ABOUT MONICA

Let your home Sparkle!

Unveil the inner beauty of your home with Monica’s personal, expert touch. Her design vision and practical home improvement tips will transform your home into a valuable jewel in the So Cal sun.  Monica’s savvy perspective and design experience will help showcase the extraordinary value of your home, attracting multiple offers.

A long-time resident of the San Gabriel Valley for the last 25 years, Monica Hsu lives in Pasadena with her husband, two children and their golden retriever Max.

Over the years, Monica has developed close community ties through work and social involvement.  Prior to joining Podley Properties as a broker associate, she was the Vice President of Unipac Shipping Inc., an international logistics company with strong business connections and interests in China and the U.S.

Her past responsibilities required savvy contract negotiation skills, and the ability to work with  technology and data to design services that were tailored to meet each business client’s needs.  In a successful career spanning 20 years, she traveled extensively to China, working closely with  manufacturers and overseas partners, building a network of contacts.

Monica’s experience and high standing in international trade helped her build long-lasting, strong contacts both locally and internationally. Her ability to speak Mandarin and her understanding of Asian culture, values and work ethics translated into rewarding results in her professional life.  Her forte as a good listener is a key factor in her successful collaborations.

Socially, she is equally involved in the community. For the past four years, she has managed recitals and performance showcasing young musical talent in Pasadena. The goal of the music group is to foster children’s interest in music year round and to help build their confidence levels. As a result, many of these young musicians were accepted into the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra, with the opportunity to travel to Europe.

Born and raised in Taiwan, Monica moved to the U.S. and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in  business from the University of Cal Poly, Pomona.   She left corporate life to pursue her first passion – real estate.  She is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, the California Association of REALTORS® and the Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS®. We are pleased she has chosen to join the Podley family!