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Are you prepared for a DRE audit?

By Summer Goralik

Don't wait to find out! I am teaming up with The Escrow Training Institute to present a four hour class on DRE audits scheduled for Saturday, November 4th.

Please check out my video below for more information.

Register HERE

Class Description:

DRE – Mastering the Audit – NEW (Summer Goralik) Saturday, November 4th 8:30 – 12:30PM Tuition: $139

In the school of in-house escrows, California Department of Real Estate (DRE) audits are the final exams! Don’t wait to be audited (and potentially blind-sided) by the DRE, learn from Summer Goralik, a former DRE Investigator turned Real Estate Compliance Consultant, everything you need to know about DRE Audits; from what a DRE audit will cover, the best ways to prepare, all of the critical areas of compliance that will be evaluated, common problems and violations to avoid, and valuable tips to help you pass these regulatory inspections. Specifically, this class will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of DRE inspections; understanding the difference between broker office surveys and audits, their scopes and related process

  • Asking the right questions before, during, and after the audit

  • Identification of the items and records subject to DRE inspection

  • Suggestions on how to prepare your brokerage for a successful audit

  • Evaluating your compliance and tips on correcting regulatory issues

  • Understanding the DRE non-compliance summary and post-audit “to do” tips

  • Real-life enforcement stories from DRE investigations to prosecutions, and

  • TIPS geared towards successful DRE-defense.

Hours: 8:30 – 12:30

NOTE ABOUT CLASS: The class will focus on in-house escrow audits as well as all types of audits as there are baseline compliance requirements and evaluations that all brokers, regardless of activities performed, face when it comes to a CA DRE audit. Plus, please bring your questions because there is no better time to get real answers.

About Summer

Summer Goralik is a Real Estate Compliance Consultant and licensed Real Estate Broker (#02022805). Summer offers real estate brokers a variety of consulting services including assistance with California Department of Real Estate investigations and audit preparation, mock audits, brokerage compliance guidance, 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. Prior to opening her consulting business in 2016, she worked for the Orange County District Attorney's Office as a Civilian Economic Crimes Investigator in their Real Estate Fraud Unit. Before that, Summer was employed as a Special Investigator for the DRE for six years. Among many achievements, she wrote several articles for the DRE, four of which were co-authored with former Real Estate Commissioner Wayne Bell. Prior to her career in government and law enforcement, Summer also worked in the escrow industry for nearly five years. For more information about Summer's background and services, please visit her website,



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