Joe Schutt, Forward Thinking (Unit Realty Group) Real Estate Broker/Owner



Joe Schutt
Forward Thinking
location_on Boston, MA — Unit Realty Group
Get to Know Joe Schutt

“I know the local market, I understand my clients’ needs and I work tirelessly on their behalf,” says Joe Schutt, Realtor and broker/owner of Unit Realty Group.

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 15+ 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 from Back BayBeacon HillSouth End to cities like Cambridge 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.

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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 SpecialistAccredited Buyer Representativee-Pro and Green designations from the National Association of Realtors.

Professionally Joe has been recognized for industry excellence and currently serves on the board of directors for the Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR), Greater Boston Association of Realtors (GBAR) and theMassachusetts Chapter of Certified Residential Specialists (CRS) as well as President Elect of CRS for 2013. Joe is also involved with and has chaired many committees within the local Realtor organization including Technology,EducationStrategic PlanningCommunicationsBusiness Developmentand most recently Professional Standards CommitteeSocial Media Task ForceRealtor 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 and is on the Diversity Committee as well. 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 2011-2013.

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 theNeighborhood Association of Back Bay, participates in the Beacon Hill Civic Association and on the Executive Committee for The Common Canine. Additionally, Joe has held executive positions within the Boston Main Streetsprogram and the Boston Dog organization. Also, be sure to check out his "Adopt-A-Dog" videos from the Animal Rescue League of Boston

As anyone who knows Joe can tell you, he is driven by his passions. Topping that list are a marked love for Bostonhelping and meeting new people, white glove service excellencegreen and sustainable living and his family that includes his partner of 13 years and 2 precocious miniature schnauzers, Ruebin and 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, an Ambassador for Inman News' Reboot and Connect, 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 GlobeBoston Homes,Cambridge HomesREALTOR Magazine and on National Public Radio.


Joe covers Back Bay, South End, Beacon Hill, Midtown, Financial District, Leather district, Downtown, Waterfront, South Boston, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Cambridge and Somerville and and by special request, surrounding suburbs.

When necessary, Joe partners with fellow colleagues to ensure buyers and sellers that are relocating locally are well taken care of. As the Empty Nesters move to the city and the young families move to the 'burbs we are here to help them in all aspects of the transition.

My incredible team not only ensures that our transactions go smoothly for our clients, but also steps in where needed to make sure that all of our clients are serviced to the highest level. As licensed real estate agents, there are multiple people able to step in for showings so you know that as a buyer or seller you will never miss out when you hire our team.


Serving residential real estate needs for of all Boston including Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Midtown, South End and Cambridge, MA in addition to greater metro Boston markets by client request.