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Tom Edelstein and Coldwell Banker Burnet offer a true one-stop-shopping opportunity for home buyers and sellers. These services include the professional coordination of the home search, property marketing, negotiation of purchase or sale, and details of closing. For properties of special merit, Tom and Coldwell Banker Burnet offer the unique resources of our Distinctive Homes division. Tom also offers home financing through PHH Home Loans, title insurance and closing through Burnet Title, and the services of Burnet Insurance, Burnet Relocation and Burnet Property & Rental Resources.

Complementing Tom Edelstein and his 40 years of Real Estate experience, Tom's personal team of Real Estate professionals include experienced specialists in home buying, home selling, marketing, financing and closing.

Business Philosophy

Tom’s mission and purpose is to provide, “Truly Remarkable Service” to his clients. Because of his belief in this mantra, three generations of many St. Paul families have selected Tom to be their Trusted Advisor for all of their Real Estate needs.  His  “client-for-life” philosophy is achieved time and time again by delivering “Truly Remarkable Service.”

Tom thrives on his personal interaction with clients.  He believes that consistent communication is the key to a positive real estate experience.  By really listening to what his clients say, Tom is able to determine their individual needs and wants and he creates a winning strategy to achieve their goals.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in the St Paul, Mendota Heights or Eagan areas, Tom is your person.  An honest, trustworthy, professional, knowledgeable and successful Realtor is what you will get when you choose Tom Edelstein.

Tom Edelstein is the best at what he does .  Through the years, Tom has consistently been the #1 Realtor is St. Paul and he is in the top 1% of all Coldwell Banker agents nationally each year.


Tom understands today’s complex real estate market and the purchase process from start to finish.  Tom is always on the cutting edge of emerging real estate technology – it is one of his strengths.

Visit Tom Edelstein's personal Web site for more information about Tom's unique approach to both traditional marketing and innovative Internet marketing.

Industry Affiliations

  • National Association of REALTORS®

  • Minnesota Association of REALTORS®

  • Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS®

  • Graduate Realtor's Institute (GRI)

  • Coldwell Banker Burnet President's Elite
  • Professional Experience

    Joins Coldwell Banker Burnet 1999


    TOP 1% of all Coldwell Banker Agents Nationally 1999      

    TOP 1% of all Coldwell Banker Agents Nationally 2000 

    TOP 1% of all Coldwell Banker Agents Nationally 2001           

    TOP 1% of all Coldwell Banker Agents Nationally 2002           

    TOP 1% of all Coldwell Banker Agents Nationally 2003            

    TOP 1% of all Coldwell Banker Agents Nationally 2004           

    TOP 1% of all Coldwell Banker Agents Nationally 2005          

    TOP 1% of all Coldwell Banker Agents Nationally 2006            

    TOP 1% of all Coldwell Banker Agents Nationally 2007            

    TOP 1% of all Coldwell Banker Agents Nationally 2008         

    TOP 1% of all Coldwell Banker Agents Nationally 2009

    TOP 1% of all Coldwell Banker Agents Nationally 2010

    TOP 1% of all Coldwell Banker Agents Nationally 2011

    TOP 1% of all Coldwell Banker Agents Nationally 2012

    TOP 1% of all Coldwell Banker Agents Nationally 2013


    Education & Awards

  • Licensed 1974 Graduate of the Realtors Institute (GRI) 1974
  • Chatham Professional Counseling 1975
  • Tom Hopkins Champions Unlimited 1976
  • Realtor Designation 1977
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) 1980
  • Accredited Buyer Representative(ABR) 2000


    Personal Background

  • Born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Married to Randy Edelstein (celebrating 29 year anniversary)
  • Two children: Henry (25 years) and Elisa (21 years)


  • Testimonials

    “We would like to thank you and commend you on a job well done in representing us in the sale of our St. Paul home. You brought fresh ideas and options to market our home, worked with first-rate professionalism and your customer service was fantastic. Your negotiation skills with prospective buyers and their representatives provided us with a very positive outcome in the sale of the home. As a result of our experiences, we would gladly recommend you to anyone looking to sell or buy a home.”
    * Mark and Gretchen Skarohlid

    “Joan and I wanted to thank you and your team for the outstanding work you did in selling our home. Your advice, marketing skills and years of experience were invaluable. You attended to every detail in a professional manner and helped successfully guide us through the challenges of preparing, selling, buying and closing on our old and new homes. The exceptional real estate acumen, capabilities and positive encouragement of Team Edelstein were indispensable. You were professional, polite and considerate throughout the entire process. We will strongly recommend you to our friends and family.”
    * Jim & Joan Taylor

    "I want to thank you for all that you did to sell my home. From beginning to end, photos, video, to staging, it was all taken care of. It was done in a true professional manner with an eye to detail. I was surprised how fast the house sold. I knew that by hiring you, it wouldn't take long. I will recommend 'Team Edelstein" to all I know to handle their needs. Whether buying or selling, the 'Team' can really make a difference. You're the best!"
    * Cantor Mitchell Kowitz

    "This was the 2nd home we have bought/sold through Tom Edelstein. He listens closely when you are talking about what you want in a home. Tom's knowledge of the St. Paul area is second to none. We would definitely recommend Tom Edelstein and his team to anyone looking for a real estate agency with integrity, knowledge and personal service."
    * Tari & Marshall Gifford

    Mission Statement

    “Getting Real” with Tom Edelstein means Real service, Real negotiation skill and Real results. Tom’s knowledge of the real estate process will ensure a smooth, successful transaction.  Whether you are buying or selling, Tom’s 40 years of real estate experience provides the necessary skills to negotiate the best results for you.

    When it comes to buying or selling a home, having a Realtor you can trust will make all the difference.  Tom has a strong sense of ethics, and he understands that earning and maintaining your trust is essential.

    Tom values his client’s time and will be very responsive to your questions.  Tom, along with his team of highly trained associates will be at your side throughout the entire buying or selling process and will provide you with detailed information to help you make the best choices.

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