Broker, GRI, SRS, e-PRO, PSA
Claire was born in Midland and is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and Midland High School. When she returned to Midland as a newlywed, she owned a stationery and invitation business called Midland Secretariat for seven years. She sold that business and joined the family team in residential real estate sales after becoming licensed in 1999. Claire began her career working with her mother, Roberta Aldridge, at one of Midland’s premiere brokerages at the time called Langston Realtors. Later, Roberta helped to found a firm called Real Estate One, and Claire has been part of Real Estate One ever since. In 2019, Claire took over the reins as broker of their family group at Real Estate One. Now in her 21st year of real estate, Claire is carrying on the tradition of excellence in Midland real estate. Claire is married to Doug, an independent Certified Petroleum Landman, Midland Lee HS grad, Texas A&M grad, UT grad, and native Midlander. They have two grown children who both graduated from Trinity School of Midland as well as Texas A&M University. Claire is a member of the Permian Basin Board of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Texas Realtors Association, First Presbyterian Church, and is a past member of the Junior League of Midland, the Trinity Parents Association, and the Trinity All Sports Booster Club. Her interests include photography, history, and sports. Claire’s real estate designations include Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI), Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), advanced digital marketing certificate (e-PRO), and the Pricing Specialist designation (PSA).
REALTOR Associate, ABR
Craig was born in Santa Maria, California while the family was stationed at Vandenberg Air Force base, but he was raised in Midland and is also a graduate of Midland High School. He attended both Southern Methodist University and Austin Community College before returning to Midland to embark on a retail career in fine menswear. Craig joined our real estate team in 2003 after a twenty year retail career that culminated in his ownership of a store bearing his name, Craig Aldridge Menswear. A known people person, Craig made a seamless transition into real estate and was even named Rookie of the Year by the Permian Basin Board of Realtors in 2004. In 2013, Craig was elected by the public as the Permian Basin’s Favorite Realtor for that year. Craig also has earned the Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation (ABR). He is married to Lauren, a retired MISD school teacher. They are members of First Presbyterian Church where he is a past Elder and past chairman of the St. Andrews Mission. He enjoys golf, travel, and has a new rescue King Charles Cavalier Spaniel named Lucca.
REALTOR Associate, Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser
Mark is the newest member of our family team, but is certainly not new to residential real estate. Following a 10 year career in the casino IT industry throughout the eastern United States, Canada and even Korea, Mark changed gears and obtained his Mississippi Real Estate Appraiser License. He practiced in Mississippi before moving home to Midland following Hurricane Katrina. Since 2005, Mark has been a member of the Permian Basin Board of Realtors and has operated his own appraisal business, Midland Appraisal. After building his appraisal expertise in the research and analysis of the Midland market where he provided appraisal services for local lenders, agents, builders, and homeowners, Mark decided to transition into real estate sales. He obtained his Sales Agent license in 2019, and joined the family team in November. He continues to offer limited specialized appraisal services in the appraisal industry, but now brings his considerable expertise and service skills to real estate sales. Mark was born in Midland and attended NMMI, Midland High, Midland College, and then graduated from Texas Tech University in 1995. His family owned and operated the Granada Club for over 30 years while he was growing up in Midland. Mark met his wife Alyson (sister to Claire and Craig) while attending Midland schools, and they now have a daughter who is currently in elementary school. The family are members of First Presbyterian Church, and they enjoy movies, camping, and snow skiing.
Licensed Realtor Assistant
Kristi has been with us at Real Estate One since 2013 and serves as our highly skilled licensed assistant. She helps oversee all of the details from listing to contract to closing, and has proven to be a very essential and valued asset to this family of realtors. In fact, we all consider her part of our family and we are so grateful that she is part of our team! Kristi enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. Outdoor adventures and youth sports are their mainstay!