In Good Company: Mikaela Tracy
Mikaela Tracy serves as our President’s Chief of Staff at Mark Spain Real Estate! After joining our team as an intern in 2016, she quickly rose up to her current position. Her sharp leadership skills and genuine passion for the company are traits we are so grateful for. We are very pleased to highlight Mikaela Tracy as our next In Good Company member!
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Tell us about you, Mikaela Tracey! Where you were born, where did you grow up, what do you enjoy in your free time?
I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio before my family moved to Melbourne, FL. After only a few years in Melbourne, we moved to Marietta, GA which has been home for the past 13 years. My college experience began at The Citadel in Charleston, SC on a full ride volleyball scholarship! After an unexpected health complication, I withdrew from school and returned back to Marietta. After taking some time off to get my health back in check, I enrolled in school at Kennesaw State University where I graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management.
When and how did you become a part of Mark Spain Real Estate?
I joined Mark Spain Real Estate in December 2016 as an intern with our Client Acquisition team. I first connected with MSRE at a KSU career fair when a team member stopped me as I was walking by to discuss my major and what I was looking for in an employer. To be honest, working in real estate had never crossed my mind until that conversation at the career fair. After graduating, I was offered a full time position as the executive assistant to our President and Vice President of Sales. From there on, my role continued to grow and mold into my role today as President’s Chief of Staff!
How long have you been involved in real estate and where?
Since December 2016 and with Mark Spain Real Estate! My father is in Multifamily Asset Management so I had learned a little bit about real estate growing up, but the majority of what I have learned about the industry is all from MSRE.
Why Mark Spain Real Estate?
Many companies write their Mission, Vision and Values when they first get started and then never look at them again. After reviewing the company’s values in the interview process, I found they aligned perfectly with what was important to me and what I was looking for in a company. A few in particular really resonate with me: “Lead with a Servant’s Heart”, “Have an Attitude of Excellence” and “Constantly Grow and Improve”. What really caught my attention though, was not only did they align, they were top of mind, even painted on a wall in the office as an everyday reminder!
What is your favorite part about the people you work with?
Definitely our teamwork. After playing competitive volleyball for so many years, teamwork is something that became ingrained in me. It helped shape me into the person I am today! At Mark Spain Real Estate, everyone is ready to jump in to help at anytime, regardless of departments.
What have you learned the most from working at MSRE?
The importance and impact of goal setting, not just as a team but on a personal side. Prior to joining MSRE, I had a few goals in my mind, more long term than anything. I had never voiced them to an accountability partner, written them down or sat down and planned out how to truly accomplish them. I never took personal goal setting seriously until starting with MSRE. Now, I have detailed, thought-out goals set for myself, both professionally and personally, that have been voiced and written out to stay top of mind and ensure they are accomplished in 2020. I love creating checklists and it is very rewarding to check off the box next to a goal that you have been focused on and working towards.
What are your passions in life outside of work?
I love traveling! Whether it’s a quick weekend get-away or traveling far to other countries, I love exploring new places and experiencing new cultures. Catching up with family and friends and spending time with them is another big passion of mine. I love playing and watching sports! My family and I are big Penn State fans! #WeAre!
Additionally, I am big on self development whether it’s working out, reading, trying a new hobby, you name it! I also love to cook up a new recipe in the kitchen. Finally, volunteering and serving others in the community is something I am very passionate about.
Who inspires you in life?
My incredible parents!! They are my biggest role models and supporters! Leading by example, they inspire me to become better and work harder every single day. My mother is a motivational queen and sends daily quotes, scriptures, podcasts, videos, etc. There is no such thing as complacency in the Tracy house.
Tell us about the friendships you’ve made at Mark Spain Real Estate.
I have made so many friendships that have changed my life and I will forever be grateful for! I met Leanna Clanton my very first day at MSRE, she helped train me as an ISA, and we have been close ever since. Gina Rogusky, whom I also met my first day, has adopted me as her “work daughter”! My daily workout buddy and close friend, Marie Weeks, I first met while on the MSRE Softball Team! Not only that, I met my amazing significant other and best friend, Sean Davidson (sorry everyone else but I love and cherish him the most)! Shortly after meeting, Steven Thomas invited us both to play on a softball team he had put together with some friends. I may not have been very good, actually I was terrible (so sorry, Steven!) but I definitely hit it out of the park with Sean!
What are you looking forward to this year?
Continuing to grow and improve as a company and team member of Mark Spain Real Estate! We have grown so much in the 3 years I have been with the company and it has been very exciting and rewarding to be apart of the process. I am blessed to work with incredible and talented peers who teach me something new every day!!
From the Team
“Mikaela Tracy is one of the most welcoming and selfless women I have ever had the pleasure of working alongside. She is meticulous about getting the work done right the first time, but has fun in the process and is seriously such a joy to share an office with; I look forward to seeing her every day.” – Marie Weeks
“Mikaela Tracy is a HUGE part of our culture at Mark Spain Real Estate! She promotes a collaborative & fun work environment. We love MT!” – Lindsey Haste
At Mark Spain Real Estate we place high value on leading with a servant’s heart. Interested in working with someone who will prioritize your experience? Let us help you sell or buy your home. Contact us today!