Coaching has always been something that Robb Buzzini has gravitated towards. He applies his great coaching skills to his business, coaching and guiding his clients through their real estate transactions.
Following high school, Robb served as an Assistant Coach for his high school in Santa Rosa. He also coached a basketball team for the Boys and Girls Club for ages 15-18. After moving to Pasadena in 2010, Robb served as Head Coach of the JV baseball team at St. John Bosco School in Bellflower.
This past year Robb has coached 4 youth teams that his children, Avery (8) & Jack (5) play on: 6U Soccer for AYSO Region 13, Kinder Co-Ed, first & second grade girls for Upward Basketball in Pasadena and Tee-Ball for Central Altadena Little League.
“I always look for ways our teams can be better” says Robb. “Whether that was strategy or simply knowing the rules, I wanted everyone on my team to be prepared.” Robb remembers what his Little League coach told him at 11 years old. That he was an extension of him on the field, earning him the nickname “Coach.” He was prouder of that than any on the field accomplishment. It is something Robb still applies to his life today.
For Robb, the thrill of helping a child get their first hit, make a basket, or score a goal matches the thrill of helping a first time home buyer or seller achieve their goals.
|Opportunity Knocks! Located in the equestrian area of Shadow Hills both lots are zoned for horses & offer stunning panoramic views. The lots are separately owned but offer a unique opportunity for builders and developers.|
Listed by Nancy Valentine
Bears, deer, a lone kangaroo. Fairhaven in La Cañada Flintridge kept an exotic menagerie in residence when it was the home of Academy Award-winning actor Victor McLaglen and his wife, horsewoman Enid Lamont McLaglen. Visit LATimes.com to read the complete feature on 1219 Journeys End!
June 21, 2018
The PFAR® Charitable Foundation hosted their 27th annual Charity Wine Tasting and Auction in Altadena. This event is a wonderful opportunity for real estate professionals to come together in creating a better community. Proceeds from the event went to benefit local charities. We would like to thank all of the Realtors for supporting this event. And an extra special thank you is in order for PFAR Charitable Foundation Co-Chair Michele Giffin for helping to make the event such a success!
Visit PFAR.org or more info on upcoming charitable events
Celebrate the 4th of July
Memorial Park > Times Vary
3: Pre-parade picnic, music, kids zone & more.
4: Celebrate all day with a 5k fun run, followed by the annual parade, music, games & fireworks.
Pasadena | Americafest
Rose Bowl Stadium > 2-9:30pm
4: Don’t miss this world-renowned fireworks show & entertainment at America’s Stadium.
Lacy Park > Opens: 7am, Fireworks: 9pm
4: Celebrate with food, fun zone, parade, entertainment & fireworks.
Library Park > Entertainment: 3pm, Music: 7pm, Fireworks: 9pm
4: Monrovia celebrates with entertainment, live music & fireworks.
South Pasadena | Festival of Balloons
Locations Vary > 7am-4pm, Fireworks: 9pm
4: Parade showcasing the balloons, pancake breakfast, celebration at the park & fireworks.
Crescenta Valley High School > 4-9:30pm
4: Annual celebration with live music, food from Berlin Truck & Slammin’ Sliders & fireworks.
Music in the Park
Memorial Park > 6-8pm
1: Sierra Madre Music Co.
8: Cash Up Front
15: Sgt. Peppers
22: Alumni Acoustic
29: Tenor Daniel Rodriguez
Finkbiner Park Bandshell > 6pm
1: City Beat and the Main Street Horns
8: Kings of 88
22: Creedence Relived
29: Night Owl Jazz Orchestra
La Cañada Flintridge
Memorial Park > 6-8pm
1: FM Radio
8: The Jack Lantz Big Band
15: My Generation
22: Cold Duck
29: Past Action Heroes
Farnsworth Park > 7pm
7: Kenny Sara & the Sounds of New Orleans
14: Susie Hansen Latin Band
21: Lisa Haley & the Zydekats
28: Mary Jane’s Last Dance
Saturdays at Station Square Amphitheater
Sundays at Library Park
Parks After Dark Concerts > 5:30-7:30pm
14: Jazz it Up! (Washington Park)
21: 80’s Vibes (Central Park)
Norton Simon Museum > 5-6pm
14: Del Mar Trio
21: Marlon Martinez & the Jazz Marlonius Quartet
Movie Nights Under the Stars
Old Pasadena Summer Cinema
Across Old Pasadena > Times Vary
5-28: Movie series featuring 17 screenings in various urban locations.
Finkbiner Park Bandshell > Dusk
11: Lego Ninjago
Memoral Park > 8pm
13: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
27: Sherlock Gnomes
21: Space Jam (Julian Fisher Park)
28: The Sandlot (Recreation Park)
Fun in the Outdoors
Classic Car Nights
Lake Avenue Church, Pasadena > 6-8pm
13 & 27: Classic car show with burgers, live music, a raffle & all ages fun.
Colorado Street Bridge Party
Colorado Street Bridge, Pasadena > 6-11:30pm
14: Music, dance, activities & more. Visit the Podley volunteers at the wine & beer bar!
Glendora Village Art Walk
Glendora Village > 5-8pm
20: Featured artists interact throughout the Village while showcasing their pieces & process.
Dancing Under the Stars
The Paseo, Pasadena
Dance Lesson: 7-7:30pm, Music: 7:30-9:30pm
20 & 27: Learn some dancing steps, then enjoy free live motown & rock.
MAFA Summer Art Walk
Old Town Monrovia > 7-10pm
28: Stroll in the cool summer air & enjoy art demos, live music & more.
