Chris Handy

    O: 352-213-1360

    Building Trust, Relationships, and Exceeding Expectations Every Step of the Way.

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    Chris' career with Bosshardt began after having retired from the field of education after 15 years. Chris is a Licensed BROKER ASSOCIATE, a REALTOR®, a member of the Gainesville MLS, the local Board of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors®, and committed to total customer satisfaction.

    Chrisholds the highest designation awarded to Residential Sales Associates, "CRS®", The Council of Residential Specialists, awarded to only 4% of Realtors® nationwide. In addition, Chris also holds the "ABR®" designation as an Accredited Buyer's Representative, able to assist Buyers through the entire buying process, from locating the right house, negotiating prices and terms, obtaining a loan, to helping with Professional Home Inspectors, Surveyors, and Repair Professionals.

    Chris has completed training and is a Certified New Home Sales Professional, carrying the "CSP®" designation and holds the prestigious, professional "GRI" designation (Graduate Realtor Institute), which requires 125 additional hours of training. Chris has experience selling several new construction and under-construction homes.

    Chris is also a member of the Green REsource Council "GREEN®" of the National Association of REALTORS®, able to assist Buyers in the Purchase of GREEN Properties, whether New Construction or Existing Properties, or advise Buyers about taking measures to "GREEN" their homes after their purchase to Economize, improve their quality of living as a Homeowner, and live with the benefits to the Environment in mind.

    For the International Investor, Seller, or Buyer, Chris is a "TRC®" Designee, who facilitates the Sale, Purchase, or Transfer of Properties with interests here in the US or Overseas. Please click here if you would like to begin your search: "Search"


    * The highest degree of professional and ethical standards
    * Your property will be available in the MLS within 24 hours of listing
    * Your property will be placed on with photos
    * Your property will appear in The Local Newspaper, with color photos
    * Chris will hold Open Houses on the weekends to allow interested
    Buyers, other Realtors, and interested parties the opportunity to
    view the house
    * Full-time effort selling your property or finding property that meets
    your needs
    * Up-to-date knowledge of the market
    * Quality service from the Bosshardt Realty staff
    * Relocation services if necessary

    * 10 years of community service to the local YMCA
    * Holds 2 Bachelors Degrees & a Masters Degree from The University of Florida
    * Highly Knowledgeable of the latest technological tools
    * Certified Teacher: English (Honors) 6-12; Spanish (K-12);
    History (Honors) 6-12
    * Chris speaks, reads, & writes Spanish, French, and English


    "We've known Chris Handy for several years and once again he did an excellent job with our most recent transaction. His professionalism, communication skills and knowledge are outstanding. His thorough data analysis and research helped us make a decision and we felt very confident about it. We are looking forward to continue to work with him in future real estate business."
    Jaime y Gabriela C. (Spanish-Speaking Customers)

    "We have bought and sold houses a number of times over the years, in Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Lexington, Ky., and now Gainesville. Chris was by far the most professional, the most knowledgeable, the most personable of all agents we have ever worked with. He proved to be expert on the market trends and strategies for buying and selling. We were privileged to know and work with Chris, and we greatly appreciated his outstanding customer service."
    Daniel and Lori F.

    "Chris was a great partner. He listened to our thoughts, opinions and concerns then provided us with accurate, valuable and actionable feedback. He was very accessable and responsive. We went from contract to close in less than 30 days and it would not have been possible with out Chris and his partnership with our mortgage broker and closing agent. We are thrilled."
    Errol and Elizabeth W.

    "I should mention that I am a very picky and educated buyer. So, shortly after moving to Gainesville in Summer 2010, I interviewed several realty agents but none of them had the professional and personal attributes I was looking for. However, when I met Chris Handy, I was absolutely impressed with his broad knowledge about all my different options at that time which were: (1) buy a lot and build a house; (2) buy a recently built house; (3) get a foreclosure or short sale house; and (4) buy an existing house in the Southwest market. After discussing our wish list, he got to work immediately and explored all of these options with us. This was a very time-demanding task for him as he had to show us many properties and lots. Later on, he gave us the pros and cons of each possibility in a very comprehensive way to narrow down our choices. We ended up buying the house of our dreams in a one acre lot at Meadows of Kanapaha. Chris played an important role during the offer submission, repairs negotiation, counter-offers, and mortgage application. His skills were crucial to get an amazing deal. My wife and I feel so fortunate for having Chris protecting our interests. His outstanding professionalism, determination, aggressive negotiation skills, and easy-going personality are amazing. In addition, he speaks Spanish fluently, which was a plus for us. So, I strongly recommend him with unequivocal enthusiasm."
    Diego and Laura R.

