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  • The First-Time Homebuyer’s Guide to Purchasing a Fixer-Upper
    The First-Time Homebuyer’s Guide to Purchasing a Fixer-Upper   If you’re thinking about buying a fixer-upper as your first home, there are several different things you’ll need to consider before making the purchase. For instance, you’ll need to determine whether you have enough money saved for any potential repairs that will be needed in the future, and you’ll need to decide if you’re going to stay in the home or sell it once you’re done renovating it. To learn more about these considerations you’ll need to make, read on! Is a Fixer-Upper […]
  • Ways to Hold Title on Your HomeWays to Take Title on Your Home
    Ways to Take Title on Your Home So you worked with your Realtor and found the Perfect home!  And the Sellers accepted your Offer!  Whoo, hoo!  You open Escrow and need to choose how you will take title.  There are 5 basic Ways to Take Title on Your Home.   Choosing the correct option depends on your family’s situation and why you purchased and what will happen when you are deceased. Taking title is a legal decision. A Realtor can’t tell you HOW to take title, but can provide you with information so you can make the best decision […]
  • 6 Easy Upgrades for a Healthier Home6 Easy Upgrades for a Healthier Home
    6 Easy Upgrades for a Healthier Home   Shouldn’t your home be as healthy as possible? Just like what you choose to feed your family, the choices you make for your home play a big role in your family’s health. From air quality to water quality and more, there’s a lot we can do to make our homes a healthier place to live. If you want a home that promotes health and well-being, these projects are a great place to start. Watch Out for VOCs Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are a major contributor to indoor air pollution — and they’re […]
  • Tips for Settling into a New CityMaking Yourself at Home: Tips for Settling into a New City
    Making Yourself at Home: Tips for Settling into a New City     Anyone who has ever packed up their belongings and relocated to a new city knows that getting settled in and familiar with strange new surroundings is, first and foremost, a process that takes time. You have to orient yourself and learn how to get around, which will probably involve getting lost two or three times until you’ve got it figured out. Then there’s finding out where the nearest grocery and pharmacy are, not to mention the dry cleaner, the veterinarian, the […]
  • Job Relocation Forces SaleJob Relocation Forces Sale
    Job Relocation Forces Sale Ron found a job over 90 miles away.  Hard to leave this updated condo with this AWESOME View! The buyer walked in during the first open house and said WOW! She made an accepted offer and escrow opened in EIGHT DAYS! Signal Hill is in the HEART of Long Beach.  Close to shopping and parks.   1995 Molino Ave #103, Signal Hill is one of only 9 units in the View Crest Complex. Click here to see more photos!   Carol Gilles, of The RealEstate Group, has been working with buyers and sellers since 1979.  She has […]
  • Got a spare hour or so? Declutter!Got a spare hour or so? Declutter!
      Are you tired of stuffing things into your closets and drawers?  I  was once told that if I want to buy something new, I need to make room for it and get rid of something or somethings!  If you are considering selling your home, do you want to move everything?  Here are 25 quick ideas to decluttering without overwhelming you.  Get the whole family to help! Got a spare hour or so? It’s time to start tossing. Grab a trash bag, a recycling bin and a few donation boxes and get down to business. Working room by room, here are the things you […]

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

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“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

“Extra helpful.” -- Oct 2014

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“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

“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

“Quick to Respond.” -- Oct 2014

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“Carol was great! She helped guide us through the process of buying our home. Quick to respond to questions and available to assist with whatever we needed.”

Mike & Susan Watson

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

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“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 R.

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

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“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

“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 could not have bought this place without your efforts!” -- Oct 2014

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We Are Lucky We Chose You As Our Agent! Thank you soooo much for your help. Scott and I enjoyed this first time home buying experience with you as well. Thanks to your knowledge, advices, and quick responses. We could not have bought this place without your efforts! You are very reliable and responsible. We are lucky we chose you as our agent. I will definitely recommend you to all of my relative and friends if they selling or purchasing properties. Stop by anytime at our new place.
Miki Ikesue & Scott Alexander

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  • Will Surging Unemployment Crush Home Sales? April 6, 2020
    Ten million Americans lost their jobs over the last two weeks. The next announced unemployment rate on May 8th is expected to be in the double digits. Because the health crisis brought the economy to a screeching halt, many are feeling a personal financial crisis. James Bullard, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. […]
  • The Housing Market Is Positioned to Help the Economy Recover [INFOGRAPHIC] April 3, 2020
    Some Highlights Expert insights are painting a bright future for housing when the economy bounces back – and it will. We may be facing challenging economic times today, but the housing market is poised to help the economy recover, not drag it down. Let’s connect to make sure you’re informed and ready when it’s time […]
  • Looking to the Future: What the Experts Are Saying April 2, 2020
    As our lives, our businesses, and the world we live in change day by day, we’re all left wondering how long this will last. How long will we feel the effects of the coronavirus? How deep will the impact go? The human toll may forever change families, but the economic impact will rebound with a […]
  • The #1 Thing You Can Do Now to Position Yourself to Buy a Home This Year April 1, 2020
    The last few weeks and months have caused a major health crisis throughout the world, leading to a pause in the U.S. economy as businesses and consumers work to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The rapid spread of the virus has been compared to prior pandemics and outbreaks not seen in many years. It […]
  • The Economic Impact of Buying a Home March 31, 2020
    We’re in a changing real estate market, and life, in general, is changing too – from how we grocery shop and meal prep to the ways we can interact with our friends and neighbors. Even practices for engaging with agents, lenders, and all of the players involved in a real estate transaction are changing to […]
  • The Best Advice Does Not Mean Perfect Advice March 30, 2020
    The angst caused by the coronavirus has most people on edge regarding both their health and financial situations. It’s at times like these when we want exact information about anything we’re doing – even the correct protocol for grocery shopping. That information brings knowledge, and this gives us a sense of relief and comfort. If […]