Podley Welcomes Pam Franklin to the Pasadena Office

I am excited to bring my 18 years of real estate sales and development experience to the Podley team. Podley takes pride in their their exceptional resources, integrity and professionalism. I look forward to growing my southern California real estate practice with this outstanding firm.

As a thank you to my new clients, I will be offering a complimentary landscape design and staging consultation to help sell homes more quickly and effectively. Please feel free to pass along this opportunity to a friend or family member as well. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

 

 

 

PAM FRANKLIN
REALTOR®
626.864.3606  | pam.franklin@podley.com
897 Granite Drive, Pasadena, CA 91101
CalBRE #01908927


Posted on September 22, 2016 at 9:49 am
Podley Properties | Posted in New Associates |

Podley Welcomes Chrissy Ford to the Glendora Office

Born and raised in Pasadena and now living in the Azusa area, the San Gabriel Valley has been my home for 39 years now. I’ve seen many changes and development in this area over the past few decades, but one thing that has always remained are those beautiful San Gabriel mountains. They have been my natural landmark my whole life and I’d be lost without them. One of the reasons that drew me to Podley Properties was that all six locations are nestled in along the foothills and are located in areas with great schools and a strong sense of community.

Having worked in the customer service industry for 20 years, transitioning into real estate seemed like a perfect fit for me. I enjoy working with people from all different walks of life and providing them with tremendous support as well as fulfilling their needs. I know that truly excellent service means going above and beyond. As your agent, your desires would be my top priority. For me, it’s simple, going back to the golden rule of “treat others the way that you would like to be treated.”

I’m also a mother, so I know the importance of family time and growing alongside your home. It’s my goal to help families establish their new lives in the perfect home. When I’m not working I love spending time with my family cooking, being outdoors & exploring new areas.

I greatly appreciate your support and look forward to working with you and/or your referrals in the future.

 

CHRISSY FORD
REALTOR®
626.208.7272  | chrissy.ford@podley.com
755 E. Route 66, Glendora, CA 91740
CalBRE #02008099


Posted on September 14, 2016 at 9:44 am
Podley Properties | Posted in New Associates, News |

October Events Calendar

SEASONAL FAVORITES

THRU NOV 12 | WICKED LIT 2016
7:30pm > Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery, ALTADENA

This season of immersive theatre features 3 world premiere plays, adapted from
classic 
horror literature. unboundproductions.org

8 | TOUR THE SCARECROWS
Times Vary > 108 N. Baldwin Ave., SIERRA MADRE

FREE bus and walking tour of Sierra Madre scarecrows. Register early!
creativeartsgroup.org

15 | PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
10am-4pm > 725 E. Mauna Loa Ave., GLENDORA

Annual pumpkin patch including food, games, crafts, pony rides and a tours
of the historical Hamilton House. ci.glendora.ca.us

13-16 & 27-30 | RISE OF THE JACK O’LANTERNS
6-10:30pm > 13-16 LA Convention Center & 27-30 POMONA Fairplex
Thousands of hand-carved illuminated jack o’lanterns creatively arranged
along a scenic walking path and set to a musical score. therise.org

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

8 | LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Band 6:30, Movie 8:30 > Victory Park, PASADENA
30th Anniversary of the nerdy florist & his giant man-eating plant.

Featured band Ghost Lit Kingdom. streetfoodcinema.com

21 | ART NIGHT
6-10pm > Locations Vary, PASADENA
Enjoy a free evening of art, music & 
entertainment. FREE shuttles available!
artnightpasadena.org

22 | ARTWALK
11am-5pm > Playhouse District, PASADENA
Pasadena’s largest urban 
art fair highlighting local artists. FREE for all-ages.
playhousedistrict.org

22 | DRAMA AFTER DARK: A NIGHT OF THE MACABRE WITH POE & GOREY
6:30-10pm > The Huntington Library, SAN MARINO
Goosebumps guaranteed! Chilling drama enacted throughout the moonlit grounds.

huntington.org

22-23 & 29-30 | SLIGHTLY SPOOKY STORIES
11am > Descanso Gardens, LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE
Come in costume and enjoy the Ensemble Shakespeare Theater’s all new
family-friendly production. descansogardens.org

EAT & DRINK

1 | OKTOBERFEST
12-11pm > Honolulu Ave. & Oceanview Blvd., MONTROSE

Stop by to see some of our agents man the barrels at Glendale & the Foothills’
largest event of the year! montrosechamber.org

8 | A TASTE OF SOUTH LAKE
11am-5pm > 251 S. Lake Ave., PASADENA
Pasadena’s largest culinary 
celebration featuring offerings from 25+ restaurants,
cooking demos 
with celebrity chefs, live music & more. southlakeavenue.org

