I am blessed to have wonderful clients who appreciate all that I do for them:


Elaine Carlson was a pleasure to work with on our recent real estate transactions. She is knowledgeable and truly understands the nuisances of the market in the South Bay Area. Her attention to detail and professionalism are unmatched and we highly recommend her as an agent for any and all real estate needs. We would welcome the opportunity to work with her again.  -Mike and Lisa


This was my first home buying experience, and I feel extremely fortunate to have found Elaine. Elaine was an absolute joy to work with, and I felt like she really went above and beyond to help me find the best home for my needs.  As a first time home buyer, I was initially intimidated by the entire process (especially in today’s current market). However, Elaine quickly alleviated all of my concerns with her kindness and professionalism. From the outset, Elaine took charge and was a strong advocate for me, while simultaneously gently leading me through the process step-by-step.  I was extremely impressed with Elaine’s extensive knowledge of real estate, attention to detail and ability to negotiate the best possible deal on my behalf. Elaine was also extremely communicative and patient with answering all of my questions, and never once made me feel like a bother.  Overall, Elaine is hands down the best realtor I could have ever asked for, and I am forever grateful to her for helping me close on my dream home.  I highly recommend Elaine Carlson for anyone looking to buy or sell their home!  -Phyllicia


Fantastic agent – Elaine went above and beyond for our first home purchase.  Her experience and knowledge of the realty market combined with her client focused service and patience tot us an amazing house.  -Brice and Chelsea.


Cannot say enough good things about our home buying experience with Elaine Carlson. She went above and beyond to help us find the perfect home in PV. So knowledgeable and patient with us. If you are looking for a home in Southbay/Beach Cities/PV, I highly recommend Elaine.  Elaine is amazing. I would use her again any day. She helped us find our forever home. Thank you Elaine – Phil and Julie


Elaine was simply the best realtor we have ever worked with in our 35 years of moving around the world and through numerous home purchases. Her recommendation to professionally stage the home paid off tenfold. Her willingness to process the multiple offers we received within 48 hours of her listing while on her vacation was amazing. She offered professional feedback on improvements which would help the property sell. She was in constant contact with our escrow company to ensure the closing went smoothly. The photography, brochure and listing she developed were nothing short of perfection. We have been blessed to have used her both to buy and sell our property in California. In closing Elaine is the gold standard for all realtors!   -R.K.


Elaine Carlson has been our real estate agent since 2010. So far, she has handled four real estate transactions for us. We continue to be impressed with Elaine’s real estate knowledge, organization, attention to detail, communication and tech skills, and her friendly attitude. Elaine worked hard for us in order to achieve the BEST outcome in selling and purchasing our properties. She always kept us updated and was always available to us via text, e-mail or phone. We highly recommend Elaine and intend on continuing to use her for any further real estate transactions.  -Mary M.


Elaine was excellent.   Whatever I needed done Elaine was there to handle it. Every time I had a question she was there to answer it either by phone call, email or text. She went above and beyond selling our house. If I ever have to sell or buy another house, Elaine will be the first person I call.   -Lori P.


“From my first communication with Elaine Carlson, I knew I was working with a knowledgeable realtor. Elaine professionally evaluated the property I was selling, helped me set a price I was happy with and that was competitive for selling quickly, helped me stage the property, and was always available and responsive to my questions and concerns during the very stressful process of selling real estate! With Elaine guiding me I felt I was in very competent hands throughout the process. You want Elaine Carlson as your partner in any real estate transaction.”   -D Cotter


From our very first conversation to now, two months after closing, Elaine has taken care of every detail to ensure a smooth house hunting, purchase, and closing process. When issues outside of our control arose, Elaine went above and beyond to mitigate them and to ensure we were able to close and move into our home within our timeline. We relocated from out of state and so Elaine was our ‘boots on the ground’ when we couldn’t be there and communicated with us so that we didn’t miss anything. We are grateful for her knowledge and experience, and would recommend her to anyone looking for a home in Palos Verdes.  -Tim and Kim


Elaine is just the best. Very professional, very detail oriented, very personable. -Tony


Elaine is diligent, patient and always professional.  We moved here not knowing the area and with high expectations. Elaine worked with us for over six months scouring the market that was competitive and had very low inventory.  As a result of Elaine’s expertise, we closed on a house that had multiple bids within 24 hours.  We are very thankful that Elaine was recommended to us!  -Paul and Eunice


