Top MN Realtor Joe Houghton 

Joe Houghton, RealtorIf you ask him, Joe Houghton will tell you that he would choose no career over real estate. A full-time Realtor has been in the business since graduating with a degree in Business Management from St. John's University 20 years ago. Today, 1700 clients later, there is not a single regret. As the team leader and founder of the Minnesota Property Group, Joe loves what he does every day and works diligently to provide his clients with the absolute best home-buying or selling experience.

Mission Statement

When defining his mission statement, Joe says, "As a real estate professional, I combine my passion for the business with my genuine interest in people to serve my clients with integrity and advocate for them as if they were members of my own family." These words are the touchstone of the ethics he employs in every real estate transaction. 

Professional Distinctions

Success naturally follows if you love what you do, and Joe is a living testimony. He is a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council and in the top 1% of Real Estate Agents in the Twin Cities. Joe is also a licensed Real Estate Broker and a licensed home builder. Joe's other accolades include recognition as a Super Real Estate Agent (2011-2021) by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. Real Estate Executive Magazine honored Joe as one of the 100 top producers and most influential agents in Minnesota. He has been on the Real Trends list of "America's Best Real Estate Agents," a designation only achieved by one percent of all agents and teams nationally. He is among the top one percent in company transactions for RE/MAX Results. This past year RE/MAX INTEGRA, Midwest awarded Joe the Chairman's Club award, and the team he leads received top honors with the prestigious Diamond Club award. He is also an EcoBroker and Corporate Mobility Specialist. He holds the GRI, SRES, and e-PRO designations, is also Quality Service Certified, and is a Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource agent. 

A Value to Clients

Joe brings his experience, passion for the business, and integrity into play with every client. He is the perfect resource for buyers when they require help choosing the location that fits their individual or family needs. A Twin Cities native, Joe has lived in several communities himself, knows the neighborhoods, schools, parks, and recreational areas, and can even tell you where to get the best burgers and ice cream! By monitoring every step of the buying or selling process, he intuits potential issues and remedies them before they morph into problems. If another professional resource is required, he can recommend someone he knows will do the job well.

Passion for Marketing

Nobody tells the story through marketing better than Joe when he lists a home for sale. He has all the skills and tools to showcase your home at its best, from the use of high-quality photos to interactive online tours, blog posts, and drone photography when warranted. He promotes his listings on major social media platforms for maximum exposure. He will advise you through the process of getting your home ready for sale, an essential step towards obtaining the best price when you sell. He is an excellent listener and a consistent communicator because he believes in being open and transparent, keeping his clients informed at every juncture of the process. His goal is to make the process of buying or selling a home as stress-free as possible.

The Personal Side of Real Estate

Joe, his wife, and their four boys live in Wayzata, where he is active in his community. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and volunteers at St. Bartholomew School. Joe treasures time with his family and friends. For relaxation, he plays golf, tennis, hockey, and pickleball. He also enjoys honing his digital and social media marketing skills.

Everywhere in MSP You Want Us to Be

Joe and his team are everywhere you want them to be. Joe's knowledge is invaluable, from chic Uptown or trendy Downtown to the family-oriented neighborhoods in Minneapolis and Saint Paul and stretching out to the suburbs. Also well versed in digital and social media marketing, you'll find him on all the major social media platforms and leading real estate websites. Joe takes great pride in his website's state-of-the-art search engine. His blog provides timely information for buyers and sellers and is one of the best real estate blogs in the Twin Cities.