Appreciation, recognition, at First Team’s Anaheim Hills Office 20th Anniversary
A stable, successful, socially engaged business is as invaluable to its community as it is appreciated, as was amply demonstrated when some of Orange County’s best-known civic dignitaries gathered at First Team Real Estate’s Anaheim Hills branch to celebrate that office’s 20th anniversary.
The event focused around a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the office’s new membership in the Orange Chamber of Commerce, whose CEO and Ambassadors were in attendance.
According to Branch Manager Jennifer Berman, the Aug. 4th affair signified the degree to which the office is involved with the neighborhoods it serves. Because First Team is a locally owned, non-franchised organization, selling more homes in Southern California over the last decade than any other brokerage, it dedicates all of its resources to local markets.
Berman’s office received a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for its “outstanding work for 20 years to build and work with the community,” said U.S. Representative and 9th term Congressman, Ed Royce as he presented Berman with a commemorative plaque.
Paula Neal Reza, Director of Development for Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, also spoke at the event. She described First Team as one of the non-profit organization’s “very generous corporate partners” whose contributions help it fulfill its mission of “ending substandard housing.”
Berman, who formerly worked the luxury real estate market in Beverly Hills, sees such involvement with the community as a vital component for the success of her agents. She added that among her goals as a manager is to help agents stay informed and involved in how local and national government policies affect area homeowners.
“I have a unique office in that it has so many well-established agents,” said Berman. “Some have been here for the entire 20 years since we opened, right at this very location. Other agents have left for a few years to work for our competitors, and come back because of First Team’s involvement in the community and its tremendous in-house resources.”
Berman is herself one such resource: she is nationally known for her expertise in using internet technologies in the real estate industry and for showing agents how to use social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In to increase their business.
A more formal celebration of the office’s 20th anniversary will be held Sept. 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. First Team’s Anaheim Hills office, distinguished by its upscale consulting and work areas and technological resources, is at 5500 East Santa Ana Canyon Road in Suite 150.
For information, call (714) 974-9191 or contact Jennifer Berman at 714-481-3091, http://www.jenniferberman.net.