Simplifying Your Home Purchase

Let’s win your bid and move in, stress-free.

Stress-Free Home Buying Process

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

  • Agents Who Care
  • Full Service Assistance & More
  • Help Finding the Best Neighborhood
  • Smarter Negotiators

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Resources to help you
  • SneakPreview℠

    All of our company’s off-market listings ars searchable and available to our buyers in our SNEAKPREVIEW℠ platform. During this current housing shortage especially, it’s been a game changer.

  • MarketTrends

    We built our MarketTrends tool to help us identify Southern California market trends as they evolve including supply and demand shifts. And this tool powers our popular Market Reports that our clients love.

  • HotBuys

    Cutting your search time in half, Hot Buys cross references the average price per square foot within any city to find the absolute best deals on the market in seconds. It’s one of our investors favorite tools.

  • Listing Appointment

    Our agents share everything, including when they’re headed out to a listing appointment for a possible new seller. Which means you get the inside scoop on potential new listings. Click to Get the Inside Scoop.

  • Property Needed

    When you hire one First Team agent, you’re hiring all 2,000+. We’ll share exactly what you’re looking for in your next home with the entire company to help match you with the right property in our extended network. Click to Find your home here

  • First Look

    Just one more leg up we offer our house hunters is a “First Look” at our company’s listings before they get published everywhere online. Designed to help you be the first one in the door. Click to Get First Look

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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.

Your new home

Think you can't afford it? We'll show you how it’s possible.

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Mortgages to fit your unique needs

Outstanding Communication

You will always know what is going on during the process.

A Local Presence

Our loan officers are in the communities that we serve, meeting with clients regularly.

The Right Mortgage for You

We offer state-of-the-art mortgages without the red tape.

Selling a home

Need to buy a home before selling the one you’re in?

How We Compare to the Competition

Everything you need, all in one place

2,000+ Local SoCal Agents

First Team

Other Companies

#1 in Southern California*

45 years of experience, voted Best of OC 11 years in a row

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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 & Save**

¼% interest rate reduction when using all First Team services

Buyer Delivery System
Global Relocation Connections

Let’s figure it out together

Curious how much house you can afford in SoCal?

Not Just An Agent

Your one stop for every professional you need during your home purchase

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Title & Escrow

Western Resources Title & Coast Cities Escrow support our agents with their knowledge and skill to help each transaction run smoothly from start to finish.

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Mortgage

Recognized as the industry leader in mortgage partnerships, Homeowners First Mortgage are experts in the business, delivering outstanding service to all customers.

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Global Relocation

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.

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Legal and Risk Management

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.

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Voted Best Real Estate Company

11 years in a row

Home Buyer Resources

Tips and advice on how to prepare yourself for your next big move

Let the journey begin

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

© First Team Real Estate – All Rights Reserved. All claims and representations made are estimations based on previous examples and past performance. No two transactions are the same, and no guarantees can be made without a complete assessment of any specific situation. First Team Instant Offers and its associates work as independent consultants for its REALTORS® and homeowners.

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* Top broker report published January 2020 based on data available from 7/1/2001-12/31/2020, all CRMLS, all brokers. ** 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 (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org). 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.

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Expensive

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.

Inventory

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.

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Outbid

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.

Cash Buyers

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.

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.

Bidding Wars

Multiple offers got you discouraged on your search? We train and equip all of our agents with the negotation strategies and tactics that are winning bids and helping buyers move in.

Down-Payment

Do you have a big enough down payment? With our homebuyer assistance programs, we can help you qualify for more with less down.

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. Be the first to the best homes, and use our negotiation specilists to win the bid and move in.

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.