One of Nation's Top Realtors Opens Independent Brokerage Mark Spain Real Estate

On the heels of a record sales year in 2015, ending the year as the No. 1 sales team in the southeast for Keller Williams Realty, 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.

Feb 01, 2016, 20:03 ET from Mark Spain Real Estate

ATLANTA, Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga., with a sales team serving metro Atlanta, Mark Spain Real Estate is in growth mode. The team has rapidly grown to 80 and is currently adding about an agent a week. Expansion plans include opening a branch office in Athens, Ga. this spring and sub-offices in metro Atlanta by year's end. In the next 12-24 months, the focus will be expanding its footprint beyond Atlanta and into other parts of the southeast.

The Atlanta Business Chronicle awarded the team a Pacesetter Award in 2015 for being one of the top 100 fastest-growing private companies in metro Atlanta. The Mark Spain Team was also named a Best Place to Work in the small companies category of 10-49 employees. The Wall Street Journal and Real Trends rank the Mark Spain Team No. 5 in the U.S. in closed sales and the No. 1 ranked Realtor® in the southeast for closed transactions.

Spain has made a name for himself in the U.S. residential real estate market. He is a sought after communicator and has been a featured speaker at numerous industry events, including the Keller Williams annual real estate convention and Keller Williams regional Masterminds in Florida, the Gulf Coast, Greater Pennsylvania and Mid-Atlantic regions. In addition, Mark Spain received an endorsement from real estate mogul and Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran.

Spain and his team are credited with selling well $2+ billion in real estate and will likely surpass the $3 billion mark in 2016.

Spain admits the decision to leave Keller Williams was a difficult one, given his relationship with the organization and its co-founder 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, referring to an annual list published by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in which the last company on the list had $186 million in sales. Mark Spain Real Estate would have theoretically placed No. 22 with its $282 million in sales.

That said, 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 Experiences as 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. The group has more combined experience than any other real estate team in metro Atlanta.

A native Atlantan and University of Georgia graduate, Mark Spain spends his free time utilizing his leadership skills with the Forsyth County Family YMCA. He is a charter member of the organization, serves on the board of directors as well as the organization's executive committee. In 2015, Spain was named Volunteer of the Year for the Forsyth County Family YMCA chapter.

Mark Spain Real Estate is located at 12600 Deerfield Parkway in Alpharetta. To learn more about Mark Spain Real Estate or the active Atlanta real estate market, call 770-886-9000 or visit

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