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She speaks four languages, including Hebrew.

posted Apr 13, 2017, 4:06 PM by Joyce Evans   [ updated Apr 13, 2017, 4:06 PM ]
You may know Lina Gorinstein as a member of the South County District Council at PSAR. She also is a past honoree of the PSAR Affiliate of the Year award in 2008. Also, as a current board member of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), San Diego chapter, Lina also serves as a representative of NAHREP to PSAR.


But did you know that Lina speaks four languages? “I speak English, Spanish, Hebrew, and Yiddish,” said Lina. “We are traditional Jews, we follow the High Holydays and the family traditions. Some people are surprised at the combination of me being Mexican and Jewish at the same time.”


Lina is a native of Mexico City. She has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Advertising from the Universidad de la Comunicación. At age 16, when she was in high school, Lina met her future husband Alan. He was 19 at the time. “We’ve been together since I was in high school,” Lina said.


In Mexico City, Alan owned a baby clothing factory with about 40 employees. Lina and Alan’s two sons, Ricardo and Eduardo, were born in Mexico City. “Our two sons always had the best clothes to wear when they were babies,” Lina said. “If there was a new design, we would first see how it looked on our babies.”


In 1998, Lina and Alan relocated to San Diego when the boys were ages 5 and 3 (today, they are ages 23 and 21, respectively). They have lived in Chula Vista since then.


In 2003, Lina started her real estate career with LGS Reports, a company that provided Natural Hazard Disclosure (NHD) reports. In September 2005, First American Title acquired Lina’s company, but she continued to work on NHD reports. Lina estimates she worked on more than 40,000 NHD reports between 2003 and 2013, when she became a First American Title sales rep. “I love working in the field and interacting with our clients,” Lina said. “I enjoy providing great customer service and helping my customers succeed in any way I can.”


Today, Alan works at Pro Digitizing, a Chula Vista company specializing in embroidery digitizing and vector art. Lina and Alan enjoy traveling with the family. Their favorite trips are going on a cruise or go skiing with the boys. They also enjoy going on a hike and walking with their dog named Spiky at dog beach.


“Immediately after beginning in real estate, I got involved in PSAR,” said Lina, who previously served for two years on the PSAR board of directors. “PSAR is like a big family where everybody gets along,” said Lina. “I love volunteering, helping out and making new friends. Our Association goes the extra mile in helping agents and affiliates do business together for everybody’s benefit.”