R E S U M E

MARGARET GAREMORE

DEGREES,  CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Real Estate Broker License, California Department of Real Estate, 2012
Real Estate Trainer Certificate, CAR, Pro Standards Trainer for Ethics and Arbitration, 2010
Mediation Certificate, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Law School, 2002
Real Estate Sales License, California Department of Real Estate, 1997
A.B. in English, Occidental College, Los Angeles, graduated cum laude, 1994
Paralegal Certificate, ABA Approved Program, Pasadena City College, 1988

REAL ESTATE AND LEGAL CAREER HISTORY

Deasy Penner Podley, previously, Podley Properties, 2008 to the present (Top Ten Agent)
Realtor Professional, Consistent Top Producer

Resolve It! Mediation, 2005 to present (Top Recognized Mediator)
Private Mediator, Real Estate Negotiator and Dispute Resolution Consultant

CENTURY 21 Ludecke, 2006 to 2008 (#2 Office Agent)
Realtor Professional, Consistent Top Producer and Centurion Agent

CENTURY 21 Adams & Barnes, 1997 to 2006 (#1 Office Team)
Realtor Professional, Consistent Top Producer and Centurion Agent

Collins, Collins, Muir and Traver, 1988 to 1998
Litigation Paralegal in Contract Law, Premises Liability, Construction Defect

LEADERSHIP AND MEMBERSHIP

Arcadia Association of Realtors, 2018 President
Arcadia Association of Realtors, 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award
National Association of Realtors, Member, 1997 to present
California Association of Realtors, Member since 1997, and CAR Director from 2013 to present
California Association of Realtors, Regional Rep. for Pro Standards Committee 2013 to 2015
California Association of Realtors, Member Pro Standards, Membership and Risk Management Committees
California Association of Realtors, approved Mediator, Arbitrator and Ombudsman
Arcadia Association of Realtors, President, REALTOR’s E4C, Inc., 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation, 2017
Arcadia Association of Realtors. Member Budget and Finance Committee, 2016 to 2019
Arcadia Association of Realtors, Board of Directors, Director: 2003, 2004, 2011 to 2015, 2017 to 2019
Arcadia Association of Realtors, approved Mediator and Arbitrator
Arcadia Association of Realtors, Member and CRMLS Member 1997 to present
Arcadia Association of Realtors, Mediation Workshop Group, Chairman 2005 to present
Arcadia Association of Realtors, Grievance Committee, Chairman 2009 to 2017, 2019
Arcadia Association of Realtors, Events for Charity Committee, Member 1998 to 2018
Arcadia Association of Realtors, Professional Standards Committee, Member 2004 to 2008
Arcadia Association of Realtors, Grievance Committee, Member 1999 to 2003
Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors, Member, 2009 to 2019
Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors, approved Mediator and Arbitrator
Association for Conflict Resolution, Washington, D.C., Practitioner Member
Southern California Mediation Association, Member
Monrovia Historic Preservation Group, Sponsor Member
Friends of The Monrovia Public Library, Member
The Huntington Library and Gardens, Member 2013 to 2017
Pasadena Humane Society, Member

TASK FORCE AND FOCUS GROUP ASSIGNMENTS

Arcadia Association of Realtors, Selection Committee for CAR Directors, 2017 and 2018
Arcadia Association of Realtors, Board CEO Compensation Review Panel, 2017 and 2018
Arcadia Association of Realtors, Budget and Finance Committee, Reserve Policy Task Force, 2016
Arcadia Association of Realtors, Disciplinary Complaint Procedure Review, Task Force Chair, 2015
Arcadia Association of Realtors, AAR/PFAR Merger Task Force, 2014 and 2015
Arcadia Association of Realtors, Business Travel Policy Task Force, 2014 and 2016
Arcadia Association of Realtors, Nominating Committee for Board of Directors, 2008, 2012 and 2018
Arcadia Association of Realtors, Membership Benefits Review Task Force, 2012
Arcadia Association of Realtors, Strategic Plan for Pro Standards, Task Force Chair, 2012 and 2015
Arcadia Association of Realtors, Professional Standards/Ethics Review Committee, 2008
Arcadia Association of Realtors, Strategic Planning Committee, 2005, 2011, 2015 and 2018
Arcadia Association of Realtors, AAR and PFAR Joint Conflict Resolution Task Force, 2005
Arcadia Association of Realtors, Bylaws Review Task Force, 2004
California Association of Realtors, General Forms Review and Comment, 2009 and 2011
California Association of Realtors, Discussion of Notice of Dispute, Focus Group, 2006 to 2007
Podley Properties, Hosting CAR Representatives One-Day Shadowing Program, 2011 and 2015

