Southern California Real Estate Buyers and Sellers Fuel First Team Real Estate Double Digit Growth in 2013

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California's Largest Independent Real Estate Broker Now Has Market Share Equal to Next Top 3 Competitors Combined After 13.8% Growth Year to Date

First Team Real Estate is California's largest independent brokerage

"We entered the year with a strong leadership in the marketplace and have outgrown the rest of the market by double digits," said Chris Pollinger, Senior Vice President, Sales, First Team Real Estate

In a real estate market where buyers and sellers continued to build value throughout 2013, more and more of those buyers and sellers turned to California's Largest Independent Broker, First Team Real Estate.

"This has been a blockbuster year for real estate, and an incredible year for us," said Chris Pollinger, First Team Real Estate Senior Vice President, Sales. "We entered the year with a strong leadership in the marketplace and have outgrown the rest of the market by double digits."

In December 2012, First Team Real Estate accounted for 8.7% of all real estate transactions in Orange County, CA according to all available reports. By the end of November 2013, First Team's market share stood at 9.9% an amazing 13.8% growth over the last 12 months.

"Orange County real estate offered incredible double digit price increases all year long when measured against 2012," explained Pollinger. "And we were one of the only leaders in this market to not just keep pace, but grow faster. By marketshare, we are now larger than our next 3 largest competitors."

To stay on top of market trends and technology, over 80% of First Team's 1,600 agents each year are involved in the company's innovative training programs. In addition, the company has made it's market analysis tools, called Market Trends, available to the public on

"From our founding 37 years ago, First Team has focused on helping agents grow and achieve so that they can help buyers and sellers make the best, most informed decision they can about their transaction," said Pollinger. "This focus has and will continue to help us grow neighborhood by neighborhood while maintaining the high level of trust we have established with Orange County buyers and sellers."

Growing from a single office in Huntington Beach, CA in 1976, First Team Real Estate is now Southern California's largest and most trusted private real estate agency with offices across California. In 2011, 2012, and 2013 First Team was recognized as Best Real Estate Company by the annual Orange County Register survey of 100,000 Southern California households. We can be reached at (888) 236-1943.

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