Joel Kraft
M: 612.240.5846 mobile
O: 763.559.4990 office

Joel Kraft


Welcome Message/Business Philosophy

I am passionate about helping people and have achieved success in my career by always putting my clients first and assertively advocating on their behalf. I deliver on my promises and provide a positive experience guiding clients in both the sale and purchase of their homes. Clients can rely on me for faithful representation while putting the vast resources of Coldwell Banker Realty to work for them.

Personal Background

Prior to entering Real Estate I had the opportunity to spend 20 years working in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Sales and Marketing and the management of a Home Care Agency. My passion has always been helping others. Today I put my extensive experience in sales and negotiating contracts to work guiding clients through their real estate transactions.

I was born and raised in the Twin Cities growing up in Golden Valley and attending Minnehaha Academy in South Minneapolis. Today my wife, Becky, and I are raising our two children in the West Metro and have called Plymouth home the past fourteen years. I love the state of Minnesota and serving the people who live here.

Areas of Expertise

I facilitate real estate transactions throughout the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area as well as greater Minnesota. I serve all buyers and sellers of residential real estate and hold the designation of Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) allowing me to serve the specific needs of those 50+ in their real estate transactions.  I am also certified as a Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) and can assist with both the purchase and sale of investment, retirement and recreational properties.

Coldwell Banker Realty services include the professional coordination of the home search, property marketing, negotiation of purchase or sale, and coordination of closing details. Coldwell Banker Realty also offers home financing through Guaranteed Rate Affinity, title insurance and closing through Burnet Title, rental services, and the services of NRT Insurance, and Burnet Relocation. Customers can also access Concierge services through the Home Resource Center.

Community Involvement

I currently serve on the board of the Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association (MASWA). MASWA is a community organization of those working to assist the elderly in maintaining health and independence and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all seniors.  I also serve on the Development Committee with Hammer Residences.  Hammer has served children and adults with disabilities for over 90 years providing a home environment where residents can flourish while developing independence and self-confidence.  

Education and Training

I completed my real estate licensing coursework through the Kaplan Professional School of Real Estate. I continue my real estate training through courses offered by Coldwell Banker Real Estate that allow me to stay current on real estate practice and industry trends. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree from North Park University in Chicago, IL.

Communities I Serve

I serve buyers and sellers of residential real estate in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area as well as greater Minnesota.  I am very familiar with the lake country of northern and western Minnesota and would be happy to help you find your home away from home in the Brainerd Lakes Area, Grand Rapids, Park Rapids, Detroit Lakes, Alexandria or anywhere in between.

Coldwell Banker Realty

As an agent who's an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:

Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home

Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.

Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.


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4100 Berkshire Ln N
Plymouth, MN