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If you’re reading this you’ve made it to our website, so by now you know we are a real estate company serving the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro and suburban area. Now, let us tell you what makes us tick.

We don’t handle our business like the big box realty companies. Every relationship we have is professional, but it’s also personal. We strive to get to know you personally so that we can provide the best possible outcome whether you are buying or selling a house. Claire Killen is the Broker/Owner and started Emerald Real Estate in 2010 after working in real estate since she moved to Minneapolis from Ireland in 1999. She decided to start her own company because she didn’t like the impersonal feel associated with large real estate firms.

Ireland is known as the “Emerald Isles” because of its lush and varying shades of green. People will travel the world and call on Ireland as their favorite place and can’t wait to go back – it’s vibrant countryside and panoramic views earn it that name. Emerald Real Estate is similar – clients who have used Emerald vow to return. It truly is a little gem in Minnesota.

Emerald Real Estate are experts in Minneapolis/St. Paul metro neighborhoods, housing market, real estate laws and most of all – the client! Every transaction is solely focused on your needs, and that is a promise. We don’t push houses that aren’t right for you and we won’t pressure you into a bad decision just to make a profit. If you’re not happy, we’re not happy.


Whether you're buying, selling or simply exploring the possibilities of homeownership, you'll want to work with a professional.

Location is so important in every business venture. Claire was a very important part of that real estate process for us. She was the expert and we felt very comfortable putting it all in her capable hands. Because of her ability to connect we all ended up with a valued friendship as well as a successful business relationship. She is thorough and smart and very attentive. I would highly recommend her to any one that needs a new business location as well as any one that has residential needs. She is an expert in both markets. Thank you Claire.
Susan Carter Jacobs, recommended Claire Killen over 1 year ago
Claire is an incredibly knowledgeable, honest, hardworking, kind, and responsive realtor. She made my first-time buying experience much easier, and helped my fiance and I find the perfect triplex to suit our personal and monetary needs. I highly recommend her and will be using Claire again when it's time to purchase another property!
Kelsey Bitney, recommended Claire Killen about 1 year ago after having purchased a home
Claire did an exceptional job selling our home and helping us find a new one. She sold our house in a quick timeframe during the winter months in Minnesota which is no easy task. We were working with her remotely while living in Chicago which we feared would cause some problems when putting in offers. Claire made the whole process very easy with her masterful use of technology. We can't thank Claire enough for her help with our major life event. We completely endorse and fully recommend Claire as a realtor.
Kyle Jorgensen, recommended Claire Killen over 1 year ago
It was a true pleasure to work with Claire Killen, our Realtor. Every step along our journey, she clearly demonstrated to us that our best interests were her top priority. We built a new home and Claire was constantly on top of all issues that arose throughout the design and build process. Her expertise and experience in this area was invaluable to us in making the decisions and selections that we made. There were so many items to decide upon and Claire helped my wife and me to clarify our individual wants and needs so that we could make the best decisions together. And she did this in a fashion that made it fun and exciting. She is a warm and welcoming person who has the tenacity and pragmatism to get the job done right. The end result of working with Claire is we now have a dream home we love. To anyone considering buying, selling or building a home, I would highly recommend they use Claire as their Realtor.
Mark Allen, recommended Claire Killen over 1 year ago

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