Agents August 21, 2023

Agent Spotlight: Realtor® Elena Lakhina

Realtor® Elena Lakhina brings a wealth of international experience to Tomlin St Cyr Real Estate. She was born and raised in Irkutsk, Russia. At 17, she moved to Moscow to attend university. Elena earned a bachelor’s degree in politics and a master’s in media and journalism. She spent a semester in Belgium during her master’s program.


She continued her global expedition, working in China as an English teacher for a year and a half. Elena then went on to work in property management and as a leasing consultant.


“My mom is a real estate agent back home, and I’ve been involved in my family business working as an assistant property manager for a few years,” Elena said. “I started gaining interest as I moved to the United States, and as soon as I got my work permit, I attended a school.”


An ambitious, persistent, and fast learner, Elena raised and maintained the occupancy rate at her properties from 86% to 100%. She also has extensive experience with staging, decorating, and showing units. Elena is also proficient in real estate software. She created existing floor plans in digital form, updated the property website regularly, processed rent payments, assigned work orders to maintenance, communicated with tenants and prospects, and created leases. She also performed market studies comparing pricing and availability.


Elena’s previous positions taught her to be a strong decision-maker and problem-solver with robust communication skills. She is adept at property management, leasing, Fair Housing regulations, contracts, sales, staging, and rent management. But the best part about working with Elena is her heart.


“I am very kind, understanding, and empathetic,” she said. “I always put the client’s needs first and try to find a solution that fits all parties involved.”


In addition to real estate, Elena works as a freelance photographer. She has lived in Tampa Bay since 2020. Elena has been married to Adam Gladd for nearly four years. They have a 19-month-old boy named Nicholas and a 3-year-old miniature poodle named Grusha (pear in Russian.) In her spare time, Elena enjoys traveling and exploring new places with her husband and son.


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