Buyer's Problems

Buyer problems that we help solve

Need to find an affordable home in an overheated market? Our proprietary HotBuys software algorithm identifies homes priced below market value, and our HotBuys certified agents are trained with proven strategies to secure these types of homes.
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Need to buy a home before selling the one you’re in? With our Buyer Delivery System, we've built a platform for thousands of local real estate agents to share their off-market homes before they're available online.
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Do you keep getting outbid for your dream home? We train and equip all of our agents with the negotiation strategies and tactics that are winning bids and helping buyers move in.
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Do you keep losing offers to all cash buyers? We provide an array of tools and mortgage products to bridge your purchase and get it sold for you.
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Bidding Wars
Multiple offers got you discouraged on your search? We train and equip all of our agents with the negotiation strategies and tactics that are winning bids and helping buyers move in.
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Do you have a big enough down payment? With our homebuyer assistance programs, we can help you qualify for more with less down.
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Like vs love
Having to make too many compromises in your home search? With our Buyer Delivery System, we've built a platform for thousands of local agents to share their off-market homes before they reach any public real estate sites. Use our negotiation specialists to win the bid.
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No Contingencies
Are you frustrated by the leverage sellers have over buyers? Buyer contingencies are critical to providing peace of mind when transitioning to a new home and our agents know the ins and out of this mine-field to ensure you're not at risk.
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No Time to Think
Homes selling so fast you can't even think long enough to make a decision before they're gone? With our proprietary SneakPreview platform, we give you a head-start on homes coming onto the market before they hit any other online portal.
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Stress-Free Home Buying Process

After 45 years in the business, we’ve perfected the process and are committed to providing stress-free experiences.

Our Tools

The Tools We Use To Help You Succeed

When it comes time to search for your next home, we have the resources needed to win.
Be the first to access our off-market Listings.
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Download our Southern California market reports.
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Cross references the average prices and save times.
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Listing Appointment
Get an inside scoop on potential new listings.
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Property needed
Get matched with your next home in no time.
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Designed to help you be the first one in the door.
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Buyer Satisfaction Guaranteed​

We’re not afraid to go above and beyond to ensure you secure a home you love. And we put it all in writing as a part of our Buyer Satisfaction Agreement. ​

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Mortgage Assistance

Homeowners First Mortgage

Mortgages to fit your unique needs
Outstanding Communication
You will always know what is going on during the process.
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A Local Presence
Our loan officers are in the communities that we serve, meeting with clients regularly.
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The Right Mortgage for You
We offer state-of-the-art mortgages without the red tape.
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Think you can't afford it?

We'll show you how it’s possible.

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How We Compare To The Competition

Everything you need, all in one place
2,000+ Local SoCal Agents
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#1 in Southern California1
45 years of experience, voted Best of OC 11 years in a row
Family Owned & Operated
Mortgage Services
More Off-Market Listings
Combining all off-market listings from our 2,000+ local agents
Exclusive Christie’s Affiliation
Christie’s Orange County exclusive + other luxury affiliates across SoCal
Bundle Services & Save2
¼% interest rate reduction when using all First Team services
Buyer Delivery System
Global Relocation Connections

1 Top broker report published January 2020 based on data available from 7/1/2001-12/31/2020, all CRMLS, all brokers.
2 Offer provided by First Team Real Estate and may be withdrawn at any time, with or without notice. Offer subject to cooperation of independent brokerage and agent members of the MLS on co-op transactions and consumer’s use of First Team Real Estate’s affiliate, Homeowners First Mortgage, LLC for financing. Maximum loan amounts apply. Discounts and saving promoted here do not bind First Team Real Estate or any of our affiliates. First Team services consists of essential services of escrow settlement, title insurance, real estate brokerage, and mortgage finance services. You are advised to seek your own counsel from your accountant or legal advisor. 108 Pacifica, Irvine, CA 92618. Lic# 01008773. © First Team® Real Estate. All rights reserved. This is not intended to solicit a listed property. If your property is currently listed for sale with a broker, please disregard. Financing provided by Homeowners First Mortgage, LLC, 108 Pacifica, Suite 250, Irvine, CA 92618. Corp NMLS#: 1932549 ( Loans made or arranged pursuant to a California Finance Lenders Law license. This communication does not constitute a commitment to lend or the guarantee of a specified interest rate. All loan programs and availability of cash proceeds are subject to credit, underwriting and property approval. Programs, rates, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions apply.

How much does it cost to use a First Team cash offer?
It’s a short-term loan that acts like cash. The loan closes in 10 days compared to 45 with a traditional loan. Acting as cash, the seller gets their money fast and you can move into your new home sooner. Specifically, it’s a fixed-rate loan with a three-month term. While monthly payments aren’t required upfront, the loan balance and any accrued interest are due at the end of the three months.
Do First Team agents get commission?
No. Our real estate agents’ pay isn’t tied to a home’s purchase price, as they receive a base salary and bonuses based on how many homes they help buy. While First Team collects a standard commission, a portion of that money is often paid back to the buyer in the form of a rebate.
How do I qualify for a cash offer?
This will be determined during the pre-underwriting process. That’s where you’ll learn how much home you can afford and set a budget for your search. Regardless of your credit and current financial situation, we’ll help you find the best solution for getting you into your new home.
How much does it cost?
Costs, like any loan, vary based on the current interest rate. Here’s an example of a typical First Team Mortgage loan:
・Origination fee ranging from 0.75%-3.00% of your loan amount.
・Desktop appraisal fee that ranges from $175-$225
・Minor fees for things like credit reports and flood reports
・Title, escrow, and other settlement costs
If you decide to use First Team Mortgage, we’ll provide a lender credit that will offset the majority—if not all—of the above closing costs. For more information on pricing, please speak with a licensed First Team Mortgage loan officer.