About Joe


Joe Grunnet, the founder of DRG, has a district focus on the Minneapolis Condo Market that can’t be rivaled. While he may be a Chicago-area native, Joe felt immediately at home in downtown Minneapolis due to its electrifying spirit paired with the stylish condos and lofts indigenous to the area. Since DRG opened its doors in 2007, Joe has passionately committed to showing others what he’s experienced for himself: Minneapolis is the perfect setting to live, work, play and build meaningful relationships.Joe’s enthusiasm for the urban market coupled with his desire to be a true resource for those seeking the ultimate metropolitan lifestyle is the basis for his mission provide expert guidance to buyers, sellers, landlords and renters. Joe has assembled a team of genuine specialists who truly understand all facets of making the most of living – and owning – the downtown dream.

Aside from his role as DRG’s owner, Joe works closely with both buyers and sellers on a daily basis. This hands-on approach has created an environment for DRG to thrive. DRG has an average sales growth rate of 23.4% over the last 5 years, DRG ended 2018 with a sales volume of $141,038,237. This growth has helped Joe and DRG to confirm their status of the #1 Market Share in Minneapolis. In addition, DRG has also led over 15 successful Condo projects over the last 11 years. Most notably, DRG was able to tactfully reposition The Ivy Residences Project to ensure that all properties sold.

Through DRG’s commitment to give back to the community, they are also involved in or hosts their own larger community and charitable events including Feed my Starving Children, Habitat for Humanity, North Loop Fest and Best Christmas Ever. In addition, they participate in or contributes to a handful of others: North Loop Cleanup, Leukemia Society, Cakes for Grace, Not in Our City 5K, Twin City Gay Men’s Chorus, Special Olympics, and MN Endo Warriors are some of the charities from 2018.

Buyers' Representation

As your Buyer's Representative, we can make the process of house hunting much easier and more efficient than if you did it all yourself. We can help you get financing, guide you to local neighborhoods, help you determine your budget, and prioritize a list of essential features that you need in your next home. We'll save you valuable time by finding the properties that best suit your requirements, and will show you only the most promising ones.

Once you've found a place that catches your eye, we'll look at comparable properties in the area to help determine a purchase offer. Then we'll negotiate on your behalf with the seller to make sure you get the most favorable terms.

It's our job to look after your best interests, and we will do so at no cost to you as a buyer.

If you're ready to start house hunting, you can search real estate listings now. To start working with an agent right away, please contact us.

Sellers' Representation

Selling a house on your own can be an overwhelming task. There's advertising to plan and budget for, open houses and private showings to arrange, purchase offers to negotiate, contract contingencies to worry about, and complicated paperwork to fill out. Make it easy on yourself by putting your home in the hands of seasoned professionals. We have extensive experience marketing properties and showing them to their best advantage.

First, we'll perform a comparable market analysis to determine the most appropriate price for your home. Then we'll provide home staging advice and suggest landscaping changes that will help draw buyers in. We'll advertise your home through a variety of methods, including local publications and online MLS® listings. We may even showcase your home as part of our site's Featured Listings.

When it comes to negotiating a purchase offer, we'll make sure that you get the best price the market will allow. We'll help you understand contract contingencies and details of the closing process, in addition to handling all the paperwork for you. Essentially, we're here to represent you throughout the entire selling process, and to make sure that your real estate transaction is a positive and profitable experience.

Thinking about selling your home? Contact us to get connected with a Seller's Agent today!