First Team Real Estate Launches One of The Largest Online Learning Platforms in Southern California Real Estate Agent History

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Largest Independent Broker in Southern California has trained over 1,500 agents at is The Real Estate University (TREU) partners with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World to provide over 200 classes online.

First Team Real Estate is California's largest independent brokerage

"This customized platform is very quickly expanding our ability to help each agent's base of knowledge and ability to serve buyers and sellers," said Chris Pollinger, Vice President, Sales, First Team Real Estate

In a development that will improve the quality of services and opportunities California's home buyers and sellers can access, First Team Real Estate has announced the introduction of what is likely one of the largest online learning platform in Southern California real estate agent history.

By partnering with the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, First Team will offer over 200 of its industry standard The Real Estate University (TREU) classes and similar coursework online in a dynamic, real time online learning management system.

"First Team has long been recognized as the training leader in our industry," said Chris Pollinger, Senior Vice President, Sales for First Team. "Well over half of our main headquarters is dedicated training and service space for our agents. Many of our offices across Southern California also have dedicated training space because we want our 1,800 or so agents to have the greatest amount of knowledge to help buyers and sellers make the most informed decisions."

Using videos, support documents and a testing platform that dynamically responds to each participants' needs by asking questions tailored to each specific participant's answers, the program aims to provide the highest level of training to agents in the market everyday.

"With the support of our partnership with the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, we have been able to replicate a great deal of what happens in our classrooms," continued Pollinger. "This customized platform is very quickly expanding our ability to help each agent's base of knowledge and ability to serve buyers and sellers."

Over the course of the training programs, participating First Team agents will be able to attain LeadingRE certificates for completing a number of programs including: LeadingRE Sales Specialist (LSS), LeadingRE Service Expert (LSE) and LeadingRE Certified Leader (LCL).

Students can access programs on sales, marketing, technology and relocation and follow self-guided curriculums to completion. Courses for leaders include topics such as recruiting, business development, culture and staff development, leadership and referrals and relocation.

"One of the most exciting leaps forward in this platform is the level of interaction it allows with other agents from around the world in LeadingRE's network," Pollinger stated. "Our agents will be able to ask questions, share insights, and gain knowledge from over 120,000 associates worldwide in the LeadingRE network."

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Growing from a single office in Huntington Beach, CA in 1976, First Team Real Estate is now Orange County's largest and most trusted private real estate agency with offices across California. In 2011 and 2012, 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.

ABOUT FIRSTTEAM.COM is the official website of First Team Real Estate, and is used daily by thousands of unique users who trust its property and market analysis data which is updated four times daily on average. According to independent rating organizations of Internet usage and reach, is the most used brokerage property web site serving Southern California. For more information go to

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® ( is the largest network of top independent local and regional brand-name brokerage firms in the residential sector of real estate. The 500+ firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® are represented by 4,000 offices and 120,000 associates in more than 40 countries worldwide.

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