Podley Properties Welcomes MJ Gravel

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.

 

MJ Gravel

626.525.9646
mj.gravel@podley.com

#02058842

 

Posted on May 30, 2018 at 2:27 pm
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Podley Properties Welcomes Eddie Ramirez

Eddie Ramirez - New Associate
Eddie Ramirez believes maintaining a top & respected position in real estate requires an honest & personal touch with clients and business colleagues. These honest and lasting personal connections require trust & loyalty, and is what drives business forward. Protecting client’s interests and facilitating their requests & needs is always the top priority. Eddie brings a positive personality, enthusiasm, and knowledge to better assist clients in their real estate endeavors to create a positive client experience.


Eddie was raised in Southern California and has lived most of his adult life in the San Gabriel Valley. This has allowed him to gain great local knowledge of all the surrounding communities, including his hometown of Eagle Rock.

 

After nearly 20 years in the financial industry, Eddie packed up all the financial knowledge and obtained his real estate license in 2012 and partnered with Pete & Lisa Loeffler at RE/MAX Premier Properties. Eddie consistently achieved the prestigious RE/MAX 100% Club Award in 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 before making the move to Podley Properties in 2018.


In addition, Eddie actively involves himself in his “communities”. He serves as an MLS Committee Member and is a Director for the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors (PFAR). Eddie also served as a Director with the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council and Land Use Committee. As an avid cyclist, he has served as a Director for Pasadena Athletic Association since 2002, including President 2010-2012. In addition to family and bicycles, Eddie also enjoys camping, hiking, and traveling to new places.

 

Eddie Ramirez

818.421.7393
EddieRamirezHomes@gmail.com

#01912187

 

Posted on May 25, 2018 at 1:06 pm
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Podley Properties Welcomes Stuart Brawley

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From the moment Stuart Brawley purchased his first home in 2002, he knew he loved Real Estate. At the time, he was in the middle of a successful career as a music producer and songwriter. He remembers loving the whole process of home buying, from the search, to the negotiations, to the paperwork.

Buying and selling your home is a deeply personal experience. Having someone on your team that gets you and understands your vision makes the difference. Stuart makes sure his clients are educated in every step of the process. In addition, he loves helping families find their dream home as much as helping sellers take the next step in their lives when it’s time to move on.

Having lived 22 years in both LA and Atladena/Pasadena communities, Stuart knows the ins and outs of the community.

As a music producer, his primary job was bringing different skills, talents and ideas together to create a cohesive vision. Working with high demand clients like Michael Jackson, Don Henley, Barbra Streisand, Aerosmith, and Celine Dion gave Stuart the experience to work well under pressure, keep a project on track and deliver a great final product. He sees Real Estate through the same lens, and his mission for each transaction is to bring a team together with one goal in mind: a happy and successful escrow.

Stuart currently lives in Altadena with his partner and his daughter, who attends Pasadena Waldorf School. He remains passionate about music, building community, and volunteers regularly to work with students at his daughter’s school helping with concerts, events and outreach.

 

Stuart Brawley
818.473.5375

stuart.brawley@podley.com
#02014438

 

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 12:29 pm
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Podley Properties Welcomes Lana Cordero

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Lana Cordero has an educational background in law as well as 7 years experience in real estate construction, development, acquisition and marketing. She has continuously excelled as a business owner and publicist for over 3 years. She has been instrumental in orchestrating luxury events, business coordination and real estate transactions within the sports & entertainment industries.

 

Lana has a passion for all things real estate, entertainment, travel, hospitality and design. She excels in communication and enjoys exposing opportunities for her clients through creative marketing strategies including events, media, and public representation. It has always been Lana’s goal to pay forward her success by staying active with various causes and nonprofit organizations involving disadvantaged youth, individuals without a stable home and victims of abuse. She does not take on any task unless she believes that she can give it her all. She will not make any promises to you unless she believes she can keep them.


Lana’s goal is to understand your needs and ensure that she can meet your expectations. She is very passionate about all aspects of her career. Lana prides herself not only on getting you results, but also on providing an exceptional experience at the same time. No matter the project, big or small – Lana is here to assist you!

