Agent Profile

Joe Ranallo  -  CDPE, SFR

Sales Associate

10450 185th Street West Ste 100
LakevilleMN  55044-6686
Direct (952) 435-4205
Office (952) 435-3030

Short Sale Experience

Over these past 4 years it has been tremendously rewarding to have helped negotiate and close 150+ short sale transactions on behalf of a variety of distressed homeowners throughout Minneapolis / St. Paul.  If you have questions… if you wonder if you qualify for a short sale… call for a FREE, CONFIDENTIAL evaluation.  I am here to help !!

Business Philosophy

My business philosophy is simple: I strive to deliver a positive experience for every customer. This is accomplished through the collaborative efforts of the many members of the Coldwell Banker Burnet team who are dedicated to the success of your housing transaction. Coldwell Banker Burnet has been getting high marks from home buying and selling customers in Minnesota and western Wisconsin since opening for business in the 1970's. It is my goal to continue this tradition !!

Mission Statement

To create a positive experience for our customers!! Since 1973, Coldwell Banker Burnet has been guided by a set of principles which, over the years, has been modified to reflect a changing environment, but this basic mission has remained the same.

Services Available

Coldwell Banker Burnet delivers a true one-stop-shopping opportunity for home buyers and sellers. These services include the professional coordination of the home search, property marketing, negotiation of purchase or sale, and details of closing. For properties of special merit, we offer the unique resources of our Previews®-Distinctive Homes® Division. We also offer home financing through PHH Home Loans, title insurance and closing through Burnet Title and the services of NRT Insurance and Burnet Relocation.


Coldwell Banker Burnet has always led the way in emerging real estate technologies. As a home buying or selling customer, you can be confident that we will employ the most current technological tools to successfully market your home or make your home search an efficient process. This includes our proprietary HomeQuest property search software program and our robust Internet marketing presence.


Joe was so great to work with. He made this whole process very easy and painless, was compassionate about my situation, and did everything he could to make it happen for me. He took all the worries and anxieties of short-selling off of my shoulders. I am very grateful for all of his help in moving forward with my new chapter of life. Carla – Rosemount

I just lost my job of 23 years, my marriage of 11 years, had knee surgery and couldn’t walk, and was forced to short sale my home. Making matters worse were the banks we had to work with to conclude the short sale that continuously ignored any contact with them. Although I had successfully found a buyer immediately, the bank foreclosed on the house anyway. I leaned on Joe to understand the laws and conditions surrounding my circumstance. Joe was always professional, courteous, kind, accurate, timely, and easy to understand. Due to the nonstop efforts on his part, I was able to overturn the foreclosure and successfully short sale my home. This was a long and very difficult process and I couldn’t be more satisfied with how Joe handled every twist and turn of my situation.  Trich – Cottage Grove

Joe did a fantastic job helping me out with my short sale guiding me through what forms I needed to fill out, what to expect back from the bank, and what my next steps were that I needed to do.  He did all of my communicating with the mortgage company and kept me informed on what was happening.  Joe would also tell me my options and possible results dependent upon what I decided.  I would recommend Joe to anyone that is in need of completing a short sale. Al – Andover

Joe was very patient and understanding throughout the entire process. He answered all of my questions and fielded calls and emails from my mortgage company. Barb – Apple Valley  

Joe worked very hard for us keeping us updated at all times. We feel he did a remarkable job for us in every aspect.  We will recommend him to everyone we know. Ed & Ellen – Burnsville


I can't imagine any good scenario when dealing with a short sale and our situation was no exception. It was actually compounded by additional legal activity due to title issues from a previous refinance that the bank had not properly handled.  Joe and the rest of the team made all the difference in this entire experience.  The late hour calls, the willingness to find answers to hard and new questions, and incredible patience and understanding were routine for Joe.  Our only regret is not contacting Joe and team sooner in the process.  Tim – South Metro  

Joe did a great job of coordinating the short sale and closing while I was out of state. The extra effort to take care of the few odds and ends that I’d forgotten and left behind was much appreciated. Tom – Seattle, Washington  

I appreciated Joe running point with the mortgage company. They were willing to work with me due in large part to Joe’s help with preparation. He was a tremendous asset during my short sale... very knowledgeable, patient, persistent, and professional throughout the entire process. Robert – St. Paul


Although under less than thrilling circumstances, I had the privilege of working with Joe during the short sale process when selling my condo. During this very difficult situation, Joe was always professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and readily available. Unfortunately, because of my loan situation, Joe had to simultaneously work with two mortgage companies throughout this process. One mortgage company lacked in communication skills and was difficult to contact; however, Joe was diligent and continued the process with this company leading to ultimate success. To say the other mortgage company Joe had to deal with was difficult to work with would be an understatement. This company personally had me distressed and even in tears on numerous occasions; however, Joe would always talk me through the on-going process to ensure I understood and was comfortable with all aspects of the situation. Moreover, he would even intercede on my behalf and contact a difficult and aggressive person from this company, so I would not have to personally deal with this aggression. This additional contact and attention was definitely above and beyond his duties. Joe stuck with me through this entire lengthy and difficult process, and after much hard work on his behalf, the short sale was ultimately a success. I cannot praise his hard work and dedication enough. Erin – Chaska