I have had Elaine Carlson as my agent for a past sale of property and was 100% satisfied with her expertise, professionalism, attention to detail, positive attitude, follow through, and advice. It was an easy decision to hire Elaine again for the sale of my condo. She made the process so easy which is saying a lot given that I lived out-of-state. I cannot say enough good things about Elaine and how she navigated the process of the sale. She always goes above and beyond as a real estate agent and makes sure she represents her clients well. I would not hesitate for a minute to hire Elaine or recommend her to anyone looking to sell or buy property in the area. Hiring Elaine eight years ago as well as this year are by far the best business decisions I have made. I will always be grateful for Elaine Carlson.  -Donna


Elaine Carlson is truly an exceptional realtor. She is knowledgeable of the current real estate trends, provides expert guidance, proactive in addressing questions and concerns, and a pleasure to work with. She is smart, savvy and sharper than the competition!  -Linda and Tom


Elaine has been our realtor multiple times and I have been totally impressed with the whole experience with her.  In fact I shared my experiences with her as an example of what Customer Experience should be like. She makes it very personalized. For many of us, buying a home is an emotional process. We may not even know what we are looking for. She took the time to really understand our needs, and her patience in the process was remarkable. We kept on changing our mind a lot. She provided all the required information, while giving us space to get clarity on what we really wanted. She asks a lot of questions early on so she can narrow the search, without overwhelming us.  Most of all, she is always on top of everything, from the start to the end and beyond! She really made the process as seamless as possible, not only for closing the deal, but also in getting us settled into the new place, providing all the additional resources, support and references in the new neighborhood!  SHE IS WONDERFUL!!!!! – Vanita


We can’t recommend Elaine highly enough.  She is a true professional.  As first time home buyers, we knew nothing about buying a house.  Elaine guided us through every step of the way with skill and attention to detail.  Her knowledge of the process and the area were invaluable.  Elaine went above and beyond our expectation.  She helped us find the right lender, went with me to the city to pull records, set up inspections, even lined up contractor estimates so we knew what our exposure was.  We would have been lost without her!  Even more important than Elaine’s experience is her character.  From the first day we met her, she demonstrated high ethical standards.  We trust her 100%.  Elaine is prompt, courteous, and kind.  She listened and gave us time.  We never felt rushed. Elaine made us feel like we were the most important people and that finding the perfect home was the most important thing to her.  Thank you Elaine!!!  -Jinny and Erik


Elaine did an excellent job with our trust sale considering the two parties of the trust were not entirely cooperative.  She went over and above what was needed to achieve a successful sale. -Paul


For over 18 months Elaine diligently searched to find us our new home and she listed and sold our former home. Elaine Carlson is very knowledgeable about the real estate market and the closing process. She is excellent in keeping us informed and making sure the paper work is correct and in order. She gave us daily updates of progress and worked closely with our lender. As a college real estate educator, I have confidence in her and have referred others to her.  – Botellos


Elaine is a reliable realtor, extremely thorough and very organized. We were fortunate to have her on our side during our last 2 real estate transactions. The 2nd transaction was long and complicated, but Elaine was always ahead of us and kept us abreast of everything in a timely manner. I highly recommend her! – Marie


We have purchased two homes with Elaine Carlson over the past few years. When we were considering the South Bay beach cities/PV area, her local knowledge was invaluable. She is 100% client focused, meaning that she took the time each time to understand our needs and focus our search effectively. Elaine is extremely professional and responsive, typically returning any message within hours if not live. She provided us great perspectives on properties, amenities, local schools and put us in contact with others who could give additional independent advice. She also helped us rent a property and found us great tenants with excellent personal references. We have recommended Elaine to others and would do so any time. – Agrawals

Thorough, knowledgeable, flexible, patient, excellent communicator.
I will recommend her above all others to anyone buying or selling on the Peninsula. – Galen


Elaine’s knowledge and experience definitely makes her #1 in my book. Her personal attention to detail in every matter regarding the sale of my family home made me, as Trustee, feel assured that I made the right choice. From getting the house ready for sale to marketing strategies to negotiating the sales price, Elaine made sure that I was involved and thoroughly understood all documentation and contracts. Elaine has very high standards and her professionalism is way beyond the normal. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a real estate agent. She is truly the best in her field.



When selling a home you have lived in for 20 years, emotions, sentiments and complications run high, and no one can help you more than Elaine Carlson. Elaine executes with an excellent sense of timing, judgment and sensitivity for the seller. She got two contracts on my home in less than a week. Definitely put Elaine at the top of your list in choosing a Realtor to sell your home or to buy a new house.

