30 Under 30 Honorees of 2011

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Angela VanEman
Salesperson, ABR, SFR
American Way Realty
American Way Realty,
510 Long Street Suite 104
Mankato, MN
United States
Individual volume: 
$8.5 million
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She has been on 36 listing appointments and never left without a sign in the yard and a contract in hand.

VanEman has the confidence of someone who’s learned her trade over a lifetime; in fact, she started going on listing appointments with her mother at the age of five. "I liked the idea of working hard and being able to reap the benefits of that," she says. After college VanEman worked in New York for more than a year in leasing and then sales but moved back to Mankato in 2009 to team up with her mom. Over the years she has honed her craft, adding social media components to the company’s marketing and creating a 30-minute call-back guarantee for her clients. For others in the office, she answers tech questions and provides a weekly update on what’s happening in the industry. Her advice: Show support of businesses in your market by shopping locally.