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  • Vacation RentalsQuick Tips for Finding and Buying the Ultimate Vacation Rental
    Quick Tips for Finding and Buying the Ultimate Vacation Rental There are so many advantages to buying a vacation rental — from the extra income you’ll bring in from each guest to having your very own property to jet off to whenever you’re in need of some rest and relaxation. But in addition to these perks, there are some disadvantages you’ll need to consider before taking the plunge into vacation rental investment. Rental properties require year-round management, and unless you hire a property manager to handle these tasks for you, you’ll need […]
  • Market Stats SE TorranceMarket Update for Torrance 90501 – February 2021
    Market Update for Torrance 90501 Let’s talk about the Market Update for Torrance 90501.  How is the single family market selling since January 1, 2021? There have been 7 single family homes sold since January 1, 2021 until now.  Average days on the market was 30 days with average sales price of $988,429. There is 1 active listing with asking price of  $1,299,000 with a square foot of 2995 sf.  Check out the stats for this week below. Are you searching for your next home in South East Torrance, Ca 90501? Check out the active listings below and […]
  • Rancho Palos VerdesMarket Update for Rancho Palos Verdes 90275- February 2021
    Market Update for Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 Let’s talk about the Market Update for Rancho Palos Verdes 90275.  How is the single family market selling since January 1, 2021? There have been 46 single family homes sold since January 1, 2021 until now.  Average days on the market was 28 days with average sales price of $4,974,700. There are 40 active listings with asking prices from $999,999 up to $8,688,000 with an average square foot of 4194 sf.  Check out the stats for this week below. Are you searching for your next home in Rancho Palos […]
  • RB Performing Arts CenterMarket Update for Redondo Beach 90278 – February 2021
    Market Update for Redondo Beach 90278 Let’s talk about the Market Update for Redondo Beach Ca 90278.  How is the single family market selling since January 1, 2021? There have been 24 single family homes sold since January 1, 2021 until now.  Average days on the market was 36 days with average sales price of $1,263,000. There are 8 active listings with asking prices from $949,000 up to $1,849,000 with an average square foot of 1599 sf.  Check out the stats for this week below.   Are you searching for your next home in Redondo Beach, Ca […]
  • Prop 19 - Good or BadProposition 19 – Good or Bad?
    Proposition 19 – Good or Bad? When we voted for Proposition 19 – it definitely seemed like it was going to be great for Seniors.  This Proposition will replace Prop 13, Prop 60/Prop 90  which allowed 55  & older to sell their home and buy another for equal or LESSER value…AND retain their original property tax base. They could only move to certain counties in California – only those which accepted your old property tax base.  With Prop 19, they can move to any county in California.  THAT’S GOOD! The biggest […]
  • Valentine's Day 2021Who Do You Love this Valentine’s Day?
    Who Do You Love this Valentine’s Day? Who do you love this Valentine’s Day?  Carol shares with you who she loves!  How about you? Share the love this Valentine’s Day with family, friends and those special to you. Hope your day is filled with reminders of how much you’re loved. Carol Gilles, Realtor with The RealEstate Group has been assisting both buyers & sellers in the South Bay / Southern California areas since 1980. She LOVES REFERRALS! […]

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“Thank You!” -- Oct 2014

“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

“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

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

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

“No One Could Have Done It Better!” -- Oct 2014

“No One Could Have Done It Better! Your whole approach to marketing our home was obviously the right one. No one could have done it better. We knew from the beginning that we had selected the perfect agent.”
~ Ed & Camille Becker

“Carol is very professional and was attentive to our desires for the perfect home.” -- Oct 2014

2418 w Lincoln StFirst – time Buyers … we are Grateful! My husband and I were first time home buyers. Carol helped us understand the intricate process of purchasing a new home. She was always available to answer questions or alleviate any concerns we might have. Carol is very professional and was attentive to our desires for the perfect home. We are grateful for the hard work Carol put in to get us into our new home. Thanks again Carol. You are the best!
Trudy & Roger Anderson

“Always with a Smile!” -- Jan 2019

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

“If we ever outgrow this home, we’ll definitely be calling you!” -- Oct 2014

“Thank you so much for taking the extra effort to make our first home purchase successful. You were there guiding us through all the crucial and important steps! You really listened to what we wanted in our home and you found exactly what we were looking for – at an amazing price! If we ever outgrow this home, we’ll definitely be calling you!
Carol, thanks for everything. You are great! Everything is finally moved in. I am really enjoying my new home. It is a wonderful feeling to come home to “MY” place. I’ve already got a few little projects for the place and am really looking forward to getting them done through the year. I have no qualms at all referring you to any of my friends and family who may begin looking for their new property. I’ve got your number engraved in my memory, so you’ll not have to worry about that.”
~ Homer Gentry

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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  • 5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Spring March 8, 2021
    When selling a house, most homeowners hope for a quick and profitable transaction that puts them in a position to make a great move. If you’re waiting for the best time to win as a seller, the market is calling your name this spring. Here are five reasons why this is the perfect time to […]
  • How to Prepare Your House for a Winning Sale This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC] March 5, 2021
    Some Highlights With so few homes available to buy today, houses are in high demand, and they’re selling fast. That means it’s a great time to sell if you’re ready to make a move. Let’s connect to make sure your house is ready for a top-dollar sale this spring. It may be closer than you […]
  • Is It a Good Time to Sell My House? March 4, 2021
    Last year, many homeowners thought twice about selling their houses due to the onset of the health crisis. This year, however, homeowners are beginning to regain their confidence when it comes to selling safely. The latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) by Fannie Mae shows that 57% of consumers believe now is a good time […]
  • How Smart Is It to Buy a Home Today? March 3, 2021
    Whether you’re buying your first home or selling your current house, if your needs are changing and you think you need to move, the decision can be complicated. You may have to take personal or professional considerations into account, and only you can judge what impact those factors should have on your desire to move. […]
  • Home Prices: What Happened in 2020? What Will Happen This Year? March 2, 2021
    The real estate market was on fire during the second half of 2020. Buyer demand was way up, and the supply of homes available for sale hit record lows. The price of anything is determined by the supply and demand ratio, so home prices skyrocketed last year. Dr. Lynn Fisher, Deputy Director of the Federal […]
  • What Are the Benefits of a 20% Down Payment? March 1, 2021
    If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, you may be wondering how much money you need to come up with for your down payment. Many people may think it’s 20% of the loan to secure a mortgage. While there are plenty of lower down payment options available for qualified buyers who don’t want […]