Keynote Speaker Announced for 16th Annual Luxury Real Estate Fall Conference

Posted by Courtney Jansen — May 13, 2011

1305312989We are excited to announce Vicki Gunvalson, owner of Coto Insurance & Financial Planning, Inc. and star of The Real Housewives of Orange County, as the Featured Speaker at the 16th Annual Luxury Real Estate Fall Conference.

Born March 27, 1962, Vicki Gunvalson is a mother of two, a self-made business woman, and a longtime resident of Orange County, California. Vicki is the original cast member of Bravo’s hit reality TV show, The Real Housewives of Orange County, appearing since its inception – six seasons ago. She has a drive for success and has the goods to back it up with her booming Life Insurance & Financial Planning company, Coto Insurance & Financial Planning, Inc.

Vicki’s most distinguished role has always been being a mother to her two children. Her son, Michael, is following in her footsteps by becoming one of top producing Life Insurance Agents in her company. He works alongside Vicki in her Orange County office. Her daughter, Briana, is a triage nurse in the ER at a prestigious, local hospital. Vicki is thrilled that her children have chosen to remain close to home and cherishes the weekly family dinners at her home in Coto de Caza.

Vicki is the President and founder of Coto Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. She takes great pride in her business and considers her clients to be a part of the family. Because of her many years of experience, knowledge, and dedication to her career, Vicki has received many recognitions such as a Master Elite IRA Advisor, a member of the National Ethics Bureau, a member of the American Association of Long Term Care Insurance, and sits at the Top of the Table in the Million Dollar Round Table organization. Vicki is also the co-author of Internet Life Insurance Made Easy, and the Founder of Coto University where she teaches and mentors over 600 agents across the country how to sell Life Insurance via the internet.

Recently, while Vicki was reflecting on her life, she decided to compile some thoughts which became a book. Her self-published book, entitled “More Than a Housewife,” was published in late 2009. In her book, Vick shares her personal insights of learning how to recognize one’s purpose and direction by sharing the actions she took to create a profitable business and a comfortable lifestyle.

Most recently, Vicki was named Vice President of Product Development for PureSuasion, Inc., a beauty care company based in Plantation, Florida. Last year, PureSuasion launched its inaugural product, Cilea eyelash growth stimulator, as a non-prescription alternative to Latisse. Since its introduction, Cilea has been selling online, in select spas and salons, and is also being distributed internationally throughout Europe and Australia.

About, a Webby Award Honoree, has been voted ‘Best of the Web’ by Forbes magazine multiple times, praised by the International Herald Tribune, Town & Country, the Wall Street Journal and has been ranked ‘Best Website’ by consumers according to surveys by the Luxury Institute. Since its debut in 1995, has remained the #1 portal for luxury properties on the internet, consistently driving more traffic to member websites and generating more qualified inquiries than any other website. has several times more $1,000,000+ content of any near-peer.

Known in the industry for the last quarter-century as the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate network, a global collection of the finest luxury real estate brokers in the world, this group of more than 70,000 professionals in more than 85 countries collectively sells in excess of $190 billion of real estate annually, with an average sale price of $2,450,000. Members sell homes for record prices and handle transactions of incredible complexity and magnitude with complete discretion. Every member is carefully selected by Chairman/Publisher John Brian Losh, one of REALTOR Magazine’s 25 Most Influential People in Real Estate and broker of fine properties and estates through his Seattle-based brokerage firm, Ewing & Clark, Inc.

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