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I contacted Carol to help list and sell my home -- Aug 2020

What more can you possibly ask for when looking for a realtor? Passionate, knowledgeable, experienced, friendly, patient. All those describes Carol Gilles. She helped me purchase my first home a few years back and from the very beginning when I first met her, she made every conversation as comfortable as if you’re talking to a long time friend. All relevant information was presented clearly and concisely. Fast-forward to 2016, I made the decision to sell my home and without any hesitation, I contacted Carol to help list and sell my home. I had the same expectations from Carol and she didn’t disappoint. If you’re looking to buy/sell and want a low stress experience, I highly recommend Carol to anyone. Alan Hy

“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

Carol communicated with us and was supportive throughout the entire process. -- Oct 2022

We contacted Carol about selling my mother’s home in Torrance after she passed away. Carol was super helpful and made the process as painless as it can be. Even though the market has been a little unsteady lately, we received multiple offers over the asking price in just a couple of days and were in escrow within a week of our open house. Carol communicated with us and was supportive throughout the entire process. It was a great experience and we would recommend Carol to others. Greg Stancl & family

“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

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

First – 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

“We appreciated your keeping us informed through all of the problems.” -- Oct 2014

Thank you for all your hard work for the sale of our houses. We appreciated your keeping us informed through all of the problems. Scott & Laurie Raddatz, Richard Raddatz

Carol knows her business! -- Jan 2021

It was an absolute delight working with Carol in selling our home! She was always available for us and patient in answering all our questions. When our house was  finally sold, Carol presenting us with a memory photo album with all the pictures of our house as a gift. What a thoughtful, kind and excellent idea! All realtors should take note of this and learn from Carol! Now we can always look back at the fond memories of our first house that we bought together! Thank you Carol! Phil & Beth Villa

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