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Rafael Babadzhanov

Contact e-mail: rafael@skylinerealtydallas.com

Rafael Babadzhanov is a Real Estate Broker and the founder of Skyline Realty. He has a very diverse background in the Real Estate industry. Rafael graduated from the University of Texas in Dallas and has a tremendous amount of experience in Real Estate Law and Finance. He was a Senior Paralegal for a Real Estate law firm and is very familiar with the Mortgage and Title process. Rafael was also a personal financial assistant at a credit union and manager of a restaurant. Having lived in the Dallas area for around 20 years gives him an invaluable amount of knowledge about DFW which empowers him to consult his clients in any unique situation that may arise.

Under Rafael’s leadership, Skyline Realty has enjoyed a tremendous amount of success in recent years. By numerous testimonials of Skyline Realty clients, the company comes highly recommended in terms of customer satisfaction, quality of services, efficiency and overall client satisfaction.

Rafael is happily married to his beautiful wife Viktoriya, and together they have two boys Anthony and Paul, ages 4 and 1 along a Siberian Husky named Niko. “I am excited about all the positive changes and growth happening in our city. The skyline changes everywhere we look and will continue to change for the years to come. I am honored to be living in such a great city and help play a part in contributing to the tremendous boom we’ve been seeing. This area is truly a land of opportunity and enchantment and I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to help our current and future residents with all their real estate needs.

Leo Murashkovskiy

Contact e-mail: leo@skylinerealtydallas.com

Leonid (Leo) Murashkovskiy is the co-founder and legal counsel of Skyline Realty. He is a seasoned reputable professional in the Dallas real estate arena, with profound knowledge and experience in all aspects of real estate transactions and projects, from inception, acquisition and compilation of asset portfolio, to financing, modifications, disposition and consulting services. Leonid holds a Juris Doctor (JD) degree earned in 2011 at Thomas M. Colley Law School (Lansing, MI); as a law practitioner, Leonid specializes in real estate transactions and trusts. In addition  to his law degree, since 2006 Leonid is a licensed Real Estate Broker and was previously a Mortgage Loan Officer and an Escrow Officer. Throughout his career, Leonid held various positions, working in a capacity as a business consultant, escrow office, paralegal assistant and attorney. Outside of his professional realm, Leonid is an avid admirer of classical music, Renaissance, Impressionism and avant-garde art.

 

 

 

Jonathan Purgason

Contact e-mail: jonathan@skylinerealtydallas.com

Jonathan Purgason is one of the most hard working realtors in the industry. He started his education at Southern Methodist University in 2008 where he received a BBA in Finance at the Cox School of Business. Jonathan specializes in providing superior customer service and provides an abundance of experience in both commercial and residential real estate. Jonathan also has an extensive background in Information Technology, Portfolio Management, and Multifamily Property Management. He brings a degree of swiftness to the team in that he is very proficient with real estate information systems and technology in general. Jonathan has also been practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu regularly for 3 years so you can always feel safe when he is showing you your new dream home! He is happily married and recently became a father to beautiful little girl. We are very pleased to have Jonathan on our team as he is a great fit here at Skyline Realty.

 

  Daniel Chernikov

Contact e-mail: daniel@skylinerealtydallas.com

Daniel is a vital part of the Skyline Realty team. He works directly with our designated marketing firm and is in charge of operations. He started off with an internship in the summer of 2016 and learned the various elements of the real estate business. He now engages in all types of tasks from helping with marketing on social media to assisting with agent’s needs. He is currently enrolled at University of Texas in Dallas and is majoring in Accounting.

 

 

 

 

 

Bernard Bell

Contact e-mail: bernard@skylinerealtydallas.com

A second-generation real estate sales professional, Bernard Bell quite literally grew up in the business. His parents owned a boutique brokerage on the beach in Sunny Isles, Florida, and his mother still is a top-producing luxury agent. Bernard resolutely followed in their footsteps, becoming licensed in 2009 and, by building on his family’s knowledge and experience, enjoying early and sustained success. His integrity was quickly sensed and then proven with time, which garnered the confidence of buyers and sellers of homes in all price ranges. The luxury arena has long been the focus and, over the years, discerning people have come to rely on Bernard for exceptional peace of mind when real estate needs arise.

