Irvine, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 -- While the real estate market continues to mature into a pattern of long term growth, according to the Real Trends 500 national survey of brokers few major independent brokers had a 2013 like First Team Real Estate.
"Our sales were up by 23% last year placing us in the national top 10 for brokers with just over $5.9 billion in sales," said Rick Brotherton, Vice-President, Marketing for First Team Real Estate. "We are one of the few regionally based brokerages with a top ten national sales position."
Every year, each of the more than 1,600 First Team Real Estate agents are involved in industry leading training that focuses on giving as much transactional data to buyers and sellers as possible. In addition, ongoing mentorships and peer led groups involve nearly every senior leader in the company from founder Cameron Merage on down.
"Since our start in 1978, we have made consistent training a core part of our success strategy," explained Brotherton. "At each stage in an agent or real estate professional's career with us they are supported by the rest of our team in their development and growth. That commitment is key to our 2013 success."
Real Trends 500 reported that in 2012, First Team Real Estate was ranked 11th nationally with sales of $4.8 billion. By the end of 2013, those numbers for Southern California's most trusted real estate broker had grown to $5.9 billion, placing First Team in the tenth spot nationally.
"Another key to helping buyers and sellers making the best decision is our commitment to putting near real time market trends on our web site through our Market Trends data analysis program," said Rick Brotherton. "By giving our buyers and sellers the same data and analysis that the agents have, we have built the trust key to continually being named favorite real estate broker in consumer surveys."
Market Trends online tools can be found at http://ow.ly/wvMjT.
About First Team Real Estate
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
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, firstteam.com is the most used brokerage property web site serving Southern California. For more information go to http://ow.ly/lZH0G.
JEFF GIBSON, First Team Real Estate, (949) 851-8511, [email protected]