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John Wanninger
Number 1 Real Estate Agent in Edina.

Professional Experience

John T. Wanninger leads the JTW Partners Group at Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty located in Edina, Minnesota. Specializing in luxury residences and condominiums, John has been a top-producing Edina and Minneapolis real estate agent for 35 years with more than $2.5 Billion in sales volume. John has been representing home buyers and sellers in Edina, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, and other surrounding areas in the Twin Cities Metro since his career began. He has extensive knowledge within the Twin Cities real estate market.

John Wanninger has been providing exemplary real estate service since 1987 and is consistently selected and ranked as one of the market leaders within the Minneapolis and Edina residential real estate community. Moreover, John is dedicated to providing clients with high quality service and unwavering attention to pursuing their best interests. He combines his expertise, detailed work ethics, and in-depth knowledge of the real estate market, with the distinguished Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty full-service marketing team to achieve success for his clients.

John is one of the top-producing real estate agents in the United States and the #1 selling agent in Edina over the past decade. John was ranked the number 1 real estate agent in the state of Minnesota for residential sales volume in 2023 in the 18th annual “RealTrends The Thousand” rankings as published in the Wall Street Journal. He was ranked 180 out of more than 1.6 million individuals in the United States, placing him in the top 0.0114% of agents nationwide. Moreover, he is among the top 100 agents worldwide with Sotheby’s International Realty.

John has been named a “Super Realtor” by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine for many years, and is recognized in Who’s Who of Real Estate. By providing a personal, boutique-style service, John has represented some of the most exclusive and stunning homes in the Twin Cities Metro, as well as landmark projects such as the Residences at the Westin Edina Galleria, ELEVEN (designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects), and The Terraces on France.

Real Estate Development

Not only does John Wanninger help sell and buy luxury homes in Edina, Wayzata, Minnetonka, and the greater Twin Cities, he also works in the commercial side of real estate. John has handled sales and marketing for landmark projects like the Westin Edina Galleria Hotel & Residences, The Lofts at International Market Square, The Ivy + Hotel Residences, Cloud 9, Sexton Lofts, ELEVEN, The Terraces on France, and more multi-family residential and hospitality projects.

The real estate agent/developer relationship has forever changed. The future requires agents to bring a wealth of insight and intimate market knowledge, adding value to developers from concept to closings. John Wanninger is also a partner in WMG Partners, a unique group of agents with a track record of success in multiple projects spanning the last few cycles that transcends into a full range of services for developers. WMG Partners offers a customized platform of services for developers. From the initial stages of site selection, pro forma, and entitlements, his optics allows his developer partners unique insight into the ground floor of the market.

John offers a wide variety of services including site selection, revenue projections, capital consulting, legal/condo documents, architectural planning, branding & identity, marketing/sales, and contract administration.

Part of the Edina Community

John Wanninger has lived in Edina, Minnesota for the majority of his life. He attended Edina High School and received his B.A. in Finance from the University of Arizona. Soon after, he married a high school friend, with whom he shares two daughters. His family resides in Edina. John and his family are involved in the community in countless ways, including sports, charity, schools, and the Edina Country Club. John’s kids are the third generation of Wanningers to grow up in Edina.

Organizations and Groups

John Wanninger spends most of his free time pursuing a few passions and serving as a member of several organizations and groups. John serves on the board of Literacy Matters, an organization focused on closing the literacy gap utilizing the latest in technology, based on the IBM Watson AI platform. Moreover, he served on the board of the Aquajets Swim Club for 10 years as President. Aquajets is a member of USA Swim and Minnesota Swim, with approximately 400 competitive swimmers. In addition, he coached his daughter’s hockey teams for many years.

John is a co-founder and host of the Vintner Ball, a charity wine tasting benefitting Second Harvest Heartland, which has raised more than $1,700,000 for the food shelf since 2005. Furthermore, he is a Partner of Twin Cities Angel Investors. Finally, he is a certified member of the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors.

Honorable Recognitions

One of Minnesota’s top producing real estate agents since 1987

#1 Selling Agent in Edina (Multi-Year Winner)

Ranked among top 1% of Realtors in the United States

Career Sales Volume of $2 Billion+

Annual Sales volume $50 Million+

Super Real Estate Agent (Multi-Year Winner)

Recognized by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine

Recognized by Who’s Who of Real Estate


John Wanninger’s specialties include: Buyer’s Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Consulting, Real Estate Development, Single-Family Homes, New Construction Homes, Commercial Real Estate, Residential Real Estate, Multi-Family Residences, Luxury Properties, and Land.

Service Areas

John Wanninger has been representing home buyers and sellers since 1987. Furthermore, he is an industry veteran selling real estate in a variety of areas. John sells Edina homes, Minneapolis homes, Wayzata homes, Excelsior homes, Minnetonka homes, St. Paul homes, and homes in other areas surrounding the Twin Cities.


Lakes Sotheby’s Edina Office: 3217L Galleria, Edina, MN 55435

North Loop Lakes Sotheby’s Minneapolis Office: 221 North 1st Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Lakes Sotheby’s Wayzata Office: 202 Superior Boulevard, Wayzata, MN 55391

Phone: 952-240-7600 | Email:

About Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty

In a world of massive organizations with a vast array of services, there is room for a specialized real estate company with the highest level of integrity and professionalism, and high level attention to our clients and relationships. The most talented real estate professionals sought out a more personal setting and joined Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty. Their goal is to create a dynamic new business driven exclusively by clients’ needs. Our agents consistently work with the most discerning clientele and most desirable properties.

Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty is a market defining brand showing strong international growth. Our strength lies in our formula: straight, to the point and still personal. We are fast and effective. We combine strategy with flair. There are few things that distract us. This approach enables us to have an environment in which our customers feel that we only have eyes for them. Above all else, we have hired the best; our staff and agents – their energy, creativity, dedication, imagination, teamwork and integrity – is our key asset.

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