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  • 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 […]
  • Larger.Home.for.Home.Business (1)Finding a Larger Home for Your Home Business
        Finding a Larger Home for Your Home Business Though it’s ultimately a positive thing, unexpected business growth can be a confusing and overwhelming development. When looking for a larger house to support your home business expansion, doing so in an organized manner will help you keep your company operational during the transition.   Assessing Your Business’s Needs The first step in this process is determining what aspects of your business are growing, and what needs your current house is unable to meet. Perhaps you […]
  • 5 Ways House Flipping Can Be Lucrative for Seniors5 Ways House Flipping Can Be Lucrative for Seniors
    5 Ways House Flipping Can Be Lucrative for Seniors   If you’re a senior wanting to expand your business opportunities, consider house flipping. It can be fun and profitable even if you’re not knowledgeable about real estate. Look at five reasons seniors such as actress Diane Keaton love this line of work.   Houses in Beach Cities Command Attractive Prices   Many beach-adjacent homes sell for a premium. To make money flipping houses, you find low-priced properties that need work, whether it’s a little work or a […]
  • Starting Your JourneyStart Your Next Journey: How to Seamlessly Move to a New State
          Start Your Next Journey: How to Seamlessly Move to a New State   Moving is one of the most complex and challenging changes to go through. If you plan to move out of state, you may be excited about the new experience, but it can also come with anxiety and uncertainty. However, as Realtor Carol Gilles explains, the more you prepare, the more you can curb your fears.   Prep for Your Move with Research, Communication, and Online Doctors Look into the real estate market before you start house hunting. Insider tips may […]
  • Redondo BeachMusic for Summer 2022
    Music for Summer 2022 Do you have songs that remind you of different times in your life?  I do – especially those during the Summer of 1969.  So let’s check out these Summer Concerts and the Music for Summer 2022 to see if you can make musical memories.  The South Bay venues are Redondo Beach – Fisherman’s Wharf;  Rancho Palos Verdes – Terranea Resort; Manhattan Beach – Polliwog Park. So check your calendar, grab your friends and get on your dancing shoes!   […]

Testimonials

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

“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

“Carol, Thank you!” -- Oct 2014

“Carol, Thank you! We would like to thank you for helping us find our (beautiful) new home and selling our other property. We really love the old home. It was tough to leave our first home, wonderful neighborhood and friends. This is new beginning for our future. I have attached a copy of the note I will leave in the Huntington Lane home for the new owners. It gives some instruction on the Jacuzzi, heater, and alarm. I hope they enjoy the property as much as we have over the last 8 years.” ~ Maria & Rich Contino

“We felt that you were truly representing us.” -- Oct 2014

“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

“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

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

“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

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

What 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

“We couldn’t have done it without you!” -- Oct 2014

“These past eight or nine months have been so crazy, with the birth of our baby girl to Ed changing job, to the whole emotionally draining process of buying a home. We couldn’t have done it without you, Carol!” “Thank you so much for your hardwork, and even more than hardwork, your emotional support through it all.” “Thank you so much for staying up late to put in offers, for always responding to our messages quickly, for being patient with our often indecisiveness and of course, your must thank your husband for us for his wonderful babysitting that Sunday afternoon!” “We would refer you to anyone looking to buy a home in a heartbeat!” Dr Ed & Sue Lee

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  • Winter Home Selling Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC] December 2, 2022
    Some Highlights As you get ready to sell your house, focus on tasks that make it inviting, show it’s cared for, and boost your curb appeal. This list will help you get started, but don’t forget, a real estate professional will provide other helpful tips based on your specific situation. Let’s connect so you have […]
  • What You Want To Know If You’re Pursuing Your Dream of Homeownership December 1, 2022
    If you’re a young adult, you may be thinking about your goals and priorities for the months and years ahead. And if homeownership ranks high on your goal sheet, you’re in good company. Many of your peers are also pursuing their dream of owning a home. The 2022 Millennial & Gen Z Borrower Sentiment Report […]
  • Why There Won’t Be a Flood of Foreclosures Coming to the Housing Market November 30, 2022
    With the rapid shift that’s happened in the housing market this year, some people are raising concerns that we’re destined for a repeat of the crash we saw in 2008. But in truth, there are many key differences between what’s happening today and the bubble in the early 2000s. One of the reasons this isn’t […]
  • 3 Ways You Can Use Your Home Equity November 29, 2022
    If you’re a homeowner, odds are your equity has grown significantly over the last few years as home prices skyrocketed and you made your monthly mortgage payments. Home equity builds over time and can help you achieve certain goals. According to the latest Equity Insights Report from CoreLogic, the average borrower with a home loan has almost $300,000 in equity […]
  • Your House Could Be the #1 Item on a Homebuyer’s Wish List During the Holidays November 28, 2022
    Each year, homeowners planning to make a move are faced with a decision: sell their house during the holidays or wait. And others who have already listed their homes may think about removing their listings and waiting until the new year to go back on the market. The truth is many buyers want to purchase […]
  • Home Sweet Home: The Emotional Benefits of Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC] November 25, 2022
    Some Highlights While there are many financial perks to owning a home, there are also powerful non-financial benefits to consider if you’re thinking about making a move. Homeownership allows you to express yourself, gives you greater privacy and comfort, enhances your connection to your community and loved ones, and is an achievement to feel proud […]