Claire Burden Broker

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My ideal weekend is…

Any adventure that takes me to the water. As a child growing up, I spent entire summers at our cottage, feet in the water from sun up to sun down.
Nothing brings me more peace than having my feet wet..

One day I’d like to…     

Own a berry farm, raspberries specifically. We have always hosted large family gatherings, welcomed all our children’s friends over and adopted every sad little animal soul that’s crossed our path. A working farm would house them all…lol!

The accomplishment I’m most proud of is…

My 4 beautiful children. I used to say that having children is like being dealt a hand of cards. You never know what you’re going to get, or how it’s going to play out, but ultimately you play it the best you can, with intention, passion and a lot of love. They give me strength and keep me grounded.


Claire comes to McGarr with a wealth of versatile experiences ranging from the hospitality, education and sales industries. She is detail oriented, with a strong focus on communication and organization and the belief that excellence in customer service should always be the standard. 

Her passion for design and development, and her experiences working on construction sites from the initial planning stages of a development to the finished properties her clients get the keys to, means she brings a unique insight to the new construction field.

Claire hails from a family with a long-time involvement in the real estate industry, from rentals to renovations. She resides in St. Catharines with her husband and 3 of her 4 children and is proud to call the region home. She actively volunteers in her community and professional organizations to contribute in whatever way she can to a community she feels blessed to be a part of.

Always available for a coffee and a consultation, Claire is ready to help you with your move, no matter which direction you’re heading in.



"It has been 2 weeks since we moved into our new home and we are loving it! We are so thankful that it was you we met at the model house in January. You were so enthusiastic as you explained about the builder and the process of buying a new home. We found you to be professional, knowledgeable and a genuinely nice person. We felt comfortable in our decision to purchase this home through you as well as to work with you to sell the home that we currently lived in.
You promised you were going to be with us every step of the way, and you were. We had lived in our house for 36 years so everything had changed in real estate. You guided us through the buying process and then COVID came but you remained positive and professional following the guidelines to help us through the selling process. Your support and kindness meant so much to us when we lost a beloved pet and then when we lost my father during this process. You checked in on us frequently and we never felt alone.
Claire, you are a wonderful person, you really go that extra mile for your clients and we are so fortunate to have met you! We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone!"
- Stan and Karlene Petrucci


"When you look for a realtor, you want someone who is like your best friend, someone who gives you their honest opinion. Someone who will tell you what's a good fit whether you are selling or buying. Claire does that!
When we were selling our house, she gave us the direction to showcase our home to get the results we needed. We also bought through Claire, guiding us to the new home we have now. Claire makes you feel like family, the sit down let's have coffee and chat about life kind of family. I'd recommend Claire to anyone."
- Leslie Hildebrand


"I have had the pleasure of working with Claire Burden over the past 5 or so months. She has been an absolute pleasure to work with. It has been a challenging situation to purchase a home in Canada from the US during Covid-19. Claire's professionalism has made the transaction as stress-free as possible. Claire has gone over and beyond of what is required by making herself available at all hours and always responding in a timely matter. Claire offered on multiple occasions to assist me by calling through Face Time to show the selections from various suppliers as well as constantly providing me with updates and pictures of the house.
Claire truly is a top notch realtor. If I ever am in need of realtor in the future I would definitely use her services again and highly recommend Claire to friends and family."
- Aimee Liotta


"Claire goes way above and beyond the call of a Realtor when it comes to helping you buy and sell a home. From staging our home as beautifully as she did, to even walking our dog when a prospective buyer wanted to see our property, she just makes things easy, and minimizes the stresses involved in buying and selling a home.
Claire worked extremely hard for us, and sold our house efficiently when we were in a time crunch. She continued to work hard for us, up to, and even after our new home closed. She exhibits utmost professionalism, and excellent follow-up, which exceeded our expectations.
We wholeheartedly recommend Claire for anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home."
- Jess, Justin, and Khaleesi Brown 


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