April 2012

There are 6 blog entries for April 2012.

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="350" caption="Marygie Gilbert (left) was ready to foreclose before First Team agent Gloria O'Brien showed her that a short sale was a better option."]Visit www.FirstTeam.com/MyStory![/caption] When the company she worked for instituted a mass layoff, Marygie Gilbert found herself jobless and unable to keep up with her house payments. With foreclosure in sight, Marygie found a First Team® agent to help turn her world right-side up again. This family’s short sale struggle is the subject of the newest video of the award-winning First Team “My Story” campaign. Marygie’s life was exactly how she wanted it: She had a stable job and perfect credit. However, when the company she was working for laid her and 8,000 others off, she was thrown into a…

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="234" caption="First Team agents Lonnie (left) and Roger Nestie try their best to provide "Nordstrom-style" service to all of their clients."]First Team agents Lonnie and Roger Nestie[/caption]

With 26 years of real estate experience under their belts, Hall of Fame award-winning First Team® agents Roger and Lonnie Nestie are a team to be reckoned with. Named second out of the company’s 2,000 agents for “Most Listings Sold by a Team” for 2011, the duo attributes their long-standing success to their unique marketing strategy as well as their personal touch.

            “When a client calls us, they’re going to get an answer from one of us. Everything we do is ‘Nordstrom-style’,” Lonnie said. “I don’t care if it’s a single family home, a condo, a mobile home

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="234" caption="Tina King, manager of the First Team San Clemente office."]First Team agent Tina King[/caption] Sales associate, mentor, coach, trainer and manager – First Team® agent Tina King has worn all of these hats during her 25-year-plus real estate career. Now, as manager of the First Team San Clemente office she combines her favorite passions: mentoring and real estate. King believes the powerful, customer-focused technology tools and proprietary systems developed by First Team have no equal. “When you combine experienced agents, a strong mentor and First Team’s unique systems and tools, it becomes a very powerful package that translates into a win-win for agent and client alike” she said. The statistics tell the story: During the…

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="234" caption="First Team agent Sean Stanfield"]First Team agent Sean Stanfield[/caption] What’s better than a diamond?  How about five diamonds, or better yet, make that five consecutive diamonds!  Orange County-based First Team® Real Estate announces that agent Sean Stanfield and his team have won the company’s Diamond Medallion Award for five years straight. The Stanfield Group was named the top-producing team at the company’s recent 2011 Hall of Fame Awards Gala; they have secured the No. 1 spot since 1998. Last year, the team sold over $151 million-worth of property and closed 161 transactions. The team’s accolades don’t stop with Orange County – in 2010, The Wall Street Journal ranked the team fifth nationwide for sales volume. The…

[caption id="attachment_1002" align="alignright" width="310" caption="Fresh off the set of the shoot for the new "My Story" video, Liberty Romero (left) poses for a photo op with her daughter and her First Team agent, Kimberly Romero (right)."]Liberty Romero[/caption] Liberty Romero loved her home, but she loved her daughter and her daughter’s education more. When moving her daughter to a better school proved challenging, Liberty did what she had to do. With the support of her First Team® agent, Liberty moved into the school’s neighborhood, closing one front door to open another for her daughter. Family coming first is the subject of newest video of the award-winning First Team “My Story” campaign, which can be viewed at www.FirstTeam.com/MyStory. When her daughter…

[caption id="attachment_996" align="alignleft" width="178" caption=""Discover Huntington Beach with the agent who knows it best!""]First Team agent Jody Clegg[/caption] By 6:30 a.m., First Team® agent Jody Clegg already has two hours of her day under her belt and is negotiating her first client offer of the day. An early riser, Jody admits she is a creature of habit; she starts her day with a yoga class and then consciously focuses on what needs to be done to help her clients achieve their goals. Many agents pay lip service to the expression ‘exceptional client service’ Jody delivers. In a company where there are many exceptional agents, Jody stands out. A flood of laudatory letters singing her praises consistently arrives in the First Team mailbox. First Team Founder and CEO