After retirement, planning our big move from central California to LA County to be close to family could have been a stressful, scary and nerve-wrecking event, however we were lucky enough to be introduced to Roland and Candace. They converted the whole process - from house hunting to closing of escrow - from a nightmare of unknowns to a simplified step-by-step set of action items. A lot more than what they did was how they did it, as if it was their personal purchase. Their service attitude and experience were impeccable, and with their honest and sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution, they made us feel very confident that we were doing the right things. Their passion of support cannot be matched. They were always available for us, any day, any time. They went well above and beyond the normal call of duty to make our dream purchase come true without faltering. Roland and Candace, we salute your unwavering commitment to outstanding personal performance. Go Team Roland and Candace! You are a very special couple and will always be part of our lives.
- Sarkis and Hasmik Enfiedjian
Our family enjoyed 57 years in one, lovely Pasadena home. Naturally, when the time came to pass it along to a new family, my brothers and I were eager to find realtors to who would not only close a sale, but attract buyers who could appreciate our home's qualities as well as its quirks. Roland, Candace and Alex proved an ideal choice. They are skilled business people: honest, creative, resourceful and persistent. They were instrumental in helping us deal with a number of complications that would have flummoxed less experienced realtors. They also understand that houses are not merely pieces on a Monopoly board; for the right buyer, a house becomes the foundation on which to build a happy life. Roland and Candace found the right buyer for our home, and created a win-win for two families.
- Matt Wright
Roland and Candace were absolutely the right choice to sell my Pasadena condo. The whole process was painless and their level of service extraordinary. I had total confidence that they were looking out for my best interests - including helping with the negotiation and moving the closing process along with no headaches. A job well done. Highly recommended to anyone buying or selling a home!
- Jeff Gunther
The Roland and Candace team was a pleasure to work with at every step of the way, from our first encounter through to the sale of our home. We selected them because of their combined experience, extensive outreach, and ability to position our unique modern designer home in the current market and give it maximum exposure. The result was our house sold within a week and we received multiple offers well above asking. They handled every situation with skill and confidence, providing clarity and calm during what can be a challenging process. Our listing and showings went smoothly and the escrow and closing went like clockwork, all efficiently without issues. We are grateful to have had them as our realtors and I already miss their company!
- Britta McCarthy
Roland and Candace are simply outstanding and I highly recommend them without hesitation. They recently guided me diligently and effectively throughout my search for a new home. We finally worked together on a complicated and challenging home purchase in February 2019, with many difficulties and roadblocks every step of the way - but it all ended happily thanks to Roland and his team. As but one example that captures how unique an agent Roland is, he and I were doing a final walk-through near the end of a lengthy inspection and repair process. We noted a new hillside erosion problem due to a blocked drain, exacerbated by recent heavy rains, with more heavy rain on the way. While I headed back to the office, Roland offered to sandbag the problem area. He found a source for sandbags and fill, changed out of his suit, filled the sandbags himself, then came back to the property and thoroughly sandbagged the entire edge of the driveway to temporarily solve the problem! I was amazed at Roland's willingness to go far above and beyond to fix a problem that needed to be fixed, and stat. I should also note that Roland was my agent in purchasing our first home when we moved to Monrovia from the bay area, 17 years ago. He came highly recommended to me then by several colleagues who had worked with Roland to buy homes. Not only was he exceptional in finding the perfect home for my family, but also in helping us to settle in to the community. Ever since, I have always highly recommended Roland and Candace, and with my recent purchase, I will be even more insistent that my friends work with them in buying or selling their home.
