Bryan Brzeg, mortgage advisor, Wallick & Volk

by Seattle Agent

Where did you grow up?

Michigan and New Jersey.

What was your most interesting job before going into lending?

Interned for the Iraq ambassador at the United Nations in New York City.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?

I love spending family time with my wife, Michele, our dog Truffle, and our newborn daughter, Remy.

If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?

To have a conversation with Albert Einstein would be pretty surreal.

Where is Seattle’s best-kept secret?

I think a lot of people travel to Seattle not knowing the whole Eastside exists or how beautiful the San Juan Islands are.

What do you love most about the industry?

I love that I am helping the people in my community make the best decision to meet their home needs and long-term financial goals.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?

You can do everything right but still lose the business or deal to outside forces beyond your control.

What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately?

I love listening to Frank Sinatra in traffic or watching anything HBO at home.

What’s your favorite meal in Seattle?

Oysters on the half shell with a local Washington wine or an El Gaucho steak. They have amazing service.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Seattle?

The midcentury-modern Canlis home, reminds me of Palm Springs.

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job?

Received love letters from marketing postcard campaigns.

What’s one thing people might be surprised to learn about you?

I have a 7 lbs. micro poodle named Truffle!

What’s your favorite vacation spot and why?

That’s hard, it’s either London or Hawaii. Both places you can relax and have really interesting scenery with amazing food!

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the lending industry?

You must exercise dedication, persistence and discipline every day.

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