Podley Coat Drive – Help us give back to the community!

Have an extra coat in your closet?

Let’s help those less fortunate this cold winter season by donating new or slightly used coats to the Union Rescue Mission — a local charity organization assisting the homeless.

1471 E. Altadena Drive, ALTADENA

755 E. Route 66, GLENDORA

846 Foothill Boulevard, LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE

242 W. Foothill Boulevard, MONROVIA

897 Granite Drive, PASADENA

30 N. Baldwin Avenue, SIERRA MADRE

 

For more information on the organization, visit urm.org | Twitter | Facebook

 

Posted on November 27, 2017 at 3:17 pm
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November 20th is Staff Appreciation Day!

In the spirit of Gratitude & Thanksgiving, Podley Properties dedicates November 20th as Staff Appreciation Day! We are proud to recognize this talented team of professionals who go above & beyond each day to support our 200+ associates.

Staff Appreciation

Posted on November 20, 2017 at 12:56 pm
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New to Real Estate? Learn How to Build New Business

Learn from Realtor® Nick Frias as he shares his strategies on working as a new agent and growing his business from scratch. Nick was named a C.A.R Rising Star for 2017, and in this interview with Crystal Narramore he will cover key metrics that set him up to achieve this high honor.


Hear Nick’s top success strategies in 2017:

  • Critical Marketing Tools & Activities
    (Social & print media, farming, mailings, work of mouth, etc.)
  • Time Management Skills
  • Continuing the Success
    How to jump start another successful year!

Real Estate video
Nick joined Podley Properties as a real estate agent in May, 2016. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate in the area. He serves his clients in all aspects of the buying and selling process. In addition to helping to his clients find their next home at the right price, he is also an excellent consultant on home selling tactics. Furthermore, Nick knows how to visually prepare homes to get his clients top dollar.

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 4:55 pm
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“Godspeed: The Story of Page Jones” Out Now on iTunes, Amazon

 

 

Godspeed: The Story of Page Jones is a documentary of a racecar driver’s recovery from a severe traumatic brain injury. Chronicling 20 years, Page Jones redefines victory while advocating for access to long-term rehabilitation for others. Page is living proof that with support, quality lives are within reach. The story begins with a crash. Page Jones’ young life passes before his eyes. With Indy 500 winner Parnelli Jones for a father, comparisons are easy. Page is expected to be a great driver and he is. Leading at Eldora Speedway in 1994, he hits the wall. The accident looks routine but is not. While rolling he is hit in the head by a passing racecar. By the time Page’s racecar stills, he is turning blue. His near death experience gives him a reason to choose life. He would not wake up fully for months having suffered a severe brain injury. Page does not remember being 22 but footage from his early recovery shows his struggle. While no family is prepared for the burdens of taking care of someone with such an injury, the Jones family is determined. Page will never race again, but he will have a life worth living. After 15 years, Page has a positive attitude and lives with his wife Jamie and their family. His short-term memory is unreliable. Learning new skills is difficult yet his daily pursuit. He is a working miracle. Page encourages his family to help him share his story and advocate for others who still struggle. His message is two-fold: access to quality rehabilitation is essential and never give up.

NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon and on iTunes!


This film was produced by Podley Properties agent Mary Leonard, along with Executive Producer Jay Leno.

View the promo by Jay Leno:

Posted on November 7, 2017 at 11:21 am
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9941 McBroom Street Featured in CurbedLA

The living room is a gem

9941 McBroom Street | Main

1930s Storybook with Tudor touches in Shadow Hills seeks $700K

9941 McBroom Street | Shadow Hills 91040

Tucked away in the San Fernando Valley’s Shadow Hills neighborhood, this Storybook-style house with Tudor touches sits on a lot measuring over a half acre.

The house was built with two bedrooms and bathrooms, but was later expanded to its current five-bedroom, three-bathroom layout.

Though some parts of the house are probably in need of some aesthetic updates, there are some timeless features here too. The sunken living room features a vaulted, beamed ceiling, period windows, a fireplace, and, under the stained glass window, a bay window seat.

The house holds a dining room, family room and kitchen, which still contains some retro-looking but “well-maintained knotty pine cabinetry,” like in a cabin in the woods.

Next to the house, there’s large flat area, “once the corral for horses,” a nod to the property’s equestrian past. Farther into the property, there’s also a paved patio and a kidney-shaped pool.

The property is listed for $699,900.

 

9941 McBroom Street | Interior 1

9941 McBroom Street | Interior 2

9941 McBroom Street | Kitchen

9941 McBroom Street | Backyard

9941 McBroom Street | Pool

 

Listed by Nancy Valentine, CalBRE #01305369

This article was originally published on Curbed LA.