CONTINUING EDUCATION AND TRAINING

2010 – 2019 CAR, Train the Trainer, Leadership Training
1998 – 2019 Real Estate and Broker License Continuing Education
June 2014 Mediating the Litigated Case, Straus Institute, Pepperdine Law School
2010 – 2019 PFAR, Leadership Training
1997 – 2019 CAR, Annual Grievance and Professional Standards Training
2002 – 2014 Mediation Training and Mediating the Residential Purchase Contract
2011 – 2013 Informal Neurolinguistic Coursework, Communication in Leadership
2012 and 2019 Other Education and Continuing Education for Broker’s License
2011 – 2019 AAR, Parliamentary Procedure Training
December 2008 Leadership in Diversity Training
Feb – April 2006 Dispute Resolution in Couples Counseling, Private Internship/Training

ETHICS AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRAINING CONDUCTED

2010 to 2019 Pro Standards Ethics Training for new Realtors at AAR Orientation
November 2014 How to Apply the Code of Ethics to the Daily Business of Real Estate, AAR
2011 to 2014 Pro Standards Training, Professional Standards Committees and BOD
2012 to 2014 Dispute Resolution Training for Agents, Podley Properties Offices
2011 to 2014 Mediation Training 101 and 201, Podley Properties, Pasadena Office
February 2006 Use of Language in Mediation: Phrases and Questions to get
to the “Heart” of the Matter, Arcadia Association of Realtors
January 2006 Use of Language in Mediation: Metaphor in Mediation, AAR

CONSUMER MEDIATION PANEL/REAL ESTATE SEMINARS/ DIVORCE WORKSHOPS

2016 to present Women in Divorce Seminar/Workshop, Trainer, South Pasadena
2016 to present Mediator, California Association of Realtors Consumer Mediation Panel
April 05 and Oct. 04 First-Time Homebuyers’ Seminar, Citibank, Monrovia, CA
2011- 2019 Ombudsman, CAR Ombudsman Program

GUEST SPEAKER FORUMS

October 2018 Realtor Training in Ethics and Professional Standards, Long Dragon Realty
September 2016 Distinguished Speakers, Code of Ethics, Arcadia Association of Realtors
April 2016 Top Producer Panel Forum, Arcadia Association of Realtors
2009 to 2017 Mediation/Arbitration Presentation to Agents at Podley Properties, Pasadena
April 2008 Arbitration Demonstration Panel, CAR Headquarters, Los Angeles
September 2006 Mediation In Today’s World, Kiwanis Club, Sierra Madre

REAL ESTATE CAREER HISTORY

1997 TO THE PRESENT

Selling and leasing homes throughout the San Gabriel Valley and outside areas.
Sold and leased over 600 properties.

TYPES OF PROPERTIES

Large and small single family residences, vintage, character and contemporary homes,
hillside and view properties, horse ranch estates, income and multi-family properties, new homes,
apartment buildings, condominiums, townhomes, PUD’s, mobile homes and land. Several of the
older homes qualified for the Mills Act, giving homeowners a significant property tax reduction.

ARCHITECTURAL STYLES

Bungalow, Cape Cod, Colonial, Contemporary, Craftsman, Cottage, English Cottage,
Mid-Century Modern, Queen Anne Cottage, Pueblo Revival, Spanish, Traditional,
Transitional, Tudor, Victorian Cottage and Victorian Estate.

PRICE RANGES

Properties sold and leased ranging from $10,000 to $2,350,000.

