September 2011

There are 4 blog entries for September 2011.

It's official - First Team was named the fan favorite real estate firm by you, our clients and friends, in the Orange County Register's 2011 Best of OC readers poll!!! And what better way to celebrate this honor than to launch our exciting "My Story" campaign?  This innovative campaign shows why First Team was chosen number one, with inspiring stories told by our clients of the profound, positive impact in their lives our agents have made.   Click here or below to see the first story, shared by Lauri Burns, founder of The Teen Project, Inc.  Lauri, a leading advocate for emancipated foster youth, tells how her First Team agent helped her find a very special house where former foster kids with no home to return to are getting the support they need to…

Just three more days until First Team launches its exciting, new "My Story" campaign featuring stories by YOU, our clients, and the ways First Team agents have made a profound, positive impact in your lives. Here's a little sneak peek at “The Making of the 'My Story Campaign,'" a behind-the-scenes view of this innovative marketing initiative. [vimeo]

Irvine family heirs pare historic homes

By JEFF COLLINS 2011-09-16 CORONA DEL MAR – Mimi Juarez remembers when Corona del Mar was a Norman Rockwell town, with kids wandering off to the beach for surf and sun. And a focal point for her neighborhood on those lazy summer days was the waterfront party house owned by Kate Wheeler – an Irvine family heir and great-granddaughter of Irvine Ranch co-founder James Irvine. Painted a bright “Bermuda” blue with a bright white roof – just like the sprawling Wheeler family homestead on the bluff above it – the party house served for decades as an unpretentious base for family and neighborhood gatherings. “For years and years and years, you just crossed the road and you were in the fun house for dancing and…

Laguna Woods resident Harold Mukamal was the winner in First Team Real Estate's recent Israel Expo drawing.  Mukamal was one of more than 450 participants who entered the drawing for an iPad at the 2011 Israel Expo sponsored by Jewish Federation and Family Services of Orange County.  Pictured are Mukamal (left) with First Team CEO Cameron Merage.