Joe Castillo is a second generation REALTOR® following in the footsteps of Maria and Jose Castillo, co-founders of Mi Casa Real Estate, Inc. He grew up in the business that he now loves, talking real estate at the kitchen table and spending many summers at the office helping out. Joe obtained his real estate license at the age of 21 while continuing his studies, graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Since dedicating himself to real estate in 2005, Joe has received many awards due to his extensive work helping his clients through the process of buying and/or selling their home. Every year since 2010, the Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR) has recognized Joe as a top 1% producer in all of Chicago. Joe is also recognized by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP®) since 2012 as one of the Top 250 Latino Real Estate Agents in the United States. Over the years, Joe’s role has expanded to include title managing broker and owner. Under his leadership, RE/MAX Mi Casa has steadily grown, topping 1,000 transactions and over 260 million dollars in sales for 2022—making it a top 30 office in all of Chicagoland. RE/MAX Mi Casa has been recognized every year since 2013 by NAHREP as the real estate office with the most agents ranked in the Top 250. Due to the success of RE/MAX Mi Casa, Joe was recognized by the Chicago Association of Realtors with the prestigious 2016 Managing Broker of the Year award. As a way to give back to the community, Joe sits on the board of Arrupe College of Loyola University, which focuses on providing a college education to students in need of an opportunity. He also is a Director on the National Board for NAHREP an organization with over 40,000 members from the real estate community nationwide. In the past Joe was a board member of the Rauner Family YMCA serving the Pilsen/Little Village area of Chicago.