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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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  • Market Update for Torrance Ca 90503 – Fall 2020
    Market Update for Torrance Ca 90503 Let’s talk about the Market Update for Torrance Ca 90503.  As we enter the Fall of 2020, there have been 110 single family homes sold since January 1, 2020.  Sales prices are from $745,000 up to $1,885,000.  In 2019, from January thru September, there were 135 sales from $680,000 up to $1,525,000. There are 14 active listings with asking prices from $749,000 up to $1,495,000 with an average square foot of 1698 sf.  Check out the stats for this week below. Are you searching for your next home in […]
  • 1731 248th stIs it still a Seller’s Market in Lomita, Ca 90717?
    Is it Still a Seller’s Market in Lomita, Ca 90717 Market Update for Lomita, Ca 90717 Click here to see if it is Still a Seller’s Market in Lomita, Ca 90717. Check the Market Update for Lomita, Ca 90717.  As we enter the Fall of 2020, there have been 41 single family homes sold since March 1, 2020.  Sales prices are from $570,000 up to $1,180,000.  In 2019, from March thru August,  there were 63 sales from $390,000 up to $1,250,000. There are 8 active listings with asking prices from $599,000 up to $1,250,000 with an average square […]
  • 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 […]
  • All the DaysTorrance Theatre Company Presents
    Torrance Theatre Company Presents The last in our PLAY-AT-HOME Series  on Sunday, July 26 at 6pm, the TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY presents “ALL THE DAYS”.  It’s a  LIVE Staged Reading that you can enjoy from your couch!  So grab dinner & your family around your computer to enjoy our show! ALL THE DAYS is written by Shayrn Rothstein and directed by our talented Rachel Baumsten.  It’s a story of one young man’s bar mitzvah and all of the family & friends past & present relationships.  It’s a warm, […]
  • From Selling to BuyingFrom Selling to Buying
    It’s Moving Day! From Selling to Buying What does it take to go from Selling to Buying?  Well sometimes it may take a few years with a few detours.  Vanessa Kim owned a town home in Torrance, When her husband, Jerry, was accepted to a specialized medicine program in Houston,  off they went. Time for Dr Kim to go back to school. So Vanessa called Carol to sell her Torrance town home.  That was in 2017.   The family of 4 moved to Houston and returned to Southern California in 2019, now a family of 5!  They moved to Orange County to be […]
  • Downtown Torrance DiningOutside Dining – Downtown Torrance
    Outside Dining – Downtown Torrance Torrance now has Outside Dining in Downtown Torrance.  From July 10 – July 12, you can dine “under the stars”.  Is your favorite restaurant on this list? Friday, July 10, 4 – 10 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Street closure will be in effect Friday, July 10,  2 p.m. – Monday, July 12, 7 a.m. Participating Restaurants Local Kitchen Chado Tea Room Madre! Kappo Irifune La Capilla Tortilla Cantina Red Car Brewery The Depot […]

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I’m extremely impressed with Carol’s work! -- Aug 2020

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Carol Helps Another Family Move to Torrance.jpg2514 nelson #3“I’m extremely impressed with Carol’s work! She is efficient, fast and gets the job done! We would like to thank her for all her hard work! Wonderful person and a future of long term friendship ahead”

Sherri & Don Wright

I contacted Carol to help list and sell my home -- Aug 2020

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20201 Village Green DrWhat more can you possibly ask for when looking for a realtor? Passionate, knowledgeable, experienced, friendly, patient. All those describes Carol Gilles. She helped me purchase my first home a few years back and from the very beginning when I first met her, she made every conversation as comfortable as if you’re talking to a long time friend. All relevant information was presented clearly and concisely. Fast-forward to 2016, I made the decision to sell my home and without any hesitation, I contacted Carol to help list and sell my home. I had the same expectations from Carol and she didn’t disappoint. If you’re looking to buy/sell and want a low stress experience, I highly recommend Carol to anyone.

Alan Hy

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

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1913-15 Arlington Ave“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

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

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1995 Molino #103“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  Ron McGinnis Testimonialtask driven and always follows up in a timely manner. I really appreciate her excellent customer service skills.”

 

Ron McGinnis

“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

Carol is definitely one of a kind! -- Aug 2020

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“Carol is definitely one of a kind! I’m happy she was on my side. She always answered any and all questions that I may have had. Also, Carol  was very patient. I wouldn’t have tolerated someone as myself for one minute! Carol hung in there with me every step of the way making a stressful process so much easier.
Carol kept my best interest first from start to finish. ”

Jerry McGill

“We appreciated your keeping us informed through all of the problems.” -- Oct 2014

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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

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  • Selling Your House Is the Right Move, Right Now [INFOGRAPHIC] October 23, 2020
    Some Highlights Demand from homebuyers has skyrocketed this year, which means today’s sellers are poised to win big. This ideal moment in time to sell your house won’t last forever, though. With more sellers coming to the market in the spring, waiting until next year means buyers will have more choices, so your home may […]
  • Home Values Projected to Keep Rising October 22, 2020
    As we enter the final months of 2020 and continue to work through the challenges this year has brought, some of us wonder what impact continued economic uncertainty could have on home prices. Looking at the big picture, the rules of supply and demand will give us the clearest idea of what is to come. […]
  • Why Today’s Options Will Save Homeowners from Foreclosure October 21, 2020
    Many housing experts originally voiced concern that the mortgage forbearance program (which allows families impacted financially by COVID to delay mortgage payments to a later date) could lead to an increase in foreclosures when forbearances end. Some originally forecasted that up to 30% of homeowners would choose to enter forbearance. Less than 10% actually did, […]
  • Americans Are Gaining Confidence in the Economy October 20, 2020
    The September Jobs Report issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate dropped to 7.9%. Though that percentage is well below what experts projected earlier this year, it still means millions of people are without work. There’s no way to minimize the tremendous impact this pandemic-induced recession continues to have on […]
  • Real Estate Continues to Show Unprecedented Strength This Year October 19, 2020
    The 2020 housing market has surpassed all expectations and continues to drive the nation’s economic recovery. The question is, will this positive trend continue throughout the rest of the year, especially given the uncertainty around the current health crisis, the upcoming election, and more? Here’s a look at what several industry-leading experts have to say. […]
  • How to Prepare for a Bidding War [INFOGRAPHIC] October 16, 2020
    Some Highlights With so few houses available on the market today, being ready for a bidding war is essential for prospective homebuyers. From pre-approval to making your best offer, here are three tips to make sure you can act quickly and confidently when you find the perfect home. Let’s connect today to be sure you […]