Why Choose Us as Your Maryland Real Estate Agents

The great thing about working with a Sales Agent that is part of a team is that you get more people working for you! When you hire The Creig Northrop Team of MD real estate agents, you’ll reap the benefits of our full-time Administrative Support Team to make sure your transaction goes smoothly.

"I have been a self-employed businessman for over 20 years and blessed with a talented staff that covers my back and allows me the time to focus on my clients" Northrop says. "Many believe if we don’t do it ourselves, it won’t get done right. I believe if you put the right people in the right position, and give them the proper training and freedom, and a little bit of inspiration, they'll get the job done."

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Why Choose The Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate

Benefits of Using The Creig Northrop Team:

Availability - there is always a knowledgeable, well-informed team member available to highlight the features of your home and answer any question 7 days a week. All questions are handled promptly and efficiently.

Knowledge – – The Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate knows the market inside and out. Our Maryland realtors average more years in the real estate profession and represent more buyers and sellers than the average agent. Most real estate agents sell 3-5 homes per year.* Our agents average 24 homes per year! The result? The knowledge of what it takes to achieve the best possible results for you in the shortest period of time – whether you’re buying or selling.

Service – We provide frequent feedback on showings which lets you know how your home compares to similar ones in the marketplace. Our team is always ready to adjust to a changing market & are constantly monitoring market conditions. Every Sales Agent works full-time and carries a Smart Phone for quicker response times.

Signage – Our For Sale signs permeate the area which bring in, on average, 300-400 buyer calls per month. Our signs also include our website, a text rider for buyers to get immediate access to property information, and full color brochures.

Exposure- Effective advertising campaigns in over 45 different newspapers and real estate publications, and advertising your home through the Multiple Listing Service ensures that all Sales Agents in the DC/Metro area are aware of your home and its features. We market on websites that reach over millions of prospective buyers. We reach buyers through print advertising, direct mail, email campaigns, open houses, tradeshows, charity events, and are always adding new features to our marketing to create excitement and enthusiasm for each and every one of our listings.

Pricing -We conduct in depth research of current market conditions to pinpoint the list price. Homes priced correctly lead to a quicker sale and maximum sale price.

Negotiations - Perhaps our greatest strength is our ability to negotiate on your behalf. Some Sales Agents are good at marketing, some at relationship building, but few have significant and proven negotiating skills. Proper negotiating can lead to getting a home sold or purchased and save you money in the long run. Your home is always a valuable investment and we treat it as such.

We’re Connected - Our Maryland real estate agents have a strong network in the Real Estate Community. Our network is not just limited to our office or company, it stretches to all of the Sales Agents we have worked with. We keep constant, professional communication lines open so you have an advantage in the marketplace.

Results – We are committed to excellence and are focused on one goal: serving you, our customer, getting you the results you desire, and it shows in every single transaction. We have a proven record of success - year after year!

For more information on our MD real estate agents, our listings, or anything else, please call or e-mail us today.


Ardent supporters of community causes, Creig and his wife Carla believe strongly in giving back to the communities that have given so much to them.

Our team has supported a number of worthy community causes, events, and charitable organizations including:

  • Northrop Fields at Covenant Park (Soccer Association of Columbia SAC)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Howard County Board of Education
  • American Heart Association
  • Albright Foundation
  • Howard County General Hospital
  • Celebrate Frederick
  • St. John’s Parish
  • Howard County Autism Society
  • EDMS Foundation
  • Lukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Glenelg Country Day School
  • Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center
  • Howard County Arts Council
  • Howard County Tourism Council
  • Howard County Arts Council
  • Carroll County Education Foundation
  • Give-A-Book Program
  • Cal Ripken Senior Foundation
  • Howard County Housing Commission
  • Howard County Youth Program
  • Consumer Education
  • Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair
  • Howard County Iron Bridge Hounds
  • Columbia Foundation
  • Healthy Howard Day
  • Claudia Mayer Cancer Foundation
  • Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
  • Columbia Ravens “Students Got Game”
  • Howard County NAACP
  • Korean American Community Association of Howard County
  • Carroll County Detachment Marine Corps
  • Columbia 40th Anniversary
  • Sponsor for the Town of Sykesville’s Family Fun Day Festival
  • Annual participant in the Centennial High School Junior Interview Program.
  • Howard County Community Action Council / The Willis McGahee Foundation
  • Howard County Community Action Council
  • Future Business Leaders of America (non-profit)
  • Unsung Hero