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  • Settle into New City with Your Pet12 Resources to Settle into a New City with Your Pet
    12 Resources to Settle into a New City with Your Pet   You’ve decided to relocate to the Golden State with your pet. First of all — congratulations! You’re about to experience life in a perfect climate where plenty of activities and opportunities abound. Now, it’s time to get your pet (and yourself) ready for the move. Realtor Carol Gilles has listed 12 tips and resources to help you settle in.   Work With Professionals Finding professional services in your new area is an excellent place to start.   Research various […]
  • Golf Course at New HorizonsUpgrade or Move? How to Make Senior-Friendly Housing Decisions
    Upgrade or Move? How to Make Senior-Friendly Housing Decisions As you age, your physical abilities can change, and you may need to reevaluate your living accommodations and potentially look for a home that’s more manageable and easier to navigate. You may choose between finding something that’s more appropriate for your current needs, retrofitting your current home, or even looking at long-term care options. Realtor Carol Gilles can help you find the right property for your unique circumstances.   Your Physical Abilities […]
  • Larger.Home.for.Home.Business (1)Finding a Larger Home for Your Home Business
        Finding a Larger Home for Your Home Business Though it’s ultimately a positive thing, unexpected business growth can be a confusing and overwhelming development. When looking for a larger house to support your home business expansion, doing so in an organized manner will help you keep your company operational during the transition.   Assessing Your Business’s Needs The first step in this process is determining what aspects of your business are growing, and what needs your current house is unable to meet. Perhaps you […]
  • 5 Ways House Flipping Can Be Lucrative for Seniors5 Ways House Flipping Can Be Lucrative for Seniors
    5 Ways House Flipping Can Be Lucrative for Seniors   If you’re a senior wanting to expand your business opportunities, consider house flipping. It can be fun and profitable even if you’re not knowledgeable about real estate. Look at five reasons seniors such as actress Diane Keaton love this line of work.   Houses in Beach Cities Command Attractive Prices   Many beach-adjacent homes sell for a premium. To make money flipping houses, you find low-priced properties that need work, whether it’s a little work or a […]
  • Starting Your JourneyStart Your Next Journey: How to Seamlessly Move to a New State
          Start Your Next Journey: How to Seamlessly Move to a New State   Moving is one of the most complex and challenging changes to go through. If you plan to move out of state, you may be excited about the new experience, but it can also come with anxiety and uncertainty. However, as Realtor Carol Gilles explains, the more you prepare, the more you can curb your fears.   Prep for Your Move with Research, Communication, and Online Doctors Look into the real estate market before you start house hunting. Insider tips may […]
  • Redondo BeachMusic for Summer 2022
    Music for Summer 2022 Do you have songs that remind you of different times in your life?  I do – especially those during the Summer of 1969.  So let’s check out these Summer Concerts and the Music for Summer 2022 to see if you can make musical memories.  The South Bay venues are Redondo Beach – Fisherman’s Wharf;  Rancho Palos Verdes – Terranea Resort; Manhattan Beach – Polliwog Park. So check your calendar, grab your friends and get on your dancing shoes!   […]

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Carol gets it done! -- Aug 2020

Carol gets it done!  She’s professional and friendly, thorough and detailed, and keeps you moving forward on your path to a perfect home!    Azucena Coronel

“I will be happy to recommend you to anyone interested in buying or selling a home.” -- Oct 2014

My Sincere Appreciation! Dear Carol, I just wanted to express my sincere appreciation for all you have done in listing and selling my former home. Given all the real estate folks out there, I feel very fortunate to have found someone who is enthusiastic, energetic, knowledgeable, professional, diligent, dependable and genuinely concerned about helping me through the home selling process. I also want to thank you for putting me in contact with another great team of like-minded real estate professionals who have helped me to find a new home in a great location. Who could ask for more? I wish you much success, and I will be happy to recommend you to anyone interested in buying or selling a home. ~ Larry