 

Lana Cordero
323.637.6369

lana@lanamercedez.com
#02030924

 

Posted on April 3, 2018 at 11:03 am
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Podley Properties Welcomes Jaclyn Lorenzo

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Born and raised in the Philippines, Jaclyn moved to California before turning 21. She worked as an Assistant to a Real Estate Broker for 5 years in Northern California. She moved to Southern California to pursue a Master’s Degree in Christian Counseling. Jaclyn worked in the school’s Business Office helping students with their financial accounts.

Jaclyn’s aim as she pursued Counseling was to develop her skills in working with people, before returning to Real Estate. Upon finishing her Counseling degree, she earned her License in Real Estate. She prayed to join a company that cares for their clients and each other, adheres to moral and ethical principles of honesty and fair dealing, and passionately strives to give the best at all times. Podley Properties met each criteria. She walked into that open door excited to start her career as a Realtor.

Jaclyn loves meeting and building friendships with people. Her previous work as a Real Estate Assistant combined with her counseling experience, attention to detail, and trustworthy character make her a great Realtor to work with. She is dedicated to providing you the support needed as you buy or sell properties, while making it a fun experience for you!

In addition to her passion in Real Estate, she enjoys hiking, going to the gym and the beach, and meeting up with friends over coffee or meal.

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Jaclyn Lorenzo

209.261.4585
jaclyn.lorenzo@podley.com
www.jaclynlorenzo.com
#02048386

 

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Posted on March 13, 2018 at 12:48 pm
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Podley Properties Welcomes Marianna Valdivia

Marianna Valdivia

Having grown up in Glendora and graduating from Glendora High School, Marianna Valdivia is very familiar with Glendora and the surrounding areas. She has always had an interest in real estate, and for the last 10 years she has worked in escrow. This experience in escrow helps Marianna to have a deeper understanding of the buying and selling process than most agents.

She loves to help people, and takes great pride and pleasure in helping clients in selling their current home or finding and buying their dream home. Marianna knows how stressful the home buying process can be. She makes the extra effort to let her clients know that they can trust her, and to provide the easiest experience as possible every step of the way.

Marianna is married with three children; two boys, five and three, and a stepdaughter who is sixteen.

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Marianna Valdivia

626.622.8332
marianna.valdivia@podley.com 

#02046038

 

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Posted on February 6, 2018 at 1:47 pm
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Podley Properties Welcomes Priscilla Nelson

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Priscilla Nelson grew up in Chino, California, where her father was a pastor at a local church serving the quaint community. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology from U.C. Riverside, she worked in cancer research at world-renowned City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte. She developed a love for real estate while living in beautiful Pasadena, California. The architectural significance of the homes and neighborhoods fueled her passion, and in 2011 she obtained her real estate license.

 

As a lifelong resident of the Inland Empire/San Gabriel Valley, Priscilla will use her insider knowledge to work to find a special property in your neighborhood of choice and utilize the latest marketing tools to expose your property to the widest possible range of qualified buyers.

 

Priscilla’s choice to partner with Podley Properties was an easy one to make. As a locally-based company, Podley Properties has a collaborative team that is knowledgeable enough to bring a supportive, personal experience to every transaction and established enough to be known for having an impeccable reputation and many years of experience in the communities it serves. Every transaction has the support of the company’s collective resources and expertise.

 

In her free time, Priscilla loves being with friends and family. She enjoys exploring new restaurants, seeing her favorite music artists perform, and participating in regional 5k/10K events.

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Priscilla Nelson

626.695.9638
priscilla@podley.com 

#01895528

 

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Posted on January 23, 2018 at 10:54 am
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Podley Properties Welcomes Diane Scalzo

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Diane Scalzo’s nature and passion are service oriented. Her service mindset uniquely positions her to provide the necessary client service at the center of all thriving relationships.

 

Prior to joining Podley Properties, Diane worked as administrative assistant to senior executives at Cable News Network and the Los Angeles Times. While at CNN, she assisted the Senior Executive for News and learned much about scheduling and on-time production. She also had the tremendous opportunity to work many years at the Los Angeles Times. She culminated her career there as senior administrative assistant to the President of the Los Angeles Times and Times Mirror.

