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Welcome to the premier resource for all real estate information and services in the area. I hope you enjoy your visit and explore everything my real estate website has to offer, including Torrance, South Bay Beaches, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Long Beach and Orange County real estate listings, information for homebuyers and sellers, and more About Us, your professional Torrance Realtor.
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  • Key Tips for Staging an Open HouseBright, Clean, and Uncluttered: Key Tips for Staging an Open House
      Bright, Clean, and Uncluttered: Key Tips for Staging an Open House A little salesmanship can go a long way, especially if you’re trying to impress prospective home buyers. For homeowners, that means doing a good job staging an open house. Most realtors will tell you that an open house is an indispensable step in marketing your home, an opportunity to attract as many buyers as possible to your home and impress with features that really make your house stand out. Picking up loose items, repainting, and decluttering are a few of the more […]
  • Millneials moving outMillennial Moving Guide
    Thank you to Millennial Moving Guide created from Ward North American Carol Gilles, of the RealEstate Group, has been helping home buyers and  home sellers for over 39 years, including providing you with the best moving companies who make your move stress-free! Carol can be reached at 310-864-9738 or Carol@CarolGilles.com […]
  • Hpusehold HangupsSimple Solutions for Everyday Household Hangups
    Simple Solutions for Everyday Household Hangups Things break, and while that’s just part of life, sometimes it can feel like everything in the house is breaking at the same time. On the upside, most everyday household troubles have simple solutions. Instead of letting those issues irritate you and hang you up, there are ample opportunities for putting things back into good working order. Are You in Over Your Head? Most of the time, homeowners can proceed with confidence when it comes to household repairs and maintenance issues. There are ample […]
  • Stress Free Moving ChecklistStress Free Moving Checklist
    Stress Free Moving Checklist Stress Free Moving Checklist from EE Ward Moving and Storage   Carol Gilles, of the RealEstate Group, has been helping home buyers and  home sellers for over 39 years, including providing you with the best moving companies who make your move stress-free! Carol can be reached at 310-864-9738 or Carol@CarolGilles.com […]
  • Hire Professional RenovationWhen to Hire Professional Renovation Help
    When to Hire Professional Renovation Help   Thanks to the rise of dedicated home-repair channels like HGTV and the DIY Network, it is more popular than ever for homeowners to take on large home renovation projects themselves.  However, it is important for homeowners to be aware of their abilities when looking at large projects.  Certain types of home repair endeavors should be left to the professionals, whether to preserve the safety of the home or of the person handling the repair, or because the cost of a do-it-yourself project far […]
  • Pine Wind Japanese GardenHappy New Year 2019 from Carol Gilles
    Happy New Year 2019 from Carol Gilles     Carol Gilles has been a professional Realtor since 1979.  She is successfully working with both Home Sellers, Home Buyers and Investors in Southern California.   May 2019 be YOUR year to buy or sell a first or second home or income property.  Let’s talk about YOUR options!  You can reach reach me at 310-864-9738.   HAPPY NEW YOU in 2019! […]

Testimonials

“You made buying a home so easy for my wife and I.” -- Oct 2014

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“You made buying a home so easy for my wife and I. We were grateful for how much patience you used in answering all of our questions and taking us to look at so many houses. You never pushed us into looking at something we were not interested in. We strongly recommend you to anyone looking at buying a new home.”

 

“If we ever outgrow this home, we’ll definitely be calling you!” -- Oct 2014

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“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

“Specialized in the South Bay area” -- Oct 2018

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Seller is SO Happy that we Closed Escrow!Hi Carol,  I’m sorry for response too late.  You did excellent job for me. You are very much specialized on south bay area.  I would recommend any buyer or seller for her job. I am very happy about her professional manner. Carol did great job on multiple listing and great sales too !

Sunny Kashahara

“Always with a Smile!” -- Jan 2019

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Always with a Smile!I would just like to invite Carol Gilles to help you with any needs you might have buying or selling your house. We were very happy when we Always with a Smile!found her . She helped first in selling our Condo in Long Beach and then very helpful in our purchase of a house in Lakewood. Always with a smile! Happy Holidays from the Hopkins

“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

“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

“We couldn’t be happier.” -- Oct 2014

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“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

“Thanks again for all your help.” -- Oct 2014

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“Thanks so much for your expertise in helping us close our short sale of our property in Torrance last week. You were constantly in touch with our buyers agent and B of A during the time it took to obtain the banks approval and final closing of our sale. Without this constant attention on your part the process would have been much more difficult than it turned out to be. Your knowledge of the banks Equator online short sale system made the process much easier for all of us. Thanks again for all your help. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone doing a real estate transaction.”
~ David & Carole Shaver

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  • Top Days to List Your Home for Sale [INFOGRAPHIC] May 17, 2019
    Some Highlights: ATTOM Data Solutions conducted an analysis of more than 29 million single family home and condo sales over the past eight years to determine the top days to list your home for sale. The top five days to list your home brought in a 10% premium over market value and are all in […]
  • What is Really Happening with Home Prices? May 16, 2019
    Home values have softened over the last twelve months. We are no longer seeing 6-7% annual appreciation levels for the national housing market. The current numbers are closer to 4%. Some have suggested that year-over-year appreciation levels could fall to 3% or less this year. However, a stronger-than-expected economy and a good spring housing market […]
  • 4 Tips for Making a Competitive Offer May 15, 2019
    So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call ‘home,’ and you’ve finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee that your dream of making this house yours comes true! Below are 4 steps […]
  • New Research Shows Housing Is Affordable For First-Time Buyers May 14, 2019
    Home prices have been on the rise for the last seven years, leading many housing market analysts to conclude that first-time homebuyers are being shut out of the market due to affordability concerns. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports on the percentage of First-Time Home Buyers (FTHB) on a monthly and yearly basis. Their […]
  • A Lack of Inventory Continues to Impact the Housing Market May 13, 2019
    The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up and distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen to their lowest point in years. The market will continue to strengthen in 2019. However, there is one thing that […]
  • A Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC] May 10, 2019
    Some Highlights: An emerging trend for some time now has been the difference between available inventory and demand in the premium and luxury markets and that in the starter and trade-up markets and what those differences are doing to prices! Inventory continues to rise in the luxury and premium home markets which is causing prices […]