Tina Syrstad Named “Emmy” Award Winner

Edina, Minn. - Dec. 12, 2019 – Tine Syrstad, administrative assistant for Edina Realty’s agent development and education department, 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.

Syrstad came to the United States from her native Russia in 1991 and began her career with Edina Realty as an agent in Burnsville in 2003. She then moved on to work in relocation, handling incoming and outgoing referrals, and then to the Apple Valley office as the listing and sales coordinator.

Syrstad has a deep commitment to the community and has served in several volunteer roles, including chair of the Technology Committee of Southern Twin Cities Association of Realtors and currently, she is the co-chair of voter services for the League of Women Voters of Dakota County and serves as an election judge. She and her husband Dan have four grown children Boris, Em, Michael and Colin.

Her award nomination read, in part: “Tina epitomizes what the Emmy award is all about. From assisting agents with event and class registration, ensuring the tech at Edina U runs smoothly, setting up webinar broadcasts, to her behind the scenes extra efforts, Tina regularly goes above and beyond. Tina is a jack-of-all trades. There is nothing she won’t volunteer for, fix or tackle. Her commitment to Edina Realty is unsurpassed! She knows everyone’s name, makes everyone feel special and offers to help in any way possible.”

“Tina is a true representative of our core values of honesty, integrity, commitment and innovation,” said Sharry Schmid, Edina Realty President. “Her positive energy always elevates our efforts and she never hesitates to help out or find solutions.”

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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