California has the most ‘best’ agents according to Real Trends

California has the highest number of the nation’s “best” real estate professionals, according to Real Trends’ sixth annual ranking.

HomesUSA.com’s Ben Caballero lands top spot on Real Trends ‘Thousand’ — again

Record-breaking Texas agent Ben Caballero with HomesUSA.com is the top agent in the country once again according to Real Trends.

Ben Caballero breaks another Guinness World Record — his own

Ben Caballero, who’s been selling homes for more than 50 years, has surpassed his 2016 Guinness World Record of 3,556 annual home sales transactions. In 2017, the 71-year-old sold a whopping 4,700 homes.

The first Guinness World Record-setting real estate agent is …

The winner? Industry legend Ben Caballero, who was the sell-side agent on a whopping 3,556 transactions in 2016, according to Real Trends, from which Guinness drew its data.

Zillow quietly charging big builders for listing exposure

Since 2016, Zillow Group has been tapping into a new revenue stream by charging high-volume builders to post new-home listings on all of the company’s websites, which include Zillow.com and Trulia, the two most popular home search portals, Inman recent…

Why agent rankings are based on production — not business model

Since I was ranked as America’s no. 1 real estate agent on REAL Trends “The Thousand” list, other agents have questioned my ranking …

5 tips for buyer’s agents to boost business with builders

If you’re tired of losing out on multiple offers situations, then now is a great time to discover how much easier it is to sell new homes — especially when you consider that working with a homebuilder eliminates many of the struggles buyer’s agents face in hot markets today …

What home builders need that agents can deliver

As winter approaches, many agents watch their book of business dwindle as more and more homeowners prefer to wait for spring. For brokers and agents who know how to work with builders, however, the fourth quarter can be a great time for sales, especial…

HomesUSA expanding to top markets

Residential construction isn’t the most tech savvy niche in the real estate industry, but HomesUSA.com hopes its expansion into top single-family builder metros will transform new construction success

The Texas-based tech platform, already operating in the Texas Triangle, now serves Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, Georgia and the D.C. metro area …

Ben Caballero becomes first Realtor to exceed $1B in yearly personal transaction volume

What does it take to eclipse more than $1 billion in home sales within a year as an individual agent — and make history? For Ben Caballero, who has been ranked as the country’s No. 1 Realtor in number of transactions and cumulative transaction volume …