Edina Realty, the largest residential real estate company in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, announced today that president Sharry Schmid has been recognized as one of the 2017 Minnesota Business magazine “Women Who Lead” Honorees. The 48 honorees, chosen for using their expertise and voice to empower, mentor and support others, will be featured in the January/February issue of Minnesota Business magazine and was recognized at an award ceremony on January 18, 2018.

Since becoming president of Edina Realty last June 2017, Schmid has dedicated herself to providing the most up-to-date tools and resources, with a goal of making it easier for agents at the company to do business. As president of the brokerage firm, Schmid provides guidance, mentorship and direction to the company’s 75 sales offices and more than 2,400 REALTORS®.

Pleased with Schmid’s much deserved recognition, Greg Mason, CEO of Edina Realty Home Services, said, “With over 21 years of experience with the Edina Realty Home Services family of companies, Sharry has unique insight into the demands on real estate agents to provide their clients with expertise, technology tools and round-the-clock support in an increasingly complex and competitive industry.” Mason said that Sharry uses her expertise to make sure Edina Realty’s agents are empowered to navigate the ever-changing landscape of today’s real estate industry so they can deliver the best experience possible to Edina Realty clients.

Schmid also has a unique opportunity to collaborate with other executives of leading real estate companies nationwide to share best practices, thanks to Edina Realty’s parent company, HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. HomeServices of America has more than 41,000 real estate professionals operating in 30 states and the District of Columbia.