal Living Messina & AssociatesDuluthMN68.000$14,006,619.58
76Pamela WattersRE/MAX RESULTSNorth BranchMN59.000$13,681,749.50
77Timothy FreelandEdina Realty, Inc.MinneapolisMN50.890$13,264,670.00
78Cenia BadilloRE/MAX RESULTSMinneapolisMN55.000$13,069,300.00
79Jennifer CisewskiEdina Realty, Inc.MinneapolisMN83.250$12,974,702.00
80Josh HuglenColdwell Banker RealtyRochesterMN55.300$12,957,857.00
81Debra QuimbyRE/MAX RESULTSRochesterMN52.000$12,908,800.00
82DeeDee FisherRE/MAX RESULTSSaint CloudMN61.000$12,876,671.00
83Alicia LokkeReal Living Messina & AssociatesDuluthMN62.000$12,585,957.50
84Aaron JonesColdwell Banker RealtyRochesterMN58.300$12,567,525.00
85Nicole StoneRE/MAX RESULTSWayzataMN54.000$12,407,544.00
86Bradley HetlandKeller Williams RealtyWoodburyMN51.750$12,207,840.00
87Linda StollColdwell Banker Preferred PartnersPerhamMN64.000$12,164,687.00
88Tricia KroeningRE/MAX RESULTSDuluthMN50.500$11,961,225.00
89Scott UllandRE/MAX RESULTSAustinMN86.000$11,843,832.00
90Steven BackstromColdwell Banker Preferred PartnersPelican RapidsMN51.750$11,490,025.00
91Nathan CampionCENTURY 21 Moline Realty, IncCambridgeMN64.000$11,465,577.00
92Deanne FuroReal Living Messina & AssociatesTwo HarborsMN54.000$11,412,377.50
93Jeff CampbellBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate All SeasonsBeckerMN56.000$11,338,800.00
94Mark DickinsonCENTURY 21 Dickinson RealtorsBemidjiMN66.000$11,053,200.00
95Randy MeierhofferEdina Realty, Inc.MinneapolisMN53.900$10,887,350.00
96Paula JacksonRE/MAX LAKES AREA REALTYAlexandriaMN50.000$10,775,981.66
97Dan TerrellRE/MAX DYNAMIC AGENTSMankatoMN71.000$10,524,196.00
98Jarett MickelsonReal Living Messina & AssociatesTwo HarborsMN66.000$10,323,505.42
99Jeanne TondrykColdwell Banker East-West RealtyDuluthMN55.000$10,208,235.00
100Jake HuglenColdwell Banker RealtyRochesterMN51.500$10,178,575.00
101Kelly MeyerKeller Williams RealtyCaledoniaMN70.250$10,058,580.00
102Nancy SlettenBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Advantage Real EstateOwatonnaMN52.000$9,970,375.00
103Renee BaerenwaldEdina Realty, Inc.MinneapolisMN59.220$9,345,680.00
104Pamela GilhousenColdwell Banker Northwoods RealtyGrand RapidsMN56.500$9,071,305.00
105Zachary RognessRE/MAX TODAY'S PROPERTIESLitchfieldMN54.000$8,377,330.00
106Jennifer WalshKeller Williams RealtyAustinMN52.000$7,991,083.98
107Nicole BjergaEdina Realty, Inc.MinneapolisMN56.250$7,739,075.00
108Rachel HulsRE/MAX RESULTSHutchinsonMN77.000$7,735,230.00
109Joyce KrenzCENTURY 21 Red Shoe RealtyNew UlmMN63.000$7,604,400.00
110Joel HartmanEXIT LAKES REALTY PREMIERCrosbyMN52.250$7,363,612.00
111Cynthia RogersEdina Realty, Inc.MinneapolisMN59.340$7,037,497.00
112Lisa EvansRE/MAX PROPERTIESAlbert LeaMN69.000$6,691,944.00
113Sean McDonaldRE/MAX LAKES AREA REALTYLongvilleMN52.000$5,588,526.00
114Jeffrey TollefsonRE/MAX ADVANTAGE PLUSBlaineMN54.000$4,760,400.00
115Casey ScrignoliReal Living Messina & AssociatesDuluthMN57.000$2,375.00

Methodology:

Applicants submit an application; the fee does not guarantee placement. An individual must have closed at least 50 sides OR $20 million in sales volume in calendar year 2019. All supplied figures need to be based on closed residential business for calendar year 2019. Figures submitted can be for closed transaction sides and/or closed dollar sales volume. Applicants must submit verification including business tax returns. The local or state Realtor association must confirm the data.

When an agent represents both sides of a transaction, both sides are counted. When one side is handled, only one side can be included. Co-listings count as one-half of a transaction; referrals are not included.

All residential sales of 1 to 4 unit buildings, including single family, condominium and co-op units and lots sold for residential uses are included.

REAL Trends carefully reviews related websites and other sources to ensure the accurate description of individual sales (as opposed to team or brokerage sales).