• 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 received his real estate license in 2007 at the age of 24. Together with his wife Joanna, who led the marketing, Mark focused on redefining industry standards of quality by pushing the boundaries of exceptional service. Faris Team’s reputation quickly grew, becoming industry leaders and selling well over 6,500 properties to date. Faris Team’s core values (Love, On Fire, Excellence, Growth, Innovation and Wow) are foundational to the company’s culture and success.

Founding an independent real estate brokerage, Faris Team Real Estate Brokerage, and selling over 1000+ homes in one year (2019), is a truly celebrated achievement for Mark Faris and his team. With local Faris Team Realtors in Client Experience Centres located in Barrie, Innisfil, Midland, Orillia, Alliston and Collingwood, allows the team to provide exceptional and consistent service across Simcoe County and the surrounding areas. Mark Faris, Founder/CEO/Broker of Faris Team has a strong vision to transform the real estate industry and provide the best real estate experience in the world.

Faris Team is the number one real estate team in Simcoe County out of all brokerages (from 2011–present). They were the number one team at Royal LePage from 2015–2018, setting an all-time record for sales in Royal LePage’s 100+ year history. Faris Team also ranks 131st in the 29th annual PROFIT 500 list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by Canadian Business and Maclean’s magazines.

Mark is happily married to Joanna Faris, Co-Founder of Faris Team. Together, they strive to honour Jesus Christ by leading Faris Team to world-class success. He is passionate about developing the business and team and is constantly learning and reading. Mark enjoys being a father and spending time with their three young boys.

WHAT IS THE MOST UNIQUE THING ABOUT YOU?

I tend to perform better under pressure. I also love the challenge of putting together a complicated real estate deal.

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.

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. Keeping God first, keeps me humble. I am most inspired by watching an individual beat all odds and rise to the top.

WHAT’S AN EXPERIENCE THAT HAS MADE YOU STRONGER?

Having my appendix rupture in Africa, it doesn’t sound pretty and trust me, it wasn’t. I was on a real estate 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 IS YOUR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT IN REAL ESTATE?

Before we transitioned to our independent brokerage, Faris Team Real Estate Brokerage, our team was the #1 Royal LePage team in Canada out of nearly 20,000 Realtors®, and set the all-time sales record in Royal LePage’s 100+ year history (2011-2019). I 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
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WATERFRONT
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OVER 1 ACRE PROPERTY
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INFINITY POOL
Working with Mark