June 3rd, 2018
Pam Franklin participated in the 27th Annual “America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride – Lake Tahoe,” a charity cycling event for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS). The awe-inspiring ride was a 100-mile ring around Lake Tahoe, through California and Nevada, with spectacular scenery, clean mountain air, great food and more.
Pam trained several months for this event with an organization called Team in Training, a national fundraising arm of LLS. With her hard work and dedicated efforts, she was able to raise $5,130, nearly twice her stated goal. And, as a group, Team in Training raised over $4,000,000!
These donations will help fund treatments that save lives every day. These include immunotherapy, which uses a person’s own immune system to kill cancer. We are extremely proud of Pam for her tireless efforts in support of this life-saving work.
“Thanks to all the wonderful, generous Podley agents and staff who supported my effort!” – Pam
Coaching has always been something that Robb Buzzini has gravitated towards. He applies his great coaching skills to his business, coaching and guiding his clients through their real estate transactions.
Following high school, Robb served as an Assistant Coach for his high school in Santa Rosa. He also coached a basketball team for the Boys and Girls Club for ages 15-18. After moving to Pasadena in 2010, Robb served as Head Coach of the JV baseball team at St. John Bosco School in Bellflower.
This past year Robb has coached 4 youth teams that his children, Avery (8) & Jack (5) play on: 6U Soccer for AYSO Region 13, Kinder Co-Ed, first & second grade girls for Upward Basketball in Pasadena and Tee-Ball for Central Altadena Little League.
“I always look for ways our teams can be better” says Robb. “Whether that was strategy or simply knowing the rules, I wanted everyone on my team to be prepared.” Robb remembers what his Little League coach told him at 11 years old. That he was an extension of him on the field, earning him the nickname “Coach.” He was prouder of that than any on the field accomplishment. It is something Robb still applies to his life today.
For Robb, the thrill of helping a child get their first hit, make a basket, or score a goal matches the thrill of helping a first time home buyer or seller achieve their goals.
|Opportunity Knocks! Located in the equestrian area of Shadow Hills both lots are zoned for horses & offer stunning panoramic views. The lots are separately owned but offer a unique opportunity for builders and developers.|
Listed by Nancy Valentine
June 21, 2018
The PFAR® Charitable Foundation hosted their 27th annual Charity Wine Tasting and Auction in Altadena. This event is a wonderful opportunity for real estate professionals to come together in creating a better community. Proceeds from the event went to benefit local charities. We would like to thank all of the Realtors for supporting this event. And an extra special thank you is in order for PFAR Charitable Foundation Co-Chair Michele Giffin for helping to make the event such a success!
Visit PFAR.org or more info on upcoming charitable events
May 25-28 // 45th Annual Memorial Weekend Fiesta Days
Memorial Weekend Fiesta days is an all-encompassing and complete small town community celebration including a vintage car show, music in the park, community BBQ, fireworks & more.
May 2nd, 2018
Podley associates Todd Hays, Margaret Garemore, Nick Frias, along with President Crystal Narramore, joined 2,000 Realtors® at the C.A.R.’s 46th Annual Leg Day in Sacramento. This year, agents were advocating for proactive solutions to the housing affordability crisis. After a meeting where Governor Jerry Brown spoke, the Realtors marched over to the State capitol. There, they met with elected officials, including Senator Anthony Portantino and Assemblyman Chris Holden.
Todd Hays currently serves as a Director for the C.A.R., and is a representative on the Local Government Forum and the Legislative Committee. This is his sixth time attending Legislative Day. “It’s truly one of the most fulfilling things I do as a Realtor,” Todd said. “It shows, in a most powerful way, the impact each of us can make at the state level.”
Crystal Narramore, Podley Properties President and C.A.R. director also attended Leg Day and is highly active in the real estate community, most recently as a featured panelist with WomenUP! at the recent REVive! conferece. “C.A.R. is a powerful voice in Sacramento due to the participation and involvement of Realtors across the State. Legislative Day has been an eye-opening experience for me to see the positive impact and influence C.A.R. has on the policies that affect our industry.”
Margaret Garemore attended Leg Day to help advocate for potential home-buyers and owners. “As the AAR 2018 President and a CAR Director, I was honored to be among so many Realtors who were willing to step up in the fight for home ownership and private property rights at Legislative Day at the state Capitol.”
