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A Little Bit About Me I was raised in the Edmonton area and have been living in Edmonton for over twenty years (minus approximately two years in Sacramento, CA...minus approximately two years in-and-around Norman, OK). I am formally educated at the University of Alberta and hold an undergraduate degree (B.Sc.) in Laboratory Medicine.
As a REALTOR® As a REALTOR® I am a member of the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton, the Alberta Real Estate Association, and the Canadian Real Estate Association. I am also a member of the Commercial Division of the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton and the Canadian Commercial Council of REALTORS®. I have been trading in real estate for over five years and while I possess a lot of experience, I still manage to take away at least one new experience from each Client and each transaction. I work for my Clients in all areas of Edmonton and surrounding communities.
My Approach to Real Estate My business is based upon the complementary principles of honesty, integrity, and professionalism and I bring these three qualities to every real estate transaction in which I am involved. I am serious and committed however, I strive to ensure every real estate experience is enjoyable - from beginning to end.
Choosing Craig as our realtor was the best decision we made during the search for our new home. Craig’s professionalism, integrity, and patience helped us find the perfect home. Shortly after beginning our house search, Craig quickly got a sense of what was important for us to have in a new home. His knowledge and experience shone through during the house showings, providing us with helpful, objective advice and recommendations. He thoroughly explained every step of the home purchasing process and ensured we fully understood and were comfortable with each step, as we progressed. Craig was a calming and reassuring influence as we began to evaluate houses we were interested in. He gave us the time to think about and make the decisions we needed to make without feeling rushed or pressured. When it was time to make an offer, Craig negotiated strongly on our behalf to ensure our position was effectively communicated, understood, and uncompromised. Throughout our entire experience with Craig, he exuded the utmost of confidence and professionalism – it was evident that he strove to make our home purchasing experience the best it could be. We would use Craig’s services again without hesitation and would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for a Realtor who puts his client’s needs first when buying or selling their home.
- Brent & Erin
Our selection in a realtor was purely based on the recommendation of a friend that we had recently worked with. Her integrity and reliability gained our trust and we valued her opinion. She was definitely correct in working with Craig as he represented the same integrity and sincerity as previously experienced by the person offering the recommendation. We hadn't had much experience with realtors (actually none) but my wife and myself both come from years of experience in the customer service industry and Craig always exceeded our expectations. Dealing with Craig had a comfortable yet professional atmosphere. Craig has a unique and excellent ability to adjust to his environment. Even though his business is realty, he still relates on a personal level and shares his own successful and challenging experiences on buying a home. Craig has the ability to make you feel like you're his only customer. Whenever and whatever we needed to ask, Craig would get back to us with an answer and depending on the urgency of the matter, he would make your challenge his challenge and do whatever he could to resolve the issue. The experience was fantastic! If we were to say every little thing went as planned or perfect, that would be a lie but Craig's attention to detail, his ability to relate, his willingness to help where he could was a positive and consistent. In all the time we worked together, I reflect back and smile at what a great experience it was. Without a question we would feel confident referring Craig to others. We would not only be supporting someone that support us but the feeling is like supporting a friend. Our words of referral would be, "friendly, positive, attentive, get the job done." Of course we would lay out the details of our dealings to ensure "the would be referral" understood they'd be getting the 'full meal deal'.
- Don & Marianna
Craig was recomended to us by a friend of ours from ATB Financial, she had hired him when she bought her first place and thought he would be a good match for us. At our first meeting with Craig he was very friendly and informative, he never put any pressure on us to hire him and was very open and honest about all aspectes of his job, for these reasons we decided to hire him to help us find our first home. Throughout the whole process Craig was helpful, informative, and professional. He answered any questions we had and gave great advice along the way. He worked hard to understand what was important to us to help us find a home that we could love for years to come. Craig’s experince and integrity makes us confident that we have made all the right choices and we are eager to recomend him to our friends and family. We fell that Craig went above and beyond for us and are confident he would do the same for anyone else lucky enough to work with him. Thank you once again for all your help, we are loving the house and enjoying all the perks of being home owners!
- Candace & Greg
I cannot recommend Craig enough. As a first time ‘Home Seller’, the process was overwhelming. I was completely naïve and unaware of all that was required for the sale of my Home. Craig was very upfront with his take on market conditions. He did not sugar coat anything. Never did I feel like he was trying to pull the wool over my eyes just to get the sale. I always knew where we stood. He had answers for almost all of my questions and concerns. If there was something he was unsure of, he strived to get an answer to me right away. His complete professionalism in all matters helped to quickly quell any fears or apprehension. Craig was there at every stage of the journey to help me through. He made himself available at anytime whether it was a pressing matter or not. His knowledge and resource base was vast. I am proud to call Craig a friend and I will be using him for any future real estate transactions.
