Joe Schutt, ABR®, CRS, e-PRO®, GREEN
Broker Owner, Unit Realty Group
“I know the local market, I understand my clients’ needs and I work tirelessly on their behalf,” says Joe Schutt, REALTOR® broker/owner of Unit Realty Group and 2016 Greater Boston Association of REALTORS®’s REALTOR® of the Year.
Joe’s keen aptitude for listening uncovers what his clients’ wants and needs are to formulate a winning plan in order to achieve their desired real estate goals. He developed this expertise through 20+ years of business management and time spent training and coaching others in the area of customer service.
Having worked with hundreds of buyers and sellers, Joe has helped individuals and developers to buy and sell real estate from modest to ultra-luxurious in neighborhoods like Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and South End and in cities like Cambridge, Somerville, and Lexington. Joe’s guidance has enabled his clients to discover new markets, to develop new ways of thinking about real estate, and to achieve their lifestyle/business goals. This experience has given him an amazing ability to see what must happened to make transactions come together. An expert in relationship development, Joe draws upon his professional network to produce unprecedented success for his clients.
A native of Massachusetts, Joe initially joined Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty in 2003 and co-founded Unit Realty Group, a local Boston-based boutique brokerage, in 2012. Before establishing himself as a real estate professional, Joe worked in the fields of retail banking and investment management. He went on to earn the REALTOR® designation in 2004 and has subsequently earned the Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer Representative®, e-Pro® and Green designations from the National Association of REALTORS®.
Professionally Joe has been recognized for industry excellence and currently serves or has served on the board of directors for the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR), Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® (GBAR), and the Massachusetts Chapter of Certified Residential Specialists (CRS) as well as President of CRS for 2014. Joe is also involved with and has chaired many committees within the local REALTOR® organization including Technology, Education, Strategic Planning, Communications, Business Development, and most recently Professional Standards Committee, Social Media Task Force, REALTOR® Political Action Committee Trustee, and Young Professionals Network for GBAR and MAR. Joe has also served on the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Board of Directors as well as the Diversity Committee and RPAC Participation Council. JoeSchutt.com received an industry design excellence award from the MAR in 2008. Joe won the GBAR REALTOR® Spirit Award in 2011 has been a finalist for the GBAR REALTOR® of the Year award in 2011-2014 and received the REALTOR® of the Year award in 2016.
Despite having been recognized as a “top ranked” agent Joe finds time to be involved in the community throughout Boston. Currently he is member of the Neighborhood Association of Back Bay, Beacon Hill Civic Association, and on the Board of Directors for Boston Cares. Additionally, Joe has held executive positions within the Boston Main Streets program, The Common Canine, and the Boston Dog organization. Also, be sure to check out his “Adopt-A-Dog” videos from the Animal Rescue League of Boston at blog.unitboston.com.
As anyone who knows Joe can tell you, he is driven by his passions. Topping that list are a marked love for Boston, helping and meeting new people, white glove service excellence, green and sustainable living, his friends and community and his miniature schnauzer, Irving. If life wasn’t already busy enough Joe finds time to participate in a thought leadership role on various blogs including his own and the many real estate focused communities on and off-line, Co-Director of the Inman News’ Ambassador Program, organizer of RE Bar Camp Boston, trains other agents and consults with other brokerages. Additionally his opinions have been quoted in Financial Times, The Boston Globe, Boston Homes, Cambridge Homes, REALTOR® Magazine, and on National Public Radio.
Local Association: Greater Boston Association of REALTORS®
Website: www.joeschutt.com, www.UnitBoston.com, and www.URGcommUNITies.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/joe.schutt and www.facebook.com/UnitRealtyGroup
Twitter: @JoeSchutt and @UnitBoston
Instagram: instagram.com/joeschutt and instagram.com/UnitBoston