2015 Top Producers Celebrate Aboard the Triumphant

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Podley Properties held the 2015 Top Producer Celebration Party aboard the Triumphant in Long Beach to celebrate the hard work and dedication of their top producing associates and company staff. 68 associates earned an invitation to attend the sunset cruise where they were greeted with live calypso music while enjoying cocktails, dinner, door prizes, and an abundance of celebration!

Podley Properties was proud to announce at the celebration its Top Producers for 2015 based on sales volume, commission income and/or number of properties sold. The prestigious designation reflects these highly productive associates' deep commitment to being the best in the real estate profession.

"Each of these associates exemplifies our firm's core values of integrity, people, innovation and excellence," said Bill Podley, President of Podley Properties. Added Crystal Narramore, General Manager, "We honor these associates for their dedication to client satisfaction through superb customer service and strong work ethics."

Podley Properties' 200 associates serve the greater San Gabriel Valley through six offices in La Cañada Flintridge, Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Monrovia and Glendora.  

View photos from the Celebration Party HERE!

 

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LARA ARSLANIAN
Pasadena

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RYAN ASAO
Monrovia

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SHERRY CARR
Sierra Madre

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ADRIANA DONOFRIO
Glendora

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MARGARET GAREMORE
Pasadena

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JEANNIE GARR RODDY
La Cañada Flintridge

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KATHY GIBSON
Pasadena

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VICKY HANSEN
Monrovia

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MONICA HSU
La Cañada Flintridge

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Monrovia

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RANA MADAIN
Glendora

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GINA OLIVARES
Monrovia

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WILLIAM PARK
La Cañada Flintridge

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JIM ROCK
Pasadena

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LINDA SEYFFERT
Altadena

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MEGAN SPARGO-FERRELL
Pasadena

 

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DHARI THEIN
Pasadena

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LUTHER TSINOGLOU
Sierra Madre 

 

 

 

 


 


Posted on February 10, 2016 at 10:05 am
Podley Properties | Posted in Podley Events |

February 2016 Events Calendar

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Valentine's Day Activities   Family Fun

FAMILY ART NIGHT: VALENTINE’S GARLAND | FEB 12
6:30-7:30pm > Norton Simon Museum, PASADENA
Check out depictions of love and garland then create a Valentine’s garland for a loved one. 
nortonsimon.org

  BABYTIME | FEB 3, 10, 17 & 24
10am > ALTADENA Public Library
For babies who are not yet walking – lullabies, nursery rhymes and books that stimulate baby brain development.
altadenalibrary.org
 
BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK | THROUGH FEB 13
All Day > GLENDORA Public Libray
Can’t decide what to read next? Let fate make the decision for you.  ci.glendora.ca.us
  SHAPE OF MY HEART | FEB 7
2-3pm > Norton Simon Museum, PASADENA
Read a story that explores the shapes around us, then create a piece of artwork. FREE with admission.  nortonsimon.org
 

ROMEO & JULIET AND CARMEN SUITE | FEB 13
8pm > Haugh Performing Arts Center, GLENDORA
A must-see for all dance lovers as the Moscow Festival Ballet brings two of the most romantic classical works to the stage.
haughpac.com

  JUMP N JAMMIN’ IN THE PARK | FEB 19
4-7pm > Finkbiner Park, GLENDORA
Jump and jam the night away with 8 inflatables, gaming trucks, refreshments, music & more! Ages 12 and under.
cityofglendora.org
 
    MONDAY MOVIE NIGHT: THE ARISTOCATS | FEB 22
6-7:45pm > MONROVIA Public Library
Enjoy freshly popped popcorn and cuddle up with your family for a purr-ific movie! 
cityofmonrovia.org
 
Home & Garden   Entertainment

WATER SYMPOSIUM | FEB 6
9am-5pm > Descanso Gardens, LA CAÑADA
Come hear about gardening practices that can help you be waterwise all year round. 

descansogardens.org
  LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL | FEB 13
10am-5pm > Garfield Ave. & Almansor St., ALHAMBRA
Chinese New Year street festival with food vendors, cultural exhibits, entertainment and kid activities.
alhambranewyearfestival.com
 
ANNUAL CAMELLIA SHOW | FEB 13-14
Sat 1-4:30pm, Sun 10:30am-4:30pm
Huntington Library, SAN MARINO
Participants display their prize-winning blooms, demos and plants are available for purchase. 
huntington.org
  LA PHIL NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT | FEB 20
8-9pm > SAN GABRIEL Mission Playhouse
A FREE, special neighborhood concert with Los Angeles
Philharmonic! 
missionplayhouse.org
 
SPRING HOME & GARDEN SHOW | FEB 19-21
Fri 12-7pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-6pm
POMONA Fairplex

