"Growing up in a 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."