Victoria Christy's Story
As appeared in a magazine publicationUpon meeting Victoria, one cannot help but wonder about her accent. “I am from Russia... with love!”, she laughs, and then adds seriously “I love America and appreciate and cherish it every day. Not on Thanksgiving Day only, but every day, I feel grateful to my new home country for the opportunities it offers.” Victoria came to the US after winning a nationwide contest in Russia and receiving a scholarship to study for an MBA in the United States.
Having made Tampa her new home, she worked as a management consultant before deciding to follow her independent spirit and make real estate her full-time career in 2005. The following few years of the real estate slowdown in 2006 and then its complete meltdown in 2008 proved to be extremely challenging even for seasoned real estate agents, but Victoria was determined to succeed.
She says her genuine interest in people and consulting background lend to her “listening and empathetic approach” in real estate. She believes that “no matter how many accomplishments you have, being in the real estate business one must adopt a service mentality”. Victoria loves the marketing aspect of the business as it allows her to express her creativity. She quotes legendary business consultant Peter Drucker who said that “a business enterprise has two basic functions: marketing and innovation”. Victoria says she is fascinated and obsessed with both.Show More