Yulia's journey began in Ukraine, where she excelled in school focused on foreign languages and international culture. She graduated with honors and received a scholarship to the National Linguistic University and achieved her bachelor's degree in English Translation.
After graduation, Yulia visited the U.S., and was captivated by Branson's natural beauty, lakes, and vibrant entertainment scene. This led her to securing a work visa and making Branson her new home.
Yulia's American journey included a five-year path to citizenship, and she ventured into real estate, obtaining her Missouri Salesperson and Brokers license. Joining forces with Charlie Gerken, she became a key player in their successful sales team. Yulia's commitment to excellence is also evident in her CRS Designation, the highest honor for residential sales professionals.
Initially conceived as a creative outlet, Yulia and Charlie established Hustle Back LLC in 2014, a powerhouse referral organization, boasting over $100 million in sold real estate volume. In 2015, Charlie and Yulia eloped to Jamaica, solidifying their partnership in life and business.
For a decade, Yulia served as a Broker at Gerken & Associates, where her duties extended beyond real estate transactions. In addition to commercial and residential sales, she played a pivotal role in overseeing office management, promotional materials, and accounting.
Beyond her real estate sales expertise, Yulia possesses a discerning eye for interior design and boasts experience in furnishing multiple properties. Her passion for creating aesthetically pleasing spaces adds an extra layer to her real estate background.
Through Team Lion LLC, Yulia actively engages in real estate investment with Charlie, demonstrating their proficiency in purchasing and selling various property types. Beyond the property transactions, Yulia takes on a significant role in the accounting aspects of their diverse business ventures.
Yulia's real estate knowledge also extends into new construction, having personally built three homes, and her rental portfolio includes a thriving fleet of lakefront vacation rental properties.
In life and business, Yulia's story serves as inspiration for perseverance, passion, and the ability to turn dreams into reality. Today, her narrative continues to act as a guiding light for those seeking success in the local real estate market.