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Summer Goralik


Helping California Licensees Achieve Regulatory Compliance

If you are looking for a real estate compliance consultant, you have come to the right place.  Summer Goralik, a native Southern California resident, grew up with real estate in her blood.  Summer's mom, Shari Bakotich, RE Lic. #01086221 (employing broker RE/MAX Estate Properties) is a well-respected real estate agent who has been in the real estate business for twenty-nine years.  After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Summer worked in the escrow industry for almost five years; first as an Escrow Assistant for an independent escrow company and then an Escrow Officer for a broker-owned escrow.  In 2008, Summer was hired as an Investigator for the California Department of Real Estate (DRE), where she investigated hundreds of real estate complaints and was considered a Subject Matter Expert in real estate and escrow.  Most recently. Summer was employed as a Civilian Economic Crimes Investigator for the Orange County District Attorney's Office investigating real estate related crimes in their Real Estate Fraud Unit.  

Summer began compliance consulting in 2016. Being a former Investigator, Summer is extremely knowledgeable and well-versed in the Real Estate Law and Commissioner's Regulations as enforced by DRE.  Summer helped the Department enforce the laws regulating real estate licensees for six years and was tasked with, among other duties, making sure real estate brokers and agents were in regulatory compliance.  Thus, when it comes to the compliance inspection and audit of real estate brokers, and knowing exactly what it takes to pass those regulatory evaluations, Summer is uniquely qualified and truly a one-of-a-kind consultant in her field.  

If you just received a DRE audit or broker office survey notice, or investigative inquiry, and don't know where to turn, please call Summer! She will assist you and your brokerage with the requisite preparation needed to prevail at your upcoming inspection or investigative review.  And even when there is not enough time for her to do a full-scale "mock" inspection, Summer can always remotely assist you with your preparation and response to the DRE matter. 

Summer offers an array of services including, but not limited to, proactive mock audits, DRE audit preparation, compliance training, specialized areas of compliance review and expert witness work. Whether you are new to real estate, starting a new brokerage, or perhaps you are an established licensee who just wants the insurance that you are doing everything by the book, please consider Summer for all of your real estate compliance needs.

"From former DRE Investigator to your personal compliance expert, Summer is a uniquely qualified consultant, truly one-of-a-kind in her field"


Summer, a University of California graduate and California Real Estate Broker, is a former California Department of Real Estate Investigator who has a deep and broad understanding of the California Real Estate Law.  Summer's real estate and escrow background includes private sector, regulatory, and law enforcement experience.


Summer offers an array of real estate compliance consultation services which includes assistance with DRE audits; performance of mock audits; advertising review, opening a new brokerage, petition matters and licensing applications, business review to determine licensing compliance, expert witness work and more!


Summer has written several real estate related pieces which have been published by the California Department of Real Estate and are available on their website (, four of which were co-written with former Real Estate Commissioner Wayne Bell. The most recent article covered referral fees and was published in the Winter 2016 Real Estate Bulletin. As a consultant, Summer also writes many articles which she posts on her blog and/or have been published by various sources including First Tuesday, Inman News and Realty Times. 


Summer Goralik, a California Real Estate Compliance Consultant,  who wrote several articles for the Department of Real Estate  (DRE) while employed as a Special Investigator, is now writing and sharing valuable information on her website about DRE compliance, licensing issues, trends, and other real estate tips and updates in an effort to help keep licensees informed with information that matters. 

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