"I was looking for a place to live near my daughters who reside in Seal Beach and Long Beach. At the age of 85, Leisure World seemed to fit my needs. With a few setbacks, Carol reassessed my situation and I ended out purchasing a one bedroom unit in Leisure World. I appreciated all her efforts despite her personal tragedy within her family at the time I was actively in the middle of negotiating for a two bedroom unit. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is interested in purchasing a unit within Leisure World."
Nancy E. Anderson
"My first contact with this team was a few years ago, through Steve Marsh. This year when I was ready to do business, he informed me he was retired and referred me to Carol Gasper. Carol was excellent from start to finish, responding to the simplest or most complex questions timely and knowledgeable. Through challenging times, she remained encouraging and confident."
"Working with Carol was great. I would highly recommend her. She is so very responsive to calls and concerns. She is especially knowledgeable about Leisure World, Seal Beach. Great experience."
Kathlyn Ann Strople
To prospective buyers:
I live in Louisiana and needed to sell my Mother's property in Leisure World, Seal Beach. I picked Carol Gasper as an agent. It was a very good decision. She is organized, kept things simple and efficient, honest, and straightforward. Many details arise in a Leisure World sale...stock transfer formalities, various repairs, etc, and she handled them as smoothly and efficiently as possible due to her experience and contacts. For a competitive fee, a good selling price, and a positive real estate experience, I highly recommend Carol.
"Very well informed, very willing to meet and show properties at odd times and rainy weather, very personable, and willing to get back to on every call rapidly."
Dale Watkins and Janet Isom
Carol, thank you for providing us with excellent service every step of the way. We couldn't and wouldn't have done this without you.
You provided us with great advice, information & insight regarding our purchase at Leisure World.
We felt very comfortable with you from the start to finish and were lucky to have your as our realty agent.
Scott and Collette
After deciding to move cross country, my husband and I set out to find a realtor. As extreme luck would have it, we were put in touch with Carol. What a lucky day that was.
Carol is always available. She returns calls and answers emails almost immediately. If we had any questions at all, they were answered and when we got frazzled with all that's
involved in moving cross country, she was there to calm us. Carol is a consummate professional and anyone who is looking for an excellent realtor would do well to call her.
John and Patricia Forray
Carol Gasper Knutson has represented my husband and I in both a purchase and a sale of our homes. She is the only realtor we will ever use in the future.
Having been in the business I know how important it is to find someone you can trust, someone who picks up the phone, or return phone calls in a timely manner. Carol is all those things and a lot more. She is honest, knowledgeable, and an expert in this field.
If you want someone who will walk you through step by step, making sure you understand everything and will make sure your process goes as smoothly and timely as possible, look no further.
Diana and Guy Munday
After a family loss I was overwhelmed with grief not to mention the details and preparation of closing my Aunt’s estate.
I turned to Carol to help guide me through the complicated process of selling my Aunt’s home in Leisure World. It
was the best decision I could have made! Carol handled the whole process start to finish seamlessly.
She explained in detail every step of the process and was available whenever I needed her guidance.
Anyone buying or selling would be lucky to have Carol by their side representing them! She is caring and compassionate
and on top of every detail. And the best part, she got the house sold quickly!
You will not find an more knowledgeable agent to sell or buy at Leisure World. All aspects of the transaction were spot on and the best part is, Carol is a very nice person.
When I chose Leisure World, Seal Beach for my next home I knew I needed somebody who knew all the "ins & outs" of becoming a resident there. My instincts led me to Carol Gasper & First Team.
I was in a hurry, wanted to be in before the holidays. Carol knows the procedure so well, guiding me every step of the way through it, my request was granted. Choosing the right unit out of so many was the difficult part, but once I did Carol did a brilliant job of seeing everything through so we got everything right the first time. I would not hesitate to recommend her to friends, her experience is priceless.
If you were to ask me to rate Carol Gasper-Knutson on a scale from 1-10, she would rate a 15! Carol helped my father find the perfect property as well as helping us with a gazillion other things that were out of her job description. She is kind, humble, professional, knowledgeable, and extremely quick with response times for calls, texts and emails. She was there for us whenever we needed her.
You would be lucky to have Carol as your Realtor!
Helping your parents transition to new living arrangements can be both emotional and stressful. I am so very grateful that I had Carol to guide our family through our move to Leisure World. Her kindness, competence, and empathy for our situation made the process of our move go smoothly. Carol really goes the extra mile for her clients. She is very communicative and available to them. Thank you Carol, you are the best!
I have sold and bought several homes in my life, and Carol has been the most hard-working and successful Real Estate Agent I have worked with. She has handled the most difficult transaction I have been involved in. Working with my home buyer and Leisure World officials has been remarkable, all the while, Carol kept an up-beat attitude. I would recommend people intending to purchase real estate to have Carol on their side.
Steve Marsh is THE BEST realtor I’ve ever had the good fortune to work with. In fact, I have been involved in countless real estate deals in my lifetime and have never met a realtor who is so thorough, so well-prepared, so conscientious. When it comes to Leisure World in Seal Beach, figuring out pricing and what would be a fair asking price was so easy because he had ALL the information on prior sales and current listings and was able to describe all the properties because he had seen them. We determined a fair asking price and the property sold quickly near that price and the new buyer is already enjoying ownership. I have often wondered why realtors are typically such lousy communicators when it comes to following up after the sale. Steve was nothing short of perfect. I would never hesitate to hire him again and I would go out of my way to encourage others to put themselves in Steve's very capable hands.
