Real estate sales is a field known for notoriously high turnover, and a brutal attrition rate: something like 90% of all new agents last less than two years.

So, it really says something that nearly half of all Edina Realty agents and employees have been with the company for more than 10 years, qualifying them for “Legend” status (and a nice awards luncheon followed by a national speaker each September — at least in non-Pandemic years).

That kind of continuity and stability also goes a long way towards explaining why Edina Realty** has been the #1 Twin Cities broker for the last 20 straight years.

Veterans and Newbies

The long list of Edina Realty veterans includes yours truly, at 18 years.

Wanna guess where that puts me in seniority, out of some 76 agents in the Edina Realty-City Lakes Office?

Try, only 20th place — a relative newbie.

Topping the list: consummate pro (and personal friend) Karen Antone, who’s been with Edina Realty for 44(!) years (Karen joined when she was 8 years old 🙂 ).

Congrats, Karen! (and all the other Legends).

**Edina Realty Home Services is the parent company of Edina Realty.

See also, “What a Realtor Statue Would Look Like*“; “2014 Edina Realty Legends Lunch“; and “2013 Edina Realty Legends Lunch.”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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