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Rising Stars: Meet Karina Pacific

Today we’d like to introduce you to Karina Pacific.

Hi Karina, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
I sell luxury and entry-level real estate in Manhattan Beach-Southbay the beach cities and surrounding neighborhoods all the way to Glendale, highland park, etc. Three years ago, I wrote a book about my story. I aimed to write a story about a fatherless girl with a broken heart and a mother with few answers only to realize later God had his unique plans for me. A story filled with angels and humanity along the way.
Here’s a little about my story and book.

Born in Mexico to a father she never knew and an overworked, reticent mother, Karina’s story unveils a childhood filled with colorful characters, dark secrets of abuse, and a nomadic existence that bounced her all over her native country, eventually leading her to the land of opportunity – America.

Armed with inherent optimism, a love for Bruce Springsteen, and a blossoming relationship with God, Karina embraced her new life as an immigrant in the States with gusto while meeting angels and “numbnuts” along the way. With each experience, she walked away armed with knowledge and lessons that her silent mother was unable to provide her. Learning to choose the magic of love and forgiveness, Karina’s touching and funny memoir reveals her journey to reconcile her relationship with God, her mother, and herself.

A little about my real estate life;

Karina Pacific is a savvy and seasoned luxury real estate agent in Los Angeles, particularly the Southbay and surrounding cities.

With over ten years of experience, she has created a precise system and trusted list of resources and networks to maximize each client’s experience and investment.

She has successfully advised a wide range of clients from luxury high-end buyers and sellers down to first-time home buyers and investors with intelligent hyper-local and national market knowledge.

Karina works earnestly on each listing or purchase with creative marketing, negotiating skills, and resources explicitly customized to the client’s needs and goals.

Karina Pacific has developed a customized process that helps sellers sell their homes for more money in the shortest amount of time, and buyers negotiate the best deal and terms.

There are multiple negotiating opportunities to save dollars and maximize her client’s return. Understanding these tools for each client is Karina’s priority.

Born in Mexico, she understood the pride, honor, and security that owning property gave her single mother, a sentiment she carries on to her clients.

Besides advocating for her client’s investments, Karina is also a Certified Classical Feng Shui Consultant. She enjoys helping others leverage their homes’ energy protentional to enhance their health, relationships, and prosperity.

Karina also believes in the value of service and takes great pride in servicing her community. A fellow Rotary member, she also supports Younglife and non-profits that advocate for children.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
1. Because I wasn’t parented or guided as a child, I have made many mistakes; one was not managing money. In my early 20s, I went flat broke. I had a job, but I never figured out how to budget and balance my financial life. I led myself into debt and hit rock bottom. Financial literacy is not taught to many of us as children or adults, but thankfully someone guided me to create a better budget system and save. Budgeting is super crucial whether one earns 30k or 30m a year. I have a better handle on it now, but it’s a daily practice not to overspend and to invest long term. Learning to budget, and getting to know my financial dna has essentially helped me help my clients.
2. Being raised by a reticent noncommunicative single mother made for a very flexible only child.

My mother worked a lot, an honorable act, but she never shared where she was going or when. She always assumed I should know and would rush me out to the next place with little to zero notice. As a result, I became trained to be extremely agile and go with the flow.

3. Having been sexually abused, abandoned by my father and partially parentless, I spent a lonely, solemn, sad childless childhood, but with my curiosity and obnoxious positive, glass half full mindset, I was able to rise. I’m a strong believer in service/ volunteering with my local Rotary International club and Richstone Family Center-they focus in the prevention and treatment from child abuse.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I specialize in helping my client buy, sell, invest in the luxury, first-time buyer, or renovation real estate business. I am also an author “Choosing Magic”, I have a course for it.

I am a volunteer with Richstone Family Center and Community Service Chair for my local Redondo Rotary group.

What matters most to you? Why?
What matters the most is doing good and building great things and relationships. I’m not perfect, I have bad days, but for the most part, I try to always focus in the good in life, the magical in our everyday, our surroundings, people, and I try to make great connections because I do love people, humanity. I think we are all innately good, but life gets in the way.
We all need each other to be better and rise. So I guess my focus as I approach 50 is to continue to be curious, do better, rise, treat myself well so I can treat people with decency, don’t get wrapped up in drama and gossip – just focus and things that offer a good ROI, personally, professionally, financially.

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