Record-Breaking Real Estate Sales Across the Huntington Beach Market

Attract New Market Leader to Join First Team Real Estate

IRVINE, Calif. – June 29, 2017First Team Real Estate–Southern California’s largest independent real estate brokerage–is thrilled to announce that renowned luxury real estate expert Jeana Sander is joining its Huntington Beach Seacliff office as Manager.

Deeply experienced in all facets of the business, Jeana served as Sales Manager of Coldwell Banker’s top-performing branch in San Diego prior to joining First Team. Due to her proven ability to drive luxury sales and lead teams to success by providing seasoned mentorship and guidance, Jeana is one of the most prominent names in Southern California real estate.

“Jeana is well known throughout the real estate industry as strong leader who understands not only how to drive success, but how to motivate and inspire her team to achieve beyond all expectations,” remarked Michael Mahon, President, First Team Real Estate. “Her unmatched experience and track record with regard to coastal real estate, as well as her capabilities as an agent mentor, render her the ideal candidate to lead our efforts in what is quickly becoming one of the hottest markets in all of Southern California.”

Jeana Sanders

Since First Team’s inception nearly 42 years ago, when Founder and CEO Cameron Merage opened its first office in Huntington Beach, the organization has been a significant driver of the area’s community growth and development–and of the incredible prosperity that’s swept its real estate markets over the last several years. In recent months, First Team’s trajectory within this increasingly competitive niche market has been nothing short of explosive, with over $198 million in closed sales volume year to date. This statistic places First Team ahead of its closest competitor by over $85 million, and marks year-over-year growth of 26%.

“We are proud to be leading the charge as the top real estate brokerage in Huntington Beach,” stated Mahon. “Together with our Huntington Beach South office, which is led by one of the industry’s most dynamic leadership veterans, MaryAnn Cardullo, our Seacliff office promises an unrivaled commitment to superior customer service at every turn. That’s why we continue to come in first place for closed sales volume–our associates place our clients’ needs first.”

In Huntington Beach, First Team is also far and away the market leader for property over $1 million, with unit sales up 67.6% year-over-year, and volume itself up from just under $53 million in 2016 to nearly $95 million this year–a staggering uptick of 79%.

“This year at First Team, we have placed a heightened investment in our associates, and on servicing the many luxury markets that line Orange County’s coast,” Mahon added. “These Huntington Beach statistics aptly reflect the winning results clients experience when working with a First Team associate.”


Beginning with a single office in Huntington Beach in 1976, First Team Real Estate is now Southern California’s largest, full-service and trusted family-owned real estate agency with 27 offices across Southern California and over 2,000 real estate agents, service professionals, and employees. First Team is consistently recognized as Best Real Estate Company by Orange County Register, and mentioned among the nation’s top 20 firms in RISMedia’s Power Broker Report and the REAL Trends 500, which identify the largest volume brokerages in the United States. In 2016, First Team closed $5,923,252,182 in sales volume, servicing 9,316 transactions. To learn more about First Team Real Estate, call 888.236.1943 or visit

MEDIA CONTACT: Claire Adams, VP Marketing First Team Real Estate, [email protected].

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