Over 10 years and countless transactions later, technology has changed but Bernard’s drive to help others achieve their real estate dreams has not. Serving Plano, Frisco and the surrounding communities — Bernard is committed to providing clients with an exceptional real estate experience. Bernard is also a devoted husband and father.

 

 

Olga Kalyta

Contact e-mail: olga@skylinerealtydallas.com

Olga is an all-around educated person that has earned a Bachelors’s degree in Psychology and a Masters’s degree in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience from UT Dallas. She then spent two years volunteering as a Research Assistant working on Eyewitness Testimony Projects which investigated face perception and human memory of faces, before deciding to take her talents into Real Estate. She is excited about practicing Real Estate because of the unlimited abilities to help people as well as being able to control her own destiny. She is happily married and a loving mother which is her drive and motivation for success.

 

 

 

Abraham Cho

Contact e-mail: abraham@skylinerealtydallas.com

Abraham Cho was born and raised in Irving, TX. After graduating from The University of Texas at Arlington with a BBA in Business Management he decided to pursue a career in real estate full time. Abraham speaks fluent Korean in addition to English and prioritizes customer service above all. In his free time Abraham enjoys spending time with his wife and family and training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alaa Alzahrani

Contact e-mail: alaa@skylinerealtydallas.com

Alaa recently graduated from University of Texas at Dallas and University of Texas at Arlington with a M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering, and a B.S degree in Biotechnology. She holds a reputation as an educated industry innovator and early adopter of social media and digital marketing for real estate. She works hard to keep ahead of the curve, combining luxury property styling with technology and forward-thinking. Check her out @iAlaaRealtor
She understands that selling, buying, and investing in real estate is complex and deeply personal. Together with her broker, she will partner with you as your consultant, advisor, negotiator and project manager. Furthermore, she makes sure to support her clients in securing the best price, explaining the market, showing matching properties, and all of the variables that are involved in a real estate transaction.
She has worked behind the scenes with hundreds of other real estate agents, mortgage brokers, national and private builders, real estate developers, and investors. She believes in making the impossible possible because “there’s no fun in giving up.” Outside of real estate, she takes pride in giving back to the community and serves as a Member of MIXRA which helps disadvantaged individuals become successful adults while growing their skills and businesses.
Happy always to connect with all of you, reach her via email, text, and/or a call in English or Arabic.

 

 

Jay Lee

Jay Lee graduated from The University of Texas at Austin earning a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and minor in Psychology in 2012 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at The University of Incarnate Word in 2016. Jay provides his clients expertise about property types and neighborhoods, performs comparative pricing analyses, introducing resources (mortgage originators / banks, title companies, real estate lawyers, architects, contractors), negotiating on price, and driving toward a final close. He excels in providing superior customer service when dealing with his clients real estate transactions. Jay also earned his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and enjoys spending time with his wife Melly and child along with coaching adults and kid’s self-defense.

 

 

 

Isold Kotlyar

Contact e-mail: isold@skylinerealtydallas.com

Isold (Izza) Kotlyar is a tremendous asset to our team for various reasons. He specializes in handling a lot of our international clients who are looking to purchase or invest, which he excels at since he speaks three languages: English, Hebrew and Russian. He is also the most committed realtor anyone can ask for by going above and beyond for his clients. A wonderful thing about Izza, is that he is a very strong family man by raising three amazing daughters and has four grandchildren.

 

 

 Andrea Galvin

Contact e-mail: andrea@skylinerealtydallas.com

Whether buying or selling, Andrea’s mutual goal is to exceed your expectations. Let her make your dream a reality and remember there is no substitute for experience! As a resident of North Texas since 1993, she brings 25 years of industry experience. Committed to giving her clients personalized, quality service in helping them sell their current home or buy their dream home.

