Craig is a tech guy! He loves technical challenges and loves to teach others how to use technology effectively. You might have guessed that if you’ve spent any time browsing through his blog posts.
Craig resides in New York City and spends a full-time week as a Technical Director at an Architectural Firm. In 2009, at a point the economy was going through a substantial downturn, the company where he worked at that time was cutting back work hours. In order to keep up with his financial responsibilities he was required to fill in part time hours with miscellaneous tech gigs. Coincidentally, he was just exploring the idea of selling his house to buy another. This introduced him to the current state of Real Estate and its use of the internet and technology in the home buying process. Craig’s experience with web design, marketing, and his interest in Architecture led him to make the tech support for Real Estate connection as a means for supplementing his primary occupation.
In 2010, Craig began to connect with the Real Estate professionals continent-wide after starting his Tech Blog on ActiveRain (a community of over 300,000 members). Since then, he has become one of the top 15 most subscribed to bloggers on the site. Some of the other milestones over the years in the Real Estate niche include: He has created custom-themed websites for several agents. He has conducted regular weekly remote screen sharing sessions to coach others how to leverage blogging, social media and other tech in their RE business. In 2011, he conducted a series of weekly webinars on various topics including blogging and social media. He has published two online recorded courses where enrolled students were able to watch according to their own schedule of availability. He really enjoys the video medium for teaching. Several other courses are on the drawing board and hopefully will see published status in the near future.
Craig is now working full-time as a Technical Director at a 40-person Architectural company in Manhattan. However, after getting a taste of tech blogging as well as meeting so many great people in the RE online community, you will continue to see him to add new tech blog posts, usually on a weekly basis. Craig’s email inbox continues to see a regular flow of service requests that he is able to tackle in his moonlighting (side-gig) hours. It is a good symbiosis where his blogging continues to benefit his readers with tech tips, meanwhile it keeps him in their mind when they have small on-call tech needs where they want to hire him for his assistance with specific tasks.
When Craig’s computer is offline, you’ll find him enjoying time with his wife and their 11 year old son. Craig’s interests include working around his house (a 1925 home that has been a complete remodel project since they bought it). They enjoy travelling very much and the most oft chosen destinations are Ireland and England. As far as sports go, playing tennis, running and snow skiing are his top choices. The first thing Craig did after high school was to get his pilot’s license. For years, he spent many hours at the controls cruising around the skies. It was an amazing life experience. Click here to see a post with one of his many aerial photos. His logbook has been closed for years now due to time and circumstance. However, anything aeronautical is still of great interest and he will gladly share in hangar talk conversations!