Deborah Kernahan, CEO

Team Leader | Licensed Real Estate Professional

Deborah Kernahan celebrates 30 years in the real estate industry in 2016 as well as the ongoing and rewarding role of not just selling homes, but helping families invest in a lifestyle.
Deb notes, “Since receiving my CA Real Estate License in 1986, I have experienced the housing market through peaks and valleys. My attention to detail, along with my ability to adjust to any given market, along with a person or family’s need is unsurpassed. Our team understands that our clients come first, with their expectations guiding our priorities. Everyday we work to elevate our level of service and help our clients work through one of life’s most important decisions, investing in real estate.

Recently, 2016, Deborah earned the notable CERTIFIED LUXURY HOME MARKETING SPECIALIST® designation and MILLION DOLLAR GUILD® recognition. This recognition means Deborah has met specific criteria and has documented performance in the million dollar and above housing market. Deborah is part of a cadre of agents who work in the top 1.2% of the market.

We offer a boutique, personal approach with every client we serve. Our success comes through understanding, transparency, honesty, tough negotiations, determination and experience. Up to the minute trends enable our clients’ peace of mind throughout the entire real estate process.

Debbie Kantor


As the Team Administrator and head of Client Concierge Services, Debbie skillfully facilitates the multitude of day-to-day details that ensure that Kernahan and Associates provides the highest level of service to every client. Debbie supports the team with her inspiration and drive and designs very strategic and targeted marketing applications that produce outstanding results. She is highly skillful at implementing dynamic marketing campaigns in print and on numerous social media platforms and websites. She creates a seamless transaction for all the team’s valued clients, cooperating agents and escrow, financial and legal entities. Being proactive, she is very responsive in meeting all the critical time frames and is exceptionally thorough in providing constant communication and responding promptly with each client and all of the team members. Debbie is very astute, ultra-organized, tech savvy and constantly delivers impressive results in attending to all the team’s real estate goals. She is extremely diligent in seeing that every aspect is taken care of so that a successful transaction is achieved. Debbie is truly a dedicated professional who is very passionate about providing each client with an exceptional Kernahan and Associates real estate experience.

Contact Debbie to serve you and your personal real estate interests

Taryn Santiel

Office Administrator

Taryn has a background in all things Real Estate from loan processing to Real Estate team and transaction management. She knows what it takes to support agents as well as their valued clients. She has an understanding of all aspects of the home buying and selling process and although each transaction varies she understands that excellent customer service, communication and empowering clients with knowledge is the foundation of success.

Georgette Faris

Marketing Associate

Nothing makes me happier than working with fellow professionals from diverse educational and personal backgrounds— and executing a goal with gusto.

I’m efficient at isolating an individual’s strengths, delegating duties, and organizing timelines/budgets to streamline a successful project.

I received my Masters in Communication Management with honors from the University of Southern California, with an emphasis in corporate communications and organizational design.

During my professional career, I’ve utilized my managerial and communicative skills at top-tier startup companies, public relations firms, and well-known academic institutions.

Specialties - Strategic & corporate communications, organizational development & design, change management, marketing, and research.

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