Informative displays & seminars on the newest ideas in home
improvement and remodeling for inside and outside.
fairplex.com
  CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION | FEB 20-21
10:30am–4:30pm > Huntington Library, SAN MARINO
2-day family event with lion dancers, calligraphy, brush painting, martial arts demos, Chinese music and more!  huntington.org
 
Food & Wine   Architecture Tours

A WINE AFFAIR WINE WALK | FEB 6
6-10pm > Along Glendora Avenue, GLENDORA
Enjoy great wine, food and music at this annual wine walk! Delicious hors d’oeuvres will be served. 
glendorawinewalk.com
  OLD PASADENA WALKING TOUR | FEB 6
Tours Begin: 9am > Old PASADENA
Tour Pasadena’s original downtown, discovering one of the finest examples of downtown revitalizations.
pasadenaheritage.org
 
WINE & CUISINE TASTING BENEFIT | FEB 19
Early Admission: 6pm, Event: 7pm
Villa del Sol d’Oro, SIERRA MADRE
An evening of quality wines, food tastings and live entertainment.
  sierramadrelibraryfriends.org
  GAMBLE HOUSE FIRE & LIGHT TOUR | FEB 17
10am > The Gamble House, PASADENA
An in-depth tour exploring the exquisite glass windows, light fixtures,wall sconces and more! 
gamblehouse.org
 

Download the PDF Calendar!

 


Posted on January 25, 2016 at 12:59 pm
Podley Properties | Posted in Events Calendar |

Homes For Our Golden Years

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Homes are reflective of our personalities, our goals and our stage of life. As we grow and change, our homes should accommodate and facilitate a successful lifestyle. But this transition isn’t always smooth.

Pasadena Now sat down with Realtor, Meredith McKenzie, to talk about how she guides people towards more sustainable homes that will see them through their sunset years. Sometimes this means finding a new home and location that can better serve you.

“As I move into 2016. I’m going to be focusing more on being a service not only to my current client base who wants to live a sustainable lifestyle. But also to focusing more on those sellers who are reaching the point in their life where it’s now time for them to do what I call retirement relocation,” she said. This move can make it easier for people to make the most of their retirement savings, have better access to public transportation and hospitals and live nearer to family. Meredith especially understands these life transition needs as she is a baby boomer herself.

“Sometimes it’s because they are retiring from one job but they still were young enough that they wanted to do other work and they want to relocate to where that possible work opportunity is,” she added. But most people are looking for an appropriate low cost area where they can enjoy a high quality of life in their senior years.

Although everyone’s needs are different, McKenzie has noticed a few trends. “They’re usually looking for a single family, single story property. They don’t want stairs anymore so that’s important to them… I also see an increased desire in homes for what I call the younger seniors who are pretty much the ages 60 to 75. They’re buying a house that either has a guest property or has a wing that makes it feasible for their children and grandchildren to come and spend time with them,” she added. Other features like walk-in tubs and wide doorways are important considerations for people with mobility issues.

For some, senior communities are the right choice but others prefer more independence.

“I recommend that my clients focus on a single family home with one story and an easy care yard or on a one-level unit in a planned community for active seniors,” she added. McKenzie is willing to shop around for the best fit for her clients and understands how a good house can make a great home. Because Meredith is a member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Relocation Network, she can assist her clients with home buying and home selling needs anywhere in the world.

Meredith McKenzie is a Broker Associate with Podley Properties, 897 Granite Drive Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 344-9755 or email her at arroyolover@gmail.com.

For more Pasadena Living articles or to see the original posting, visit PasadenaNow.com


Posted on January 21, 2016 at 11:40 am
Podley Properties | Posted in News |

New Agents Join Our 2016 Team!

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LESLIE ARY

Sierra Madre

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JAN GRETEMAN
Sierra Madre

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BRITTANY KALLIN
Monrovia

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JIM MANOLEDES
Pasadena

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ANDI PALMATIER
Pasadena

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DEBRA PLUMMER

Pasadena

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MICHAEL ROBLETO
Pasadena

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SUMMER SALINAS

Monrovia

 

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VICTORIA TABAKIAN
Pasadena

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STEVE VOORS

Pasadena

 

 


Posted on January 13, 2016 at 4:11 pm
Podley Properties | Posted in New Associates |

Podley Pasadena is Hiring an Office Assistant

JOB OPENING!

Position open in Pasadena for a part-time Office Assistant – Real Estate Office Experienced

Assisting in all facets of a successful real estate office. Duties would include receptionist, administrative and assistant with transaction management. The ideal candidate would be flexible in their available hours, including weekends. Looking for someone that can master the technological tools of today's real estate world, and assist sales associates in understanding how to use and apply them. The right candidate should be a quick learner, have ability to work in a team environment with good communication skills and multi-tasking capabilities.

