Brad Wadsten Named “Emmy” Award Winner

Edina, Minn. - Dec. 12, 2019 – Brad Wadsten, a REALTOR® in Edina Realty's Brainerd sales office, was honored with the Edina Realty Emma L. Rovick Memorial Award, or "Emmy," on Dec. 11 at a special luncheon for the award winners.

Established to honor company founder Emma Rovick, the "Emmy" Award is given annually to two people: One employee and one real estate agent who exemplify Edina Realty's core values of honesty, integrity and commitment.

Brad joined Edina Realty in 2003 and is currently an agent in the Brainerd office. Over the years Brad has been an excellent student of the business. He has grown personally in his business, included his son Matt on their team and consistently earns the level of Chairman’s Circle, Edina Realty’s highest sales award.

In addition to his commitment to customer service, Wadsten is also a good steward of his community. He’s invested time and resources with the Brainerd High School Construction and Trades program and is a mentor and contributor to the Brainerd High School Warriors FIRST Robotics team. He is the former treasurer of the Greater Lakes Association of REALTORS® and is the incoming president. Additionally, he serves on the Northstar Regional MLS agent advisory committee.

Wadsten’s nomination read, in part: “Brad represents the core values of the company and is a great ambassador for the Edina Realty brand. He is a great sounding board and resource for regional knowledge when I’ve had clients searching in the Brainerd lakes area. Brad is extremely professional, thoughtful, respectful of others, involved, forward thinking and a great team player! Always willing to help, offer an opinion, and be a friend and mentor, I am proud to know Brad and very proud of what he represents.”

"Brad’s success is far greater than his impressive sales record,” said Sharry Schmid, president of Edina Realty. “Brad is a positive influence within his community, within our company and within the real estate industry. His commitment to help others achieve success matches his willingness to serve his clients.”

Each year, Edina Realty agents and employees nominate their colleagues for the Emmy Award, and out of 40 nominees this year, one agent and one employee were selected. Award winners must excel in customer service, leadership, team building and/or make significant contributions to the company or industry.


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About Edina Realty: Edina Realty is a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and a wholly-owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc. It is one of the nation’s largest real estate companies with more than 75 real estate offices and about 2,400 REALTORS® throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Edina Realty's family of companies includes Edina Realty, Edina Realty Title, Edina Realty Insurance and Edina Realty Mortgage. Edina Realty also offers Edina Realty Home Warranties through HSA Home Warranty. Edina Realty closed more than 32,000 real estate transactions and $8.9 billion in sales volume in 2017. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook; and Twitter.


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Gena Henrich, Edina Realty952.928.5069genahenrich@edinarealty.comPaul Maccabee, Maccabee

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