The Handy Group

We’re more than just real estate professionals. We’re locals and natives of Southern California. We’re community members and family people who are on a continuous adventure to enjoy everything southern California has to offer. You can often find us dining around town, playing tennis in the park, hiking Deukmejian or Griffith Parks, driving to the beach or Disneyland and visiting one of the many museums in Pasadena. New to town and need some recs? From restaurants to hiking trails, home inspectors to painters, we’ve got you covered.


Kara Bio​

Kara Handy, Agent

DRE#: 1438313      

    Office: 818-541-7307      Cell: 818-605-3021

Deon Cavender is a Senior Team Member with The Handy Group of Dilbeck Real Estate.  As a Realtor for more than 12 years, Deon specializes in the listing and sales of real estate including probate and short-sale transactions.  She is an expert negotiator and is well versed in all details of real estate transactions and changes in the real estate market, ensuring her clients are protected with the comfort of her knowledge.

The La Canada/La Crescenta areas as well as Pasadena, and the San Gabriel foothills are her areas of specialty, however Deon has successfully served clients in all areas of California; including San Francisco, Rancho Cucamonga and Palm Springs.

Deon grew up in Sunland/Tujunga and has been a resident of La Crescenta for over 25 years where she, along with her husband Mike, raised 3 children.  When she is not working, she enjoys roller skating, going to the beach and spending time with her family.

She is thankful for the repeated business from current and past clients and their many referrals.

Deon Cavender, Agent

DRE#: 1800818

    Office: 818-541-7327      Cell:  818-482-6560


Mark B. Chitjian, is the brother of Kara Handy, Senior Estates Director & Managing Partner of the HANDY GROUP based in a private office suite located within Dilbeck Realtors-La Canada. 

An award winning Realtor for real estate sales volume and production, Mark is a graduate from the University Of Southern California and holds a B.S. Degree in Business with an Entrepreneurship Emphasis. Mark has been a licensed Realtor for the past 12 + years and has successfully sold high-end luxury real estate both in Los Angeles and Palm Springs California. One of the largest transactions that Kara and Mark worked together on was the sale of one of the last large vacant 20 acre parcels for a residential builder client in the Desert that closed at $13.2 Million Dollars. For 3 years Mark was the Previews Director of the Palm Springs Office for NRT Coldwell Banker in the Desert where he led meetings for the elite agents who sold the highest end properties. Mark had lived in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles for about 20 years and had a home in the Desert for 14 years. We welcome your inquiry when you are in the market to hire a luxury real estate Listing Specialist who works effectively both with Buyers and Sellers. It is always “Our Pleasure” to be of Service.

Mark Chitjian, Agent

DRE#: 01463694

    Office: 760-323-5836      Cell: 213-703-3200

I studied real estate and received my agent license in 1976 followed by my broker license in 1978. I specialized in residential sales and income property exchanges until 1981 when I decided to expand my business experience to areas outside of real estate. I joined a consulting group that specialized in turning troubled businesses around.  We would work with a business owner and its creditors to develop and then implement a mutually agreed upon business plan to repay the creditors and return the business to profitability. I then decided to take my skills to a regional bank, Imperial Bank. There I solved problems with existing commercial and real estate loans and eventually moved into the Real Estate Division. Over the next 15 years I worked as a production loan officer, Senior Credit Officer for the Real Estate Division and eventually Managed the Real Estate Division. When this bank merged with Comerica Bank I left and went to work for another smaller Regional Bank, Imperial Capital Bank.  During my 27-year banking career I was involved in the origination of well over 1.5 billion of construction and bridge financing for commercial office, industrial, retail, apartments, residential tract, condominium and special purpose properties. Each loan was unique with its own set of challenges and each was specially tailored to meet the needs of the borrower and the project. I have been involved with almost every property type and have handled several transactions exceeding 30 million each.

I use my experience to assist buyers and sellers with the acquisition and sale of residential and commercial properties. I am here to serve your needs and share my experience and knowledge with you.

Don Hinton, Commercial Real Estate Broker

DRE#: 00575959

    Office: 818-248-2248      Cell: 818-421-9071

Choose me as your “go to” Realtor especially if you are a first- time buyer who did not think homeownership was possible. My family has been living in Glendale since 1993 and I have extensive training, knowledge, and work experience to be able to meet your real estate objectives.

As a Realtor with the Handy Group, I use my positive energy, strong negotiation skills and vast knowledge in the best interest of my clients. Our Team provides a solid foundation based on strong ethics and has a proven multi-year “award winning” track record of success based on escrow closings for both Sellers with our beautiful listings and for our Buyers.

I am a positive and optimistic person and ready to put my knowledge to work for you. Our Handy Group Team covers a wide range of Southern California Cities all the way to Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. My work for you focuses on the San Fernando Valley, Glendale, Burbank, Toluca Lake, La Crescenta and surrounding neighborhoods.

Buying or selling a property can be very stressful, I am eager to handle all of the details for you-so you do not have to worry-and may focus on the new chapter in your life.


DRE#: 01986907

    Office: 818-749-6327     

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1030 Foothill Blvd, La Canada Flintridge, California

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