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.
Historic Residential Properties: Marketing Advantages & Financial Incentives
“Teaching REALTORS® about the values and incentives associated with historic properties is exciting. There is so much misinformation out there. It’s a benefit to buyers and sellers when the right information gets out to everyone.” – Todd Hays, Podley Properties Realtor
This past Monday, more than 50 Realtors attended this half-day workshop in Palm Springs on historic residential properties. Guest speakers assisted Realtors, homeowners and preservationists by identifying financial, tax, and regulatory incentives.
These incentives can be used to offset rehabilitation & maintenance costs of historic homes – and are an effective marketing tool as well! Focused towards Realtors, case examples illustrated the incentives available at the state and local level, the associated eligibility requirements and how to gain access to financial incentives for historic preservation.
April 16th, 2018 – Palm Springs City Hall Chambers
Todd Hays, Palm Springs Historic Site Preservation Board Member and Podley Properties Realtor
Scott Anderson, Riverside County Mills Act Coordinator
Cindy Heitzman, Executive Director, California Preservation Foundation
Jessie Lattig, ICF, Los Angeles
Ken Lyon, RA, Associate City Planner, Department of Planning Services, City of Palm Springs
Nels Youngborg, Senior Associate/Historic Preservation Planner, Chattel Inc.
In collaboration with the City of Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors®
1164 N. Calle Rolph, Palm Springs // Open Saturday, February 24th 1-3pm
Part of a tract of World War II-era homes built as worker housing
Modernism Week events are ongoing in Palm Springs and plenty of pedigreed homes are up for grabs in the desert city. Case in point: this cozy post and beam by influential modern architect Albert Frey.
The simple residence was constructed in 1946 as part of a tract of homes commissioned as worker housing and designed by Frey at the tail end of World War II. The houses all feature identical floor plans, but different positions on each lot and unique paint jobs so as not to appear too uniform.
This house has plenty of modern style, with wide windows, tiled bathrooms, and plenty of indoor-outdoor access. The 1,150-square-foot home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, along with an airy kitchen with a vintage stove and refrigerator.
The house sits on a 10,000-square-foot lot, with a large driveway, attached garage, grassy backyard, and spa/swimming pool. There’s even an outdoor shower—partially enclosed for privacy.
Asking price is $749,000. Worth noting: The home’s historic credentials qualify its owner for some tax breaks under California’s Mills Act.
Listed by Todd Hays #01852756
This article originally appeard on CurbedLA.com