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Mark Spain Real Estate Repeats as the No. 1 Team in U.S. on REAL Trends Top 1,000 Agents Ranking

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Ranking No. 1 nationally for closed transactions and No. 5 for annual closed sales volume (separate list), Mark Spain and his team have annually appeared somewhere in the top 10 of this elite, national top performers list for the last decade.

Consistently outperforming each of its previous year’s sales totals, the Mark Spain Real Estate team achieved 2,748 transactions in 2018, with total gross sales of more than $702 million. This was a 129 percent growth rate over the team’s 2018 numbers. On average, the Mark Spain team sold more than 10.5 homes per business day in 2018. And it may surprise some to know these production numbers were accomplished with a sales team of only 118 members, as of the end of 2018.

“Every year, we always try to improve for our clients, whether it’s our service, our internal processes or our marketing,” explains Chairman and CEO Mark Spain. “We now have a new sale option for home sellers called the Guaranteed Offer, which I’m pretty excited about. If a seller’s home meets certain requirements, this program will extend an offer. So it’s basically selling the home without ever having it on the market, going through showings, open houses and an unknown waiting period before an offer is received. For some sellers, it’s a perfect fit.”

As the leader of such a massively productive team with cutting edge ideas like its Guaranteed Offer program and extensive billboard advertising, it should come as no surprise that Mark Spain was named to the inaugural list earlier this year of real estate industry Game Changers. The 2019 REAL Trends Game Changers list of 50 people who have the potential to change the game of real estate in the coming year included such honorees as: Gary Keller, co-founder and CEO of Keller Williams International, long-time and well-known real estate industry trainers Brian Buffini and Tom Ferry, as well as the CEOs of RE/MAX International, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Zillow, Coldwell Banker, Realogy Holdings Corp., and HomeServices of America.

The REAL Trends/Wall Street Journal ranking of the nation’s top real estate professionals has been around 14 years. The top-producing agents and teams making the list are ranked in the top one half of 1 percent of approximately 1.3 million Realtors® nationwide. The exclusive list was officially published Friday, June 28, 2019, and can be found at

“To repeat as America’s top-producing and most productive residential real estate team feels fantastic!
It would not have been possible without each and every person on this team,” says President John Makarewicz. “We are already having an incredible year in 2019 and I can’t wait to see how we finish the year!”

Mark Spain Real Estate has four offices strategically placed around metro Atlanta, an office in Athens, Ga., and has started expanding around the Southeast, with locations in Charlotte and Raleigh, NC, as well as Nashville, TN. Plans are in the works to expand. For more information on Mark Spain Real Estate or these markets, visit or call toll free at 1-855-299-SOLD.

About Mark Spain Real Estate (MSRE)
Mark Spain Real Estate is an industry-leading residential real estate firm with offices throughout the Southeast. Prior to forming his own independent firm in January 2016, Mark Spain and his team were annually the No. 1 ranked large team for sales production with the Atlanta Realtors Association for more than 10 consecutive years. Additionally, they achieved the No. 1 team rank on the REAL Trends/Wall Street Journal list of America’s top 1,000 agents and teams in 2018 and 2019. Mark Spain Real Estate is also the No. 1 most reviewed real estate company on Zillow in the entire United States.

MSRE was honored in 2017 and 2018 as one of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Top Places to Work. It has earned the Atlanta Business Chronicle Pacesetter Award for the last three years, for being one of 100 metro Atlanta’s top fastest-growing privately held companies. In September 2018, Inc. Magazine ranked MSRE No. 1,676 on its annual Inc. 5000 List, marking the third straight year for inclusion on this national list of fastest-growing firms. In 2018, The firm was named to the Bulldog 100 Award List, debuting at No. 16 as one of the fastest-growing 100 University of Georgia (UGA) alumni-owned companies. MSRE was also honored with two Agents’ Choice Awards in 2018 by Atlanta Agent Magazine. Voted on by industry peers who read the trade magazine, awards included Best Team in metro Atlanta real estate and Mark Spain was chosen for the Charitable Service Award. MSRE recently made its second appearance on Atlanta’s Top 25 Real Estate Companies annual list, compiled by Atlanta Business Chronicle, and based on verified gross residential sales volume for the previous year.

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