June 2012

There are 7 blog entries for June 2012.

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="292"]Manager Dan Sarnecky Dan Sarnecky, manager of the First Team Irvine office[/caption]

Dan Sarnecky, manager of the First Team Irvine office, was a top-producing agent before accepting a management position. Now, with more than 25 years of experience behind him, he knows what it takes to succeed in the ever-changing and -challenging real estate industry. Dan coaches and mentors newer and veteran agents and is proud that his office is home to three full-time ‘Mastermind’ groups. A strong team spirit and sharing environment are what Dan believes define the successful First Team culture. 

            Helping his agents secure a residual long-term income stream in the shortest amount of time is one of his top priorities. It’s a priority

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="282"]Larry Tait, manager of the First Team Mission Viejo and Ladera Ranch offices “I know it’s only real estate, but I like it, like it, yes I do!” --Larry Tait, manager of the First Team Mission Viejo and Ladera Ranch offices[/caption]

Larry Tait, manager of the First Team Mission Viejo and Ladera Ranch offices, starts his weekly sales meeting with a rock and roll video, using the high-energy music to get everyone pumped up and ready to ‘rock’ their real estate world.

            As you might expect, Larry is a cheerful guy. He says he can’t wait to get into the office each day because he loves what he does and working in the real estate industry. He began his real estate career in 1988 and soon became the manager of a top-selling office. Larry came to the attention of First Team CEO and

More than 150 East Lake Village residents and agents of the First Team Yorba Linda office enjoyed an evening of music, art and gracious hospitality at an evening reception Friday, June 8, at the newly renovated office in Yorba Linda. The evening was in appreciation of the East Lake Village Association’s kindness in allowing the office to host its weekly sales meetings at the clubhouse during their office renovation. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="292"]Bob MacCulloch and William Kritzberg Manager of the First Team Yorba Linda office Bob MacCulloch and visual artist William Kritzberg enjoy a drink in front of William's photo of the East Lake Clubhouse.[/caption] The evening, a local artist celebration, featured photographer William Kritzberg, a resident of East Lake Village. A…

The First In Our Hearts FoundationProviding food or a safe haven for children, building homes for those in need, collecting food for the hungry and sending care packages to our troops are just some of the charitable causes that First Team agents have embraced since 2005. “Many of our agents are leaders in their communities, dedicating time and energy to helping people in need,” said Cameron Merage, CEO and Founder of First Team. “Giving back to the communities in which our agents live, work and play is ingrained in the First Team culture.” Cameron is also the founder of the First In Our Hearts Foundation, the in-house charity whereby First Team agents and employees can donate funds and volunteer their time to charitable causes and organizations in the Southland. John Schulte, manager of…

Yorba Linda-area residents are familiar with East Lake Village, where the tranquility of a lakeside paradise underscores the Yorba Linda’s tagline “Land of Gracious Living.” This theme resonates in many ways, including extending hospitality to the First Team Yorba Linda office. During the office’s recent renovation, the East Lake Village Clubhouse became the company’s temporary venue for their weekly office meetings for nearly three months.  In appreciation of the associations’ graciousness, Bob MacCulloch, branch manager of the Yorba Linda office, has invited the residents of East Lake Village to a local artists’ celebration event from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 8. The reception will showcase local visual and vocal artists William Kritzberg and…

[caption id="attachment_1103" align="alignright" width="200"]Fred Nassab Fred Nassab is passionate about being the manager of the First Team Rossmoor office.[/caption] With more than 30 years of experience, Fred Nassab knows what it takes to succeed in real estate – motivation, training, marketing and support. Many years ago, as an agent, he found all that and more at First Team. It wasn’t long before his success was recognized and his business acumen rewarded with a leadership position when First Team opened a location in Rossmoor/Seal Beach. As the office manager, Fred not only recruited agents, but he also grew the First Team market share within the region. His outstanding achievement resulted in advancement to a corporate leadership position as Vice President of…

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="292"]First Team's John Schulte John Schulte, branch manager of the First Team Corona office.[/caption]

John Schulte, branch manager of the First Team Corona office, knows what it takes to be a successful real estate agent, and he says getting a real estate license is only the first step.

“There’s a huge misconception amongst licensees that once they get their real estate license, business will come and find them,” John said. “Successful agents know they have to be focused, organized and be constantly prospecting to get business.”

As a First Team manager with many years of industry experience, John knows the importance of coaching, mentoring and regularly training agents so that they can compete in today’s challenging and always changing