DENVER: For the second year in a row, agents affiliated with RE/MAX far outnumber their competitors in the 2016 Top 250 Latino Agents ranking. This year, 61 RE/MAX agents were recognized, an impressive 60% more than the closest competitor. The fifth annual ranking released by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) is based on 2015 sales performance.
“It’s a tremendous honor to have so many RE/MAX affiliates ranked among America’s top Latino agents. This is a powerful acknowledgment of their hard work, expertise and dedication,” said Geoff Lewis, RE/MAX, LLC President. “To have such strong representation of RE/MAX among the best Latino agents, year after year, is an indication of the outstanding customer service they provide to their home buying and selling clients.”
The number of agents included in the NAHREP Top 250 representing the national franchise brands demonstrates the significant performance of those affiliated with RE/MAX.
RE/MAX – 61
Century 21 – 38
Keller Williams – 27
Coldwell Banker – 16
ERA – 11
Berkshire Hathaway – 3
According to NAHREP there are 50,000 Latino professionals in the real estate industry. The Top 250 is compiled each year through a broker affirmed self-nomination process. This year, NAHREP received 700 agent nominations – the largest number since the ranking began in 2012. The top five RE/MAX agents and the number of their 2015 closed transaction sides are:
403 – Mario Negron, RE/MAX Prestige, Houston New Home Team, Houston, TX
174 – Veronica Figueroa, RE/MAX Innovation, Orlando, FL
172 – Monica Foster, RE/MAX Space Center, Clear Lake, TX
162 – Christian Fuentes, RE/MAX Top Producers, Diamond Bar, CA
156 – Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals, Glendale, AZ
In March this year, NAHREP released its sixth annual State of Hispanic Homeownership Report that showed Hispanic homeownership was on the rise
despite a decline in overall homeownership rates in the U.S. The Top 250 ranking is also intended to recognize agents who are providing expert guidance to those seeking to become homeowners.
“Along with the annual Top 250 ranking, NAHREP is having a huge impact on our industry with its homeownership and Hispanic wealth reports. RE/MAX is honored to support these efforts as a national sponsor and to have so many of our agents recognized in the Top 250,” added Lewis.
Other national surveys also find that RE/MAX agents average more sales than their competitors. Agents affiliated with RE/MAX brokerages participating in the 2016 REAL Trends 500 were among the most productive in the survey, averaging more than 17 transaction sides.
*Source: The 2016 REAL Trends 500 participation survey of the largest U.S. brokerages