Sharlene Hensrud

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Sharlene Hensrud

“My mission is to serve my clients with honesty and integrity, exceeding their expectations in service and support… and to help others by donating a portion of every transaction to Habitat for Humanity.”

Professional Experience

A licensed Realtor since 2000, I also draw on my diverse background to provide the highest level of customer service and satisfaction. With past experience ranging from teacher to framing store/art gallery owner to marketing and corporate business development, I have the ability to provide support for nearly any circumstance. Highly intuitive, I am at my best helping find the best solutions for your unique situation… whether it be buying your first home or moving from the home where you have lived most of your life.

Education & Affiliations

  • ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative)
  • CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert)
  • CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
  • PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor)
  • e-PRO (Certified Internet Professional)
  • green REsource (eco-friendly practices)
  • Old Home Certified
  • GRI (Graduate, Realtors Institute)
  • SFR (Short Sale Foreclosure Resource)
  • SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist)
  • 55+ Certified Senior Real Estate Advisor
  • RE/MAX Hall of Fame
  • MPLS ST PAUL Magazine Super Real Estate Agent Award every year since 2008 for outstanding client satisfaction
  • MINNESOTA MONTHLY (magazine of Minnesota Public Radio) Best Real Estate Professional
  • Graduate of Concordia College, Moorhead, MN


I enjoy my Wednesdays Unplugged… when my husband and I cook and welcome our two grown children and their families for dinner and ‘family night’ every week. I also love singing, movies, travel, the theater, art, music, reading, walking and exploring with my camera.

Words Clients Use to Describe Sharlene

My approach is personal, straight-forward and honest. My clients have used the words below to describe working with me.

very patient, professional, personable, detailed, unbiased opinion, knowledgeable, compassion, integrity, dedication, hard-working, honest, friendly, responds, no pressure, informative, expertise, communication, timely, amazing, genuine, trust, resourceful, kind, a Godsend


Myers Briggs Personality Type

INTJ – imaginative and creative thinkers and problem solvers – Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Judging

My INTJ-ness has been tempered by living with and learning from my ENFP husband for more than 50 loving years!

“Strengths Finder 2.0″ – Tom Rath

Sharlene’s Strengths according to Strengths Finder: Connectedness – Input – Intellection – Achiever – Maximizer


We have bought and sold three homes in this lifetime. Only this experience could be called a pleasure. Someone told me that Sharlene was a “house whisperer”. ‘Don’t worry,’ I was told. ‘She will find you the home that you will love. And yes, she did. We flew in from NYC with anxiety and expectations. With seemingly infinite patience, kindness and compassion she looked past the surface and looked into our hearts and made our dreams come true.

Lisa & Paul

We hired Sharlene because we saw her in action when she sold our neighbors’ house quickly and for a good price. Working with Sharlene was a dream – she was on top of things and helped us to be as well. I was especially impressed with how she marketed our house through the use of professional photos, awesome staging and a great video that could be shared on Facebook and other social media sites. If I had a house to sell in the Cities again, I would call Sharlene without a doubt!

Cheri & Eric

Sharlene, you really listened to our needs/concerns and your knowledge about the area was super helpful for relocation. Thank you for your strong negotiation with the seller – you made a potentially difficult process go smoothly!

Holly & Dan

I moved to downtown Minneapolis from out of state. Sharlene was available, never pushy and acknowledged my concerns. She was on top of things so I never had to worry. On a scale of 1-10 with ten the best, I would have to give her a 20!!


Sharlene is the best Realtor ever. She’s there for you immediately with a reply or answer. She never pushes you into anything you don’t want. If you’re unsure exactly what you’re looking for, she has a knack for steering you to find the right home for you. Don’t let yourself get discouraged in the home buying process, because Sharlene won’t let you – she knows your dream home is just around the corner. Choose Sharlene hands-down!!!


Sharlene helped me through a difficult time in my life, selling a home when separated from my spouse. She was respectful and sensitive, and due to her expertise, guidance and thoughtfulness it was much less stressful than I expected.


You cared deeply and responded right away every time. I felt like I was your only client!


Sharlene is amazing with communication and we were so thankful for help with staging. Wow, what a transformation – we had two offers in 2 days!

Dave & Rachel

We have bought or sold nine homes over the years and Sharlene is hands down the best Realtor we’ve had.

Dwight & Melanie

Sharlene worked with us for over 2 years while we purchased a new home and sold our old one. She is truly a thoughtful, intelligent person and a talented Realtor. We love working with her!

Nick & Michelle

Sharlene provides a wonderful calm presence in the midst of the chaos of listing and selling a home. As a homeowner it’s a very stressful time, and Sharlene understands this and manages the process very well. She is also very detail-oriented which is so important. Her suggestions about how to best prepare the home for listing were invaluable. A great example was her idea for us to convert our living room fireplace from an older “gas log set” back to wood-burning. She provided references for licensed professionals and it turned out to be a very simple task. It was also a great feature in our home. I highly recommend Sharlene Hensrud.


I appreciated your value system and felt it was important to you.


Keep up the good, honest and reliable work you do. Fast response to any inquiry!


I appreciated your expertise in the townhome & condo market as I moved in from out-of-state.


I have only praise for Sharlene and her team! I was apprehensive about the process of selling my elderly mother’s townhouse, but under Sharlene’s leadership, it was swift and smooth. Sharlene’s insights and wisdom in dealing with people allowed her to make recommendations that were appropriate and effective. Her expertise and knowledge of the real estate business culminated with the speedy sale of my mother’s townhouse. Four viable offers after only four days on the market. Hats off to Sharlene and her team!


I can’t say enough about the outstanding service I received from Sharlene, selling my house after I moved to San Francisco. She went over and above the call of duty on a daily basis, acting on my behalf and guiding me into making the right decisions when I couldn’t always physically be present. I feel like I owe her additional money for being my “therapist” as well LOL. I HIGHLY recommend Sharlene, whether you’re a buyer or a seller. This process is not easy and I wouldn’t want to do it again without her help.


We’re dedicated to personalized service.

We’re here to serve you.

Did you know that the number one complaint about Realtors is lack of communication?  This really surprises us because the most consistent feedback we get from clients, Realtors, and everyone we work with is that our communication is amazing.

Communication is at the core of everything we do, and we take it seriously.

When we ask clients why they chose us over other agents online, common replies are ‘You personally answered my call!’… or ‘it was obvious your email was from a real person and not just another auto-responder’.

The HomesMSP Team is small enough to be personal, and big enough to provide coverage when needed. We pride ourselves on providing hands-on, comprehensive, and personalized service. When a client once asked if she’d be working with the same agent from beginning to end, our positive response was all she needed to say, “Let’s get started!”