Minnetonka is a lovely suburb west of Minneapolis with a population of over 51,000. The city includes an eastern portion of Lake Minnetonka, one of the state’s largest lakes, and draws lake enthusiasts from miles around. Preserving the natural resources of the suburb is a priority for city development and evident with a multitude of beautiful parks, trails and ponds.
Serving mainly as a residential suburb, the city is served by three public school districts—Minnetonka, Hopkins and Wayzata—as well as private and parochial schools. There are many options for community recreation for all ages at the civic center complex, Williston Fitness Center, Minnetonka Ice Arena and beaches. Summertime activities also include festivals, a farmers’ market and theater, music and movies in the parks. In winter, there is opportunity for skating and hockey at the ice arena and a fun-filled Kids’ Fest with ice carving competitions, dog sled rides and more.
Business is thriving in Minnetonka with companies such as Carlson Companies, Cargill and UnitedHealth Group. There are also opportunities for new business in this upscale, family-friendly community and its bountiful heritage of refined style and respect for the environment.
If you’ve been thinking about buying or selling a house in Minnetonka, Minnesota, here is our recommended list of the top 10 real estate agents in Minnetonka. They have years of experience and knowledge of the local market to guide you through your transaction. Contact one or more of these top 10 agents for an interview today!
Here is the list of top 10 real estate agents in Minnetonka:
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Jason Kraemer, the lead agent of the Kraemer Team at Keller Williams Classic Realty NW, has been successfully representing buyers and sellers for around 17 years. He has ranked in the top two percent of realtors in the Twin Cities for his total transactions and volume.
Jason’s experience and skill have left many happy clients in the area. They say he is honest, friendly, knowledgeable, reliable and responsive. He takes his professional development seriously, earning designations such as Graduate of the Realtor Institute, Accredited Buyer’s Representative and E-Certified. Clients appreciate this expertise and frequently recommend Jason to other prospective buyers and sellers. Contact Jason Kraemer >>
Randy Kellogg, who leads the Randy Kellogg Real Estate Group at Edina Realty, not only grew up in the Minneapolis metro area, but has also worked in real estate for more than 18 years. This has allowed him to build a large store of knowledge and experience, which he brings to each experience with a client.
Randy is driven in his work by his passion for real estate and the pleasure he takes in helping people find their dream home. Randy’s clients highly recommend him, saying he understands their situations and goals and calling him “top notch” and “a breath of fresh air.” Contact Randy Kellogg >>
Cari Ann Carter leads her Edina Realty group with the knowledge and experience gained over more than 20 years in the business. Cari Ann and her team consider themselves experts in the whole Minneapolis/Saint Paul market—Cari Ann herself has lived in the Twin Cities for 35+ years.
Cari Ann and her team tout their mastery of social media, using Facebook, Instagram and Twitter along with traditional techniques to extend their marketing reach. Edina Realty has ranked Cari Ann among the top three percent of sales agents. Clients have called her a “great client advocate” and “amazing to work with.” Contact Cari Ann Carter >>
Kurt Peterson of RE/MAX Advantage Plus is driven by his passion for the real estate industry. He values the connections he makes with a wide variety of people. With 15 years of experience, he can provide the knowledge and comfort with the home buying and selling process that help his clients to feel comfortable.
Kurt now works with Zach Skattum in the Peterson Skattum Realty Group. Both partners value hard work and care deeply about giving their clients a great experience. Clients have called Kurt an “essential piece of the puzzle” in their real estate experience, and cite his “dedication and genuine care.” Contact Kurt Peterson >>
Greg Anderson of RE/MAX Advisors West has been helping home buyers since 1985. He has raised his family in Carver County and loves the community. Gregory is a certified Graduate of the Realtor Institute and has been designated a Seniors Real Estate Specialist for work with clients above 50 years of age. Contact Gregory Anderson >>
6. Chris Fritch
Chris Fritch, leader of the Chris Fritch team at Keller Williams Classic Realty, has over 30 years of experience in real estate and prides himself on holding his team to high professional and ethical standards.
Chris has a number of professional designations, including CRS, GRI and CCIM, and he can help clients with buying, selling, acreage, commercial real estate and even building. The team’s motto is “Creating Opportunities, Changing Lives,” and the team considers real estate to be a vocation. They see home ownership as an embodiment of security and stability as well as a path toward freedom and financial opportunity. Contact Chris Fritch >>
7. Joe Weinzetl
Joe Weinzetl of the Freedom Home Team with Greater Midwest Realty touts his team’s ability to get quick results and maintain great communication with clients. The team’s mission is to provide the best customer service possible, whether clients are buying or selling, by treating each transaction as if it were their own.
Joe watches the market closely, making sure clients have the newest and most up-to-date information. His clients say he will “bend over backwards” for them, and that, “It felt good to have someone who WANTED to help.” They also appreciate that he shares his knowledge and educated opinions in a way that makes them feel like they are his top priority. Contact Joe Weinzetl >>
Nick Leyendecker of Leyendecker Realty is a 19-year veteran of the real estate industry whose team calls itself a “boutique, luxury real estate agency.” REAL Trends has ranked him among the top 25 realtors in Minnesota for units sold. He has also achieved the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation from the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.
With his extensive experience in the luxury market, Nick and his team have sold properties collectively worth over $250 million. He complements his agency’s earnings with philanthropy, sponsoring a number of causes locally and beyond. Leyendecker Realty’s slogan is “Get the Edge You Deserve.” Contact Nick Leyendecker >>
For Donavon DesMarais of Keller Williams Realty Elite, residential real estate is a family business; since 1956 his family has owned a brokerage in Minnesota. Donavon also has a background in construction (having worked for his brother’s company) and in communications and psychology from his college years.
The DesMarais team has access to bundled real estate programs and services via Keller Williams, and his team has partnered with other companies through the Trusted Allied Vendor Network to help connect his clients to services such as moving, financing and inspections. His clients say he makes the process easy and is “reassuring and confident.” Contact Donavon DesMarais >>
10. Michael Severin
Michael Severin of RE/MAX Results works with his wife LaDawn as the Mike Severin Team. Michael go into the business of real estate in 2005, after working with clients as a mortgage loan officer and as a branch manager. This history gave him a solid foundation in the financial complexities of real estate transactions.
Michael touts his emphasis on finding properties to fit his clients’ own criteria, rather than trying to further his own agenda. Clients have called him “terrific to work with,” “accessible,” and “honest,” and point to his skills in negotiation and communication. Contact Michael Severin >>