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.
550 James Street
It's an absolute pleasure to represent Diamond Quality Homes in this unique setting on a mature Street. Located walking distance to the majestic Grand River, Cataract Trail, schools, parks & many shops & restaurants of historic downtown Fergus. Commuters will love the drive to Guelph, KW Brampton & 401. An exceptional builder with a reputation of quality, care & impeccable workmanship, you'll want to hear more about the steps taken to ensure that Buyers are thrilled & often become customers for life. Many features include a magnificent stone front. 9 ft ceilings on the main floor & 8 ft 2nd floor. Main floor has hardwood & over sized ceramic floors. Gourmet kitchen boasts quartz countertops, island, under counter lighting & amazing counter/cupboard space that will be the setting of memories to come. The adjoining great room is flooded in natural light & provides the perfect space to entertain. Main floor office/den is ideal for those working from home. Venture to the upper level & find 4 generous bedrooms. The master suite will spoil you with a large walk-in closet & luxury ensuite bath. Bedrooms 2 & 3 share a bath while the 4th bedroom has a convenient 4 piece ensuite, the dream of most teenagers. The lower level has plenty of storage in addition to a legal 1 bedroom accessory apartment. Ideal for inlaws or as a mortgage helper, this home will impress the most discerning Buyer. PHOTOS ARE NOT THE ACTUAL HOME BUT RECENTLY BUILT MODEL...call for info on additional models. (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)
160 St David Street S
Located in the Heart of Historic Downtown Fergus on the banks of the majestic Grand River & one of the areas most sought after Professional buildings. Restored stone building with a variety of commercial tenants. Well maintained, secure access, on site parking. Great place to start or relocate your business. Willing to modify to suit your needs! (id:22076)
892 Tower Street S
Calling all investors or entrepreneurs! Are you looking to grow your business portfolio or start your own business? Great opportunity to take over an existing franchise located in a prime location at the entrance to Fergus, a thriving community scheduled for significant growth. High traffic and visibility. Booster Juice, a smoothie franchise which is hugely popular and offers amazing potential and opportunity. Secured by a long term lease, great parking and strong neighbouring tenancies. Call now for more information or a personal tour. (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)