AREAS AND NEIGHBORHOODS REPRESENTED

Monrovia, Pasadena, Arcadia, La Canada, Altadena, Bradbury, Temple City, Glendora,
Sierra Madre, San Gabriel, Alhambra, South Pasadena, Woodland Hills, Chino Hills, Upland,
Ontario, Claremont, Diamond Bar, Montebello, Azusa, Whittier, Perris, El Monte, Duarte,
San Dimas, La Verne, Covina, West Covina, Hollywood, Granada Hills, Norwalk and Los Angeles.

BANK REPRESENTATION

Previously represented REO (Bank Repossessions) properties for Countrywide. The assignment began with preparing the BPO (Broker Price Opinion) for the bank’s review. Upon assignment
of the listing, my duties included monitoring the property and processing the file. Some files started with the eviction process and establishing the utilities, and then on to scheduling any
clean up and necessary repairs. Once the property was ready, it went on the MLS and was marketed for sale. Upon receiving an offer, I was able to negotiate the offer and work with
the other agent to successfully close the escrow.

SHORT SALES

More recently, I have represented many short sales and pre-foreclosure sales with a 99%
success rate. These distress sales took from 45 days to over a year to close, requiring a tremendous amount of patience and follow-up. I have represented both sellers and buyers
in closing short sales. I understand the system and the process.

EXPERT WITNESS REPORTS AND TESTIMONY

In 2012 I was retained to prepare an expert witness evaluation and report for the rental value
of a $3 million property in Pasadena. This involved researching and extrapolating data to
prepare a detailed analysis and report, and to serve as an expert witness if called to trial.

PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEW

July 2006 The Weekly, Core Media Publishing

Stacy D. Phillips, Divorce: It’s All About Control

PUBLISHED ARTICLES AND INTRODUCTIONS

June 2018 AAR President’s Mid-Year ReportAAR Realtor Magazine

2014-2017 Welcome to the Grievance Committee, AAR Realtor Magazine

Feb 2012 Welcome to the 2012 Grievance Committee, AAR Realtor Magazine

Nov 2011 Do You Treat All Parties Honestly? AAR Realtor Magazine

Apr 2011 A Warm Welcome to the 2011 Grievance Committee, AAR Realtor Magazine

Mar 2010 Welcome to the 2010 Grievance Committee, AAR Realtor Magazine

Jun 2009 A Quick Look at the Code of Ethics, Arcadia Association of Realtors Magazine

Apr 2009 The Difference Between Grievance and Arbitration, AAR Realtors Magazine

May 2004 Seller’s Agent Etiquette, Arcadia Association of Realtors Magazine

Apr 2004 Buyer’s Agent Etiquette, Arcadia Association of Realtors Magazine

 

CAR AND  REALTOR ASSOCIATIONS – MEDIATION

2002 to 2019 Realtor commission disputes for procuring cause. Mediator for commission dispute matters between Realtors, with a 99% success rate of settlement.
Commission dispute amounts from $1,500 to $1,000,000.

CAR AND REALTOR ASSOCIATIONS – ARBITRATION

2002 to 2019 Presiding Officer or panelist in tribunal for procuring cause commission
dispute hearings between Realtors of different Associations. Dispute amounts
ranged from $1,000 to $55,000. The hearing panel has full discretion to evaluate
the evidence and to render a peer judgment monetary award.

CAR OMBUDSMAN

2011 to 2019 Resolving disputes between Realtors and members of the public.

RESOLVE IT! MEDIATION

2005 to 2019 Private Mediator in real estate disputes between sellers, buyers, Realtors, contractors, family members and divorcing parties. Actual dispute amounts ranging from $1,000 to $4,000,000, with a 99% success rate.

Buyer and Seller deposit disputes and cancelled contracts.

Buyer and Seller disputes regarding disclosure of property condition, including:

Lack of disclosure or improper disclosure

Flooding, drainage and grading issues

Mold and water intrusion

Defective roof issues

Cost and quality of construction and repairs

Square footage, permits, title and ownership

Fraud and misrepresentation

Disputes between landlords and tenants including rent-control matters

HOA and condominium complex disputes between owners and management

Neighborhood disputes involving land issue, boundaries and parking