9 | TASTE OF OLD TOWN MONROVIA
5-8pm > Myrtle Ave., MONROVIA

Local merchants gather for a festival of food, music and spirits showcasing
local culinary arts & beverages. tastemonrovia.com

15 | PASADENA OCOTBERFEST
VIP: 2pm, 3-6:30pm > The Rose Bowl, PASADENA

Sample craft beers, live entertainment, and food available for purchase. Compete for the title
of “Stein Hoister of the Year” & win a trip to Munich Octoberfest in 2017.

pasadenaoctoberfest.com

22 | BOOT-SKOOTIN’ CHILI COOKOFF & AUCTION
6-10pm > 33 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., SIERRA MADRE

Come enjoy line dancing, silent auction and the chili dogs and chili contest.
sierramadrekiwanis.com

HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS

31 | HALLOWEEN WALK & CARNIVAL
Walk: 10am-2pm, Carnival: 5-8pm > GLENDORA Village

Trick-or-treat around the village. Stay for games, food, prizes & more!
ci.glendora.ca.us

31 | TRICK-OR-TREAT ALONG FOOTHILL BLVD.
3-5pm > LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE

Stop by Podley Properties: 846 Foothill Blvd. and trick-or-treat at other
participating merchants along the Blvd. decorated in seasonal decor.

31 | OLD TOWN MONROVIA HALLOWEEN PARTY
3-6pm > Library Park, MONROVIA
Afternoon filled with ghoulish fun of trick-or-treating, costume contests & more!
cityofmonrovia.org

31 | SIERRA MADRE TRICK-OR-TREAT
3:30-6:30pm > Downtown SIERRA MADRE

Stop by Podley Properties: 30 N. Baldwin Ave. Halloween festivities held at
Memorial Park with a costume contest for ages 1-14. cityofsierramadre.com

31 | THE BRAEBURN HAUNTED YARD
4-10pm > 1640 Braeburn Rd., ALTADENA

Take a spooky walk through the Braeburn yard – one of the largest
FREE haunted yards! Sponsored by Podley agent Vance Weisbruch.
Call for details or private tours 626.233.5207.

DOWNLOAD THE EVENTS CALENDAR HERE!


Posted on September 13, 2016 at 5:16 pm
Podley Properties | Posted in Uncategorized |

Podley Welcomes Derrick Simms to the Pasadena Office

Derrick Simms has spent his whole life living in the Pasadena/Altadena area, and developed an appreciation for real estate in the Pasadena community. Early in life he volunteered as a docent, providing tours of the impressive and historic Gamble House. This piqued his interest in the many unique and historic points of interest in the community.

While attending Maranatha High School in Pasadena, Derrick worked for his entrepreneurial father to help run his Sunglass store located in the Paseo Colorado mall. Beginning during his college years, as a member of the Screen Actors Guild, his various acting experiences provided an opportunity to connect with a variety of people.

After graduating from California State University, Los Angeles with a degree in Business Administration/Marketing, Derrick decided to pursue his dream of residential real estate sales in the beautiful San Gabriel Valley. Marketing quickly became Derrick’s passion, as well as one of his standout strengths.

Derrick’s strong communication skills and customer service focus motivate him to ensure that he provides the best service for his clients. As your Realtor® Derrick will use his skills and experience in order to help his clients find a new home perfectly suited to their lifestyle.

 

DERRICK SIMMS
REALTOR®
626.710.0966  | derrick.simms@podley.com
897 Granite Drive, Pasadena, CA 91101
CalBRE #02014475


Posted on September 13, 2016 at 10:45 am
Podley Properties | Posted in New Associates |

Gorgeous Mid-Century Modern Featured on CurbedLA

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Groovy seventies modern in Los Feliz Estates asking $2.6 million

The woodsy residence was designed in 1976

By Pauline O’Connor

This article was originally published on Curbed LA

2285 N Hobart Blvd-MLS-004

2285 N. HOBART BLVD., LOS FELIZ 90027

Developed in the mid-sixties by the firm of Harlan Lee & Associates, Los Feliz Estates may not have the Old-Hollywood mystique of nearby Laughlin Park, or boast as many architecturally significant homes. But when it comes to views, the small enclave north of Los Feliz Boulevard has Laughlin beat, hands down. And sprinkled amidst Los Feliz Estates’ 200 or so properties are a fair number of late-modern gems, such as this striking residence on North Hobart, now making its first ever appearance on the market

 

2285 N Hobart Blvd-MLS-007

2285 N Hobart Blvd-MLS-010

The 3,973-square-foot house was custom-built for its owners in 1976.

