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  • Redondo BeachMusic for Summer 2022
    Music for Summer 2022 Do you have songs that remind you of different times in your life?  I do – especially those during the Summer of 1969.  So let’s check out these Summer Concerts and the Music for Summer 2022 to see if you can make musical memories.  The South Bay venues are Redondo Beach – Fisherman’s Wharf;  Rancho Palos Verdes – Terranea Resort; Manhattan Beach – Polliwog Park. So check your calendar, grab your friends and get on your dancing shoes!   […]
  • Mother & Child playingFinding the Perfect Family Home When Your Child Has Autism
    Finding the Perfect Family Home When Your Child Has Autism As the parent of a child with autism, finding the right home can feel impossible when it’s time to buy. But with the right strategy, you can close on a home where your child will be safe and feel at ease. These tips presented by Realtor Carol Gilles will help you make smart decisions through the house hunting process so that you can purchase the ideal property for your family. Work With a Great Real Estate Agent  You don’t need to tackle this process on your own – enlist a real […]
  • Buying a Home: For Now or ForeverBuying a Home: For Now or Forever?
    Buying a Home: For Now or Forever? You’re ready to buy your first home. Congratulations! Before you do too much searching, consider whether to buy a starter home or a home you can see yourself staying in forever. Both have their pros and cons, and no one decision is right for every family. Buying a Starter Home A starter home is a place where you can make concessions and think about your needs right now. There are many pros to making a starter home your first purchase: Affordability. A starter home is generally smaller and therefore less […]
  • Property TaxesProperty Taxes Are Due!
    Property Taxes Are Due! April & December cans be very costly months.  Your income taxes are due in April, and, if you are like me, I get lots of yearly bills due in December.  And don’t forget about the holiday expenses!!! So what’s next?  PROPERTY TAXES ARE DUE! Many states have different due dates for property taxes.  Always check with your county’s assessor and/or collectors office to verify. If you are a property owner ( Residential or Commercial) in Los Angeles & Orange Counties of Southern California, mark these […]
  • Plan Your Spring Break to TorrancePlan Your Spring Break Trip to Torrance, California with This Guide
      Plan Your Spring Break Trip to Torrance, California with This Guide Spring break is right around the corner, and with so many fun destination options it can be challenging to narrow down where you’ll spend the week. The key with most trips is to choose a spot that’s near lots of shopping and attractions but isn’t overwhelmed with tourists, and Torrance, California is a perfect example. Located just 40 minutes away from Los Angeles, Torrance offers a beautiful beach and lots of scenic outdoor areas for recreation. It has a more low-key, […]
  • MailboxImportant Steps to Take When Settling into Your New Community
    Image via Pixabay Important Steps to Take When Settling into Your New Community If you are considering a move, you should be aware that the relocation process doesn’t just end on moving day. Settling in can take a while, as you get comfortable in your home, get familiar with your neighborhood, and begin to establish a routine. While some aspects of settling in happen organically, there are plenty of ways you can facilitate the process, especially when it comes to the practical, legal, and financial ramifications of establishing oneself in a […]

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“We couldn’t be happier.” -- Oct 2014

“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

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.”

 

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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  2412 W 239th St, Torrancefinally 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

“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

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

“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

“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

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

20201 Village Green DrWhat 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

I’m extremely impressed with Carol’s work! -- Aug 2020

Carol Helps Another Family Move to Torrance.jpg2514 nelson #3“I’m extremely impressed with Carol’s work! She is efficient, fast and gets the job done! We would like to thank her for all her hard work! Wonderful person and a future of long term friendship ahead”

Sherri & Don Wright

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  • Is Homeownership Still the American Dream? July 5, 2022
    Defining the American dream is personal, and no one individual will have the same definition as another. But the feelings it brings about – success, freedom, and a sense of prosperity – are universal. That’s why, for many people, homeownership remains a key part of the American dream. Your home is your stake in the […]
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  • Real Estate Consistently Voted Best Investment [INFOGRAPHIC] July 1, 2022
    Some Highlights Based on a recent Gallup poll, real estate has been rated the best long-term investment for nine years in a row. Owning real estate is more than just a place to call home. It’s also an investment in your future. That’s because it’s typically a stable and secure asset that can grow in […]
  • If You’re Selling Your House This Summer, Hiring a Pro Is Critical June 30, 2022
    It can be tempting, especially with how hot the housing market has been over the past two years, to consider selling your home on your own. But today’s market is at a turning point, making it more essential than ever to work with a real estate professional. Not only will a trusted real estate advisor […]
  • Homeownership Could Be in Reach with Down Payment Assistance Programs June 29, 2022
    A recent survey from Bankrate asks prospective buyers to identify the biggest obstacles in their homebuying journey. It found that 36% of those polled said saving for a down payment is one of their primary hurdles to buying a home. If you feel the same way, the good news is there are many down payment […]
  • A Key Opportunity for Homebuyers June 28, 2022
    There’s no denying the housing market has delivered a fair share of challenges to homebuyers over the past two years. Two of the biggest hurdles homebuyers faced during the pandemic were the limited number of homes for sale and the intensity and frequency of bidding wars. But those two things have reached a turning point. […]