After 45 years in the business, we’ve perfected the process and are committed to providing stress-free experiences.
At First Team we’re a family, and our clients are a part of it too. Which means our agents go above and beyond to help their buyers, and we keep ourselves accountable by putting it all in writing as a part of our
We accomplish more in less time by offering full-service Realtors plus Mortgage, Title and Escrow, Relocation, and even Property Management services. It all starts with a great agent, and then we’ll introduce you to every other trusted professional you need during the buying process.
We want you to buy a home that excites you, not just one for a price that’s only 'okay' and with over 2,000 real estate experts spread across Southern California, we can help you identify the best neighborhoods no matter where your search takes you.
Our agents aren’t just licensed, they’re trained to be SoCal real estate experts. We spend more time training our agents on contracts and negotiation tactics than any other company. So because we’ve been honing these skills since 1976, we know exactly how to get your offer accepted.
When it comes time to search for your next home, we have the resources needed to win.
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.
Mortgages to fit your unique needs
Everything you need, all in one place
45 years of experience, voted Best of OC 11 years in a row
Combining all off-market listings from our 2,000+ local agents
Christie’s Orange County exclusive + other luxury affiliates across SoCal
¼% interest rate reduction when using all First Team services
Your one stop for every professional you need during your home purchase
Western Resources Title & Coast Cities Escrow support our agents with their knowledge and skill to help each transaction run smoothly from start to finish.
Recognized as the industry leader in mortgage partnerships, Homeowners First Mortgage are experts in the business, delivering outstanding service to all customers.
Comprehensive relocation services for families, third party companies, and corporations of any size with affiliates and friends all over the world - no matter where you’re headed next.
Providing legal advice to the company's corporate department, high-level management, and 2,000+ agents with respect to all matters of litigation and risk management.
11 years in a row
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Whether you’re ready to buy a home tomorrow or in five years, we’re here to help. Our real estate professionals aren’t just agents, they’re lifelong financial guides. Let’s connect and map out your goals and ambitions together.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Be the first to a home and use our negotiation specialists to win the bid and move in.
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.
Do you have a big enough down payment? With our homebuyer assistance programs, we can help you qualify for more with less down.