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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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  • 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! […]
  • Carol Gilles – 2018 Agent of the Year
    Carol Gilles – 2018 Agent of the Year In December 2018,  The RealEstate Group announced Carol Gilles as 2018 AGENT OF THE YEAR! “Carol exemplifies what The RealEstate Group stands for.  She is a very helpful to her clients as well as to her fellow Realtors. Carol has served as a Board of Director for the South Bay Association of Realtors and is presently a member of the MLS Committee.  She is serving her community as Secretary of the  Torrance Rose Float Association and as well as Publicity Chair for the Friends of the Torrance […]

Testimonials

“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

“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

“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

“Sometimes selling a house is a fun and exciting time.” -- May 2016

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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

“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.”

 

“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

“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

“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

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    Some Highlights: “The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifestyle reasons — including control of living space, flexibility in future decisions, privacy and security, and living in a nice home.” The top reason millennials choose to buy is to have control over their living […]
  • Buyer Demand Surging as Spring Market Begins April 18, 2019
    Last fall, some predicted that the 2019 residential real estate market would be a disaster. There was even belief we might experience a housing crash like the one that occurred during the last decade. However, according to two separate reports*, buyer demand dramatically increased over the last three months, leading into this spring buyers’ market […]
  • Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay? April 17, 2019
    Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have been on the decline since November, now reaching lows last seen in January 2018. According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, rates came in at 4.12% last week! This is great news for anyone who is planning on buying a home this spring! Freddie […]
  • Homeowners: Now Is A Good Time To Sell Your House April 16, 2019
    Every month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases their Seller Traffic Index as a part of their Realtors Confidence Index. In the latest release, NAR reported that homeowners have been reluctant to sell their houses. This is reflected when broken down by state. Only 11 states have a stable level of seller traffic compared […]
  • 3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A Home April 15, 2019
    If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market. Ask yourself the following three questions to help […]