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Ryan Platzke
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Office: 952-949-4786
Text Message: 651-335-3912
"Growing up in small town, your word and reputation are everything,” says Ryan Platzke. For him, property has always been his honest passion. After graduating first in his class at Ferris State University with a degree in Real Estate Sales and Marketing, Ryan dove headfirst into the industry and took on a role at Coldwell Banker Burnet’s Eden Prairie office in 2002. Nearly sixteen years later, the rest is history.

As co-owner of the #1 Coldwell Banker team in Minnesota, Ryan has earned a host of accolades over the years and is currently ranked in the top 1% in the area’s total marketplace, with over $1 billion in sales volume to his name.

What else sets him apart from the average agent? For starters, Ryan’s tech-savvy approach to real estate ensures competitive results for his clients, an asset that is an absolute must in today’s booming market. His focus on market knowledge and people-first service means his style is comprehensive, results-driven, and relatable. Along the way, he never loses sight of the people at the heart of every transaction. "I’ve built my business on the Golden Rule, treating others as I’d want to be treated,” he says. "I do what’s best for my clients and I like to help, making things streamlined and stress-free throughout the buying and selling process. I’m committed to our team being the best at what we do. We always go the extra mile and we always deliver on our promises.”

Beyond his personable approach, Ryan’s earned close to two decades of first-hand experience in the industry. As he helps clients navigate the waters of homeownership, he offers an insider’s wisdom and insight, serving as wise counsel along the way. Likewise, Ryan makes an effort to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to real estate trends and fluctuations, so that there are no surprises around the bend unaccounted for.

With an elite, top-ranking track record that extends beyond a decade, Ryan has carved out an impactful, positive legacy in the greater Twin Cities real estate scene—and the best is still to come. "I live in and love this area, and I also love its people. As old-fashioned as it may sound, I still think of myself as a smile and handshake guy. My word really is my bond and I have built my reputation on it.”

Client Reviews

We would like to thank you for selling our home. We were very pleased with the outcome.
All of you were a pleasure to work with. You were responsive and professional. We are very satisfied customers.
We wish you the best of continued success!

– John & Kris Flesch
Our home was premarketed well to quickly identify potential buyers. We had an offer within one day our listing went live. Ryan has a complete team that assists with everything from staging to final close and is personally involved with the process as well. He is available to answer questions and follows up on calls well. We have friends that have had similar great experiences as well.
– Greg Parish
We had a good experience with Ryan during what can be a stressful time. Ryan helped walk us through our transaction and held our hand a bit when we needed it. Ryan was very knowledgeable and we felt he knew our area very well. I would recommend Ryan to anyone ( especially to those in the Eden Prairie and other Southwest Metro areas).
– Todd Hanneman
I met Ryan after my house was on the market with a previous realtor for several months. I was discouraged, confused and strapped with a high mortgage after my divorce. Ryan stepped in and saved the day! He was very patient, knowledgeable about the industry and had all the right networking mechanisms in place. He worked extremely hard to sell my house which was poorly marketed initially and on top of that the market had just spiraled downward. This was a very emotional time in my life as I had already built another home but could not move in until the current home sold. One month prior to my house selling I lost my newly built home to a non-contingent buyer. The kids and I were devastated! Ryan pulled through again. He found us a beautiful home in the same development with even more up-grades than the house we built. This would not have been possible had it not been for Ryan’s excellent negotiating skills! Ryan is an exceptional realtor and with his wonderful staff behind him there is no team more qualified to handle your real estate transactions! Hire the best first. Hire Ryan!
– Lynn Gilbert
We have had the unique opportunity to utilize Ryan in two relocations, both moving to Minnesota and out of Minnesota. Ryan’s enthusiasm, professionalism and attention to detail made the sometimes stressful selling and buying experience much less daunting than it would have been without his help. In buying a new property, he was very observant to our wants and needs, previewed properties and didn’t waste our relocation weekends showing us homes we wouldn’t be interested in. He has the great ability to understand quickly what we liked or disliked, and offered a professional opinion instead of not really having much to say, as many brokers do. He has up-to-date and in-depth knowledge of the local real estate market. As far as selling our home, Ryan’s sales strategies have been very helpful to us and has given us confidence in the decisions we are making to sell our home.
– Larry and Colleen Caplan
We loved having Ryan as our Realtor. He has helped us to purchase two homes, and each process was truly enjoyable. His professionalism and knowledge of the real estate business are beyond superior, we always felt as though he was genuinely happy to make time for us. We appreciated his prompt communication, and the time he took to be sure our questions were fully answered and understood. He continually impressed us by overstepping the traditional responsibilities of a Realtor, and not letting us settle for homes that were less than perfect. Most importantly, we were consistently surprised by his intuitiveness! He truly knew what we wanted, and needed, better than we did. Simply put, Ryan is amazing. He the ONLY Realtor we will ever use, or recommend.
– Matt and Dana Dolan
Ryan is a great realtor. His skills and abilities, combined with his focus on customer needs, made the most of our time and money on the purchase of our new home. And when we have referred him to others, they have also reported positive experiences. We trust him whenever the subject of real estate comes up.
– Jeff and Geneva Sorum
Ryan helped us sell our home in early 2015. We were under a tight timeline and he helped us price our home appropriately so that we were able to get good traffic in the winter months. He also actively marketed the home to realtors and maintained consistent dialogue with (potentially) interested parties. We ended up with multiple offers on our home within 2 months of listing and w/Ryan's negotiation skills we are confident that we received the best price for our home. We closed within 3 months of listing. Overall, very positive experience working with Ryan and would recommend him to other homeowners looking to sell!
– Abigail Schuler
My wife and I were in a major time crunch to get our home sold because our new home was built ahead of schedule. We needed someone with area expertise and the ability to move quickly. Our mortgage broker recommended that we contact Ryan. After a brief discussion, he was ready to get the home listed. It was photographed, staged and ready for sale within a few short days. AND he had it sold within a few weeks! We were able to make it into our new home on time without having to move twice because of Ryan. We couldn't be happier
– Ryan Mason
I have purchased 4 homes and my experience with Ryan was the best, bar none. From the moment I contacted Ryan until the closing of my home he was a pleasure to work with. Actually more than that. Ryan was a source of information and support. He kept in regular but unintrusive contact and allowed me to process all the options that were presented to me. When life got in the way and provided more than the usual amount of stress he was always available with a ready ear or email but always maintained a professional relationship. I could not have anticipated or asked for a better realtor. He never once tried to persuade me to purchase a home I felt was out of my comfort zone, even though I had qualified for a larger mortgage. I found this reassuring and only added to his professionalism. To top it all off, my kids (ages 4 and 6) adored him. This made going to his office and home shopping easier and more enjoyable. I would not hesitate to recommend Ryan Platzke to anyone in need of a realtor. His experience in navigating the real estate maze was superior. I am grateful that Ryan was by my side.
– Kelly Boss