You have the opportunity to create a more equitable, integrated, and vibrant Twin Cities through the purchase or sale of your home.
meet the brothers
our social mission
Braman Brothers Real Estate, LLP (BBRE) is a real estate sales and development company working to create greater access to safe, affordable, and ethically managed housing in the Twin Cities. Through its partnership with Coldwell Banker Burnet, BBRE helps people buy and sell residential real estate in the Twin Cities metro area. BBRE also works with a variety of community organizations on housing related projects and issues, reinvesting its profit to create greater access to safe, affordable, and ethically managed homes throughout the Twin Cities.
Become a BBRE client
When you buy or sell a home with the Braman Brothers, you help create greater access to safe, affordable, and ethically managed housing in the Twin Cities.
Create access to housing
BBRE works with a variety of community organizations on housing related projects and issues, reinvesting its profit to create greater access to safe, affordable, and ethically managed homes throughout the Twin Cities.
Create a better Twin Cities
The purchase or sale of your home helps create a more equitable, integrated, and vibrant Twin Cities. Our impact grows with every transaction - help us build a better Twin Cities.
Well prepared, ethical, and aggressive. Working with Joe and Charlie was a great experience. They came well prepared for our first meeting with a market analysis, listened to our needs as Sellers, and engaged in a quick and aggressive marketing plan to quickly sell my investment property. They went above and beyond any Realtor I have worked with in the past, put their own money behind effective marketing tools, and ensured my property got top dollar. I can truly say this is the first time I was happy to pay a Realtor’s a commission, instead of grumbling that I could have accomplished the sale on my own.
Joe and Charlie had an aggressive and effective marketing strategy which ended up in multiple above-ask offers within 48 hours of listing. They did a good job of setting realistic expectations for us as Sellers, and were not afraid to spend money to best market our house. While they are certainly nice guys, they knew when the time came to get down to brass tacks and negotiate aggressively to maximize our return. I recommend them without qualification.
Joe and Charlie went above and beyond to ensure we found our dream home. The experience was exceptional, they put the time, research and care into our purchase as if it were their own. They were fast, responsive and hard working through the entire experience. On top of that, we fully support their business model to work to create greater access to safe, affordable, and ethically managed housing in the Twin Cities. We couldn't have imagined using anyone else and recommend them to everyone!
-Jillia P. & Monica M.
We had the pleasure of working with The Braman Brothers to secure our first home. Joe's personality and professionalism made the process exciting and smooth. We are grateful for his thoroughness, knowledge, and investment in helping us obtain the home we wanted.
If you are looking for strong advocates who know the Twin Cities and will educate you throughout every step of the process, I highly recommend the Braman Brothers. They were able to handle all the unexpected events that arose and were always professional.
Joe and Charlie were terrific. The brothers are a couple of smart, energetic agents that took the time to learn and listen to our needs and then were there to work with us throughout the process. The thing I didn't initially appreciate but came to really value beyond was their availability. In a market where multiple offers were common, we needed to move quickly. We saw the home we ultimately purchased the day it went on the market and made an offer hours after seeing it. Had they not been there to facilitate us moving so quickly, I have serious doubts about whether or not we would have been able to get our dream home!
Working with Joe and Charlie to buy my first home was fantastic. They made me feel at ease while I searched for the perfect house, and they helped me feel confident during the offer, negotiation, inspection, and closing process.
The Braman Brothers were amazing listing agents for our townhome. We have been trying to sell for quite some time and they accomplished the task! They were kind, patient and considerate. Best of all, their communication is second to none! Constant communication via emails, texts and phone calls. Nothing was ever left waiting. We got our asking price and the closing only took an hour. They provided expert professional care with no question left unanswered. The service was A+++ and my wife and I would highly recommend them as real estate agents.
Joe & Charlie were the best realtors we could've asked for. I could tell from the first meeting I had that they were detailed, thoughtful, and eager to find my wife and I a perfect home. They gave us all the information we needed to help make our decision including getting a quote from a 3rd party on a 3rd car garage, and getting the right person for a moisture inspection on our Stucco house. They were extremely honest too whenever we would ask a question on something that may detract or add value to a house, and on questions regarding neighborhood, school district, etc. Overall my wife and I could not be happier. We feel that we found the house of our dreams!!
–Marcelo & Brittany F.
Our experience working with the Braman Brothers vastly exceeded our expectations. After our first showing it was obvious that their intent was not to just put us in a house, but to find us the perfect house. We knew they had our best interests in mind and they always made us feel comfortable in every situation that arose. At every step of the way, they would already have, or find, the answers to our questions. Their work ethic and communication made us feel as though we were their only clients. It felt as though they were always working/thinking about finding us the house of our dreams. When we found the perfect house, they continued to impress us with their negotiation skills. The inspection came back less than perfect and thanks to their hard work and tenacity, the negotiations went better than we thought possible. Thanks to the Braman Brothers we couldn't be happier in our new dream house!
