Southern California Estate Living Takes Beautiful Turn as First Team Real Estate Teams With Major Art Group

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Southern California's leading independent real estate broker uses innovative partnerships in high profile art world to increase level of service for luxury portfolio buyers and sellers.

First Team Real Estate is California's largest independent brokerage

"First Team Estates and the Art Resource Group has done a great job of matching great Los Angeles and Southern California artists to these beautiful homes," Said Chris Pollinger, First Team Real Estate

As the market for Southern California estates heats up with sales and prices up by double digits over last year, First Team Real Estate has introduced an innovative partnership for buyers and sellers that helps them appraise, maintain, and buy important pieces of art that fit their lifestyle perfectly.

“Homes are sometimes put on the market as part of an estate settlement, and the sale of the home often includes the divestment of heirlooms or part of an art collection,” noted Wendy Hooper, the First Team Estates agent who started the effort. “Our partner, The Art Resource Group has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to resale strategies including expert advice concerning insurance appraisals and tax issues, authentication and documentation of individual artworks etc.”

Growing from a chance meeting with the Art Resource Group, First Team Estates has now worked with Miriam Smith and her team to place important artists including Robert Motherwell, Lita Albuquerque, Don Griffin, and Andy Wing.

"When you are purchasing a luxury property, you are making a huge investment in that community," said Chris Pollinger, Senior Vice President, Sales for First Team Real Estate. "First Team Estates and the Art Resource Group has done a great job of matching great Los Angeles and Southern California artists to these beautiful homes."

Operating under the mission of 'Living Beautifully', First Team Estates operates out of a landmark office on Pacific Coast Highway right in the middle of a number of Newport Beach landmarks.

“The Art Resource Group is a phenomenal resource that we can introduce to our luxury homeowners,” said Debbie Lewandowski, Director of First Team’s Luxury Division. “The Art Resource Group like us, are a trusted team of professionals who give meticulous attention to all the details. At First Team Estates we help home buyers and sellers ‘Live Beautifully, and the Art Resource Group adds to that powerfully."

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 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.

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