WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Like a lot of college graduates setting their sights on law school, John-Mark Mitchell decided to take a year off after graduating from Campbell University to prepare for that intense commitment. When he began working with Century 21, he thought he would make a little extra cash selling a few houses. But after selling a house for over $900,000 - a much larger than average sum in the early 90s (and today!) for North Carolina - he quickly discovered that a career in real estate might just be a good alternative to law school, and could be his true passion and life path. He became a top producer and began contemplating just how far he could go in the real estate industry. Off to a whirlwind start, he began running ads that boldly proclaimed: " John Mark Mitchell, A Name Synonymous with Real Estate." Living up to and transcending his goal to become a true celebrity in the field, he was quickly recruited by Prudential, the largest real estate firm in the region, where he quickly became #1 agent for 12 years. In 2014, Mitchell mirrored the feat, listing and negotiating a $980,000 property as the first official deal by his new independent luxury brokerage, now called Mitchell Prime Properties. Supported by his powerhouse team, he is recognized as the #1 Luxury Broker in the Triad Area, which consists of Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point. The company has the fewest days on the market and the highest average sold price of any real estate brokerage in the area. The most recent 2015 statistics tell the incredible story. As an individual agent, at $720,000, Mitchell has the highest average sales price in the Triad. His company average for all combined sales is $530,000 - almost unheard of figures in this area. By comparison, their closest competitors average around $240,000 - and the average home sale is $161,000. Fostering a unique environment where agents work together rather than compete against each other as they can at traditional offices, the boutique agency currently has 11 brokers - and Mitchell is looking to cap his first office at 16 brokers. Mitchell Prime Properties has plans to open additional offices in nearby cities in the next few years, with a few brokers at each location. In addition to quickly dominating the luxury market in the Triad area of North Carolina, Mitchell has sold homes across the state - including Statesville, Raleigh and Charlotte, where he has sold homes for up to $5.5 million and has helped celebrities find ideal properties. This has helped his client base grow exponentially, and has also led him to another point of distinction in relation to other Triad area brokers - his feature in the January 2016 issue of Fortune Magazine. Mitchell's unparalleled level of industry expertise has afforded him numerous opportunities to give seminars and training on "The Art of Selling Well." In late 2015, he also hit the Amazon Best-Seller list by co-authoring (with bestselling author Jack Canfield, originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series) the book, The Soul of Success, Vol. 2: The World's Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals Reveal Their Core Strategies for Getting to the Heart of Health, Wealth and Success. A firm believer in giving back, Mitchell co-founded a local charity for the homeless in the Winston-Salem area, known as B.R.A.C.E., which stands for Builders and Realtors Active in Community Efforts. He received the Governor's Award for this high impact initiative. "At Mitchell Prime Properties," Mitchell continues, "we feel honored to represent our customers and clients, helping them make smart and exciting real estate decisions that add to their lifestyle in a positive way. It could be a small one bedroom condominium or a multi-million dollar gated estate…At the end of the day, our customer's happiness is what we work to achieve."