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PUBLICATIONS

When Summer was a Special Investigator for the State, she wrote several articles that were published by the California Department of Real Estate ("DRE").  Even after separating from the DRE in 2014, Summer had the pleasure and privilege of writing a more recent article published in the DRE's Winter 2016 Real Estate Bulletin, which she co-authored with former Real Estate Commissioner Wayne Bell.  

Since Summer began her consulting business in 2016, she has written several articles which have been published by different sources such as First Tuesday, Duane Gomer, Realty Times, Inman News, and the California Escrow Association.

 

The following is a listing of Summer's published articles and links to the publications.

DUAL AGENCY IS GAINING MOMENTUM. SHOULD YOU WALK THE TIGHTROPE?

(Must be a member of Inman to access)

Written by Summer Goralik and published by Inman News on June 4, 2024

WANT TO AVOID AI PITFALLS? THINK LIKE A COMPLIANCE OFFICER

(Must be a member of Inman to access)

Written by Summer Goralik and published by Inman News on March 11, 2024

BROKERAGE REMINDER: THE DRE WANTS TO GIVE BROKERS THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT

Written by Summer Goralik and published by First Tuesday on March 11, 2024

FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS: CLIENTS, COMMUNICATION, COMPLIANCE

(Must be a member of Inman to access)

Written by Summer Goralik and published by Inman News on November 27, 2023

DISCLOSURE OF TERMITE INSPECTION REPORTS: A COMPLIANCE WAKE-UP CALL FOR REAL ESTATE LICENSEES

Written by Summer Goralik and published by First Tuesday on August 10, 2023

AVOID THE "DOMINO EFFECT" OF NON-COMPLIANCE IN REAL ESTATE

Written by Summer Goralik and published by Realty Times on May 5, 2023.

DEAR BROKER: HANDLING TRUST FUNDS IS LIKE PLAYING WITH FIRE

Written by Summer Goralik and published by First Tuesday on January 12, 2023.

THE 411 ON DRE LICENSE STATUS AND WHAT ESCROW HOLDERS NEED TO KNOW (Must be a member to access)

Written by Summer Goralik and published by the California Escrow Association on December 8, 2022.

THE EVOLUTION OF THE "ROGUE AGENT" DEFENSE IN REAL ESTATE

Written by Summer Goralik and published by First Tuesday on December 5, 2022.

DON'T FALL ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL: COMPLIANCE AND THE "DESIGNATED BROKER" ROLE (Must be a member to access)

Written by Summer Goralik and published by Inman News on September 1, 2022.

STAY ON THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW WITH THESE REAL ESTATE COMPLIANCE TIPS

Written by Summer Goralik and published by First Tuesday on July 21, 2022.

DISCLOSURE OF BUY-SIDE COMMISSIONS: A COMPLIANCE BLINDSPOT FOR SOME REAL ESTATE BROKERS

Written by Summer Goralik and published by First Tuesday on January 17, 2022.

LICENSEE BEWARE; A LAPSED LICENSE IS RISKY REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

Written by Summer Goralik and published by First Tuesday on July 6, 2021.

THE CORRECTIVE ACTION LETTER: A LICENSEE'S FIRST STOP ON THE DRE DISCIPLINE TRAIN

Written by Summer Goralik and published by First Tuesday on September 25, 2020.

DIGITAL ADVERTISING: A COMPLIANCE BLINDSPOT FOR BROKERS

Written by Summer Goralik and published by Realty Times on May 17, 2020. Also published by First Tuesday on June 2, 2020.

THE VIRTUAL BROKER IN A DRE WORLD

Written by Summer Goralik and published by First Tuesday on April 6, 2020.

5 WAYS TO STAY ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE LAW (Must be a member to access)

Written by Summer Goralik and published by Inman News on January 14, 2020.

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT: THE PROBLEM CHILD OF REAL ESTATE (Must be a member to access)

Written by Summer Goralik and published by Inman News on December 31, 2019.

WHAT STEERING IS AND HOW TO AVOID IT (Must be a member to access)

Co-authored with Troy Palmquist and published by Inman News on December 8, 2019.

8 WAYS TO LOSE YOUR REAL ESTATE LICENSE (Must be a member to access)

Co-authored with Troy Palmquist and published by Inman News on December 5, 2019.

AN INSIDE LOOK AT DRE BROKER CONTROLLED ESCROWS

Written by Summer Goralik and published by First Tuesday on October 4, 2019.

DRE COMPLIANCE GOALS - FOR BROKERS

Written by Summer Goralik and published by Duane Gomer on March 28, 2019, and by First Tuesday on March 20, 2019.

THE RELAUNCH OF THE DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE AND DE-COMMISSIONING OF COMMISSIONER WAYNE BELL

Written by Summer Goralik and published by First Tuesday on August 27, 2018, and by Duane Gomer on September 6, 2018.

Co-authored with Wayne Bell (Chief Legal Counsel at that time).  Published by the California Department of Real Estate and posted on their website in March 2012.  This alert was summarized and discussed in an article entitled “California DRE Warns Homeowners About Phony Deed Scams” in the June 2012 edition of the Boundaries publication of the international Association of Real Estate License Law Officials, and elsewhere.

Written by Summer Goralik and published by the California Department of Real Estate in the Spring 2012 Real Estate Bulletin.

Co-authored with Wayne Bell (Chief Counsel at that time) and published by the Department of Real Estate and posted on their website in November 2010.  Cited as a “Helpful Tool” in California Financial Literacy.org website, and as a reference in the following articles: “Who Pays a Title Company When a Real Estate Deal Does Not Go Through?”, at www.ehow.co.uk/info, “How to Spot Illegal Escrow Charges”, at www.ehow.com, and “Closing Date, Escrow & Property Title”, at www.ehow.co.uk/info. 

Edited and revised article which was published by the Department of Real Estate in the Fall 2011 Real Estate Bulletin.  The original article was published in the Winter 2001 Real Estate Bulletin.

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