About Joe Houghton - Top MN Realtor

Professional Journey

Meet Joe Houghton - a passionate and dedicated Realtor® at the heart of Minnesota real estate. With over 20 years of experience since his Business Management graduation from St. John's University, Joe's journey in real estate is marked by unwavering dedication and no regrets. As the founder and team leader of the Minnesota Property Group, Joe's commitment to his clients is evident in every interaction, ensuring a seamless and fulfilling home-buying or selling experience.

Mission Statement

Joe's mission is deeply rooted in his dual passion for real estate and genuine interest in people's well-being. He states, "I serve my clients with the same integrity and advocacy I would offer to my own family." This principle is the cornerstone of his ethical approach in every real estate transaction.

Professional Distinctions

Joe's love for his work translates into notable success. His accolades include:

  • Member of the Forbes Real Estate Council
  • Top 1% of Real Estate Agents in the Twin Cities
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker and Home Builder
  • Recognized as a Super Real Estate Agent by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine (2011-2021)
  • Named among the top producers and influential agents in Minnesota by Real Estate Executive Magazine
  • Listed in "America's Best Real Estate Agents" by Real Trends
  • Recipient of the Chairman's Club award from RE/MAX INTEGRA, Midwest
  • Leader of the team honored with the Diamond Club award
  • Holds EcoBroker, GRI, SRES, e-PRO, Quality Service Certified, and Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource certifications

Client Value

Joe's extensive experience, passion, and integrity are invaluable assets to his clients. As a Twin Cities native, his deep knowledge of the area benefits clients in selecting the perfect neighborhood. He meticulously monitors each step of the transaction, proactively addressing potential issues. Joe's network of trusted professionals ensures that every need is met with expertise.

Marketing Expertise

Joe excels in marketing homes with a flair for storytelling. His comprehensive approach includes high-quality photography, interactive online tours, blog posts, and drone imagery. He leverages social media for maximum listing exposure and guides sellers in preparing their homes to achieve the best possible sale price. His commitment to open, transparent communication keeps clients informed throughout the process.

Personal Side

Joe values community and family life. Residing in Wayzata with his wife and four boys, he is actively involved in the Chamber of Commerce and volunteers at St. Bartholomew School. His hobbies include golf, tennis, hockey, pickleball, and improving his digital marketing skills.

Presence in MSP

Joe's expertise extends across Minneapolis-Saint Paul, from vibrant urban areas to family-friendly neighborhoods. His strong digital presence is bolstered by effective social media and web marketing. Joe takes pride in his website's advanced search engine and informative blog, widely recognized as one of the best real estate resources in the Twin Cities.