DALLAS – (Realty News Report) – Ben Caballero, a current Guinness World Record title holder and the No. 1-ranked real estate agent in the U.S. since 2013 by RealTrends, set a new record for home sales last year. He individually sold 6,438 homes worth more than $2.46 billion in 2020.
Caballero shattered his current Guinness World Record, his second, for “The most annual home sales transactions through MLS by an individual sell side real estate agent is 5,801 and was achieved by Ben Caballero (USA) in Dallas, Texas, USA, in 2018.”
A new home sales expert who works directly with 60-plus home builders in Houston, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Austin, and San Antonio, Caballero sold 3,556 homes in 2016, earning his original recognition as a Guinness World Record title holder, the first record of its kind for a real estate agent.
The verified data for his individual sales came from the North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, Houston Association of Realtors, San Antonio Board of Realtors, and the Austin Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Services.
Texas has been leading new home construction in recent years with Dallas and Houston being No. 1 and No. 2 nationally in housing starts. And the Austin market is one of the fastest-growing home building locations that the nation has seen in years.
“As a Texan, I am proud to live and work in the world’s greatest and most resilient housing market and home to one of the strongest economies in the world,” Caballero said. “Looking at the market today, this record is going to stand for some time. What’s most incredible is I get to do something I love every day and get paid for it. I built homes or 18 years and truly enjoy working with builders.”
Last year, he averaged more than 120 new home sales a week or 17 new homes a day, or a pace of more than two home sales every business hour. Caballero attributes the ability to maintain his massive volume to technology that powers the HomesUSA.com platform, which he invented and uses to manage and market property listings on local Multiple Listing Services for his builder clients.
According to a new national economic forecast by the Urban Land Institute, housing starts exceeded the 20-year average in 2020 for the first time since the Great Financial Crisis. Housing starts are expected to continue to increase to 1.1 million in 2021, 1.2 million in 2022 and remain there in 2023.
May 29, 2021 Realty News Report Copyright 2021
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