–Nate R. & Amanda D.
Charlie & Joe were fantastic throughout the entire process. They were unbelievably helpful and responsive. They closed the deal effectively and guided me through every step of the purchase. They are extremely knowledgeable about the St Paul market.
We recently worked with Charlie and Joe to sell our home and purchase a new one. We couldn't have asked for a better experience! They were with us every step of the way as we navigated the entire selling and buying process. We truly felt like we were their only clients. Their professionalism and industry knowledge went beyond our expectations; from the staging of the home, to negotiating with our buyer, to understanding the close process. We are extremely particular and we never felt pressured or rushed the entire time we were working with them. We highly recommend the Braman Brothers without hesitation!
–Laurie & Kurt J.
We are so happy with our home and the home buying process. I truly don't think it could have gone more smoothly. I appreciate Joe & Charlie’s ability to both relate to our concerns as well as speak honestly when we needed to move quickly with decisions. Questions were always answered and options were presented whenever we felt unsure.
Joe and Charlie’s patience and reassurance were so helpful, and their sense of humor made a stressful process much more enjoyable. As a first time buyer, I appreciated that they gave an objective viewpoint - it helped us find a house we love!
I can't say enough good things about working with Braman Brothers! We worked with both Joe and Charlie and I would wholeheartedly recommend them. They are excellent at what they do, and it is also awesome doing business with them knowing they are committed to ethically managed affordable housing. Their customer service is outstanding. They were completely available and usually answered any question I had before I even knew to ask it. My husband and I were first-time homebuyers, so we really appreciated all their knowledge. They are both really fun great people to be around, we never felt pressured. I was nervous with the process but they both put us totally at ease and helped guide us to make wise decisions. I wholeheartedly recommend them! You will get to work with some of the smartest, most dedicated guys around and have fun in the process.
–Carolyn & Rory P.
Their knowledge of the neighborhood and appreciation for how beloved the property was to the family made the process incredibly straightforward. They were so professional and responsive. They arranged a number of showings within a very short time frame. We had offers immediately for more than the asking price. Charlie came to the nursing home to meet with my mother-in-law and my husband to discuss the various offers and considerations. I am so impressed with the level of professionalism, the very deep compassion they showed our family, and the wonderful enthusiasm we felt working with them. I would recommend working with the Braman Brothers wholeheartedly and without reservation.
Joe and Charlie are both so honest and patient. We really felt like we could trust them every step of the way - and we always, absolutely believed they had our best interests at heart. They were incredible to work with. We've worked with other realtors in the past, and none of them came close to the level of trust we felt with the Bramans. They were very patient with us (we were picky!), always available to answer our questions, and just so much fun to work with. If we ever move again, we will definitely be giving them a call!
Joe and Charlie helped me through the entire sale of my condo. They provided me assistance with staging the property and obtaining and completion of many documents. They kept me informed throughout the process. Very thorough and kept their commitment. I was very satisfied.
Joe and Charlie provide a unique experience that gives their clients an edge: two Realtors for the price of one! They provide twice the attention, twice the effort, and twice the tenacity that all good Realtors have. Being able to essentially be two places at once is unique and gives them an edge. They bring two sets of eyes to all phases of the process. They are able to give twice the attention to their clients. Even the best Realtors in the world could not provide the level of service that Joe and Charlie provide. They are a great team that can help you in ways you won’t fully understand until you work with them.
The Braman Brothers make every step of the process easy - devoid of stress and complications. Their professional conduct and excellent teamwork delivered results above expectation. I could not be more satisfied and I definitely recommend the Braman Brothers to others.
As a first time buyer, I was undecided as to which type of property would be the best fit for me. However, Charlie and Joe provided the time and resources to show me the various options I had, while simultaneously helping to narrow down my search. When we found the property I wanted to purchase, their knowledge of current market conditions allowed me to make an informed offer in a competitive situation. Once my offer was accepted, they were with me every step of the way, from inspection through closing. I could not have asked for a better experience. Period.
Charlie and Joe care deeply about the communities they serve. This year, they sponsored the Humboldt High School soccer team that I coach on the West Side of Saint Paul. Their support was not only financial. In addition to providing healthy snacks and beverages for every game we played, they were also in the stands supporting our team throughout the season. The Braman Brothers are seriously committed to giving back to the Twin Cities and making it a better place for everyone, clients and community members alike.
Joe and Charlie helped us search for and purchase our first home. While the process had some bumps along the way, they were extremely professional and guided us through the entire process. Their communication was excellent! They were available to us and willing to answer all of our questions at any time throughout our home search and buying process. They responded to our inquiries in a timely manner, and whenever anything needed to be communicated to us from outside parties, they passed the information along quickly. When we search for our second home, we know who to call.