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First Team Real Estate Reviews

Updated March 2, 2017
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  1. "Business Development Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Specialist in Chino Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Specialist in Chino Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Team Real Estate (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great support system. Sky is the limit when it comes to income potential.

    Cons

    100% commission only. Have at least 6 months of income save up to carry you while you are building your pipeline.

    Advice to Management

    More agent support.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Easy Position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Team Real Estate full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Relaxed Environment, Easy Parking, 27in iMac, Overtime Opportunities, Paid Time Off, 401k

    Cons

    Bad communication within the department, weak upper management, inconsistent, unorganized, little creative freedom, hard work goes unnoticed, health coverage could be better, no teamwork

    Advice to Management

    Listen to feedback from employees. Be more stern. Stop letting employees get away with bad work ethic. Give direction where needed. Stop hiring consultants and hire more management. Give yearly reviews on time. Properly train employees to do their job correctly.


  3. "Good Training and Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Team Real Estate full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The training is good and company culture is great,.

    Cons

    Marketing material offered through FirstTeam is really expensive, I bought stakes for my open house sings on Amazon for less than a dollar each while they were almost five dollars each through FirstTeam. If you are a new agent be prepared to not get a check for about six months and you should expect to spend a few thousand before you get to that point.


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  5. "I could stay here a while longer :)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff
    Current Employee - Staff
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Team Real Estate full-time

    Pros

    Branch to branch things are different. My branch is really great. The people that have negative feedback in our office generally aren't using all the resources available to assist in their challenges. Our coaching team is top notch, the employees are positive and very hard working, and we have so much support here it's absurd. I came from a place where I had to train myself to do 'licensed work' through the internet, so this was a HUGE step up. When i'm not getting what I need, I have 5 people I can reach out and express my desire for training/feedback with. Someone is always able to help me within minutes of encountering a challenge. I am provided the resources to find my own answers, and given the authority to assist others on an internal social platform where we can all lift each other up.

    Cons

    We have been going through A LOT of changes with management and technology. it has caused a lot of confusion and there have been some substantial hiccups along the way. But change and progress don't come without challenge! Communication has not always been the best and takes some greasing, but airing my complaints has never resulted in backlash. My biggest sadness is that I've noticed that when someone separates from the company, often that position is not filled... rather the tasks are divided among other managers until their work suffers from wearing too many hats. At the same time, I cannot speak for how difficult a time they may be having finding adequate replacements.

    Advice to Management

    It's important to retain and take care of people who are lifting you up from the bottom. Encourage all Managers to have regular meetings and check in with staff, just like they do the Agents. Newsletters quarterly could help us understand in full all the changes we are going through and not just bite sized pieces that can be overlooked. Don't try and wear more hats to avoid hiring help. Help is a good thing, and we must find the resources to allow help to exist!


  6. "Good Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Realtor
    Current Employee - Realtor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Team Real Estate full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Single owner of all offices, lots of corporate marketing for brand awareness, regionally based with a global presence

    Cons

    Broker not always available, inconsistent marketing themes, no leads, not much direction for new realtors


  7. "Realtor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Realtor in Anaheim Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Realtor in Anaheim Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Team Real Estate full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The training available to someone starting in the business was awesome! This is an environment for learning and mentoring.

    Cons

    It is difficult to get started in the business.

    Advice to Management

    No advice they do an awesome job!!!


  8. "Decent experience at this company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great, helpful people to work with! I loved my manager. There is always someone to help you or give advice if you need it.

    Cons

    They charge high fees compared to other brokerages. They are constantly hiring new agents and have a high turnover, which seems to be normal in the real estate industry.


  9. "Best Company in Southern California"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laguna Niguel, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laguna Niguel, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at First Team Real Estate full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    First Team agents are the best trained agents in the industry. The company values always puts the customer first.

    Cons

    I can't think of any

    Advice to Management

    Reach out and help agents that are struggling with other companies. Bring the struggling agents to First Team and help them build a better life for themselves and their families.


  10. "Great company! I highly recommend"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Realtor in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Realtor in Orange, CA

    I have been working at First Team Real Estate full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great leadership from owners to managers. Always seeing better ways to serve our clients!

    Cons

    Not really any cons that I can see..

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  11. "short review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time
    Former Employee - Part Time
    Recommends

    I worked at First Team Real Estate part-time

    Pros

    this is a very good place

    Cons

    none cant think of any problems

    Advice to Management

    none can not think of any



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