Sheila Holley Named "Emmy" Award Winner

Kim Lewis Named 2015 Emmy Award WinnerEdina, Minn. - Dec. 18, 2017 – Sheila Holley, a REALTOR® in Edina Realty's Brainerd sales office, was honored with the Edina Realty Emma L. Rovick Memorial Award, or "Emmy" on Dec. 12 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.

Holley has been with Edina Realty since 2003 and has been a Realtor for more than 30 years. She is described as the consummate professional, serving on most every Realtor committee at the local and state associations and on boards of directors at the local, state and national levels.

Holley currently serves on the executive board of the Minnesota Association of Realtors (MAR), is chair of ethics and arbitrations hearings and works on several committees.

At the national level, she has served on committees for Professional Standards, Commercial, and Membership Policy and Board Jurisdiction.

Holley is a past president of Greater Lakes Area Association of Realtors and was named Realtor of the Year in 1996 and 2015. She was also named the MAR Realtor of the Year in 1998.

Outside of real estate, Holley is active in veterans issues. She is a past president of  the Pequot Lakes American Legion Auxiliary, serves on the Post 49 Honor Guard and serves as a crisis counsellor for veterans in need. She is an active commissioner on the Pequot Lakes Economic Development Committee.

“I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Sheila for the past 30 years,” said Brainerd office manager Jim Eisler. “Her energy, passion for our industry, and most importantly, her representation of Edina Realty, is second to none. Emma Rovick would be proud of her accomplishments.” 

"Sheila is a shining example of how to build a real estate business while also working to build a better community through service, both to her fellow Realtors and the community at large,” said Sharry Schmid, president of Edina Realty.

Each year, Edina Realty agents and employees nominate their colleagues for the Emmy Award, and out of nearly 50 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 nearly 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 33,000 real estate transactions and $8.7 billion in sales volume in 2016. 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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