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Best of the Lakes Area Real Estate Company

This is part of a series articles highlighting winners in the Echo Press Best of the Lakes Area contest. For a full list of winners, look for our Best of the Lakes Area publication in newsstands around Alexandria or in the "Magazine Rack" section of

Counselor Realty

"Find your home. Love your Community. Counselor Realty."


211 Broadway St., Alexandria

Counselor Realty has been in Alexandria since 1983. The office is in a red house on the corner of Broadway Street and Third Avenue. The house has been home to Erick Erickson (1915), owner of Alexandria Boat Works; John Olson (1921), who operated Hotel Frances and a front yard gas station; and Florence Richards (1973), who operated a beauty shop out of the house and leased the front yard to Alexandria Monument Works.

That sense of history connects the real estate agency to the community.

"Our team of Realtors knows and loves the Alexandria community, its people, lakes, farms and neighborhood," said company president Sandy Jackson, in explaining why she thinks people voted her business tops for local real estate. "Counselor Realty is invested in real estate and we are invested in you."

Jackson said the company has 19 Realtors. Of that, 13 are broker/owners and six are agent/owners. In addition, there are two office staff members. Four agents joined this past year. The company also expanded its digital marketing presence the past year and is developing a new website for 2018.

Counselor Realty offers complimentary market analysis, real estate counseling and a friendly office staff. The Realtors have 300-plus combined years of experience.

"Our Realtors are committed to attaining the highest level of education in the real estate industry so we can provide expertise you can count on," Jackson said.