Governor Mark Dayton Proclaims John S. Smaby Day in Minnesota

EDINA, MN (Nov. 1, 2018) – John Smaby, REALTOR® at Edina Realty, will be installed as president of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) today at the NAR convention in Boston. Smaby will lead the world’s largest trade organization which represents more than 1.3 million real estate agents and advocates for homeownership.

In honor of Smaby’s many contributions to the real estate community in Minnesota and the nation, Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed Nov. 1, 2018 to be John S. Smaby Day across Minnesota.

As stated in the proclamation, “John’s mentorship of hundreds of real estate professionals throughout his career has left a lasting mark on the reputation and success of Minnesota’s housing market by ensuring every Realtor is conducting themselves with a high level of professionalism, and a personal commitment to doing what is best for their client.”

"We're proud to have John Smaby, one of Edina Realty's own, representing housing on the national level and advocating for the very important work that Realtors do," said Greg Mason, Edina Realty Home Services president and CEO. "John has a wealth of experience and will do a great job as president."

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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