San Diego, CA – June 16, 2016 – Today the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), in association with Zillow®, released its fifth annual Top 250 agent report recognizing exceptional Latino real estate agents from around the country. Hailing from 30 states with aggregate sales of about $5.26 billion with 24,164 transactions, this year’s report includes lists of top millennial agents, top individual agents and for the first time it also ranks agents by volume and gross commission income.
“With a strong surge in Hispanic homeownership, it was an outstanding year for new homebuyers and the real estate professionals who served them. It’s exciting to see a distinguished list of new and repeat agents helping to build wealth and improve the quality of life for homebuyers in communities across the country,” said Joseph Nery, president of NAHREP.
NAHREP’s Top 250 Latino Agent report can be found at www.nahrep.org/2016-top250-agents. The report includes profiles of several notable agents and data points about the honorees. The Top 10 Agents on the list by transactions were:
- Claudia Restrepo, Keller Williams Realty The Legacy Group, Washington
- Mario Negron, RE/MAX Prestige – Houston New Home Team, Texas
- Marshall Carrasco, Marshall Realty, Nevada
- Mark Dimas, Winhill Advisors, Texas
- William Bustos, Keller Williams. Utah Realtors – William Bustos Group, Utah
- Marty Rodriguez, Century 21 Marty Rodriguez, California
- Leo Pareja, Keller Williams Realty, Leo Pareja Team, Virginia
- Jorge DeLeon , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, California
- Eduardo Blanco, 5 Diamond Real Estate, Florida
- David Acosta, Keller Williams – David Acosta Real Estate Group, Texas
Nominations for the Top 250 were received from numerous small and major markets, with Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Miami leading the way as cities with the most submissions. For the second consecutive year, RE/MAX was the most highly-represented brand with 61 agents on the list, followed by Century 21 with 38. A majority of the agents on the list are within the 34-45 age bracket, as compared to the typical realtor’s age of 57.
With seven agency honorees, ERA Mi Casa Real Estate in Chicago was once again the office with the most agents on the list. About 96 percent of agents identified themselves as bilingual.
About NAHREP: The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, a nonprofit 501(c) 6 trade association, is dedicated to advancing sustainable homeownership among Latinos by educating and empowering the real estate professionals who serve them. NAHREP is the premier trade organization for Hispanics and has more than 24,000 members in 48 states and 41 affiliate chapters.