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!

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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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2017 October Events Calendar

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October Events Calendar

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Art & Entertainment

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THRU NOV 11 | WICKED LIT
7:30PM > Enjoy spooky short plays from one of the best LA theater productions. unboundproductions.org
ALTADENA, Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery
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THRU OCT 15 | THE TWILIGHT ZONE
SAT: 8PM, SUN: 2PM & TUE: 7:30PM
4 Classic Twilight Zone episodes are performed. Reception following matinee. jewishsgpv.org
ARCADIA, Clarke Center
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OCT 13 | ART NIGHT PASADENA
6-10PM > Art, music & entertainment. FREE shuttles available! artnightpasadena.org
PASADENA, Various Locations
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OCT 23-28 | HALLOWEEN CRAFT WEEK
10AM-8PM > Get into a spooky mood with Halloween crafts at the library. cityofglendora.org
GLENDORA, Public Library

 

Local Favorites

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OCT 14 | TASTE OF SOUTH LAKE
11AM-5PM > Culinary celebration with delicious food, cooking demos, live music & more! southlakeavenue.org
PASADENA, Corporate Center
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OCT 14-15 | JAPANESE GARDEN FESTIVAL
9AM-5PM > Celebrate Japanese art & culture with this family-friendly festival. Advanced tickets required. descansogardens.org
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE, Descanso Gardens

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OCT 15 | TASTE OF OLD TOWN
5-8PM > Local merchants & restaurants will participate in a festival of food, music & spirits. tastemonrovia.com
MONROVIA, 602 S. Myrtle Ave.

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OCT 26-29 | ANNUAL CRAFTSMAN WEEKEND
TIMES VARY > Bus & walking tours, presentations, antiques & decorative arts sale. pasadenaheritage.org
PASADENA, Various Locations
 
 

Seasonal Fun

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OCT 7 | OKTOBERFEST
12-11PM > Stop by to see some of our La Cañada agents man the barrels at Glendale & the Foothills’ largest event of the year!
oktoberfest.montrosechamber.org
MONTROSE, 2300-2400 Honolulu Ave.
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OCT 7 | TOUR THE SCARECROWS
TIMES VARY > FREE bus & walking tour of scarecrows in Sierra Madre. Register early! creativeartsgroup.org
SIERRA MADRE, 108 N. Baldwin Ave.

OCT 21 | HALLOWEEN FUN RUN
7AM Check-in > 5K Run/Walk & Kids Pumpkin Fun Run – All ages welcome and bring your best holiday attire! crescentavalleychamber.org
LA CRESCENTA, Two Strike Park
Sponsored by Podley Agent, Agnes Streb-Konefat
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OCT 21
| PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

10AM-4PM > 25th annual pumpkin patch including food, games, crafts, pony rides & more! cityofglendora.org
GLENDORA, Centennial Heritage Park
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OCT 21 | SANTA ANITA PUMPKIN PATCH
12-4PM > Pumpkin patch with family fun zone & infield activities for your little jockeys. santaanita.com
ARCADIA, Santa Anita Racetrack
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OCT 27-28 | HALLOWEEN WINDOW PAINTING CONTEST
TIMES VARY > Community youth paint local business windows throughout the downtown area. cityofsierramadre.com
SIERRA MADRE, Civic Club

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Trick-or-Treating

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OCT 31 | TRICK-OR-TREAT ALONG FOOTHILL BLVD.
3-5PM > Stop by Podley Properties & other participating merchants to trick-or-treat!
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE, 846 Foothill Blvd.
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OCT 31 | OLD TOWN TRICK-OR-TREAT & HALLOWEEN BASH
3-6PM > Enjoy an afternoon of ghoulish fun for the entire family! cityofmonrovia.org
MONROVIA, Old Town
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OCT 31 | ANNUAL HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL
5-8PM > Trick-or-treat around the village. Stay for games, food, prizes & more! cityofsierramadre.com
GLENDORA, Finkbiner Park
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OCT 31 | SIERRA MADRE COSTUME PARADE
3:30PM 
> Trick-or-Treating; 5:30PM > After trick-or-treating, participate in a Halloween costume parade led by the local fire department. cityofsierramadre.com
SIERRA MADRE, Kersting Court to Memorial Park
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OCT 31 | TRUNK-OR-TREAT
5:30-8:30PM > Enjoy trick-or-treating from car trunks while also enjoying carnival games, prizes & photo booth. rocklaverne.com
LA VERNE, Rock of the Foothills Church
 
 
 

Download the Events Calendar Here

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Posted on September 15, 2017 at 3:28 pm
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Sandra Siraganian Joins Podley Properties’ Sierra Madre Office

Sandra Siraganian

Sandra knows she has connected with a client when they trust her to show them properties that really fit their needs, not just every new home on the market. She strongly feels a big part of her job is to help clients crystallize their needs. She invests the time up front to really listen to and understand their circumstances, then she can provide the kind of service she pledges to her clients.

