First Team® Real Estate, headquartered in Irvine, California, is the #1 independent real estate company in Southern California* and has sold more homes in Orange County, California than any other brokerage in the last 10 years.** Founded by President and CEO Cameron Merage with five agents in one office in 1976, today, First Team Real Estate and its family of companies has over 50 locations supporting over 2,000 employees and agents. Services include residential and commercial real estate, title, escrow and mortgage operations.
First Team wins market share in any economic climate through innovation and proprietary marketing tools such as Market TrendsTM and Hot Buys® and targets the luxury market with First Team Estates’ “Live Beautifully®” campaign. First Team Estates® is headquartered in Newport Beach, California and represents buyers and sellers in the $1 million and up property value range servicing exclusive areas such as Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Monarch Beach, Emerald Bay, Yorba Linda, Coto de Caza, Palm Springs, and specific surrounding luxury areas.
First Team® Real Estate’s consumer brand promise and service standard, The NEW Rules of Real Estate®, Strategies for Savvy Home Buyers and Sellers, provides a set of practical, real-world solutions and rules based on consumer research and real estate experience to assist buyers and sellers with maximizing their opportunities in today’s market.
First Team offers mortgages through Bankers Funding® a joint venture with Wells Fargo Bank®. The company’s “First In Our Hearts” Foundation is known for its philantrophy and generosity across Southern California.