Those looking to buy or sell a home, land, commercial or industrial properties, or build new in the Lakeville, Apple Valley, Prior Lake, Savage, Burnsville, Farmington, Rosemount and surrounding communities, the Emond’s can help. Jim Sr. and Jim Jr. have a combined 70-plus years experience in the real estate business and their vast knowledge through a wide range of civic and community involvement makes them the quintessential hometown team. Jim Sr. is committed to making the real estate industry the best it can be. He served six years on the National Association of Realtors Board of Directors, was president of the Minnesota Association of Realtors, and president and director of the Southern Twin Cities Association of Realtors. He’s had his Minnesota Real Estate License since 1968 and has seen all sides of the industry since then. He’s helped people buy and sell all kinds of homes. Jim Jr. has served five-plus years on the Government Affairs Committee with the Minnesota Association of Realtors and served as director with the Southern Twin Cities Association of Realtors. He has worked with and represented many custom home builders. The Emond’s are consistently ranked in the top 2 percent of the nation’s real estate professionals, based on sales volume. The Emond’s both are past recipients of the Super Real Estate Agent award by the Twin Cities Business Monthly and Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine, putting them in the top 3.2 percent of Minnesota Realtors. With all of that experience, the Emond’s show they are dedicated to their work. “We will talk you out of something, rather than talk you into something.” Jim Sr. said. “We treat people like family and look out for their best interests. We always give them the straight talk. We might be to matter of fact sometimes.” “The Emond’s and their staff went well beyond the call of duty. They were like family and friends. As out of state sellers, I can’t tell you how much we appreciated the TLC,” Bill B. said. With about 75 percent of their business coming from repeat or referral clients, the Emond’s say that comes “from doing good, clean business. Honesty and integrity are number one for us.” The Emond’s say market conditions are perfect for buyers as there are many homes for sale and interest rates at competitive levels. They are committed to helping those looking to buy their first home to closing million dollar commercial real estate deals.