From the initial discussion about what
we were looking for in our first house, through the closing and after we moved
in wrap-up, Craig was with us every step of the way. He genuinely strives
to make sure his clientele is comfortable, while getting an understanding
of their needs and desires. Craig put to rest any doubts we had and was not
shy with providing insight based on his past experiences with houses in the
neighbourhood. He was always well prepared at the showings, bringing along
with him the spec sheets and recent comps in the area. We had two young
boys at the time and Craig made sure to involve them, as the suitability of
the desired house had to fit their needs also. My wife and I are now
in the discussion phase of determining what we want in our “Forever” home
and we will be using Craig as our realtor to sell and buy. We can’t thank
him enough for making it so easy on us. They say first-time home buying is
one of the most stressful things you’ll do in life; that’s not true if you
have Craig right beside you.
Craig Dow turned that scary first time
home buying process into a streamlined process. Always prompt with a great
attention to detail. Good at asking the right questions to help you understand
how you really feel. Patient and willing to work with you until the right
property comes along. Quickly learns what you tend to like and dislike based
off of your (sometimes non-verbal) reactions to previous showings. Works well
under strict timelines and takes a lot of the stress out of the situation
as he is prepared for seemingly anything and everything that could come up.
-- Chris MacDonald
Craig helped me purchase my very first
condo back in 2012. He was very patient, helpful and knowledgeable as he answered
any and all questions and concerns that I had. He is very prompt, thorough
and diligent in everything he does. He also provided me with many options
for potential homes that he thought would suit my needs, which is why I didn't
hesitate to ask him to be my realtor again when I moved last year. I have
thoroughly enjoyed the smoothness and easiness both times that he has helped
me and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a similar experience!
-- John Kellam
Craig made our first time buying a
home as seamless as could be. He found us the perfect home meeting all of
our needs and wants. Craig goes above and beyond for his clients.
Liz Van Daalen and Timothy Wong
It’s difficult to summarize in words
just how wonderful of a Realtor/person my fiancé and I found out Craig
Dow is but I will try my best. My fiancé and I are first time home
buyers and we were going through a difficult family loss while we were looking
for and purchasing our new home; Craig was incredibly patient, empathetic,
and went above and beyond to ensure our home buying needs were met. We found
Craig through reviews like this and are so thankful we were able to have him
as our realtor. Craig is very personable and takes time to explain every aspect
of home buying and you can truly tell he cares about finding his clients the
best home for them! Will always recommend him to anyone we know looking to
sell or purchase a home! Can’t say enough great things about this man!
-- Stephanie and Tyrone
A little over a year ago I closed and
moved into my first home. Despite many challenges, the past year was an exciting
journey and one of many milestones. I am truly grateful for the support of
my real estate agent – Craig Dow. He always goes above and beyond my expectations!
Through my challenges with my builder, he provided me with valuable advice,
prepared me for the worst case scenario, kept me well informed and was always
ready to go the extra mile when the going got tough! But it’s not all business
with Craig; you can always count on him to show his appreciation for his clients
with thoughtful gifts like a personalized Christmas ornament, delicious maple
syrup in the spring, and your Halloween pumpkin! If you’re in the market for
a realtor; look no further - Craig is your guy!
Craig is polite, professional and hard
working. He will find suitable properties to view and will give sound
advice when purchasing. Our experience with Craig was excellent.
Reid and Jan
Craig is caring, compassionate, trustworthy,
professional - in short: An excellent Realtor!
Despite having very specific needs and working within short time-lines
Craig worked exhaustively to answer all our questions and successfully find
our first home.
When the time came to sell our first home, we went to Craig again. We
were also able to get the price we were hoping for. Craig used his marketing
skills and reliable contacts (e.g. photographer, drone operator, lawn care
services, lawyer) to sell the house in a relatively short period of time.
We were taken step-by-step through the process and provided with creative
solutions. And although we were in another province already, the sale of
the house was made simple and less stressful through Craig’s dedication.
