Luxury Home Specialist
As a John L. Scott broker, my mission is transactional excellence and client satisfaction. That means I work tirelessly to make your home buying or selling process as efficient, stress-free and lucrative for you as possible.
Initially drawn into real estate by new construction sales, Steve Craig began his real estate career in 1986 and graduated from the University of Washington soon after. Later, Steve came to appreciate the process of helping a client buy or sell their home or property and the life-long relationships that can be formed in the process. He works as a team with his wife Johanna, bringing local insight, exceptional marketing and peace of mind to the buying or selling process.
Most of Steve’s clients are on the Eastside, and he often works on luxury and new construction listings with Johanna. To market homes, Steve uses a variety of tools, including the John L. Scott Seller Listing Launch and targeted Facebook ads for listings. Additionally, he and Johanna elevate the value of listings with Exceptional Homes campaigns.
Steve’s extensive experience, negotiation skills, unwavering integrity and ability to listen to clients’ needs then execute, separate him from other agents. Buyers and sellers today have access to a plethora of information, so Steve and Johanna both aim to serve as trusted advisors, guiding clients to make informed decisions every step of the way.
Steve and Johanna are involved with the Seattle Children’s Hospital through the John L. Scott Foundation, donating a portion of each commission to the cause. This cause holds special importance to Steve and Johanna because they had a daughter treated at Seattle Children’s Hospital within a few weeks of birth, and also know many other friends who have relied on medical care from Children’s. Another cause close to Steve’s heart is Susan G. Komen – he supports their campaign to fight breast cancer.
When he’s not working, Steve can be found cheering on sports teams – from his daughters’ soccer teams to the Seahawks, Sounders, Mariners and University of Washington Huskies! He also enjoys outdoor activities, including skiing (snow and water!), golf, wakesurfing, jogging and hiking.
Issaquah & Sammamish
There's so much to love about Sammamish and Issaquah. First, the area is perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors. It's away from the hustle and bustle of Seattle and Bellevue and it's one of the most beautiful locations in the world--right between the Cascade mountains and Lake Sammamish. We have fantastic schools and wonderful parks. Sammamish and Issaquah have a small town feel, but we have access to every amenity and nearby Redmond. We're about an hour away from some of the world's best skiing at Alpental and Snoqualmie. There are tons of ways to get outside here: fishing on the lake or biking and Duthie Hill Park which attracts mountain bikers from around the world. Issaquah and Sammamish are small enough that it's easy to get to know your neighbors. There's a real village vibe here. We meet outside to enjoy the gorgeous views and perfect summer weather. If you'd like to find out more about Sammamish and Issaquah, let us know. We'd love to show you around and help you find your perfect home.
“We have worked with Steve and Johanna over the past 15 years to buy and sell several homes. We keep coming back to them again and again because we developed a trusted bond and know they have our best interests at heart. They are flexible and handle details for us, so buying and selling our homes always feels smooth and easy.
Steve and Johanna have tremendous knowledge of this area. Because they have their finger on the pulse of our neighborhood, they are able to guide us well and offer great advice. Plus, their extensive network of connections has provided many valuable professional resources that have saved us time and costly mistakes versus choosing someone we did not know and trust.
When making such a significant investment, it gives us great peace of mind knowing we have Steve and Johanna on our side advocating for us.”
– Stuart and Joanne DePina
“Steve and Johanna are professional, reliable and a pleasure to work with. Working as a team they bring a wealth of experience and expertise in the real estate business. They are detail oriented, flexible and the lines of communication are always open. They provide solid advice on the buying and selling of your home that will best benefit you as the customer. If you are looking for professionals to assist you with your home, we would highly recommend the Craigs.”
– Mark and Carol Prince
“We worked with Steve and Johanna 18 years ago, so when it came time to sell our current home and buy another, we couldn’t imagine choosing anyone except them. It was a tricky proposition to thread the needle of buying and selling at the same time, but the Craigs were there to guide us every step of the way. They made this potentially sticky situation so smooth and seamless.
Steve and Johanna were extremely kind, patient and professional. We really appreciated working with them as a couple. It was beneficial to have both a man’s and woman’s perspective in making a decision about this huge investment in our future. Plus, their extensive knowledge of Issaquah and Sammamish neighborhoods turned out to be a HUGE advantage. After taking the time to really listen to what is most important to us, they knew the right areas to search and found the perfect home.
We feel like we hit the jackpot! Not only do we have a lovely new home of our dreams, but two new friends in Steve and Johanna. We wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home. You’ll be so glad you chose to have them on your side.”
– Leanore and Kelly Curran
“While selling a home is never at the top of my "fun things to do" list, the Steve Craig and Johanna Craig not only made this a smooth and easy process, they provided support in a number of key ways that helped us survive the process. First, our staging and design person helped us begin both the downsizing we needed to do and the prepping for showing. We cleared out and rearranged, with the result that I thought I might like to have David come to our new home to help with art and furniture placement. Second, they worked with us to prepare high-quality photos, an interactive walk-through, and focused, well-crafted marketing materials. Third, as experts on our area and our development in particular, they worked with buyers' agents to represent our property to greatest advantage. I could keep enumerating, but let's just say they went above and beyond with open houses, looking after things when we left town when the property went on the market, and negotiating a full-price offer with no hitches along the way. We are sorry to have gotten to know them better just as we left the area, but I am sure we will see them again. Wonderful people, wonderful realtors.”
– Ian and Cilla Marriott
“Steve and Johanna are the consummate professionals and two of the best on the Eastside. We just listed our property with the Craig team and their pre-listing coaching, helping us to prepare the home, and staging techniques are top-notch.”
– Dave Spinelli
“Steve and Johanna made selling our home the easiest thing about our move across country! We had so much on our plate and they took care of all the details and then some for us... which was especially helpful when we were already out of the area. Their photography, marketing and staging suggestions ensured a fantastic deal. Professional, super responsive and a pleasure to work with...we highly recommend!!! Thanks again Johanna and Steve!”
– Jeremy and Raina Rabinowitz
“Steve and Johanna go above and beyond. I felt comfortable with them from the get go. They were prepared, knowledgeable and confident they could help us. They delivered on that promise. They shared their valuable roll-a-deck of professionals to help us fix up our house to sell. Being able to delegate this to them meant less on our plate during a stressful time.
Buying a house is emotional. When buying in a competitive climate, Steve kept an objective point of view to be sure we didn’t overbid and end up at risk. I trust Steve and Johanna to protect my interests. I know they’re not going to put us in a situation where we would end up paying too much, yet still help us land our perfect home.”
– Steve and Leslie Keck
“We moved from out of state and Steve and Johanna made the transition very smooth. They are very professional and knowledgeable regarding the local area real estate market. They are patient and willing to spend time answering many questions. Steve and Johanna are a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend them! Their years of living in the PNW and expertise in the real estate market shows. If you are looking for supportive and knowledgeable agents that know the work it takes to buy and/or sell a home from start to finish, then Steve and Johanna are it!”
– Desi and Dave Bradford
“Steve and Johanna have worked with us to sell our last two homes. They have been extremely professional, efficient, and fun to work with. Their marketing, personal touch, and market knowledge are all top-notched. They make the process simple and stress free. Both of our homes sold within days at a price well above asking. We couldn't be happier with their representation.”
– Mark and Katrina Hayrnen