Valerie & Yves Cabanac
Imagine you are a french family, in Texas for a year and never bought a house in the US before... That was our situation but... Claire was here! She managed it from A to Z, advising us in every step, making us do a savings of 20K during the negotiation, following before and after, and even checking after few months if everything was ok. She is precise, accountable and responsive, all what you expect from a realtor and that you often dream and rarely got. In Europe, we moved several times and I have never ever seen such quality support. If you are a local, an expat, someone who seeks for advise, someone you can trust. You know who to call.
CM & JM
Claire always went the extra mike...maybe more like 17 miles. She is realistic, a great negotiator, and always honest. She got us over asking and multiple offers. Her construction and architecture background are a significant advance if you ever run into any issues....kind of like if your septic didn't pass inspection and she would hunt down 4 quotes and get us back in the best financial situation. Realtor for life.
Martin & Kathy Koppers
After retiring and traveling extensively, we were ready to find a home in the Austin area that would inspire us. We thought we had found a home in the Dripping Springs area but did not have the best guidance with another realtor and lost out. We began our search for a new realtor and found Claire’s website that shares information about her expertise as an architect, broker and builder making her a true expert in this field. After Claire listened to our wants and needs in a home, she tirelessly showed us homes that were a possible match. She pointed out the pros and cons of properties as well a structural flaws and possible remedies. We received daily electronic updates that met our criteria. You could not ask for a more professional and qualified realtor for Austin and the surrounding areas.
As first-time homebuyers, Claire made the experience both educational and easy! Her knowledge and feedback was very much appreciated. It was 100% evident that she was not going to settle for anything less than the best deal she knew we could get. I would highly recommend Claire for her expertise and experience in this very demanding Austin market.
I've used Claire on three real estate contracts. We sold our home, bought a new home and also sold an investment property. The knowledge shared throughout the process is impeccable. You won't find very many agents not only with real estate knowledge, but also architectural and building knowledge.
Claire McIntyre’s interest in architecture began at an early age as she watched her father and grandfather design and build schools, hospitals, and commercial buildings from the ground up.
“I’ve always loved homes,” says Claire. “As a child, I would cut pictures of home interiors out of magazines and lay them out on the floor to create a floor plan.”
Meet Claire McIntyre: Real estate broker, architect, volunteer. The only woman in her class, Claire earned her B.S. in Architectural Engineering from the University of Texas. This unique degree encompasses all aspects of the building industry, including Architecture, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, and Construction Management.
“Not many universities offer this degree,” says Claire. “My architectural engineering and construction management experience were a natural fit with real estate brokerage.”
Over the past three decades, Claire has coupled her extensive knowledge base with her love of real estate and her desire to see clients find the home that best meets their lifestyle and financial goals.
“My clients see me not as a salesperson but more as a counselor or an advisor,” she says. “In fact, I’ve talked people out of buying more homes than I’ve sold. People buy for emotional reasons, but if I see problems like leaks or other issues, I’ll advise them against buying. They’re surprised at first, but they thank me later.”
This approach gives Claire’s clients peace of mind and confidence, knowing she always has their best interest at heart.
“I’m not just trying to sell them something. I want to be able to sleep well at night, so I want to do what’s best for them. What they say they want isn’t always what’s right for them. I’m able to take those emotional wants and put them into practical applications I’m really listening and I love helping people take the stress out of the home buying or selling process.”
Claire, who’s sold more than $250 million in real estate, comprising over 1,000 transactions, also holds a Certified Construction Specifier Designation, and has developed office buildings, condominiums, and apartments, built and sold “spec” homes, and flipped single family residential properties.
As much as Claire treasured the independence of managing her own real estate brokerage, after being introduced to Maxavenue’s proprietary “Maximum Value Home Selling System” – the most advanced, relevant, up-to-date property marketing system in the real estate industry — she joined the team.
“With Maxavenue and the tremendous team they have in place, I’m able to offer so much more to my clients,” says Claire. “The people involved are so dynamic and successful, and as the saying goes, ‘Success follows success.’ The marketing support Maxavenue has in place enables me to help my clients by finding the right buyer for their homes. It’s a tried-and-true system that has already proven successful. It’s my mission to get my clients the most money for their property or buy at the best possible price, and I’m very excited and very enthusiastic about being a part of Maxavenue.”
After graduating from the University, Claire decided to stay in Austin. Raising her family in the area has provided Claire with in-depth knowledge of Central and Northwest Austin, including Balcones Village, Spicewood at Balcones, Great Hills, Northwest Hills, Rosedale, Brykerwoods, Pemberton, Tarrytown, Lakeway, Millwright, Cedar Park and Leander.
When she isn’t helping clients attain maximum value, Claire enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with her husband, grown children, grandkids and four large, affectionate dogs
“I love Lake Travis,” she says. “For years, my husband, John, and I had a sailboat and we enjoyed taking our dogs out on the lake and going camping. There are some great areas to go hiking, and the best part is that it’s all in town. You don’t have to go far to find parks and streams.”
Committed to giving back, Claire and her husband volunteer for the Guardian Angel Society. This philanthropic group provides sustaining support to abused children served by the Center for Child Protection. Funds and awareness raised by Claire and fellow donors provide child victims of abuse an opportunity to be heard and a chance to heal in a place free of pain and full of possibility.