Having good technology skills background in Real Estate including ZipForms, CAR documents and MLS service a plus.

Wage is based on skill set.

For additional details or to apply, contact: ed.afsharian@podley.com

 


Posted on January 12, 2016 at 3:11 pm
Podley Properties | Posted in News |

El Niño is Here, Be Prepared!

El Niño is here, and this is a critical time for El Niño Storm Disaster Preparedness. It’s not too late to prepare, and following these six simple steps will help ensure that you and your home are ready for the storm.

 

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Do you live in a California flood zone? Enter your address HERE to find out!

Find out your local CERT – Community Emergency Response Team at CERT-LA.com

 


Posted on January 5, 2016 at 9:20 am
Podley Properties | Posted in News |

January 2016 Events Calendar

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ROSEBOWL ACTIVITIES


ENTERTAINMENT


POST PARADE: SHOWCASE OF FLOATS | JAN 1-3
4-6:30pm > PASADENA, E. Sierra Madre Blvd. & E. Washington Blvd.
Following the Rose Parade, walk within a few feet of the floats and see the detail of each creative display! tournamentofroses.com

ABBAMANIA – NIGHT FEVER | JAN 9
8pm > ARCADIA Performing Arts Foundation

Be sure not to miss a fabulous show featuring the best of ABBA
and the Bee Gees! Go back in time when they ruled pop music. arcadiapaf.org

ROSE BOWL FLEA MARKET | JAN 10
9am-3pm > PASADENA, The Rose Bowl
Vintage treasure hunters & bargain seekers flock to discover antiques, vintage clothing, local art & specialty products. rosebowlstadium.com

FUN FLICK FRIDAY: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 | JAN 15
3:30pm > ALTADENA Public Library
Hotel owner Dracula is concerned his half-human grandson Dennis isn’t embracing his vampire heritage.
altadenalibrary.org

 

BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK | JAN 19-FEB 13
All Day > GLENDORA Public Library
Choose from a selection of mysterious books waiting for you to
“pick up” and “check out.” Drawing for prizes will be available too! ci.glendora.ca.us

   
EXPLORE NATURE


LOCAL CUISINE


MUSIC IN THE CHINESE GARDEN | JAN 6, 13, 20, and 27
1-3pm > SAN MARINO, Huntington Library

Enjoy traditional Chinese music in the garden, as a different solo musician performs weekly on classical Chinese instruments. huntington.org

FAMILY, FRIENDS & FOOD TRUCKS | JAN 7
5:30-9pm > Mt. Sierra College, MONROVIA
This FREE event includes vendors, great food, and music for all
ages to enjoy. Donations welcome. mtsierra.edu

SNOW DAY AT LACY PARK | JAN 30
10am-2pm > SAN MARINO, Lacy Park
40 tons of snow will be delivered for sledding, throwing snowballs and making snowmen. ci.san-marino.ca.us

PASADENA CHEESEBURGER WEEK | JAN 10-16
Times Vary > Various PASADENA Restaurants
Celebrate the birth of the cheeseburger when 40 of Pasadena’s
favorite restaurants, lounges & burger joints offer their signature burgers and deals at this annual event. pasadenarestaurantweek.com

   
DO-IT-YOURSELF FUN


ARTS


FAMILY DAY: A ROOM OF YOUR OWN | JAN 9
1-3pm > PASADENA, Norton Simon Museum
See the intimate settings of Édouard Vuillard’s lithographs & create a 3D model with your friends & family. FREE with admission. nortonsimon.org

OUTSIDE IN EXHIBIT | THROUGH JAN 10
12-5pm > PASADENA, Art Center’s Williamson Gallery
An exhibit themed around the ascendance of street art in visual culture, in celebration of Art Center’s 85th anniversary. williamsongallery.net/outsidein

EXPLORING NATURE & WATERCOLOR | JAN 16
2pm-3:30pm > PASADENA Museum of California Art
Venture outside the Museum to sketch and paint a watercolor based on their findings. All ages and FREE! pmcaonline.org

CREATIVE ARTS GROUP FACULTY SHOW | JAN 29
7-9pm > SIERRA MADRE, 108 N. Baldwin Ave.
Opening night of an exhibit of work created by the Creative
Arts Group instructors. Continutes through Feb 26th. creativeartsgroup.org

ART FOR TOTS: DANCE | JAN 19
11am and 1pm > LA CAÑADA, Descanso Gardens
Invertigo Dance Theatre returns to Descanso Gardens with an interactive dance for all ages. Part of FREE 3rd Tuesday. descansogardens.org

LA BOARD GAME JAM | JAN 30
11am-11pm > PASADENA, 87 N. Raymond Ave.
Ten teams have 5 hours to brainstorm, design & complete a
board game with an identical set of materials. Winners receive prizes! laboardgamejam.com
 

MUSEUMS FREE-FOR-ALL | JAN 30
12-5pm > Local Museums & more!
LA CAÑADA , Descanso Gardens
PASADENA, Armory Center for the Arts
PASADENA, USC Pacific Asia Musuem
PASADENA, Pasadena Museum of California Art

Over 20 museums – presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history and science – open their doors for visitors FREE of
charge. socalmuseums.org

Download Complete Calendar HERE!


