Ben Caballero, a real estate agent based in Addison, Texas, has entered the Guinness World Records after selling an astonishing 3,556 homes in a single year, a new world record.
Caballero is said to be the world’s first real estate agent to be recognized by the Guinness World Records organization for the number of home sales. It says that the 3,556 verified home sales amounts to a stunning 68 homes per week, or almost 10 homes per day, throughout 2016.
The Guinness website lists Caballero as achieving “the most annual home sales transactions through MLS by an individual sell side real estate agent.” It’s reported that Caballero sold seven-times more homes than the second-highest selling agent, who shifted 467 homes during 2016. Caballero also set a second record for the amount of money he recouped for his clients, as his 3,556 home sales totaled some $1.444 billion. This figure also tops Caballero's previous record of $1,022 billion in sales set in 2015 for 2,491 sales when he became the world's first "Billion Dollar Real Estate Agent."
“Being named a Guinness World Record holder is truly the highlight of my professional career,” Caballero said in a statement. “It’s incredible that, until now, no real estate agent has ever been recognized for setting a world record for home sales. I am honored.”
"For years, our rankings have recognized the accomplishments of thousands of real estate professionals, but no one came close to achieving what Ben has," said Steve Murray, president of REAL Trends. "Recognition of Ben's achievements by Guinness World Records is truly amazing."
Caballero specializes in selling new homes for more than 65 construction companies in the Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio areas.