Burlingame Properties

Julie Tang and Hua Cao

San Carlos, Howard Park | client since 2012

VP of Strategy & External Partnerships | Chief Product Officer

What do you love the most about your neighborhood?

Both

We’ve been living in San Carlos for the last 8 years. It is both tranquil and lively, with hustling and bustling high tech professionals but still maintains that touch of old-fashioned small-town charm. We love the people here. It’s a pretty convenient location with easy access to cities, airports and our favorite restaurants along the peninsula.

What was your journey like buying a home, and what surprised you the most?

Both

There were very specific components we were looking for this time, such as particular streets/locations within the community and the need for a bigger lot. We did have to wait for the right home to come onto the market and that extended our timeline out quite a bit but it was worth the wait. We were surprised that the market was as competitive as it was, given COVID and a fair amount of uncertainty with the economy in general.

What was your experience like selling your home?

Both

It was a bit nerve-wracking but Raziel and his team have made it very seamlessly for us. The team provided transparency to the entire processes right from the get-go which was very helpful while setting the right expectations. Our favorite was the comprehensive activities calendar and a checklist of to-do’s that helped keeping the chaos organized. Everyone was also very available and prompt in responding to questions and concerns. Definitely made a highly complex and potentially stress event more manageable.

What was your experience working with Raziel?

Both

Peace-of-mind.

The biggest factor for us to work with Raziel is knowing that he would provide as much info and support as possible, to not only guide us in a direction such that the choices we make are well-informed, but also bringing the right team together to execute on them.


What is your proudest accomplishment?

Both

Making a very quick and decisive call on the purchase while managing several other moving parts, where anyone of them failing could have caused the deal to fall through.

What was your childhood ambition?

Julie

Becoming an Olympic swimmer.

Hua

Becoming a scientist.

What’s your favorite hidden gem?

Both

Edgewood Road in Redwood City – our favorite route to do our neighborhood walks.

What’s been your biggest challenge?

Both

Managing life-work balance.

What was your first job?

Hua

Post-doctoral researcher.

Julie

A forensic engineer.

What’s your greatest Inspiration?

Both

The Matrix - we frequently talk about leveraging AI and applications for VR. We definitely feel inspired by those concepts that are described in a movie that has been created amazingly 20+ years ago.

What’s your favorite movie?

Julie

Shawshank Redemption.

Hua

Favorite tv show is Seinfeld.

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

Both

Visit New Zealand.

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