This is the first year attending Leg Day for 2017 C.A.R. Rising Star, Nick Frias. “Attending the conference and marching to the Capitol was an eye-opening experience. It was exciting to see Realtors involved in the political aspect of the business and not just selling homes, and it helped me to more fully understand the importance and power that we have as agents.”
For the past 46 years, Legislative Day remains C.A.R.’s pinnacle legislative event. It gives California Realtors the opportunity to discuss real estate issues directly with their state legislators. Attending Legislative Day is not only a great investment an in agent’s business. It also provides the agents with an opportunity to hear from California’s political leaders and their state association’s leadership.
Diane Hatfield first joined the Pasadena Showcase House of the Arts (PSHA) benefit community in 2012 after visiting the Showcase House with family and friends as an annual tradition for many years, and volunteering as a docent in 2011. “I fell in love with the aspect of being involved from beginning to end. As a Realtor®, I felt this was a great way to network, give back to the community and support the various music programs that the philanthropy contributes to.” Diane served as the Tickets Co-chair for this year.
Jan Wiles volunteers with the PSHA’s Music Mobile program, just one of the many services the PSHA provides. She assists instructors from the Pasadena Conservatory of Music in introducing third grades to the sound of orchestra. The students also have the opportunity to touch and play those instruments..“It’s so rewarding to see the excitement on their faces when they make a sound on a tuba, or violin or drum. One little boy said to me after playing the violin, ‘Where would you get something like this?’ My heart melted!” Beyond the introductory information the students receive, the program serves to stimulate curiosity about music and encourage further exploration.
The Pasadena Showcase House of Design is one of the nation’s oldest premier design show houses, celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, and is on view now through May 20th. Visit pasadenashowcasehouse.org to purchase tickets and for viewing instructions.
Watch a video of this year’s transformation!
Podley Associates Help Shred Over 30 Tons of Paper at the 6th Annual Shred Event
April 21, 2018
“We pride ourselves with our service and want to provide important and beneficial opportunities for our clients and the communities we serve,” said Ed Afsharian, manager of the Podley Properties Pasadena office. The sixth annual Shred Event was held at five of our office locations throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Guests enjoyed refreshments, while Podley associates volunteered their time to help shred an estimated 30.5 tons of paper! We look forward to seeing you all next year, and wish you a beautiful spring.
Podley Office Totals
La Cañada = 18,080 lbs.
Pasadena = 14,460 lbs.
Glendora = 11,480 lbs.
Sierra Madre = 11,280 lbs.
Monrovia = 5,660 lbs.
Total = 60,960 lbs.
“I have been a resident of the beautiful Altadena for the past 20 years,” said Cynthia Tilleman, “and have served on the Altadena Land Use Committee to help to preserve our community. It was an honor to contribute my time to the new Triangle Park. Currently, I am a member of Altadena Heritage and previously served on several beautification groups.”
Altadena Triangle Park, formerly known as Memorial Park, has undergone major changes in the last year. After receiving Prop A funding, in addition to donations from the Altadena community, the park was restored, creating a new civic space with new pathways, water conservation elements, bus stops, planters, tables and seats celebrating the San Gabriel Mountains. The park’s official dedication took place last November.
After enjoying the new Triangle Park, make sure to check out Cynthia’s favorite local spots!
A cozy nook for great Mexican food, we recommend the guacamole!
Cafe De Leche
Fantastic coffee shop with pastries and a sunny back patio and fun events.
Meredith M. Boutique
Wonderful fashion boutique for discovering beautiful clothes, purses and more.
March 29th, 2018
“The REvive! Conference was a powerhouse event, and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to speak on the WomanUP! panel. The panel openly shared their stories of leadership, triumph, failure, and motivation,” said Crystal Narramore, Podley Properties President.
We are proud to have had our very own President, Crystal Narramore, contribute to the dialogue as a featured panelist at the 2018 Revive! Conference & Expo. Taking place at the Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga, this yearly conference featured talks and panel discussions with the leading voices in real estate. C.A.R.’s Women’s Initiative is designed to bridge the gender gap in the leadership of real estate firms. They hope to reach that goal by empowering mentors and leaders to communicate, collaborate and advocate for one another.
It’s an honor to have Crystal serve as our President and representative in the real estate community!
Visit www.car.org for more information on the WomanUP! Initiative and its upcoming conference in Los Angeles.