• Robert-Blatman

    Robert Blatman - Managing Partner

    Robert graduated from California State University, Northridge in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications.

     Upon graduation, Robert campaigned for, and received a position with a renown television commercial production company to assist their staff in the production of national television commercials. He learned quickly, gained the trust of his peers and progressed to Assistant Cameraman nine months after graduating from college.

     Collaborating on each new production with talented film Directors, Directors of Photography, Creative Directors, Art Directors, Copywriters, Brand Managers, Production Designers, Lighting Directors, etc., Robert was afforded the opportunity to witness, learn from, and contribute to the brightest and most innovative minds in the advertising business in the 80s and 90s.

     With a focused commitment to his goals and a talent for visual storytelling, Robert advanced to the position of Director of Photography at the age of 27 and Madison Avenue came calling. Offering a cutting edge aesthetic and a mastery of composition, movement  and lighting, Robert's stock rose quickly. Within the span of a few short years his television commercials garnered top honors at the Clios, the Emmy's, the IBA Awards and the London International Advertising Awards.

     Interest in Robert's body of work in advertising grew and feature film assignments soon followed. A look back on his film and advertising career spans more than 20 years and includes the photography of 18 motion pictures and more than 1000 national television commercials.

     TELEVISION COMMERCIALS:

     Apple, AT&T, Volvo, Visa, Coca-Cola, Canon, Minolta, General Electric, Ford, Pepsi, Citibank, Kodak, Budweiser, American Express, United Airlines, Gatorade, Club Med, Porsche, Gap, MasterCard, Honda, Citroen, Eveready, Blue Cross, Discover Card, Infinity, Toyota, FedEx, Kraft, Old Milwaukee, Delta Airlines, Oldsmobile, Goodyear, Michelin, Lava Soap, Mazda, Nabisco, US Postal Service, Buick, Holiday Inn, Pillsbury, Acura, US Airways, Burger King, Hertz, Arco, MCI, Firestone, Chevrolet, Colgate, Wachovia Bank, Bounty, US Army, Oil of Olay, Pontiac, Tylenol, Mattel, Hyndai, Sharp, Noxema, Merril Lynch, Lincoln Mercury, Old Style Beer, Target, Dodge, Marlboro, Purolator, Kellogg's, Oscar Mayer, Nissan, Duracell, KFC, Jeep, Michelob, US Healthcare, Crayola, Tyson Chicken, STP, Cadillac, Diner's Club, Pepcid AC, Charmin, Contac, Hormel, Fisher Price, Toshiba, Chrysler, Georgia Pacific, Nyquil, Disney, Quaker Oats, McDonald's, Thermoscan, Nintendo, Boston Market, Polaroid, Del Taco, Milton Bradley, and others.

     MOTION PICTURES:

     Bounce, Magnolia, Backdraft, Flight of the Intruder, Predator 2, Cadillac Man, Joe Versus the Volcano, Blaze, Black Rain, Valentino Returns, Dirty Dancing, Soul Man, The Dirt Bike Kid, Static, Return of the Living Dead, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Force of Darkness, Roadhouse 66.

    Sensing a shift in the film production business and feeling a desire to remain closer to home with his growing family, Robert seized on an idea to combine his passion for residential real estate with his talent for advertising and photography.

     In 2002, Robert moved his family to Ladera Ranch, formed the Blatman Group with his wife Susan and teamed up with First Team Real Estate to bring their brand of service and expertise to the business of residential home sales and marketing.

     Achieving Top Producer status their first year in operation, Susan and Robert have earned First Team's prestigious Hall of Fame Award every year since 2003. At First Team's recent annual Hall of Fame gala, this dynamic husband and wife team swept the awards ceremony taking home 1st Place Team Sales Award, 1st Place Team Overall Units Award and the company's coveted Gold Medallion Award.

     With well over 150 million dollars in sales to date, Susan and Robert have firmly established their position as the top selling agents in Ladera Ranch and Covenant Hills.

