Podley Properties Welcomes Sam Fakih to the Glendora Office

 


Sam’s introduction to the real estate business began when he was young, with his parents flipping homes as a side business
. Growing up around the real estate world instilled a business mentality in Sam, which led him to major in business administration, with and emphasis on finance, real estate and law. He was raised in Glendora, and looks forward to working in and serving the Glendora community.
In addition to his passion for real estate and business, Sam is also a car fanatic, and enjoys spending time at the gym and boxing.

 

 

 

 

Sam Fakih
REALTOR®
909.896.7980 | sam.m.fakih@gmail.com
755 E. Route 66., Glendora, CA 91740

CalBRE #02007251

 


Posted on February 24, 2017 at 8:46 am
Podley Properties | Posted in New Associates |

March 2017 Events Calendar


3
| GOLDEN BOUGH AT THE COFFEE GALLERY

8pm > The Coffee Gallery Backstage, ALTADENA
Enjoy the traditional music of the Celtic nations in Altadena!
coffeegallery.com


3-5
| ART IN BLOOM

Creative Arts Group, SIERRA MADRE
A unique art exhibition in which local florists create artistic, floral interpretations of art pieces.
creativeartsgroup.org


4
| DUARTE COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR

8-11:30am > Duarte Community Center
Community health fair offering a variety of free health care screenings and info sessions.
duartechamber.com


4
| 24th ANNUAL WESTERN ROUND-UP

10am-2pm > LA CAÑADA Community Center
A day of western-themed fun for the whole family! Pony rides, games, petting zoo & more!
cclcf.org


4-5, 11-12
| CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

9am-5pm > Descanso Gardens, LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE
Springtime celebration featuring music, origami, food and guided garden walks.
descansogardens.org


5
| 626 GOLDEN STREETS

9am-3pm > Various SAN GABRIEL VALLEY locations
Walk, run, skate​, bike and explore! ​18+ miles of open streets link 6 Foothill Gold Line stations.
626goldenstreets.com


7
| HOUSE MUSIC CONCERT SERIES

7pm > Gamble House, PASADENA
The Gamble House living room transforms into an intimate music venue with reception on the terrace.
gamblehouse.org


8-16
| PASADENA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Participating PASADENA Theatres
The best of the best in independent film are showcased at this annual 9-day festival.
pasadenafilmfestival.org


11, 18, 25
| LAZY KNITTING WORKSHOP SERIES

2pm > MONROVIA Public Library
FREE workshop to design and knit your own statement necklace, garland & tote bag. Supplies provided.
cityofmonrovia.org


12
| WISTARIA FESTIVAL

9am-5pm > Downtown SIERRA MADRE
Come stop by the Podley booth! Tour the world’s largest wistaria vine, enjoy live music & family-friendly activities.
sierramadrechamber.com


17-18
| BATTLE OF THE BIG BANDS

7pm > Haugh Performing Arts Center, GLENDORA
Citrus College’s Blue Note Orchestra & Azusa Pacific University’s Jazz Ensemble face off in a musical duel.
haughpac.com


19
| LOS ANGELES MARATHON

6:30am > Dodger Stadium, LOS ANGELES
Over 25,000 athletes from all 50 states will set out on a marathon run from Dodger stadium all the way to Santa Monica.
lamarathon.com


20
| MONDAY MOVIE NIGHT: THE GOOD DINOSAUR

6pm > MONROVIA Public Library
Imagine a world where dinosaurs & humans live side-by-side. Enjoy freshly popped popcorn.
cityofmonrovia.org


24
| TEEN FILM: DOCTOR STRANGE

3:30pm > ALTADENA Library
Gather your friends & enjoy a flick about a former neurosurgeon drawn into the world of the mystic arts.
altadenalibrary.org


24
| CHALK PAINT® PAINT-A-PIECE WORKSHOP

5pm > Knot Too Shabby, GLENDORA
Bring and learn how to paint, distress & wax your furniture.
knottooshabby.net


24-26
| HUCK FINN FISHING DERBY & CAMPOUT

Times Vary > SIERRA MADRE Settling Basin
Fantastic opportunity for families to get experience camping & fishing at this 3-day annual event.
cityofsierramadre.com


25
| AN EVENING OF WINE & CHOCOLATE

5pm > La Fetra Center, GLENDORA
Enjoy a sit down evening of scrumptious chocolates paired with the perfect wine.
ci.glendora.ca.us


25
| MARIACHI WOMEN’S FESTIVAL: ¡VIVA VERACRUZ!

7:30pm > SAN GABRIEL Mission Playhouse
A unique musical journey from jarocho fandango to mariachi fiesta.
missionplayhouse.org


25
| PEACOCK DAY

9:30am-4:30pm > LA Arboretum & Botanic Garden, ARCADIA
Celebrate the peacock with activities exploring their amazing habits & attributes.
arcadiaca.gov

 

DOWNLOAD THE EVENTS CALENDAR HERE!