 

Diane’s real estate career began in 2015 as assistant to a Podley Properties Top Producing agent. In this position, she realized real estate had a strong service element and an arena she wished to explore in greater depth. As a licensed agent, she has teamed up with Jim Rock, a 30 year professional and year-over-year Top Producer at Podley Properties.  

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Diane Scalzo

626.243.4241
diane.scalzo@podley.com 

#02036286

 

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Posted on January 11, 2018 at 9:43 am
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Podley Properties Welcomes Alex Velasco Arias

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Alex Velasco Arias brings a unique and extensive sales background to real estate. After 20 years working as a top salesperson and manager for a well-known luxury car line, he is now a residential Realtor helping clients make the best possible real estate decisions. Alex is committed to guiding buyers and sellers through every step of the process, from loan financing to assessing a home’s value to closing escrow. He is fluent in English and Spanish, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and has worked as a Spanish Court Interpreter. He has a passion for cooking, gardening and great movies, and lives with his wife of 25 years in Pasadena. Alex welcomes your calls to discuss all of your real estate needs.

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Alex Velasco Arias aporta una experiencia de ventas única y extensa en el sector inmobiliario. Después de haber trabajado 20 años como vendedor y administrador de ventas para una concesionaria de automóviles de lujo bien conocida, ahora es un agente inmobiliario residencial que ayuda a los clientes a tomar las mejores decisiones inmobiliarias posibles. Alex se compromete a guiar a los compradores y vendedores a lo largo de cada paso del proceso inmobiliario, desde el financiamiento de un préstamo, la evaluación del valor de una casa hasta el cierre del fideicomiso. Habla con fluidez inglés y español, tiene una licenciatura en Ingeniería Civil y ha trabajado como intérprete en los juzgados administrativos. Él tiene una pasión por la cocina, la jardinería, buenas películas y vive con su esposa de 25 años en Pasadena. Alex le da la bienvenida a sus llamadas para analizar todas sus necesidades inmobiliarias.

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Alex Velasco Arias

626.316.9480
alexvelasco44@gmail.com

#02011418

 

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Posted on January 4, 2018 at 10:02 am
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Welcome to the Podley Team!

Podley Properties Proudly Welcomes the 2017 New Associates

 

2017 New Associates - Anna Balashova 2017 New Associates - Paul Barnes 2017 New Associates - Robb Buzzini 2017 New Associates - Nick Demopulos 2017 New Associates - John Engelhard
Anna
Balashova
Pasadena

 

Paul
Barnes
La Cañada

 

Robb
Buzzini
Pasadena

 

Nick
Demopulos
Pasadena

 

John
Engelhard
La Cañada

 

2017 New Associates - Sam Fakih 2017 New Associates - JC Fernandez 2017 New Associates - Amanda Garcia 2017 New Associates - Glenn Golder 2017 New Associates - Hubert Ho
Sam
Fakih
Glendora

 

Jean-Carlo
Fernandez
Monrovia

 

Amanda
Garcia
La Cañada

 

Glenn
Golder
Pasadena

 

Hubert
Ho
Pasadena

 

2017 New Associates - Cheri Hsu 2017 New Associates - Elga Avanes 2017 New Associates - Tatia Loria 2017 New Associates - Priscilla Nelson 2017 New Associates - Tracey Pao
Cheri
Hsu
Pasadena

 

Elga
Kazanci
Monrovia

 

Tatia
Loria
Pasadena

 

Priscilla
Nelson
Glendora

 

Tracey
Pao
Pasadena

 

2017 New Associates - Brit Patel 2017 New Associates - Liz Phillips 2017 New Associates - Summer Salinas 2017 New Associates - Diane Scalzo 2017 New Associates - Greg Terry
Brit
Patel
Pasadena

 

Liz
Phillips
Altadena

 

Summer
Salinas
Monrovia

 

Diane
Scalzo
Pasadena

 

Greg
Terry
Glendora

 

2017 New Associates - Kenneth Tham 2017 New Associates - Alex Velasco-Arias 2017 New Associates - Jacob Yonan 2017 New Associates - Jodie Zappanti
Kenneth
Tham
Monrovia

 

Alex
Velasco-Arias
Pasadena

 

Jacob
Yonan
La Cañada

 

Jodie
Zappanti
Monrovia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on December 27, 2017 at 1:32 pm
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