Doing Business the Irish way

Providing Comprehensive Real Estate Services to Home Buyers and Sellers


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 looking for your first home, your dream home or an investment property, I'm committed to providing you with the highest quality buyer service. When making the type of investment that buying a home requires, you deserve to have all the latest market information and the very best advice, both of which I can provide you with. Learn more.


The decision to sell a home is often dependent on many factors. Whatever your reasons are for selling, my proven effective marketing strategies will ensure that you get the highest possible price for your home. I guarantee to provide you with professional, ethical and confidential service and keep you fully informed every step of the way. Learn more.