IRVINE, CA - Trusted to represent over 250,000 Southern California families since 1976, it is an honor to celebrate 45 years of putting our agents and the clients they serve, first with our best year on record. Following a tradition of market excellence, our year-to-date performance is a testament to the dedication of our real estate professionals and the white-hot SoCal housing market in 2021, pushing the company’s combined total sales volume up to $2,559,559,668 and 3,296 total units sold.
Highly ranked in RISMedia’s 2021 Top 1000 PowerBroker Report, as an independent, family-owned brokerage we are proud to be among the top real estate companies in the entire country by sales volume, not just our local Southern California market.
“Thanks to evolving technology, innovative marketing, and proprietary processes perfected over the last 45 years, we are fortunate to continue providing local homeowners with superior real estate services and results,” explains founder and CEO Cameron Merage. “To see the results of our company culture of sharing, empowerment and customer service reach new heights as a nationally recognized brokerage proves how inventive our work truly is.”
In addition to growing our sales volume, we are excited to help top-producing agents continue growing their personal business through our unique Community Office structure. Opening our latest Community Office in Laguna Hills earlier this year with the esteemed Stubbs & Bammer Luxury Group, our profitable partnerships not only expand our presence within the Southern California housing market but also help seasoned professionals build a separate office asset while simultaneously cultivating their personal brand.
“As an agent-first, lifetime career organization we are more focused than ever on serving the needs of our sales professionals with innovative marketing strategies, unwavering support and unconventional opportunities for growth,” shares Michele Harrington, Chief Operating Officer. “Empowering our agents and equipping them with the tools to succeed keeps them on the edge of consumer demand.”
Markedly different from the traditional franchise or profit-sharing model, our Community Offices are provided so much more in order to propel business growth. A testament to the success of our model is our Long Beach Community Office, growing their sales volume by 230% in just three years with First Team. Growing their team of 42 agents and $80 million in sales volume to over 60 agents and $300 million in closed sale volume for 2020, we are perfecting a new proprietary model for entrepreneurial-minded professionals to thrive within.
 Top broker report published January 2020 based on data available from 7/1/2001-12/31/2020, all CRMLS, all brokers.