Sruthi and Rakesh

Burlingame, Mills Estates | client since 2020

Musician & Content Creator | Engineering Leader

What do you love the most about your neighborhood?

Sruthi

Location location location: Partially hilly, so has great views. Proximity to 280. Homes in our neighborhood have a good lot size, so while we have the necessary amount of privacy, we don’t feel secluded either.

Rakesh

Amazing neighbors and that we live close to the beautiful Mills Canyon.

What was your journey like buying a home?

Rakesh

The process moved quicker than we thought. We advanced our search by a year due to covid. We narrowed down our search to Burlingame over a few days, and found our dream home within a month.


Sruthi

Fun. And things progressed sooner than we anticipated. We had just started exploring different neighborhoods in the Peninsula and were lucky to find our perfect home in a matter of 3-4 weeks.


What surprised you the most?

Rakesh

How fast one has to decide even though there are unknowns.

Sruthi

How hot the market was despite the uncertainty caused by the pandemic.

What was your experience working with Raziel?

Sruthi

Stress-free. Raziel took the time to understand what we’re looking for, provided useful insights and helped us navigate the process until closure.

Rakesh

Awesome. Crystal clear, on-point guidance. Raziel was helpful throughout the process and his team is also meticulous and proactive.

Where did you grow up? How did you decide to stay here?

Sruthi

I grew up in India and moved to the US for work, with Rakesh.

Rakesh

I was raised in India. Career opportunities and the great weather brought us to California.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Rakesh

Finding a great life partner in my wife.

Sruthi

Building a new life in a new country with my wonderful husband.

What was your childhood ambition?

Sruthi

To be famous one day! Haha.

Rakesh

To become an astronaut.

What’s your favorite hidden gem?

Rakesh

The picturesque Mori Point trail!

Sruthi

Stumbled upon Guittard Chocolate Co when driving in the area. Would love to visit sometime!

What’s been your biggest challenge?

Rakesh

In recent memory, it has to be working from home during the pandemic.

Sruthi

Staying optimistic during the pandemic.

What was your first job?

Sruthi

Analyst at an investment bank.

Rakesh

Engineer at an automotive tech firm.

What’s your greatest Inspiration?

Rakesh

Elon Musk for his ability to challenge the status quo.

Sruthi

I’m very inspired by my dad. Adopting a learner’s mindset in his late sixties, he started learning to play the piano and puts in consistent effort every day to get good at it!

What’s your favorite movie?

Sruthi

The Prestige.

Rakesh

Many! Shawshank redemption if I have to name one.

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

Rakesh

RV trip around New Zealand.

Sruthi

A safari in Africa.

What organizations do you love?

Sruthi

homelessprenatal.org

Rakesh

Akshaya Patra.

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