By Bianca Barragan

 

 

Posted on November 7, 2017 at 9:35 am
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Nick Frias Receives the 2017 C.A.R. Rising Star Award

October 12, 2017
San Diego, CA
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Nick Frias received the C.A.R. (California Association of Realtors®) 2017 Rising Star award at the 2017 Broker Conference in San Diego. The Broker Conference is the kick-off to the CALIFORNIA REALTOR® EXPO, where thousands of industry professionals convene under one roof for three days of networking, learning, sharing ideas, and meeting 200+ exhibitors. The day ended with a cocktail reception. 

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Nick has been an excellent example of a new agent that has jumped in full force. He knows what needs to be done and has done an outstanding job of connecting in the office. He attends all sales and training meetings regularly, and shows up to the office every day! Nick collaborates and engages with experienced associates in the office. In addition to representing numerous buyers and sellers, he also had an out-of-state referral through our Relocation Services department and membership in LeadingRE® that earned Nick $3,261.60. He has a wonderful personality and is a joy to have in the office.”
 

– Ed Afsharian, Pasadena Office Manager

“Nick understands the importance of filling his pipeline. His eye is always on the horizon looking for new ways to connect with people. Nick has a strong work ethic, and we are proud of our association with him.” 
 

– Crystal Narramore, President of Podley Properties

 


C.A.R. EXPO 2017
San Diego Convention Center
October 10-12, 2017

San Diego

 

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Posted on October 13, 2017 at 9:43 am
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1771 Devon Road, Pasadena | Featured in CurbedLA

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Pasadena Mid-Century Comes with Rad Fireplace and Arroyo Views for $1.6M

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1771 Devon Road, Pasadena 91103

1771Devon.com | Open Sunday 2-4pm
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1771 Devon Road Living Room

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Overlooking the Arroyo Seco, this three-bedroom Pasadena house offers awesome views of the arroyo and beyond.

The main living room and dining area are one big open space, with floor to ceiling windows, skylights, and a vintage fireplace with an unusual circular opening. Elsewhere in the house, there’s another vintage touch: “a hip, 1950’s stereophonic turntable waiting to be restored.”

The remodeled kitchen offers plenty of counter space and new quartz counter tops. The newly renovated master bedroom has a prime location in the house, looking out toward the pool and the patio. A corner of windows afford the room a view of trees and hillsides.

There’s also a pool, reachable by a curving staircase that runs down to the area from the upper landscaped backyard.

 

The property is listed for $1.59 million.
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1771 Devon Road Hall

1771 Devon Road Atrium

1771 Devon Road Kitchen

1771 Devon Road Bedroom

1771 Devon Road Pool

1771 Devon Road Views

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Listed by: Dhari Thein CalBRE# 01403784

This article was originally published on Curbed LA.

By Bianca Barragan

Posted on September 21, 2017 at 10:11 am
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It’s Time for September Sweep!

September Sweep

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Mark your calendars, folks! The weekend after Labor Day may not be the official start of fall — the first day of fall is September 22 — but it may as well be.  Which means, it’s time for another September Sweep!

Schools are back in session, neighborhood pools are closed and white pants are officially off limits. It’s also the ideal time to clean up all the grime summer left behind, as well as prep for the cooler temperatures to come.

Trust us: Gutters are way easier to clean when they’re not clogged to start with. Oh, and frozen pipes are actually preventable if you winterize your sprinklers before the cold sets in.

Enjoy the ultimate guide to getting your home ready for fall, courtesy of Patch and HomeAdvisor. Here’s what to do and who to hire now so you can start enjoying fall ASAP. Happy September Sweep!

 

Outdoors

Winterize Sprinklers: Any water left in the sprinkler system or pipes could freeze, crack and ruin the system. This inexpensive task can save more than $1000 in total replacement.

Find a Local Sprinkler Service


Gutter Cleaning: The leaves likely haven’t fallen yet but get ready. Gutters that are full of leaves can hold water and pull down your entire gutter system, and sometimes parts of your roof.

Find a Local Gutter Cleaning Service


Weatherstripping: This little task can pay for itself with the savings you’ll see on on your energy bill. Filling the gaps around doors and windows will ensure you’re warming your home, not your neighborhood.

Find a Local Weatherstripping Contractors


Window Caulking/Inspection: Caulking around the windows also helps keep heat from escaping. While you’re at it, have someone inspect the integrity of your windows. If they are more than 25 years old, it’s likely time for new ones.

Find a Local Handyman


Roof Inspection: This is your first line of defense against the weather. A quick roof inspection by a professional can tell you if you have any weak spots that could cause serious damage during the bad weather.

Find a Local Roof Inspector

 

Indoors

Carpet Cleaning: Sand. Need we say more? Get rid of the grit and grime that summer left behind with a professional carpet cleaning before fall.

