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  • Tips on How to Reduce Your Debt if You Want to Become a Homeowner
    Tips on How to Reduce Your Debt if You Want to Become a Homeowner   Since the status of your finances is what is going to dictate how much home you can afford, it is a good idea to have as little debt as possible if you want to go into this process worry-free. But even if you do happen to have a lot of debt, you can still make your property dreams come true; the key is figuring out how to reduce your debt to an acceptable level. Read on for some tips from Realtor Carol Gilles of The RealEstate Group. Look into your budget If you […]
  • Torrance Living History
      Torrance is a city located in Los Angeles County in southern California, United States.  Torrance was founded in 1911 by Jared Sidney Torrance and was promoted as a planned industrial community. It was part of Rancho San Pedro, a Spanish land grant of 1822. The city saw significant growth and development throughout the 20th century, particularly in the areas of population growth, economic development, and urban expansion. Living in Torrance offers residents an urban suburban mix feel. The city is home to a lot of restaurants, coffee […]
  • Mansion TaxTHE MANSION TAX
    THE MANSION TAX What is the Mansion Tax?  Who pays? In November 2022, Los Angeles voters approved Measure ULA. This will help provide more money to fight homelessness. Where is the money coming from? When you sell your property priced from $5,000,000 to $10,000,000, you will pay an additional 4% property tax. For those properties selling in the $10,000,000 & higher, you will pay an additional 5%! OUCH! This is in addition to the LA City transfer fee of 4.5% plus the LA County transfer fee of 1.1%. So, what do you think will happen??? Home […]
  • DIY or ProA Beginner’s Guide: What to Expect from the Home Renovations Process
    A Beginner’s Guide: What to Expect from the Home Renovations Process   Home renovations can boost the value of your home and make it a more comfortable space to enjoy. While there are benefits, renovating a property is a big job that requires time, effort, and money. If you’ve never gone through the process before, it’s helpful to know what to expect. The below guide explains what to anticipate when renovating your home for the first time and provides tips on how to make it go smoothly.   Educate yourself about the […]
  • Settle into New City with Your Pet12 Resources to Settle into a New City with Your Pet
    12 Resources to Settle into a New City with Your Pet   You’ve decided to relocate to the Golden State with your pet. First of all — congratulations! You’re about to experience life in a perfect climate where plenty of activities and opportunities abound. Now, it’s time to get your pet (and yourself) ready for the move. Realtor Carol Gilles has listed 12 tips and resources to help you settle in.   Work With Professionals Finding professional services in your new area is an excellent place to start.   Research various […]
  • Golf Course at New HorizonsUpgrade or Move? How to Make Senior-Friendly Housing Decisions
    Upgrade or Move? How to Make Senior-Friendly Housing Decisions As you age, your physical abilities can change, and you may need to reevaluate your living accommodations and potentially look for a home that’s more manageable and easier to navigate. You may choose between finding something that’s more appropriate for your current needs, retrofitting your current home, or even looking at long-term care options. Realtor Carol Gilles can help you find the right property for your unique circumstances.   Your Physical Abilities […]


“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

“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

“We liked that you kept us informed on a weekly basis at minimum.” -- Oct 2014

You Were A Godsend! The sale process with you as our agent was truly an easy experience. We liked that you kept us informed on a weekly basis at minimum, we liked that you always returned our phone calls promptly and your were always happy to answer even the silliest of our questions? You were a Godsend and we were glad we had your knowledge and expertise. Lorie & John Guba

“Thank you for assisting us in selling our property.” -- Oct 2014

“Thank you for assisting us in selling our property. Since this was our first experience in selling real estate, my husband and I appreciated your friendly advice and step-by-step helpfulness so we could move on.” ~ Rita Houlihan

Long distance sale -- Nov 2021

  I live in Palm Desert, my condo was in Gardena. Carol went over and above to make this work Barbara Smith

“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

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

“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  task driven and always follows up in a timely manner. I really appreciate her excellent customer service skills.”   Ron McGinnis

Sold in One Day! -- Apr 2022

Carol sold my property the same day the property photos are on MLS. It took me eight years to decide to sale. During that eight years, Carol gave me good advise on how to upgrade my property and how to prepare for the sale. Right the listing was out, she brought in an offer. Before I realized it, it was sold. Definitely exceed my expectation. During the eight year, I could have select other realtor. I am glad I did not switch. Carol is the best! Ying Wei

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