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  • Got a spare hour or so? Declutter!Got a spare hour or so? Declutter!
      Are you tired of stuffing things into your closets and drawers?  I  was once told that if I want to buy something new, I need to make room for it and get rid of something or somethings!  If you are considering selling your home, do you want to move everything?  Here are 25 quick ideas to decluttering without overwhelming you.  Get the whole family to help! Got a spare hour or so? It’s time to start tossing. Grab a trash bag, a recycling bin and a few donation boxes and get down to business. Working room by room, here are the things you […]
  • AB 1482AB 1482 – Rent Cap and Just Cause Eviction Law
    AB 1482 – Rent Cap and Just Cause Eviction Law Many new real estate related laws beginning on January 1.  AB 1482 & AB 68 can be the most confusing and will change the way landlords, tenants and homeowners do business.  Here is a recap of these 2 Assembly Bills . Even though this is in California, it could be coming to a state near you! Do check on the links below to review the bills and how they may affect you! Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1482 into law on October 8. Rent Cap Rent increases are capped at 5 percent plus […]
  • Ready to Sell a Rental HomeReady to Sell a Rental Home
    Ready to Sell a Rental Home Vivian & Wilfredo bought a home in Harbor Village, Harbor City CA in 2005.  Several years later, they relocated to Ventura, Ca, for work and rented out their home.  Now they were Ready to Sell a Rental Home so they could buy one closer to where they worked. Here’s their story… Check out their remodeled Harbor Village home at 25324 Bayside Pl, Harbor City Carol Gilles, of The RealEstate Group, has been working with buyers and sellers since 1979.  She has been hired by many of her Past Clients to help […]
  • Mom's House Needed to SellMom’s House Needed to Sell
    Mom’s House Needed to Sell Neile’s mom died this year.  She and her brother needed to sell her Gardena home.  Neile called Carol.Mm Listen to Neile’s own words….   Check out this Gardena fixer home ...   Carol Gilles, of The RealEstate Group, has been working with both buyers and sellers since 1979.  When a family home needs to be sold, Carol has the experience and the tools to create a smooth sale for all. Call Carol at 310-864-9738 and invite her to be on your real estate team! […]
  • Jerry McGillJerry Finally Found a Home!
    Jerry Finally Found a Home! Jerry had been renting for several years.  He called Carol .. and Jerry Finally Found a Home! Here are Jerry’s own words … “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. […]
  • Ways to sell your home this holiday seasonWays to Sell Your Home this Holiday Season
    Ways to Sell Your Home This Holiday Season: How to get Your House Buyer-ready As You Prepare For the Holidays, Even In The Southern California Winters The process of buying and selling a home is something that every seasoned homeowner knows all too well. While there are significant benefits of purchasing the perfect house, there are also advantages to selling. However, doing so in the dead of winter, especially when the holidays are approaching, is an implausible feat to many, but it is possible if you are genuinely seeking to acquire […]

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

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Carol Helps Another Family Move to Torrance.jpgCarol 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

“Thanks so much for your help in the sale of our home in Torrance.” -- Oct 2014

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“Thanks so much! Thanks so much for your help in the sale of our home in Torrance. It went so fast it made our heads spin.”
Bob & Juanita Roberts

“Thank You!” -- Oct 2014

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“Thank You! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your diligent efforts in selling my property. I realize everything takes time and patience.”
Esther Kim

“We couldn’t be happier.” -- Oct 2014

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“I wanted to say ‘thank you’ for a wonderful experience during our first home purchase. The process was very smooth and stress-free for Kumiko and I. You were very organized and attentive to detail. We couldn’t be happier. My brother Abel and his wife Kathy are looking into buying their first home also and I referred them to you. I hope they contact you soon. I’m sure they will agree that you are good. If I or anyone I know have any real-estate needs, you will definitely be the 1st I call. Again, thanks for a wonderful experience.”

Jorge

“Sometimes selling a house is a fun and exciting time.” -- May 2016

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1950 Jaybrook Dr RPV“Sometimes selling a house is a fun and exciting time; the beginning of a new chapter for a family, a great new journey. And sometimes the need to sell a house is born from a negative situation that is filled with stress and strife among various family members. We had the distinction of the latter.

The need to sell this home was a difficult decision for the family, but Carol helped make it less painful in so many ways. She went above and beyond in selling this property; she worked quickly and efficiently, she helped us secure a great price that went a long way to ease the worries held by some of the family members, and she made sure that everything went smoothly.

There were so many other things to worry about during the sale of this house, and Carol knew that and did everything she could to make sure the sale was not one of them. She’s responsive to the needs of her clients; she got a few requests for things that I’m sure were tedious for her to do, and probably completely unnecessary, but she did them with a smile, and in a timely manner. She understood what everyone was going through, and she just wanted to make it better any way that she could. I can’t say enough about how kind and patient she was throughout this process.

I highly recommend Carol for anyone who is looking to buy or sell a property. She is a savvy real estate professional, who knows how to handle her business, and yours! If you team up with her, she will always have a smile, she will always listen to you, and she will always give you 110%.”

Sharp Family

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

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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

“Always with a Smile!” -- Jan 2019

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Always with a Smile!I would just like to invite Carol Gilles to help you with any needs you might have buying or selling your house. We were very happy when we Always with a Smile!found her . She helped first in selling our Condo in Long Beach and then very helpful in our purchase of a house in Lakewood. Always with a smile! Happy Holidays from the Hopkins

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

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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

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  • Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality in 2020 January 20, 2020
    In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. led and inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and determination, he sparked interest, ambition, and courage in his audience. Today, reflecting on his message encourages many of us to think about our own dreams, goals, beliefs, and aspirations. For many […]
  • Where Homebuyers Are Heading By Generation [INFOGRAPHIC] January 17, 2020
    Some Highlights: Whether capitalizing on job opportunities, affordability, or warm-weather places to retire, Americans are making moves to these top cities to take advantage of the strength in the current housing market. A strong economy and lower mortgage rates have made it easier for many would-be buyers to get into the market. According to realtor.com, […]
  • Housing Inventory Vanishing: What Is the Impact on You? January 16, 2020
    The real estate market is expected to do very well this year as mortgage rates remain at historic lows. One challenge to the housing industry is the lack of homes available for sale. Last week, move.com released a report showing that 2020 is beginning with the lowest available housing inventory in two years. The report […]
  • Homes Are More Affordable Today, Not Less Affordable January 15, 2020
    There’s a current narrative that owning a home today is less affordable than it has been in the past. The reason some are making this claim is because house prices have substantially increased over the last several years.
  • 2020 Luxury Market Forecast January 14, 2020
    By the end of last year, many homeowners found themselves with more equity than they realized, and at the same time their wages were increasing. When those two factors unite, it can spark homeowners to think about making a move to a larger or more expensive home in the luxury space. That said, now is […]
  • Buying a Home Early Can Significantly Increase Future Wealth January 13, 2020
    According to an Urban Institute study, homeowners who purchase a house before age 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60. The good news is, our younger generations are strong believers in homeownership. According to a Freddie Mac survey, “The dream of homeownership is alive and well within “Generation Z,” the demographic cohort following Millennials. Our […]