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About Claudette

"Selling the Interlake and Beyond...One Yard at a Time!"

Claudette Griffin - Broker - REALTOR® - Owner

AWARD WINNING SERVICE

 

  • WINNIPEG REALTORS® 2016 SILVER MEDALLION INDIVIDUAL AWARD 
  • WINNIPEG REALTORS® 2015 GOLD MEDALLION INDIVIDUAL AWARD 
  • MOST PROPERTIES SOLD in the INTERLAKE by an INDIVIDUAL in 2015!  *Out of 1500 REALTORS®, most properties SOLD in R12 & R19 based on Winnipeg REALTORS® MLS Stats*
  • WINNIPEG REALTORS® 2014 SILVER MEDALLION INDIVIDUAL AWARD
  • MOST PROPERTIES SOLD in the INTERLAKE by an INDIVIDUAL in 2013!  *Out of 1500 REALTORS®, most properties SOLD in R12 & R19 based on Winnipeg REALTORS® MLS Stats*
  • WINNIPEG REALTORS® 2012 GOLD MEDALLION INDIVIDUAL AWARD
  • WINNIPEG REALTORS® 2012 BRONZE VOLUNTEER AWARD
  • GOLD MEDALLION RECIPIENT & MOST PROPERTIES SOLD in the INTERLAKE by an INDIVIDUAL in 2011! *Out of 1500 REALTORS, most properties sold in R12 and R19 based on Winnipeg REALTORS MLS Stats*
  • AWARD WINNING WinnipegREALTOR®  for 20 consecutive years and multiple recipient of the Winnipeg Real Estate Board GOLD MEDALLION AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SALES ACHIEVEMENT for an individual.
  • Member of Winnipeg REALTORS® Association for 30 YEARS
  • Daughter of founder Leo J. Baron

Claudette is a Member of :

  • The Winnipeg Real Estate Board 
  • Manitoba Real Estate Association
  • Canadian Real Estate Association
  • Independant Real Estate Brokers of Manitoba
  • Past Director, Winnipeg Real Estate Board
  • SRES® Designated- A SENIORS REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST®
  • 2017 Chair WinnipegREALTORS® / Professional Standards & Member Services
  • Past Chair, WinnipegREALTORS® / Professional Standards & Member Services
  • Recipient of the WREB 2006 Community Service Award
  • Recipient of the "2008 Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur of the Year" for Lifetime Achievement

Claudette Griffin, daughter of founder Leo Joseph Baron, is a lifelong resident of Teulon. She and her husband, Roger have two daughters and four grand-children who also live in Teulon.

Claudette has always been involved in her community and participates in many events. She is a breast cancer survivor and the Founder & Chairperson for The Liliane Baron South Interlake Breast Cancer Support Group. Named for her mother, Liliane, who passed away in 2001 from breast cancer, the support group has members throughout the Interlake area. They raise funds through a Local Breast Cancer Support Walk & Family Fun Day that takes place in September every year. Click on above link for more information.

She is also a part of the Teulon Development Group. This group has purchased and developed a track of land for an industrial park. The intention is to attract new, clean industry to the area.

Claudette has been a full time Broker /Realtor® & Owner since 1982. This second generation business is a Boutique Real Estate practice, offering custom and personalized service.

She attributes her success to three things: her service, her support team and her market. "Let's face it, the Interlake is a fantastic place to live and work! We have a quality of life here that's very special."

  

 

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

at the 2008 Manitoba Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

The 2008 Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards were held at a gala dinner at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, with nearly 500 people in attendance.

Presented by the Woman Business Owners of Manitoba, the evening recognized women from across the province who are inspiring role models, current & future business leaders.

Claudette says she didn't expect to win. "It was a tremendous thrill," Griffin says, adding she's "happy to represent women business owners from the region."

She gives her community & clients the first nod for putting her where she is today. "So many families have helped me through the years," she says. Griffin "enjoyed helping first time home buyers" find a house to start out in, and then helping the same people to move into another home years later to raise their children.

She thanks her husband, Roger and their two daughters, Angele and Cherise. "Their support has been instrumental to my success," she says.

Griffin says the awards dinner certainly a gala event. She enjoyed the opportunity to mingle and network with so many of Manitoba's female entrepreneurs. The level of intellect and perseverance was impressive, she says.

Accepting the nomination involved a lengthy review of Griffin's tenure with LJ Baron Realty. Despite the work involved in submitting the nomination, she says it gave her the opportunity on her journey as an entrepreneur to reflect on the path of her career.

Griffin took over the company from her Father in 1983, and says she was initially very reluctant to start out in real estate. Her parents encouraged her along, and she flourished. "They'd be so proud of how the company's changed and grown over the years," Griffin says.

It takes two decades of experience to qualify for the lifetime achievement award. Griffin's name was put forward last year, but she didn't accept the nomination at the time.  The fact that Claudette has won this prestigious award has only motivated her to continue to strive for excellence with no signs of slowing down. "I'm really looking forward to expanding and growing," she says.

(with excerpts from articles in the Stonewall Argus, the Winnipeg Free Press, and the Winnipeg Sun)

Community Service Award

This Award is not given out every year.

The WinnipegREALTORS®  Association asks board members to nominate a colleague whom they feel has made a substantial contribution to their community. The Award is given to an individual that a committee of peers deems worthy to receive such an award. This year’s award winner truly is an inspiration to us all and worthy of receiving such recognition.

This year’s winner exemplifies the traits of a true leader. She is a hardworking Multiple Award WinningREALTOR® who has gained the respect of her peers with her professionalism and dedication to her clients. She was recently nominated for the 2007 “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award” for the Women Business Owners of Manitoba.

She is committed to education and personal growth; she travels to Toronto or Chicago 4 times a year to attend The Strategic Coach Program, of which she currently participates in the Masters Program.

In addition to selling Real Estate, she manages to find time to be involved in the lives of her children and grand children and gives back to her community.

She is a member of the Teulon District Chamber of Commerce, of which she held the Chair position for 5 years.

She is passionate about her community and is committed to its continued growth and prosperity.

As a Breast Cancer survivor herself, she is the Founding Member of the Liliane Baron South Interlake Breast Cancer Support Group. This group was created in honour of her late mother, whom she lost to breast cancer in 2001. The Liliane Baron South Interlake Breast Cancer Support Group provides emotional and monetary support to those in need. They hold monthly support meetings, as well as numerous fundraisers throughout the year, including an annual “Walk & Family Fun Day ” every September. This is a time for the community to come together to support and remember all those who came before them.

She is a wonderful leader, member and friend to many, one who exemplifies strength and determination with ease and elegance.

 

A SENIORS REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST®

Why Use an SRES®

Over the age of 50 and considering selling the family home?

You need a REALTOR® with senior experience, knowledge and marketing savvy.

Those qualities, along with a special knowledge of managing the sale of a home for those over the age of 50, are what SRES® designees can bring to your next real estate transaction.

SRES® designees are certified senior specialists and astute to the financial and emotional challenges senior clients face when they sell a long-held family home.

SRES® designees not only can create a customized approach to marketing and selling your property, but they also can work with you to explore your housing options to ensure that your next home best serves your current and future needs.

Such certified specialists have special knowledge about everything from reverse mortgages and the importance of universal design to the uses of pensions, 401k accounts, and IRAs in real estate transactions.

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And when you need help from other professionals, SRES® designees can tap their network and put you in touch with qualified home inspectors, movers, attorneys, CPAs and other experts.

SRES® designees have all the resources and knowledge to simplify the transaction and eliminate the anxiety of selling your home.