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Karen Stefano

Karen is a lawyer and real estate broker residing in San Diego, California. In addition to over 20 years of practice specializing in complex business litigation, Ms. Stefano coaches agents seeking to improve their writing skills and gives business writing seminars for agents and brokers. Ms. Stefano has widely published short fiction in literary journals across the United States, and her non-fiction pieces have appeared in California Lawyer and elsewhere. Ms. Stefano received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and received her J.D. from the University of California, Davis. She also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of San Diego.

Penny Nathan

Penny is a real estate broker residing in San Diego, California. After years with Prudential, where she ranked in the top 1% of nationwide sales, she co-founded Ascent Real Estate, Inc., a growing California firm that employs more than 150 agents. In 2007, she was named "Broker of the Year" by the San Diego Association of Realtors®. Ms. Nathan has sold hundreds of homes, representing both buyers and sellers. As a managing broker, Ms. Nathan finds that mentoring the agents in her office is one of the most important and rewarding aspects of her business.