Marty Rodriguez Century 21 Real Estate
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When people call Nancy Eastland, the first thing she tells them is, “Don’t throw anything out.” Not a single nail, button, or half-spent sack of flour. “I want the cleaning supplies under the sink, I want the health and beauty aids in the bathroom, I want the food in the cupboards,” said Eastland, now in [...]
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Legacy House, a new residential care home for the elderly in La Verne, is so spotlessly clean that some of the arriving residents might think they’ve died and gone to heaven. Over the last year, owners Lynn and Ralph Chalifoux have turned an eyesore into eye-candy. Every inch of the former fixer-upper located at the corner [...]
Michael Cooper can’t help it if his office looks a little cluttered. Lining his jam-packed shelves are tubs, tubes, trays, cartons, bottles, packs, packets, pouches, wraps and scores of other colorful and super high-fidelity, gravure-printed and flexographic containers holding pastes, powders, liquids, gels, and a gazillion consumer products and foodstuffs ranging from noodles to nuts. As the [...]
I’m here today to talk to you about Selling’s 5 Ps: Prospecting, Preparation, Presentation, Persuasion, and Post-Sale The First P: Prospecting How many of you here today know who William Dawes is? I thought so! On April 18, 1775, he jumped on his horse at midnight to warn his fellow colonists that the British were marching on Lexington [...]
To build your business, you need to not only meet people, but also connect with them. To connect with people (unless you want to halve your audience), steer clear of controversial issues like politics and religion. Why should you avoid two subjects that impassion and fascinate nearly everyone? There’s an easy answer: Because few people can talk about [...]
The flavors are off the charts: Basil Olive Oil, Rosemary Butterscotch, Strawberry Balsamic, Honey Lavender, Pepper Peach. Twenty-five different flavors in all. Where can you buy these salad dressings? You can’t because the above are all flavors of sweet and savory ice cream served by Artisan Ice Creamologist Leo Neveux at his shop on Melrose Avenue in [...]
Marty Rodriguez, whose real estate team (Century 21 Marty Rodriguez) was named No. 1for Century 21 in the United States, and Peter Bennett, author of Life Lessons of a Harvard Reject, due out September 2012, share a moment prior to the book’s upcoming release. Marty is featured on pages 262-63 in the chapter on Achievement and [...]
Matthew Matsumoto, singer-songwriter and regular performer at Holy Name of Mary Church in San Dimas, Calif., is releasing his debut solo album to the public on Aug. 27,2012. His album, titled “The Great Unknown,” is a collection of original works as well as contemporary Christian covers. Among the tracks are popular hits such as “How [...]
Life hasn’t yet handed 9-year-old Megan Hakopian many lemons. So she asked her mom to buy her some, then she made lemonade, opened a stand and donated the profits to charity. This is the third year that the 4th grader has raised funds for David & Margaret Youth and Family Services, the La Verne-based nonprofit agency [...]
If you want to get out of town in the few days, Steve Gainey, owner Gainey Ceramics in La Verne, suggests taking in Modernism Week (February 16-26) in Palm Springs. “Enjoy beautiful weather,” Steve said, “while visiting numerous Mid-Century Modern inspired events, parties and venues, including the Pre-Fab Showcase, where our Gainey Geo Tall and new [...]