IRVINE, CA - First Team reports having its best year on record with a strong second quarter of 2021 rocketing sales volume up 85% over last year during the same period, as sales associates work harder than ever for their clients to secure unparalleled market results with an additional 236 sales associates joining the company, year to date. Annualizing current sales volume places the company at close to $8.5 billion in annual sales volume.
As the #1 Independent family owned brokerage in the Western United States and our local Southern California market, this impressive achievement in sales volume continues to secure the company’s national position, already ranked as a top real estate brokerage nationwide according to RealTrends Top 500, RISMedia'sPower Broker Report, and Swanepoel Mega 1000.
Guiding First Team to new heights is our esteemed leadership team, led by founder and CEO Cameron Merage, recognized once again as one of the most influential real estate executives in the country and a RISMedia Newsmaker. "We haven't reached this level of excellence by accident—these numbers go to show that our talented agents, with the support of our dedicated management, truly put their clients first, delivering outstanding results in any market, without fail," says Merage.
"As a company and team, we put the needs of our agents first so they can remain undeterred in their commitment to providing the best experience for home buyers and sellers in our extremely competitive market.”
Setting the standard for agent support, our unrivaled list of broker-paid tools and services has only grown in 2021 as we continue to place an emphasis on meeting the changing needs of sales professionals in our dynamic marketplace. From the implementation of our new Home Search Assist Technology℠, to our enhanced off-market listing search and targeted sales training, every decision we make is laser-focused on helping our agents grow their business.
“As a family-owned, independent brokerage, we are proud to invest our company dollars back into resources for our agents, continually improving our level of support," explains Michele Harrington, First Team Real Estate Chief Operating Officer.
"This year we've also successfully launched our First Team Freelancers portal, matching sales associates with the support contractors needed to push their business to even higher levels. And for team leaders at the top of their game, we've continued developing our Community Office model, allowing them to continue growing a personal team while also creating an office asset with exponential growth opportunities in the future."
Founded on the idea that education-based marketing and coaching are key to an agent’s success, we are proud to offer world-class education with hands-on coaching to help our sales associates continually grow their business and price point. Our management and executive leadership team of top talent are dedicated to the success of our agents, expected to continue driving record-breaking numbers this year within the Southern California market and throughout the industry as a whole.