About Getchel Wilson

Buying her first home in Manhattan Beach in the '70s was what first piqued Getchel Wilson's interest in a real estate career. She was working for 20th Century Fox Studios at the time and decided she wanted to be her own employer instead of working for a corporation. Getchel is now a licensed real estate broker with nearly four decades of experience in the South Bay. She specializes in the re-sale of single-family homes, townhomes, condos and small apartment buildings, and is experienced in executing 1031 tax-deferred exchanges.

What's most rewarding about your work?
"The relationships that are developed over the course of the buying/selling process. Property owners are typically exceptional people-risk-takers and home-makers!"

What benefit do clients gain from working with you?
"I am a good listener and always strive to satisfy my clients' wishes. Buying or selling a property is only the first step in the process. My goal is a successful close of escrow, and that requires knowledge and experience to navigate the challenges of financing, inspections and client concerns. Additionally, I believe in quality marketing. The predominance of the internet and all the people who are searching there for property these days make quality photographs imperative. I hire an architectural photographer; that typically solicits additional interest in viewing the property. The more 'eyes' that are drawn to the photos, the better chance there is to sell early and for a great price."

What does it take to be the best in the business?
"It is important to stay current with the ever-changing state and local laws and requirements, as well as the constant changes in market conditions. Trends seem to repeat decade to decade, and it is helpful to recognize change sooner rather than later.I am very experienced and very dependable. My goal is to represent my clients' goals to the best of my ability."

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
"I like art, traveling, reading, playing sports. I was an art major in high school and college, and I occasionally draw and paint."

How do you give back to your community?
"My favorite charity is the Salvation Army. They do such extraordinary work, and I am a big supporter. I also really love Smile Train. That organization travels around the world and performs free surgeries in third-world countries on children who have cleft palates. Most people don't realize how debilitating a cleft palate can be for a child living in poverty."

Tell us about your family.
"I am engaged to a wonderful guy who I went to the prom with in high school. I have a grown son, Geoff, who is also in real estate. He is currently the VP of Acquisitions for a private asset real estate company here in Los Angeles."

Town Coverage: Redondo Beach, California - El Segundo, California - Hermosa Beach, California - Torrance, California