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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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  • How to Have a Smooth Moving Experience In CaliforniaHow to Have a Smooth Moving Experience In California
    How to Have a Smooth Moving Experience In California Nothing can help you enter the next phase of your life quite like moving homes. And if you’re moving to California (or remaining here), you can expect perfect weather and plenty of activities to enjoy, among many other benefits. With that said, moving requires a lot of time, energy, and money. But if you come at it with a plan, as well as some help from Carol Gilles, an Experienced Torrance Realtor, you can set yourself up for a smooth experience. Below is a brief list of tips and resources […]

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“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

“You are a tireless worker!” -- Oct 2014

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We have dubbed you Queen of Follow-up! Thanks for sticking with us through all the high, low and just-plain-weird times. We really appreciate the way you cheerfully showed us house after house after house? We have dubbed you Queen of Follow-up. You are a tireless worker!
~ Alan, Laura & Kayla Braun

“She is aggressive and honest.” -- Oct 2014

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“Carol makes an appointment and keeps it. She is aggressive and honest and that is the first reason we chose Carol to be our representative.”

Bessie & Charles Neihoff

“Thanks for taking such good care of us, we couldn’t have done it without you!” -- Oct 2014

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“In all our dealings with Realtors over the past ten years, we have never met anyone as helpful and energetic as you have been. Without hesitation, we would highly recommend your service to anyone who is looking for an experienced Realtor who cares about getting things done and doing them right! Thanks for taking such good care of us, we couldn’t have done it without you!
27 Offers + Sold for 50k OVER Full Price! Carol was our real estate agent when we bought our house in Gardena in 1992. She did such an outstanding job that we decided to use her again when put our house on the market in March, 2013. We showed the house for three days and had 46 showings and 27 offers. Thanks, Carol for all the hard work and another great job. I recommend Carol to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate.”
Gary & Judy Brooke

Carol is like Family to Us! -- Aug 2020

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Thanks from Neile & Bobby Tang
Thanks from Neile & Bobby Tang

We’ve known and been working with Carol for over 20 years. She’s is the best agent in the South Bay. Carol is very knowledgeable, professional and responsive to all your needs, she is like family to us. Carol has a great team working with her, from marketing, selling and escrow, she’s the best! Thank you Carol for all your help.

Neile, Bobby and Jordan and Madison : )

 

Great second time experience with Carol -- Jul 2020

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667 Huron PlCarol has been a fabulous agent both during a prior sale and for a recent buy. She is very detail oriented and highly knowledgeable and will 667 Huron Plgive you honest and sound guidance during the buy/sell process. Like many people who excel in their chosen fields, Carol truly enjoys what she does. Additionally, it can be difficult to find a representative that sincerely puts your interests above all else — I can attest that Carol is one of those agents.

The Kim Family

“You were ALWAYS there to answer questions.” -- Oct 2014

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You stuck with US for as LONG as it took ….. We just wanted to send you a quick note to say THANK YOU. We really can’t thank you enough. You stuck with us for as long as it took, (and it took a while for us to get our stuff together). You were ALWAYS there to answer questions, even when you were on vacation. You were totally honest, helpful and just made our home buying experience wonderful. We will highly recommend you to anyone needing a Realtor. You went over and beyond to help us out and we appreciate it more than we can express. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Hannah and Chris Froeschle

Carol gets it done! -- Aug 2020

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12572 Fieldstone Ln #86 Carol gets it done!  She’s professional and friendly, thorough and detailed, and keeps you moving forward on your path 12572 Fieldstone Ln #86to a perfect home! 

 

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    The housing market made an incredible recovery in 2020 and is now positioned for an even stronger year in 2021. Record-low mortgage interest rates are a driving factor in this continued momentum, with average rates hovering at historic all-time lows. According to the latest Realtors Confidence Index Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), buyer demand across the country is […]