Claire also plays tennis and golf, and enjoys cycling.
A Broker has completed a state-defined education that includes 900 classroom hours, way beyond the 210 hours required for agents. Additionally, Brokers must pass a more comprehensive broker's license exam. Brokers may work alone or they may hire agents to work for them.
A Realtor¨ is a licensed real estate salesperson who belongs to the National Association of Realtors¨, the largest trade group in the country. Not all agents are Realtors¨ - but choosing a designated Realtor¨ means you've selected an agent that must adhere to the National Association of Realtors¨ stringent code of ethics.
Accredited Buyers Representative:
Real estate agents who have earned the Accredited Buyer's Representative designation have been trained to deliver enhanced customer service, extensive due diligence and expert negotiation skills. Agents without this designation may not have the training or experience required to provide top-quality real estate buyer representation.
Certified Negotiation Expert:
Agents who have earned the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation are trained in a wide spectrum of negotiating strategies and techniques, along with tools to expertly negotiate from a position of strength. While all real estate agents have some experience in negotiations, working with a CNE designated agent gives buyers and sellers a strategic advantage in the negotiating process.
Graduate REALTOR, Institute:
Agents who earn the GRI designation have received advanced training in emerging technology, laws, and procedures as well as the increasingly complex real estate market itself. All agents work to provide a smooth home buying and selling experience, but GRI designated agents have taken the extra step to become a consummate professional and expert in their local market.
Seniors Real Estate Specialist:
Agents who have earned the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation have been trained to expertly guide and implement effective strategies for mature clients when making important decisions about selling, buying, relocating, or refinancing residential or investment properties.
Internet Marketing Certified:
e-PRO curriculum ensures your real estate agent has attained mastery of the latest social media technologies, such as Facebook and Twitter, and can create a compelling online presence vital to helping sellers reaching today's hyper-connected consumers. With the rapidly evolving world of Internet and social media technologies, it pays to have an expert on your team.
Certified Residential Specialist:
Agents who have earned the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation have been trained to understand the complexities of the housing market, how to best position their client’s interests, and how to effectively community with all parties to a transaction. In short, the CRS designation means your agent has more advanced, specialized training in all aspects of the residential market than agents who haven't earned this designation.
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist:
Agents who have earned the designation of Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) are elite professionals with the knowledge, experience and skills required to expertly represent buyers and sellers in the Luxury Home market. In addition, a CLHMS designated agent is a local market leader with documented performance in the top 10% of their markets.
Short Sales and Forclosure Certified:<
Counselor of Real Estate:
Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager:
Seller Representative Specialist:
Agents who have earned the Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation have demonstrated elevated professional standards, enhanced individual performance, and the ability to recognize emerging market trends and professional practices to real estate professionals. All of this specialized knowledge gives an SRS designated agent the tools to make the home selling experience as smooth as possible.
Green Real Estate Marketing Specialist:
Agents who hold the NAR Green designation have been trained to understand and expertly serve consumers seeking green “eco-friendly” homes. NAR Green agents not only receive education about the quickly developing green technologies and practices, but engage in ongoing specialized training to stay abreast of green real estate issues and trends.
Bachelor of Business Administration:
Master Certified Negotiation Expert:
Agents who earn the Master Certified Negotiation Expert (MCNE) designation have mastered a wide spectrum of negotiation skills - including all the CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert) qualifications, plus email negotiations, advanced negotiation techniques for both buying and selling, as well as mastering negotiating techniques among different generations and cultures. An agent with these extra, in-depth skills give their clients a significant advantage in negotiating from strength.
Certified Senior Housing Specialist:
Certified Senior Housing Professionals (CSHPs) offer specialized service specifically focused on the needs and special circumstances of senior buyers and sellers. Having completed extensive coursework and the in-depth training, CSHPs have the specialized knowledge to help seniors achieve their goals. As such, they are more equipped than general real estate agents to serve as the Consumer Champion throughout the entire consultative process of a late-in-life move.
Residential Construction Certified:
Agents who have earned the Residential Construction Certified (RCC) designation have been trained to gain a deep understanding of residential construction materials and methods. With comprehensive construction knowledge, RCC designated agents deliver superior consumer value when representing their clients to appraisers, inspectors, lenders, designers, engineers, and construction professionals.
Certified New Home Specialist:
Agents who have earned the Certified New Home Specialist (CNHS) designation are trained professionals and experts in the details of buying a newly constructed home. From negotiating favorable contract terms to expert due diligence during the construction process, a CNHS designated agent has extensive knowledge and experience as a buyer’s agent and the unique factors involved in working with builders and developers.
ECO-Broker is the premier green designation program for real estate professionals. Certified ECO-Brokers serve residential and commercial property owners, sellers and investors. ECO-Brokers build communities, and champion eco-friendly alternatives with an unparalleled level of care, commitment, and follow-up.
A broker whose license is held by another broker. An associate broker qualifies to be a real estate broker but still works for and is supervised by another broker. Associate brokers are sometimes called broker-associates, broker-salespersons or affiliate brokers.