- David Szymkowski
Our sylvan shelter had to go and consequently, pangs of woe Were circulating midst the clan; And yet, we had a first rate plan: Conjoin with Roland– The Undaunted– (his strengths cannot be over-vaunted). If we must sell– and sell we must– Here’s a fellow we all of us trust. We knew of his entrepreneurial pluck– That success such as Roland’s is seldom mere luck: Within days, he and Alex, with apt strength of will, Were zooming their bikes up the relevant hill To scope the conundrum our cabin presented With it’s uncommon charms; and at last we consented To each of his recommendations– some painful– Yet in every last case his suggestions proved gainful. Nota bene: his photos do far more than justice: You’ve not seen his work? I declare you can trust us. Candace and Roland: supreme in their parts, Including the way they slip into your hearts: We recall the farewell to our place with some pleasure Since they found the new owner– a bona fide treasure. Rather splendid, in fact, was our real estate deal: These prodigious practitioners, lovely– and real!
- Michael and Elizabeth Pierce
I met Roland about 18 years ago when he was recommended to me by my step-sister whom he had found a house for. What struck me on our first visit to his office was how intently he listened and understood my needs. He pulled out a long list of listings and began lining out many of them, saying “not that one….not that one…” He was not going to waste my time showing me houses that wouldn’t work for me (this was pre-Zillow). He helped me get my first house by understanding the motivations of the sellers and coaching me on the best approach to take for my offer to be accepted. Over the years he kept in touch, and I occasionally requested from him references for contractors and other needs. Fast forward 18 years, I was in the market for another home so naturally I contacted Roland. Candace has the same market savvy and understanding as Roland, and is a pleasure to work with. They suss out the important from the superficial, and explain the difference in a way that is easily understood to prevent easily correctable cosmetic issues from clouding the decision. And yet the buyer is only guided; they point out what is important to be considered in the decision, but will not make the choice for you. Communication is outstanding. They seem to be always available to answer questions, and contacted me at unexpected times when something had to be handled RIGHT NOW. They’ve got your back. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
- Charles Nestle
I can't remember how I originally connected with Roland (some 26 years ago), but he helped me buy my first house in Altadena. I was so impressed at how he listened and helped me with everything I needed, and didn't waste my time with anything I wasn't interested in. Then when I was looking for a rental a few years ago, and finding most places to be run down or unaffordable, of course I called on him again for help. And again, I was impressed - he found the perfect rental house in Pasadena for me and my dog! Recently I was back in the market to buy a house, and he and his team found me the ideal home for my needs and helped me with every aspect along the way to a successful closing. They are easy to work with, very responsive, and super helpful. Thanks, Roland and Candace - I recommend your services unconditionally to anyone!
- Barbara Wilson
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 it’s all thanks to Roland and Candace. Thank you!
- Jane and David Lundegard
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 and Candace 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 and Candace. 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 and Candace from our family. I cannot imagine there is a better team than yours.
- Chris Burr
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.
- Bob Mills and Lori Swafford
Candace and Roland 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!
- Tom and Jessica Boyle
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.
- Kathleen and Ethan Anticevich
Roland and Candace handled the sale of my mother's home with uncanny grace. They worked with me from afar and made the process as smooth as possible. I recommend them wholeheartedly.
- Kris Shanks
Candace and Roland are amazing. They held my hand through my first purchase of an apartment in Downtown Los Angeles, while I was living in Shanghai China! They are responsive, rarely longer than a few minutes responding to my e mails, supportive, encouraging, comforting, and took care of every little detail. I can’t say enough great things about them. They worked with the seller's agent on my behalf, following up on every detail, they walked me through every question and the sometimes confusing escrow process. I hope to live in my new apartment for a long time, but if I sell or buy again, I'll definitely be using them again!
- Ali Rubenstein
“ROLAND TO THE RESCUE!!! Do yourself a huge favor and hire Roland Wilhelm to be your agent! My wife and I were looking to buy our first home in Pasadena. Struggling and stressed out, we had already been to multiple open houses on our own without making any progress. By chance we met Roland at a home he was selling. What a relief we felt upon meeting him. All the advice Roland gave us made sense so we hired him on the spot to represent us. It was the best decision we made. He is very knowledgeable on Pasadena, the Rose Bowl & Brookside area, Altadena, Eaton Canyon, Monrovia, Arcadia, San Gabriel and San Marino. Roland is easy to work with and has a great personality. He was attentive to our needs and desires. His performance was efficient and professional at all times. Another important aspect of service Roland provides is access to his vast network of vendors that includes inspectors, plumbers, roofers, electricians and most importantly a lender. When the big banks were giving us the run around, Roland referred us to his lender and within days we were approved and our loan was ready to fund. We were very impressed. Escrow closed Wednesday and we have the keys in our hands. Roland we cannot thank you enough!”
