What is your background / experience in real estate?
I worked for a public utility in the real estate department for 20 years acquiring easements, property management, real estate sales and managing and acquiring water rights.
A day in the life of Claudia, looks like… ?
A little different each day but generally a little exercise, checking Utah Real Estate.com, showings, connecting with clients or others associated with a transaction or doing some water rights consulting.
What is your favorite outdoor activity Utah has to offer?
That would be hiking or just being up on the mountain on a trail somewhere or enjoying Bear Lake.
What is the funniest memory you have selling or showing a home?
No funny stories yet but a client told me that they went out on their own looking one day and looking through the window because they thought it was vacant- Surprise- it wasn’t- the gentleman was kind enough to let them in and see for themselves.
Describe your perfect Friday night.
Enjoying sitting on the deck watching the stars.
In your opinion, the best kept secret in Utah is…. ?
All the public lands that are not on the “must see” list. Lots of hidden treasures. And the variety of landscapes from one end of the state to the other.
What is your favorite neighborhood (it doesn’t have to be the one in which you reside)?
What are your favorite local spots for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (name one for each)?
Don’t eat out much. Breakfast- the Rusty Spoon in Perry, Rumbas for lunch, Stella’s for dinner.
Your dream home looks like… ?
One in the mountains with an ocean or lake view (and paid for!).
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to help a client?
Doing it now- installing vinyl siding at the bottom of the fence to that the dog can’t get out.
What 5 words would you use to describe Salt Lake / Utah?
Pretty nice place to live-work-play.
If you could give clients one tiny piece of advice, what would it be?
Know what you really want before you start shopping and know what you can really afford.
What was the most difficult deal you’ve ever closed?
Representing the same person as the seller and then buyer and not having control over what happens on the “other side” of the transactions. And just dealing with difficult people.
Lastly, what is your favorite thing about being an agent at Live Work Play?
Getting to work with my favorite son and glean from him, his experience and see how he has developed and created such a great concept and team. And associating with all of the team, sharing knowledge, leaning on them for help as well as sharing my knowledge.