If you ask him, Joe Houghton will tell you there is no career he would choose over real estate. A full-time Realtor, he has been in the business since graduating with a degree in Business Management from St. John's University 18 years ago. Today, 1600 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.
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.
If you love what you do success naturally follows, and Joe is 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's other accolades include recognition as a Super Real Estate Agent (2011-2019) 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 are also Quality Service Certified and a Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource agent. Although Joe appreciates having his work as a Realtor recognized, the award that means the most to him is the 99.5% approval in customer satisfaction.
Joe brings his experience, his passion for the business, and his integrity into play with every client. He is the perfect resource for buyers when they require help in choosing the location that fits their individual or family needs. A Twin Cities native, Joe has lived in several communities himself and knows the neighborhoods, schools, parks, 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.
When he lists a home for sale, nobody tells the story through marketing better than Joe. From the use of high quality photos to interactive online tours, blog posts, and drone photography when warranted, he has all the skills and tools to showcase your home at its best. He promotes his listings on the 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.
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 and tennis. He also enjoys honing his digital and social media marketing skills. His latest project is a podcast he launched a few months ago called The Minnesota Influence. It’s another way he gives back to the community by helping local entrepreneurs and non-profits tell their story.
Joe and his team are everywhere you need them to be. From chic Uptown or trendy Downtown to the family-oriented neighborhoods in both Minneapolis and Saint Paul, and stretching out to the suburbs, Joe’s knowledge is invaluable. Also well versed in digital and social media marketing, you’ll find him on all the major social media platforms as well as Zillow and Trulia. Joe takes great pride in his website’s state of the art search engine. His blog provides timely information for both buyers and sellers and is one of the best in its niche for the Twin Cities.
You won’t find a more agreeable guy. Please reach out to Joe with any questions about real estate or the Twin Cities. Here is where to find him.
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