Hometown: Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Best quotes from his story: “In 2019 I jumped into the ‘deep end’ and struck out with my new business that I could call my own. This was more in line with my values as I no longer wanted to work for ‘the man.’ My many years of sales and leadership experience served me well as I stepped into uncharted waters.”
“It comes down to basic communication and setting expectations. I work by an unofficial ‘rules of engagement’ that my clients respect and that keeps me from overloading demands on my time and losing my sanity — what’s left of it.”
Jim’s business philosophy: “Working in the real estate business has certainly opened my world to opportunity and abundance, however, my philosophy is more about being of service. My sales background taught me that being different is far better than being better. Work takes on a whole new level of purpose as one creates space between the solely transactional agent to one who offers service first. The sale becomes secondary. I recognised when I started in this industry that too many agents were after a quick buck. They didn’t have an endgame, they just had today’s game. I wanted more so I began by doing the only thing I knew well and that was getting to know people on a deeper level.”
What Clients Are Saying About Jim
“Jim was able to find us our forever home in a seller’s market. He listened to what we wanted and needed and continued to go the extra mile to secure us the perfect home. His communication was clear and he was always on time. He was upfront . . . about what to expect throughout the process. We would highly recommend his real estate services.”
“Jim Crawford is my hero! As a first-time homebuyer, I was very nervous to enter the real estate market. Houses were going under contract before they hit the market and I was repeatedly outbid. But every step of the way, Jim was there to . . . reassure me that we would find something I loved. He was also honest and forthright with me when it came to houses that were overpriced and/or items that seemed suspicious. Thanks to Jim, I am now happily moved into my forever home. The irony is that I was outbid on this house not once, but twice! Jim knew how much I loved the house so he reminded me that a lot can happen between “under contract” and “sold”. He reached out to the selling agent periodically just to check in and reiterate how much I loved the house. Sure enough, when both people fell through, we were able to submit an offer the same day and we got the house! Jim was able to guide me through all the paperwork, answering all my many questions along the way. He was incredibly responsive, responding to all inquiries via email and text the same day (if not the same hour) and he had a great working relationship with my mortgage broker. I am 100% confident that I would not be in my house without Jim. Even after settlement/closing, when I had an issue with the gas boiler, Jim was still responsive and was able to help provide me with my options. Even when I asked questions he wasn’t familiar with, he had no problem telling me he didn’t know but would find out — and he always did. Jim is friendly, professional, honest, hard-working, and reliable. Five stars are not enough to show how amazing Jim is. Highly recommended!”
~ Andrea T.
More about Jim Crawford
I am a RealtorⓇ with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Community Realty in Pottstown, PA. My business focus is on Eastern Pennsylvania. As a U.S Navy Veteran, I changed careers not long ago and now I have been actively working in this industry for just over two years and am honored to be the recipient of the P.A.I.G.E. Award (Passion, Authenticity, Inclusion, Growth and Excellence) as well as a Million Dollar Producer. I hold the following certifications that allow me to service my clients better:
Expect Better® certified, Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) certified, At Home with Diversity® (AHWD) certified, ePRO® digital marketing certified, Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certified, Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource® (SFR®) certified, VA Loan certified — thevaloan.org.
In my spare time, I coach with the Pottsgrove Soccer Club and Pottsgrove Middle School. I volunteer as Team Captain with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, and hold memberships with the Elks, VFW, and American Legion.
I live with my wife, Lauren and I am a proud father of James (son) and Bailey (daughter). We are kept busy with our family pet, Franklin the Boston Terrier.
How to Contact Jim
Jim Crawford – Realtor, ePRO, AHWD, PSA, C2EX, SFR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Community Realty
Read JIm’s full story in Becoming a Local LeaderⓇ