COSTA MESA, Calif., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- First Team Real Estate, Southern California's top ranked, family-owned, non-franchised real estate company for more than a decade, bolstered its standing as one of the nation's leading brokers, ranking number one in sales transactions in the state of Calif. and eighth in sales volume among America's top 300 real estate companies in 2010, according to RISMedia's 2011 Power Broker Report released Friday.
RISMedia is the residential real estate industry's definitive source for news and information; its annual Power Broker Report surveys nearly 1,000 respondents across the U.S.
First Team's longstanding ability to effectively connect with consumers through dedicated and well-trained agents, along with its unique set of sophisticated tools that set ever-rising standards of value for the consumer, have been instrumental to its ongoing success, according to First Team Founder and Chief Executive Officer Cameron Merage.
"Our continuous growth and ever improving performance, particularly in one of the most challenging real estate markets in history, is a testament to our aggressive leadership and constant innovation that enables us to stay ahead of the market by anticipating and meeting the changing needs of consumers and agents," Merage said. "The company's consistently evolving value proposition to empower our associates to drive unmatched value and results to our clients is being rewarded more and more as First Team increasingly becomes the first choice of Southern Calif. consumers and realtors."
Despite the housing market's downward cycle in recent years, First Team increased its market position from 2009. The company's success was further evidenced through its expansion into seven new Calif. markets outside its home base of Orange County, including the luxury locales of Beverly Hills, Marina del Rey, Pasadena, Westlake and San Diego.
About First Team® Real Estate
Headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., First Team Real Estate is the number one family-owned, non-franchised real estate company in Southern Calif. and has sold more homes in Orange County, Calif. than any other brokerage in the last 10 years. Founded by President and CEO Cameron Merage with five agents in one office in 1976, First Team and its family of companies currently has more than 60 locations supporting more than 2,000 employees and agents. Services include residential and commercial real estate, title, escrow and mortgage operations. For more information, visit www.firstteam.com or call 866-748-4982.