Armed with knowledge, energy and a sense of humor, Sandra has helped clients buy and sell homes since 1986. Her previous experience was in the demanding commercial lending industry. She is intuitive and sensitive to others, but a tough businesswoman; a problem solver always striving for a win-win solution.

Sandra advises clients to buy in the best location possible within their needs and finances. She takes her representation duties very seriously, as evidenced by an extraordinarily high customer referral rate from her buyers and sellers. She prides herself on facilitating the process of her clients coming to their own right decisions. Sandra’s commitment to each sale lasts far beyond that one transaction; she feels the key to her clients’ satisfaction is that they see she absolutely knows the market, her areas and inventory, and will continue to be there for them after the sale.

Sandra Siraganian

REALTOR®
626.233.3884 | sandra.siraganian@podley.com
30 N. Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024
CalBRE #00919945

Posted on September 5, 2017 at 4:51 pm
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606 Church Canyon Place, Altadena | Just Listed

606 Church Canyon Front

Stylish & Sophisticated | 606 Church Canyon Place, Altadena 91001

606ChurchCanyon.com | Offered at: $2,400,000

Twilight Open Thursday, August 17th, from 5:30-8pm
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606 Church Canyon Interior

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Escape to your very own oasis atop La Viña’s highest cul-de-sac. This elegant estate provides an abundance of privacy, miles of unobstructed views, and a host of luxurious amenities that make this home stunning. Upon entry, vaulted nine-foot ceilings and crown moulding capture one’s attention. Downstairs, three fireplaces provide an aura of warmth and intimacy. The gourmet kitchen, equipped with a large center island, granite counter tops, and a butler’s pantry, connects openly to the expanded family and informal morning rooms. The custom extension of the family room provides numerous French doors to the backyard, creating an ideal space for entertaining. Upstairs offers three bedrooms and a loft space perfect for a private office, play room, or teenage retreat

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Church Canyon Wine Cellar

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Additionally, the master suite includes a balcony overlooking the San Gabriel Valley, a spacious walk-in closet with new built-ins, and a luxurious bathroom with dual sinks, soaking tub, and a separate stall shower. Many upgrades, such as the hand-distressed wood flooring of the staircase and upstairs, travertine marble floors, and Andersen windows and doors, enhance the home’s elegance. The true luster, however, lies uncorked in the walk-in wine cellar enclosed by stone and mahogany. Is there a better way to enjoy the view of distant Catalina Island than poolside with friends and a glass of wine from your own cellar? Welcome home to 606 Church Canyon, your sanctuary in the city.

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606 Church Canyon Back

    Home Features

  • San Gabriel Valley & Catalina Island Views
  • Open Floor Plan w/Large Great Room
  • Optional Office w/Courtyard Entrance
  • Wine Cellar, Pool & Spa
  • Outdoor Fireplace & Built-In BBQ Area

    La Viña Features

  • Gated Community
  • Privacy
  • Resort-Style Pool & Playground
  • Mello-Roos
  • HOA Dues: $298/month
606 Church Canyon - Pool.

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5BR/4.5BA | Built 2002 | 5,189 Sq. Ft. on a 12,449 Sq. Ft. Lot (Buyer to Verify)

 

 

Listed by: Megan Spargo-Ferrell CalBRE #01705291

 

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Posted on August 15, 2017 at 11:40 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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Cheri Hsu Joins Podley Properties’ Pasadena Office

Cheri Hsu

Cheri Hsu is a residential real estate agent helping those who want to buy, sell or relocate. Cheri assists clients who have the need to search for the right sales associates throughout U.S. and over 65 countries. She also works with a commercial broker in helping clients engage in commercial leases, sales and purchases.

Cheri’s specialty is in providing an intimate knowledge of the unique communities that make up the San Gabriel Valley and Foothills communities. Additionally, she is fluent in English and Mandarin, and has lived in the community for 25+ years.

Furthermore, as a REALTOR®, Cheri brings a wide range of financial expertise to her clients, having worked as a credit analyst for two Southern California banks and as a credit and risk management analyst with Southern California Edison for 17 years. This level of experience is unique and is one of the many qualities that make Cheri outstanding in her role as a real estate professional.

