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“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

“We felt that you were truly representing us.” -- Oct 2014

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“Settling Mom’s Estate – PAINLESS! Words cannot express how we appreciate all the time and effort you have put in to sell our mother’s rental property. You made the painful process of handling our mother’s estate so much easier. We felt that you were truly representing us and your knowledge, efficiency and speed with the sales process was greatly appreciated. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family.”
~ Miyagawa Family

“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

“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

“Extra helpful.” -- Oct 2014

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310 Calle De Arboles“Carol was very efficient in handling the details of my sale of a house in Redondo Beach. Since I was going through a divorce, she was extra helpful and sensitive in situations that she didn’t have to get involved in. Great personality and knows her stuff. I would recommend her.”
S. Rivera

Carol is like Family to Us! -- Aug 2020

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Thanks from Neile & Bobby Tang
Thanks from Neile & Bobby Tang

We’ve known and been working with Carol for over 20 years. She’s is the best agent in the South Bay. Carol is very knowledgeable, professional and responsive to all your needs, she is like family to us. Carol has a great team working with her, from marketing, selling and escrow, she’s the best! Thank you Carol for all your help.

Neile, Bobby and Jordan and Madison : )

 

“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

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

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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

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  • The Cost of a Home Is Far More Important than the Price September 22, 2020
    Housing inventory is at an all-time low. There are 39% fewer homes for sale today than at this time last year, and buyer demand continues to set records. Zillow recently reported: “Newly pending sales are up 25.5% compared to the same week last year, the highest year-over-year increase in the weekly Zillow database.” Whenever there […]
  • Is the Economic Recovery Beating All Projections? September 21, 2020
    Earlier this year, many economists and market analysts were predicting an apocalyptic financial downturn that would potentially rattle the U.S. economy for years to come. They immediately started to compare it to the Great Depression of a century ago. Six months later, the economy is still trying to stabilize, but it is evident that the […]
  • Homes Across the Country Are Selling Fast [INFOGRAPHIC] September 18, 2020
    Some Highlights Buyers are actively searching for and purchasing homes at a record-breaking pace. According to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), in July, 68% of homes were on the market for less than a month. With homes moving from listing day to pending sale in an average of just 22 […]
  • How Low Inventory May Impact the Housing Market This Fall September 17, 2020
    Real estate continues to be called the ‘bright spot’ in the current economy, but there’s one thing that may hold the housing market back from achieving its full potential this year: the lack of homes for sale. Buyers are actively searching for and purchasing homes, looking to capitalize on today’s historically low interest rates, but […]
  • The Surging Real Estate Market Continues to Climb September 16, 2020
    Earlier this year, realtor.com announced the release of the Housing Recovery Index, a weekly guide showing how the pandemic has impacted the residential real estate market. The index leverages a weighted average of four key components of the housing industry by tracking each of the following: Housing Demand – Growth in online search activity Home […]
  • Is Now a Good Time to Move? September 15, 2020
    How long have you lived in your current home? If it’s been a while, you may be thinking about moving. According to the latest Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), in 2019, homeowners were living in their homes for an average of 10 years. That’s a long time […]