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Edina Realty Realtor® Receives Community Involvement Award from the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS®


Bendickson receives recognition due to his dedication and services to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter.



Edina, Minn. – Dec. 21, 2011 – LeRoy J. Bendickson, a REALTOR® with Edina Realty's 6800 France Ave. Edina office and a resident of Mahtomedi, Minn., was honored with a Community Involvement Award from the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS® (MAAR).

"We here at MAAR would like to thank you for your dedication and commitment through our Community Involvement Award, where we recognize MAAR members who give back to the community," said Brad Fisher, MAAR president. "It is a way for all MAAR members to be made aware of and be inspired by other members to reach out and give back to their communities."

Bendickson will receive the Community Involvement Award on January 19 at MAAR's annual Installation Dinner. He will be recognized along with four other MAAR members.

A REALTOR® with Edina Realty since 1992, Bendickson has raised nearly $1 million for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter. Over the last 20 years, he has completed 24 150-mile rides and led many bike teams, including his 251-strong "Real Estate Riders" team, in the MS Society's two-day, 150-mile race.

Bendickson's "Real Estate Riders" consistently ranks among the top three teams in raising funds for the MS Society's Minnesota Chapter. But Bendickson says he's not about to quit yet. "Raising funds for MS is a lifetime journey for me," he says.

For more information on Edina Realty, to get in touch with LeRoy Bendickson or another REALTOR®, or to view homes for sale and property listings, visit www.edinarealty.com or the mobile website, m.edinarealty.com.

Edina Realty, a subsidiary of HomeServices of America, is one of the nation's largest real estate companies with approximately 60 real estate offices throughout Minnesota and Western Wisconsin and 2,100 REALTORS®. Edina Realty's family of companies includes Edina Realty, Edina Realty Title and Edina Realty Mortgage. Edina Realty handled nearly 25,000 transactions and $5.3 billion in sales volume in 2010. For more information, visit www.edinarealty.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter: facebook.com/EdinaRealty and Twitter/Edina_Realty.

Established in 1887, the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS® (MAAR)is the leading regional advocate and provider of information services, research and education on the real estate industry for brokers, real estate professionals and the public. With more than 9,000 members, MAAR is one of the 25 largest local REALTOR® associations in the nation and serves the Twin Cities' 13-county metro area and western Wisconsin. MAAR is also the leading regional advocate and provider of information services and research on the real estate industry for brokers, real estate professionals and the public. For more information, visitwww.mplsrealtor.com.


Get more information, or schedule an interview:

Gena Henrich, Edina Realty952.928.5069genahenrich@edinarealty.comPaul Maccabee, Maccabee Group612.337.0087paul@maccabee.com



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