Find a Local Professional Carpet Cleaner


One-Time Deep Clean: Sanitizing kitchen areas, bathrooms and everything in between after a long, hot summer is crucial to starting fall so fresh and so clean. 

Find a Local Professional Maid Service


Furnace Tuneup: Naturally, you need to change your furnace filter if you haven’t since last winter, but also hire a furnace repairman to make sure your unit is tip-top. A quick tune up can identify problems before they start, and also help optimize your system for the brutal months ahead.

Find a Local HVAC Professional


Odds & Ends:Of course if you have special items like a pool, water feature, or hedges to protect from the cold weather, now is the time. If you beat the rush, you can always find a contractor who has the time. However, if you wait until the busy season to contact a pro, you might be waiting for a while.

 

This September Sweep article originally appeared on Patch in association with HomeAdvisor.

 

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Posted on August 24, 2017 at 10:32 am
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Back-to-School Tips for Parents

Back-to-School

Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement & anxiety. Help calm your child’s fears (and your own) with these teacher-approved back-to-school tips.

 

Meet the new teacher.
For kids, one of the biggest back-to-school fears is “Will I like my new teacher?” Breaking the ice early on is one of the best ways to calm everyone’s fears. Take advantage of your school’s open house or back-to-school night. Some teachers welcome phone calls or e-mails — another great opportunity to get to know each other before the year begins.

If personal contact with the teacher isn’t possible, try locating the teacher’s picture on a school website or in a yearbook, so your child can put a name with a face. If your child’s teacher sends a welcome letter, be sure to read the letter together.

 

Tour the school.
If your school hosts an open house, be sure to go. Familiarizing your child with the environment will help them avoid a nervous stomach on the first day. Together you can meet their teacher, find their desk, or explore the playground.

With an older child, you might ask them to give you a tour of the school. This will help refresh their memory and yours.

 

Connect with friends.
A familiar friend can make all the difference when heading back to school. You might try calling parents from last year’s class and finding out which children are in your child’s class this year. Refresh these relationships before school starts by scheduling a play date or a school carpool.

 

Tool up.
Obtain the class supply list and take a special shopping trip with your child. Having the right tools will help them feel prepared. While keeping basic needs in mind, allow for a couple of splurges like a cool notebook or a favorite-colored pen. These simple pleasures make going back to school a lot more fun.

School supply lists also provide great insight into the schoolwork ahead. Get your child excited about upcoming projects by explaining how new supplies might be used. Let them practice using supplies that they have not used before — such as colored pencils or a protractor — so they will be comfortable using them in class.

 

Avoid last-minute drilling.
When it’s almost time to stop playing, give a five-minute warning. Giving clear messages to your child is very important.

 

Chat about today’s events and tomorrow’s plans.
While it is important to support learning throughout the summer, don’t spend the last weeks of summer vacation reviewing last year’s curriculum. All kids need some down time before the rigors of school begin. For some kids, last-minute drills can heighten anxiety, reminding them of what they’ve forgotten instead of what they remember.

 

Ease into the routine.
Switching from a summer to a school schedule can be stressful to everyone in the household. Avoid first-day-of-school mayhem by practicing your routine a few days in advance. Set the alarm clock, go through your morning rituals, and get in the car or to the bus stop on time. Routines help children feel comfortable, and establishing a solid school routine will make the first day of school go much smoother.

 

This article originally appeared on pbs.org

Posted on August 14, 2017 at 2:55 pm
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1406 Alameda Avenue, Glendale 91201 | Featured in CurbedLA

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1930s Glendale House is a Slice of Suburbia for $769K

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1406 Alameda Avenue, Glendale 91201
1406Alameda.com | Offered at: $769,000 | Open Sat & Sun 1-4pm

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This two-bedroom house on 1406 Alameda Avenue is pretty much a little nugget of suburbia. Built in 1939, the two-bedroom is located in Glendale. Plus, it has a manageable lawn and a backyard pool—it might as well come with kids and a dog.

The interiors have been updated, most noticeably in the kitchen, where there are marble countertops, a farmhouse sink, and a butcher block-topped center island. The living room hosts a crop of windows. Flowing into those two spaces is a large dining room.

The lone bathroom features retro pink and red tile, and a separate shower and bathtub. In the rear yard, there’s a large pool, a covered patio, and a mural painted on the detached garage.

Last sold in 2009 for $525,000, public records show, the house is now asking $769,000.

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1406 Alameda Avenue Patio

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1406 Alameda Avenue -pool.

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Listed by: Joanne Martin & June Vickers CalBRE# 00468359 & #01024779
This article was originally published on Curbed LA.
By Bianca Barragan
Posted on August 9, 2017 at 12:33 pm
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