Previously Expired, This Hermosa Beach Ocean View Home Went Under Contract in Only 9 Days, Selling for $3.5 Million

HERMOSA BEACH, CA – 1818 Manhattan Ave languished on the market for eleven months in 2019 with no offers, but First Team Real Estate agent Matt Tilley knew that with the proper marketing strategy and timing, the owners could make their much-anticipated move a reality. Going under contract after only 9 days on the market, […]
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7 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in Mission Valley and Old Town

Mission Valley and neighboring Old Town San Diego, centrally located in the heart of San Diego, offer a variety of year-round outdoor activities. Here are 7 “must dos” in Mission Valley and Old Town, from hiking, biking and golf to discovering San Diego’s rich early California history to shopping for the perfect gift or souvenir. […]
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Veteran First Team Agents Bob and Gayle Gottuso Receive Hall of Fame Excellence in Innovation Award

Ever since they left their corporate careers in the technology industry in 2003 to build a real estate business, Bob and Gayle Gottuso have been working for First Team, earning the coveted company Hall of Fame status award for exceptional sales 16 years straight. This past year, the couple ranked among the top 3 highest […]
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How Real Estate Can Help You Retire Early

Guest post by G. Brian Davis at SparkRental I was 23 when I first realized I didn’t have to work until the ripe age of 65. At the time, I worked for a lender and specialized in loans for real estate investors. After issuing my hundredth rental property mortgage, it finally dawned on me: these […]
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First Team Agents Team up to Execute $4.5 Million Off-Market Deal in Huntington Beach

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – Previously listed for sale in 2018, top-producing First Team Real Estate agent Vikki Morrison helped her client close the sale of 17011 Bolero Lane in Huntington Harbour last month for $4,500,000 after fellow First Team agent Chuck Buscemi brought the ideal buyers straight to their front door. A beautiful Cape Cod-style […]
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The Housing Market Is Booming – And It’s Only Just Begun

It’s hard to believe that the real estate market could be booming in the middle of a pandemic. But the fact is, coronavirus hasn’t killed the housing market, it’s helped reveal how viable and healthy it really is. With buyers and sellers continuing to safely and securely close home transactions amid COVID-19, the real estate […]
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How Do You Pick the Best Offer in a Bidding War?

Last month we talked about bidding wars and strategies for homebuyers on how to stand out in the crowd. With low inventory in Southern California and overwhelming buyer demand, more and more home sales are attracting bidding wars in our current seller’s market. In fact, according to a recent study from Redfin, more than half of their […]
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Top-Producing Luxury Real Estate Agent Meital Taub Closes Sale On $7.25 Million Beachfront Home

LAGUNA BEACH, CA – Providing her seller with the signature quality service that has made her an industry leader, Meital Taub successfully closed the sale of 112 S La Senda Drive in Laguna Beach for $7,255,000. Listed for sale earlier this year, the buyer fell out of escrow due to concerns of COVID-19 in March, […]
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How Selling My House During COVID Ended Up Being the Best Decision Ever

First Team Real Estate agents Geoffrey and Lisa Thompson decided to list their Laguna Niguel home for sale this past May despite the coronavirus lockdown, and the results were even better than the couple expected. Selling for top dollar after receiving multiple offers, their recipe for success came down to quality digital marketing with an […]
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Christie’s International Real Estate Magazine | July – September 2020

Christie’s International Real Estate magazine has been creating an unprecedented level of visibility to the world’s most affluent buyers and sellers since 1985. Released quarterly, the publication has an annual readership of half a million covering a variety of topics from arts and leisure, to home décor, electronics, aviation, and more – all alongside an […]
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