Kathy and I had decided we were going to begin our retirement in Colorado and had just purchased a developed lot near Pine Junction from Bud and Claire Moore who were the developers of Pine Meadows where our lot was located. The next steps were to retain an architect and find a builder who we could trust to build the home we wanted without having to look over his shoulder every week to ensure the project was preceding properly. Since Bud and Claire also owned a home construction company under the name of American Craftsman we discussed our needs with them, looked at other construction projects they were managing and decided to use them as our builder. Our decision to select them was based the quality of work we saw in the other projects, the straight forward transparent approach described in the proposed contract and the integrity we believed we saw in the way they discussed our project. Having worked in government contracting many years, I have learned that good contracts make good friends; we liked the terms of the contract we signed which laid out clear expectations of each party, outlined decision dates, offered quality suppliers and passed the builders pricing to the purchaser on all materials. The contract provided a roadmap of our responsibilities as well as the expectations we should have from the builder at all stages of construction.
Since we were living 1500 miles from the job site at the time of construction and visited the area about every six weeks, communication with the Moore’s was critical. From inception to completion we received regular updates and photographs of progress and were immediately informed by phone and/or email of any difficulties being encountered that required an input from the buyers. This was of particular importance in drilling the well which required additional effort to improve the flow. We never believed that any cost bearing or design decisions were being made without our input. The project stayed on schedule and the few minor adjustments we requested in the original plan were accommodated readily without issue. All invoices were supported by the actual statements from all suppliers and subcontractors with full disclosure for work done during the period. There were no surprising overruns during the project and the home was completed exactly as we had expected. More importantly, our trust in Bud and Claire’s ethics and integrity only grew as the project proceeded. We knew that we had a team that was concerned about what we wanted and would work hard to ensure we were satisfied. Finally, our relationship with Bud and Claire that started with a contract and handshake has grown into a lasting friendship. We would recommend American Craftsman to anyone who desires quality in a custom home from a team with the highest ethical standards who can be trusted to provide the customer excellence from project start to finish.
It is so nice to be able to open our home to everyone. We were so happy that the house turned out exactly how we envisioned being able to entertain. We gave lots of tours that night and everyone loved and felt at home. It’s good to hear the feedback from everyone. It was nice that Christie had that wonderful feedback and compliment.
Claire was very helpful/instrumental in getting us into our new mountain home. She is hardworking, very knowledgeable and available to help out at any time. We were fortunate to work with her and I would highly recommend her to anyone selling/buying a house.
Claire was a pleasure to work with. We interviewed several brokers to handle the sale of my mother’s home and acreage. Claire was by far the most qualified to sell the home. She knew the property, the market and the buyers pool. Her marketing was strategic, she made sure the house and property showed well and most importantly to us, she went above and beyond taking on tasks that were not a part of a typical real estate sale. We received a full price offer after only 2 days on the market! We very much appreciated all that Claire did for my mother. We would use Claire again in a minute!
We worked with Claire for several years until we found our dream piece of land to build. She was persistent in helping us find exactly what we were looking for. She would always respond quickly to any calls, e-mails or text message. If you are looking for a very dedicated realtor, I highly recommend Claire, you won’t go wrong.
I am on the East Coast and Claire kept me totally informed during the transaction and helped my son find a great house within our budget. Claire also helped us obtain an inspector, insurance and other technical help in order to successfully complete the transaction.
Claire worked very hard to find us the perfect house! We had a great experience and have already recommended her to others! Our neighbor will be giving her a call.
Claire was a highly experienced agent who added great value in our transaction. She is particularly skilled and experienced with land transactions and their suitability for new-build’s. Her insights, advice and dedication to client satisfaction are top notch.
I worked with Mountain Realty to purchase land for a custom home on two occasions. Mountain Realty also sold two homes for me. They were professional in explaining the steps and the process, provided reminders and explanations along the way, prepared the paperwork carefully and on time, marketed both homes effectively and remained available and approachable during the entire process. You won’t be disappointed by their service!
My wife and I recently purchased a lot in Colorado with Claire Moore and Mountain Realty & Development, Inc. through Zillow. We signed at the end of April and closed at the end of May. The paperwork was done electronically as we live more than 1,000 miles away. Everything we needed and wanted to know about the property and area was provided in the short time we were in Colorado. Seamless! Highly recommended. Thank you Claire!
It’s hard to put into words just how instrumental Claire Moore has been in helping us to fit into our new neighborhood even though she represented the seller when we purchased our home in Pine Meadows in 2012. By including us in a neighborhood party being held in our soon-to-be new home, we were able to meet the wonderful neighbors even before moving in. It was clear to us how much they cared about Claire and Bud and what a deep friendship they had formed with all these neighbors who had started out as clients.Claire and Bud have always been there to answer any questions we might have about this beautiful home that they built. The quality of the materials used in the home is outstanding and the construction superb. This is the most comfortable home we have ever owned. Claire’s professionalism and attention to detail made our purchase go very smoothly. As a broker myself, I hold other brokers to a higher standard and Claire surpassed even that. She has continued to be a great friend and resource and my husband and I look forward to many more years of friendship with her and Bud. We recommend American Craftsman as a builder every chance we get and I continue to refer anyone interested in a lot in Pine Meadows or Brauch Ranch to Claire because I know that she will give them outstanding service! Claire’s knowledge of mountain real estate is essential for any purchase or sale of real estate in this area. There are so many potential pitfalls that may be unknown to agents “down the hill” and Claire’s experience makes her uniquely suited to handle these complex transactions.I highly recommend Bud and Claire Moore as builders and Claire to handle any real estate needs!
