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We call ourselves teammates. We think you will too. “Teammates” in the home buying and home selling process. Teaming up with you to find your dream home or to sell your home for the highest price, in the least amount of time and with the least amount of hassle.
Carl Zinn - Carl graduated from Minnetonka High School and the Carlson School of Business –University of Minnesota. Carl holds the top national designation Certified Residential Broker and ranks in the top ½ % nationally with over 35 years of family relocation experience. He is active in many local youth and community organizations and has been consistently recognized as a leader in business, education and community involvement and support.
Ali Zinn - Ali has helped Carl in real estate since 1972 as well as working as a RN. Her primary job however has always been being “Mom” to their three sons - Gus, Max and Hans. Ali earned her BS in Nursing at the University of Minnesota where she met Carl. She received her real estate license in 1995 and joined Carl on a full time basis. Ali is expert in staging homes. She works with every seller to be certain their home shows well to prospective buyers.
Hans Zinn - Hans came into the real estate business right out of the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota. Hans graduated from Minnetonka High School in 1997. Hans spent summers during high school and college coaching local youth at the Lake Minnetonka Sailing School. His new passion is helping you buy or sell your home.
Max Zinn - Max has been a licensed Realtor for over ten years. Max graduated from Minnetonka High School in 1994 and the University of St. Thomas in 1998, and he also earned his CPA designation. Max’s background in finance and his knowledge of the Twin Cities area makes him uniquely qualified in helping you with all of your real estate needs. He is also a proud father of three children in the Minnetonka School District.
Jenny Zinn - Jenny joined Zinn Family Realtors in 2016 after 14 years at Seasonal Specialties where she served as an account manager and project manager. Jenny graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a degree in marketing and communications. Max and Jenny are proud parents of three children in the Minnetonka School District.

We recently received this recommendation from a valued customer:

"The Zinn family is The Best In Class team of professional Realtors that sold our home in the winter "off season" after it sat on the market for 6 months with another realtor. We were stressed out after purchasing another home in May, moving in July and then sitting on two mortgages for several months. We finally decided to make a switch in realtors and ended up with Zinn through their amazing support of Minnetonka Schools and Minnetonka Athletics. They came in as a full service selling team and offered great feedback with their elite expertise in interior design, staging, real estate pricing and over all market knowledge. They are extremely connected with other realtors and families both in the area, and those who were relocating to our area. We had more open houses in the first three weeks, than we did all summer with our previous realtors and very quickly had interest from a qualified buyer. They marketed our house in an beautiful, assertive, and professional manner- they definitely invested in selling our home. They actually made selling our house a fun experience for us! Once we had the best offer, they were all over making sure all the details were considered and finalized every aspect of closing the deal. They not only are the best in their field here in the Minnetonka and Western suburbs in selling homes quickly and for great value, but they are a really great family who we will consider friends forever. They didn't look at us as a number or a dollar sign, but really treated us with very special attention and made the entire experience a delightful one. We just wish we signed up with the Zinn family in the first place! Carl, Ali, Max, Hans and Jenny are now our realtor of choice for any future moves- buying or selling- Plus we give them our highest recommendation to our family and friends.

Thank you, Zinn Family! Thank you! Hunter, Jodie and Terry"