First Team Real Estate plans expansion

An Irvine, Calif.-based brokerage with 1,800 agents working out of 20 offices in Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties says it plans to hire 500 people during the next year, from agents to office support staff.  “We hired people through the recession, creating new offices and resources because we knew California would come back,” said First Team Real Estate’s Rick Brotherton in a statement. “Now that time has come.” Source: prweb.com.