Candace Gunther takes a detail-oriented and caring approach to the practice of real estate. Combining a prior career in antiques and art with a background in Statistics and IT systems design for Price Waterhouse and several large commercial real estate firms, Candace easily switches between the analytical and the aesthetic to deliver results for her clients.
Candace began her real estate career in 2007 as a partner in work (and in life) with Roland Wilhelm, specializing in the marketing and sales of residential properties in Pasadena, Altadena, San Marino, La Cañada, Monrovia, Glendale and the greater San Gabriel Valley. She is known for keeping the client’s best interests at heart and in being tenacious at helping them accomplish their objectives. A goal-oriented problem solver, she believes in creative solutions for any challenge.
Candace is the proud parent of one son, Matthew, currently studying medicine at the University of California at Irvine.
We were extremely impressed. Both Roland and Candace were wonderful to work with, very responsive and diligent. We always felt that they had plenty of time for any questions or concerns that we had and they did everything that we expected and more to make the selling process straightforward and stress free. We would definitely recommend Roland and Candace as trustworthy professionals to anyone looking to sell or buy a house.
— Lawrence and Frances Aldridge
My wife and I had interviewed a couple of highly recommended Realtors before selecting Roland and his partner, Candace, to help us find our new home and list the old one. It was not so much as what they said or promised that sold us (although they delivered on their promises and some), it was the patience and deliberation they employed to understand our needs that sealed our decision.
Roland and Candace were professional yet personable, knowledgeable without being “slick”. They always gave us timely and incisive advice while never being aggressive or pushy. When complications arose, they handled them with great aplomb and resolved the matters swiftly.
Not only were they instrumental in securing our new property, they also negotiated a nice savings on our purchase. When it came to selling our old home, Roland and Candace did not miss a beat in getting everything ready. We received multiple offers on the second day of listing! Now, the strong Southern Cal market didn’t hurt, but credit where credit’s due when we received 14 offers, and a final sale price that was 10% over asking.
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— Cecil and Faye Ho
Roland is the best. He was very patient with my wife and I and gave us wonderful advice regarding the sale of our first home. From staging, to pricing to marketing - Roland’s advice was spot on and helped us get top dollar for our home. I would recommend him without reservation to anyone. He and Candace also brokered the purchase of our new home. I am 100% certain we would not have been the accepted offer were it not for their hard work. I can’t speak highly enough about them.
— Ian and Milana Wood
Roland and Candace are an awesome team! Working with them was so easy, and during such a stressful period they made everything manageable. Roland did so well preparing me for each step of the process once we knew we wanted to buy a house. His knowledge of the market and current trends was on point. It was nice to have been “prepped” for current market conditions and what it would take to get our offer accepted. As FHA buyers, Roland and Candace had their work cut out for them, but they got the job done! Besides, “location! location! location!”, the true real estate motto should be, “agent! agent! agent!” I would recommend Roland to all of my closest friends for buying or selling real estate in the greater LA area.
— Alex Ford and Jason Kinsella
Roland was recommended to my husband and me by friends whom we trust. We worked with both Roland and Candace for about 6 months before we found the right home for us. There were certainly times where the process of finding and buying a house was frustrating and slow and overwhelming and fast, but Roland and Candace were available and calm throughout. There was nothing they would not do to help us, and that continues through the first few months of ownership. I trust their judgement on homes, I trust their advice on the process of buying a home. Basically it is nice to work with someone you can trust to have your best interest in mind when dealing with these very large decisions and price tags.
— Kaspar von Braun and Jessica Krick
How often does it happen that when buying a home, it is the Seller's broker who is so professional, congenial, knowledgeable, kind and supportive through the process that you know he will be the one who handles all your future housing needs. Little did I know what was to come and Roland (and Candace) have guided me through a challenging and emotional sale with a wonderfully positive outcome. Only Roland could have pulled this off with his diplomacy, patience, compassion and situational sensibility. We are about to embark on the sale of that first home he sold me and search for my new one. I look forward to the next chapter with complete trust in Roland's expertise.
Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA.
Working with Roland and his team has been nothing short of amazing. They eat, sleep and breathe real estate and from the minute we met them we knew we were in good hands. They listened to our needs, sent us homes that they knew we would like, and met us to look. When it came time for us to sell our home they were the only ones we knew we could trust. They helped us get into open-house shape and escorted every potential buyer through our home. In the end we sold for way above what we thought we could, and its all thanks to Roland, Candace and Alex. Thank you!
Sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $1.025M in South Arroyo, Pasadena, CA.
Where to begin? My brother and I were tasked with selling our family home of 50+ years on behalf of my parents whose health has significantly declined and recently moved to an Assisted Living Facility. Both my brother and I live out of the area. We compiled a list of referrals for realtors and whittled the list down to three prospects to list the home. We scheduled personal interviews for the three on a day my brother was available to attend from the East Coast. The zip code of the home has at least two distinctive areas with differing value ranges. Roland, Candace and Alex were the only team that showed up with comparable sales in the specific neighborhood of the house vs. a more generic zip code analysis. After some deliberation among the family we chose Roland, Candace and Alex. It was absolutely the right choice! Once engaged, the team reviewed their marketing plan with us and how they expected the process to play out. The skeptics in us were hopeful, but felt they were perhaps a bit optimistic. They proved us wrong. The team handled every detail with constant communication and assisted with resources at the house when we were not able to be there physically (virtually everything). The marketing was superb and the follow through was even better. The offers came in where they anticipated and above the asking price. As I am sure happens with most escrows, there were a few glitches that the team handled with aplomb. We trusted their judgment in every decision and we were rewarded with what seemed to be a seamless transaction. Thank you Roland, Candace and Alex from our family. I cannot imagine there is a better team than yours.
