L to R: Kelvin Chang; Margaret Garemore; Sylvia Ramos, 2017 President; Ryan Asao
Congratulations Margaret Garemore!
2018 PRESIDENT OF THE ARCADIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
January 12th, 2018
Local Realtors® and guests recently gathered at the Altadena Town & Country Club for the Arcadia Association of Realtors® Installation of Officers & Directors Brunch, where Margaret Garemore was installed as the 2018 President of the AAR. Margaret most recently served on the AAR Board of Directors and as the Grievance Committee Chairman.
“We are so proud to be associated with Margaret Garemore, she is dedicated to her clients and her fellow Realtors. Her strong leadership skills will positively impact her term as President of the Arcadia Association of Realtors, and we look forward to her many successes.” – Crystal Narramore, President of Podley Properties
Margaret’s goal as president is to help increase public visibility with a focus on the value of the AAR and the Realtor profession as a whole, emphasizing the importance of the public knowing, trusting & choosing a local Realtor. Through public outreach, she hopes to build community-based relationships in the spirit of cooperation, good-will & teamwork. Her motto for 2018 is “know us and trust us.”
Margaret previously served on the Board of Directors, from 2003-2004, 2011-2015 and 2017-2018. In addition, she served as Chairman of the AAR Grievance Committee from 2009-2017. View her complete resume here.
Joshua Chun Photography
2018 Rose Parade
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE UNRIVALED CELEBRATION
The 2018 Rose Parade took place on January 1st, with the theme “Making a Difference.” This year’s parade marks the 129th Rose Parade, and featured live performances from Earth, Wind & Fire, Andy Grammer and Todrick Hall, local dancing and marching bands, and, of course, the parade floats! Below are some of the highlights of the unrivaled celebration, including members of the Podley Properties family.
Bill Podley and Family Ride Through the Parade on the Valley Hunt Club’s Horse-Drawn Carriage
Did you know… The Valley Hunt Club originated the Rose Parade in 1890. Memorabilia of the time show that it was a “Tournament of Roses” — the name being coined by Charles F. Holder and inspired by the flower festival at Nice and pre-Lenten “War of the Roses” in Rome. The Valley Hunt Club has been an annual participant since 1983.
Sierra Madre Rose Float Association wins the Fantasy Award with “Chivalry!”
Fun Fact: Sierra Madre is the smallest city to enter a float in the parade. The volunteers comes together to self-build and self-fund the annual float creation. A Rose blossom tree graces the front of the float. A First Aid kit is being used by young boy standing on a parapet to bandage a lady dragon’s paw.
La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association wins the Bob Hope Humor Award for the most whimsical and amusing float with “PandaMonium.”
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!
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.