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2285 N Hobart Blvd-MLS-015

A symphony of rectangles, squares, redwood, and glass, it features three bedrooms, three and a half baths, an interior courtyard, sliding glass walls, a brick fireplace, and built-in bookcases.

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The lower level contains a bonus space with two enclosed bar areas and a wine closet.

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And while the .69-acre property doesn’t have a pool, it does have numerous decks and patios to take full advantage of the stunning views.

2285 N Hobart Blvd-MLS-049

2285 N Hobart Blvd-MLS-020
The home is listed with an asking price of $2.599 million. The community’s HOA fees, which cover patrol security and hillside maintenance, are $3,000 annually.

2285Hobart.com

 


Posted on September 12, 2016 at 9:58 am
Podley Properties | Posted in New Listings, News |

Fairs, Festivals and Fun! September Events Calendar

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FAIRS & FESTIVALS

2-4 | LA FIESTA DE SAN GABRIEL 
Times Vary > 428 S. Mission Dr., SAN GABRIEL
FREE weekend of entertainment, food, games, rides & cultural festivities.  sangabrielmissionfiesta.org

2-4 | 626 NIGHT MARKET
Times Vary > Santa Anita Park, ARCADIA
Food, crafts, music & more in one weekend of festivities for all ages.  626nightmarket.com

2-25 | LA COUNTY FAIR 
Times Vary > POMONA Fairplex
Annual event with live music, entertainment, arts & crafts, fair food & more!  lacountyfair.com

7 | ALTADENA MUSIC & ARTS FAIR
3-7pm > 600 W. Palm St., ALTADENA
Farmers’ market hosts a festival showcasing local artists, musicians and more!  coloradoboulevard.net

10 | ZIP CODE DAY 9*10*16
11am-3pm > Library Park, MONROVIA
Celebration in honor of the city’s zip code featuring fun activities for all ages.  monroviacc.com

10 | OLD TOWN CAR SHOW
9am-3pm > Myrtle & Palm Ave., MONROVIA
Vintage & classic cars on display all over downtown.  monroviacc.com

17 | OPEN ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL
12-10pm > Central Park, GLENDALE
FREE event with artists, performers & local vendors.  openartsmusic.com

17 | 75TH ANNIVERSARY STREET FAIR
4-8pm > St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church, SAN MARINO
Fun for all with games, entertainment, drinks & BBQ.  saintedmunds.org

23-25 | PASADENA GREEK FESTIVAL
Times Vary > St. Anthony’s Church, PASADENA
Enjoy classic Greek dishes, live music & dance presentations.  pasadenagreekfest.org

 

WALKING TOURS

ALL MONTH | WEEKEND WALKS AT DESCANSO
11am-12pm > Descanso Gardens, LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE
Stroll the gardens highlighting this season’s interest.  descansogardens.org

3 | OLD PASADENA WALKING TOUR
9am > Old PASADENA
Wander & discover the many unique details of the city.  pasadenaheritage.org

20 | TASTE OF OLD PASADENA
5:30-9pm > Colorado Blvd. & Fair Oaks Ave.
Experience award-winning restaurants in one evening.  tasteofoldpasadena.com 

26 | TASTE OF ARCADIA
5:30-9pm > LA Arboretum, ARCADIA
Fundraising event dishing up fare from 30+ restaurants & live music.  arboretum.org

 

FAMILY FUN

19 | MONDAY MOVIE NIGHT: JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
6-7:45pm > MONROVIA Public Library
Enjoy freshly popped popcorn while watching a movie with your family.  libraryinsight.net

20 | BOARD GAME NIGHT
5-8pm > SIERRA MADRE Public Library
Meet neighbors & play one of the new board games!  cityofsierramadre.com

25 | WIGGLE, WAGGLE & WALK
8am-12pm > Brookside Park, PASADENA
Fun-filled community dog walk and fundraiser.  pasadenahumane.org

29-NOV 12 | WICKED LIT 2016
7:30pm > Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetary, ALTADENA
This season of immersive theatre featuring 3 world premiere plays, adapted from classic horror literature.  unboundproductions.org

 

LIVE MUSIC

6 | CONCERTS IN THE PARK
6-7pm > Levitt Pavillion, PASADENA
Bring your own lawn chair & picnic to listen to the Great American Swing Band.  pasadenaseniorcenter.org

10 | PASADENA POPS: A SALUTE TO WARNER BROS.
7:30-10:30pm > 301 North Baldwin Ave., ARCADIA
A special tribute led by conductor Michael Feinstein with soloists Allyson Briggs & Todd Murray.  pasadenasymphony-pops.org

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD THE EVENTS CALENDAR HERE!


