RISMEDIA, July 11, 2011–First Team Real Estate, the number one ranked independent real estate firm in California and eighth-ranked in the U.S., has announced the appointment of leading real estate trainer Tina King as manager of the company’s San Clemente office.
King was a top producing real estate agent in her native Arizona and Southern California before turning to coaching, where her passion for partnering with agents to develop strategies to increase their productivity has had a profound effect at several major real estate companies. Among her many professional accomplishments, Tina trained, coached and managed new and seasoned agents in six market centers of the Southern California regional office of Keller Williams Realty. She also created a successful agent training program – later incorporated in the company’s national model – that boosted agent production and gross company sales by 235 percent in her first year. Most recently, she managed, recruited, and trained agents in business development as the San Diego district director for ZipRealty.
At First Team, Tina will focus her efforts on teaching San Clemente area agents an entrepreneurial approach to the real estate business, including long-term business and financial planning, to ensure their continued growth.
“Agent development is a hallmark of First Team that stems from the entrepreneurial spirit of its founder and CEO, Cameron Merage, and extends throughout the company,” she said. “As an entrepreneur myself, I am attracted to that spirit and to First Team’s clear message about successful agent business planning. I feel fortunate to align myself with a firm that provides its agents with extensive support in key areas such as marketing, advertising, lead generation and negotiation, so that they can have more time to focus on their clients and on developing new business.”
“Tina has shown excellent leadership skills in her past positions and we are anticipating great results as she combines her expertise and talents with First Team’s tested and proven tools and resources,” said Cameron Merage, President and CEO of First Team Real Estate. “We look forward to Tina playing an instrumental role in enhancing our already strong presence in San Clemente and in helping our agents meet and exceed their professional goals.”
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.