“We could not have bought this place without your efforts!” -- Oct 2014

We Are Lucky We Chose You As Our Agent! Thank you soooo much for your help. Scott and I enjoyed this first time home buying experience with you as well. Thanks to your knowledge, advices, and quick responses. We could not have bought this place without your efforts! You are very reliable and responsible. We are lucky we chose you as our agent. I will definitely recommend you to all of my relative and friends if they selling or purchasing properties. Stop by anytime at our new place. Miki Ikesue & Scott Alexander

“She truly cares for her clients feelings” -- Jun 2015

Carol is an excellent powerful Realtor! From prepping for the sale, to staging and advice for buying a new home she is just Dinomite! I often wondered is there anything this woman can’t do! She is that close to perfect! I think the best thing is that she truly cares for her clients feelings while getting the job done perfectly! Sherri & Don Wright

“I will be forever grateful.” -- Oct 2014

“I Will Be Forever Grateful! I want to take a few minutes to ‘thank you’ so much for being so professional and efficient in walking me through the “selling” ordeal. I don’t think I would have survived such a strenuous situation. I will be forever grateful.” ~ Lilia Wong

“Thanks again for all your help.” -- Oct 2014

“Thanks so much for your expertise in helping us close our short sale of our property in Torrance last week. You were constantly in touch with our buyers agent and B of A during the time it took to obtain the banks approval and final closing of our sale. Without this constant attention on your part the process would have been much more difficult than it turned out to be. Your knowledge of the banks Equator online short sale system made the process much easier for all of us. Thanks again for all your help. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone doing a real estate transaction.” ~ David & Carole Shaver

Professional, knowledgeable to think on her feet and get the job done. -- May 2022

Professional, knowledgeable to think on her feet and get the job done.   Carol knew what the market was for the property, Showed the property with the best possible conditions and her possible clients. Jan Staws

Carol is definitely one of a kind! -- Aug 2020

“Carol is definitely one of a kind! I’m happy she was on my side. She always answered any and all questions that I may have had. Also, Carol  was very patient. I wouldn’t have tolerated someone as myself for one minute! Carol hung in there with me every step of the way making a stressful process so much easier. Carol kept my best interest first from start to finish. ” Jerry McGill

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  • Fall Home Selling Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC] September 23, 2022
    Some Highlights When it comes to selling your house, you want it to look its best inside and out so it catches the attention of buyers. A real estate professional can help you decide what to do to make that happen. Focus on tasks that can make it inviting, show it’s cared for, and boost your […]
  • What Experts Say Will Happen with Home Prices Next Year September 22, 2022
    Experts are starting to make their 2023 home price forecasts. As they do, most agree homes will continue to gain value, just at a slower pace. Over the past couple of years, home prices have risen at an unsustainable rate, leaving many to wonder how long it would last. If you’re asking yourself: what’s ahead […]
  • Top Reasons Homeowners Are Selling Their Houses Right Now September 21, 2022
    Some people believe there’s a group of homeowners who may be reluctant to sell their houses because they don’t want to lose the historically low mortgage rate they have on their current home. You may even have the same hesitation if you’re thinking about selling your house. Data shows 51% of homeowners have a mortgage […]
  • Watching the Stock Market? Check the Value of Your Home for Good News. September 20, 2022
    While watching the stock market recently may have started to feel pretty challenging, checking the value of your home should come as welcome relief in this volatile time. If you’re a homeowner, your net worth got a big boost over the past few years thanks to rising home prices. And that increase in your wealth […]
  • Will My House Still Sell in Today’s Market? September 19, 2022
    If recent headlines about the housing market cooling and buyer demand moderating have you worried you’ve missed your chance to sell, here’s what you need to know. Buyer demand hasn’t disappeared, it’s just eased from the peak intensity we saw over the past two years. Buyer Demand Then and Now During the pandemic, mortgage rates hit […]
  • A Crucial First Step: Mortgage Pre-Approval [INFOGRAPHIC] September 16, 2022
    Some Highlights Mortgage pre-approval means a lender has reviewed your finances and, based on factors like your income, debt, and credit history, determined how much you’re qualified to borrow. Being pre-approved for a loan can give you clarity while planning your homebuying budget, confidence in your ability to secure a loan, and helps sellers know […]