Leroy Bendickson Named 'Emmy' Award Winner

Edina, Minn. – Jan. 16, 2014 –LeRoy J. Bendickson, a REALTOR® with Edina Realty’s 6800 France Ave. Edina office and a resident of Mahtomedi, Minn., was honored with an Edina Realty “Emmy” award on Jan. 16 at a special luncheon honoring the two award winners.

Established to honor company founder Emma L. Rovick, the “Emmy” Award is given annually to one employee and one agent who exemplify Edina Realty’s core values of honesty, integrity and commitment, who excel in customer service, leadership, team building and/or make significant contributions to the company or industry. This year, past Emmy award winners and current nominees reviewed all of the nominations and voted for the top three finalists in both categories, and the entire company voted for the final award winners.

A REALTOR® with Edina Realty since 1992, Bendickson has led bike teams to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota chapter for more than 20 years. Bendickson’s “Real Estate Riders” consistently ranks among the top Minnesota teams to raise funds for the MS Society. Last year, his team of 225 riders raised $126,000 over the two-day 150-mile event.

In 2011, he received the Community Involvement Award from the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS® and was honored with the 2011 Good Neighbor Award by the National Association of REALTORS®.

“LeRoy has been our very own unsung hero for many years. He is an innovator and a pioneer who has demonstrated bold leadership and an entrepreneurial spirit,” said Bob Peltier, president and CEO of Edina Realty Home Services. “He’s a great example of how Edina Realty REALTORS® play a meaningful role not only with buyers and sellers, but in our community’s quality of life.”

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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 approximately 60 real estate offices and 2,300 REALTORS® throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Edina Realty's family of companies includes Edina Realty, Edina Realty Title, and Edina Realty mortgage. Edina Realty closed nearly 29,000 real estate transactions and more than $6.9 billion in sales volume in 2014. 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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