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Los Angeles Times / Orange County Homes - November 7, 1999

LA Times

SEAL BEACH RECOGNIZED

FOR FIRST TEAM SUCCESSES

Hiroko Kimura, a 20-year real estate veteran, received high honors at the recent First Team Hall of Fame award banquet, which was held at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel.

Kimura received top recognition for her success, according to Fred Nassab, sales manager of First Team's Seal Beach office.

With two decades of real estate experience, Kimura joined First Team two years ago. "I was looking for a company that offered a professional atmosphere," she said, adding that "First Team Real Estate has the tools I need to help my clients succeed."

With 18 offices and more than 1,200 sales agents, First Team is involved in local real estate dealings from entry-level homes to multimillion-dollar estates and investment properties.

To reach Kimura, visit the Seal Beach office at 12501 Seal Beach Blvd., Suite 100, or call (714) 960-6484, Ext. 2441.

Los Angeles Times - August 3, 2003

INDUSTRY VETERAN WINS
SAPPHIRE MEDALLION

After five consecutive years as a First Team Hall of Fame honoree, Hiroko Kimura never loses the thrill of being recognized by her peers. Posting over $12 million in sales for 2002, she also earned the coveted medallion.

"It is an honor to stand in the company of the finest professionals in the industry," Kimura said.

According to Fred Nassab, sales manager of First Team's Seal Beach office, Kimura's achievements are hardly surprising given her past successes.

"Hiroko's persistence in finding the perfect home for her buyers and her diligence in marketing her listings is an unbeatable formula for success," he said. "She is considered one of the finest professionals in real estate and is highly respected throughout the industry."

Recently, Kimura also received the $5 million sales award for May 2003.

With more than 20 years experience in real estate, Kimura joined First Team five years ago when she learned of the company's strong marketing and advertising programs.

"First Team stands behind its agents by offering superior training and a solid management team, " she said. "Its advertising program reaches more buyers, which allows me to position my clients' homes to get them more value within a shorter time frame."

Kimura believes that the way to a smooth home sale or purchase is through open communication and sharing her market knowledge with her clients. As a result, she enjoys and strong repeat and referral business.

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kimura is one of the most experienced Japanese bilingual real estate professionals in the county and has been proudly serving Asian communities in conjunction with the growth of Orange County. She serves as one of the board of directors for the Orange County Japanese Association, vice president of the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter of the University of Waseda, and on the committee of the Futaba High School Los Angeles Alumni Chapter.

To reach Hiroko Kimura, please call (714) 960-6484 Ext. 2441 or (714) 761-4869. You can also visit her website at www.hirokokimura.com.

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