We would highly recommend Craig as a Realtor!
L and E
We were looking for a
rural home and had Craig drive us around the Ottawa Valley for a few months,
usually taking up all hours of the evening. He was incredibly patient, kind
and honest when it was needed. Our time with Craig was enjoyable, and when
it came time to get down to business he was incredibly professional, answered
all questions we had (we had a lot as first time home buyers).
Because of Craig's advice,we were able to land our first dream home. I
truly believe that if we didn't listen to Craig we may not be in the house
we are in now. I will thank him forever for that.Thank you for being assertive
and knowledgeable. I would absolutely recommend Craig to anyone purchasing
Tim and Liz
Craig is a knowledgeable real estate
agent who provides exceptional customer service. He is passionate about
his clients needs and wants. He makes it his priority to find you the
home that you want. Thanks so much for helping us find our home!
Craig went above and beyond our expectations.
All questions were answered within hours, including evenings and weekends)
and we were completely confident in all info and advice given.
Couldn't recommend Craig enough. He
is passionate about real estate and meeting the needs of his clients. He
is very in touch with the Ottawa market and modern real-estate techniques.
Craig produced such a high-level listing; really goes above and beyond.
Ryan and Lindsay Lalonde
Excellent, very informative and always
answered my questions and helped me find all the people to complete my purchase.
Excellent service from start to finish;
reliable and knowledgeable; will make sure the client is satisfied.
Amy and Francois
Craig really impressed my wife and I
with his unerring professionalism. Any question we had and any insights we
asked him to provide were always handled immediately and impeccably. He
really helped us ask the right questions to land us in the right home, where
we have been happy ever since.
Neil and Sarah
Craig is a true professional and will
do whatever it takes to ensure that you have an easy and smooth transaction
and will keep you informed every step of the way.
Effficient with timelines, focused on
needs and wants. His availability to see houses was great. The
communication and information provided was fluent.
Derk and Tracy
I would recommend everyone to select
you as their realtor (and already have!) as you give honest and upfront advice,
and treat all clients, in a professional and courteous fashion.
Christine M-R and Andrew
Craig was wonderful. Very honest
and no surprises. As a first-time home buyer, he made us feel very
at-ease and completely stress free.
Mat and Caroline
has gone above and beyond my expectations. From the very first conversation,
Craig was intuitive, caring, and patient. He was honest and upfront about
everything. Anything he didn't know/wasn't aware of, he was willing to admit,
find out and got back to me very promptly. I couldn't have asked for a better
Realtor and very grateful for everything Craig has done for me.
is professional and straight-forward and trustworthy, which is exactly
what you want in a realtor! He makes the house-hunting experience easy and
fun, and obviously wants the best for you. We will definitely turn to him
again next time we're in the market!
Yael Santo and Dave Chamberlain
would highly recommend Craig. We think that he did an excellent job with
comparable houses and helped guide us with price. He was extremely
professional the entire time and worked hard to develop a rapport with us
and get us trusting him and the process. He was prepared with details on the
houses and alerted us to potential issue.
Ann-Marie Reid and Chris Goy
"Use Craig; trust me". Quick turn
around on e-mails, walked us through every step, extremely patient in dealing
with our "cold feet", focused on finding our perfect home. He exceeded
our expectations in in every way. We will definitely recommend Craig
in the future.
Roxy and Jay McDowell
are very happy with our decision to choose Craig Dow as our Real Estate Agent.
professionalism, knowledge, dedication, honesty, and positive attitude made
us feel as though we were in the best of hands, while also allowing us to
enjoy every step of the journey of buying our first home.
was always available to answer our many questions, and went the extra mile
to ensure that all of our needs were being met and that the service we were
receiving was exceptional
we were very specific about what we wanted for our first home, Craig listened
to us and understood our expectations. He assisted us through every step
of finding and purchasing our perfect home.
highly recommend Craig to anyone looking to buy a home, particularly first
time home buyers.
