About Claire Killen

Every day is different for Claire Killen… and that’s how she likes it. One minute she is showing a house in Edina, the next minute she’s driving downtown to meet a client at her favorite coffee shop, and the next minute she’s back in her office doing everything else necessary to maintain her brand of excellence at Emerald Real Estate. 

Claire’s path to being the Broker/Owner of Emerald Real Estate isn’t a typical story, and she isn’t a typical woman. Born in Newcastle, County Down, Ireland, Claire moved to Minneapolis in 1999 and never looked back. She got her start in real estate with a construction company before getting her independent contractor’s license in 2004. She began working for a large real estate company in Minneapolis and six years later realized that she wanted to do this on her own. 

In 2010, Emerald Real Estate was born and it’s been rumored that Claire hasn’t taken a day off since. She loves the high-paced atmosphere of running a real estate company and even more than that, she loves finding people their home, not just a house. She genuinely cares about her clients and most of them have become personal friends after working with her. She’s honest and straightforward – a breath of fresh air in a business that too often will tell you half-truths just to close a sale. If the house you’re looking at is at the end of a road and car lights would shine into your bedroom at night, Claire is going to tell you that. 

She’s got the rare ability to juggle handfuls of different listings at a time, yet make you feel like you’re her only client. She looks you in the eyes when she speaks to you and actually listens to your needs. Does her phone ever stop buzzing? Probably not. But she won’t interrupt your conversation, but rather make a mental note of her phone and keep on talking to you. It is this kind of dedication, balance and personal touch to her work that has earned her place on the National Association of Realtors, Global Business Council.

When you are selling or buying a home, you want to feel like you’re being listened to and not just moved through an assembly line with the rest of the homebuyers. Claire gets that. It’s why she left her last job and started her own company. She desires to give you personal service and get you the exact result you want. Don’t believe it? Read what other people have said about her after working with her.