John Canny


RE/MAX Advantage Plus- Shakopee

About John Canny

The Canny Group, led by highly respected real estate agent, John Canny, specializes in real estate transactions in Shakopee, Savage, Prior Lake, and the extended southwest metro including Scott County, Carver County, and Dakota County. Whether you are looking to buy or build a new home, sell your existing home, find your dream home, remodel a foreclosure, or any other real estate need, we’re ready to help you.

We can assist you even in the beginning, at what we call the research stage, as you start:

Buying or Selling: Your Dream Home, First Time Home Buyers, New Construction, Land, Investment Properties, Bank Owned Homes, Short Sales.
Building a New Home: Extensive experience and education in new construction. Knowledge of area builders, available home sites and land.
Remodeling: Helping you understand if it makes sense for you to remodel by forecasting your home’s value after construction based on a market analysis.
Looking for investment properties: Extensive experience in understanding what a good investment is and finding tenants.
John has earned a reputation as a respected real estate agent in Shakopee, with experience spanning over 12 years as a realtor in the southwest metro. He sells a home each week and has received the following recognitions and designations:

RE/MAX Shakopee #1 in Sales Volume and Individual Transactions
RE/MAX Minnesota – Top 5 in Individual Sales
Minnesota Monthly magazine Best Real Estate Agents in Minnesota
St. Paul Magazine Super Real Estate Agent
Certified Negotiation Expert
Certified New Home Specialist
His commitment to each opportunity and transaction is exceptional, as is his committed to the local community and contributing to the growth and development of Shakopee. Prior to starting his real estate career, John spent years in education as a former Principal at Shakopee’s Sweeney Elementary school. Following are some of John’s more recent activities within the community.

Co-Chair, Academies of Shakopee – Ford NGL Steering Committee, 2016-Present
Shakopee Schools Facilities Task Force 2010, 2014
Red Oak Elementary PTO President 2014-2015
Shakopee School Board Member 2007-2011
Shakopee Rotary Member
Shakopee Lions Member
John and his wife, Kim have been married for 17 years. They have 3 children, Maddy (15), Jack (13) and Lily (10). In addition to civic involvement, John and his family spend a lot of time attending and supporting local youth sports through their children’s involvement. John’s family has also found great reward in volunteering for the Healing Haiti organization, Hosting a Rotary Exchange Student, and Foster Child.

Latest Blog Posts

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