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In Good Company: New Associate Directors of Sales

In Good Company: New Associate Directors of Sales

In Good Company: New Associate Directors of Sales

By Mark Spain Real Estate

This month, Mark Spain Real Estate is proud to recognize three new Associate Directors of Sales. Join us as we welcome Courtney Vlaun, Riz Stafa, and Stacy Caldwell to their new roles with Mark Spain Real Estate! Inc. Magazine named Mark Spain Real Estate one of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies, and we are thankful to have team members who are willing to grow with us. 

Looking to reach your real estate career goals with Mark Spain Real Estate or buy or sell a home with our exceptional team? Contact us today!

Courtney Vlaun, ADOS Alpharetta

Tell us about you, Courtney! Where were you born, what do you enjoy in your free time?

I was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee then moved to St. Maarten in the Virgin Islands and grew up there until I was 8.  My dad’s side of the family was missionaries who brought Christianity onto the island through opening businesses. Later, my family moved to Cumming, GA where I graduated from South Forsyth High School and UGA!  Go Dawgs! I’ve been in sales and sales management ever since I graduated from UGA, mainly in the medical, non-profit, and real estate sectors.  I moved to Denver in 2011 to start my real estate career with a national builder. In 2016, I felt called to the mission field, so I sold my home in Denver, gave all of my belongings away, and traveled to 11 third world countries partnering with local ministries to fill in the gaps and support them in any way they needed. Some months I was preaching and evangelizing, some months I was cleaning and doing construction, others I was taking care of orphans and women who had been abused.  It was honestly the most humbling, beautiful, challenging, and transformational season of my life.

How long have you been involved in real estate and where?

I started my real estate career in 2011 in Denver, Colorado as an onsite sales agent for a national builder.  After a few years in on-site sales, I wanted to use my passion to improve the lives of others by becoming a sales trainer an area sales manager.  In 2017, I moved back to GA to be closer to family and worked as an area sales manager for a national builder in the Atlanta area.  I am so thankful to now be a part of the Mark Spain Real Estate team! 
Courtney Vlaun, one of our new Associate Directors of Sales

Why Mark Spain Real Estate?

Our mission, vision, and core values are hands down why I’m here at Mark Spain Real Estate!  While being a missionary, I woke up every day with the goal of improving the life of one person that day.  Living in third-world countries gave me a different perspective on life and it taught me how to meet people where they are at.  At times, it was overwhelming seeing the devastation around the world and the number of people in need.   It made me question whether I could make a difference.   I decided to switch my focus from the millions of people in need to how I could help one person each day! If I could help one person improve their life, then I made a difference in that person’s life. I carry that same daily goal into my life here at Mark Spain Real Estate. I want to embody our value of leading with a servant’s heart. It is important to me to meet people where they are at and to focus on helping one person each day to make a difference in their life.  

What is something you are looking forward to as an Associate Director of Sales?

I get so much joy out of seeing agents on the team succeed, so I’m most excited about pouring into my team to help them achieve both their personal and professional goals.  

Riz Stafa, ADOS Nashville

Tell us about you, Riz! Where were you born, what do you enjoy in your free time?

My family and I are Albanian! I was born in Tirana, the capital of Albania. Around June of 1996, our family found out that my mom’s application was chosen for the visa lottery program at the time, and six months later in December we landed in Chicago, IL. A week later we settled into our new life in the suburbs of Detroit, MI! We have tons of family still back home in Albania, as well as a good amount here in the states. I am a voracious reader, specifically non-fiction. To read is to live many lifetimes over. 

How long have you been involved in real estate and where?

I am incredibly excited to say that I just began my real estate journey officially in April of 2021 with Mark Spain Real Estate! While I have read and done research on pricing and marketing, I am thankful to start putting my reading and research into practice. 

Riz Stafa is one of our new Associate Directors of Sales for Nashville

Why Mark Spain Real Estate?

Simply put, the people. From the Mission, Vision, Values, Marketing, and the Fundamentals – it’s all about the people and the experiences we create. I am proud to work for a company that is committed to providing an unparalleled client experience by investing in its team members. I am thankful for everyone I get to interact with through Mark Spain Real Estate!

What is something you are looking forward to as an Associate Director of Sales?

The time is now! There is a massive opportunity for us to help others with their residential real estate needs and we are the best to do so. I want to help our entire team realize the success that is in front of us. 

Stacy Caldwell, ADOS Marietta

Tell us about you, Stacy! Where were you born, what do you enjoy in your free time?

I was born and raised in Gainesville, FL, but spent a lot of time on St. Augustine Beach where I enjoyed all water sports.  Outside of spending as much time as I could at the beach, I danced ballet for 13 years and was a competitive cheerleader for 4 years. Today, I enjoy boating on Lake Lanier with my family and competing in fitness competitions with my husband.

How long have you been involved in real estate and where?

Real Estate became a hobby for me 10 years ago when my husband and I started a company renovating distressed properties in Atlanta.  I got a lot of fulfillment from taking a property that was unwanted and turning it into a home for a family. Now, I am so thankful for the opportunity to further my real estate career as an Associate Director of Sales for a fantastic company that embraces growth and improvement.

Stacy, another new Associate Directors of Sales, loves to spend time boating on Lake Lanier.

Why Mark Spain Real Estate?

I chose Mark Spain Real Estate because it gave me the opportunity to combine my passion for Real Estate with the skills I have developed in my sales career, the company values align with my values and most of all for the culture. The MSRE team fosters being fun and supportive while leading with a servant’s heart and holding each other accountable to deliver an unparalleled client experience. I am grateful to work for a team that prioritizes others. The Mark Spain Real Estate team really is the best!

What is something you are looking forward to as an Associate Director of Sales?

I’m looking forward to learning and growing with Mark Spain Real Estate, helping my team reach their goals and aspirations, and connecting with the community.

Want to learn more about Mark Spain Real Estate? Visit our website or contact us today to speak with the #1 rated real estate firm in the industry for client satisfaction! 

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