We were very pleased with Steve Marsh's ability to find us the perfect home. We were coming from 250 miles away and Steve took the time to show us a lot of homes in our short time span. He was patient and answered all our questions. We highly recommend him.
Lee and Bonny Spencer
Steve is professional, courteous and always on top of every situation. His service is "state of the art" and we are so happy that we chose him to both sell our condo and orchestrate the closing on both the sale and purchase of our new place.
Mary Donegan Birch
I really appreciate all the time you spent with me on several occasions finding my home in Leisure World. Even when I showed upon the wrong day for my appointment you graciously accommodated me. My granddaughter loved when you allowed her with helping unlock the units I looked at. If I ever know of anyone looking for a home here, I will recommend they contact you. Thanks again
Thank you for your help and expertise during the sale of my home and the purchase of my LW unit. You were very kind and professional during the process. All your assistance was greatly appreciated. I will most definitely keep you in mind for any future real estate business.
I would like to thank you for the time you put into finding a home for me. I sincerely appreciate it and I wouldn't hesitate for second to recommend you to anyone
I can't thank Steve enough for his help with the purchase of my Leisure World home. He was patient, thorough, and presented me with homes that fit my needs perfectly. Even more important, he worked with me through the escrow and closing process, and handled all the details professionally and with respect. I never imagined a home purchase could go so smoothly
We were impressed with the information you provided to us at our first meeting. You have extensive knowledge of Leisure Word Properties. Your attention to the details we requested in showing us the listings offered, helped us make the best decision! Your professional manner, calm, and positive approach to our sale, brought us toward a smooth transaction.
Thank you for your assistance with important financial and personal information in making the decision to join this community. We look forward to moving to our new home.
Judy and Art Feldra
Everything about our sale went very well. Thank you for your part in guiding us through the whole process. We appreciate your professional, as well as friendly manner.
Steve. You were always responsive throughout the "process". Calling a spade a spade in a wild market. As for the closing process, painless. This with your attention to detail AAA. As for the DocUsign process online, a breath of fresh air, what with Marsha down there and me up here in Seattle. As for the help with the fix up, added value to your service for sure. Thanks again for that. Good selling to you going forward and thanks again for all your help.
Richard & Marsha
When it came to selling our home, Steve Marsh was diligent, dedicated and determined to get the job done. And that's exactly what he did. If you want your home sold, Steve Marsh will do it.
We greatly appreciate all the help Steve Marsh provided in helping us locate the perfect unit for us. Finding and closing on a home from out of state was no easy task but he patiently provided us with updates and opportunities and once we found what we were looking for he guided us through the remote offer and closing. We are so happy to be on our new home and we could not have done it without his guidance and assistance.
Rich and Beth
We choose Steve as our Real Estate specialist because he has high standards; honest and trust worthy. He is also a Christian man and lives his faith. He is very knowledgeable about the market and also very familiar with the rules that govern Leisure World where we reside. Steve handled two buys and one sale for us and thanks to his expertise all went smoothly. He even went beyond the call of duty and showed up in jeans and work shirt and helped with a demolition project that was holding us up. Steve is a man of his word.
Dave and Alice
I will be sure and let you know of anyone that will need your services. You have done an excellent job for me. I’m so glad that I was able to have you as my agent.
Thank you for stopping by last week and dropping off the CD portfolio of real estate documents.
Each day that goes by we are thankful for the timing and circumstances that led to and confirmed that Leisure World was the place. Your expertise was instrumental in walking through the process
We became interested in buying a unit in Leisure World Seal Beach. I goggled LW and found a few websites for realtors working there. I checked several, and found that Steve Marsh had a superior website. We live out of the area. His website allowed me to check daily for all the new listings and make notes about the units that interested me. Steve answered immediately on any questions I entered about those units.
By the time I made a trip to Seal Beach to view properties, I had designated the units I wanted to see. Steve prepared a booklet with a map of Leisure World and some pages with pictures and information about the units I would be visiting. There was a place to make notes as I viewed the properties. Since many of the units are similar, this booklet was valuable in sorting out my impressions following the day of inspections. Also, since my husband did not make the trip with me, it was a good source for him to see the choices we had been offered. Steve also shared many important facts about how ownership in Leisure World works and the amenities available to members. He had a good understanding of the current market value of properties in LW.
By the end of the day I was able to make an offer on a property there. Steve gave a timely response the same day; our offer had been accepted. Throughout the escrow, Steve was available to answer our questions. Much of our correspondence was by email. He always answered the same day. Steve was always punctual for any appointments we made with him during our escrow.
We would enthusiastically recommend Steve Marsh as a competent and professional realtor. His services made the entire process of buying a home in Leisure World a pleasure for us.
Michael and Laura Moore
Being a first-time buyer, I needed a realtor who would be able to answer my questions with patience and professionalism. I found both qualities with Steve Marsh of First Team Real Estate. He was prepared with all the information I needed to make the right choice. Once I chose the home I wanted, I was very nervous about the whole process, but he made everything run so smoothly, from start to finish. I recommend you call Steve Marsh of First Team Real Estate—trust me, you won’t be sorry.
We were very pleased with all of your help and we couldn't be happier with the service you provided. Your extensive knowledge of Leisure World was very helpful. We are very pleased with our unit we purchased and think that we will be very happy living in this community. We will highly recommend you to everyone for your excellent service. Thanks again Steve.
Bob and Lynne Catron