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  • 1957 Gale AveNew Long Beach Duplex Listing
    New Long Beach Duplex Listing Check out this new Long Beach Duplex Listing at 1957-1959 Gale Ave in the Westside of Long Beach. Tree-lined street with alley access and close to 710 freeway.  2 separate homes each with a backyard and storage building.   Front house has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and rear home has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath + den.  Live in one and rent the other.  MLS #SB22009060.  Click here for more information or call Carol at 310-864-9738.     Carol Gilles, Realtor with The RealEstate Group has been helping buyers and sellers […]
  • Moving & Starting Your Own Business Doesn't Need to Be OverwhelmingMoving and Starting Your Business Doesn’t Need to be Overwhelming
    Image via Pexels Moving and Starting Your Business Doesn’t Need to be Overwhelming Considering a move while starting a business can feel overwhelming. At the same time, it could be the best thing you do for yourself and your new venture if the space in your home is limited. The truth is, during these unconventional times, many people are opting to do just that, and buying a bigger home to suit business needs is a great way to start a new adventure. So here are some tips from Carol Gilles to get you started on the next big chapter of your life. […]
  • Get Your Home Show ReadyHow to Get Your Home Show-Ready Without Sacrificing Self-Care: Tips for Busy Parents
    Photo via Rawpixel How to Get Your Home Show-Ready Without Sacrificing Self-Care: Tips for Busy Parents Selling your home while managing a busy household is a challenging undertaking. If you have young kids, your schedule is likely packed full as it is! How are you supposed to find the time to get your home ready for the market? And how can you keep the place show-ready when your kids are happy living in a state of disarray? If you’re a busy parent and your home sale is testing your limits, take steps to plan ahead and relieve some stress. […]
  • DIY or PRO?DIY or Pro? Know What to Choose for Your Next Home Improvement Project
    DIY or Pro? Know What to Choose for Your Next Home Improvement Project     DIY projects can be a great way to save money. However, if you don’t possess adequate knowledge, skills, and experience for the DIY projects you undertake, it can end up costing you ample amounts of money and time. When it comes down to it, there are some projects that are perfect for DIYers and some that should be left to the pros. To help you prevent some costly mistakes, this article from Realtor Carol Gilles outlines a few projects in each of those […]
  • RB Performing Arts CenterMarket Update for Redondo Beach 90278 – September 2021
    Market Update for Redondo Beach 90278 Let’s talk about the Market Update for Redondo Beach Ca 90278.  How is the single family market selling since July 1, 2021? There have been 51 single family homes sold since July 1, 2021 until now.  Average days on the market was 12 days with average sales price of $1,423,848. There are 13 active listings with asking prices from $1,060,000 up to $3,259,000 with an average square foot of 2190 sf.  Check out the stats for this week below. Are you searching for your next home in Redondo Beach, Ca 90278? Check […]
  • Rancho Palos VerdesMarket Update for Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 – September 2021
    Market Update for Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 Let’s talk about the Market Update for Rancho Palos Verdes 90275.  How is the single family market selling since July 1, 2021? There have been 125 single family homes sold since  July 1, 2021 until now.  Average days on the market was 19 days with average sales price of $2,043,286. There are 42 active listings with asking prices from $1,390,000 up to $6,290,000 with an average square foot of 3299 sf.  Check out the stats for this week below. Are you searching for your next home in Rancho Palos Verdes […]

Testimonials

“Thanks so much for your help in the sale of our home in Torrance.” -- Oct 2014

“Thanks so much! Thanks so much for your help in the sale of our home in Torrance. It went so fast it made our heads spin.”
Bob & Juanita Roberts

Long distance sale -- Nov 2021

 

Galley KitchenI live in Palm Desert, my condo was in Gardena. Carol went over and above to make this work

Barbara Smith

“Carol is very professional and was attentive to our desires for the perfect home.” -- Oct 2014

2418 w Lincoln StFirst – time Buyers … we are Grateful! My husband and I were first time home buyers. Carol helped us understand the intricate process of purchasing a new home. She was always available to answer questions or alleviate any concerns we might have. Carol is very professional and was attentive to our desires for the perfect home. We are grateful for the hard work Carol put in to get us into our new home. Thanks again Carol. You are the best!
Trudy & Roger Anderson

“She truly cares for her clients feelings” -- Jun 2015

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

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

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

“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

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

“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.”

 

Carol gets it done! -- Aug 2020

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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  • Why Right Now Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Sellers January 27, 2022
    If you’re thinking about selling your house in 2022, you truly have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at your fingertips. When selling anything, you always hope for strong demand for the item coupled with a limited supply. That maximizes your leverage when you’re negotiating the sale. Home sellers are in that exact situation right now. Here’s why. […]
  • Are You a Homeowner Thinking About Climate Change? January 26, 2022
    Americans are more aware than ever of the effects climate change and natural disasters can have on their homes. According to a report from realtor.com: “More than 3 in 4 recent buyers, 78%, took [natural disasters] into account when choosing the locations of their homes, . . .” The study also found that many existing […]
  • The Next Generation of Homebuyers Is Here January 25, 2022
    Many members of Generation Z (Gen Z) are aging into adulthood and deciding whether to rent or buy a home. If you find yourself in this group, it’s important to understand you’re never too young to start thinking about homeownership. The sooner you start planning, the sooner you can move on from renting. As you […]
  • Why Pre-Approval Is Key for Homebuyers in 2022 January 24, 2022
    You may have heard that it’s important to get pre-approved for a mortgage at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what does that really mean, and why is it so important? Especially in today’s market, with rising home prices and high buyer competition, it’s crucial to have a pre-approval letter prior to making an offer. Here’s why. Being intentional […]
  • Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment [INFOGRAPHIC] January 21, 2022
    Some Highlights According to a Gallup poll, real estate has been rated the best long-term investment for eight years in a row. Real estate tops the list because you’re not just buying a place to call home – you’re investing in your future. Real estate is typically considered a stable and secure asset that can […]
  • Buyers Want To Know: Why Is Housing Supply Still So Low? January 20, 2022
    One key question that’s top of mind for homebuyers this year is: why is it so hard to find a house to buy? The truth is, we’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, so real estate is ultra-competitive for buyers right now. The number of buyers searching for a home greatly outweighs how many homes are […]