Naomi & Andrew
Best Realtor in Ottawa. Craig was
so helpful during our first home buying experience. He helped us find
the best home within our budget and never stopped trying to make our experience
the best it could be.
Because we were looking for a country home there was a lot of planning
involved in the showing of the homes. Craig made each adventure fun
and exciting every time. He was there to answer any questions we might
have had no matter what time of day and helped ease our nerves of purchasing
our first home.
His knowledge of first time home buyers was outstanding and gave the
best advice when asked or needed. We put full trust in Craig and we
truly could not have wished for a better experience.
Amy Chamberlain and Alex Drapeau
Craig's knowledge, experience
and patience as he helped me search for my new home made the process simple
and stress-free. Craig's commitment to his clients, his insight, and
his tendency to go above and beyond are the reasons I highly recommend him
as an agent to anyone seeking to buy/sell a home. Thank you, Craig!
We were happy we chose Craig
to help us with the purchase of our house. He provided good advice,
was responsive, patient and accommodated viewings to our schedules.
Most importantly, he wasn't pushy and allowed time to consider the different
options and was quick in responding to our information requests. Overall
it was a very good experience.
Craig was a joy to work
with from start to finish on the purchase of our first home. He set the expectation
early that driving us out to 'fact finding' missions at houses we had no
intention on purchasing were part of the first-time home buying process and
that it was his pleasure to go to as many as we needed. That type of dedication
is seldom seen in many occupations, especially real estate. His coordination
of our mortgage representative, lawyer, and contractor was superb, and he
had excellent recommendations for all three.
Questions asked to Craig
are either answered on the spot, or an answer is found within an extremely
short time frame and a follow-up email is received very promptly.
He has a passion for what
he does, and makes sure every aspect of the home purchase is the right fit
for client. I would highly recommend Craig for anyone who appreciates honest,
professional, and respectful service. We put all our trust into his expertise
and credibility, and came away with an experience that we haven't hesitated
to share to anyone with even a slight interest in buying a home.
Nick Campbell and Kelsie Kovacs
house was very difficult to sell due to the amount of renovations that
were needed. The professionalism, devotion and patience that Craig
demonstrated through the course of this process was phenomenal. His
determination towards his work makes him one of the best Realtors in the
moving from a difficult situation and having very specific requirements,
Craig had a very positive attitude and in a short period of time was able
to help us find a beautiful healthy home that fits our needs. Craig
was very flexible and attentive to our needs and wants.
Edmond and Laura
Craig did an unbelievable job acting as
my Real Estate Agent. He was prompt in getting everything completed that
I needed him to do. His communication between himself, myself, my lawyer
and the builder was exemplary. His friendly attitude and dedication to his
work makes it really easy for me to refer his services to anyone looking for
a great Real Estate Agent to help with their home ownership purchase. The
icing on the cake for me was Craig contacting me during a middle of a round
of golf and meeting me out in the middle of the golf course to sign my purchase
agreement papers. That there showed me the lengths that he will go to please
his clientele. Thanks again for a quick, easy, and smooth purchase.
You worked very hard for
us. You went the extra mile to help us find our dream home. Despite
all the inevitable ups/downs we had as first time home buyers, you kept
positive and provided great service!
Jen and Evan
were very effective and above all you took a lot of care. We are
new immigrants and we were really touched by your thoughtfulness to drive
us with our baggage to our new condo. We have already informed a friend
about how great of a Realtor you were.
Sachithanantham and Sathya Kulothungan
Craig Dow has been a very
reliable Realtor for any clients that I have referred to him. The feedback
from them has been nothing but impeccable. Every single one of them
has stated that he has made sure he goes out of his way to meet their needs
and make the transition as smooth as possible. I trust Mr. Dow to
handle all my referrals in the utmost professional manner and I plan to
continue to refer them to him.
Senior Account Manager, Royal Bank of Canada
Very carting to our needs and extremely patient.
Sachithanantham and Sathya Kulothungan