Eric moved into real estate after spending the majority of his career working for the U.S. federal government (Departments of Commerce, Defense, Justice and stints with the FBI and Secret Service.)
Eric was born and raised in Azerbaijan, when it was part of the Soviet Union, but moved to the United States more than thirty years ago. Most of that time was spent in Rockville, Maryland, but after retiring from the government, Eric and his wife moved to Wilmington.
“Growing up we were very close to the Caspian Sea and I missed the water. We looked at a few coastal towns, and in the end we chose Wilmington because of the southern weather and the friendliness and hospitality.”
Eric’s made the most of the move. In his spare time he likes to take strolls on Wrightsville Beach. He has also taken up Tai Chi and regularly polishes up on his skills.
What he likes most about his job is that it demands him to use a variety of skills.
“The real estate agent profession is very unique. It combines elements of a broker, counselor, negotiator, educator, appraiser and interior design consultant. You’re dealing with expensive transactions with lots of moving parts, and keeping the client well informed so they can make the best decisions possible. Throughout my life, I have been guided by the principles of honesty and decency, always striving to be the best in what I do and providing exceptional service. What’s most rewarding is doing work that makes a positive and real difference for my clients when they’re making the most important purchase of their life.”
Eric and his wife, Nataliya, have a blended family with five grown children. Nataliya works in retail at the Mayfaire shopping center. Her three girls live and work in Moscow. Eric’s daughter works as a therapeutic psychologist near Johns Hopkins and his son is a marketing director for MIT Publications.