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About First Team Real Estate

#1 in Southern California, 18 Years in a Row.1

A home is sold by First Team in Southern California every 13 minutes.2
First Team | Christie’s International Real Estate is a destination brokerage that prides itself on a 44-year tradition and the distinction of being #1 in total unit sales and #1 in luxury unit sales.
Since 1976, First Team Real Estate has helped hundreds of thousands of homebuyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals.

About First Team Real Estate

#1 in Southern California, 18 Years in a Row.1

First Team | Christie’s International Real Estate is a destination brokerage that prides itself on a 44-year tradition and the distinction of being #1 in total unit sales and #1 in luxury unit sales.
Since 1976, First Team Real Estate has helped hundreds of thousands of homebuyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals.
A home is sold by First Team in Southern California every 13 minutes.2

Why Choose Us?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Masterfully representing you with the best tools, tech, reputation and transparency throughout your home buying and selling process.

Why Choose Us?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Masterfully representing you with the best tools, tech, reputation and transparency throughout your home buying and selling process.

Find an Agent
You Can Trust

With 33 office locations and
over 2,400 agents to help
you find your dream home.

Find an Agent
You Can Trust

With 33 office locations and
over 2,400 agents to help
you find your dream home.

2019 Year End Growth

Total Closed Sales $3

Agents Hired4

Total Recruited Volume $5

Total Closed Sales $3

Agents Hired4

Total Recruited Volume $5

Buyers Actively Searching
for Homes in our Database

Complete Applications
Totaling $220,310,006

Buyers Actively
Searching for Homes in our Database

Complete Applications
Totaling $220,310,006

Meet the First Team Real Estate Executive Leadership Team

Cameron Merage

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Michele Harrington

Chief Operating Officer & Broker of Record

Tom Wagner

General Counsel

Steven McCloskey

Chief Product Officer

Peggy Salazar

Director of Administrative Services

Anna Bennett

Director of Business Development

Lynn Tacinelli - Zeichik

Director of Education

Gayle Glew

Director of Global Relocation & Corporate Services

Merry Pisors

Director of Human Resources

Jim Loges

Director of IT Operations

Sandy Chang

Director of Marketing

Making A Difference In The
Communities We Call Home

Each year, Team Kids hosts a five-week Team Kids Challenge at 30 local schools, harnessing the collaborative efforts of nearly 25,000 students, who are invited to participate in weekly challenges geared toward community issues, including homelessness, hunger, literacy and the environment. Through the partnership with First Team Real Estate—called the Team Kids Superhero Program—real estate agents will serve as mentors to children in their communities, guiding them through various challenges that allow them to make a difference and earn recognition for it.

“Through the Superhero program, kids will be presented with challenges to complete, such as bringing blankets to an animal shelter or writing a thank you note to someone in the military,” Hudash explained. “Once they complete these challenges, the real estate agents will present them with certificates thanking them for their contributions and for helping to make their own community a better place.”

Says Cameron Merage, Chief Executive Officer & Founder of First Team Real Estate, the Superhero Program is part of our organization’s overarching mission to support the communities we so proudly serve.

“As a real estate organization, the communities that inhabit the real estate markets we serve are our lifeblood, and we are passionate about the notion that it is not only our responsibility, but our distinct privilege to support them in every way possible,” Merage stated. “The Superhero Program we’re participating in through Team Kids gives all 2,200 of our sales associates the opportunity to give back in a way that’s truly meaningful.”

Each year, Team Kids hosts a five-week Team Kids Challenge at 30 local schools, harnessing the collaborative efforts of nearly 25,000 students, who are invited to participate in weekly challenges geared toward community issues, including homelessness, hunger, literacy and the environment. Through the partnership with First Team Real Estate—called the Team Kids Superhero Program—real estate agents will serve as mentors to children in their communities, guiding them through various challenges that allow them to make a difference and earn recognition for it.

“Through the Superhero program, kids will be presented with challenges to complete, such as bringing blankets to an animal shelter or writing a thank you note to someone in the military,” Hudash explained. “Once they complete these challenges, the real estate agents will present them with certificates thanking them for their contributions and for helping to make their own community a better place.”

Says Cameron Merage, Chief Executive Officer & Founder of First Team Real Estate, the Superhero Program is part of our organization’s overarching mission to support the communities we so proudly serve.

“As a real estate organization, the communities that inhabit the real estate markets we serve are our lifeblood, and we are passionate about the notion that it is not only our responsibility, but our distinct privilege to support them in every way possible,” Merage stated. “The Superhero Program we’re participating in through Team Kids gives all 2,200 of our sales associates the opportunity to give back in a way that’s truly meaningful.”

1Top Broker Report published January 2020 based on data available from 7/1/2001-12/31/2019, ALL CRMLS, All Brokers. As reported by CRMLS participating associations/boards of REALTORS® in California. 2Based on total 2019 First Team closed transactions 251 8-hour business days in one year.
First Team’s numbers include internal reporting. 3First Team Real Estate data available from 01/01/19 – 12/31/19 for ALL CRMLS. 4Total new agents added from 01/01/19 – 12/31/19. 5According to Trendgraphix data available from 01/01/19 – 12/31/19.