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International Sterling Society 


Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Luxury Property Specialist (Luxury Specialist)

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About Sarah...

Sarah is an experienced agent with a long track record of success. Originally licensed in 1986, she has been with the Coldwell Banker Burnet Minneapolis Lakes Office since 2000. She has sold hundreds of homes from all over the Twin Cities metro area and beyond - from Brooklyn Park to Lonsdale; from Buffalo to Lake St. Croix Beach. The majority of her business comes from the heart of the metro~Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Edina.


Hard Working, Tenacious, Award-Winning
Her creative problem-solving skills and tenacity have helped her close many difficult transactions and achieve outstanding sales designations including:

  • International President's Circle
  • Diamond Society
  • Sterling Society
  • 2018 Mpls/St. Paul Magazine Super Agent


Professional Certifications and Other

  • Distinctive Homes Minneapolis Lakes Office Co-Coordinator: Promote upper bracket homes through networking and weekly meetings.
  • Minnesota Association of Realtors Professional Standards Committee Member: Strive to educate and promote professionalism in the real estate industry. 2016-Present
  • Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI): Made a commitment to provide a high level of service by securing a strong educational background.
  • Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification (SRF): Provides a framework for dealing with sellers as it relates to finance, tax, and legal aspects of distressed properties.
  • Habitat for Humanity: Lending a helping hand to Women Build & A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) helping to create more affordable housing throughout the Twin Cities and the world. Volunteer 2009-Present


Client Testimonials

"Have I ever mentioned Sarah Balestri, realtor extraordinaire? She sold my home in Edina during the worst recession and housing market known to womankind a few years ago. She's charming, witty, funny. And GENEROUS." -Susan

"Thank you very much for jumping in to help clear up the delinquent association dues on our Ramsey transaction. Your extra work was appreciated, thank you! Transaction would not have closed without the effort." -Bell Mortgage - Loan Officer Brad

"We're so grateful we had you to help us sell our house and believe no other agent could have done more to achieve the success you did. It was a joy to work with you. You made a stressful experience manageable with your calm approach to obstacles. As well as that your vast resources, skill and knowledge-and your work ethic-are the reasons we'll remember you warmly and recommend you highly." -Gaye and Terry

"I would not hesitate to recommend Sarah to anyone looking for help buying or selling a home. She is very experienced and very knowledgeable about home values in the Edina area. She walked us through the various selling strategies and provided just the right amount of leadership in that area. In preparing to sell our upscale home, Sarah partnered with Carrie Sink -- what a great pair! Everything from sale prep, staging, and pricing were transparent and thoughtfully executed. You are in good hands with Sarah!" -Matt

"Thank you so, so much for all of your hard work helping me find my new home! I'm settled in and so happy here. Thanks for being a wonderful advocate and for listening to me and answering all my questions. I could not have asked for a better realtor than you!" -Megan

"There are not words to describe how much we appreciate everything you did for us. Your expertise, patience and guidance was so awesome! I will recommend you to anyone I know that needs your wisdom." -Henry and Lori

"Sarah represented us superbly in purchasing our home. She is professional and efficient and we have recommended her to friends and family." -George

"Thanks for your help in finding a house and the effort you put in order to close promptly." -Mike and Diane