Posted on December 31, 2015 at 9:31 am
Podley Properties | Posted in Events Calendar |

Podley Welcomes Jan Greteman

GretemanJ_Headshot2015_TRIBJan has unique qualifications that make her a true real estate talent. She gained an in-depth knowledge of the real estate business early in life from exposure to her family’s real estate business. Having enjoyed a highly successful career in high-end retail and luxury consumer product businesses for powerhouse brands such as Saks, Nordstrom’s, Lancome, Estee Lauder and The Body Shop, Jan now applies her renowned work ethic, focus, marketing savvy, finely-honed negotiating skills and superb instincts to her real estate business.

A natural when it comes to client relations and customer service, Jan excels in the art of listing and communicating having led and motivated large sales teams, managed multimillion-dollar budgets and forged client relationships across the U.S., Europe and China.

Today, as a real estate professional, Jan calls on her highly-regarded skills to maximize exposure for client properties and to orchestrate the numerous complexities of the real estate process as she guides her buyers and sellers through to rewarding outcomes.

After a professional life in the worlds of beauty and image, Jan has an unerring eye for good design and visual appeal. This makes her an invaluable resource to sellers in staging their homes for maximum buyer attraction and in helping buyers visualize the potential of the properties they’re considering.

Jan’s formidable skills have come together in a whole new way, and her clients have one word for the total package: Invaluable.

 

JAN C. GRETEMAN 
REALTOR®, SRES, GREEN
Cell 626.975.4033  |  Jan@JanGreteman.com
www.JanGreteman.com  |  CalBRE #01943630
30 N. Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

 


Posted on December 23, 2015 at 8:22 am
Podley Properties | Posted in New Associates, News |

L.A. Times Home of the Week: A Century-old Italian Revival in South Pasadena

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The Italian Revival May House in South Pasadena was built more than a century ago for local investor and banker Ernest H. May. A leaded-glass entry, wainscoting and a decorative Batchelder tile fireplace are among the period details.

Location: 401 Oaklawn Ave., South Pasadena 91030

Asking price: $3.595 million

Year built: 1912

Architect: Frohman & Martin

House size: Five bedrooms, three bathrooms, 5,335 square feet

Lot size: 18,698 square feet

Features: Hardwood floors, wooden staircase, living room, wood-paneled library with fireplace, formal dining room with wood-beamed ceiling, granite kitchen counters, butlers pantry, outdoor wet bar and BBQ area, garden playhouse with electricity, two-car garage with ground-floor bathroom and a second-floor guest quarters with full bath and kitchen.

About the area: Last year, 139 single-family homes sold in the 91030 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.075 million, according to CoreLogic. That was a 16.2% price increase from 2013.

Agent: Matt Littell, Podley Properties, (626) 755-4428; Boyd Smith, Podley Properties, (626) 755-1669; Travis Buhl, Teles Properties, (818) 726-3406

Listing Website: 401Oaklawn.com


Posted on December 21, 2015 at 5:48 pm
Podley Properties | Posted in New Listings |

PFAR Installs 2016 President Bill Podley

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Nearly 400 REALTORS®, Affiliates and special guests welcomed Bill Podley as the new president of the Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS® (PFAR) at its 109th Annual Inaugural and Awards Luncheon at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena on December 11. Ray Wells served as master of ceremonies for the program that included installation of the 2016 Board of Directors and presentation of awards.

See Event Photos

California Association of REALTORS® Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young installed Bill Podley as PFAR’s 2016 President. Taking over from outgoing President Todd Hays, Podley enters his fourth term as Association President, with previous terms in 1984, 1985 and 1997. He has also served as a Director at the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) from 1984 to 2000 and 2004 to 2013.

Joining Podley on the 2016 Board of Directors are President-Elect Shahe Seuylemezian, Secretary Emilie Broughton and Treasurer Chelby Crawford. Directors include David Booth, Marilyn Simon, Steve Haussler, John Hickey, Barry Jones, Immediate-Past President Todd Hays and Affiliate Director Diana Rafeedie-Nofal.

See more at PFAR


Posted on December 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm
Podley Properties | Posted in News |