Joe Houghton, Transparency and Integrity (Minnesota Property Group) Real Estate Agent



Joe Houghton
Transparency and Integrity
location_on Plymouth, MN — Minnesota Property Group
RE/MAX International Inc.
Get to Know Joe Houghton

The Minnesota Property Group offers the best in Twin Cities Real Estate services and resources. Best Minnesota Real Estate Agent  Joe Houghton, the team leader of The Minnesota Property Group, offers experienced, honest, and practical advice and negotiation strategies. With over 20 years of experience in Minneapolis and St. Paul real estate, the Minnesota Property Group promises a full-service experience that will educate, advocate, and deliver.

The Minnesota Property Group has helped buyers, sellers, investors, banks, and relocation companies sell and purchase homes throughout the Twin Cities Metro area with a 99.5% premiere satisfaction rating. Throughout the Twin Cities Real Estate Market, you will be hard-pressed to find a team of realtors more devoted to meeting their client's needs. The Minnesota Property Group founder Joseph Houghton understands what his clients need and want in urban and suburban homes, condominiums, townhomes, and multi-family homes and promises to meet the needs of his clients as if he were buying or selling his residence.


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Why I started Selling Real Estate


The Minnesota Property Group, deeply rooted in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, and the Twin Cities region, excels in showcasing the finest aspects of urban living. This includes a mix of high-end and cozy dining spots, a vibrant economic scene, a rich and historical arts community, professional sports teams, an abundance of educational institutions across the metro, plus numerous parks, lakes, and rivers for outdoor aficionados. Their expertise is invaluable, whether you're looking in the fashionable Uptown or Downtown locales, or in family-friendly areas such as Bryn Mawr, Linden Hills, Kingfield, Carag, Ecco, Tangletown, Diamond Lake, or Lake Nokomis.

Their proficiency extends to St. Paul and its surrounding suburbs. The group's experience in the trendy Cathedral Hill neighborhood positions them as equally knowledgeable about St. Paul's real estate market. Joe, a key member of the team, is well-versed in every St. Paul neighborhood, ranging from the riverside charm of Mac-Groveland, to the historic Crocus Hill and Cathedral Hill, the bustling downtown, and the culturally diverse Dayton´s Bluff and North East areas.

The Minnesota Property Group is eager to cater to all your real estate needs in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or downsizing, they are ready to assist you in your journey. Let the Minnesota Property Group guide you to your next home! Top Realtor Remax Results


Top agent in Company sales 2011 and 2012.  Minneapolis & St. Paul Magazine Super Agent honors 2011-2018. One of Remax Results Top Real Estate Agents 2012-2018.


Relocation, Internet Marketing, Selling homes fast, Fierce Negotiator, Home buyer Representation.

Katie P
Thanks to Joe and his commitment to our needs, we have been able to find the perfect home to raise our family. His steadfast drive made us feel like we were his only client. However, his knowledge and expertise proved that he knows what he's doing! He's not the kind of agent that's just trying to push through to the next client, we never felt rushed and we always knew that he had our interest at heart through the entire process.
Joe Houghton was a great realtor. He was very knowledgeable around locations and safe areas along with the quality and condition that the houses are in. He was also flexible and wanted what was best for his client instead of just trying to make a sale. I would recommend Joe to anyone! Thank you Joe!
Raleigh M
We've worked with Joe for nearly two years - first to sell our home and then nearly a year to find the perfect new home - and he never grew tired of our extremely picky taste and ever-changing minds. He is a consummate professional, ultimate negotiator and truly knows the Twin Cities area and all there is to know about real estate. I would gladly and highly recommend him to any prospective client.
Brian Pastarr
If I ever sell another house, I hope Joe is still in the business to help me. He was always very patient with any questions I asked. I never once got the feeling I was a pest. He went the extra mile, even after my house ran into title problems and we had to take it off the market till those were resolved. He was alwasy available. He is someone I would like as a neighbor. He was and is very fair in his negotiating as well. He helped me sell my house, then buy another. I almost want to do it again. Sign him up and you will not regret it.
Evan M
Joe is 100% dedicated to real estate and that's what I appreciate about him. He is always up-to-date on MLS activity and calls with a list of potential properties. He is familiar with different banks and knows how to best write offers on foreclosures. Joe is reliable and active and that makes for a great real estate agent
Michael S
Joe 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 a to make a very quick decision on whether to move forward with the purchase initially. In a short period of time (a day or so), this plan hatched and was completed in less than 4 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, as well as 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.
Rebecca 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 as to minor but necessary improvements that would help insure a quick sale and also outlined optional more significant improvements that might help us increase our selling price. We never felt pressure 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 to the market. Again, there was no pressure to purchase the home but Joe also made it clear when he thought a house would be sold quickly. Joe is highly connected in the industry and when we fell in love with a house that needed serious rennovations, 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.
Nick P
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 definitely use Joe next time around, and have no problem recommending him to anyone!
Carl R
Hands down best realtor out there. Responsive, honest, knowledgeable and patient. Couldn’t be happier with the job Joe did for us. I have worked with Joe in 5 separate real estate deals on both the buy and sell side and know that he always had MY best interests in mind.
Pete S
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.
Dylan M
Joe was always available and very knowledgeable in helping my fiancee and I buy our first home. We loved working with Joe and highly recommend him for all future Home buyers in the Twin Cities.
Clint S
Available and helpful. Joe made buying our first home as stress free as possible and was there to answer all of our questions. He helped us find an inspector and directed us to our lender. We couldn't be happier.
Sasha B
Joe was a great in helping us purchase our first home. He was available whenever we needed something or had questions, and made the process much less stressful than I thought it might be.
Michaela Kocon
Joe was fantastic to work with. He continuously went out of his way showing us listings. Joe worked around our schedule, and accomodated us in so many ways. We ended up with the EXACT house we wanted, and couldn't be happier!
Mike H
Joe is my Realtor and I just have to express my gratitude for this kind, diligent man. He was consistently working by my side preparing my house to sell and helping me purchase a new home for my family. We were faced with many issues in selling a older home in this economic times. I don’t think that it would be sold now if I had any other Realtor working with me. Joe was professional with his suggestions, patient in his expectations, and always respectful of my time. He was involved over and above what I would have expected in making sure the contractors [who were working on my home] finished their job to code, which was sometimes very frustrating for me because of their lack of following through on the job. I felt Joe always had my back covered. Joe is reassuring and calm. He found a wonderful buyer who waited patiently until the time of closing. I am sure this was due to Joe's encouragement to the buyer that this sale would indeed go through. The sale was made as simple for me as possible and I am grateful it is done. Thank you Joe, for seeing me through this. I do thank God for the blessing of this hard working man of integrity in my life. With gratitude, Mike K-H
Jessica H
Joe Houghton did a wonderful job in selling our home in a tough market, working for us to receive a fair price, AND was diligent in helping us to find the right home for us. As an experienced seller's agent, he was able to give us helpful advice about smart, economical upgrades to complete prior to listing our house and reassured us that some of the upgrades we were considering were not necessary. He was patient with us as the sellers and the buyer as we went back and forth, coming to an agreement. He made sure he was available and always returned our calls in a timely manner. As far as purchasing a home. Joe gave us good insight into neighborhoods and school districts that we were looking at. He was not pushy, but worked well with us as we identified homes that we thought deserved more of our attention. He always brought a pragmatic voice to the table, warning us about potential money pits. Ultimately, we found a fantastic home in a great neighborhood with all of the things that are important to us. I would recommend Joe without reservation.
John Z
Joe was absolutely wonderful in the process of selling our house as well as finding a new home. He seemed to never stop working for us. Anytime we had a question or concern he was right there to awnser his phone and take care of any problems. He did alll the leg work through out each of the processes that came about. He more than once went the extra mile to help us out for instance he put together a spreadsheet that gave all the contacts and numbers of the people we needed to get in touch with to turn off our utilities, cable, waste, everything was all done for us when we moved out. He made an extra trip to our house after we had closed to grab a couple items that were accidentely left at the house and picked them up for us. Joe made us seem like we were his only clients even though I am sure he had hundreds of things going on.
Jessie Z
This agent helped us sell our current home and buy a new home in 5 months and the whole process was a lot easier than I expected. He helped us the whole way through the sale and purchase to ensure we had everything done in time. I would highly recommend this agent because he is always available and he has great knowledge and expertise in realistate.
David L
Joe has been more than impressive in just the few weeks working with him to list our property. He has a great wealth of knowledge and experience and relays it in the most objective manner so we can feel comfortable and make our own decisions. We have absolutely no reservations that Joe is able to market our home to the fullest and highly recommend him as an agent.

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