Longtime First Team luxury affiliate Christie’s International Real Estate announced it will be acquired by up-and-coming technology real estate company @properties on December 1st. Combining the tech company’s industry-leading digital platform with the luxury giant’s reputation and strict standards of excellence, First Team agents and their high-end clientele will now have exclusive access to even more powerful digital marketing opportunities across the globe.
“Our current tech tools and proprietary systems, combined with the added resources and capabilities of @properties will provide even more opportunities for our agents – and their clients – to succeed on the market,” states Cameron Merage, founder, and CEO of First Team Real Estate. “Thanks to our well-established affiliation with Christie’s, solidified by our long-term luxury contract, we can only anticipate that our relationship will continue to grow.”
Continuing to provide unsurpassed national and international exposure of the growing number of million-dollar homeowners within Southern California, our agents continue to be the number one trusted choice of professionals among buyers and sellers. According to co-CEO and co-founder of @properties Thad Wong, our partners at Christie’s International Real Estate are the “only brokerage firm in the world that can offer affiliates, agents and clients a fully integrated tech solution behind 250-plus years of luxury service and experience.”
Recording roughly $500 billion in real estate transactions over the past five years across all affiliated brokerages, the Christie’s International Real Estate network is on pace to continue expanding under the new leadership, providing even more opportunities for our Southern California buyers and sellers.
Always putting the needs of our agents and the clients they serve first, our robust network of luxury affiliates includes not only Christie’s International but also Luxury Portfolio International® and LuxuryRealEstate.com. Ensuring our high-end clients’ homes receive maximum exposure to the world’s most affluent buyers locally and abroad, First Team agents are uniquely equipped to amplify sales prices for Southern California homeowners.
“We are proud to provide our agents with the highest level of support available in the industry so they can focus on the success of their clients,” says Michele Harrington, Chief Operating Officer of First Team. “With the new opportunities brought on by @properties’ leading technology platform, our sales professionals have all the tools needed to continue serving their clients with our signature high standard of care.”