Ann Arbor Area Real Estate Team with Dynamic Talent

Since joining forces as one of the most successful teams in the area, Daniel DeCapua and Samuel Vail have established a reputation of providing "Red Carpet" service to their clients with quick results and expert knowledge. Both stemming from the entertainment business and being in the "Spotlight", they identified with each other through their passion to provide a great customer experience and the importance of maintaining a loyal audience.  They also knew that they wanted to be different from the industry standard. The local market was saturated with agents who had the same game plan, with the same approach. It was obvious that Dan and Sam were not your average REALTORS®, but it quickly became apparent that breaking from the mold would lead them down a path to success.

Their achievements in real estate have been proven with nearly $35 Million in 2016 sales landing them the #1 spot at RE/MAX Platinum Ann Arbor. Their expertise ranges all throughout Washtenaw County and includes unparalleled knowledge of selling and purchasing homes in every category from first time home buyers, to luxury sales. Dan and Sam attribute the success of Spotlight Houses to their unique marketing and advertising strategies, persistence for real communication, positive approach, and their love of real estate.

When it was time to bring on team members, Dan and Sam knew they needed people who were going to carry out their mission of providing impeccable service. It wasn't long before they found a Team Manager and three buyers agents that would make up The Spotlight Houses Team. These were professionals who had the same perspective: clients come first. Each one bringing a unique set of skills to the table with dynamic backgrounds.

Sam Vail: The Man, the Musician, the master of Negotiations

Sam's story begins nearly a decade ago when he got into the real estate. Sam was instantly a success in the Ann Arbor Area market landing the Rookie of The Year Award at his previous brokerage, he had a natural niche. " I always knew I had a knack for people, and my love of real estate coupled with my family's background allowed for perfect chemistry." Ever heard of Vail, Colorado? No coincidence, Sam's family has deep roots in real estate throughout North America. Dating all the way back to 1648, Vail developments can be found from Chicago to the Big Apple. 

As a local, he worked his network and quickly became the talk of the town with his outstanding customer and fierce negotiations. " I've been a musician my whole life, and you tend to develop a negotiating power through all the hoops you have to jump through just to get on stage.".  As Sam quickly became a household name throughout Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and the surrounding areas, he began to refine his approach and his purpose. He realized that "Just doing real estate" wasn't going to be enough. He wanted to create an innovative experience for his clients that went beyond the closing table. " I didn't want to just be their 'REALTOR®', I wanted to be their guide and resource for all things to do with real estate." 

Dan Decapua: THE entrepreneur, The Entertainer, The Exemplary Agent

Dan's goal has always been to get a standing ovation from his clients. Before his successful career in Real Estate, he toured as a standup comedian performing on cruise ships, in colleges and comedy clubs all over the country.  He understands the importance of frequent, honest communication with his clients as you see mentioned in almost all of his 197 plus reviews on Zillow and Trulia like this: "Dan was amazing to work with. Incredibly friendly, very responsive, and always kept us updated." 

Dan graduated with a journalism degree from Michigan State University in 2001 and moved to Ypsilanti with his wife Jennifer. Dan currently resides in Ann Arbor and is the proud Father of two young boys, Jack and Max. His family is heavily involved in local charities like the Peace Neighborhood Center and schools where his wife serves as the PTO President. His dedication to client satisfaction, communication and honesty have led him to be the number one Re/Max Agent in Washtenaw County and a member of the prestigious Platinum Club.

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