     Robert brings his extensive background in advertising and photography to bear on each property listing represented by the Blatman Group. He not only personally photographs each listing, but his expertise in the art of visual product branding, copywriting and image retouching have proved invaluable in enhancing a property's qualities to attain maximum value.

    A self-proclaimed perfectionist, Robert's attention to detail and tremendous organizational skills assure that every property, big or small, is expertly publicized, while every advertising and marketing venue that is appropriate and available, is explored and utilized.

  • Susan-Blatman

    Susan Blatman - Managing Partner

    Susan graduated from Woodbury University in 1985 earning a Bachelor of Science degree with a specialty in marketing.

    Her unique contribution to our team includes 17 years of prior corporate experience in sales and marketing for which she was the recipient of numerous industry awards.

    In 2002, Susan formed the Blatman Group with her husband Robert and teamed up with First Team Real estate to bring their brand of service and expertise to the business of residential home sales.

    An expert in taking the stress out of the emotions involved in buying or selling a home, Susan is committed to making sure that each transaction is both smooth and enjoyable while maintaining the highest level of professionalism, keeping her clients well-informed each step of the way.

    A long term resident of Ladera Ranch, Susan has witnessed the growth of the community and its many neighborhoods. From its villages, topography, schools, boundaries, community parks, clubs and activities to every tract and floor plan, Susan's local knowledge of the community is unsurpassed.

    Known for her grace under fire, boundless energy, wicked sense of humor and exceptional networking skills, Susan is adored by her clients and well regarded amongst her peers in the Orange County real estate community. (visit: client testimonials on this website)

    Susan is a strong negotiator and enjoys attaining the best possible price for her clients. She understands the importance of helping clients feel at ease with their decisions. She has a responsive and professional approach with her clients and she is enthusiastic and always available to answer any questions. Her greatest fulfillment comes from meeting and surpassing her clients' goals and expectations.

    Achieving Top Producer status their first year in operation, Susan and Robert have earned First Team's prestigious Hall of Fame Award every year since 2003. At First Team's recent annual Hall of Fame gala, this dynamic husband and wife team swept the awards ceremony taking home 1st Place Team Sales Award, 1st Place Team Overall Units Award and the company's coveted Gold Medallion Award for their sales volume.

    With well over 150 million dollars in sales to date, Susan and Robert have successfully closed more transactions in Ladera Ranch than any other agents.

    Susan was born and raised in Orange County California and currently lives with her husband Robert and their three children in Ladera Ranch. She considers this area a wonderful place to live and shares her enthusiasm with her clients.

    She is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors and the Orange County Board of Realtors.

    When she is not showing property or meeting with clients, Susan may be found boating with her family, scuba diving, traveling, skiing, dining out with friends or curled up with her favorite book.

  • Kristen-Keefe

    Kristen Keefe - Sales Representative/Client Services Coordinator

    Kristen excels at the art of negotiating, and whether you're a first time home buyer or seasoned investor, you are in very capable hands. "In the end I want to make sure everyone is treated fairly and armed with the right information and knowledge. I take great pride in assisting my clients with ease and compassion. I'm able to make sure my clients don't get clouded by emotion and stay calm and focused so that we can create a win-win situation." Kristen is a firm believer in delivering exceptional service and is always willing to go that extra mile to help her clients achieve their real estate goals.

     In addition to managing her residential sales clients, Kristen brings hard work, experience, endless patience and detail to each transaction.

    As Client Services Coordinator, she is responsible for a variety of important tasks that include acting as a liaison to our buyers and sellers while expertly coordinating all transactions from point of sale through close of escrow. Her energy, enthusiasm and commitment guarantees that our clients receive nothing but the highest quality of customer service and care.

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""Susan & Robert were wonderful to work with. As first time home buyers, the process was a little overwhelming, but they made us feel comfortable with every aspect of buying a house. We know they are very busy, but always felt as though we were their only clients- and had their undivided attention.""
Beth & Phil Malamatenios , Ladera Ranch
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