No, there’s no category for “Best Actor” or “Best Actress” — though arguably, there should be.
But the first-ever Edina Realty City Lakes Awards (“ERCL”) do recognize outstanding achievement in 17 (mostly serious) real estate categories.
Without further adieu, here are the categories and winners — all painstakingly chosen by City Lakes Manager Matt Loskota:
Rookie of the Year: Sarah Biondi
Steady Eddie Award: Jim Kantorowicz
Alexander G. Bell Award: Mark Jelinek
Mark Twain Award: Ross Kaplan
Eager Beaver Award: Vicki McGinty
Strangest Buyers: Alan Birk
Nancy Sinatra Award: Amy Michelle Freeman
Zuckerberg Award: Karla Rose
Gastronomist of the Year: Jim Cohen
Most Showings — ERCL Listings: 1) Karla Rose; 2) Ross Kaplan
Most Showings — ER Listings: Golden Valley — 1) Jacquie Day; 2) Karla Rose; St. Louis Park — 1) Budd Batterson; 2) Sheri Fine; 3) Clark Kruger
Volume: 1) Jacquie Day; 2) Kerry Bader; 3) Sheri Fine; 4) Gary Metchnek
Transactions Sides: 1) Alex Boylan; 2) Jacquie Day; 3) Karla Rose; 4) Sarah Huss; 5) Tracy Gazett
Listings: 1) Jacquie Day; 2) Alex Boylan; 3) Karla Rose; 4) Sarah Huss
Ratio Sold Listings/Total Listings: 1) Rosemary Beaurline; 2) Kathy Dick; 3) Mary Gaulke
Average Market Time: 1) Budd Batterson; 2) Ross Kaplan
Sold Price/List Price: 1) Alex Boylan; 2) Budd Batterson; 3) Sarah Huss; 4) Jacquie Day
You’ll note that yours truly popped up in three categories: “the Mark Twain Award,” “Most Showings – ERCL Listings,” and “Average Market Time.”
The one my clients (and prospective clients) should care about most is that last category, “Average Market Time” — a very fast 34 days.
By contrast, the average listing these days takes almost four months to sell.