Dawn Ohnstad

Sales Associate
Coldwell Banker Realty
201 Lake St Unit 100
Wayzata, Minnesota 55391


We use marketing for the 21st Century with cutting edge technologies and a wide social media reach.

About Me

In concert with our Brokerage, Coldwell Banker Burnet, we go above and beyond what you would expect from your agent. To be simple:1) Social Media broad reach using Facebook, Facebook Fanpage, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube2) Certified Staging services at no extra charge3) Professional of your home to be broadcast using Social Media, Zillow, Trulia,, and4) Patent Pending QR sign board to promote video to mobile apps5) Over 45 years of combined experience6) Members of the prestigious Previews-Distinctive Homes Division6) Highest level of ethics, professionalism and communicationIf you meet us, you will 'Like' us!THE WAY WE HELP YOU SUCCEED
Our business philosophy is simple:We believe you will need a team in today's market to accomplish your real estate goals in the best way possible. You, as a Buyer or asa Seller, will be an active part of that team effort:1) Trusting your agent's professional counsel2) An experienced and skilled agent (Us!), doing our job for you and going the extra mile3) Coldwell Banker Burnet's immense network of collaborative networking agents4) A top notch lender5) A reputable Title Company to close the transactionWHAT ARE OUR QUALIFICATIONS?
Jim Ohnstad:as a real estate Broker/owner of Coldwell Banker Action Realty in Faribault for 25 years managed agents, rental properties and a mortgage business. As a Broker he adds the strength and wisdom of many years to the team. Jim also specializes in developing and providing creative financing for qualified buyers through Contract for Deeds.Dawn Ohnstad:Licensed in 2004, Dawn has become known throughout the Coldwell Banker Burnet community of agents as the leader in the use of technology for Real Estate. Her use of videography has gleaned over 11,000 views to date on her YouTube Channel and this is only growing. She is also a Certified Home Stager and holds her Certification in Residential Construction. She has earned the designations of GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert), ePro (technology). Finally, Dawn is a CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) which is the only certification in the industry based upon both curriculum and production.Along with their assistant, Dana Schrempp, also a licensed Realtor, this full service team has all the tools to provide the highest level of service and expertise! Basically, we rock!GET TO KNOW US PERSONALLY
Dawn has lived in the twin cities for 30 years, in Edina, Orono, Medina, Independence and now, Minnetonka. Even though she originally hails from Chicago, she considers herself a true Minnesotan. She has four grown children and six grandchildren (pictures provided on request only!). Dawn was formerly an accomplished equestrian in Hunter/Jumpers, but now enjoys golf in her leisure time.

Skills & Specialities

  • Luxury Homes
  • New Construction
  • Buyer Representation
  • First-time Home Buyers
  • Relocation
Professional Stager - provided at no extra charge to our clients. Our goal is to help you get your property positioned to obtain the highest price the market will bear. A critical component in today's market. We attempt to do this at little or no cost using your furnishings and belongings to optimize the look of the property for the photos seen by potential buyers.
Contract for Deed Financing- an unusual offering. We can sometimes qualify and finance the buyer who for reasons of hardship can
Global Luxury
Luxury Homes


CRS, (Certified Residential Specialist - this is the only professional designation for Realtors which includes a minimum amount of successful transactions to qualify.
Partners with my husband, Jim Ohnstad, we share over 35 years in the industry. I have lived in the Western Suburbs of the Twin Cities for more than 30 years.
Dawn's patented QR Code sign the SnapCap brings her video tours to life through the consum
ePro. this is the designation that makes Dawn the technology expert that she is!

Awards & Honors

International Diamond Society


  • English


CRS-Certified Residential Specialist-This is the only professional designation in the industry and is earned through a rigorous educational curriculum in addition to proven and verified productivity.
Certified Stager- one of the most important components when selling. We provide this service at no extra charge to our clients.
CDPE-Certified Distressed Prope
ePro-designees possess the highest level of education for realtors in the use of the internet for marketing and communication of all kinds.
Luxury Property Specialist

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