Women in Real Estate

 Summer Goralik is a Real Estate Compliance Consultant and licensed California Real Estate Broker (#02022805). Summer offers real estate brokers a variety of consulting services including assistance with California Department of Real Estate (DRE) audit preparation, mock audits, advertising review, and training. She helps licensees evaluate their regulatory compliance and correct any non-compliant activities. Summer has an extensive background in real estate which includes private sector, regulatory and law enforcement experience. Most recently, she worked for the Orange County District Attorney's Office as a Civilian Economic Crimes Investigator in their Real Estate Fraud Unit. Prior to that, Summer worked for the DRE for six years as an Investigator. Among many achievements, she wrote several articles for DRE, four of which were co-authored with former Commissioner Wayne Bell. Before she embarked on her career in government and law enforcement, Summer also worked in the escrow industry for nearly five years, for both…
Posted On Thursday, 29 July 2021 00:00 Written by
2021 has been a far from typical year. As everyone tries to find what the new normal looks like, we all are trying get ourselves adjusted. As we approach August, we realize the next “new” hurdle will be getting everyone in the family on track with the new schedules and timing of all the kids going back to school. Back to school in any other year takes some getting used too. In 2021, with most of the country sending their kids back to school on a full-time basis is going to take some extra work! These time and schedule adjustments, even for those without children, can become a real challenge. I for one do not have any children living with me that are going back to school. However, the entrance to my community is on the same street as a school. Everyone that lives here knows that you must work…
Posted On Monday, 26 July 2021 00:00 Written by
"By choosing our path, we choose our destination." Quotemaster.org  When you are looking for the quickest and easiest path up to your mountain, take the Mountain Trail Guide Sherpa with you.   A good financial advisor, a good economist, and a knowledgeable mortgage professional are like Trail Guide Sherpas. They are standing at the top of the mountain, looking down along every trail. When asked, the financial trail guide can point clients to what looks like the best trail to get to their destination.  Let's take a look down the paths of homeownership: 1. The median home price this week of $363,300 is up over 23% year-over-year. The media is saying it is a Home Affordability Crisis.   But remember that Median Home Price does not determine affordability.   Affordability is determined by the relationship between home value Appreciation and wages.    Appreciation is only up 14% year-over-year.   People…
Posted On Monday, 26 July 2021 00:00 Written by
I’ve been hearing from my clients and have read some comments by others that people are saying they are going to “wait” until home prices come back down and it’s more of a “buyers’ market” before buying their next home. That is an interesting thought, but it begs the questions: • When will those prices come back down, and from what level and to what level will they go to?• Will the come back down price be lower than it is today?• What is the cost of your current housing doing?• What will the cost to borrow be IF, and it’s a big if for a reason, if the cost to you to borrow LESS MONEY is higher than the cost of borrowing MORE MONEY is today  You see, I am not sure who it is that is guaranteeing that home prices will fall below where they are today, and by how much they are guaranteeing those…
Posted On Monday, 19 July 2021 00:00 Written by
“Put people around you who are the best at what they do, then let them do what they do best.”  Jo Garner  Former baseball player Steven Kanborg finds it fascinating to watch people operate in high-pressure situations. He tells of the big college baseball playoff game. Everyone was playing as usual until two teammates, under stress, stepped out of character.  They forced throws, tried to do too much at the plate, and handed the opposing team the advantage.  It was a long bus ride home.  As a homeowner, when you are trying to sell a home, buy another home, pack up, move, and unpack, it can feel like a high-stakes game.  A lot of transition and a lot of money on the line can add to the pressure.  If you are not a real estate professional yourself, it's time to consider the advantages of having a reputable real estate professional…
Posted On Monday, 19 July 2021 00:00 Written by
 Coni Meyers, LMC, CBLC, CDC, Crisis Management Specialist, and Leadership Clarity Strategist has spent over 40 years supporting thousands of individuals and businesses. She is passionate about helping and creating mindful, visionary leaders that can overcome any crisis and disaster. Her unique background combined with her experience as a FEMA inspector and trainer ​gives her an all encompassing perspective for creating this certification. She saw a need to educate and prepare as many individuals as possible for all disasters. And so CKM was born! Coni has helped taken the National Home Inspection Company​, now known as WIN Home Inspections, and OnlineEd from the local market to having a national presence. Additionally, she has owned four consulting companies and has earned three prestigious life and leadership coaching credentials. Coni is the founder of CKM Solutions Group, as well as Crystalline Moment Success Movement and Kickbutt Leadership.  She is an international best-selling…
Posted On Wednesday, 14 July 2021 00:00 Written by
What if there was a way to schedule yourself an hour a week to help you generate $25K, $50K, $100K, or more? In our business it isn’t all that big a challenge if we make a choice to commit the effort toward that specific result. It really is that simple, you just have to do three things: 1. Identify the time, this case Wednesday for an hour2. Identify the strategy – plenty to choose from3. Commit to the work until you reach the result. It’s not any harder than that! For most of my clients. It is just a matter of setting it up as a personal challenge and then holding them accountable to the plan and the work! Right now, my favorite challenge is looking back over the clients we did loans for prior to December of last year, or those we spoke with about doing a loan that…
Posted On Monday, 12 July 2021 00:00 Written by
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”  Anonymous We are experiencing an unusual real estate market convergence of robust home sales, the highest home values we have ever seen, and the lowest mortgage rates we have ever seen. These three factors, rarely ever seen operating together, are like walking into a master design studio full of problem-solving tools and innovative ideas hanging on every hook. As a result, you can redesign your home, your finances, and your lifestyle. Don’t wait too late to get started, though. The market is always moving. This week we were surprised by mortgage rates dipping lower than we have seen since February. The Federal Reserve assured investors they would give plenty of notice before tapering off on the mortgage-backed security bond buying.  The Fed’s aggressive bond-buying has been a critical reason mortgage rates have remained…
Posted On Monday, 12 July 2021 00:00 Written by
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