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Our Mission

To create and promote:

  • Opportunities for Personal Growth
  • Change and Innovation
  • A Fun, Fulfilling and Respectful Environment
  • Positive Experiences for Customers and Communities

At Coldwell Banker Burnet, full service is our time-honored tradition.

Professional independent sales associates are highly experienced, they have extensive knowledge of the housing market in this region, and they are committed to providing you with a full-service real estate experience. They will work with you through every stage of the home buying and selling transaction and assist in finalizing the details through our convenient in-house mortgage, title, relocation, concierge, and closing services. For you, that means peace of mind.

Customers tell us that they rely on their independent sales associates and appreciate a full-service, results-oriented approach. Coldwell Banker is proud that for more than 35 years, we have been exceeding customers' expectations and successfully helping them find the home of their dreams.

Our Rich History

Coldwell Banker Burnet was founded in Minneapolis in 1973 and rapidly expanded throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area.   In just seven and a half years, the company became number one in residential real estate in Minnesota.

In 1991, the company was recognized by Real Trends newsletter as the third largest independent real estate broker in America.   In 1994, the company received the upper Midwest region Entrepreneur of the Year award in recognition of its successful growth.   In 1995, the United Hospital Foundation honored company founder Ralph Burnet with the Service to Humanity Award for his commitment to the community and the substantial charitable contributions generated by the Burnet Senior Classic, a company-sponsored Senior PGA Tour event.

In February 1998, Burnet Financial Group was sold to NRT, LLC and began operating under the Coldwell Banker banner.

Today, Coldwell Banker Burnet is a leading full-service residential real estate company and is affiliated with nearly 1,700 independent sales associates and 25 offices that serves home buyers and sellers throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. These outstanding sales associates have extensive knowledge of the neighborhoods, communities and market trends in this region and are well-known for providing professional, superior service to their customers.

Our success is the result of a strong commitment and dedication to customers, as well as a full range of home-related services that allow the independent sales associates to streamline your buying, owning, and selling experience. Customers benefit from convenient, one-stop shopping, including nationwide homes sales and home finding, mortgage financing, title insurance, relocation, concierge services, the Coldwell Banker Home Protection Plan, and personal insurance services. Plus we offer an array of specialized luxury home marketing services through our industry-leading Previews® - Distinctive Homes® Division.

It’s no wonder that home buyers and sellers have turned to Coldwell Banker Burnet for their real estate needs for 40 years.