Originally from Sydney, Australia, Craig was born an adventurer and entrepreneur. He established his first business - a dairy delivery service - at the age of 17, ultimately growing it into a local favorite and selling it for a sizable profit. He decided to make use of the proceeds by traveling the world. While he initially planned to travel for a year, Craig ended up exploring 46 countries over the span of a decade. Highlights of his time abroad include performing in a Bollywood movie in India, residing in Amsterdam and Switzerland, and working as a fashion photographer in London and Paris.
Craig has now called New York home for over 24 years and has run a successful wedding photography business for 21 years, personally shooting over 800 weddings including Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger's wedding in the South of France. After his own wedding to his lovely wife Pippa in 2000, Craig bought a parcel of land upstate and his love of real estate flourished. Craig has designed and constructed his own upstate retreat and has also purchased, renovated, and sold multiple properties in Brooklyn. He now puts his extensive knowledge of all things NYC, along with his ability to deliver results calmly under pressure, to good use at Elegran. In his free time, Craig can be found relaxing in Park Slope with his wife and 2 children, walking his beloved dog, or upstate splitting wood, smoking brisket and working on his vintage Ford Fairlane.
Craig Paulson is an excellent broker and one whom I would highly recommend. He thoughtfully selected a number of apartments throughout a number of neighbourhoods, and helped identify a perfect one in a Hudson Yards. He also helped to seamlessly manage the application process which was especially difficult for a foreigner in NYC. Would recommend Craig to anyone who wants a thoughtful broker to help you effectively and efficiently manage the move!Keegan
Craig Paulson was a great broker and really helped us a lot throughout or apartment search. He was very knowledgeable on the areas we were interested in an moved very quickly to help us secure the right apartment. He is very professional and if we decide to move again we will absolutely reach out to him!Andrew
Working with Craig Paulson was one of the best renting experiences I've had. He is professional, caring, patient and he understands what it is that the client is looking for and finds it. The best broker I've worked with by far, I highly recommend anyone working with him.Gisela
My roommates and I are moving to NYC this summer, and we found a property we loved. While every agent I reached out to was responsive, Craig Paulson answered my call and helped us out. He immediately went out to the unit and facetimed us. We were able to tour within an hour, and fill out an application. Among competing offers, Craig fought for my roomates and I to still be #1 in line for the unit. We are so grateful for Craig and his diligence! He is the best -- if you have the opportunity to use him, you should!!!Caroline
Craig Paulson recently assisted us in our search for a Brooklyn investment property. Great person to work with, tracking accurately properties, visits, full of advices on full process, from neighborhoods and buildings to recommending bankers. I highly recommend working with him and this company.Claire
Craig Paulson was our secret weapon while shopping for a home in New York City, the most competitive real estate market in the world! I've worked with other brokers in the past who constantly dropped the ball, wouldn't submit our offers in time, did the bare minimum, and generally didn't deserve our business. Craig is the polar opposite. Driven, hard working, and diligent, he was the X factor we needed in order to find our dream home. We did, and even though it already had an accepted offer, he swooped in with a beautiful package presenting us in the best light, and all of a sudden we were in contract. He helped us immensely as a resource, connecting us to an excellent inspector, an amazing lawyer, and continually served as our liaison with the sellers' people. We couldn't have done it without you Craig! Thank you so much, we are building equity and living in our favorite place we've ever had in NYC. – ask for Craig specifically!Caleb
Craig Paulson is a unicorn. He is one of the most responsive, hard working, and proactive humans I have ever had the pleasure of working with (across any industry). My husband and I purchased a home from a very difficult set of sellers with an even more difficult-to-deal-with seller's broker and Craig came through for us time and time again. If it weren't for Craig's hard work and persistence, I am certain that the deal would have fallen through. However, because of Craig we got the home for a very competitive price, we were able to delay closing for a few months until our lease ended, and we were connected with a great and thorough home inspector. Icing on the cake, Craig is also a nice guy and a joy to be around who takes the pain out of looking for a new home in NYC. Could he easily outshine "the most interesting man in the world"... yes, yes he could. Is he too much of a gentleman to do so... of course, this is Craig Paulson we're talking about. In short, if you are in the market for a new home do yourself a favor and call Craig Paulson.Taranea
Craig was excellent - I found a gem of an apartment through him. Thank you Craig for taking my needs into consideration and for your patience!Zahra
Craig Paulson is really a dream realtor. Craig helped us to find the perfect condo for our lifestyle in South Slope, and we truly could not have gotten through the deal without him. So many friends and family members told us they never heard of a deal like ours that actually made it all the way to a finished sale! And our answer was "Craig made it possible. We couldn't have done this with anyone else!" He exudes competence, trustworthiness, knowledge, and warmth. He's totally professional but also very easy to be with, which is ideal when you're viewing lots of homes! Buying a home is a rollercoaster. But we always knew Craig was in our corner representing us the best anyone could, and in the end he got us a great deal in a wild time! I HIGHLY recommend Craig Paulson!Avery
Craig was such an incredible partner and friend during the home-buying journey. Craig and I looked in two different NY markets and each time he came with deep knowledge about the market, business savvy and an appreciation of my wants and needs. Craig went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and that I got everything I wanted. He even ensured I settled in well once I closed. That's how dedicated Craig is. Now, I have my first home in my dream location. Thank you, Craig!Zakiya