Jeff Galindo of Las Vegas has been named the top Hispanic real estate agent for 2014, according to new rankings from the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals.
Mr. Galindo, who co-founded Simply Vegas and Real Estate Strategies, topped the list with 571 sales worth more than $158.3. He far outpaced Marshall Carrasco of Marshall Realty of Reno, Nev., who was involved in 500 sales transactions and finished second in the rankings.
"The Hispanic real estate market is large and is growing rapidly," said Jason Madiedo, NAHREP's president. "These top agents are achieving tremendous success representing buyers and sellers from markets across America, and NAHREP is honored to salute them with this report."
The report, done in conjunction with Zillow Inc., ranks the top 250 Hispanic real estate agents in the U.S. The numbers are self-reported but NAHREP checks the information against other available data including MLS records.
Rounding out the top 10 list of Hispanic agents and the real estate firm they are associated with:
Marty Rodriguez, Century 21 Marty Rodriguez, Glendora, Calif.; Johnny Rojas, Century 21 JR Gold Team Realty, Garfield, N.J.; Ricardo Acevedo, Century 21 The Acevedo Team, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; Christopher Tello, Keller Williams Realty Partners SW, Pembroke Pines, Fla.; Marta DuPree, The Keyes Co., Coral Springs, Fla.; David Acosta, Keller Williams-David Acosta Group, El Paso, Texas; Daisy Lopez Cid, RE/MAX Premier Properties, Kissimmee, Fla.; Leo Pareja, Keller Williams Realty Leo Pareja Team, Falls Church, Va.
The top 250 Latino real estate agents were responsible for more than $4.2 billion in sales, according to the NAHREP report. Each agent was involved in an average of 83 transactions, the report stated.
Century 21 led all real estate franchises with 48 agents on the list followed by RE/MAX with 32 agents and Keller Williams had 24 agents.
All of the Top 250 real estate agents will be recognized at NAHREP's 2014 National Convention & Latin Music Festival in Los Angeles on Oct. 14.
"These hardworking professional men and women are having a powerful impact in their communities, facilitating home ownership and educating consumers," said Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow. "We applaud their achievements as they help advance NAHREP's mission and play an important role in the country's long-term housing recovery."
NAHREP is a nonprofit trade association based in San Diego and works to increase homeownership among Hispanics.
The top 250 report can we found at www.nahrep.org .
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