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Debbie Byrne & Brie Ahern

Burlingame, Burlingame Gardens | client since 2016

AVP, Market Manager, PNC Mortage | Credit Support Manager

What do you love the most about your neighborhood?

Debbie

Location! Location! Location! Great people and great community. We wanted move from San Francisco to a more family orientated community. Burlingame has met all of our hopes and expectations.

Brie

Love the community and the wonderful neighbors. Can’t complain about the weather, good food, easy access (walking distance) to various shops and restaurants on Burlingame Avenue either.

What was your journey like buying a home?

Brie

It was somewhat stressful going into an offer battle; however Raziel took the time to understand our needs and really showed us the way to ease any concerns. Highly recommended Raziel and his team! They not only supported us through the home buying process, but they went the extra mile after we closed. The day we moved in, we found an assortment of goodies to welcome us to our new home, and the special touch only continues.

Debbie

We understood how important it was having the right person on our team. Raziel was that person and made the process very streamlined and focused. From our first meeting until we closed on our home Raziel was always available and an invaluable advocate.

My experience working with Raziel was________________?

Brie

Phenomenal.

He is genuine, knowledgeable and simply a good person. Raziel doesn’t make buying a home feel like just another transaction, but rather an experience to embrace and enjoy.

Debbie

EXCELLENT!

Raziel was very a clear communicator and really took the time to know our family and to focus on our objectives around finding and executing on the right property. As a member of the community himself I think he enjoys having his clients become a part of that very special Burlingame community. We are extremely grateful for becoming active members of the community and for the home that Raziel helped us obtain.

Where did you grow up?

Debbie

Boston

Brie

Bay Area

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Debbie

Finding the love of my life Brie and buying a home with her in Burlingame.

Brie

I have a few:

1) Finding and marrying the love of my life.

2) Receiving a scholarship to play Division I basketball.

3) Finding a career that allows me to do what I love… building relationships and mentoring young adults.

What’s your favorite hidden gem?

Debbie

Spending time in a Bungalow at Turtle Bay on the North Shore of Hawaii!!!

Brie

Hole in the wall sushi restaurant in Santa Clara. Mom introduced me so now that’s our spot.

What’s been your biggest challenge?

Brie

Overcoming the loss of my father at an early age. And in the present moment I am looking to establish a shift in work/life balance to better support my family and personal health.

Debbie

Juggling the stress of career and living in the bay area to be able to afford these beautiful houses.

What was your first job?

Brie

Front desk at an Athletic Club.

What’s your favorite movie?

Debbie

The Matrix.

Brie

The Sweetest Thing or Primal Fear (depends on the mood).


What’s on the top of your bucket list item?

Brie

Bike around Italy (hoping to check this off the list next year as Debbie and I are planning our ‘delayed’ honeymoon).


Debbie

Coming up with a new bucket list.

What’s your greatest Inspiration?

Brie

Watching March Madness, the NBA playoffs/finals, Wimbledon, the World Series, NFL playoffs, etc. The kind of work ethic, motivation, and drive these individuals/teams require to perform at this level inspires me to tackle life in various ways.

What organizations do you love?

Debbie

SPCA

Brie

AIDS/Life Cycle (amazing experience cycling down the coast from SF to LA for this cause — check it out).