Carl, Ali, Max, Hans & Jenny

Carl, Ali, Max, Hans & Jenny

Zinn Family Realtors
Coldwell Banker Burnet
19400 HIGHWAY 7
Excelsior, MN 55331-9133

Zinn Family Realtors

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. Our Mission Statement is “to be a reliable source of accurate information about one of your most valuable assets, your home”.


Carl Zinn – Founder and Team leader

With career sales of over one billion dollars, Carl has been the outright leader in the greater Minnetonka market area for many years.  Up until the year 2000, Zinn Family Realtors was pretty much only Carl, with some occasional help from Ali and their three sons, Gus, Max and Hans.  Today, with the additions of Max Zinn and Hans Zinn, Zinn Family Realtors continues to specialize in the Minnetonka school district and has sold twice as many homes in the Minnetonka School District than any other realtor.

Carl graduated from Minnetonka High School and the Carlson School of Business – University of Minnesota. He holds the top national designation Certified Residential Broker and ranks in the top ½ % nationally with over 40 years of family relocation experience. Carl is active in many local youth and community organizations and has been recognized as a leader in business, education and community involvement and support.  He has been the “Person of the Year” for the South Lake Minnetonka – Excelsior community and Zinn Family Realtors has been awarded the Business Excellence Award by the South Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce for “Outstanding service to clients and unwavering commitment to quality in the Lake Minnetonka Community”.  Carl’s leisure time is spent racing sailboats with the Minnetonka Yacht Club.  He is a second generation past Commodore of the MYC.


Ali Zinn – Co-Founder – Zinn Family Realtors

Ali has helped Carl in real estate since 1972 as well as working as a RN in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and in-home health care for Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Her primary job however has always been being “Mom” to their three sons – Gus, Max, and Hans.  Ali grew up in Benson, Minnesota and 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 an expert in staging homes. She works with every seller to be certain their home shows well to prospective buyers.


Max Zinn – Buyer and Seller Services for Zinn Family Realtors

Max has been a licensed Realtor since 2003. He joined Zinn Family Realtors after a five-year career with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Public Accountant where his clients were some of the largest financial companies in Minnesota. 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 and his wife Jenny live in Greenwood with their daughters Lucy (9), Addy (6) and son Augie (4).  Max spends his non-real estate time coaching and helping with his children’s activities.  He too is an avid racer at Minnetonka Yacht Club and serves on the board of directors for the Lake Minnetonka Sailing School.


Hans Zinn – Buyer and Seller Services for Zinn Family Realtors

Hans came into the real estate business right out of the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota. Most realtors get into the business later in their career but Hans “liked what he saw” and wanted to be a realtor from the beginning. Hans graduated from Minnetonka High School in 1997. While attending the University of Minnesota, Hans was a founder and four year member of the University of Minnesota Sailing Team. Elected as team captain during two years, Hans’ team won the Midwest Championships and represented the University in two National Championships. Hans spent summers during high school and college coaching local youth at the Lake Minnetonka Sailing School.  He continues to be involved in the Lake Minnetonka community as a Director of the Minnetonka Yacht Club. His passion is helping you buy or sell your home.  Hans and Amy and their daughter Heidi (1) live in Deephaven.


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