Posted on August 23, 2016 at 9:26 am
Podley Properties | Posted in Local Events, Podley Calendar |

Grand Opening This Weekend! Brand New Townhomes in Monrovia

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Enjoy Food, Live Music, Refreshments and be the first to tour a Sales Model Home!

You’re invited to join our VIP list & Facebook Events Pages for special updates and announcements!

Experience a modern approach with the old world charm of historic Monrovia and the scenic atmosphere of the San Gabriel Mountains. This brand new Monrovia community, simply in a league of its own, is a unique and stunning neighborhood comprised of 13 new residences, designed for today’s lifestyle, and is nestled around an original 1927 Spanish Colonial Revival. The developer of this community worked meticulously with the City of Monrovia to preserve the original home and build the new townhomes that echo the Spanish architecture with thoughtful details throughout. The only development of its kind, homeowners will choose from four floor plans and various interior upgrades. Lotus Court is just a few blocks away from the newly opened Gold Line Station and offers easy access to the 210 Freeway.

Starting From $559,990 MonroviaLotusCourt.com

 

Posted on August 22, 2016 at 4:21 pm
Podley Properties | Posted in Local Events, New Listings, News, Podley Events |

Podley Properties Holds Top Producer Panels in Monrovia

TP Panel 5Podley Properties recently held two Top Producer panels in Monrovia. The first was on July 15th, and moderated by General Manager Crystal Narramore. “Making Your Real Estate Business A Reality,” featured former Rookies of the Year Jessica Cardenas, Colette Dorn and Jack Harriman. These three associates started with Podley Properties as rookie agents and quickly gained the momentum to become top producers in their first full year. They presented great ideas and inspiration on how they gave a kick-start to their real estate businesses.


A second panel, “Getting To & Being At The Listing Table,” was held on August 5th and moderated by Randy Abrams, Manager of the Monrovia and Glendora offices. The panel members included Regina DaVanzo, Jeannie Garr Roddy, Rana Madain and Jim Rock. As veterans in the business, they were open and candid about sharing their experiences. They were very diverse in their styles proving that there are many faces to success.

 

Podley Properties strives to create a learning experience that is meaningful for Associates at all levels and takes pride in its distinctive position as one of the oldest and largest independently owned, non-affiliated real estate firms in the San Gabriel Valley and Foothills.

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L to R: Jessica Cardenas, Jack Harriman & Colette Dorn
 
TP Panel 2
L to R: Jeannie Garr Roddy, Rana Madain, Regina DaVanzo & Jim Rock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to the Podley Properties Top Producer Panels Participants!

 


Posted on August 9, 2016 at 11:34 am
Podley Properties | Posted in News |

Hit the High Notes This August! > August Events Calendar

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SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

ARCADIA
6:30pm > City Hall West Lawn
8/6 > Wartime Radio Revue (USO Tribute)
8/13 > Cold Duck (70's & Top 40)
8/20 > Doo-Wah Riders (Country)
arcadiaca.gov

ALTADENA
Sundays 5-7pm > Farnsworth Park
8/6 > Hot August Night (Neil Diamond Tribute)
8/13 > Upstream (Bob Marley Tribute)
8/20 > Nowhere Man (The Beatles Tribute)
8/27 > The Tuners (Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute)
Podley's Linda Seyffert & Associates' 10th year of sponsorship!

altadenasheriffs.blogspot.com

GLENDORA
6pm > Finkbiner Park Bandshell
8/7 > The Fab 8 (Acoustic Beatles Tribute)
8/14 > Kenny Metcalf (Elton John Tribute)
ci.glendora.ca.us

LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE
8pm  > Memorial Park
8/7 > LIGHTS (Journey Tribute)
8/14 > Steve Roth (Elvis Tribute)
8/21 > Jumping Jack Flash (Rolling Stones Tribute)
8/28 > Gary Seiler and the CoastRiders (Jimmy Buffet Tribute)
lcf.ca.gov

MONROVIA
7-8:30pm > Library Park
8/7 > Time Bomb (Hits from 1975-1985) 

Sponsored by Podley's Gina Ammon & Troy Wilson
8/14 > Stone Soul (Classic Soul & Motown)
8/21 > The Smokin' Cobras (Rockin' Oldies)
8/28 > Boyz & the Beez (Country Swing)
cityofmonrovia.org

