‘America’s best real estate agents’ ranked by Real Trends

More than 9,500 agents had at least 50 transactions or $20 million in sales

More than 9,500 agents made Real Trends’ second annual “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” list, which ranks agents and teams by transaction sides and sales volume in all 50 states and more than 250 metro areas.

Agents who completed at least 50 transactions or $20 million in sales last year made the 2014 list. Approximately 3,000 more agents were named to the list this year than made last, which could reflect better market conditions or a larger pool of agent applicants to Real Trends.

Real Trends populates its best agents in America list from those who applied to the Real Trends 1,000, a ranking of the most productive agents and teams in the U.S. that it releases in conjunction with the Wall Street Journal as a separate report.

Teams who completed at least 75 transactions or $75 million in sales volume in 2013 are also included in the best real estate agent rankings. Real Trends says it verifies the info agents and teams supply it to be considered part of the rankings.

Under an exclusive ad partnership between Real Trends and Trulia announced in May, each agent ranked on Real Trend’s list receives a link to their Trulia profile if they have one. In addition, agents’ Trulia profiles receive a badge denoting them as one of America’s top agents as determined by Real Trends.

This year’s Real Trends list also allows users to order the lists by last name, first name, company and city.

Top agents by transaction side and sales volume in the 10 most populated U.S. states

State (in descending order of population)Top agent by sides, 2013
Top agent by volume, 2013
CaliforniaTom Daves (258.85 sides)Kurt Rappaport ($595 million)
TexasBen Caballero (2,095 sides)Ben Caballero ($737 million)
New YorkLarry Magguilli (287 sides)John Burger ($423 million)
FloridaKyle Passkiewicz (609.65 sides)Christian Angle ($202 million)
IllinoisRosario Terracciano (642 sides)Jennifer Ames ($144 million)
PennsylvaniaLibby Sosinski (226 sides)Lavinia Smerconish ($95 million)
OhioScott Cohara (458.25 sides)Rano Richard ($61 million)
GeorgiaBlair Myers (233 sides)Becky Babcock ($49 million)
MichiganJeahad Kadaf (658 sides)Lynne VanDeventer ($67 million)
North CarolinaJason Benham (566 sides)Jason Benham ($57 million)

Source: Real Trends’ 2014 America’s Best Real Estate Agents list.