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SEGC Member Spotlights

Martin DeMarte

Martin DeMarte

Housing is one of the foundations to your quality of life. Real Estate is a complex and emotional business. It can be painful at times, but the process of buying and/or selling a home shouldn’t be. As a Realtor® at Edina Realty and a member of The Banken Real Estate Team, I have access to exceptional tools, technology, support and resources to help get the job done right so you can move up, move away or move on with your life.

Martin DeMarte spent over 30+ years in the relocation industry. He has counseled families during relocations and worked closely with Realtors throughout the United States before becoming one himself.

Janet Banken has over 20+ years of real estate experience; 10+ years as a commercial appraiser and 10 years as a residential Realtor. Her attention to details and insights on the valuation side adds value to clients throughout the buying or selling process.

Sharon Habeger has been a Realtor for 4+ years and has a background in interior design; a gift to sellers when preparing a home for sale. Her positive energy brings warmth and vitality when working with clients.

When you work with the 3 of us, you have access to our full list of resources from painters to plumbers and flooring specialists to roofers. The American dream of homeownership has become more challenging over the years as lending requirements tighten. For financially stable buyers that need an alternative to a traditional mortgage, we have a source that can make owning a home happen now.

When you partner with us, you’ll get honest and expert advice throughout the process of buying and /or selling a home and all of the benefits that Edina Realty has to offer. Our business depends upon referrals from friends, family and business associates. Please contact us if you or someone you know is in need of an expert real estate resource. We will do our best to honor the trust that you have in us to get the job done right.

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Lisa Carpentier

Lisa Carpentier

Everyone, every business, has a story to tell. Who you are, what product or service you offer, why you do what you do. Fourty7th Parallel Print & Design Co. works with small business owners and solopreneurs to evaluate their environment and uncover creative solutions to spread that message.

Whether your business has permanent office space, utilizes temporary retail locations or you work mainly out of your house and car; it’s best to use that space to spread a clear and solid message. That may be in the form of logo design, print collateral, event signage, even waiting room décor.

Our team in the industry allows us to act as a hub for our clients; connecting them to the specific spot on the wheel that best fits their project’s unique goals. All while avoiding unnecessary markups, keeping the branding consistent and navigating the logistics of the printing industry.

At Fourty7th Parallel, we understand the creative elements are only one aspect of your branding strategy. We also know people do judge books by their covers, wines by their labels and companies by their marketing material and signage. Fourty7th Parallel strives to help businesses put their best foot forward in every first impression.

Website: 47thparallel Graphic Design and Marketing. Please direct inquiries to

Good Quotes

“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” — Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s Corp.

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison