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 16 years ago. Today, 1400 clients later, there is not a single regret. As team leader and founder of the Minnesota Property Group, Joe loves what he does every day and works diligently to provide his clients the best home-buying or selling experience on the planet.
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. His accolades include recognition as a Super Real Estate Agent (2011-2017) 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 eye-popping 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 nonprofits 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.
HOMEiA has listed Joe Houghton as one of the best real estate agent in the Twin Cities, MN. Contact Joe today for a great buying or selling experience!
Before people can find you online, search engines like Google.com and Bing.com have to index your web page first. And, to get in front of your customers more often than your competition, you need to rank higher on search engines for local keywords (at a minimum) than those competitive businesses. Our SEO team will help optimize your HOMEiA profile page intelligently. This happens right out of the gate to get you on the right path and see results more quickly.
HOMEiA has local directory web pages which rank well on search engines because we continuously promote them. We provide tips and best practices to help you earn more points that can push your profile rank higher on our local directories.
As a professional, most of us have more than a handful of online profiles, and we often don’t have the time to edit, promote or track all those web pages. So, how do we effectively convert visitors on those profile pages? You will increase their perceived value of you as a professional by funneling these visitors to your HOMEiA profile page. When you optimize your online profiles toward an efficient web page, you’ll get better results—faster and easier. Your profile will showcase you in the best light and will naturally increase the chances of them choosing you as their provider.
Also, you need to attract attention—and keep it! When your potential customers are on your social media web pages, you will want to direct them to your HOMEiA profile page as soon as possible. This will avoid the very real possibility that they will be distracted by yet another picture of a cute kitten or video of an adorable baby. Nice as that is, you don’t want them distracted from their first intention, which was to look for a provider like you.
At the beginning of each month, we send you a HeatMap report to show how your visitors behaved on your HOMEiA profile page. That way, you can better optimize your web page over time.
Our digital marketing team provides tips and resources to help you maximize your web presence, exposure and effectiveness.
You can post one banner ad on your profile to promote your business or that of another provider whose business complements yours. You can get creative by sharing the cost of your HOMEiA Pro Account with that Piggyback Partner of yours.
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Congratulations on qualifying as one of HOMEiA’s certified members! Your next step is to take advantage of the many unique services we offer to you here — free with your membership. With a dedicated profile page, marketing tips and marketing support from our HOMEiA team, you can establish a professional presence for yourself for years to come. We continuously improve this website to present you in the best light.
As you already know, the first impression is everything. Here are 5 factors that, when combined, will create the best HOMEiA profile presentation for yourself as a professional.
That said, to promote yourself intelligently, here is the list of 5 things you should do to maximize your HOMEiA profile while you track results in real time. Together, these activities will help boost the credibility of your HOMEiA profile with potential clients and search engines (Google.com and Bing.com.) From time to time, HOMEiA’s team will add more insightful tips here to help you market your online profile to the max!