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  • 1957 Gale AveNew Long Beach Duplex Listing
    New Long Beach Duplex Listing Check out this new Long Beach Duplex Listing at 1957-1959 Gale Ave in the Westside of Long Beach. Tree-lined street with alley access and close to 710 freeway.  2 separate homes each with a backyard and storage building.   Front house has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and rear home has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath + den.  Live in one and rent the other.  MLS #SB22009060.  Click here for more information or call Carol at 310-864-9738.     Carol Gilles, Realtor with The RealEstate Group has been helping buyers and sellers […]
  • Moving & Starting Your Own Business Doesn't Need to Be OverwhelmingMoving and Starting Your Business Doesn’t Need to be Overwhelming
    Image via Pexels Moving and Starting Your Business Doesn’t Need to be Overwhelming Considering a move while starting a business can feel overwhelming. At the same time, it could be the best thing you do for yourself and your new venture if the space in your home is limited. The truth is, during these unconventional times, many people are opting to do just that, and buying a bigger home to suit business needs is a great way to start a new adventure. So here are some tips from Carol Gilles to get you started on the next big chapter of your life. […]
  • Get Your Home Show ReadyHow to Get Your Home Show-Ready Without Sacrificing Self-Care: Tips for Busy Parents
    Photo via Rawpixel How to Get Your Home Show-Ready Without Sacrificing Self-Care: Tips for Busy Parents Selling your home while managing a busy household is a challenging undertaking. If you have young kids, your schedule is likely packed full as it is! How are you supposed to find the time to get your home ready for the market? And how can you keep the place show-ready when your kids are happy living in a state of disarray? If you’re a busy parent and your home sale is testing your limits, take steps to plan ahead and relieve some stress. […]
  • DIY or PRO?DIY or Pro? Know What to Choose for Your Next Home Improvement Project
    DIY or Pro? Know What to Choose for Your Next Home Improvement Project     DIY projects can be a great way to save money. However, if you don’t possess adequate knowledge, skills, and experience for the DIY projects you undertake, it can end up costing you ample amounts of money and time. When it comes down to it, there are some projects that are perfect for DIYers and some that should be left to the pros. To help you prevent some costly mistakes, this article from Realtor Carol Gilles outlines a few projects in each of those […]
  • RB Performing Arts CenterMarket Update for Redondo Beach 90278 – September 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 July 1, 2021? There have been 51 single family homes sold since July 1, 2021 until now.  Average days on the market was 12 days with average sales price of $1,423,848. There are 13 active listings with asking prices from $1,060,000 up to $3,259,000 with an average square foot of 2190 sf.  Check out the stats for this week below. Are you searching for your next home in Redondo Beach, Ca 90278? Check […]
  • Rancho Palos VerdesMarket Update for Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 – September 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 July 1, 2021? There have been 125 single family homes sold since  July 1, 2021 until now.  Average days on the market was 19 days with average sales price of $2,043,286. There are 42 active listings with asking prices from $1,390,000 up to $6,290,000 with an average square foot of 3299 sf.  Check out the stats for this week below. Are you searching for your next home in Rancho Palos Verdes […]

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“Every call I made to her office was returned.” -- Oct 2014

18312 Wilton Ave“In the process of selling my Mother’s home, after her passing in early March of this year, I was fortunate to be introduced to Carol Gilles a real estate sales lady, who was very knowledgeable in the area. We agreed on a price, and she went to work. During the sale of the house, she not only was my agent, but I considered her my friend. Every call I made to her office was returned, and all my questions answered professionally, and thoroughly. Getting rid of a lifetime of memories, pictures, furniture, etc., isn’t easy, Carol made it much easier for me. I’m sorry I don’t have another house to sell. Carol would be my choice. Thank you, Carol, for your patience, and understanding, it was a pleasure doing business with you
Bob Reardon.

“We couldn’t have done it without you!” -- Oct 2014

2705 Curtis Ave #A“These past eight or nine months have been so crazy, with the birth of our baby girl to Ed changing job, to the whole emotionally draining process of buying a home. We couldn’t have done it without you, Carol!” “Thank you so much for your hardwork, and even more than hardwork, your emotional support through it all.” “Thank you so much for staying up late to put in offers, for always responding to our messages quickly, for being patient with our often indecisiveness and of course, your must thank your husband for us for his wonderful babysitting that Sunday afternoon!” “We would refer you to anyone looking to buy a home in a heartbeat!”
Dr Ed & Sue Lee

“You proved to be a tireless and determined guide!” -- Oct 2014

“You proved to be a tireless and determined guide! We depended completely on your knowledge and expertise to guide us through the jungle of paperwork and swamplands of legalese and bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo. You proved to be a tireless and determined guide, putting in long hours and going beyond the call of duty.”
Gary & Judy Brooke

I would recommend Carol to all my friends and co-workers -- Aug 2020

1995 Molino #103“I would recommend Carol to all my friends and co-workers that are looking to purchase a house. Carol is funny, and is familiar with the California market. She is  Ron McGinnis Testimonialtask driven and always follows up in a timely manner. I really appreciate her excellent customer service skills.”

 

Ron McGinnis

“I highly recommend you as anyone’s partner in a home sale.” -- Oct 2014

1913-15 Arlington Ave“It definitely was a pleasure working with you on the property sale for 1913 &1915 Arlington Ave in Torrance, CA. Even though it was a family type property sale , and there were several avenues of business that we had to encounter, you always were totally professional . I cannot even express how much I appreciate your friendship and loyalty you have given me throughout this event. I highly recommend you as anyone’s partner in a home sale, regardless of the circumstances. I know you will be a great success in any sale endeavor. Also, so much thanks to The Real Estate Group in Torrance,CA., and Melinda Shih, for all their patience and hard work . You are with a top notch group! Good choice!”
Robert D. James

“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

“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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  • Why Pre-Approval Is Key for Homebuyers in 2022 January 24, 2022
    You may have heard that it’s important to get pre-approved for a mortgage at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what does that really mean, and why is it so important? Especially in today’s market, with rising home prices and high buyer competition, it’s crucial to have a pre-approval letter prior to making an offer. Here’s why. Being intentional […]
  • Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment [INFOGRAPHIC] January 21, 2022
    Some Highlights According to a Gallup poll, real estate has been rated the best long-term investment for eight years in a row. Real estate tops the list because you’re not just buying a place to call home – you’re investing in your future. Real estate is typically considered a stable and secure asset that can […]
  • Buyers Want To Know: Why Is Housing Supply Still So Low? January 20, 2022
    One key question that’s top of mind for homebuyers this year is: why is it so hard to find a house to buy? The truth is, we’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, so real estate is ultra-competitive for buyers right now. The number of buyers searching for a home greatly outweighs how many homes are […]
  • With Mortgage Rates Climbing, Now’s the Time To Act January 19, 2022
    Last week, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac jumped from 3.22% to 3.45%. That’s the highest point it’s been in almost two years. If you’re thinking about buying a home, this news may have come as a bit of a shock. But the truth is, it wasn’t entirely unexpected. Experts have been […]
  • Sellers: Don’t Wait Until Spring To Make Your Move January 18, 2022
    As you plan out your goals for the year, moving up to your dream home may top the list. But, how do you know when to make your move? You want to time it just right so you can get the most out of the sale of your current house. You also want to know […]
  • Achieving the Dream of Homeownership January 17, 2022
    Homeownership has long been considered the American Dream, and it’s one every American should feel confident and powerful pursuing. But owning a home is also a deeply personal dream. Our home provides us with safety and security, and it’s a place where we can grow and flourish. Today, we remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, […]