Helen Nakano

Office: 310-339-2597
Fax: 310-370-7265
Email: Cen21Agent@aol.com

Century 21 Union Realty
23900 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90505





Hi My name is Helen Nakano. Welcome to my real estate website. My husband, George, and I have lived in the South Bay for 49 years. Our first home was in Manhattan Beach. We have resided in Torrance since 1965, where we raised our two children.

As a past recipient of the Century 21 Masters, Emerald and Ruby Awards, I have successfully represented many buyers and sellers in the South Bay and have enjoyed helping them achieve their goals. Client satisfaction is my top priority.

As a full-time agent, my primary concern, whether representing the seller or the buyer, is getting the best results for my client. Whether you are buying or selling, you can trust me to do my utmost to satisfactorily complete each transaction.

Please contact me with any questions or requests, and enjoy my website!

Property sold: 14915 S. Van Buren Ave., Gardena, CA 90247

Testimonial for Helen Nakano

Helen Nakano sold our parents' home in Gardena recently. After checking a couple of realtors, we chose Helen because of her enthusiasm for the home, her impeccable reputation and her dedication to the job.

The sale was an emotional transaction for us. This is a home on a large lot that my parents had custom built in 1959 and where they lived for 50 years. My two siblings and I grew up in the home with my parents and our grandmother. My parents' two grandchildren considered it their second home - they played, ate and slept there as we had done a generation ago.

Helen guided the three of us through the sale, a process with which none of us were familiar. She was enthusiastic about the home and highlighted the strengths of the home in the initial showing and description of the home.

With the initial offers ranging by a large amount, Helen made suggestions to us but let us weigh the conditions and make our own decisions. She pointed out the strengths and weakness of the varying offers and let us determine what to do. We trusted her expertise and valued her input.

In a difficult economy, Helen was able to sell our parents' home in a timely fashion. She was always available for our many questions. 

We are pleased that we chose Helen as our realtor. We could trust her judgment and had confidence in her knowledge and expertise.

We can unconditionally recommend Helen Nakano as an outstanding realtor who has the client's best interest at heart. 

Judy Tachibana


We recently helped my mother sell her house in Westchester, and we used Helen Nakano as our agent.  She did a fabulous job!  From the very beginning she showed us how professional she was in many ways.  She researched the neighborhood and found comparable homes.  She visited those homes in order to price our house correctly.  She spent two days at the house having open houses for the public.  Helen kept us informed of everything that was going on throughout the process.  She communicated through e-mails and phone calls on a regular basis.  Our calls were returned immediately and always in a friendly manner.  We were never left wondering what was happening with the sale.  The offers on the house were plentiful because of Helen’s correct pricing, the open houses, and her great listing.  Helen also kept us in the loop as escrow took place and saw us through to the closing of the deal.  We would recommend Helen enthusiastically to anyone selling a home.  We are confident you will be more than satisfied with the results she will obtain for you.

Marta and John Bailey



To Whom It May Concern:

As a first-time homebuyer, I didn’t know what to expect. I’ve gone through two real estate agents before I was referred to Helen Nakano. Her professionalism, diligence, patience and perseverance resulted in a home purchase that exceeded my expectations. She always had my best interests in mind every step of the way. Helen was always available if I had a question. If she did not know the answer, she would do the research and get back to me the next day.

It has been a joy and a tremendous blessing working with Helen and her team at Century 21 Union. I recommended her to my parents who needed to sell their rental property in San Diego. Helen, once again, did an excellent job helping my parents do a 1031 Exchange, and their property even sold for more than the asking price.

Helen gives a 110% and goes beyond the call of duty. Even after escrow closed she still maintained contact with me and resolved any problems I encountered with my house. She would never leave me hanging or in the dark, and her follow-through is beyond compare.

So if you are in the market to buy or sell a home, and you need a “guardian angel” to guide and protect you along the way, I highly recommend calling Helen Nakano. You’ll be glad you did. I know I am!


Sharon Sapigao


PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2731 W 233rd Street, Torrance, CA 90505

I had a good experience working with Helen Nakano as our real estate agent. Helen was very knowledgeable of the entire South Bay area. Helen has lived in Torrance for many, many years and her experience in the neighborhood was evident every time she took me to a listing. I
tested Helen's patience for 11 months as I looked at close to 100 listings before I settled on the perfect home. During this entire time, Helen was very patient and always put my interests as top
priority, and I never felt rushed nor pushed to make an offer. Helen is friendly and warm but the most important quality about Helen Nakano is that she is someone that you can trust.

REFERENCE INFO Simon Chan 917-501-8899

Helen was such great help in helping me find a home; I actually met her first completely by chance at an open house she was listing. She was so warm, kind and honest I felt she was the agent for me, and we proceeded to look at a quite a few houses over the next several months. My instincts served me right, as a first time home buyer she was always very helpful and patient, never rushing me into anything and instead preferring to have me completely satisfied than ever being regretful. She was like a close friend to whom I could ask "what do you think?" and trust to give me the best advice.
Over time as she wrote offers on houses for me, and we met other agents and related parties, I realized that everybody knew Helen...she is an active member of the Torrance community and very highly thought of. Even with the depressed market the good houses are still very desirable, all the houses I wanted had multiple offers made on them and it was through Helen's reputation and charisma that I landed the exact house I wanted amongst multiple offers, some of which were much higher than mine! Helen is the best and comes highly recommended!

Oliver Maruna



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