Claire Moore helped my husband and I to buy our first home in the Pine, Colorado area. When we first laid eyes on the home and property that she showed us, we fell in love with it at first sight! We ended up deciding that the very first home we looked at was the one! Claire was always very prompt while working with us, from answering calls to getting back to us right away with e-mail. As a young, first time home buyer I appreciated all her help and her willingness to get back to me right away and answer all my questions. The buying process was pretty smooth for the most part, but there was a point when the buyers wanted to back out of the deal and Claire was able to negotiate the situation so that everybody involved was able to walk away with what they wanted. Claire has a lot of local knowledge of the area, from information about the schools and recreation, to some concerns to be aware of. She is a very honest person and working with her never felt like we were being pressured in any way. In fact, when my husband and I had a major life change and ended up moving to Fort Collins, we considered selling our beloved home in Pine and contacted Claire to work with her again. However, we had a change of heart and could not go through with selling our dream home and Claire was so understanding of our change of heart! (Actually we ended up selling the other house we bought in Fort Collins. We worked with a local agent in Fort Collins and although he was okay he wasn’t Claire! The close was a mess…kind of a nightmare and it never felt like this other agent cared about anything except getting paid.) We ended up returning to our dream home in Pine when things did not work out as planned in Fort Collins and we are so glad we did not sell! It is really our little slice of heaven. I feel like we owe a lot to Claire because she was never pushy when we decided very early on that we actually didn’t want to sell after all, and understands the importance of really loving your home. That being said, my husband and I may end up selling some day, should things change and we would want to work with Claire again. I would also recommend her to anyone who is interested in buying real estate up here. She is the best in the area!
When we started looking for a home in the Conifer/Evergreen area we wanted to work with someone that knew the areas well and could advise us on what we should be aware of in purchasing a mountain property. Claire was extremely knowledgeable about both areas and was able to show us a home that had everything we had hoped to find. Since we had a home to sell in Denver before we could purchase she recommended a local Realtor to us and we were able to list and sell our home in less than a week. She was also was very responsive to our questions throughout the closing process. Claire continues to be a valuable resource in recommending contractors, etc so that we can make cosmetic changes to our new home. We highly recommend Claire to anyone looking for a mountain property.
We contacted Claire regarding property in the Preserve @ Pine Meadows. Claire and Bud (Husband/Builder) spent an entire weekend with us looking at property they owned but also multiple properties listed thru private owners. They educated us about the area, the pro’s/con’s of each piece of property for building and introduced us to several people we have become personal friends with. Claire and Bud are sincere and truely want to find you the best fit property for you. We enjoyed working with them so much they are now personal friends.
Claire was extremely helpful to us in locating a home in Conifer. We knew little about the area and she was able to share information that was very useful in our decision. We now have a beautiful home that is just minutes from Conifer and still has the view we dreamed of. Claire is also a great resource in helping us find contractors to do the work we wanted on the house. She was very easy to work with and attentive to our needs throughout the whole process and even after we closed! We would highly recommend Claire to others.
Claire provided mountain property purchase / real estate services to my wife and I over a year ago. I was extremely impressed with her professional knowledge and sincere willingness to provide us with the necessary information to make a decision that was best for us. As busy as Claire was at the time of our mountain property purchase, she always was quick to respond to our text messages and phone calls. What still amazes me is Claire’s continued contact with us and the professional guidance given towards the next steps required to build a house on the property we purchased. I would highly recommend Claire for any type of real estate services required. It was and continues to be a pleasure to work with someone as dedicated and personable as Claire.
We found Claire to be very knowledgeable and helpful in our search for a property. We also found her to be quite honest and straightforward. It was a pleasure to do business with her.
Claire has sold about 20 of my properties over the last decade. She is great at marketing homes and property in the foothills of Denver. I recommend her highly.
Claire is simply wonderful. Smart as a whip and detail obsessed. Plus she is just a great person, cares, and I do mean cares, about both parties. Wish I could just call her for everything.
I have been Claire’s client on multiple home and land purchases and sales. She is responsive and works to match the client with the right property. She follows up with both the client and other brokers to help the transaction occur on time and as planned. Her clients appreciate her both during and after the transaction is complete.
Conscientious, professional manner, ethical, excellent communicator, personable and responsive are adjectives I use to describe Claire. Claire is very knowledgeable and active in the local community. I would highly recommend you do business with her. You will not be disappointed!
Claire found three buyers who paid acceptable prices for parcels long on the market. Each closing had hitches for which she was able to obtain resolutions agreed to by buyer and seller. Highly recommend!
We lucked into finding Claire and her husband Bud on line when looking at land and houses to buy in the mountains west of Denver (they are both developers in addition to her doing real estate). Incredibly knowledgeable about the area, both of them work with Jefferson County Land Board and know in intimate detail issues concerning water rights, land use options, and the market in general. Claire helped us find and negotiate on a mountain home property which we closed on in December 2015, and she was utterly outstanding. She was on top of all the details, answered emails and calls quickly (and often on weekends. .). . Could not have asked for a better or more knowledgable or responsive realtor. And she and Bud are great people to boot. Finally, Claire has helped us find top notch contractors to renovate the place – just inspected today our refinished hardwood floors by a guy she recommended (Noah) and the work was outstanding and more than reasonable in cost. Claire provided 5-star service and expertise across the board. We couldn’t recommend her more highly.