About Scott and Giusy Brown

Our Client-First Philosophy

There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how we work.

That said, in our experience as Pasadena real estate professionals, we've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting our clients first. This means keeping ourselves accessible, being good listeners as well as good communicators, and responding quickly to your needs.

This "client first" philosophy has always been our approach and it requires us to continually improve our skills and ways of doing business. In addition, we've found that the latest technologies are enabling us to do everything we've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They've also helped us to extend the range of services we provide to our clients.

So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a home in the Pasadena areas, please contact us.

 


  • Scott and Giusy are licensed Broker Associates, Founding Partners for Pasadena and Scott is Manager for Pasadena and La Canada.
  • Scott has been selling real estate in the San Gabriel Valley for the last 27 years.
  • Together, they bring years of marketing experience.
  • Scott holds the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Physiological Psychology from U.C. Santa Barbara.
  • Giusy holds the Master Degree in Business Administration, concentration in International Business & Marketing. She is a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society and of the Honorary Marketing Society, Mu Kappa Tau.
  • She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Option Finance and graduated with honors, Magna Cum Laude.
  • Scott has served as Director for the Pasadena-Foothill Association of Realtors.  
  • Scott earned the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) Designation by the Real Estate BUYER'S AGENT Council of the National Association of Realtors & the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation by the Council of Residential Specialists
  • Member of the Board of Realtors Political Action Committee
  • Member of Pasadena-Foothill Association of Realtors Strategic Planning Committee
  • Members of the National Association of Realtors
  • Members of the California Association of Realtors
  • Members of the Pasadena-Foothill Association of Realtors
  • Scott Brown, B.S., ABR, CRS
    Broker Associate

    BACKGROUND SUMMARY

    Successfully selling and managing a large real estate portfolio. Early on in his career he managed a real estate office which gave him a through understanding of what it truly takes to be successful in this business.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    PARTNERS TRUST, Founding Partner/Manager SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY – DBL REALTORS - Podley Caughey & Doan  – Pasadena, CA

    BROKER ASSOCIATE

    Self-employed: Scott and Giusy together bring years of Marketing experience in selling real estate in the San Gabriel Valley for the last 27 years. More than 95% of their business is repeat or referral business and they successfully close nearly 100% of their open escrows.

    They understand they are in the business of handling people’s biggest investment and they treat it that way! They have adopted this thinking as their motto and tagline as they strongly believe in it.

    • Consistently managing and closing large volume of assets and transactions.
    • Has served as Director for the Pasadena-Foothill Association of Realtors.
    • Earned the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) Designation by the Real Estate BUYER'S AGENT Council of the National Association of Realtors & the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation by the Council of Residential Specialists
    • Member of the Board of Realtors Political Action Committee
    • Member of Pasadena-Foothill Association of Realtors Strategic Planning Committee
    • Members of the National Association of Realtors
    • Members of the California Association of Realtors
    • Members of the Pasadena-Foothill Association of Realtors

    Professional Model/Actor 1986 - 1989

    Lived in Italy, France, Greece and Japan

    University of California, Santa Barbara (1983 - 1985)

    Researcher/Teaching Assistant - Employed by the University to research obesity, brown fat and hypothalamus

    EDUCATION

    University Of California Santa BarbaraBachelor of Science degree in Physiological Psychology  (Graduated in 1984)

    Brockport State University

    Played Ice Hockey   (1978 - 1980)

    TECHNICAL SKILLS

    Proficient in a wide range of computer programs most notably real estate specific applications and Microsoft Office Suite. 

     

    PERSONAL

    Outside interests include health and exercise. Scott has been featured in several workout videos over the years. Most recently in a set of 10 DVDs selling as an infomercial product. Loves dogs and has adopted a few from the Pasadena Humane Society. Currently proud parent of twins lovely Jack Russell Terriers, Dolce and Piccolo. Scott has played ice hockey since the age of 9. He also played in college, Brockport State University, NY.


     Giusy Mele-Brown, MBA

    Broker Associate

    BACKGROUND SUMMARY

    Senior corporate manager with over 12 years of corporate experience successfully managing database marketing and direct marketing functions within banking, technology and real estate industries. Successfully selling and managing a large real estate portfolio since 2001. Over 3 years management experience in planning, opening and running a successful health club in Pasadena. Experienced in the areas of database marketing, direct marketing, emarketing, program analysis, staff management, financial functions and the art of selling.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    PARTNERS TRUST, Founding Partner / SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY / DBL REALTORS – Pasadena, CA - present

    BROKER ASSOCIATE

    Self-employed: Joined husband, Scott Brown, and doubled real estate production within the first year of operation together. Together they bring years of Marketing experience in selling real estate in the San Gabriel Valley. More than 95% of their business is repeat or referral business and they successfully close nearly 100% of their open escrows.

    They understand this is people’s biggest investment and they treat it that way! They have adopted this thinking as their motto and tagline as they strongly believe in it.

    • Members of the National Association of Realtors
    • Members of the California Association of Realtors
    • Members of the Pasadena-Foothill Association of Realtors
    • Completing CCIM designation

     Senior Corporate Officer 

    Responsible for customer and prospect marketing databases. Overall responsibilities ranged from selecting and implementing Marketing Information System, purchase of marketing lists, segmentation of customer base based on demographic and profitability factors, predictive modeling to be applied in all marketing campaigns that aimed at customer retention, cross-selling and new customer acquisition. Scope expanded to all business-to-business marketing campaigns and staff management.

     Employed by & titles:

    • PROPERTYFIRST.COM, Alhambra, CA, Corporate Headquarters (SENIOR MANAGER DATABASE MARKETING & DIRECT MARKETING)
    • CITY NATIONAL BANK, Beverly Hills, CA, Corporate Headquarters (VICE PRESIDENT - MARKETING DATABASE MANAGER)
    • PODLEY CAUGHEY & DOAN, REALTORS, Pasadena, CA  (MARKETING DIRECTOR)
    • HOME SAVINGS OF AMERICA, Irwindale, CA, Corporate Headquarters (ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT - SENIOR MARKETING DATABASE ANALYST)

    EDUCATION

    California State University of Los Angeles:

    • Master of Business Administration option International Business – Graduated top of her class in 2006
    • Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration option Finance – Graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2002
    • Received special recognition as honor student in the Department of Finance and Law
    • Received Special recognition in Graduate Studies based on superior scholastic achievement
    • Member of the Golden Key National Honor Society
    • Member of the Honorary Marketing Society, Mu Kappa Tau.

     TECHNICAL SKILLS

    Extremely proficient in a wide range of computer programs: Extensive database knowledge, Microsoft Office Suite, PageMaker, Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Photo Shop, Front Page. Additional computer courses: Novell NetWare System Manager, Systemation Fast Start (Systems Analysis), Installing and Managing your Local Area Network, Attention grabbing Graphic Design. Designed and managed online websites.

    PERSONAL

    Italian national with U.S. citizenship. Outside interests include health and exercise. Giusy has been featured in 14 workout videos over the years. Loves dogs and has adopted a few from the Pasadena Humane Society. Currently proud parent of twins lovely Jack Russell Terriers, Dolce and Piccolo.