What was your home selling experience like?
We sold our home in Burlingame with Raziel and the process started months before we actually put the house on the market. We actually first met with Raziel when we were deciding whether to rent or sell our home, and he genuinely gave us great advice without trying to sway us in either direction. A few months later, when we decided to sell, Raziel and his team (especially the wonderful Emily) helped us prep our house for sale. Emily oversaw numerous contractors, many of whom she found for us, and helped us over the course of a few months make all needed updates and repairs to get our house in awesome condition. The selling process went great, with Raziel offering us full insight into how many showings we had and what feedback potential buyers had. He stayed in constant contact and then helped us decide on our offers with sage advice. He then managed personally the close and dealt nimbly with a few issues that arose. Throughout it all, he was extremely positive and we always felt confident that everything would work out great. I cannot recommend him and his team enough!
Why did you choose Raziel to sell your home?
Raziel and his team were simply the best!! Raziel has an incredible sense of integrity, is extremely attentive to all details, is unbelievably knowledgeable about the marketplace, and a genuinely kind, positive person. In addition, he is a shrewd negotiator, a fierce advocate for his clients, and someone who makes sure a deal is not just done but done well.
What surprised you the most about your selling experience?
I didn’t realize a realtor would actually help you prepare your house for sale to the extent that Raziel and his team did. It was incredible to get the kind of support and advice that the team gave us.
What did you love most about your neighborhood?
It has a great sense of community, with neighbors that became (and will stay) family.
What was your childhood ambition?
I wanted to be a famous novelist.
I wanted to be a famous politician.
What has been your biggest challenge?
I didn’t enjoy working in corporate America and wasn’t good at it.
I live across the country from the rest of my family so keeping in touch well was the biggest challenge I expected to have, but it has gone great.
What was your first job?
I worked at a deli, mopping floors and doing dishes.
I worked for a local newspaper while a high school student. It was a lot of work and a lot of fun.
Who was your greatest inspiration?
My parents inspired me. They both worked hard to get ahead, but at the same time always put us first. They also had an amazing, loving relationship for more than 55 years.
Theodore Roosevelt. The man put his heart and soul into everything: science, politics, writing.
What’s the best advice you have received?
You only live once. Life is short, so enjoy the ride.
My dad would always say that a job is a means to an end. He was great at making sure that we always saw that family was the most important thing, and never letting career aspirations or work worries take away from our family time.
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