First Team Sweeps Annual “Best Of The Desert” Real Estate Awards For 2022

Best of the Desrt Winners: Wendi Velasco & Bruce Kallen

First Team High Desert recently won the major categories in Real Estate in the Victorville Daily Press readers competition AGAIN! The Daily Press is the largest newspaper publication in the Victor Valley area. Many local offices were nominated and 2 finalists and a single winner was voted by Daily Press readers.

Out of thousands of votes, First Team was a finalist for Best Residential Real Estate Office and WON Best Commercial Real Estate Office!If that wasn’t enough, First Team also won or was a finalist in the following categories: Best Benefits Program, Best Employee recognition Program, Best Employer 1-100 employees, Best Place to Work , Best Boss - Bruce Kallen, Person of the year - Bruce Kallen. In addition, we had a finalists sweep in the Best Residential Agent category with Wendi Velasco as our overall winner and Bryen Wright, Kristi Hudson, Gina Schene and Mathllde Kirkland as finalists.

Bruce Kallen also won Best Commercial Real Estate Agent.In 2020 and 2021 First Team had back to back wins for Best Real Estate Company and was a finalist in 2022. The Commercial division was also a finalist last year and won this year.

Wendi Velasco, who has been in the Real Estate Industry for over 25 years, has been a finalist for the past two years and Bruce Kallen has either won or been a finalist in the commercial agent category for the past 7 years straight!Starting with just 6 agents about 4 years ago in a cramped commercial office, First Team has grown our High Desert presence to 2 large offices with over 75 agents and we’re STILL growing!

Bruce and his staff of professionals strive to promote the First Team standard of excellence throughout the High Desert area and have been involved in many charitable efforts in the community. Recently sponsoring a Company Blood Drive, a Children’s Toy Drive with Rob St. Onge and Kristi Hudson, and a winter Coat Drive for the needy by A. V

aage Group.“Bruce commented he could not have a better group of caring, conscientious agents to represent First Team Real Estate and looks forward to going into the office every day.” “There is no other office like us, WE ARE FIRST TEAM!”First Team High Desert is always seeking like-minded professionals and new agents to join the TEAM! “We work on expanding agent’s opportunities and growing their business”, explains Bruce.

“In addition, we have a lot of fun doing it!”. We are happy to be Best of the desert..again!Bruce Kallen can be reached at 760-403-3000 & Wendi Velasco can be reached at 760-403-1243. The Hesperia office is 760-881-3771 and Spring Valley Lake is 760-952-8326 (TEAM). Give us a call to discuss any of your real estate needs, we would love to share our experience and enthusiasm!

Watch out for 2023, we’re just getting started!