— Nick Kozak and Erica Hernandez
“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:)”
— Michael and Stephanie Wolff
“We had a great experience with Roland, Candace and Alex. After putting in a bid on a house we were selling, we had such a great experience that we hired them to find us a house. They were very helpful and informative, as we were first time buyers, and explained what was going on both before the hunt began and along the way as well. They were very communicative and responsive via email and text which was very helpful when we had questions about different properties. You really get the sense that you are working with a team that is looking out for your best interests. I would certainly recommend the team to anyone looking for a home. Experienced or not, big house or small! Thanks Roland, Candace and Alex!”
— Daniel Feldman
“Roland and Candace are absolutely wonderful real estate agents. They are experienced, caring and professional. They know real estate inside and out. They communicate clearly and follow up promptly. They take the time to make sure I am comfortable in understanding documents and timelines. They roll up their sleeves and get things done. They have my best interest at heart and go out of their way to make such a difficult and emotional process as easy and smooth as they can. I highly recommend them and would use them in a minute if I needed to buy or sell real estate again.”
— Linda Hammes
“The entire experience of working with Roland, from the very first conversation to the close of escrow, was magnificent. He truly understands the importance of preserving historic homes and was always available to offer advice, be a sounding board, or help with anything we needed. Yet we never felt any pressure to make adecision we didn’t feel completely comfortable with. His ethics and integrity are rock solid. We couldn’t recommend him more highly.” -
— Jack and Bonnie Armstrong
“I always felt that Roland was well informed and certainly committed to representing my best interests. It is refreshing to know an agent so committed to serving his clients.”
- Lydia H. Kennard
“Roland is a class act! This was a long-distance sale, at times needing fax communication to remote areas, and several phone numbers for accessibility to us. Thank you for your experienced leadership, thorough communication, humor, and diligence.”
— Dick and Beverly Pearce
“Tammy and I are very thankful that we had you represent us in both the sale of our previous home and the purchase of our new house. Each day we can’t help but remember all of the hard work that you put into making it all possible. Thank you!”
— Sal and Tammy Fatteross
“I am impressed with your honesty, enthusiasm and sincerity. Your perseverance and constant reassurance have been most appreciated. You have surpassed my original assessment, and I have come to trust your judgment implicitly. I will always confidently recommend you as a Realtor of the highest integrity.”
— D’Ann Peterson
“Roland has made himself available at a moments notice and has never failed to impress us with his varied and substantial knowledge of every aspect of the sale of real estate. His work for us has been complete and satisfying in every way, and so we recommend Roland Wilhelm with great enthusiasm and confidence.”
— Marc and Lee Ann Gordon
“Roland was recommended to us by our neighbor, who hired him to buy and later sell her home. Boy, that was the best recommendation we’ve ever gotten! Not only did Roland listen to what we needed, he gave great advice on what our home needed as far as painting, landscaping and inexpensive improvements that netted us more than we expected. He is the real deal!”
— Bob and Dian Samm
“I love this guy! He’s honest, creative, funny, hard-working, and--better yet--sold my home for $55,000 above list price. He kept the escrow running like clockwork and always kept me informed. Right after the sale, I took the trip of my life to Italy and wrote him postcards. I mean, when was the last time you wrote your real estate agent postcards?”
— Amy Pargman
“We never felt that we were getting anything other than exceptional service from Roland. The key to his good service is his communication - he was always working on our sale. His professionalism is what it should be!”
