Big Announcement: Mark Spain Team Now Mark Spain Real Estate
The Mark Spain Real Estate Team is on the heels of a record sales year in 2015. We are ending the year as the No.1 Southeast sales team for Keller Williams Realty. With this rapid success and growth, The Mark Spain Team has just made a significant change for their organization. Founder Mark Spain has announced he is leaving the Keller Williams family and launching his own independent real estate brokerage Mark Spain Real Estate, this week.
Mark Spain Real Estate is in growth mode. Headquartered in Alpharetta with a sales team serving all of metro Atlanta, the team has rapidly grown to 80 employees. We are currently adding about an agent a week! Expansion plans include opening a branch office in Athens this spring, as well as sub-offices in metro Atlanta by year’s end. In the next 12 to 24 months, the focus will be expanding its footprint beyond metro Atlanta and into other parts of the southeast.
Making a Name for Himself in the Real Estate Industry
In 2015, the Atlanta Business Chronicle awarded the team a Pacesetter Award in 2015. This is awarded for being one of the top 100 fastest-growing private companies in metro Atlanta. The team was also named the Best Place to Work for small companies. In addition, the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends ranked the Mark Spain Team No. 5 in the US. The team was also the No. 1 ranked Realtor® in the southeast in closed transactions.
Spain has made a name for himself in the U.S. residential real estate market. He is a sought-after communicator and was a featured speaker at numerous industry events, such as the Keller Williams annual convention. In addition, the team is credited with selling $2 billion+ in real estate. We will likely surpass the $3 billion mark in 2016.
Spain admits the decision to leave Keller Williams was a difficult one. Mostly because of his relationship with the organization and its cofounder Gary Keller. “My time at Keller Williams has elevated my mindset, my business, my attitude toward philanthropy, and my family life. It’s why I have been able to get to this place today. I greatly appreciate my time at the company and have made many lifelong friends there. Moving forward, it’s time to continue to expand upon what I have already built and grow my own brand and brokerage.”
“Overnight, Mark Spain Real Estate will be a top 25 real estate company in metro Atlanta,” said John Makarewicz, company president. Mark Spain Real Estate would have theoretically placed No. 22 with its $282 million in sales.
Henceforth, the intense focus will remain on delivering industry leading customer service. Makarewicz pointed to a newly created role within the organization. “We’ve hired Joe Garcia as our Director of Client Experience. We want to elevate our entire client experience to an even higher level”. Mark Spain Real Estate specializes in assisting metro Atlanta home buyers and sellers in all price points. We have more combined experience than any other real estate team in metro Atlanta.
Mark Spain is a native Atlantan and a University of Georgia graduate. He spends his free time utilizing his leadership skills with the Forsyth County Family YMCA. He is a charter member of the organization. Also, he serves on the board of directors as well as the organization’s executive committee. In 2015, the Forsyth County YMCA named Mark Spain the Volunteer of the Year for the Forsyth chapter. Mark Spain Real Estate is located at 12600 Deerfield Parkway off of Windward Parkway in Alpharetta.
To learn more about Mark Spain Real Estate or the very active Atlanta real estate market, call 770-886-9000 or visit www.markspain.com.
Mark Spain Real Estate is grateful to serve all of Metro Atlanta and Athens in Georgia, Charlotte and Raleigh in North Carolina, Orlando, Tampa, and Jacksonville in Florida, and Nashville in Tennessee!