Sarah Zarcone has lived her entire life under the warm California sun. An alum of UCSB (Go Gauchos!), she earned her bachelor’s degree with a double major in Law & Society and Communication. She then achieved an MBA from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, before beginning a career in Film and Video Production.
Film and Video Production has many similarities to real estate. Both take place in fast paced environments with lots of moving pieces, a multitude of personalities, negotiations, contracts and details galore. It involves planning to get the job done well & on-time, problem solving when unexpected changes occur and keeping everything within budget. Sarah loved everything about it. However, she craved a deeper connection with clients and wanted to make a greater impact on their lives. She decided to take her education, background and skills and focus it on a seamless transition into real estate.
Sarah loves working with clients on important life decisions in real estate. She knows that the process of buying or selling a home can be overwhelming and confusing without the right person navigating. Sarah’s education, coupled with her experience and desire to build relationships and help others, make her an ideal fit to guide clients through the process of a real estate transaction. Sarah prides herself on being organized, friendly and approachable, along with her excellent communication skills. She values openness, honesty and, above all else, relationships with others.
Sarah lives in Upland with her wonderful husband, Dave, and their little old dog, Paco.
May 23rd, 2018
Every year Podley associates, alongside other area Realtors®, donate their time and effort to the Door of Hope and the PUSD Summer Reading Program. This year we had 10 agents donate their time and efforts for this wonderful program. “It’s very exciting to be part of the summer book for 2nd graders for PUSD,” says Bia Kasten. “I love seeing the real estate community sharing its time and resources for the success of the program.”
The program is a great way to encourage Pasadena’s youth to read. It also provides them with the tools (books) to do so. All together, the district ordered 1,500 books this year – enough to buy a book for every 2nd grader this year!
However, the work didn’t end there. The volunteers got together and labelled all of the books for the students. They then hand-delivered the books themselves to each 2nd grade class and to Door of Hope. The day of giving included a celebration, with musical performances by the students, costumes and fun!
This year’s participating agents:
Having participated in the sale of her own family’s home and the resulting the search for a new one on several occasions, MJ Gravel is keenly aware of the importance of each of the many choices involved in buying and selling real estate. Of course, there are both joys and worries that come with real estate transactions. MJ’s goal is to make your choice of an agent one that translates into straightforward success. Whether you are buying, selling, or managing both.
Her history in the hospitality industry, coupled with skill sets in relationship management and negotiations, as well as in working the often complex details of real estate transactions are key in this success. To facilitate ease in the process, MJ’s first priority is to fulfill client requests and negotiate in their best interest. Her passion in life, as in residential real estate, is for maintaining meaningful connections with friends, family, and clients.
Prior to joining Podley Properties as a residential REALTOR®, MJ spent 18 successful years in many fields. These include multifamily real estate, affordable housing finance and development, and business and community development. Her work experience includes: site identification and acquisition, financial structuring and identification of funding sources, community education & outreach, relationship management, advocacy, and project management in the development and rehabilitation of housing for those in need. MJ holds a Master’s Degree in Urban & Regional Planning, (M.A.U.R.P.) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion, with Honors, both from the University of Iowa. She is a Certified Housing Development Finance Professional, (H.D.F.P.) from the National Development Council.
MJ lives in South Pasadena with her husband, Brain, two of her wonderful kiddos, and two exquisite kitties. Her oldest daughter is married and lives in Columbus, OH, where she is a successful real estate agent. The San Gabriel Valley has been MJ’s sanctuary home for the past seven years. She an actively volunteers in her kiddo’s schools, and recently joined the South Pasadena Education Foundation (SPEF) – the fundraising arm of the South Pasadena Schools. As time permits, MJ contracts in Interior Design, enjoys baking, travel, hiking, biking and kayaking with her family. She also loves entertaining, and to see her kids on the stage any chance she gets.
Founded in 2014 by Realtor® Jacen Crehan and designer Daniel Coffman, Staged Spaces provides premium home staging and interior design services to the San Gabriel Valley, Inland Empire, LA, OC and beyond. With their team of vibrant designers, Staged Spaces’ goal is to take your space to the next level. Whether you’re preparing to sell your home or in need of a total home transformation, Staged Spaces are the dedicated professionals that will make it happen.
The birth of Staged Spaces started with Jacen jumping on an opportunity to stage his own home. “Going through the process turned out to be creatively fulfilling to both Daniel and I,” said Jacen.
Their dynamic is a perfect balance of the pair’s passion and expertise in design and business. Daniel’s event design background proved beneficial in gaining accounts with wholesale furniture companies, while Jacen’s real estate background and previous work in flipping homes for friends and family both set them up for professional success.
Staged Spaces’ services include home staging, interior design, remodel design, furniture sales, and computer modeling among many others.
They currently offer more than 30 collections between bedrooms, dining rooms and living spaces. Their décor collections were meticulously put together in order to pull off an elevated look to staging and design. Currently featured are the industrial-style Montreal Living Room set and the La Jolla Dining Set – a collection crafted with solid pine and mahogany wood.
Daniel and Jacen don’t just put furniture in a room. Their design showcases the best features of the home and helps create the most stunning marketing photos possible. In addition, they pride themselves on using their hand selected pieces to give a unique yet familiar “home” appeal to the new buyer.
Schedule your appointment for a no obligation home consultation by calling 626.765.4762, or emailing email@example.com
See some of Staged Spaces’ recent work below:
2830 Glenoaks Canyon Drive, Glendale // As Featured on CurbedLA
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May 25-28 // 45th Annual Memorial Weekend Fiesta Days
Memorial Weekend Fiesta days is an all-encompassing and complete small town community celebration including a vintage car show, music in the park, community BBQ, fireworks & more.