• Mark
  • Faris
CEO + Broker

“If you love your client, you will go the extra mile and always do the right thing.”

– Mark Faris,

on providing the best service experience

Growing up on a farm in a Christian family with eight siblings, Mark played semi-professional hockey in Sweden and the US before pursuing a career in real estate. He attributes much of his success in hockey to going “full out” and has used that same principle as a real estate professional by going full out in serving his clients.
Mark established his company with a vision to create the best real estate experience in the world. His thriving business is highly based on repeat clients and referrals, fulfilling Faris Team’s mission to make every client a raving fan. Faris Team has experienced tremendous growth and continues to win awards both locally and internationally for their selling and marketing techniques. Mark leads the team in their philosophy of going full out for clients, full out for the community and full out for the team.
Mark is happily married to Joanna Faris, who is Chief Marketing Officer of Faris Team. Together, they strive to honour Jesus Christ by leading Faris Team to world-class success. Mark enjoys being a father and spending time with their three young boys.

WHAT SONG MOTIVATES YOU?

Eye of the Tiger from the Rocky soundtrack. My boys love it as well; they request for it to be played almost every morning while I drive them to school.

WHAT ARE THE 3 FAVOURITE PLACES YOU’VE TRAVELLED?

Seeing the Coliseum in Rome, Italy. There is so much history there. Learning how to cook authentic pasta in Tuscany, Italy with my wife Joanna. Playing on the beautiful beach of Turks and Caicos with my family.

WHO OR WHAT HAS INFLUENCED YOUR LIFE MOST?

Jesus Christ is the largest influence in my life. I am so blessed for his unmerited love and favour. I am most inspired by watching an individual beat all odds and rise to the top.

WHAT’S AN EXPERIENCE THAT’S MADE YOU STRONGER?

Having my appendix rupture in Africa. I was on a Royal LePage Chairman Retreat and had to stay at a Nairobi hospital for one week. This experience made me appreciate how fragile life is and that every day is a blessing.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A REALTOR?

I love the challenge of putting together a complicated deal, being trusted with people’s most valuable asset, their home, and that every day is different. I love being part of the #1 Royal LePage team in Canada out of nearly 20,000 Realtors®, and am so proud of our team achieving this success despite being from a smaller market. No one thought it was possible.

SPECIAL DESIGNATIONS

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and Million Dollar Guild Member
The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing exists to help real estate professionals around the world provide high quality service to buyers and sellers of luxury properties. Designees of this program are equipped with the tools to represent the world’s most exclusive residential homes and estates. Million Dollar Guild members are specialists who have achieved success in the million-dollar property and above market.
CNE Certified Negotiation Expert
One of the top designation courses in real estate, the CNE certification enables Realtors® to become powerful negotiators, using the most up-to-date research from the Real Estate Negotiation Institute© (RENI) to elevate negotiation skills to the next level.
Pricing Strategy Advisor

The Pricing Strategy Advisor Certification enhances Realtor® skills in pricing properties, creating comparable market analyses, working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the complexities of about home valuation.

SRES Senior Real Estate Specialist
Senior Real Estate Specialists®are equipped with the necessary knowledge and expertise to counsel clients aged 50+ through major financial and lifestyle transitions such as buying, selling, relocating and refinancing residential or investment properties.

REGISTRATIONS

Integrated Relocation Program (IRP) with Brookfield Global Relocation Services
Registrants of this unique program can provide government entities such as the Government of Canada, the Canadian Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with increased flexibility and assistance to relocate Members/Employees to new work locations.
TransferEASE Relocation Inc.
The focus of TransferEASE is to provide hands-on “Total Transfer Care” from start to finish. Specializing in full service relocation, registrants of this program can offer clients a wide range of services including recommendations and guidance on policy and best practises related to their transfer.
Barrie Chamber of Commerce Voting Member
The primary focus of the Barrie Chamber of Commerce is to empower local business by implementing core strategies that promote growth and innovation. Members of the Chamber participate in strategic networking events and benefit from enhanced knowledge of their community.
Personal Recognition & Awards

  • Entrepreneur (Barrie Business Awards) awarded by The Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce, 2015
  • 4 Under 40 (Barrie Business Awards) awarded by The Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce, 2015
  • REP Young Guns 2015, Real Estate Professional Magazine
  • REP HOT LIST 2015, Real Estate Professional Magazine
  • Young Professional of the Year Award, awarded by The Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce, 2016
  • Small Business of the Year Award, awarded by The Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce, 2016

MARK’S DREAM HOME EQUATION
11111l
WATERFRONT
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OVER 1 ACRE PROPERTY
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INFINITY POOL
Working with Mark