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.
440 Union Street E
I am honored to represent this stunning bungalow set on a large, private, lot on one of the areas premier streets. A short walk to the majestic Grand River, Cataract Trail, rec-centre & historic downtown Fergus, also an easy commute to Guelph, KW & 401. Rarely does an opportunity come to own such a special home, 'Arts and Crafts 'design elements by Crozier Design & fully renovated by Wyminga Building Company. The brick drive sets the approach & framed by professionally landscaped gardens which are "Certified Backyard Habitats" by the Canadian Wildlife Federatiion & feature native trees, shrubs & grasses. Enter main floor to find the home rich in wood floors & trim. Gourmet kitchen features solid wood cabinets, granite countertops & tile floors that create the perfect space for home meals. The adjoining sunroom captures lots of natural light & boasts the most unique gas fireplace, sure to be a favorite space for gatherings. Walkout to private wood deck, raised beds, trellis, waterfall feature & feel lost in your own rear yard oasis. Main floor office caters to the aspiring artist just off the mudroom & double + attached garage. Generous living room boasts gas fireplace & character galore. 3 generous bedrooms, master with walk in closet & luxury ensuite that rivals most 5 star hotels. Heated tile floors throughout provide extra warmth. Venture to the lower level & find large recroom with bright windows, bathroom & plenty of storage space. A truly exceptional offering! (id:22076)
517 St Andrew Street W
Classic 1 1/2 storey charmer with stunning upgrades. Walk to the many shops, pubs & restaurants of historic downtown Fergus. Wander along the Grand or jump on the Cataract Trail...this home is set in complete privacy yet captures the convenience of down town living. Commuters will find the drive to Guelph, KW, Orangeville & 401 a cinch. The private parking area off rear municipal lane leads down a path through perennial gardens to the rear deck of this character home. With an additional stone patio, you can enjoy an evening drink in your own rear yard oasis. Enter the main floor to find updated kitchen custom cabinetry, tile backsplash & granite countertops. With amazing wood trim & high end laminate flooring, the adjoining dining area is flooded in natural light. Generous formal living room with high ceilings & home office provide the perfect space to work from home. Upper level boasts 2 large bedrooms with plenty of closet space. Updated bathroom has tile floors, premium lighting & glass shower that rivals most luxury hotels. Lower level provides adequate storage not often found in older homes & potential to provide more living space. Front porch is set up & back from road, sheltered with towering maples giving the front of the home extra privacy. Large shed is perfect for storage. A great home at an attractive price point, book now for a private viewing. (id:22076)
152 St Andrew Street W
Prime Downtown Commercial Space for lease located in the heart of St Andrews Crossing in Historic Downtown Fergus. Great walk by and drive by traffic. 1790 square feet is more than adequate to relocate or start your own business. Great window space, workspace and storage. Many potential uses according to its C1 Zoning. Close to the Grand River, public parking and many anchor tenants that make downtown a destination of locals and tourists alike. Immediate possession available. Call now to discuss the many opportunities that this great space provides. (id:22076)
1606 - 150 Wellington Street E
Available for Lease! Absolutely stunning 1488 sqft, 2 bedroom+den condo in River Mill Condominium. Situated in heart of downtown Guelph. Upon entering this upgraded sky series unit you will notice luxurious crown moulding & 10ft ceilings! Dream kitchen featuring high-end stainless appliances, quartz counters, custom cabinetry, subway tiled backsplash, built-in desk, wine fridge & massive centre island. Kitchen open to sun-drenched living/dining room boasts hardwood floors, stunning feature wall, gas fireplace & wall to wall windows allowing an abundance of natural light into the unit. Sliding doors lead to your massive terrace with glass railings maximizing your beautiful south west view of the city. Enjoy spectacular evening sunsets & a great space for a home garden. Spacious master featuring tray ceilings, stunning globe light, walk-in closet & sliders leading to 2nd terrace! Luxurious 4pc ensuite boasts oversized glass shower, custom vanity with quartz counter & double sink. Another large bedroom drenched in natural light with double closet. Lovely 4pc main bath & den with charming french doors. Modern building is filled with luxurious amenities. Chic lounge where you can mingle with guests or play a round of pool. Outside is a large terrace featuring multiple sitting areas & gazebos with stunning 180-degree view of the city. Enjoy full access to fitness centre, library, guest suite & gardens. 2 Premium indoor parking spaces add to the convenience. City living at its best! (id:22076)
753 Tower Street S
High Traffic location at the entrance to Fergus. A prime location with lots of drive-by traffic as well as foot traffic in a growing community. 10,644 square feet (10,100 sq ft main floor and 544 sq ft 2nd floor) of office space currently used as a medical clinic. Landlord may consider dividing into smaller units to meet your needs. Recently improved to meet more current codes. Many potential uses according to its C2 zoning. Great opportunity to start or relocate your business to a high exposure location with plenty of parking within a busy commercial plaza. Some large common areas as well as many private offices will provide a layout that will meet many applications. Call today for a personal tour. (id:22076)