The first ever real estate record holder to be recognized for home sales has sold 3,556 homes in a single year.
America’s number one ranked real estate agent, Ben Caballero of Addison, Texas, just became the number one real estate agent in the world, according to Guinness World Records (GWR). At the REAL Trends “Gathering of Eagles” conference in Denver, Caballero was named the first real estate agent ever to be recognized by GWR for home sales.
“Being named a Guinness World Record holder is truly the highlight of my professional career,” says Caballero, who continues year-after-year to exceed his own record-setting home sales performance.
REAL Trends ranks the top sales professionals in the United States by transaction sides and sales volume. In 2016, the most recent year all transaction data was available from REAL Trends, Caballero sold 3,556 homes, which was seven times more homes than his closest competitor who had reached up to 467 homes. His home sales that year totaled a new individual real estate agent sales record of $1.444 billion, breaking his previous record of $1.022 billion.
In 2007, Caballero invented the HomesUSA.com platform, an innovative online technology for builders, that allowed him to achieve these remarkable numbers. His company specializes in new homes sales for 65 builders in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio.
From 2010 to 2016, Caballero’s total home sales volume totaled $7.2 billion. To put his 2016 new home sales numbers in perspective, Caballero sold an average of more than 68 homes per week — nearly 10 homes per day, every day of the week or more than one-and-a-half sales every business hour.
“For years, our rankings have recognized the accomplishments of thousands of real estate professionals, but no one came close to achieving what Ben has,” says Steve Murray, president of REAL Trends. “Recognition of Ben’s achievements by Guinness World Records is truly amazing.”
Caballero has also appeared at the top of both REAL Trends “The Thousand” lists for both Individuals by Transaction Sides and Individuals by Sales Volume since 2013. This ranking is published midyear, annually in The Wall Street Journal and requires independent third-party verification.
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