Craig MacKenzie

Craig MacKenzie

Realty Executives Alberta Elite
Languages Spoken: English

Craig MacKenzie - Biography

      After Spending 12 years at Red Deer’s CKRD AM - FM -TV working as their Top-Sales Executive, Craig MacKenzie began his Real Estate Career on October 15th 1976.  Having been in sales since 1964, Craig quickly grew to top 3 of a team of 12 Realtors® in just three short months with Re/Max Real Estate.  Impressive as that is, Craig went on to be named top-100 in North America of over 200,000 Realtors® and was accredited with numerous awards such as, Salesman of the Year in several categories with Re/Max International, also recruiting 4 other Realtors® to the company.

     Curious on how Craig MacKenzie from a small city of 50,000 people in Alberta could finish Top-100 out of 200,000 Realtors® in all of North America, Craig was asked to speak at four International Conventions in Toronto, Ont., Montreal, QC., Orlando FL., and Denver CO.  While speaking in Florida, Craig was noticed by the President of Costa Rica, Jose Emmanuel Elfaro, who asked him to come down to Costa Rica to organize a 12-man Sales Team to promote the sale of beach front property, Marina, Condominium time-shares,where he completed the two-month project in only a month.

     After working for Re/Max, Craig moved onto Home Life Care Realty, a Canadian National Company.  Over the next three years Craig went on to finish in the Top 7, 12, and 15th in Canada.

     Since 1990, Craig worked with Prudential Simco Realty, a North American wide Realty Company for 22 years. During his time at Prundetial Simco Realty, Craig finished in the Top 3% of 250,000 Realtors® within Prudential North America for years in a row..

     In 2012 Craig joined Realty Executives Red Deer, now known as Realty Executives Alberta Elite, where he has been accredited with the Executive Club Award, and the 100% Club award in 2014 & 2015. In 2016 Craig received a plaque of 40 years within the Central Alberta & District Real Estate Board..

     Craig has sold numerous Commercial Properties such as the Town Centre Mall in Downtown Red Deer on 2 occasions and a large Commercial Shopping Centre on the South Hill, numerous Multi-Family Properties, bringing his Real Estate expertise to the Realty Executives Alberta Elite to be shared with his co-workers.

     In a testimonial taken from the article, Local Realtor Achieved North American Recognition  (as cited in the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce, October, 14th 2004), …

"Craig MacKenzie..having patience, a sense of humour, encouragement, adding a personal touch, able to overcome obstacles a positive attitude, integrity, sincerity, and an ability to provide for his customers. It’s refreshing to see that old fashioned hard work and professionalism still wins the day.”


Craig has been an active member in the Red Deer Rotary Club since 1985 and is a regular attendee of Crossroads Church in Red Deer.


Courses Attended:

  • The Dale Carnegie "Sales Course" and: "How to Win Friends and Influence People" 
  • Frank Betcker Course on "How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Real Estate".
  • Dr.Fred Whitney Course on "The 5 Great Rules of Selling". 
  • Success Seminar's in Sales Psychology, Communications, and Human Relations
  • .ACHIEVER'S CANADA  an industry leading provider of outstanding Sales Speakers such as Dale Carnegie, Fred Betcker, Earll    Nightingale, Zig Zigler, Lieland VandeWahl, Norman Vincent Piel plus numerous other speakers.
  • Numerous other Real Estate Courses were taken yearly throughout Craig's existing career.
  • Craig's motto is "Professional Courteous Service Since 1976".