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Summit Real Estate Group is a Team of highly experienced real estate professionals with offices in Aliso Viejo, California serving the real estate needs of Buyers and Sellers in Southern California. Broker/Owner Paul Dinkel was previously associated with RE/MAX of Valencia before starting Summit Real Estate Group. Summit Real Estate Group was formed to provide seamless service to past and new clients in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties while expanding business into Orange and San Diego Counties.

Paul brings over 25 years of real estate sales experience in Southern California and has consistently been in the top 1% of Realtors in the USA, and has earned the prestigious RE/MAX Platinum and Hall of Fame awards. Paul and his team have successfully closed over 1,000 real estate transactions and counting.

Prior to commencing his real estate career in 1995, Paul graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a B.S. Civil Engineering degree and MBA graduate courses and has worked for major corporations including Peter Kiewit Sons, FMC Corporation and Texaco/Chevron in marketing, sales and project development management positions. Paul is a Veteran and served honorably in the U.S. Army National Guard. Paul has experience in all markets, including over 150 REO and short sales and has completed over 2,500 Broker Price Opinion (BPO) evaluations determining accurate property values thru out Southern California. Paul has also managed a network of professional, licensed and bonded contractors, providing turnkey maintenance, repair, rehab services and these resources are available for all client and investor needs. Paul has been married to Tracy Dinkel since 1990 and has lived in the Santa Clarita Valley prior to relocating to Orange County.

Other key team members include Realtors Tracy Dinkel (formerly with RE/MAX of Valencia and Coldwell Banker Vista Realty),Marianne Leopold (formerly with Rodeo Realty, the largest real estate company in the San Fernando Valley) and Jeff Shook who is a Foreclosure and Distressed Property Specialist.

Summit Real Estate Group is a team of full-time real estate professionals’ providing high quality customer service and have received the Platinum Quality Service Certification. Summit Real Estate Group are members of both the California and National Association of Realtors and the Orange County Association of Realtors (OCAR) MLS with CRMLS access to all Southern California properties.

In addition, Team members hold the Certified Listing Professional (CLP), Certified Distressed Property Experts (CDPE), Certified Investment Agent Specialist (CIAS), New Home Co-Broker (NHCB), Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist (CPRES), Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource (SFR), Certified Foreclosure Agent (CFA), Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist (CPRES), Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR), Certified Short Sale Agent (CSSA), Certified HAFA Specialist (CHS) and ePRO designations.

In working closely with clients, Summit Real Estate Group has developed a great knowledge of local neighborhoods throughout Southern California in the areas of evaluation, professional marketing, property presentation and negotiations. With a real passion for real estate, the Summit Real Estate Group team has the skills and experience necessary to successfully compete in today’s challenging marketplace. Every client is treated like family, looking out for their best interests and earning their trust and respect to be considered by them as Clients for Life. Our Team is Quality Service Certified (QSC) at the Platinum level providing the highest level of customer service rated by an independent third party organization. This is exactly why much of our business is based on repeat clients and referrals from family members, neighbors, friends and business associates.

Meet the members of Summit Real Estate Group’s outstanding professionals and support team servicing Orange, Los Angeles and Ventura counties of Southern California.




Paul Dinkel
CalDRE #01106993

Tracy Dinkel
CalDRE #01229058

Marianne Leopold
Broker Associate
CalDRE #01410038

Jeff Shook
Cal DRE #01461340
Dist. Property Specialist

Don Goettling
NMLS #242362
PRMG – LA County

J.J. Mazzo
NMLS #186548
CrossCountry Mortg. – Orange County

Lance Powell
NMLS #255678
PRMG – Orange County

Mike Meena
NMLS #241370
Augusta Financial

Austin Bleecker
Account Executive
Consumers Title Company

Donna Mancuso
Fidelity National Title

Veronica Rodriguez
Escrow Officer
Bayside Escrow

Mercedes Fernandez
Escrow Officer
Escrow Advantage

Mary Mockenhaupt
Rush Termite

Tobi Spencer
Mkt and Sales Manager
Accurate Termite

Sharon Whaley
Sandy Dow
Disclosure Source

Rosie Poole
CRES Home Warranty
Home Protection Plan

Contact our Team by Email at or call us at 949.305.0121

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