Showed home in 2017 in San Pedro, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.
We first met Roland and Candace at an open house in Pasadena. Although we quickly knew that the house wasn't right for us, we stayed for more than an hour, talking with Roland and Candace about what we wanted and needed in a house. They listened attentively, asking insightful questions that brought our objectives into clearer focus for us. When we finally left, we knew we’d found something as elusive and important as our dream house – we’d found the team of dedicated professionals who would partner with us to find our new home.
As first-time buyers, we needed a lot of hand-holding -- and they really delivered! Roland and Candace are careful listeners and endlessly patient in answering questions. They calmly guided us through what had seemed like an intimidating process, making it understandable, manageable and even enjoyable. They are experienced and knowledgeable, reassuring and responsive, and they always treated us like their most important clients. Roland and Candace say their business is built on relationships, not transactions, and we believe it -- they never put any pressure on us to “hurry up and buy”; instead, they encouraged us to keep looking until we found a home that we both loved. They provide the kind of great service that everyone promises but almost nobody delivers.
Roland and Candace don’t just show houses, they “know” houses -- inside and out, including construction and design. They added value at every stage of the process, providing insightful and realistic suggestions about how we could remodel homes to better meet our needs. Before making recommendations, they looked under houses to evaluate the plumbing, electrics, insulations, shear walls, etc. They arranged and attended all the home inspections with us, making sure the inspectors covered everything and ensuring that we understood what was happening. This paid off when their follow-through and attention to detail revealed a potentially costly encroachment issue that would not have been discovered by the routine inspections.
When our personal circumstances required us to move our home search from Pasadena to Palos Verdes, Roland and Candace switched gears quickly and seamlessly, providing the same high-quality service despite the added distance. As an endurance motorcycle rider, Roland was up to the challenge. Although he spent hours on the road, Roland always arrived on time, smiling, and managing to look both professional and cool!
Roland and Candace have provided us with phenomenal service in our home search, and we’re pleased to give them our highest recommendation. We’re lucky to be their clients, and we think you would be, too.
Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $2.5M in La Canada Flintridge, CA.
Candace, Roland, and Alex are a dream team. Having recently moved to the area they helped us find our dream home. They took time and were very attentive to us and our needs. They are local experts that helped us through the process of looking for homes, deciding what we wanted, and ultimately guiding us in making a winning offer. Their experience and knowledge is incomparable. We are so fortunate to have met and worked with them. We look forward to working with them in the future and referring them to friends. If you are looking for great and trusting realtors in the area, they are your team!
Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $875K in North East, Pasadena, CA.
After several frustrating months and multiple rejected offers, my husband and I knew that we needed to change our strategy as prospective homebuyers. After some debate, we decided to change our realtor. A friend referred us to the real estate team of Roland Wilhelm, Candace Gunther and Alex Ford. Throughout the entire process we were impressed by their professionalism and dedication to us as clients. Since they work as a team, there was always one or more of them available to meet us to view homes or respond to e-mails, phone calls and text messages. They are very knowledgeable about Pasadena and surrounding areas, and they found us a beautiful home in a desirable neighborhood. We submitted a competitive offer and we found ourselves in escrow. During escrow, our realtor team took care of all the details and stayed on task making the process quick, organized and painless. Thanks to Roland, Candace and Alex, we finally own our dream home! I honestly feel we couldn’t have done this without them and I’m so grateful that we found this amazing team.
Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $2.175M in South Pasadena, CA.
They are an outstanding team and they really focus on the details. They have a great process to get you and your house ready to sell. We sold our house within a week for over asking. I would highly recommend them to any new or potential client.
Helped me rent a Single Family home in La Canada Flintridge, CA.
Roland and Candace go above and beyond to find you a place to live. Their knowledge and experience is unparalleled. They not only answered all our real estate questions but also any questions we had about the area and what to expect living there. Roland and Candace will not only find you. Beautiful home but also be a great resource as you explore your new neighborhood.
Bought a Condo home in 2016 for approximately $525K in El Sereno, Los Angeles, CA.
From start to finish, Roland and Candace were knowledgeable, efficient and gave excellent advice in the search for my home. Once the offer was accepted, they had a team of inspectors, plumbers and electricians to choose from to get the process started. Throughout the entire time Roland and Candace were always calm and patient and made home buying easy.
Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $2.2M in South Pasadena, CA.
Just about to close sale of our home in South Pasadena. Roland and Candace exceeded our already high expectations in every way. Whenever we got stuck cleaning the house or finding painters they were quick to give us excellent referrals. They were tireless showing the house at all times and were able to motivate an excellent buyer to pay the price we desired to part with our wonderful home for 13 years. As Roland, Candice and Alex work as a team you really get 3 professionals for the price of one:) Best Michael and Stephanie
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