Women’s Council of Realtors®

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    Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, The Peninsula, Torrance

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    Claudia Diaz, Mindy Regan, Claudia Commiso, Elsa Guerra, Patricia Wisman, Lawrence Chaves, Traci Horowitz, Jackie Crowley, Wendy Holt, Theresa Hertzog

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    Women in Business

The Women’s Council of Realtors® (WCR) was founded 80 years ago and is a network of men and women who are business professionals in the South Bay. The organization provides business leadership skills and networking opportunities to its members. The following strategic partners help Women’s Council fulfill its mission: PNC Mortgage, American Trust Escrow, Select South Bay, My NHD, WFG National Title, Keller Williams South Bay, Blue Chip Moving and Storage.

Here, members and strategic partners share a bit about themselves and what they love about Women’s Council of Realtors®:

Patricia Wisman, Wisman Real Estate Team – Keller Williams South Bay: “It has been an honor to serve as president in 2019, and I am grateful for the relationships and skills I obtained—both professionally and personally. The leadership training that WCR provides is priceless. I have 23 years of experience, but I always continue to learn and grow so I may serve clients at the highest level.”

Lawrence Chaves, Keller Williams Beach Cities: “I enjoying every minute that I’m with these amazing women! I joined WCR just a few months ago after attending many of the organization’s networking events and panel discussions. When you surround yourself with people who share the same passion that you do, you become inspired even more. This group inspires and elevates me—so much so that next year I get to be the president.”

Theresa Hertzog, Keller Williams Beach Cities: “I’ve been a South Bay Realtor for nearly 12 years. I joined the Women’s Council of Realtors to expand my network and build strong relationships with like-minded Realtors. The more I’ve become involved, the more opportunities and benefits have presented themselves. As treasurer, I’ve attended conferences with fellow colleagues and learned so much. The education and networking opportunities that one can attain through this network are simply invaluable.”

Wendy Holt, SnapNHD: “I’ve been a strategic partner and WCR affiliate for the past four years and have served as membership director for the past two years. It’s been a great experience building relationships that start as business and become friendship. WCR South Bay helps people become leaders in their communities and the real estate industry.”

Jackie Crowley, RE/MAX Estate Properties: “I have been active in residential real estate in the Palos Verdes Peninsula area for more than 50 years and was named Realtor of the Year a couple of times by my local association. I was the founding president of the WCR Palos Verdes Estates Chapter in 1970 and was California state president in 1982. Women’s Council of Realtors teaches leadership with camaraderie.”

Claudia Diaz Angulo, Claudia’s Real Estate – West Shores Realty: “I am a lifelong South Redondo Beach resident, a Realtor for 21 years and the mother of three awesome kids. I have been blessed to help many families relocate, downsize and upsize and to help investors achieve their financial goals. WCR has introduced me to many empowering women. I’m a strong believer in uplifting people, and which I accomplish by sharing my knowledge and expertise.”

Elsa Guerra, Champions Real Estate Group South Bay: “I’ve worked in the real estate industry for many years, and I love helping my clients achieve their real estate goals. It is my duty to help others by keeping my knowledge up-to-date, and the Women’s Council of Realtors is one way I achieve this. I’m thankful for everyone that has worked with me in the past, and I am excited to see how my career takes off in the future.”

Gloria Commiso, Commiso Real Estate Group – Keller Williams Beach Cities: “I first became involved with WCR in 2013 after struggling with some personal issues. The group was supportive, and several of the members inspired me to achieve at a higher level and get my career back on track. I have built relationships and gained insight that has helped me to build my own team. This group offers continued education in a supportive, collaborative environment.”

Traci Horowitz – WFG National Title: “As a South Bay native and title representative with 22 years of experience, I know this community like the back of my hand. I am dedicated to helping Realtors reach goals, be strategic and have fun along the way, and the Women’s Council of Realtors is a great example of all of that. Let’s continue celebrating huge successes together!”

Mindy Regan, My NHD: “I joined Women’s Council of Realtors network 13 years ago, became involved and held an officer position for the next six years—creating wonderful relationships. I’ve developed many transferable skills that are valuable for my business and my personal life.”