For the past 23 years, Carla & Creig Northrop's remarkable journey as both life and business partners has been nothing short of extraordinary. As the power couple behind Northrop Realty, they have built a successful brokerage and left an indelible mark on the real estate industry. Together, they have transformed how real estate is conducted, infusing it with a genuine commitment to integrity, compassion, and excellence. Their passion for helping clients find their dream homes has been the driving force behind their enduring success. Carla & Creig's unwavering dedication to their company and community has fostered a culture of collaboration, trust, and innovation, making Northrop Realty a place where agents, employees, and clients thrive. With their unwavering vision and relentless pursuit of excellence, Carla & Creig Northrop continue to shape the future of real estate, leaving a legacy that will inspire generations to come.
How did you meet?
We were introduced by a mutual friend when Carla was invited to Creig’s housewarming party. At the party, Creig asked Carla to an Orioles game, but she ended up canceling the date and presumed Creig wouldn’t call again. However, a week later, Creig called and said, “this is your last chance...” leading to a dinner date at Ruth’s Chris in Baltimore.
What does it mean to you to be nominated as a power couple?
We are deeply humbled and honored by our nomination. It is a reflection of the strength of our relationship and the love we have for one another. Our commitment to each other and shared goals have been instrumental in achieving success in both our personal and professional lives.
What advice do you have for other couples considering working together?
Effective communication is essential in any successful relationship, particularly when working with your partner. To maintain a healthy work-life balance, it is crucial to take breaks from work and spend quality time together. It’s important to respect each other’s opinions, ideas, strengths, and weaknesses and use them to complement each other. Celebrating achievements together is crucial in fostering a strong and positive personal and working relationship.
What’s your secret to successfully working together?
We maintain a strong and supportive relationship by actively listening to each other, considering suggestions, and having mutual respect before making decisions. This approach ensures that we are both fully on board, and it helps us pursue shared goals effectively.
Tell us about a challenge you’ve faced as a couple and how you overcame it?
As a blended family, we both have children from our previous marriages, which can present challenges. However, we established an early parenting and communication style that treats all our children as if they are our own. We are proud to say that all our children work with us in the business and have achieved great success in their own unique ways.
What’s the most rewarding part of working together?
The most rewarding aspect of working together has been how it has strengthened our bond and deepened our connection. By collaborating on our professional endeavors, we have been able to align our goals, creating a shared vision for our future.
What are some activities or hobbies you do together?
We enjoy various activities such as exercising, attending Ravens and Orioles games, and spending quality time with our family and friends.Posted by Northrop Realty on