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A PASSION FOR REAL ESTATE Small enough to consider each and every client, yet large enough to be an innovative leader in the region, Podley Properties is locally focused on your community, your home, and on you. Podley spans the Foothills and the San Gabriel Valley. Because Podley Associates live in the areas they serve, they have first-hand knowledge of their communities, support local businesses, and give back to the people who sustain and support them. Podley Associates also have the support of an accessible management team, state-of-the-art technology and equipment, and current and applicable training. Weâ€™re passionate about learning. Podley Properties is part of the fabric of the San Gabriel Valley: locally owned and operated, independent to the core. Being local, Podley Associates know and care about our local environment, local economy, and local culture. Every life is a story. Whether you are buying your first home, moving up, or scaling down, Podley Properties can help you begin the next chapter of yours. Go ahead, turn the page â€Ś your next chapter starts here.
WHAT SETS US APART After more than 50 years of serving thousands of Southern California’s most discriminating homeowners, Podley Properties is here to ensure the smoothest, easiest, most enjoyable and advantageous real estate experience you’ll ever have. Here’s how: We are local. As one of the oldest and largest independently owned, non-affiliated real estate firms in the area, we know the Foothills and the San Gabriel Valley in northeast Los Angeles County like our own backyard. In fact, it’s been our home since 1957. More experience. No one is better equipped to help you find or sell your home than our team of seasoned Realtors® and experienced support staff in offices covering communities from Burbank on the west, to Claremont on the east. 100% personalized. Everything we do for you is designed just for you and your goals, from our Studio’s marketing plan to our negotiating strategy. You’ll feel like our Number One client because, in our eyes, you are.
A LOCAL TRADITION As early as 1975, Bill Podley was earning quite a reputation for his sincerity, real estate savvy, and market expertise while at Jim Dickson REALTORS®, a firm founded in Pasadena in 1957. And while it wasn’t until 1981 that Bill established Podley Caughey & Doan Realtors®, his growing experience over the years secured his place as one of the area’s most respected real estate professionals. In 1999, Bill sold his firm and within a few years partnered with Dickson REALTORS®, creating Dickson Podley REALTORS®. In 2010, the Dickson family relocated and Bill became president and new owner of Podley Properties. In December of 2016, Crystal Narramore took over Bill’s previous role as company president. She had previously served as the General Manager, beginning in 2011. The Podley Properties story continues the long history of core values it has always upheld: integrity, people, innovation, and excellence. And his longstanding promise to clients still holds true: Powerful Advocacy. We consistently put your interests first. Specialized Knowledge. No one knows the market better. A Collaborative Approach. You always have a full team working on your behalf. Targeted Sales. For sellers, we know how to sell your home quickly and for the highest price. Exceptional Buys. For buyers, we will find the property you’re looking for just as soon as it comes on the market. MANAGEMENT TEAM (L to R): Adam Bray-Ali, George Chenault, David Podley, Bill Podley, Chairman, Crystal Narramore, President, Ed Afsharian, Randy Abrams
SIX OFFICES, COUNTLESS OPPORTUNITIES
El Monte Rosemead
La Cañada Flintridge Office
846 Foothill Boulevard La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 818.790.1183
897 Granite Drive Pasadena, CA 91101 626.795.6262
1471 E. Altadena Drive Altadena, CA 91001 626.791.1000
SAN GABRIEL VALLEY OFFICE LOCATIONS
Sierra Madre Office
30 N. Baldwin Avenue Sierra Madre, CA 91024 626.355.2384
242 W. Foothill Boulevard Monrovia, CA 91016 626.408.1280
755 E. Route 66 Glendora, CA 91740 626.914.2904
ALTADENA Altadena is an unincorporated community adjacent to Pasadena, and one of the Los Angeles areaâ€™s best kept secrets. Beautiful homes with a multitude of architectural styles, all framed by the San Gabriel Mountains as their backdrop, give Altadena its very special charm and character. Our cottage office is situated in the heart of one of Altadenaâ€™s prime residential neighborhoods, just blocks from the Altadena Town & Country Club as well as the main business district of the community.
1471 East Altadena Drive, Altadena, CA 91001 | 626.791.1000
GLENDORA Well-known as the â€œPride of the Foothills,â€? Glendora is a community focused on maintaining the most desirable quality of life through safe and wellmaintained neighborhoods, strong schools, local and regional, and the preservation of the pristine foothills surrounding the city. Glendora offers a wide variety of homes, from historic cottages to grand estates. Our Associates, who also serve Azusa to the west and La Verne, San Dimas, and Claremont to the east, are a proud part of this community which traces its heritage back more than 100 years; historic Route 66, on which our office resides, has rekindled a spark in the community to focus on a more nostalgic time.
755 East Route 66, Glendora, CA 91740 | 626.914.2904
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE For over thirty years, Podley has proudly offered its services in the foothill community of La Cañada Flintridge. The office, which has grown significantly in recent years, is ideally located in the heart of the city, across from the Town Center. Its Associates represent buyers and sellers in La Crescenta, Montrose, Glendale, Burbank, Sunland, Tujunga, and adjacent communities throughout the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys. Boasting the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a school system ranked among the top three in California, the city is also home to many in the entertainment industry given its proximity to numerous studios just a few miles away.
