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Exploring Life & Business with Vita Kamliuk of Keller Williams

Today we’d like to introduce you to Vita Kamliuk.

Hi Vita, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I enjoy telling my story because I enjoy seeing the expression in the eyes of people who cannot fathom such a life paradigm shift. I changed my life in the middle of it. I chose path based on interest and ignored all of the normal fears. Some would say following your dreams, but I was lucky, I didn’t even have to make decisions. I just realized that I couldn’t do it any other way. I have to be here; Los Angeles.

When I first came to Los Angeles, it felt like déjà vu right inside the Terminal 6 of LAX. It seemed to me that I had already been in this city. Then, the next year I flew to the Burning Man and stayed for two nights. The next time, a week. Then two months. As a result of that trip some three ago, I realized how badly I wanted to live here. I want to see these sunsets, and sunrises, drink coffee, walk near the ocean and meet crazy Angelinos. I want to work here and sell real estate here. After consulting with a lawyer, I realized I had little choice in that matter. I chose the ambitious option, but as it seemed to me then, it was achievable for you to get a visa for talented people. It is called the Visa for talented and extraordinary people with significant Achievements and I was awarded one.

I have been in the real estate business for over 14 years and now work for Keller Williams BH office as a real estate agent in Los Angeles. Thanks to this job, I was able to complete my relocation plan to the best city on earth. I know this business. I get great pleasure from sharing knowledge about Los Angeles, visiting people, and helping them choose their new homes.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Of course, life always makes its own adjustments. The move was scheduled for the spring of 2020 when COVID took hold of the world. I did not postpone the trip. Having arrived in May of the same year, I spent the duration of COVID in California doing paperwork. Of course, it is difficult to be a foreigner in a new country when everything is closed, and the lack of communication was dramatic. Needless to say, it was difficult to see Los Angeles compared to the pre-COVID days of a bustling, exciting Los Angeles. Even after passing the real estate agent license exam, it was still much more difficult to get started when offices are empty and there is no one to consult with; it is actually impossible to plan. For all of us, our lives have changed after the pandemic, but perhaps it’s easier for me in some respects as my whole life has (intentionally) changed in general. I look to the future with optimism, I think that if we survive the horrors of the pandemic, then we also experience everything

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
Keller Williams is an American technology and international real estate franchise. It claimed to be the largest real estate franchise in number of agents and sales volume for 2018 and 2019. Our office in Beverly Hills but I sell all of the prestigious areas in Los Angeles.

If you are planning to buy a house, apartment or commercial property in California but are not able to be present, I will take over the entire transaction process in your stead: paperwork, inspections, consulting with a loan officer, selecting a management company. My team will select the perfect house for you in three days. We can provide videos from open houses and will host virtual open houses. Moreover, if you don’t plan to live in the house year-round, we can rent it out as an income property.

What was your favorite childhood memory?
I was born in a small town in the Soviet Union. The territory where I was born is now called the Republic of Belarus. Like any teenager, I always dreamed of leaving quickly for a big city, and at the age of 16, I moved to the capital city of Minsk to study at the university. I liked big cities for their energy. By the age of 35, I had made a career for myself in Moscow. I already have a lot of experience behind and both personal experiences and professional achievements. By this point, I already divorced, raising a daughter, and significantly engaged in commercial real estate. I liked that I participated in shaping the image of the city, which often depended on me and my team to open a restaurant or a bank in one place or another. However, it wasn’t enough…

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