The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals has announced its list of the top 250 real estate agents. The list serves to recognize "exceptional Latino real estate agents from around the country," NAHREP said.
With agents hailing from 30 states and Puerto Rico, with aggregate sales of over $6 billion, this year’s report includes a ranking of the top agents by transactions along with supplemental rankings of top millennial agents, top individual agents, and top agents in major market regions including the Northeast, South, West, Midwest, California, and Texas.
"Last year Hispanics accounted for nearly 75 percent of the growth in U.S. homeownership. Those gains are largely due to individuals like the top producers on our list who continue to drive Hispanic homeownership in their local markets," said Leo Pareja, NAHREP President, "They are the gateway to the demographic changes in the housing market and represent the vitality of our industry today and in the future."
NAHREP’s Top 250 Latino Agents report can be accessed here, and includes profiles of several notable agents and a number of data points about the honorees.
NAHREP congratulates the following Top 10 Latino Agents for 2017 by transactions:
1. Mark Dimas, Mark Dimas Properties, TX
2. Marty Rodriguez, CENTURY 21 Marty Rodriguez, CA
3. Claudia Restrepo, The Legacy Group, Keller Williams, WA
4. William Bustos, Keller Williams Realty Utah Realtors - William Bustos Group, UT
5. Marshall Carrasco, Marshall Realty, NV
6. Cristina Edelstein, RE/MAX Results, MN
7. Shelly Salas, The Salas Team Realtors, TX
8. Leo Pareja, Keller Williams Realty - Leo Pareja Team, VA
9. Mario Negron, RE/MAX Pioneers, TX
10. Christine Delgado, Delgado Home Team at Keller Williams, FL
Submissions for the Top 250 were received from numerous markets across the country, with San Antonio, Chicago and El Paso leading the way as the most represented cities on the list. The Top 250 agents were selected based on their total transactions and total volume for 2016, and verified through NAHREP and their respective brokerages.
Some of the fastest Hispanic population growth in recent years has taken place in the South and other non-traditional Hispanic markets. This year’s list reflects an increase in agents from burgeoning Hispanic regions including Tennessee, Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina.
For the third consecutive year, RE/MAX was the most highly represented brand, with over 60 agents on the list. A majority of the agents on the list are within the 34-45 age bracket, as compared to the typical Realtor age of 57. At 93 percent, an overwhelming majority of 2017 honorees are bilingual.