Kathy Mehringer, licensed since 1977, is a Real Estate Broker. She is a Mediator, certified through the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution in association with the Pepperdine University School of Law. Kathy is an Arbitrator for the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) and holds the coveted designation of CRB. Formerly an instructor for the Graduate Realtor Institute (G.R.I.) she taught Agency Law and Ethics and is a certified Continuing Education Instructor for both California and Arizona Departments of Real Estate. Mehringer began her management career in 1988 and has managed multiple branch offices for high profile companies including Fred Sands Realtors, Jon Douglas Company and most recently Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Beverly Hills East Office. Formerly Vice President and Regional Manager for Fred Sands Realtors, Kathy developed and supervised the company's training program and was the legal liaison responsible for forms and policy development. Since 1999 she has served the Real Estate industry as a C.A.R. State Director. Prominent positions held include Chair and Vice Chair of the Standard Forms Advisory Committee. Simultaneously she served on the Study Group that developed the C.A.R. Residential Purchase Agreement currently used statewide. Other C.A.R. committees include: Consumer Risk Management, Professional Standards, Legal Affairs Forum, Chair and Vice Chair of the Legal Action Fund Trustee Committee and most recently Kathy was appointed Vice Chair of Federal Issues 2009 and Chairperson in 2010. Kathy Mehringer is the Director of Risk Management for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Southwest Region. Her responsibilities include risk management education, strategic broker defense training, contract, and agency and buyer representation education for nearly six thousand sales associates affiliated with the Greater Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego companies. Additionally she provides Short Sale and Risk Management Seminars throughout the Western Region of the United States. Including California, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii and Utah. Kathy routinely conducts seminars wherein large venues are commonplace, at locations such as, Skirball Center Los Angeles, Biltmore Four Seasons Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Santa Clara Conference Centers among, San Franciscos Fort Mason-Cowell Theatre, and Del Mar Fairgrounds CA. Association of Realtors venues include: Santa Barbara CA., Southland Regional CA., Ventura County Coastal CA., San Diego CA., Salt Lake City Utah, Northern Wasatch Utah, among others. During her career Kathy has been passionate in the quest to promote education and professionalism throughout the industry. In addition to her contributions to C.A.R. she has served and continues to serve at the local level, including the Southland Regional and Conejo Valley, and San Diego Associations of Realtors. Her leadership and commitment to professionalism is further demonstrated through her former association with the Ventura County Real Estate Fraud Task Force. Kathy currently serves the Southland Regional Association of Realtors as a member of the Professional Standards Committee, founding member of the SRAR Risk Management Committee and is former Chair of the Ethics and Arbitration Committee. For nearly a decade Kathy served as committee Chairperson for the Conejo Valley Association's Ethics Committee while serving on numerous other committees. She is a member of the San Diego Association of Realtors Risk Management committee, where she served as Vice Chairperson in 2008 and Chairperson in 2009. In 2000 she was elected Conejo Valley Association Realtors President and in 2003 received the organization's prestigious Realtor of the Year Award.
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