Karina Pacific has worked as a luxury real estate agent in Los Angeles, particularly the South Bay and surrounding cities, for the past 11 years. She is a classical feng shui consultant and is passionately involved in philanthropy, volunteering her time for the Rotary Club of Redondo Beach and Richstone Family Center. During her free time she enjoys spending time in nature, working out, focusing on wellness and listening to podcasts.
What do you love most about your job?
“Real estate makes the world go round, and being part of it is an honor. Consulting my clients through their real estate wants and needs is very rewarding. I was raised in Mexico, and I vividly remember my single mother working tirelessly to own a duplex. The security, pride, benefits and extraordinary accomplishment gained from her work and investment hold to this day.”
What are key factors for finding a good fit when choosing a broker to work with?
“Know who you are, what you need and shop brokerages. Make sure they provide the support you need to grow. I dated several brokerages looking for support, profound Realtor collaboration, mentorship and kinship. After much searching, I found a terrific broker that has elevated my profession and service to clients.”
Do you anticipate a time that every property will feature a virtual home tour?
“Yes, but real estate will always require human interaction, the human touch. I love and welcome real estate technology, but let’s not forget that homes are an extension of humanity; avatars and cameras can’t fulfill the connection and collaboration we all need. Every seller and buyer has unique needs, and my specialty is to cater to them—technology and all.”
What relocation assistance do you offer clients who are new to the area?
“White-glove service. My book of relocation resources is an extension of the white-glove experience. Every client and relocation has different needs and timelines, so consulting with each individual to meet their specific needs makes for a smooth relocation. I love making clients feel at home!”
Do you involve your family in your work?
“It is always enlightening to have my daughter, Kyra, along with me during my workday. Being a Gen Zer, she has a lens I appreciate—even if too blunt. Our younger generation has a lot to offer us, and I am always excited to have her along previewing homes and listening to her point of view and marketing ideas!”