At a glance
Eastchester, Yonkers, Bronxville, Tuckahoe, Mount Vernon, Hastings-On-Hudson, Scarsdale
Working with Buyers and Sellers, Single Family, Multi-family, Investment Properties
Married with one daughter
Claire moved from West Cork, Ireland over 30 years ago. First she lived in the Upper East Side, then the Bronx and is a proud homeowner in Yonkers for the past 17 years. Claire has a keen eye for property value and the suitability of a home having bought several investment properties. Claire enjoys staging homes and will often work for weeks with the seller to ensure that the house is show cased in the best possible way when it is finally listed.
Three years ago Claire teamed up with Claire Buckley, another Houlihan Lawrence agent who has been in the business for fourteen years. The Claire Team pride themselves in taking time to get to know the sellers and their home. They invest the time required to stage the home for maximum effect, producing excellent photographs and marketing materials. They equally spend time with the buyers to understand their needs and... More
Professional Associations & Designations
Member, Hudson GatewayAssociation of Realtors (HGAR) Member, Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service (HGARMLS) Member, New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR)
Walking, skiing, travelling and most of all spending time with my family.
My family has had the pleasure to work with Claire on two seperate homes. She is one of the most professional and remarkable human beings I have ever dealt with. Claire takes her time to provide you the best possible home that YOU want. She does not oversell and makes herself available to you whenever you want to do a home walk through. I cannot recommend Claire enough, I hope to recommend her to all my friends and family!
I recommend Claire wholeheartedly. She is an exceptional broker and person.
After living in her house for over 30 years, my elderly mother was understandably overwhelmed by the prospect of selling it and having to sort out and get rid her many accumulated possessions. She didn't know what to do first, she felt paralyzed, anxious, and stressed out. Claire helped her every step of the way, providing much needed comfort and direction.
I was so impressed with her patience, generosity, resourcefulness, positivity, and humor in the face of numerous challenges and pressure. I was especially amazed by her hands-on approach. She rolled up her sleeves and got in there herself to help out time and time again, making sure things got done on schedule. It was truly remarkable.
Without her expertise, her hard work ethic, and her kindness, I'm not sure how my mother, or any of us, would've gotten through that stressful time.
Claire far exceeded our expectations. She went way beyond just brokering a good deal. She cared about us and was there for us in every way, consistently.
Claire is a true professional who puts her full heart into helping her clients. By the time my mother finally moved out, our whole family felt a genuine connection and friendship with her that continues to this day.
Last summer I met Claire Hennessy when she was helping my mother-in-law sell her house in Yonkers.
I am a RE Broker myself with over 13 years in the business, but I was not involved in the sale.
I have never met anyone like Claire before. She is the best broker I have ever met. She is dedicated to do for the seller above and beyond her obligation as a broker.
It was not only about the transaction, she was there for the family as an ally and as a friend.
I would highly recommend anyone to hire her as their broker.
Claire went above and beyond her call of duty in selling my house. From the very beginning she was there for me on many different levels. She offered sound advice, and huge support during an emotional time. Claire made sure my house was perfectly staged for selling, and she completed the staging herself. She helped me pack, clean, and organize. She helped me in many ways that were out of the scope of work for many other salesperson. I know this because I interviewed with many agents. Claire really made me feel like she was with me through every stage of the sale. I could not have made it through the process without her. I highly recommend Claire to everyone, if you want your beloved home to be treated with love and care as you treated it, then Claire is the person to call. I would sell a house every week if I had Claire by my side. Outstanding work!!More Less
- July 24, 2018
We are very happy that we chose Claire Hennessy to sell our house. Claire did a lot of groundwork getting the facts together and provided us with an extensive lists of comparable sales. She did a great job staging the house and marketed the house aggressively. Claire was realistic, yet sold our house quicker than we had anticipated. Much quicker and for more $ than we expected. If you're looking for someone with a self aggrandizing title, (eg. world's best realtor, planets #1 realtor, or such other self serving nonsense) who will tell you whatever you want to hear to get your listing, then you should look elsewhere. If you need a hard working realtor who is honest, straightforward and will get the job done, then look no further. We have already recommended Claire Hennessy to one of our good friends, (who is also very pleased with her) and we will continue to recommend her
- July 24, 2018
I contacted and made appointments with two RE agents to assist me with selling my parent's house. Claire texted me the following day to confirm the appointment and contact info. She showed up for the appointment on time with an associate and walked my family through the process. The other agent was a no show/no call. Claire and Clare walked us through the process, provided recommendations to spruce up the house, and held our hands through the entire process. They staged the house beautifully, took pictures, helped us negotiate between two buyers, and walked us through the closing process. They were very quick to respond to any questions and extremely patient in dealing with my siblings and me. I would highly recommend them.