    "I am very thankful that Chris Handy mananged the entire affair. His care and concern were impressive. His professionalism impeccable, and his devotion to our interests proved beyond competent, but to the degree of a dear friend. "
    Daniel T.

    "I was quite happy to refer my stepdad Richard to Chris when Richard expressed interest in purchasing a home in Gainesville where he could still be independent while being close to family. Chris was patient, knowledgeable, and would both offer advice AND listen to what Richard had to say regarding specific items. I was again very very satisfied with the experience, and if I need assistance in matters of realty, I will come back to Bosshardt. :)"
    Valerie A.

    "Chris Handy helped my husband and I purchase our very first home together. He helped us navigate the process, and find the perfect home for us. He helped us truly understand the process, answering all our questions and explaining every detail ... and I admit that I ask a lot of questions. We've built a wonderful personal relationship with Chris, and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone buying or selling a home. We've now lived in our home for one year, and I get excited every time I pull into our driveway! I LOVE coming home!"
    Donna F. and Jesse G.

    "Very professional and yet still down to earth. If all realtors were like Chris handy more people would love going through the home buying process. I really think the experience to buy a home would not have been good at all if it wasn't for Chris. Thanks."
    Jahziel F. (Spanish-Speaking Customer)

    "Chris, we just wanted to say Thank You for everything! You really helped us find exactly the right house that was the perfect fit for us to call 'home'. We appreciate everything you did for us!"
    Joe, Melissa, and Elizabeth M.

    "What a ride! You pulled off many an amazing feat, and we very thankfully for
    the months of work and dedication you put into our purchase. Thank you again
    for all your help, Chris!"
    Shelby and Mara P.

    "Words cannot begin to express how much we enjoyed working with you. In
    today’s economy, we feel blessed to be able to sell our condo. It is
    reassuring to know that it is going to someone who is beginning his career
    in higher education at a time when mine is at its highest point. Again,
    thank you."
    David M.

    "Yes! Chris Handy is, as I'm sure you know, pretty much awesome. We love him :)"
    Zach and Sarah W.

    "Chris made himself know to us [via] a post card mailing. He handled every step of the listing and sale of our condo, including the preparation, advertising, showings. and ultimately the contract with consummate professionalism. Chris recommended Bosshardt Title [to close our transation], and they completed our closing with polite efficiency and competence. Every aspect of this transaction met and exceeded our expectations. My husband and I were 100% satisfied with the transaction and would recommend Chris Handy for future transactions."
    Jodie L.

    "I just wanted to take a minute to say Thank You! I really appreciate all
    your effort helping me sell my place so fast. I realize that that is not
    typical in today's market, but I feel like your honesty and research led us
    to price the place at an attractive price. Thank you for coordinating
    everything. It is hard selling a place when you live out of town and I
    would not have been able to get everything done without your help. You went
    above and beyond and I can't say enough good things about the job that you
    did. It was a pleasure doing business with you. I made the right choice
    inquiring with Bosshardt and I was lucky to have you represent me. Thanks
    again. I wish you all the best in the future."
    James B.

    Awards & Designations

    *** 2006: "ROOKIE OF THE YEAR"
    *** 2007: Top 5% of All Local Agents
    *** 2008-Present: Top 2% of All Local Agents
    *** President's Club
    *** Top Listing Agent
    *** Top Selling Agent
    *** People's Choice Award
    *** GACAR Honor's Society
    *** GACAR Leadership Award
    *** SweatHogs Graduate: Top Listing Agent and Top Sales Agent
    ***Santa Fe College Adjunct Faculty Member:
    Real Estate Pre-licensing Course
    ***GACAR Board Instructor:
    New Realtors, Brokers, Appraisers, & Affiliate Members
    ***NHDC Instructor: First Time Homebuyers' Class

    Chris Handy
    Vice President, CRS, GRI, ABR, CSP, CNE, GREEN
    Office: 352-213-1360
    Gainesville Corporate Office
    5542 NW 43rd St
    Gainesville, FL 32653
    Phone: 352-213-1360
    Fax: 352-378-2737

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