I hired Craig to help me sell my Edmonton condo in 2009. It was my first experience working with a realtor and Craig raised the bar high: he was always genuinely personable and honest; he was very easy to reach; and he ended up selling my condo with a price and timeframe that I was very happy with.
We recently moved to Edmonton from Ontario. Our search for a home and eventual move was made so much easier by the efforts of our realtor Craig Pilgrim. He went above and beyond is so many ways, His knowledge of the Real estate market and his attention to detail was impressive. I felt cared for through out the whole process, as in the end I had to come to Edmonton to find a home while my husband completed his assignment in Ontario. Craig was always accessible and available; I really do believe that without his efforts the whole process would have been so much harder. We affectionately refer to him the "Oracle", he seems to have a solution for whatever help we asked of him. We cannot heap enough praise on him. He is without a doubt the most Professional Realtor we have ever dealt with. Thank you Craig, We could not have done this without you!
- Carol & Harry
As a first time home buyer the process can be extremely overwhelming however, Craig made the process simple and enjoyable by tailoring himself to suit our needs. He was ALWAYS available to answer any questions we had (even after the deal was done). We really appreciated his knowledge of the market and how home buying and selling works. The best part of the experience for us besides our new home that we love, was that within the first few days of house shopping we truly felt like we had a friend helping us pick the house of dreams, someone who had our best interests at heart and he was never that "pushy realtor" trying to make a sale. (Which put us both at ease). Going thru a house with Craig is great, as we were looking at the cosmetic things, he is following behind catching any issues we missed and he never hesitates to give his honest opinion when asked. We absolutely LOVED using Craig as our realtor and fully plan on using him for all future transactions as well as recommending him to as many friends as possible!!!!
- Nadine & Dave
With the successful closing of the third transaction in which you have represented Gwen and I (two purchases and one sale over a three year period), I wanted to express my most sincere appreciation for your exemplary services as our realtor. Living away from the Edmonton market, we have to rely on you as our realtor to provide good market advice, followed up by diligent service and a high level of friendly, yet professional communication. Craig, you have consistently delivered upon our expectations ‘IN SPADES'. That's why we keep coming back to you! We have never, in our several transactions away from the Edmonton area, had a realtor provide us with better service. I have often provided friends with your contact information, along with my highest recommendation, for their real estate interests. Gwen and I will certainly use your services again for any real estate transaction we pursue in the Edmonton region. Further, I have no hesitation in providing you with this broad endorsement, and I would happily stand as a personal-contact reference for ANY person looking for the best realtor in the Edmonton market. Please feel free to use these comments in any promotional efforts you pursue. These comments are offered as heartfelt and genuine, and I believe it would have been a great service to any other person who may follow this recommendation.
- Doug & Gwen
Craig was refered to us through a friend and boy was he everything he was supposed to be and more! My fiancée and I lived in Mississauga and were buying a home in Edmonton and did everything over the phone or by email with Craig. When we came to Edmonton and Craig was unfortunately out of town, he ensured he setup us with a colleague and she knew exactly what our goals were and what we were looking for. He had provided us multiple listings throughout the process and put up with my constant pestering! We found a home that we love, and with Craig's help we bought it. Even though he was out of town, our whole experience was stress free - which speaks to Craig's dedication to his clients. It was my first time buying and he made sure I understood every part of the process, from making the offer, to closing. In fact we hadn't even met Craig until after we came to Edmonton to get the keys!
- Neil & Patty
It was very hard to find someone who would work with us the way we required (i.e. contact via email instead of phone). Craig was able to understand our lifestyle, and did not give us any of that high-pressure garbage we had come to expect from the other realtors we contacted. We also had a 2-year-old to deal with and he was very considerate of that when scheduling viewings. Basically he really took our lifestyle into account and helped get us the best selling experience possible. We couldn't have been happier with our buying experience.
- Adam & Carissa
Craig is FABULOUS!!! Overall I was very impressed with pleased with his high level of service & dedication making sure I got what I wanted. Craig's understood what I was looking for - he took the time to ask questions, his attention to detail, patience, time availability / flexibility and communication was outstanding. I respected Craig's professional ethics as he cared about my needs and wasn't just after the sale - he builds relationships with his clients. His negotiation skills are THE BEST I have seen in a long time. When Craig was negotiating on the property, he was on vacation out of the country and he still closed the deal and walked me through everything I needed (over the phone & by email). In my opinion, Craig is one of the best realtors I have ever met, and I have referred him to several of my friends & colleagues already. It is obvious that Craig loves what he does and he is all about the CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE!!
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