 

 

Pat Woodall

Contact e-mail: pat@skylinerealtydallas.com

Licensed agent for the past 19 years.
10 years prior to that I was a co-owner of a real estate investment company, specializing in the purchase, rehab and resell of distressed properties.
Worked full time in the real estate industry for the past 29 years.
Areas include Dallas, Garland, Mesquite, Rowlett, Rockwall, Royse City, Greenville, Caddo Mills, Terrell and surrounding areas.

 

 

 

Alisa Chakheeva

Contact e-mail: alisa@skylinerealtydallas.com

Alisa is a full-time, professional, Russian-speaking real estate agent operating in the Dallas-Fort-
Worth Area. What makes Alisa stand out as an exceptional real estate agent is:

  • The competitive edge she developed while living in NYC, the biggest metropolitan center in the US. This quality is so valuable in Dallas, as the market is currently very competitive.
  • Attention to details that she honed while working at Deloitte, one of the largest international auditing firms.
  • Knowledge of the ins and outs of the Dallas-Fort Worth market that she picked up while working as a CPA in a real estate department for one of the largest and most experienced global investment firms in Dallas.
  • Her caring personality. A people person, Alisa connects with others in a genuine and honest way.
  • She always educates and guides her clients through the entire process of buying and selling real estate in Dallas and Fort Worth.

Outside the office, she enjoys staying active by playing tennis, and experiencing new things and traveling. She is enthusiastic about Latin culture, especially the music and the language.

 

John Hamidi

Contact e-mail: john@skylinerealtydallas.com

John Hamidi was born and raised in Iran. He graduated from UTD with a electrical engineering degree. He has lived in Texas for 22 years and has over 15 years of experience in the Texas Real Estate arena; He spent eight years as a builder with Highland Horizon Homes and seven years as a real estate agent. John is a family man who spends most his time with his wife and 2 kids.

 

 

 

 

 

Lavon Herring

Contact e-mail: lavon@skylinerealtydallas.com

Lavon Herring has a thorough understanding of excellent client service stems from her colorful and decorated sales background. She likes to get to know her clients and to her, there is nothing more rewarding than establishing partnerships and friendships throughout the process of the buying or selling experience. From selling wholesale hotel rooms in the Caribbean, employee staffing sales to real estate sales, Lavon understands the need for distinctive real estate representation. She also has past real estate experience from Champions DFW COmmercial Realty and Keller WIlliam Realty. Lavon has lived in the DFW area her whole life. She lives with her high school sweetheart, has 5 grown children, and has a dog named Buddy.

 

 

 

Terry Maragakis

Contact e-mail: terry@skylinerealtydallas.com

Terry moved to the United States to attend the University of Rhode Island after living in Crete, Greece his whole life. He has two master degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics. After college, he worked in IT as a database engineer for most his life. Terry now is applying his skills and experiences from his past work to real estate, making him a unique and great agent. As a mathematician and engineer, he is able to handle numbers very well and his IT experiences have given him the ability to be thorough in all his work. He also has a great eye for details.

Terry currently lives in North Dallas with his wife Tatiana, his son Alex and their 18 pound Maine Coon cat, Stitch. His son will be a senior at Plano West next fall and plans to attend the University of Texas at Dallas. His favorite activities are traveling, listening to music, reading, and playing chess.

 

 

Krystal Berastequi

Contact e-mail: krystal@skylinerealtydallas.com

Krystal is joining the Skyline Realty team as a UT Austin alum with a degree in studio art. Her background is in visual design and she is certified in home staging as well. Born and raised in Dallas, she is familiar with all areas of the metroplex and brings to the team added experience in property management and home restoration, with a focus in the historical areas like Bishop Arts and Old East Dallas. In her free time she enjoys drawing and painting, cooking, and Pilates.