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Mark Spain Real Estate No. 1 Team in U.S. for unprecedented Fourth Straight Year by Real Trends


Charlotte, NC — For an unprecedented fourth consecutive year, Mark Spain Real Estate has been named the No. 1 residential real estate team in the United States. “The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals” is a prominent national awards ranking by Real Trends and The Wall Street Journal. Mark Spain Real Estate ranked No. 1 nationally for closed transactions and No. 4 for annual closed sales volume. Mark Spain and his team have annually appeared in the top 10 of this elite, national top performers list for well over a decade.  

Consistently outperforming each of its previous year’s sales totals, Mark Spain Real Estate achieved 5,647 transaction sides in 2020, a 34% increase in year-over-year closings. Gross residential real estate sales for 2020 increased by more than $400 million over the previous year. On average, Mark Spain Real Estate closed more than 21 homes per business day in 2020.
“Continuing to be the top U.S. real estate team for closed homes is only possible with the high performing team we have in place including the inspiring leaders at each office, the talented, hard-working agents, our client concierges, and marketing team behind the scenes,” explained Chairman and CEO Mark Spain. “Delivering an unparalleled client experience remains our company’s top priority, which isn’t possible without each of our team members.”

This spring, Mark Spain Real Estate also made its second appearance on the Real Trends 500, a ranking of the top-producing residential real estate firms in the United States, breaking into the top 150 for most closed transaction sides in 2020. It improved 57 spots over the previous year and earned No. 139 on the Real Trends 500 list. Mark Spain Real Estate also had the landmark distinction of becoming a top 50 independent brokerage in the country for its sales production.

The Real Trends + Tom Ferry 1000 International ranking of the nation’s top real estate professionals is now in its 16th year. The top-producing agents and teams making the list are ranked in the top one half of 1 percent of more than 1.4 million Realtors® nationwide. The average team on this top-performing 1,000 list, when calculated on a median basis, closed 253 transactions in 2020 compared to the production of Mark Spain Real Estate who sold nearly 5,600 homes. 

The exclusive list was officially released Friday, June 11, 2021, and can be found at It was also published in The Wall Street Journal the same day.
“Our team was nothing short of amazing in 2020, overcoming the challenges of the pandemic while continuing to deliver an unparalleled client experience,” said Mark Spain Real Estate President John Makarewicz. “We are proud of their ability to adapt, stay positive and focused, while safely serving families in achieving their real estate goals.”
Mark Spain Real Estate has five offices strategically placed around metro Atlanta, an office in Athens, Ga., as well as in Charlotte, Raleigh, Nashville, Tampa and Orlando. For more information about Mark Spain Real Estate, these markets, or its Guaranteed Offer program, visit or call toll free at 1-855-299-SOLD.

About Mark Spain Real Estate Mark Spain Real Estate is the most trusted name in real estate, earning more 5-star reviews than any other firm in the United States. It has earned the No. 1 real estate team in the U.S. honor the last four consecutive years by the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends for annual sales production and is a five-time Inc. 5000 recipient, an annual list honoring the fastest-growing private companies in America. Mark Spain Real Estate’s mobile site design was named the No. 1 Mobile Website in real estate by REAL Trends in 2019 and 2020. also earned recognition as a Top 10 Overall Website in 2019 and 2020. The company was honored in 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2021 as one of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Top Workplaces. It has earned the Atlanta Business Chronicle Pacesetter Award the last five years, as one of metro Atlanta’s 100 top, fastest-growing, privately held companies. Mark Spain Real Estate made its fourth appearance on Atlanta’s Top 25 Real Estate Companies annual list in 2021 and made its second appearance on similar lists in both Charlotte and Raleigh.

As a company leader with cutting edge ideas like its Guaranteed Offer program and innovative and award-winning website, Mark Spain was honored in February as a 2021 Real Estate Newsmaker. Compiled by RISMedia, a leading residential real estate industry information provider, the Newsmakers list includes nearly 300 industry professionals and Spain was named one of the Trailblazers/Agents of Change. He was also recognized as one of the PropTech 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate. The firm had a record sales year again in 2020, with more than $1.4 billion in gross sales volume, a 46.5% increase year-over-year. In line with its core value of leading with a servant’s heart, Mark Spain Real Estate’s 2020 partnerships with charitable causes in Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte and Raleigh resulted in nearly a half million dollars raised for charity.

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