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.
532 Victoria Street
Located on a large, mature, park-like lot, this meticulously maintained sidesplit is steps away from the Irvine River, Veteran's Park & a good walk to the pubs, shops & restaurants of historic downtown Elora. The 110'X148' lot will impress those looking for privacy & that extra space for the kids to play. A single detached garage & large shed provide space for storage or that sought after workspace. Enter the main floor to living room flooded in natural sunlight. Open concept kitchen with loads of cupboard & counterspace adjoins the dining area & creates a great space for those special family dinners. Walk out to single attached garage makes bringing in groceries a cinch. Venture to the upper level & discover a recently updated full bath & 3 generous bedrooms giving the space needed for growing families. Check out the lower level recroom with large windows & bright, neutral decor. Adjoining games room can easily serve as 4th bedroom or office for those looking to work from home. With many recent updates, this neat & tidy home offers great value at an affordable price. Call now for a private viewing. (id:22076)
753 Tower Street S
High Traffic location at the entrance to Fergus and main corridor to locations further north. A prime location in a sought after Commercial Plaza with lots of drive-by traffic as well as foot traffic in a growing community. Aprox. 9,644 square feet (plus 544 sq ft 2nd floor) of commercial space. Landlord may consider dividing into smaller units to meet your needs. 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. Call today with any questions or a personal tour. (id:22076)