Once again, Ben Caballero with HomesUSA.com was named the No. 1 individual agent by both sales volume and transaction sides on the REAL Trends The Thousand agent rankings. Caballero saw a need in the new-home market for a system that allowed homebuilders to list their available inventory. He uses that technology with more than 60 homebuilders in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area.
In the team category, The Lucido Agency, Keller Williams Realty in Maryland and the Mark Spain Real Estate in Georgia were ranked No. 1 in transaction volume and sides, respectively.
"The real estate sales professionals ranked in The Thousand have proven that they have the skills to grow their businesses year after year," said Steve Murray, president of REAL Trends and publisher of The Thousand. "The average U.S. real estate professional closed 8.0 transaction sides in 2017. The average agent ranked in The Thousand closed 204 transaction sides and the average team closed over 533 transaction sides."
The top five designees in each category of the 2018 REAL Trends The Thousand are:
Mark Spain Real Estate, Mark Spain Real Estate, Alpharetta, Ga.
Lucido Agency, Keller Williams Realty, Ellicott City, Md
Ben Kinney/Home 4 Investment Team, Keller Williams Realty, Bellingham, Wash
The Minnesota Real Estate Team, RE/MAX Advantage Plus, Bloomington, Minn.
Duffy Realty, Duffy Realty of Atlanta, Alpharetta, Ga.
"In total, this year’s professionals in The Thousand closed 184,407 sides and sold more than $86 billion in 2017—a new record for sales volume with a 9 percent increase over last year," said Murray. "It is incredible to consider that 1,000 sales professionals and teams could accomplish so much."