July 2012

There are 8 blog entries for July 2012.

Beginning Aug. 8, First Team Real Estate of Orange County, Calif., will debut a TV commercial aimed at informing consumers how associates at First Team can help with short sales. Read more about the commercial as well as the info behind it here: http://firstteamrealestate.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/first-team-debuts-short-sale-tv-commercial/ To learn about your options or to find out how First Team can help you, call (855) 387-9420 or visit www.ShortSaleDestination.com

On July 19, 2012, First Team lost one of their greatest agents and friends, Jack Ryan.  A week before his passing, Jack officially retired and we we sat down for a chat with April Palaferri, his daughter and assistant of 12 years, about Jack's accomplishments and the legacy of his farm: After 21 years, First Team agent Jack Ryan is ready for retirement. With numerous Hall of Fame awards and other accolades to his name, Jack concludes his career as a successful agent having helped many people find their dream home. Throughout the years, Jack’s focus has always been to build a solid reputation throughout Orange County as an indispensible resource certified in Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR), helping distressed homeowners. [caption id=""…

Tim Morissette is a man who wears many hats, both literally and figuratively. Students at Foothill Ranch Elementary School love the comical hats he wears when he reads to them, and then there’s the Santa hat he wears as “Santa Tim” during the holidays. But it’s the myriad of real estate “hats” that this award-winning top producer wears that his clients appreciate the most.

            Whether it’s negotiating a deal for his clients, putting on his marketing hat and getting a property sold quickly and for the best price, or listening to his clients to be sure he really understands what is truly important to them in the purchase of their next home, Tim delivers – and then some.

            As a self-proclaimed “eternal optimist,” it’s hard not to like

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="241"]Branch Manager Bob MacCulloch Bob MacCulloch, manager of the Yorba Linda office.[/caption] Bob MacCulloch, manager of the First Team Yorba Linda office, is delighted with the recent remodel of the office. According to Bob, the stylish remodel luxuriously reflects the values, growth and Estates lifestyle of Yorba Linda. He says that many of the luxury and estate properties in Yorba Linda can be found within a five-mile radius of the office, which is strategically and conveniently located in the heart of the city near the Richard Nixon Library and close to Vista Del Verde, Yorba Linda’s newest luxury community. Bob notes that Yorba Linda is recognized to be among the highest household income communities in the U.S. As a founding member of

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="292"]Agent Odile Romans First Team agent Odile Romans[/caption]

Tenacious, smart, energetic and wonderful to work with … those are the words that clients say about Odile Romans. Ask Odile what she does for a living and she’ll say she’s a smart negotiator, a creative problem solver and a patient advisor whose focus is to deliver the best financial results for her clients. Odile is a Realtor®, but not just any Realtor®; she is someone who consistently ranks among the best of the best.

            As an agent associated with Orange County’s No. 1 selling brokerage First Team, she ranks as one of the top-selling agents in her office. But it’s not accolades that motivate her – whether she’s selling a condo or a multi-million dollar

MaryAnn Cardullo oversees thousands of property sales as the branch manager of the First Team office located on Brookhurst Street in south Huntington Beach, Calif. MaryAnn doesn’t just simply ‘talk the talk’, she has walked the walk, and her knowledge and expertise is appreciated by newer and seasoned agents. She has experienced all kinds of market cycles and shares her expertise at topic-specific weekly training classes that appeal to a broad range of agents. At sales meetings, market trends and best practices are shared. Recently, agents were delighted to report that they were able to put transactions together using the information shared at the weekly meeting. It’s this culture of sharing and cooperation among managers and agents at First Team that…

Agent Paul Mandeville with the First Team Huntington Beach-Warner office has released a new book called “Should I Short Sale My Home?” The book is a how-to guide for under water, distressed homeowners. Millions of homeowners will benefit from Paul’s expertise on how to short sell a home, invaluable information at a time when the nation’s housing market is devastated by millions of distressed homeowners thrust into foreclosure. Paul co-authored the book with Tim and Julie Harris, founders of Harris Real Estate University in Las Vegas, Nev., the nation’s leading coaching and training program for real estate professionals. [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="292"]"Should I Short Sale My Home?" "Should I Short Sale My Home?" by First Team agent Paul Mandeville[/caption] The short…

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="390"]The First Team Race Car The First Team race car, sponsored by the Anaheim Hills office, will run its next race July 28 and 29 in Fontana, Calif.[/caption]

A new First Team race car, sponsored by the First Team Anaheim Hills office, has been making the rounds. The car, an upgraded 2005 Ford Mustang, was recently unveiled at a Sneak Preview May 23 at the Anaheim Hills home of professional driver German Santibanez.

            The Sneak Preview event was sponsored by Anaheim Hills agent Oscar Jimenez as a way to show off the new improvements to the car as well as introduce the car’s drivers, German and Jason Bradshaw, a new addition to the racing team from the First Team Newport Beach office. The party was invited to learn about the