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.
107 Mcgowan Street
Our photographer commented today that he rarely sees such a neat, clean and meticulously maintained home! It is truly a pleasure to show. Solid bungalow built by Wrighthaven Homes, a local, award winning builder who prides themselves in quality. Located in a sought after subdivision popular with families, you are a short walk to parks, the Cataract Trail, the Majestic Grand River, Grand River Raceway, the ever popular Elora Mill & all the shops, pubs and restaurants of historic downtown Elora. Commuters will love the short drive to Guelph, KW or the 401. The large front porch awaits your evening coffee with sunset views. Enter the main floor to open concept living. Front bedroom can easily accommodate your home office. Kitchen with loads of cupboards overlooks bright great room & dining area. Main floor walk out to huge composite deck with lots of privacy and access to fenced rear yard & shed. Spacious main floor master bedroom has luxury ensuite bath and walk in closet that will spoil the most discerning Buyer. 3rd bedroom is bright & spacious. Laundry and mudroom is conveniently located off of the double plus garage, perfect for those in need of extra storage. Venture to the lower level to find a convenient 3 piece bath & possible 4th bedroom for guests or the teen looking for privacy. Rec room space only requires ceiling & flooring to finish. With loads of updates and upgrades, this home will not disappoint. Call now for a personal viewing. (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)