Fathom Realty Announces Five New Members to Leadership Team

November 10, 2020
3:05 pm

Cary, NC, Nov 10, 2020 — Fathom Realty  is excited to announce five new District Directors to its leadership team. They represent five areas of the country, from Seattle, WA, to Miami, FL. Please join us in welcoming them.


Diane Ballard
District Director: Seattle/Eastside, WA | 425.525.9100
Diane Ballard has been in real estate for more than 20 years starting her career in Houston, TX, while raising five children with her husband of 26 years. Currently, she is a managing broker in the state of Washington and Utah. Diane enjoys living in the Pacific Northwest. Her favorite activities, now that her children are grown, are taking her two Goldendoodles to the dog park and watching movies with her husband. Diane’s leadership, training, and team-building skills have helped new agents start their businesses successfully and have encouraged experienced agents to improve their bottom lines. Diane trained hundreds of agents nationwide during the 2007-2010 subprime mortgage crisis in the short-sale and loss mitigation processes. While having a focus on lender-owned properties, she also enjoys working with buyers and sellers. She looks forward to helping Fathom agents build their businesses.

Danny Brickey
District Director: Little Rock, AR | 501.993.0335

Danny Brickey is a team builder, honing those skills while a 20-year player and coach of Little Rock Rugby. Brickey helped make the team a nationally recognized men’s Division II program. Before he began as a real estate agent, Bickley gained sales experience at Sherwin Williams Automotive, a Fortune 500 company. During his 15-year career there, he achieved master council sales awards. As a real estate agent, Brickey’s core directive is to take motivated people and make them top-producing agents through solid training and open lines of communication. Acquiring his broker’s licenses under the two-year experience cap, he has experience in residential buying and selling as well as commercial leasing, buying and selling. He is looking forward to meeting the Fathom team, and making Fathom Realty a major player in the Little Rock market.

Martha Hilton
District Director: West Virginia | 304.645.7700

A transplant to West Virginia more than 38 years ago, Martha has found a true home there while raising three boys as well as restarting her real estate career. Having been in real estate for more than 36 years, she has owned her own company for more than two decades. Martha served her state association as president in 2003 as well as serving on numerous national committees over the years. Martha was honored to have her name inscribed on the REALTOR® building in Washington, D.C., as a member of the REALTORS® Political Action Committee Hall of Fame. She is involved in Rotary as well as the West Virginia Garden Club and will be its incoming president in 2023. Martha has taught pre-licensing classes in West Virginia for 20 years. Martha is also a licensed auctioneer in West Virginia and Virginia. She is looking forward to sharing the Fathom culture with agents in West Virginia as she travels throughout the state.

Angela Nunez
District Director: Miami, FL | 210.639.7716

Angela Nunez, whose diverse career path includes work in the ministry and selling new cars, began anew about seven years ago when she began selling real estate in Austin, TX. In the ensuing years, Angela has worked for Fathom in Austin, North Carolina and Florida. She praises Fathom’s culture, servant-leadership, technology and training. In Florida, she is a mentor in the Fathom Agent Success Training program. She also assists agents across the state with any questions or help they might need. Angela loves being on the water, jogging and traveling to visit her three grown children and two grandchildren back in Texas. Angela’s goals are to increase awareness of the company, serve her buyers and sellers, and help fellow Fathom agents. She is married to Billy Nunez, Fathom Realty’s Director of Culture and Florida State Broker.

Chay Spaniol
District Director: South Suburbs, Chicago, IL | 630.699.2111

Chayanta (Chay) Spaniol is the District Director for the South Suburbs of Chicago. Chay oversees recruiting and compliance for the Western Springs office. She is also a multi-million dollar producing agent. Chay has spent the past decade managing properties while attending college, specializing in business management with an emphasis on real estate. Chay is also an investor, landlord, and house flipper. Chay is certified in both rent-to-own home transactions and military Veterans Administration transactions. Chay serves buyers and sellers in Cook, Will, Dupage, Kane, Kendall, De Kalb, Lake, and Grundy counties.



About Fathom Realty: Fathom Realty is a national, cloud-based, real estate brokerage powered by a proprietary technology platform called IntelliAgent. The company currently operates in 26 states covering approximately 112 markets with over 5000 agents. Agents enjoy a higher net income through Fathom’s 100% commission, transaction fee compensation model allowing them to invest more money into growing their business. Fathom agents also earn stock grants based on their contribution to revenue and company growth. Fathom Realty is the eleventh largest independent firm in the country as ranked by the 2020 Real Trends 500 Ranking Report. For more information visit


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