Posted on February 19, 2017 at 3:44 pm
Podley Properties | Posted in Podley Calendar |

Podley Properties Welcomes Jean-Carlo Fernandez to the Monrovia Office

 

Jean-Carlo is a San Gabriel Valley native, having grown up and attending schools in Arcadia his whole life. This has given him a great understanding of the lifestyle and identity of the San Gabriel Valley, and has helped to encourage his passion and appreciation for the unique real estate and architecture of the area. He has experience in almost all aspects of real estate transactions, from his previous work in mortgages and lending, to his interior design and staging work, to his participation in multiple home development projects.


In addition to his passion and experience in real estate, Jean-Carlo has a love for baseball, and has competed throughout his time in high school and college. He has also coached youth athletics throughout the area, including several prestigious private schools, from La Salle High School in Pasadena to Loyola High School in Los Angeles.


Jean-Carlo is looking forward to helping people sell or find their future dream home, and is truly excited about being an extension of the Podley Properties family.

 

Jean-Carlo Fernandez
REALTOR®
626.824.0107 | jc.fernandez@podley.com
242 W. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016
CalBRE #02001642


Posted on February 16, 2017 at 10:18 am
Podley Properties | Posted in New Associates |

The Historic Craftsman Grassie House Featured on CurbedLA

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‘Impeccably Restored’ Altadena Craftsman asks $1.999M

Built in 1913

By Bianca Barragan

This article was originally published on Curbed LA


1979 MAR VISTA AVENUE, ALTADENA 91001 | 1979MarVista.com


This “impeccably restored,” 1913 house in Altadena is checking off all the boxes for a dream Craftsman: handsome built-ins, gleaming hardwood floors, window seats, and three fireplaces sporting Batchelder tiles.


With all those details, it’s no surprise that, as the listing copy notes, the residence has made appearances on Pasadena Heritage’s Architectural Tour, “because of its exemplary construction and pristine level of preservation.”


Beyond the wide front porch, the approximately 4,000-square-foot Craftsman house holds a very large kitchen, a butler’s pantry, a formal dining room, and French doors to the rear yard.


Five of the house’s six bedrooms are upstairs, as well as two of its three bathrooms. One of the bedrooms is an ample master suite with an attached master suite holding dual vanities and a travertine shower. The master bedroom also opens out onto a its own private patio.


The six-bedroom house is located in Altadena’s County Club neighborhood, on lot encircled with trees that’s less than a mile away from the neighborhood’s namesake country club.

Listed by: Dhari Thein CalBRE #01403784

 

 

 

 

 


Posted on February 8, 2017 at 10:36 am
Podley Properties | Posted in New Listings, News |

Podley Properties 2016 Top Producers Celebrate at the Rose Bowl

L to R: Crystal Narramore, Stuart Wann, Rana Madain, Regina DaVanzo, Jim Rock, Linda Seyffert, Matt Littell, Kathy Gibson, Nancy Valentine, Megan Ferrell, Troy Wilson. Not Pictured: Jeannie Garr Roddy, Monica Hsu, Bernadette Pittroff, Dhari Thein


Podley Properties held the 2016 Top Producers Celebration Party at the historic Rose Bowl in Pasadena to celebrate the hard work and dedication of their top producing associates and company staff. 68 associates earned an invitation to attend the celebration where they enjoyed dinner, cocktails, private stadium tours and an abundance of celebration! Also a special congratulations to Stuart Wann for being named Rookie of the Year!


Podley Properties was proud to announce at the celebration its Top Producers for 2016 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, Chairman of Podley Properties about the Top Producers. Added Crystal Narramore, President, “We are acutely aware of the time, energy and sacrifice it takes to be a Top Ten producer. These associates are the best of the best, and we honor their dedication to client satisfaction and excellence in all they do.”

 


View photos from the Celebration Party HERE!

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Posted on February 8, 2017 at 9:37 am
Podley Properties | Posted in News |

Podley Properties Announces the 2016 Top Producers!

February 2nd, 2017
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Podley Properties is proud to recognize and celebrate its Top Producers for 2016! 68 associates earned an invitation to attend the celebration at the Rose Bowl which included cocktails, dinner and private tours of the stadium. The prestigious designation reflects these highly productive associates’ deep commitment to being the best in the real estate profession.
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REGINA
DAVANZO
LA CAÑADA
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MEGAN
FERRELL
MONROVIA
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JEANNIE
GARR RODDY
LA CAÑADA
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KATHY
GIBSON
PASADENA

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MONICA
HSU
PASADENA
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MATT
LITTELL
LA CAÑADA
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RANA
MADAIN
GLENDORA
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BERNADETTE
PITTROFF
PASADENA
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JIM
ROCK
PASADENA
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LINDA
SEYFFERT
PASADENA
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DHARI
THEIN
ALTADENA
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NANCY
VALENTINE
LA CAÑADA
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TROY
WILSON
MONROVIA