Claire recently helped me buy a fabulous old Tudor-style home with lots of character in Yonkers, New York. This was my first time buying a home, and Claire’s expertise and advice every step of the way was invaluable. She was very helpful, and maintained great communication throughout the entire process. This was the first and only house that I looked at and when I first met Claire, she quickly understood what my needs were. She made the process so easy in what could have been a daunting one. Claire was incredible all the way and I am very happy with my home. Finally, Claire was (and is) very respectful, courteous and professional at all times. The perfect realtor! I would highly recommend Claire.
Claire did a wonderful job from the very first moment we met, until my last few minutes in my home. She was very helpful and dedicated and helped me through this difficult process. Claire staged my home and got me a deal which was more than I expected. I highly recommend her to other sellers and buyers.
Dr. Aviva Levy
"Claire has an extremely strong work ethic and worked very hard on the sale of our home. She has an excellent flair for showing and staging homes so that the beauty and potential of the property shines. It was a pleasure working with Claire and I highly recommend her whether you are in the market to buy or to sell.
"I've got to say you folks are excellent. All my experience with realtors has not been good. That is till now, my hats off to my sister for finding you guys. Thanks for the update and let me know when you open an office in Virginia!"
Dear Claire & Claire
Thank you so very much for all the extra time and effort you expended in order to have the closing go off smoothly. Again, you went way beyond the call of duty! I so appreciate all of your work. Thank you, thank you!
"Claire Hennessy and Claire Buckley were on point when it came to getting our home sold. We met with 3 different real estate agencies and the Claires and their company were the stand outs. We knew it was late in the season but had to sell and relocate asap for work. We had our initial meeting late in June and by the end of July we had an agreed upon offer from people that would eventually buy our home. The photos, online presence, and exposure through their marketing and networks was top notch. Also key was that they made sure to not even show the place to anyone that's not at a caliber to eventually purchase. They were so quick and efficient with communicating with us. We are a busy family and had to use all methods such as text, email & conference call because in person wasn't always an option. As our realtors they had access to our home when we were not there and we had complete trust that they would take care and be diligent with monitoring those that enetered. The job was not passed off to a couple of junior workers etc., it was personally handled by them. Again another key factor. They gave us honest feedback of our home compared to the market, we agreed on pricing and they did a wonderful job staging and pulling up their sleeves to adjust or clean if necessary before a showing. With no complaints!! There is a lot of paperwork that must be shared between buyer, seller, lawyers, banks etc. and they were excellent to follow up on all aspects just to make sure running smoothly. Both of them became familiar with my family and we really are so thankful that we chose them (even over family/acquaintances that are in the real estate business) . We sold for an excellent price, had a non stressful sale process and had a chance to work with a good team that love what they do and do it well. I would highly recommend them."
Dear Mrs. Hennessy and Mrs. Buckley
"It has been a pleasure working with you during the sale of our home. Through your advertising and open houses you brought us many prospective buyers. With your advice and guidance we sold the house to a very nice family. Your professionalism and dedication were outstanding! I would highly recommend you to our family and friends."
"Claire was extremely friendly and helpful. She walked us through the process as first time home buyers and always made herself available to answer our questions and go see houses when it was convenient for us. She was patient and accommodating as we checked out different types of houses in various neighborhoods in the area and nailed down a realistic budget for our first home. Then as we made offers and finally went through with the buying process, she was still there for us, giving us information and advice about all of the steps along the way. Thanks, Claire!"