OLD PASADENA
7:30pm > One Colorado Courtyard
8/6 > Ari Heist
8/13 > Rivvrs
8/20 > Jim and Sam
8/27 > Night Lights
onecolorado.com

PASADENA
Thursdays 8pm, Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 7pm  > Levitt Pavillion
Selected Concerts:
8/7 > Jamison Ross (Jazz)
8/12 > Quetzal (Latin)
8/19 > Karla Bonoff (Singer/Songwriter)
8/27 > Afro Funké (World Music)
For a full list of artists please visit the event website
levittpavillionpasadena.org

SIERRA MADRE
6-8pm > Memorial Park
8/7 > Rock This Town (Elvis Tribute)
8/14 > Pat O'Brien & the Priest of Love (Blues & Rock)
cityofsierramadre.com

 

OUTDOOR MOVIES

FAMILY MOVIE FRIDAYS
8pm > Memorial Park, SIERRA MADRE
8/5 > Goosebumps
8/12 > Zootopia
cityofsierramadre.com

MOVIES IN THE PARK
6:45pm > City Hall West Lawn, ARCADIA
8/5 > Star Wars: The Force Awakens
8/12 > Inside Out
8/19 > E.T.
arcadiaca.gov

MOVIE NIGHT AT THE GAMBLE HOUSE
Doors: 6pm, Movie: Dusk > Gamble House, PASADENA
8/6 > The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
gamblehouse.org

MAP NEIGHBORHOOD MOVIE NIGHT
7pm > Grand Avenue Park, MONROVIA
8/6 > The Good Dinosaur
cityofmonrovia.org

EAT|SEE|HEAR
5:30-10:30pm
8/6 > 500 Days of Summer (Pasadena)
8/13 > Big (Griffith Park)
eatseehear.com

STREETFOOD CINEMA
Doors: 5:30pm, Music: 6:30pm, Movie: 8:30pm
8/13 > Finding Nemo (Pasadena)
8/20 > Clue (Griffith Park)
8/27 > Pretty in Pink (Griffith Park)
Visit streetfoodcinema.com for the complete list

ROOFTOP CINEMA: HOOK
6-11pm > Rooftop at 251 S. Lake Avenue, PASADENA
8/20 > Hook
southlakeavenue.com

HUNTINGTON LIBRARY MOVIE NIGHT
7-9:30pm > Huntington Library, SAN MARINO
8/27 > Walt Disney's The Jungle Book (1967) 
huntington.org

 

FAMILY NIGHTS OUT

8/2  NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
6-9pm > Orange Grove Park, SOUTH PASADENA
Annual event to encourage unity with games, food trucks & more.  southpasadenaca.gov

8/2  FREE FAMILY NIGHT: RIO 2016
4-8pm > Kidspace Children's Museum, PASADENA
Test your skills on the Olympics course, create crown laurels & more!  kidspacemuseum.org

8/3  END OF SUMMER FESTIVAL
5-10pm > Descanso Gardens, LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE
Enjoy the food, drink, music & sunset while wandering through the gardens.  descansogardens.org

8/20  FLASHBACK CLASSIC CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW
6-11pm > GLENDORA's Downtown Village
Classic car show featuring trucks, hot rods, a kids fun zone and incredible food.  flashbackinfo.org

 

DOWNLOAD THE EVENTS CALENDAR HERE!


Posted on July 19, 2016 at 2:43 pm
Podley Properties | Posted in Local Events, Podley Calendar |

Arts & Crafts Bungalow in Eagle Rock Featured on Curbed LA

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Bright 768-Square-Foot Cottage in Eagle Rock Asks $675K

Bonus: It's got a large, converted studio in the backyard

By Bianca Barragan

This article was originally published on Curbed LA

 

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2324 RIDGEVIEW AVENUE, EAGLE ROCK 90041

This little Eagle Rock cottage is just under a mile south of the neighborhood's main drag, Colorado Boulevard. Built in 1924, its interior is newly renovated. While the house has period doors and doorknobs and hinges, it also has a fancy, modern Duravit sink and central air conditioning and heating. Copper plumbing and a newish roof on the main residence have also been added.

The green cabinets in the kitchen are a rare touch of bold color in the bright, white house. The theme carries into the house's one and a half bathrooms, which sport white subway tiles.

The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with a sliding barn door, and an adjoining patio deck. The deck looks out onto the backyard, where there’s a 400-square-foot studio. The studio has "custom made accordion doors" that open fully onto the yard.

Located just off Eagle Rock Boulevard, the 768-square-foot house is asking $675,000.
 


2324Ridgeview.com

 


Posted on July 18, 2016 at 9:35 am
Podley Properties | Posted in New Listings, News |