846 Foothill Boulevard, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 | 818.790.1183
PASADENA With easy freeway access to downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena is famous for hosting the annual New Yearâ€™s Day Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl football game. It is home to many educational and cultural institutions, including the California Institute of Technology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Art Center College of Design, The Pasadena Playhouse, and the Norton Simon and Pacific Asia Museums. The Pasadena office Associates, who also serve surrounding communities including San Marino and South Pasadena, are housed in the former home of the acclaimed Chronicle Restaurant in the South Lake Avenue Business District. From its tree-lined residential streets and sought-after retail and restaurant offerings, to its many non-profit organizations and health and scientific institutions, Pasadena is truly the crown of the San Gabriel Valley. 897 Granite Drive, Pasadena, CA 91101 | 626.795.6262
MONROVIA Known as the Gem City, Monrovia is a vibrant community with a wide range of truly historical and mid-century homes, along with newer single-family and condominium homes. In addition to Monrovia, the office serves the surrounding cities of Arcadia, Bradbury, Duarte, and Temple City. Over 90% of our Associates live in Monrovia and actively support the communityâ€™s many civic, youth, art, and historical organizations. Awarded Real Estate Office of the Year for 2011 by the Mountain Views News, the firmâ€™s modern facilities are centrally located just a few blocks west of the bustling Old Town retail and restaurant districts on, and adjacent to, Myrtle Avenue.
242 West Foothill Boulevard, Monrovia, CA 91016 | 626.408.1280
SIERRA MADRE A well-known haven for artists, poets, and others who enjoy a true village setting nestled at the base of the foothills, Sierra Madre is a small, quaint town with a population ever so proud of its community spirit and history of volunteerism. Our office is located in the historic Hotel Shirley in the heart of the cityâ€™s town square, and nearly all of our Associates live in the city. They are as knowledgeable as any about Sierra Madreâ€™s rich heritage and various neighborhoods filled with homes of all styles and character. The office also serves the adjoining cities of Pasadena and Arcadia.
30 North Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024 | 626.355.2384
JUST FOR SELLERS Selling a house can be an overwhelming task. There’s advertising to plan and budget for, open houses and private showings to arrange, purchase offers to negotiate, contract contingencies to worry about, and complex paperwork to fill out. Placing your home in the hands of a seasoned Podley Properties professional assures you the entire sales process will be overseen with your best interests foremost in mind. We have extensive experience marketing properties and showing them to their best advantage. First, we’ll complete a comparable market analysis to determine the most appropriate price for your home. Then, we’ll provide home staging advice and suggest landscaping changes that will help draw buyers to your property ahead of others. We’ll advertise and fully expose your home through a variety of methods, including the most-viewed real estate websites, social media, and widely distributed local print publications. When it comes to negotiating a purchase offer, we’ll make sure you get the very highest price the market will allow. We’ll help you understand contract contingencies, mandatory disclosures, and details of the closing process, in addition to handling all the documentation and paperwork for you. Essentially, we’re here to represent you throughout the entire marketing, negotiating and escrow process, and to make sure that your real estate transaction is not only a profitable experience, but an experience that is as positive and stress-free as possible.
JUST FOR BUYERS As your Buyer’s Representative, we can make the process of house hunting much easier and more efficient than if you did it all yourself. We can help you prioritize a list of essential features you desire in a new home, help you determine your budget, assist you in obtaining your financing approval, and guide you to local neighborhoods as well as specific properties that will meet your needs as well as aspirations. Once you’ve found a place that catches your eye, we’ll look at comparable properties in the area to help determine a purchase offer. Then we’ll negotiate on your behalf with the seller to make sure you get the most favorable terms. It’s our job to look after your best interests, and we will do so at no cost to you as a buyer.
PODLEY PROPERTIES TIMELINE
JIM DICKSON REALTORS® Bill Podley began his real estate career with firm
Established by Bill Podley
Partnered with Dickson REALTORS®
Dickson family relocated and Bill Podley became president & new owner.
Sierra Madre is known as “Wistaria City” for its world’s “largest blossoming plant” by the Guinness Book of World Records and one of the seven Horticultural Wonders of the World. The vine measures more than 1 acre and 250 tons.
Altadena’s Christmas Tree Lane, strung with more than 10,000 lights every Christmas season for the last 80 years, is the oldest large-scale Christmas lighting spectacle in the United States.
The first Trader Joe’s grocery store is located and still running in Pasadena, with the headquarters currently in Monrovia.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is located in La Cañada Flintridge and is the primary United States research and development center for the robotic exploration of the solar system.
There are two internationally reknowned museums in Pasadena: The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and the Norton Simon Museum.
SAN GABRIEL VALLEY FUN FACTS Seabiscuit, the famous champion thoroughbred racehorse who was a symbol of hope during the Great Depression, ran his last race at the Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia.
Rubel Castle in Glendora is made entirely out of recycled glass, newspapers & stones, and has played host to Prince Phillip and Henry Kissinger.
California Institute of Technology (Caltech) located in Pasadena alumni and faculty have won a total of 33 Nobel Prizes.
The first Tournament of Roses Parade was presented in 1890 on New Years Day in Pasadena, one of the world’s premier events. The Rose Bowl was the first postseason football game in the nation and staged at Tournament Park in 1902.
Monrovia was the home to the precursor to McDonald’s. In 1937, Patrick McDonald opened a food stand on Huntington Drive (Route 66) called “The Airdrome.”
At Podley Properties, we believe every life is a story. We look forward to helping you move into the next chapter of yours.
ALTADENA 626.791.1000 | LA CAÃ‘ADA FLINTRIDGE 818.790.1183 | GLENDORA 626.914.2904 MONROVIA 626.408.1280 | SIERRA MADRE 626.355.2384 | PASADENA 626.795.6262
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