PRLog - April 11, 2012 - ATLANTA -- The Mark Spain Team was recognized by the Atlanta Board of Realtors at its annual awards banquet as the #1 large team in metro Atlanta—for the eighth consecutive year.
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Mark Spain’s team had $88 million in gross sales and 512 transactions in 2011. The team’s transactions were up by more than 50 percent, over the 340 homes closed in 2010. Annually a top-producing team, they surpassed $1 billion in gross sales in 2006 and has received numerous industry honors, such as being named to a national list of top Realtors called The Real Estate Top 200 (compiled by the Wall Street Journal and real estate industry trade publication Real Trends) and twice being named one of the top 50 Realtors on the Rise in the nation by well-known trade publication, Real Estate Magazine.
Although the Mark Spain Team only switched to Keller Williams Realty North Atlanta in May 2011, the team still earned numerous accolades from the Keller Williams organization. Regionally, from Keller Williams Southeast, they earned the Millionaire Real Estate Agent Award known as Top MREA. To qualify, agents must have annual earnings over $1 million in gross commission income. The Mark Spain Team was one of only three agents/teams in the Southeast to earn this award. They also earned the Top Rising Team Award for being the top-producing new team to join Keller Williams Southeast in 2011.
From Keller Williams International, the Mark Spain Team earned the Keller Williams Growth Partner Award for recruiting more than 15 agents to the company in 2011. The team also ranked as the 17th highest producing team for all of Keller Williams. In addition, Mark Spain was personally asked by Keller Williams International founder, Gary Keller, to take part in a Top Producer Speaker Panel at the companywide annual convention (known as a family reunion at Keller Williams) last month in Orlando.
Through the transition of moving to another company, the Mark Spain Team has not lost sight of the importance of staying on top of the metro Atlanta real estate market and communicating with their buyers and sellers. The team actually increased in size by eight people to a total of 22 team members.
“It’s a testimony that the Atlanta real estate market is improving and that moving to Keller Williams was the perfect choice for us,” said Mark Spain. “We have been growing a lot since joining Keller Williams and we are continuing to expand.”
An Atlanta native, Mark is a University of Georgia graduate. He is based out of the Keller Williams Realty North Atlanta office at 5780 Windward Parkway in Alpharetta. The Mark Spain Team specializes in assisting home buyers, sellers and distressed property owners in metro Atlanta at all price levels.
In addition to their success in the short sale arena, the Mark Spain Team has worked with numerous banks and investment institutions to dispose of their foreclosed assets (REO properties). The team’s efforts are helping to reduce the number of foreclosures happening in Atlanta while, at the same time, assisting banks with reducing their troubled assets and shadow inventory.
To help educate consumers and distressed homeowners on their rights and options, the Mark Spain Team launched http://www.GreaterAtlantaForeclosureHelp.com. The site gives tips on avoiding the foreclosure process, includes details on how a short sale differs from a foreclosure and offers free reports to help inform troubled Georgia homeowners.
To learn more about the Mark Spain Team, call 770-886-9000 or visit http://www.markspain.com to conduct an online home search of available metro Atlanta properties, request a free online home evaluation, sign up for a free monthly e-newsletter about the real estate market or, for details on how to have your home considered for a short sale, visit http://www.GreaterAtlantaForeclosureHelp.com.