"My wife and I started looking for our first home with Joe nine months ago. Being first-time home buyers, we were initially overwhelmed by all the homes available, but Joe did a fantastic job helping us figure out which home would be the best for us. Joe would send us almost daily emails when homes that fit our requirements either entered the market or their price changed. Then Joe was so patient as we looked at so many homes that I lost count. Finally, after so many months of looking, we found the perfect home in the perfect location, and Joe was amazing in negotiating a price that we were so happy with. I cannot say enough things about how amazing it was to work with Joe, and I would recommend him to anyone that is looking to buy or sell a home."
"Joe Houghton guided us through a complex scenario of selling our existing house in a winter market and having a company buy a foreclosure for us, then renovate it. We knew we weren't capable of taking on the purchase ourselves because it went for a cash offer and also weren't capable of a full home remodel in a timely fashion (nor would it have achieved the same fantastic result). We had to make a swift decision on whether to initially move forward with the purchase. In a short time (a day or so), this plan hatched and was completed in less than four months. It simply had to work the way it did, and it worked the way it needed to, to a tee. I couldn't have been more impressed with Joe's domain knowledge, negotiation skills, and calm demeanor throughout. There were setbacks beyond our control and highs and lows throughout the process. Having Joe's knowledge of real estate and people, his network of industry connections, his dogged perseverance (no quit in this realtor), and his calm demeanor are an asset to anyone looking to buy or sell a home."
- Mike S.
"Joe helped us sell our starter home and upgrade to a new home. He helped us decide when it was the right time to place our home on the market. Joe advised us on minor but necessary improvements that would help ensure a quick sale and outlined optional, more significant improvements that might help us increase our selling price. We never felt pressured to make a move we were not comfortable with. Immediately upon listing the house, Joe started marketing the house to drive interest and showings. He held several open houses without a complaint. The house sold quickly, and we were able to negotiate a price we were happy with."
"We also could not be happier with the purchase of our new home. Joe listened to our needs/wants and directed us to our dream house right when it came on the market. Again, there was no pressure to purchase the home, but Joe also made it clear when he thought a house would sell quickly. Joe is well connected in the industry, and when we fell in love with a house that needed serious renovation, he was able to put us in touch with people that could make that happen. Thanks to Joe, we ended up with a home that exceeded our wildest dreams but still fell squarely within our budget."
"My wife and I were first-time home buyers, and Joe took the time to help us learn the process. Joe repeatedly catered to our schedules and made himself available to look at homes. We will use Joe next time around and have no problem recommending him to anyone!"
"Hands down best realtor out there. Responsive, honest, knowledgeable, and patient. Couldn't be happier with the job Joe did. I couldn't have worked with Joe in 5 separate real estate deals on both the buy and sell side and know that he always had best interests in mind."
Selling homes in Winter You just landed your dream job in Minnesota, and while you are over the moon at the prospect, you are not so happy about selling your home in the slowest season of the year for real estate, winter. While there are many ... Read More