 
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Cheri Hsu
REALTOR®
626.716.8707 | cheri.hsu@podley.com
897 Granite Drive, Pasadena, CA 91101
CalBRE #02024710

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Posted on August 11, 2017 at 1:24 pm
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310 N. Sunnyside Avenue | Featured in CurbedLA

310 N. Sunnyside

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Sierra Madre Craftsman Bungalow with Pleasant Yard Seeks $1.5M

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310 N. Sunnyside Avenue, Sierra Madre 91024
310NSunnyside.com | Offered at: $1,499,000

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310Sunnyside-2

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This sweet Craftsman in Sierra Madre is just lovely. The house, built in 1921, is clad in redwood exterior siding and has an oversized front door. And, inside, there is a lot more glorious wood: white oak floors, wainscoting of mahogany, fir and redwood. French doors and casement windows abound.

The house’s three bedrooms are spacious and bright, and the bathrooms all feature vintage-looking tilework.

Saltillo tiles cover the floor of the dining room, which over looks the spacious rear yard. The house sits on a nearly 11,000-square-foot lot that includes a spa and views of the San Gabriel Mountains nearby.

The house in the foothills last sold in 1979 for $97,500. It’s now listed for $1.499 million.

 

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310 Sunnyside - Interior

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310Sunnyside-Backyard.

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Listed by: Cathy Crockett CalBRE# 00597561
This article was originally published on Curbed LA.
By Bianca Barragan
Posted on July 28, 2017 at 4:52 pm
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Podley Properties Celebrates Fourth of July Across the SGV

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Podley Properties agents love their communities, and nothing exemplifies that like the way that they went out to celebrate on the Fourth of July! Below are photos from some of those celebrations. We are already looking forward to next year!

 

SIERRA MADRE Fourth of July Parade

Fourth of July Grand Marshal - Derek Podrebarac

 

Podley Properties’ own Derek Podrebarac served as Fourth of July Grand Marshal for Sierra Madre’s parade. We are very proud to have Derek in the Podley Properties family!

 

Fourth of July Parade Goers

 

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PASADENA Americafest at the Rose Bowl

Americafest

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This year’s Americafest was just as grand as ever! Along with the incredible fireworks display, the 91st annual show’s pyrotechnics honored the 20-year anniversary of NASA’s Pathfinder mission. That spacecraft was designed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, less than 10 minutes from the Rose Bowl.

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MONROVIA Fourth of July Celebration

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This year Monrovia’s Fourth of July Concert & Fireworks show featured live music by Night Owl, a decorating contest and of course, a fireworks show! Photos courtesy of Pasadena Star News.

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GLENDORA Area Community Celebrations

 

Podley Properties’ Rana Madain visited a few of her community’s Fourth of July celebrations, including the annual N. La Ramada party, and the Santa Maria/Hacienda celebration.

 

Glendora-Fourth-of-July

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on July 6, 2017 at 4:10 pm
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216 West Terrace Street | As Featured in CurbedLA!

Quaint 1920s cottage in Altadena seeks $620K

216 West Terrace - Curbed

216 West Terrace - CurbedLA

216 WEST TERRACE STREET | ALTADENA 91001
Open House Saturday & Sunday 2-4pm

This charming cottage in the foothills was built in 1925, and it sits in a small community of similar cottages developed and designed by E.P. Janes, a businessman from New York.

The Altadena house’s charm extends indoors. Textured walls, wood floors, arched windows, and barrel and coved ceilings help the residence maintain a cozy cottage feeling that’s amplified by a fireplace and its little niche.

The dwelling holds three bedrooms, at least one of which appears to be in use as a workshop or office.

 

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The rear yard, though mostly concrete, does have mature fruit trees, plenty of space, and a detached garage.

The 1920s house last sold in 2008 for $460,000. It’s now asking $620,000.

 

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216 West Terrace - CurbedLA

216 West Terrace - CurbedLA

 

Article Originally appeared on CurbedLA

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Posted on June 20, 2017 at 3:48 pm
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Podley Properties Welcomes Nick Demopulos to the Pasadena Office


Nick Demopulos is a lifelong San Marino resident and UCLA graduate. After college, Nick pursued a career in the entertainment world, working for companies like William Morris/Endeavor and DreamWorks SKG. He has spent the last fifteen years working side by side with his father Andy Demopulos, PFAR and AAR Broker Emeritus. Having lived his entire life in the Pasadena Area, Nick has an acute awareness of integrity behind the Podley name, and looks forward to contributing to that integrity and doing his best to uphold the Podley standard. Nick attributes this integrity and standard as what attracted him to Podley Properties.

 

 

 

Nick Demopulos
REALTOR®
626.244.4313 | nick.demopulos@podley.com
897 Granite Drive, Pasadena, CA 91101
CalBRE# 01759442
Posted on May 19, 2017 at 10:32 am
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