Jim Schwartz


Elaine Carlson is not only a true professional agent but she will quickly become a lifelong friend. I will always remain indebted to her for guiding me through some unfamiliar situations. Her warm manner will make you feel comfortable at every level. She has only your interests at heart. I recommend her highly for going beyond the scope of her profession in delivering only top quality service.

Mrs. Potampa


I could not have chosen a better agent if I tried.  Elaine Carlson was the ultimate sales associate, knowledgeable in business and thorough in implementing contracts.

P Family Trust


Elaine is a very competent, conscientious, compassionate and charming real estate agent.  We need more agents like Elaine!

Tom & Linda


Elaine was very helpful and made this sale a very pleasant experience.



If I could have scored Betty and Elaine a 10 I would have. They were fantastic. Patient, flexible, professional and thorough. We moved to California from the UK in May completely ignorant of house buying in the USA. They held our hand all the way. I would thoroughly recommend them to any relocating buyer in the future.

Thanks you, Rob and Claire


Elaine was awesome! Very personable, friendly, knowledgeable and on top of it. She took what could have been an awful experience, a great one.



Elaine is the best agent we have worked with. She was responsive, honest, and always had our interest foremost in her mind. There is no one better!

Mike & Keri


Elaine is very professional and never pushy- very important to us. She also is a genuinely nice person – we enjoyed working with her a lot and would definitely recommend to anyone.

Rita & Hans


Our sales associate was extremely thorough every step of the way. We were so happy she was on our side and looking out for us though all our transactions.

Marie & Paul


You have been a delight to work with and entrusting you with the sale of our family home is one of the best decisions I have made! I so appreciate you!

Donna Deyo


Elaine Carlson is the most personable and professional realtor we have ever worked with over the years. She knows the business and does whatever it takes to ensure all parties are satisfied with the transaction. She is fantastic!

Carol Smith


We set our standards very high. We interviewed 6 other agents. Elaine was by far the best prepared and produced the most professional package. We would not hesitate to use her services again.

Erik Andrews


Elaine Carlson was extremely professional and made the entire buying process a breeze. She often went out of her way to accommodate buyer’s needs even when it was not related to actual transaction. Her follow ups were immaculate, and calls were promptly returned. Thank you for all your hard work!

Raj and Meena


Elaine was an indispensable help in assisting me to sell my parents’ house. For me, a major concern was selling an older house that was not mine. There were many extra things to take care of in relation to selling the house. Elaine was always there to take care of all of my concerns and mediate with the buyer. She was always professional and her attention to detail and follow up was always exceptional. I would recommend her to anyone considering selling or purchasing property.

Russell Barclay


Elaine Carlson helped us put our house on the market at the exact right moment and at the appropriate asking price. While other houses didn’t sell and hadn’t sold, we had offers above asking price before the open house. She knew what we needed to do to get the house ready to sell. We are so grateful for her management of the details and clear presentation of the facts we needed in order to make decisions. We couldn’t have had a better experience selling our house.

Susie and Steve Willigrod


Elaine was so great when I was looking for a place for my brother. She was very nice and efficient, thorough and friendly. She was so understanding and that made me feel I was dealing with a real friend rather than a business transaction. I appreciated her energy, understanding and help.



We just want to thank you for making the house buying process as easy as possible. You are more than what we expected. Thanks for your good communication with us. We are happy with our first house and we couldn’t have done it without your help. Hoping to do business with you again in the future.

Sharon and Emery


We had an excellent experience with Elaine as our agent. She always listened and was extremely professional. She continually put our interest first. I recommend Elaine to those looking for the ultimate realtor.

Cindy and Mike Southgate


I appreciated Elaine’s attention to detail and strong negotiating skills. I am so happy in my new house and am thankful for her expertise. Karen Osterstock


Elaine gave me dependable, well researched information that allowed me to make many decisions from afar. She is responsible, conscientious and trustworthy. I highly recommend her.

Mary Braheny


Elaine is wonderful.  She is diligent, knowledgeable, professional and very gifted in her craft.  She is top of the tier in her field.

Alison Blasko


AWESOME from beginning to end!

Paul & Marie


She was great!  The best in all regards.

Jennie Dottore


My primary reason for selecting my sales associate was my agent’s well done Internet blog which not only discusses sales, but provides useful information about events and living in the area.

Kiersten Darrow


She was great!  The best in all regards.

Jennie Dottore