Meet Our Team
Momentum Realty Group was founded by Karl in 2009 to help others achieve the dream of ownership and peace of mind. With over a decade’s worth of experience in real estate, Karl designed Momentum to break the mold of the traditional brokerage model and put primary focus of all transactions on the “why” of his clientele. First time home buyers and seasoned investors alike, experience unique service and results generated from the personal touch and understanding that Karl brings to each and every case.
Karl Parize, Real Estate Broker and Owner of Momentum Realty. Karl is a true expert in the consumer services industry, having spent several committed years in financial planning, mortgage and real estate. Being a real estate broker during our current tough economic climate, he is described as the guy who finds a way to offer an ideal solution that makes sense for the client. He operates every transaction with the utmost of integrity. Because of his large circle of influence, it enables him to create positive results for most situations.
Integrity and working knowledge of finance, mortgage and real estate add to the power behind Momentum and equally important, is the attention to detail adhered to when finding the RIGHT solutions for his clients. “Success begets success when you seek to not only know the history, but the true desired outcome of your clients.” Karl’s passion and enthusiasm for history provide extremely useful knowledge about geographical and neighborhood pasts, presents and futures that when tied to any transaction, prove priceless.
Clients looking to establish a relationship with an expert who will not only have their best interest at heart, but act as if it’s his own, need look no further.
Karl credits his parents for his tenacity, his wife for his passion in life and business and his daughters for just about everything else. He’s a family man first and real estate affords him the opportunity to help other families of all types achieve their goals.
Karl remembers these days fondly from his childhood and respects them as the catalyst that has propelled a career quite literally, known as ‘Momentum’.
Partner, Licensed Realtor and Certified Property Manager.
Mike’s attention to detail and superb communication skills enable him to make leasing and managing properties seamless for homeowners and tenants. His additional licensing as a contractor allows him to oversee and bring first-rate knowledge and skill to Momentum with exemplary services for all walks of life in property ownership. Mike’s expertise in both real estate and home improvement make for a rare blend that ultimately saves homeowners time and money with each and every property we sell and manage. As a loving father of two, Mike Engeman prides himself on building a legacy that his family can participate in and benefit from for years to come and works to empower his clients to achieve same.
Every business has a Backbone that holds all working parts in place and acts as the lifeline to the entire system. At Momentum Realty Group and Momentum Property Management, that job title belongs to Executive Assistant, Michelle Bernasconi. A local resident to one of Momentum Realty Groups’ highest serviced communities, Los Alamitos, Michelle is a multi-talented professional who’s work history with account and project management combined with expertise in organization and problem solving to make her an invaluable asset to Momentum as a whole. Administrative support, project management, accounting, online and social media marketing, research, development, consulting and communications are handled by Michelle on a daily basis. She credits her passion for being part of a winning team as her greatest strength at Momentum, but anyone who’s worked an hour in the life of Michelle, knows that it’s also her saintly patience, her relentless attention to detail, and her ability to multi-task with a sense of humor that empower her to keep this big ship steady and moving forward. There’s a reason that the owners of Momentum jokingly call Michelle the “Golden Goose”; she is both irreplaceable and always in demand.
Keith Evan Rodenhuis, ESQ.
Keith Evan Rodenhuis is the founding partner of the Costa Mesa law firm KER Legal Group. A native of Southern Californian, Rodenhuis was born in Los Angeles and raised in Artesia, Ca. He has bachelor degrees in American History and Political Science from Calvin Collegein Grand Rapids, Mich and a Juris Doctorate from Whittier College School of Law. Additionally, he studied economics at the prestigious Wharton School of Business, at University ofPenn.
Real Estate Appraiser
General Certification and approved with all lenders, Neil brings Over 20 yrs of appraisal experience. He Specializes in Residential Real Estate. With his concentrated focus, Neil has the ability to creatively think and discover value data in every home he appraises.
A background in psychology, an entrepreneurial spirit and ownership of a business in the arts are the key components that make Stephanie M. Zapalac the go to Creative Consultant for Momentum Realty Group and Momentum Property Management. Stephanie’s experience with and working knowledge of literary arts, marketing psychology, graphic art communications and the real estate industry lend themselves nicely as imperative tools in managing Momentum’s marketing media and in facilitating all creative design and content. Consulting services to Momentum include writing content, conducting communication with the Momentum Design Team and seeing to it that all colorful endeavors stay within the lines.
Web Design & Marketing Program Support
Literally bringing life to the vision of Momentum Realty Group and Momentum Property Management, Kathy Kelly provides Website Design & Administration, along with all of our Marketing Program Support. Kathy brings a sales and marketing background to the table and puts into action her knowledge of Operations Management and Creative Technical skills. Kathy’s patience and understanding of her clients combined with her passion for small business growth are immediately evident in all she continues to produce for Momentum. Kathy not only meets a challenge head on, she exceeds the expectations of her clients, Momentum being no exception to this rule.