— Phillip and Camille Mitchell
“Your professional service was always clear, trustworthy and realistic. From the first meeting until we were settled into our new home, you were always available and in constant communication! Your greatest strength is your ability to be professional without being intimidating. We appreciate our assistance, guidance and friendship.”
— Joe Reyes and Laura Newell
“You are one of the most professional, hard working and enthusiastic persons in any field of work that we have ever met. Your actions consistently backed up your promises, and your recommendations were extremely helpful. They got us good service, saved us money, and helped make or home purchase a pleasure. Thank you!”
— Mark Giljum and Charise Stewart
“Thank you for making the sale of my property as easy as possible. Thank you for all of your help and hard work.”
“Once again you have provided service beyond our expectations to Terry and I. We wanted to say thank you for all you did for us and making the buying process as smooth as possible. I wish you and your family the best and wish you much success. Keep those news letters coming and hope to do business with you again.”
— Kent and Terry McClun
“Thank you! You made Janice’s first home ownership experience a good one! This escrow was the most uneventful and most memorable I’ve ever been through! I’m sure she appreciated all of your support-so did we!”
— The Bledsteins
“I found Roland’s deep commitment to serving the needs of his client to be one of his greatest assets. He brings enthusiasm, creativity and !responsiveness to new levels. He is a joy to work with and made the sale process a satisfying experience in all respects.”
— Sandy McCarty
“Thank you for helping me find my first home and for making the process such a pleasant and informative experience. I appreciate all your hard work on my behalf. I very much enjoyed working with you. You’re the best!”
— Louise Jandura
“Roland, thank you for the energy, patience and good humor as we crossed this bridge.”
— Mitch Browning and Rosanna Hemerick
“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. Just as in many professions nowadays, online tools and deeply discounted alternatives are abundant. But technology can never replace an experienced professional, and low-cost providers are likely incapable of navigating the nuances and complexities that come with real estate transactions. Identify your own needs, interview the team and see if these consummate professionals would match them. We are more than glad we did.”
— Cecil and Faye Ho
“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
“Within a few short months of working with Roland as our agent, we have our new home! We had searched for YEARS in this competitive market, met many agents, but Roland stands out. He listens, he cares, and he’s a brilliant strategist. He sat down with us in our initial meeting for a thorough discussion on what we wanted. We talked details, location, the market; he covered everything. On top of that, he’s so easy to work with, professional but down to earth, an all around great guy. He also has amazing connections and put us in touch with a phenomenal mortgage lender (seriously best I’ve worked with in over 15 years).”
- Steve and Michelle Thornton
“What I particularly valued working with Roland during the recent sale of my home in Eagle Rock was his responsiveness! When I had questions, Roland was right back to me! As an elderly teenager (in my 70s), he “talked me off the ledge” on more than one occasion! A great guy, who has the answers! Selling a home, or buying one, these days can be very stressful! It’s nice to have someone who has your back, knows how to “stage” a property, knows how to market it, and knows how to coach you through the morass of on-line paperwork! We did fine! Thanks Roland (and Candace)!”
— Joy McCallum
“Roland, thank you for all you did in making our wonderful new life here in Oregon possible. Thank you for being a terrific Realtor, and thanks so much for everything.“
— Jean and Steve Mann
“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, one of our top agents in the Pasadena office, is one of the most proficient agents that I have seen to blend cutting edge technology with our business.”
— Alan Long, President Sotheby’s International Realty Southern California Division (Former Broker)
“Roland, you indeed have an attitude which separates excellence from mediocrity. Thank you for your personal commitment to make Podley Caughey and Doan the best it could be. I will always be grateful to you for your numerous contributions, both professionally and personally. Here’s to the best for your future.”
— Willam Podley (Former Broker)
“I’m very proud and pleased to have Roland once again as our top producing agent in our fine company of professional Realtors. He has always been committed to serving his clients in a very personalized and caring manner. Roland’s integrity, diligence and enthusiasm have created a lengthy, successful and proven track record.”
— Jim Dickson (Former Broker)
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 clients' 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.