Lists honor professionals who shape, change and influence the industry
Addison, Texas, Jan 17, 2017 — Inman (www.inman.com) — The real estate industry’s leading source of news and analysis named Ben Caballero, the top agent in the nation based on sales and transaction volume, as one of the real estate industry’s most influential leaders for 2017. Addison, Texas-based Caballero also was named a SP2017 Trendsetter, generated by Swanepoel T3 Group, which recognizes “innovators, dealmakers, and movers-and-shakers.”
The 2017 Inman Influencer List salutes a mix of industry professionals who shape, change and influence the industry. Like Ben Caballero they bring a mix of credentials, viewpoints and backgrounds from all walks of the real estate business. Some are creative, intuitive and gifted. Some have power, reach and charisma. Some are controversial, rabble-rousers and disrupters. All of the Inman Influencers, including Ben Caballero, contribute to change in one way or another.
The new SP2017 Trendsetters List recognizes 20 real estate industry leaders, including Texas’s Ben Caballero, placing him in a list of top professionals “who made a noteworthy impact over the last year,” according to Swanepoel T3 Group.
The 2017 Inman Influencer list is both young and hardened, made up of connectors, power brokers, high earners, CEOs, hackers, troublemakers and startup founders. It’s a list of entrepreneurs, big and small; the old-school and the new; controversial and quiet plodders.
“They are not cut from the same cloth, they do not speak the same language and they do not always necessarily share the same values. But they influence the industry by their work, through their followers and by expressing their opinions,” said Inman.
Inman said that in selecting this year’s Inman Influencers, recommendations from readers, editorial staff and outside suggestions were all considered. “Thousands of real estate professionals make a difference in the real estate industry every day, but Ben Caballero and others on this year’s list are some we believe stood out,” added Inman.
View the complete Inman Influencer list here.
View the SP2017 Swanepoel Trendsetters list here.
About Ben Caballero + HomesUSA.com
Ben Caballero is the #1 ranked real estate professional in the U.S. for 2016 in two categories: (1) number of real estate sales transactions and (2) cumulative transaction (dollar) volume, with 2491 home sales totaling $1.022 billion in volume. Between 2010 and 2015, he had 13,053 home sales totaling $4.316 billion in volume. Ben has been the #1 agent in the nation in these categories for the last 6 years and is the first and only agent in U.S. history ever to exceed the $1 billion mark for residential sales transaction volume in a single year. Caballero is an acclaimed innovator and technological pioneer within the real estate industry. His drive to leverage technology has allowed him to reach unprecedented, historic levels of sales, as he developed a proprietary SaaS platform, HomesUSA.com, to aid him in servicing his clients. His individual record-setting production is only possible due to the efficiencies it enables. He recently was named a 2017 Inman Influencer and a SP2017 Trendsetter by Swanepoel T3 Group. Caballero received the 2014 Pinnacle Award for Real Estate Entrepreneurship, presented by Keller Williams Realty. He was named the Most Innovative Real Estate Agent by Inman News in 2013 and a finalist in 2016. He is CEO and President of HomesUSA.com, Inc., operating in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Metro MLS, MetroTex Association of Realtors. A lifelong Realtor and former homebuilder, Caballero has been a real estate broker since age 21. Follow Ben on Twitter at @bcaballero and learn more about HomesUSA.com online.