Posted on February 2, 2017 at 2:22 pm
Podley Properties | Posted in News |

Stunning International Mid-Century Modern Featured on CurbedLA

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For $1.795M, a post and beam gem in Pasadena

Walls of glass and terrazzo floors

By Bianca Barragan

This article was originally published on Curbed LA

815 LAGUNA ROAD, PASADENA 91105 | 815Laguna.com

In the San Rafael hills of Pasadena, this 1956 post and beam by modernist architect and builder Eugene Weston III offers walls of glass, midcentury charm, and an excellent use of space not just within the house but on the roomy, over-12,000-square-foot lot.

Weston graduated from what’s now the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and built numerous midcentury homes throughout Los Angeles. He was a third-generation builder in LA: his father, Eugene Weston, was an architect whose firm designed the American Legion building on Highland Avenue, and in the late 1800s his grandfather had a company that built stone bungalows.

 

This particular house spreads out over 3,015 square feet, and greets guests with terrazzo floors in the entryway. The living room opens onto a deck and features a large fireplace.

 

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.

 

Included in the house’s three bedrooms are a master suite with a private “retreat area” that looks out onto the rear yard through large glass walls. There’s also an elevator connecting to the house’s lower level, where there’s a full bathroom and closet.

 

In the rear yard, among the mature trees and landscaping, there is an additional “garden structure” that has its own half bathroom.

 


Listed by: Rob Weise & Ed Afsharian
CalBRE #00558068  & #00790083  


Posted on January 27, 2017 at 5:47 pm
Podley Properties | Posted in New Listings |

Podley Properties Welcomes Greg Terry to the Glendora Office

We are pleased to announce Greg Terry has joined the Podley Properties Glendora office. Greg said “my decision was based on a number of criteria including the fact that Podley is the oldest and largest independently owned real estate firm in the San Gabriel Valley.” He also cited the that, by joining Podley Properties, he will be able to provide a consistent, well branded advertising campaign, the latest technology and support, uniquely aligned to place his clients’ homes at the top of local home buyers’ must-see list.

Greg’s twenty-four years of professional sales experience at firms like Xerox Corporation, Cisco Systems and a local Authorized Xerox Sales Agency has enabled him to develop a customer-first mentality whereby the mantra “whatever it takes” is applied to do whatever is possible to provide the best service to his customers. Welcome to the team Greg!

 

Greg Terry
REALTOR®
626.806.2108 | greg.terry@podley.com
755 E. Route 66, Glendora, 91740
CalBRE #02023218


Posted on January 27, 2017 at 9:43 am
Podley Properties | Posted in New Associates |

LA Times Home of the Day: The Atherton

Article by Lauren Beale, originally appeared at LATimes.com


Near the grand old mansions for which Pasadena is known, this single-level condo has a tranquil garden setting that takes in views of mature trees, lawn and a courtyard with a fountain. The second-story location ensures privacy, while an elevator provides access. Community features include a swimming pool with a spa.


Address: 294 Palmetto Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105


Property Website: 294Palmetto.com


Price:
 $775,000

 


Built: 1975


Lot size: Not applicable


House size: 1,416 square feet, two bedrooms, two bathrooms


Features:
Front and back balconies, living room fireplace, master bedroom walk-in closet, built-in shelving, laundry area


About the area: 
The median sale price for single-family homes in the 91105 ZIP Code in December was $1.513 million based on 12 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 33.8% decrease compared with the same month the previous year.


Agent: Megan Spargo-Ferrell, Podley Properties, (626) 639-1662



Posted on January 25, 2017 at 9:55 am
Podley Properties | Posted in New Listings, News |

Podley Properties Agents Awarded at the AAR Luncheon

On January 20th, the Arcadia Association of REALTORS® held their Annual Installation of Officers & Directors Luncheon at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Monrovia.

Podley Properties agent Margaret Garemore received the Arcadia Association of REALTORS®(AAR) Volunteer of the Year award in recognition of the time and dedication she gives to the association.

 

(L) Margaret Garemore receives the AAR Volunteer of the Year Award, (R) Podley agents at the AAR Luncheon

 

In addition to the award, Margaret was installed as the President Elect and will serve as the AAR President in 2018. For 2017, she will continue her role as Chair of the AAR Grievance Committee.


Another Podley Properties agent, Judy Webb-Martin, received the AAR Community Service Year award in recognition of all that she has done in giving back to the community. Judy was in Alaska visiting her grandchildren, but fellow Podley agent and friend Katie Orth was there to accept the award on her behalf.


Congratulations Margaret and Judy, and thank you for all of your hard work. Podley Properties is honored to have you on our team!

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Posted on January 20, 2017 at 3:32 pm
Podley Properties | Posted in News |