“The real estate industry has enough go-getters,” said Lyndon Moquist, managing broker of Edina Realty Eden Prairie. “That’s why our greatest piece of advice for our agents is to be go-givers. Give our clients as much time, energy and passion as it takes to make sure their home buying or selling experiences are raving successes that lead to raving lifetime referrals. That mindset has made Edina Realty the #1 leader in Minnesota for 23 years running, and encourages us to give back to the community we’re blessed to serve and call home."
“Our go-giver spirit is embodied by the Edina Realty Foundation, which was founded in 1996 to support and improve the lives of people facing homelessness in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Thanks to our agents’ automatic donations every time they receive a paycheck, contributions from Edina Realty Home Services, and fundraising events we host year-round, our foundation has donated more than $10 million to deserving non-profits so far. "
“Giving to a worthy cause is always rewarding, but I admit to feeling even greater joy when I see that money go toward great non-profits in my hometown. That includes the Eden Prairie Foundation, which is a conduit to many philanthropic organizations around town. We donate to PROP and Second Harvest Heartland, both food shelves that have already helped thousands of families in the Twin Cities. My wife volunteers at PROP, and she says the needs for food donations and housing assistance have only become greater since the pandemic. Another of our beneficiaries, The PROP Shop, offers clothing and household items to local families in need."
“We give to several non-profits that create and provide housing, including the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, Habitat for Humanity, Onward Eden Prairie, and Church of St. Vincent de Paul, which runs a homelessness prevention program that helps low-income families pay their rent and mortgages. We also donated to Project Friendship, a community initiative that builds positive and supportive relationships in our community and provides outreach to many who are overwhelmed by home maintenance."
“I am especially fortunate to have expertise that I can give in support of our community. I’m a founding member of the Eden Prairie Foundation Housing Alliance, which is dedicated to making housing affordable for seniors, low-income families, and people who are just getting their start in life. I’m a tenured chair on the Eden Prairie Board of Appeal and Equalization, which hears tax appeals every spring. I have previously served the Eden Prairie Housing Task Force, and also facilitated Aspire Eden Prairie 2040."
“Outside of real estate, I have coached for the Eden Prairie Soccer Club for 10 years. And as a former professional trumpet player, I enjoy performing in the St. Andrew Church choir’s small brass group as well as the Eden Prairie Community Band."
“All of our agents are similarly involved in our community, whether they’re supporting it through their donations to the Edina Realty Foundation or volunteering at non-profits around town during their free time. Our go-giver attitude really is fueled by our love for all our neighbors here in Eden Prairie – and when you love what you do, the rest comes easy.”
The Edina Realty Foundation provides financial support to non-profit organizations serving homeless and at-risk individuals, children and families in communities across Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. It has raised more than $11 million since its inception in 1996.