I am a general brokerage real estate agent serving clients in the NC Triangle area, with an emphasis on the Raleigh, Wake Forest, Durham, Cary and Apex areas. I have over twenty-five years of real estate, financial planning, budgeting, tax, finance and operations experience, working with individuals and investors.
I help buyers and sellers get the best price possible on their timetable and with the fewest hassles along the way. I have a proven track record in helping clients through the process of evaluating and purchasing residential and investment properties and in marketing and preparing properties for sale. As a financial and tax planner, I am uniquely qualified to assist clients looking to make what may be their largest lifetime purchase - their home - and also to assist in evaluating a potential market price for a client's home.
From my own experience I know it can seem complicated, but with the right advice purchasing a home can be a great investment for the future. My experience, skills and work ethic make me uniquely suited to assist you with such an important decision.
Please allow me to help you with your real estate needs.
What made you interested in Real Estate? I've been working in real estate for many years. I love the fact that every transaction is different, every buyer and seller have their own needs and preferences and that i have the privilege to assist them in this process.
What is your favorite part about this industry? Working with buyers and sellers and helping them either find their dream home or assist in staging and selling their present home.
What designations do you have? REALTOR, Broker, SRES and CPA
What areas do you serve? All of Wake , Orange and Chatham County
What was your career before real estate? I was a finance professional and CPA serving as CFO in private and public companies
What is your real estate experience? Ten years licensed in new jersey and Four years in North Carolina
Why did you choose HPW? I think it is the best managed and realto friendly organization in North Carolina. Plus, we are the largest volume agency in the state.
What are your specialties? I work primarily in residential and have specialized with new buyers as well as with the over 55 market as well as with luxury listings
What were the three things you were responsible for in your career prior to real estate? Financial Reporting, Financial Planning and Strategic Planning
What is your greatest strength? Listing to my clients and their wish lists and then solving the logistics to get them successfully to their new home whether they be buyers or sellers
What is your greatest weakness? Sometimes showing too many properties to my buyers
What degrees do you have? CPA, MBA in Financial Management , REALTOR(R)
What year did you start in the industry/profession? 1984 in New Jersey
What is your favorite area restaurant? Death and Taxes
What are your hobbies? Horseback riding, golf and family
What is your favorite public park? Umstead
What is your favorite vacation spot? Charleston, SC
Do you prefer the beach or the mountains? Beach
Which local non-profit organizations do you support? United Way
How many times have you moved? 10
Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks? Salty
What is your favorite book? Bible
What is your favorite movie? Ben Hur
Are you a dog- or a cat-person? Dog
What is on your bucket list this year? Beach trip to Antiqua
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Italy and France- I have not yet been there
How do you eat an Oreo cookie? In one bite
Why do you love living here? Four seasons weather and close to the beach and the mountains and great food
What is your secret/hidden getaway? Can't tell you- it's a secret
Do you eat Eastern- or Western-style barbecue? western
Larry is absolutely the best at what he does. My house was sold for over asking price in less than 12 hours! He was also extremely hands on in coordinating the cleaning and other work done to the house. Larry consistently went above and beyond in the process of selling my old house & buying my new house.Jeffrey Mercendetti
I've recently purchased a home with Larry and I could not have been happier. As anyone in the business or market for buying a home knows, this is not an easy process. Larry was always attentive and patient through the process of looking at multiple homes. His market knowledge and expertise was a huge plus and in the end helped me to make an informed and educated decision on the property that I ultimately purchased. When I buy again in the future I will look no further than HPW and Larry Crawford.Eric Danford
Larry is the best agent anyone ever needed when selling your home. We were away from the town when we needed to upgrade the home before going on market, Larry showed his hands on experience by finding and coordinating with the contractors. After that, he managed all the open house, showings, cleaning the dirt on the floor in between showings. We were really worry free during the whole period because he assumed all the details on him. If you look more closely, Larry appeared loving our fine home no less than us. We enjoyed the period working with him, and would recommend to our friends when they have either buying/selling needs.Robert and Jean Wei
5 Stars! Larry's knowledge in real estate is beyond helpful. He helped me purchase my first home! He was always accessible and I loved he would respond to my text messages right away. Thank you Larry! I will recommend you to my friends and family.Ruth C
Just moved to North Carolina from California. Larry made the transition to the East Coast and our home-buying experience so great! He was extremely professional and helpful. Absolutely recommend to anyone looking to buy in the area.Jean & Mike D
Larry has set a new standard for customer service in real estate! He is always available and provided easy to understand explanations of the process. His deep industry knowledge and tremendous experience with real estate provided us the critical insight we needed to not only sell our house quickly, but at a great price. Additionally, Larry leveraged his expansive network and market expertise to help us find our current home. Without him we would not have found our amazing house. I highly recommend working with Larry for all your real estate transactions.Ron S.
I could not have asked for a better agent. Larry is very personable and was extremely patient with my mother when he assisted her in the sale of her home. He was willing to go the extra mile and even helped us to uninstall an outdated ceiling fan.Marie C
Incredibly knowledgeable and always accessible. Based on Larry's advice, we sold our home in just 6 days (and at a better price point then another agent had initially recommended).Anne S
Larry worked with us both in selling a home and in the purchase of our current home. He is thorough, thoughtful, persistent, and an excellent customer advocate. His focus was always on our family's needs. I highly recommend Larry - he'll treat you like family!Tracey H
Larry made our first ever home-buying experience fun. We were full of questions and first-time home-buying stress. Larry was extremely responsive and answered our all of our questions thoroughly, at all times of the day and night! He made sure we understood each step of the way and because of his advice we were able to confidently make the biggest financial decision we've ever made! We love our new house, and will always remember how amazing our realtor was in helping us to find it!!!Jen & Matt Lowell
A move is always a stressful time, but Larry made looking at new properties a breeze. He listened to our priorities and made them his priorities. He was knowledgable in areas we needed help from someone we could trust: school districts, nearby activities, local dining, and more.Haley