Real Estate Agent
Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield
Homes for Sale in The Villages and Summerfield FL
REMAX Premier Realty - The Villages
RE/MAX International Inc.
Full Time REALTORs serving The Villages Florida area with special attention to Over-55 Communities in Summerfield, Lady Lake, Leesburg, and The Villages.
Get to know Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield
The real estate industry is evolving and becoming more sophisticated and challenging every day. Clients need a professional who understands the personal challenges of a move as well as the ever-changing industry. Clients working with us get the unique advantage of dealing with a REALTOR® who has bought or sold a personal residence 20 times while relocating for a sales and marketing career with Valvoline, Inc., and Cummins Engine Company.
We have lived in Florida (Naples, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, and Summerfield), Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Texas, and Upstate New York.
Our practical experience and education in the real estate industry establishes us as a true real estate professional in The Villages Florida area. Real estate is not a part time business, and real estate transactions are important business decisions with a very personal side. A REALTOR should have a comprehensive background in dealing with people at all levels, negotiation, acquisition, communication, and generating results in a responsible and timely manner. With the Canfields you also get a team with a firm knowledge of real estate appraisal, corporate transfers, and individual relocations.
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Both Chris and Mary-kay are an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) - The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate BUYER'S AGENT Council (REBAC) of the National Association of Realtors who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria.
Chris has been awarded the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation. The Certified Residential Specialist designation is the highest designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field. The CRS designation recognizes professional accomplishments in both experience and education. To earn the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation, every REALTOR® must have significant experience and volume of real estate transactions. Every CRS Designee is required to maintain membership in the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and to abide by its strict Code of Ethics. To help make the home buying and selling process more rewarding, every CRS designee must have a proven track record in the business, as well as advanced education in related areas like finance, technology and marketing. Only 4 percent of REALTORS® obtain this prestigious designation.
Both Chris and Mary-kay are a REALTOR e-PRO. A Realtor e-PRO® Internet Professional is a Realtor® who has completed a rigorous certification program endorsed by the prestigious National Association of Realtors® (NAR). Real estate agents and brokers who have earned Realtor e-PRO® Certification are Internet Professionals who have completed extensive training using the Web. Realtor e-PRO® Certification means the real estate professional is prepared to employ the latest techniques and services for your benefit, just like you've grown to expect from a professional.
Both Mary-kay and Chris have been awarded the SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) designation. Seniors Real Estate Specialists® are Realtors® qualified to meet the special needs and concerns of maturing Americans. A national program since 1998, The Senior Advantage Real Estate Council® (SAREC®) offers a specific designation, SRES®, to identify those members who have successfully completed its education program along with other prerequisites. By earning the SRES® designation, your Realtor® has demonstrated necessary knowledge and expertise to counsel senior clients through major financial and lifestyle transitions involved in relocating, refinancing, or selling the family home. Your Realtor® has received special training, gets regular updates, and is prepared to offer the options and information needed in making life changing decisions.
Chris has earned the GREEN designation. Established by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the Green REsource Council serves real estate professionals by providing comprehensive training and access to cutting-edge resources and tools as well as promoting green excellence, leadership, and consumer awareness within and across multiple real estate disciplines. Practitioners who complete the 3-day program are awarded NAR's Green Designation, the only green training program recognized by NAR.
Mary-kay has earned her Seller Representative Specialist designation. The Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation is the premier credential in seller representation. It is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance. The designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB) who meet specific educational and practical experience criteria.
Mary-kay has been awarded the Internet Marketing Specialist Designation. The Internet Marketing Specialist Designation (IMSD) is a proven training program for REALTORS that helps demystify the best practices for internet marketing through Social Media, Systems, and Searching.
Chris and Mary-kay Canfield are members of Barbara Corcoran's "Favorite Brokers," and one of their properties was featured on NBC's Today Show's "Barbara Corcoran picks 5 homes you can get for under $300K."
Testimonials for Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield
Bob and Janet04/11/2014
Hi Mary Kay, Thank you so much for your great work for us, and your very helpful sharing of information on your area. We deeply appreciate it. When we "land" we will most certainly contact you. And, we are recommending Janet's brother and wife, to you.
You are just terrific, and so knowledgeable....and we thank you again for spending so much time, and wisdom with us.
Many thanks for your tireless dedication, persistence, and patience!
Just love the Canfields! In total they have handled seven purchase and/or sales in our family. They are like family!
Chris and Mary-kay went above and beyond to make my closing happen. I am confident that without them, I would not have sold. They were amazing, always kept me up to date, responded promptly and fixed more problems well beyond their obligations.
Chris has been more than just a realtor to our family. When we relocated, we struggled to find a realtor that could meet all of our needs, but when we were referred to Chris, our lives got a lot easier. Chris was our Buyer Broker agent. He is very professional and knowledgeable about the entire home buying process, and he was on our side the entire time. Not once did we feel that Chris was not working for our best interests. From searching for homes, to suggesting mortgage options, to negotiating and closing the deal, Chris has the knowledge, contacts, and wherewithal to make the home buying experience a pleasurable and successful endeavor. He is so good, that even today we are still contacting him about references for contractors to upgrade our house. Chris works with his wife Mary-Kay, and together they are a great team. I would highly recommend them, and we will be using them if and when we decide to sell our house.
We want to thank you both for all his help and understanding throughout the home buying and selling process. Your expertise and guidance were instrumental in helping us find and purchase our dream home. Our two closings would not have happened on schedule without you! Thanks a million Chris and Mary-kay!