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About First Team® Real Estate
About First Team® Real Estate

Clients, Agents and President and CEO Cameron Merage discuss the teamwork, commitment, and expertise that is deeply rooted in First Team's culture.
First Team Real Estate, headquartered in Irvine, California, is the #1 independent real estate company in Southern California, is ranked the #10 brokerage in the nation* and has sold more homes than any other brokerage firm in Orange County, California**. Founded in 1976 by President and CEO Cameron Merage with five agents in one office, today First Team Real Estate and its family of companies has offices throughout Southern California. Services include residential and commercial real estate, title, escrow and mortgage operations.
First Team wins market share in any economic climate through innovation and marketing tools such as Market Trends℠ and Hot Buys®. For over 30 years First Team Estates has been synonymous with luxury real estate, targeting the luxury market with its award winning 'Live Beautifully®' campaign. First Team Estates® is headquartered in Newport Beach, California and represents buyers and sellers in the $1 million and up property value range serving exclusive areas such as Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Monarch Beach, Emerald Bay, Yorba Linda, Coto de Caza, Palm Springs and other acknowledged luxury locales.
First Team Real Estate's consumer brand promise and service excellence benchmark The NEW Rules of Real Estate® provides a set of proven solutions to maximize opportunities for buyers and sellers. The award winning 'My Story' video campaign features current and former clients from throughout Southern California recounting how their agents helped them solve problems, overcome challenges and reach personal or professional goals. These unique stories, told from the clients' perspective, illustrate the care, commitment, and expertise you will receive from your First Team agent.
First Team offers mortgages through Bankers Funding®. The company's philanthropic foundation 'First In Our Hearts' is the in–house charity whereby First Team agents and employees donate funds and volunteer their time to charitable causes and organizations in the Southland.
To benefit our seller clients and maximize demand for their property, First Team maintains over 300 property listing syndication and business relationships*** including:
  • REALTOR.com®
  • Yahoo!® Real Estate
  • Zillow®
  • Google™
  • Trulia®
  • AOL®
  • Luxury Portfolio®
  • Facebook®
  • OC Register
  • CNN Money
The First Team Family of Companies includes:
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Hundreds of First Team agents are successfully using First Team tools, such as The NEW Rules of Real Estate®, Market Trends℠, listing syndication, Hot Buys® and social media networking to win business in the current market.
*2012 Power Broker Report, RISMedia. **Based on a 2012 TRENDGRAPHIX, Inc. report for Orange County, CA all residential property types. Report published 07/12, based on reports from 07/11–06/12. All reports based on data supplied by the Orange County, Orange Coast, Pacific West, Downey. Rancho SE AOR, Laguna BOR, and Desert BOR or their MLS’s. Neither the associations nor their MLS’s guarantee or are in any way responsible for their accuracy. Data maintained by the associations or their MLS’s may not reflect all real estate activities in the market. ***Based on 2012 totals compiled by Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, Oodle, Homefinder.com and others.

All first mortgage products are provided by Bankers Funding Company, LLC. Bankers Funding Company, LLC may not be available in your area. Licensed by the Department of Corporations under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act. ©2014 Bankers Funding Company, LLC. All Rights Reserved. NMLSR ID 458329
 
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