Born and raised in Ukraine, I came to America in 1989 and settled in San Francisco. I received a master's degree in education, but upon arriving in America, I became interested in computer science and assumed a position as an IT Analyst at a fast-paced Bay Area corporation. At the same time, I started exploring the real-estate market, which seemed to be a rewarding field for investments. I realized that in most cases, having an honest, dedicated and hard-working real estate agent could turn the dull and aggravating process of buying a property into an enjoyable and pleasant experience. Consequently, I made a difficult but tremendously rewarding career change and became immersed in the real estate market. Today, I have joined efforts with Vanguard Properties, as I believe this company to be one of the most successful in the business. During the years I have spent as an investor and real-estate agent, I have accumulated a vast knowledge of the ever changing Bay Area real-estate market. I follow market trends, understand the legalities associated with real estate, am fluent in both English and Russian and know how to apply this knowledge to practical use. I will work with integrity, diligence and enthusiasm to be only the kind of agent I would want for myself.