La Cañada Celebrates with Memorial Weekend Fiesta Days!

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.

Schedule of Events

 

 

Posted on May 25, 2018 at 2:31 pm
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Agents Make a Difference at the State Capitol

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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. 

 

Leg Day - Todd

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.”

Leg Day - Margaret & Nick

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.

 

 

 

Posted on May 10, 2018 at 4:31 pm
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Design, Architecture & Art: Agents Get Involved at the Pasadena Showcase House

Pasadena Showcase House - Diane Hatfield

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.

 

Pasadena Showcase House - Jan Wiles Pasadena Showcase House - Music Mobile

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.

 

2018 Podley Agent Volunteers
Diane Hatfield, Tickets Chair
Jan Wiles, Assistant Design Chair
Megan Spargo-Ferrell, Assistant Tickets Chair

 

Watch a video of this year’s transformation!

 

 

 

Posted on May 7, 2018 at 11:41 am
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Podley Associates Safely Shred in Their Communities!

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Podley Associates Help Shred Over 30 Tons of Paper at the 6th Annual Shred Event

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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.

 

 

Visit us on Facebook for more photos from the event!

 

Posted on April 24, 2018 at 2:29 pm
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Discover the Newly Restored Altadena Triangle Park

Altadena Triangle Park - Main

“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.”

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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. TheAltadena Triangle Park - Map park’s official dedication took place last November.

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Over 225 volunteers and 18 schools and school organizations contributed to beautifying the park, including our very own Podley Properties agents, Cynthia Tilleman & Dhari Thein.

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After enjoying the new Triangle Park,  make sure to check out Cynthia’s favorite local spots!

Altadena Triangle Park - El Patron

El Patron
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.

 

Altadena Triangle Park - MM

Meredith M. Boutique
Wonderful fashion boutique for discovering beautiful clothes, purses and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted on April 20, 2018 at 9:07 am
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Crystal Narramore Featured Panelist at WomanUP!

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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.

 

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Posted on March 30, 2018 at 11:00 am
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Podley Properties Agents Give Back by Reading Across PASadena

 
March 2nd, 2018

 

Several Podley Properties Associates from the Pasadena and Sierra Madre offices participated in the 3rd annual REALTORS® Read Across PASadena Day. Our agents worked alongside the Pasadena Unified School District and the Pasadena Educational Foundation in participating in this wonderful program. It takes place each year on Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The participating realtors picked the books to read to K-3rd graders at schools across the PUSD.


Each of our offices is working to raise $500.00. This money will be used to buy one book for each 2nd grader in the district. At the end of the school year, the books will be given out by the participating realtors.
The program also provides books to the Door of Hope, a program serving homeless families in Pasadena. This drive supports the district-wide goal of every student being a fluent reader by the end of third grade.


Podley Properties is exceptionally proud to participate in Read Across PASadena Day, and to see the kids’ excitement about their new books. As Dr. Seuss’s character The Lorax says, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

 

Donate to Door of Hope  //  Donate to Pasadena Educational Foundation

Read Across PASadena - Robb Students

 

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Posted on March 21, 2018 at 3:18 pm
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The Essential Guide to Modernism Week // February 15-25th

Modernism Week is the ultimate celebration of Mid-Century Modern architecture, design, art, fashion and culture, featuring 350+ events!

 

The Essential Guide

Modernism Week - 1
Modernism Week - 2
Guide to the best Modernism
tours, talks & celebrations 
Everything you need to
know about the bus tours
Modernism Week 3
Modernism Week 4
10 things you absolutely
shouldn’t miss this week 
Nowhere are breeze blocks
more appreciated
Modernism Week - 5
Modernism Week - 6
Free & low cost ways to
enjoy Modernism Week
The 17 essential Palm Springs
restaurants, winter 2018
Modernism Week - 8 Modernism Week - 9
Film premiere & reception
Albert Frey: Part 1
Where to stay during
Modernism Week

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 Just Listed // Must-See Homes

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a historic Albert Frey

Modernism Week - 1164 Calle Rolph
Open House Feb 17 & 18th,  12-2pm

1164 North Calle Rolph, Palm Springs

$749,000 // 1164CalleRolph.com

Todd Hays  #01852756

 

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Pedigreed Mid-Century Modern in Indian Hills 

Modernism Week - Indian Hills

The 4BR/4BA residence was built in 1963 for Elliot Roosevelt, a World
War II Air Corps general and son of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt,
with its architect believed to be
USC-trained Stan Sackley.

As featured on CurbedLA
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Futuristic Pod House by William Krisel
Built in 1968, this appears to be an ambitious followup to Krisel’s earlier design for Palm Springs’s famous “House of Tomorrow” (where Elvis & Priscilla Presley spent their honeymoon.)
 
As featured on CurbedLA
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Posted on February 15, 2018 at 9:19 am
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Looking to Sell? First Impressions are Vital!

Monica Hsu Video

Creative Staging & Real Estate by Monica Hsu

www.HomesByMonicaHsu.com

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Posted on February 14, 2018 at 10:01 am
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Podley Properties Named 2017 Market Share Leader in Sierra Madre

Sierra Madre Market Share Leader

Podley Properties is proud to be the 2017 market share leader for representing both buyers and sellers in the Sierra Madre market. Our associates take pride in knowing and being a part of this wonderful community, and we look forward to continuing to provide exceptional service!

 

 

 

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Posted on February 12, 2018 at 8:00 am
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