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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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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First Team High Desert’s Commercial Broker Bruce Kallen Closes $8.2 Million in Sales in Just One Week

HESPERIA, CA – Commercial broker and manager of the First Team Real Estate High Desert offices, Bruce Kallen recently closed escrow on two significant commercial transactions totaling over $8 million in closed sale volume. The two transactions expertly closed in the same week, include a 32-unit apartment building in Northern California closing for $6.75 million, and […]
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Mortgage Rates Dipped Below 3% – And What That Means for Buyers and Sellers

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to a record low of 2.98% last week, the lowest ever recorded by Freddie Mac in the nearly 50 years of the mortgage giant’s survey. Concerns about the economy have been pushing rates lower and lower over the past 6 weeks, dropping to new record levels after a resurgence […]
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2019 Hall of Fame Top Individual Award Winners

The First Team Real Estate Hall of Fame celebration and awards recognition is one of the company’s most treasured and memorable traditions, anticipated by all as the culmination of year-end achievements. Determined by criteria, including listing and sales volume, Hall of Fame recognition is awarded to both individuals and teams for their exceptional sales achievements. […]
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How to Host Safe Home Showings Now that Homebuyer Demand Is Spiking

The real estate market was hit hardest by coronavirus in March and April and has now begun to rebound, creating a seller’s market in Southern California thanks to a low supply of housing inventory and high buyer demand. Now is the best time to sell for most homeowners who want to capture top dollar for their […]
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4 Reasons Why Now Is The Ideal Time To Sell Your Southern California Home

Wondering when the ideal time to sell your Southern California home is? The answer could be right now. We always want to help you make the smartest decisions when it comes to your real estate investments, and that’s why it’s important to know that right now is the absolutely ideal time to sell your home […]
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7 Undeniable Benefits of Homeownership

June is National Homeownership Month and to help celebrate the whole month through, we’re reviewing the undeniable benefits of owning your own home. Low mortgage rates are currently fueling record mortgage applications as Americans are realizing the value of a home, bolstered by greater buyer power. Californians also have the opportunity to be gifted a […]
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Jacob Lawlor Rises to Manager of the First Team Real Estate Mission Viejo Office

First Team Real Estate is proud to announce Jacob Lawlor as the new Branch Manager of the Mission Viejo office. Recognized as an exemplary real estate professional with proven success in the field, Jacob is beloved by the First Team family for his compassionate heart and infectious energy. As an integral part of First Team Real […]
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