Craig assisted my wife and me with the sale of our large home of 20+ years in Olmos Park (downsizing after our 3 kids had grown), and the purchase of a new home nearby in the AH area. Craig came highly recommended by a friend of my wife, and her high recommendations proved spot on. Craig inspired confidence from our first meeting with his knowledge of the local market and detailed recommendations for steps needed to successfully market our home, but he was also patient as we went through the lengthy process of de-cluttering and readying the house for show---always there to consult with when we needed him but never pestering us to move more quickly than we were ready for. He connected us with a top-notch stager/consultant for more specific advice on readying the home to show for sale and with a savvy photographer, with fees for both covered as part of his services; I think both their services contributed enormously to the quick sale we got. He also worked overtime assisting us with finding suitable comparables for our home in order to set the asking price (with a nicely landscaped pool and a 2-story detached guest quarters/game room/study, our home had some unusual features that made it a challenge to price).
With all that groundwork laid, he assisted us in negotiating a contract at almost 99% of our asking price within the first 24 hours of the sign going up and the MLS listing, with a back-up contract also later within the first 24 hours at 100% of the asked price. Since we'd been anticipating a much longer sales process, we hadn't even started to look seriously for our new home at that point, but Craig also kicked that process quickly into gear, showing us more than a dozen homes over the next two weeks in person and providing us daily market info on many dozen more. He assisted us with market contacts for all the ancillary services needed to wrap up the purchase and sale and assisted us through the inspection processes for both homes, staying cool under pressure when a minor encroachment issue needed to be resolved with our home in order to adhere to the closely coordinated schedule for selling the one home and buying the other days later. All of it went very successfully and we couldn't be more pleased with Craig's contributions to the process. Would definitely highly recommend him to others!
Craig has helped us on both the purchase of a home and the sale of our home, all within seven months time. When moving to San Antonio in Dec. of 2013, he made the transition super easy and handled our real estate transaction with utmost professionalism. Due to my husband's job, we had to sell the same home after seven months and were very fortunate to have Craig, and his assistant, Lauren, represent us again. We sold our home within a week and couldn't be happier with the real estate service and professional we received from both Craig and Lauren. My husband and I were so fortunate to work with such hardworking agents, and we highly recommend calling Craig and Lauren for all your real estate needs!
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Oak Park - Northwood, San Antonio, TX.
Craig served as our agent both in selling our home and buying our current one. He gave excellent assistance in selling our home, not only resources and referrals to help with the staging and cost-effective repairs and beautification, but also with the online description, the asking price, and photo presentation of the house. We greatly appreciated his frequent, encouraging checks on the progress of our efforts. The house sold within two days for more than the asking price, thanks to the assistance we received and to his local knowledge. Craig also served us well in his role as buyers' agent. He is knowledgeable about construction because of his academic background. He kept us informed as houses came on the market and was prompt to show us ones we were interested in. The home-buying process went smoothly in every respect, with the only road bumps minor ones that occurred in working with the lender Legacy Mutual.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in San Antonio, TX.
Craig is amazing!!! Moving from Las Vegas to San Antonio was quite a transition for us. Haveing 2 small children and finding the right neighborhood, schools and perfect home was almost overwhelming for us since we had never been to San Antonio before. Craig took his time with us and traveled all over San Antonio with us to get us familiar with the different areas. He took our calls at all hours and was helpful in all aspects of the purchase of our home. We love the school, the neighborhood and everything about our new house and we love San Antonio. We would highly recommend Craig to anyone looking for a home in San Antonio. We are forever grateful to him for helping find our forever home.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 in Oak Park - Northwood, San Antonio, TX.
Craig helped us sell our home and helped us purchase a new home. He really worked hard to help us find what we were looking for. He listened and gave sound advice. I never doubted that we were top of mind for him during our process.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Monte Vista, San Antonio, TX.
Craig was extremely professional and guided us through the home buying process with ease. Craig was very familiar with the areas of town we focused on (Monte Vista, Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills) and helped make the transition from another city a pleasant experience. Most importantly, he was always available to answer any questions and when coordinating various inspections in our home. Craig understands the nature of having a busy home and work schedule and makes himself available via text or cell when meeting is not an option for the buyer. The added personal touch was evident when Craig supported our decision to withdraw an offer on a more expensive home which required costly repairs and upgrades. He didn't appear to be in his job solely for the commission and never pushed us into something that wasn't right for our family.
When a neighbor wanted to purchase my rental property in Alamo Heights, Craig represented me in the negotiations leading to the sale. Subsequent to the sale, he assisted me in finding a replacement property in the same area. I was very pleased with each phase of both the sale and the reinvestment in the new property. Craig was very professional, very knowledgeable, and he was very patient with me and the time constraints of my work hours. Everything went very well, and I would highly recommend him.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Oak Park - Northwood, San Antonio, TX.
I found that Craig and The Phyllis Browning Company was knowledgeable, professional, and a pleasure to work with during all phases of buying and selling a home.
I would definitely use Craig again in the future!
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Terrell Heights, San Antonio, TX.
Craig did an amazing job for us and is a huge reason why we are in our new home. He demonstrated a very thorough understanding of the market, on top of helping us navigate some very challenging issues with our new home. It was definitely not an easy deal but Craig's knowledge, industry contacts and persistence made it possible, and my wife and I couldn't be happier in our new home.