ATLANTA — Mark Spain Real Estate has been honored by Atlanta Agent Magazine this month with two awards, Best Team in metro Atlanta real estate and Mark Spain was personally selected for the Charitable Service Award. The residential real estate trade magazine annually holds its Agents’ Choice Awards, allowing readers — primarily other real estate professionals, developers and lenders — to vote for their peers in 12 award categories.
These 2018 Agents’ Choice Awards are a first for Mark Spain Real Estate. The team does a significant number of transactions throughout the 20-county metro Atlanta region each year and has, therefore, gotten to know many other agents in the area. Last year, Mark Spain Real Estate helped 2,318 clients buy or sell a home, closing an average of more than 8 homes per business day. In total, the team sold $550 million in gross residential real estate and is on pace to break the $4 billion career sales mark in 2018.
“When Atlanta Agent Magazine let us know we had won both these categories I couldn’t believe it,” recalls Chairman and CEO Mark Spain. “You have to understand how many amazing real estate companies there are in metro Atlanta. Our people, culture, systems, industry-leading client experience, extensive agent training, and continually investing in the technology and marketing — these are all key elements that got us to the point we’re at today.”
And Spain is proud to be the recipient of the Charitable Service Award. He has been a past recipient of a couple awards for volunteerism from the YMCA, including Volunteer of the Year for the Forsyth chapter. A charter member of the Forsyth County Family YMCA, Mark Spain became heavily involved there in 2014. He helped found the YMCA Spin-A-Thon, raising more than $100,000 in scholarships for Atlanta kids to attend summer camp. This is an event that his entire company gets behind annually, volunteering hundreds of hours collectively each year.
Mark Spain is also a sought after speaker known for his leadership and sharing of knowledge about real estate, marketing and many other related topics.
“If it weren’t for a few amazing mentors I had at such a young age, coming into the real estate business fresh out of the University of Georgia, it would have taken me much longer to build up my business,” Spain explains. “I learned so much from them, made far fewer mistakes because of them, and they helped me in countless ways, both personally and professionally. So if I can do that for someone else, in some small way, and help another to realize his or her full potential, it is a huge win for me.”
In addition, not long after going independent and forming Mark Spain Real Estate, Spain decided to form The Mark Spain Foundation as a vehicle for strategically investing in causes that he and his team were passionate about. The team at MSRE, through the foundation, has served over 1,500 hours to benefit children, families, and local communities in which they work.
To learn more about Mark Spain Real Estate, the active metro Atlanta or Athens real estate markets, or if an out of state move to Charlotte or Raleigh are in the future, visit MarkSpain.com, call 800-350-0221 or follow the firm on Facebook or Twitter.