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Gigi Gonzales

Belmont, Antique Forest Homes | client since 2015

Pastry Chef / Culinary student

What was your home selling experience like?

Overall it was a great experience, it was a bit stressful at times but any anxiety I had went away once I talked to Raziel or Emily.

Why did you choose Raziel to sell your home?

I've know Raziel for a few years as he was a client of mine. Another client of mine was looking into downsizing and I recommended him to her. She was able to sell her home and find a smaller place in the same neighborhood. She was very happy with her experience and I knew I wanted to work with him.

What surprised you the most?

It wasn't as stressful as the actual home buying process.

What did you love most about your neighborhood?

It was a very quiet and peaceful location despite it being just up the street from a very busy El Camino Real. Convenient because I worked in Silicon Vally and enjoyed going into the City, especially for Giants games!

What's been your proudest accomplishment?

Purchasing my first home. As a single person on the Peninsula, that's a HUGE accomplishment.

What was your childhood ambition?

To open my own bakery.

What's your favorite hidden gem?

Falafel Tazah in Redwood Shores. The most amazing falafels and shawarmas ever. Owners are really sweet as well.

What was your first job?

Teacher's assistant at Kumon learning center when I was 14.

What's your greatest inspiration?

I feel that I'm inspired everyday by many things and many people. My list of inspirations would probably be endless.

What is your favorite movie?

Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo. Probably one of the most visually stunning movies I've seen and it's set in San Francisco.

What's your favorite room in your home?

The kitchen.

What's at the top of your bucket list?

To eat my way through Europe.

What organizations do you love?

Peninsula Humane Society, St. Anthony Foundation, and Project Open Hand.

What is the best advice you've received?

Live without regrets.