Caryn A. Centin, SFR®, is an esteemed REALTOR® specializing in distressed and foreclosed properties. She currently works at the Keller Williams Real Estate office in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, where she is a trusted resource for buyers and sellers across the Pocono Mountains, including Tannersville and Bushkill. Since beginning her career in 2007, Caryn has been recognized for her unmatched success in her field and was featured in the September 2017 issue of Top Agent Magazine (pg. 27).
With a degree in interior architecture and design, Caryn worked in the building industry designing new construction homes. As she tells it, when the market crash left her in a bind, she decided it was time to switch gears to begin working as a foreclosure specialist:
After the onset of the recession, high-end residential construction wasn’t happening anymore, so I needed to find a different career path. The Pocono area is a big place for vacation homes, so naturally there were a lot of foreclosures on these properties. I decided to earn my real estate license and go full time into resale properties.
With hard work and determination, Caryn quickly developed a reputation for her personal, dependable, and professional client service. She began her career with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and has since built a dynamic team which includes a full-time assistant and her husband, who works exclusively as a buyer’s agent. Together, the three average over ninety transactions a year. Caryn’s efforts over the last seven years have not gone unnoticed; in addition to her strong client testimonials and repeat and referral business, she was named REALTOR® of the Year by the Pocono Mountain Association of REALTORS® for 2016.
Though it is her genuine devotion to her clients’ success that keeps her motivated, what truly sets Caryn apart from her peers is her wealth of knowledge and a customized approach that is built on personal touches, win-win deals, and positive results. Utilizing the latest technologies and innovative marketing strategies, she is able to effectively negotiate contracts, arrange financing, and handle all necessary aspects of a transaction from start to closing. Additionally, as a Stroudsburg resident for over a decade, Caryn's insider expertise is unmatched. And with her prior design experience, Caryn can help select layouts and finishes for investors looking to 'flip homes' for a profit.
An active constituent of her professional community, Caryn is honored to have been elected as the director of the Pocono Mountain Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors. In this role, she has met with legislators regarding ongoing issues affecting her local housing market. In particular, she notes the lack of inventory in the Pocono Mountain area:
It is a bit shocking. We have a tremendous number of buyers, but not enough homes for sale to meet demand. So, what is happening is that we are constantly in multiple offer situations and it is not uncommon for sellers to get above asking price, making it very much their market. Now more than ever it is extremely important for buyers to be pre-approved and ready to go.
In the office, Caryn serves as a resource for other Keller William Agents as a member of the KW Agent Leadership Council. As an active member of the ALC’s Cultural Committee, she devotes her free time to outreach organizations within her local community and was named the regional cultural ambassador. She is also an animal lover who often fundraises for regional dog rescue efforts.
With seven years behind her and many more to come, Caryn plans to continue growing her team in order to serve her ever-expanding client base. When not working or donating her time to worthy causes, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, as well her beloved old pitbull, whom she recently adopted.
Education & Certification
Marywood University (B.F.A., Interior Architecture and Design, 2005)
Professional Memberships & Community Involvement
National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) • Pocono Mountain Association of REALTORS® (PMAR), Director of Board of Directors • Keller Williams Agent Leadership Council (ALC), Cultural Committee • Dog Rescue Fundraisers
Awards & Honors
Featured in Top Agent Magazine (September 2017 issue, page 27) • REALTOR® of the Year – Pocono Mountain Association of REALTORS® (2016)
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