Malcolm Crooks has been a force on the local real estate scene for more than 20 years and his drive for success has never wavered. Neither has his personal commitment to working in the best interest of his clients in every transaction. As co-owner of Edge Realty Solutions, a Broker and a leader with the Impact Realty Group, he is as proud to build a business in his hometown, as he is to raise his family here. There’s no place he’d rather be.
“I look at my business the same way I do my life in general; if you treat people right, if you show them respect and open accountability and respect their privacy, then I’ve done my job well. We’ll be successful if our clients are successful. I truly believe if we focus on service to others first, we’ll be busy. And we are.”
Malcolm has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, starting his own landscaping business while in High School and put himself through the Kinesiology program at the University of Guelph. But it was the connection to home and a sense of community that opened the door to a career in real estate, with mentorships alongside some of the best realtors in the local market. The lessons of integrity and competency continue to guide him today.
“Clients need to feel secure when dealing with a realtor that every transaction is done right. We need to be known as a trusted source, reliable and consistent. We have to know our market better than anyone. Our knowledge and service are important, but so is our professional ethic in how we negotiate with other realtors in a small town like ours. Real estate can be stressful. It’s our job to take the emotions out of it and focus on the needs of our client.”
The goal is as important as the reward: “When I know I’ve helped someone’s dream come true, potentially helped someone change their life, it’s rewarding. I like to think that every transaction is a win-win for everyone.”
For Malcolm, a work-life balance is one of the benefits of living, working and playing in Centre Wellington. A busy father to two young boys, Zachary and Zabian, he and wife Jane can often be found at the local arenas, where Malcolm coaches the boys in hockey and lacrosse. He also plays hockey and is involved with the Guelph Wrestling Club. It’s those community traditions that ground him here. It’s the inspiration for his annual Fins and Skins Tournament, a one-day fishing/golfing tournament with funds raised going to support local causes.
Home is where the heart is, and Malcolm is creating a legacy in business, community, and most importantly, in family. That focus has made him a consistently “busy” realtor, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.
640 Colquhoun Street
Centre Wellington, Ontario
Fergus has distinguished itself as one of the finest towns in Centre Wellington and this is your opportunity to purchase a one of a kind home in an established, mature neighbourhood. This custom-built Wright Haven home is artfully tucked away amongst a beautifully landscaped property that backs onto conservation lands. Upon entering this gracious home, you will notice the attention to details and the generous layout. The main floor offers open concept living with the sitting room opening into the dining room and the dining room opening into the kitchen. A large stone fireplace, between the dining room and the kitchen, anchors the main floor. The professionally designed kitchen offers plenty of working counter space, along with organized storage space and high-end built-in appliances; including Miele and Sub-Zero. A balcony which accompanies the entire second floor is a magical space that makes outdoor living easy. Along the entire back of the home are expansive windows and sliding glass doors that access to the balcony, which allow for natural light and overlooks the private yard. There is a main floor bedroom (which is currently an office) which has a three-piece bathroom to accompany it. The mudroom is enviable! Upon arriving on the second floor there is a sitting area, accompanied by a panel of windows offering natural light and overlooking the front yard. The four bedrooms on this floor are generous in size; two bedrooms share a three-piece washroom and the third bedroom has an ensuite. The primary bedroom is well appointed and has two levels; including a large walk-in closet and a gas fireplace. Off the bedroom is a private balcony. The second level is up a set of stairs; this space is currently a home gym and also has a private balcony. The walkout basement offers plenty of living space. Currently it is set up with a bedroom, a living room and a large artists studio. This floor offers direct access to the private yard with total privacy. (id:22076)
8118 Sideroad 20
Centre Wellington, Ontario
Need a large shop? Are you looking to expand your home business? Buyers in search of a generous family home with some space, privacy, location close to town & an absolutely amazing shopwill want a closer look. This character family home has been updated throughout starting with mechanicals, insulation, flooring, kitchen & bathrooms in addition to landscaping, fenced side yard & shop. Located 10 minutes from Fergus on a paved road, you are also a short commute to Orangeville, Guelph & KW. Enter the main floor to convenient home office, large principal rooms, formal dining & living room with cozy pellet stove will easily accommodates those special family events. Kitchen with plenty of cupboard & counterspace features a large island that will spoil the gourmet chef. Adjoining home gym can easily serve as 2nd office for those working from home. Venture to the upper level & discover 4 generous bedrooms & updated bathroom. The layout, character & feel of this home with high ceilings & bright windows is perfect for growing families. Walk out to fenced side yard with play centre & gazebo where you can enjoy endless westerly views over fields & epic sunsets. Check out the 30x36 shop with 11 high ceilings & 12wide x 10 high roll up door, mostly insulated & with 200 amp service. A brand new adjoining shop has been added, 72 x 50 with 20 high ceilings, several 18 high rollup doors & concrete floor, is perfect for large equipment, storage & more. A large gravel lot will more than satisfy all your parking needs. A rare find in todays market, call now for a private viewing. (id:22076)
139 Rennie Boulevard
Centre Wellington, Ontario
Country living with all the amenities. Minutes from Fergus in a sought after subdivision on a large, private lot. South facing with epic sunrise views over Belwood Lake. A short commute to Guelph, Orangeville & the 401. Enter the main floor to large principle rooms & convenient, open concept layout & gorgeous hardwood floors. Eat in kitchen with gas fireplace, plenty of counter space/cupboard storage & bright windows offering lake views. Adjoining living room provides great space for evening entertainment & walkout to upper level wood deck, the perfect spot for a summer BBQ overlooking the lake. 3 generous main floor bedrooms. Lower walkout level boasts large rec room with thick carpet that makes the perfect setting for cozy movie nights & the ideal space for the kids to play. Wet bar, walkout to patio, hot tub, fire pit & private, fenced rear yard provide the ultimate in convenience. Additional bedroom offer space for guests, growing families or easily used as home office. Basement bath features sauna and soaker tub. Enjoy this beautiful family home with all of the outdoor activities at your doorstep. The Fergus Golf Course is steps away, snowmobile Trails are accessible from the driveway. How about fishing for Bass, Pike or Walleye? Try ice Fishing on Belwood Lake or world famous Fly fishing on the Grand River less than 5 mins away. Bike trails & the ever popular Cataract Trail are just down the road. This is the perfect place for a family waiting on a new build or in between homes. Perhaps you need a great place to live while completing a large reno? Also ideal for University Tenures or cottagers needing a home to live in during the winter season. Fully furnished & including utilities, landlord is ideally looking for October 2021 until June 2022 occupancy. Call now for more details or your own personal viewing. (id:22076)
1 Lockyer Road
Located on a large, mature lot in the ever popular Old University area of Guelph, this solid, nicely updated 3 bedroom bungalow is available for lease November 1st. Close to schools, parks, the Speed River trails, shopping, restaurants and the sought after vibe of downtown Guelph, you are also directly on the public transit route. The landlord is moving locally to their new home and looking for ideal tenants to take over their meticulously cared for home. Open concept main floor features hardwood floors and an updated kitchen. 3 generous bedrooms with loads of natural light. Nice, covered carport offers a great outdoor space to relax. Mature trees, gardens and lawn will be professionally maintained by the landlord. With appliances included, it is ideal for professionals, down sizing sellers, empty nestors looking for one level living or perhaps University Tenures looking for an executive rental. Call now for more info or to arrange a private viewing. (id:22076)