FIRST TEAM ESTATES is Southern California’s premier independent luxury real estate firm representing high-end buyers and sellers under the aegis of LIVE BEAUTIFULLY® and The NEW Rules of Luxury Real Estate, our exclusive and branded approach to meeting your aspirations and achieving an unprecedented level of service on a more human level.
Led by First Team Estates Director, Debbie Lewandowski, the firm’s estates division has a solid foundation in leading market share for Orange County and has sold more homes over $1 million than any other real estate broker in 2008*. First Team Estates also partners with Luxury Portfolio, the only luxury network to showcase listings to high net worth clientele worldwide via multi-million dollar print and online marketing campaigns. The First Team Estates Division is headquartered in a new $2 million state-of-the-art office in Newport Beach, California with offices also inLaguna Beach, California.
The LIVE BEAUTIFULLY® campaign and vision evolved from an ideal shared by clients, agents and communities alike, inspiring a unique vision of the luxury experience that high-end consumers can customize to fit their own needs and depicting how First Team Estates does business – connecting with people and fostering long-term and valued relationships, not just transactions.
At First Team Estates, LIVE BEAUTIFULLY® represents our goal to help clients live their dream. We understand the many components that go into what, for you, is a satisfying and successful real estate transaction. Our luxury division and every agent is backed by First Team’s family of companies, including Coast Cities Escrow, Hallmark Escrow, Western Resources Title, First Team Commercial Real Estate and Bristol 1031 Exchange.
About Cameron Merage, CEO and Founder
Cameron Merage’s front-line experiences as a top agent perfected his precise skills, nurtured his unrivalled understanding of consumers’ needs and gained him the professional resources necessary for success in the real estate industry. Mr. Merage personally completed several billion dollars in transactions during many years in real estate. He parlayed his hands-on experience into a long-term strategic vision for First Team Real Estate, based on an unwavering commitment to client service, value creation and unmatched knowledge of the local market.
Following his graduation with a degree in Business and Marketing fromSacramento State University, Mr. Merage began his career in 1971 in Huntington Beach, California, and consistently achieved top sales records with a leading real estate corporation. An innovator by nature, he founded First Team Real Estate in 1976 and rapidly established his reputation as one of the top-producing real estate professionals in the United States. First Team Real Estate is the # 1 independent real estate company in Southern California.**
*Based on 2008 TRENDGRAPHIX, Inc. report for Orange County, CA all residential property types $1 million and above. Report published 12/2008, based on data available at the end of 11/2008 **2008 Power Broker Survey, RISMedia
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