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  • Writer's pictureSummer Goralik

Broker Supervision Is Everything!

Updated: Oct 17, 2023

By Summer Goralik

If you are a Responsible Broker working under the jurisdiction of the California Department of Real Estate (DRE), then you know first hand (or should know) that supervision of your brokerage is absolutely paramount. But did you also know that when it comes to requisite broker supervision enforced by the DRE, you may not get a second chance to get it right? Sadly, that's true. As a former DRE Investigator and real estate compliance consultant, I have seen plenty of brokers get disciplined by the State for lack of broker supervision.


The good news is, you can get it right. I have partnered up with The Escrow Training Institute to present a class, DRE-Keys to Broker Supervision, covering DRE required broker supervision on Saturday, October 21st, in Costa Mesa.


Register HERE


A description of the class is below.


Class Description:


DRE-KEYS TO BROKER SUPERVISION – NEW (Summer Goralik) Saturday, October 21st 8:30 – 3:00PM Tuition: $199


When it comes to DRE investigations and prosecutions of real estate licensees, one of the major areas of focus is always broker supervision. Many managing brokers have different perspectives on what it means to properly supervise their operations and salesforce, and for better or worse, these theories and practices are tested and evaluated by the DRE every day. Please don’t wait to find out how you will be evaluated by the DRE, enroll in this class to invest in your regulatory success now, and learn the fundamental keys to Broker Supervision . This new class, taught by real estate compliance expert/consultant and former DRE Special Investigator Summer Goralik, will cover everything you need to know about DRE-required broker supervision and the establishment of office policies and procedures. Specifically, this class will cover the following:

  • Management and supervision in the area of: -Advertising -Trust funding handling -File storage and retention -Sales activities, agent reporting, and training -Licensing matters

  • Management and supervision over in-house escrows and property management divisions

  • Development and enforcement of brokerage policies, procedures, rules and systems [e.g., create an office policy manual]

  • Role of additional licensed officers and delegation of supervisory responsibility

  • Understanding major mistakes made by Management/Supervision (with real-life enforcement stories to learn by)

  • Tips to help avoid regulatory scrutiny/disciplinary action

  • And so much more!

Hours: 8:30 – 3:00 Location: Ayres Hotel, Costa Mesa


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, www.expertdrecompliance.com.

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