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Welcome to Akin Realty! We specialize in properties within a 60-mile radius from the center of Charlotte, North Carolina. Our team always strives to exceed client expectations by guiding you through the entire Real Estate buying and selling processes. Contact us today for a consultation!

Core Values

At Akin Realty LLC, we approach all our projects with a positive mindset. You can always expect a collaboration filled with transparency and consistency. We work tirelessly to be the trusted realtor your family needs.

Multilingual Services

Real Estate can be complicated and intimidating.

Our team of bilingual agents, fluent in Russian, Ukrainian, and English, can walk you through the whole process in a language you are comfortable with.

Our Story

Our founder and broker-in-charge, Christina Kalyakin, was 18 when she first started her journey into the Real Estate world. She always knew she wanted to be involved in the financial industry because she wanted to help people manage their money better. After her two-month-long course, she decided to work with Keller Williams. KW was an excellent place for her to build a strong foundation and learn how to manage the processes and structures of a successful Real Estate company. Christina also developed the skills to help buyers and sellers achieve their Real Estate dreams. She began to grow in popularity and became known as the “land lady.”

A broker-in-charge at Century 21 offered her a position, and Christina took up the challenge to run her new firm’s commercial and land department. After the broker decided to sell the company, Christina Kalyakin found herself at a crossroads. After much thought, she decided to open her own Real Estate company instead of going back to represent a company that did not have much to teach her. Christina named her firm Akin Realty with the thought that all successful companies have short names that are usually acronyms (though ours is still to be determined). Since then, Akin Realty has continued to grow in popularity, primarily in the Slavic community and the surrounding metropolitan area.

A Team Of Professionals


Christina Kalyakin

Owner/Broker in Charge

Christina began her career at Keller Williams Ballantyne as a new agent at a training company so that she could build a strong foundation for her business. She was quickly recognized as an agent who was not afraid to ask questions, and she earned a good reputation quickly, especially since she was the youngest Real Estate Agent in a company with over 500 agents. She was later offered a position at Century 21 Vanguard as head of the Land and Commercial department because she was best known by her colleagues as the Land Lady. She worked closely with her mentor, Norm Radabaugh, owner of Landman Properties Inc. She was then offered an opportunity to create her own firm and she had acquired the knowledge and skill to run a successful company catering to the needs of her clients. Exceeding expectations and leading them through a smooth transaction of purchase and sale of Real Estate Property for her friends, family, and clients. Christina is fluent in Russian and English.


Nicholas Shchetinin

Real Estate Agent

After graduating high school at the age of 16 Nicholas began his journey in discovering his passion. He began several small companies in the blue-collar field some of which include landscaping and window washing. He then got an opportunity to start a career in Real Estate. Nick purchased his first fix & flip at the young age of 17 and after lots of hard work he successfully flipped his first home! He then got his NC Real Estate license the following year. Beginning his career with Remax he was able to set his priorities and grow an understanding in the world of Real Estate. After his time with Remax Nick made the transfer over to Akin where he plans to guide his clients through all their Real Estate needs. God bless, cheers!

Eyla Payzilova

Real Estate Agent

Eyla is coming from different cultural and professional background, and is here to serve you with care, integrity, honesty, quality and expertise. Her nationality is Turkish, but she was born and raised in Russia. At the age of 12 in 2005 she moved to Charlotte with her family. Before entering Real Estate she has been in medical and banking industry. These experiences have taught her the needs and desires of people, how to listen, be organized, disciplined, also be patient and give the best care for people’s health and financial needs. So she is here to serve her community to catch their dreams of buying and selling a home. Eyla speaks fluent Turkish and Russian and also enjoys reading; making beaded jewelry, spend time with family, friends, and her baby girl.


Anzelika Shchetinin

Real Estate Agent

At an early age, Angelica has been in the business world, from managing her parent’s business in her teenage years to working in Wells Fargo Bank in a managing position where she learned a lot about finance and customer service. Angelica got her associate’s degree in Criminal Justice but realized that an office job is not for her. She discovered her passion for real estate to assist her clients to make big changes in their life. Angelica started working with Akin Realty in 2020 as a transaction coordinator and personal assistant where she got a lot of experience. Angelica is fluent in Russian and English. Angelica specializes in residential purchases and sales.

Tatyana Krupovsky

Tatyana Krupovsky

Real Estate Agent

Tatyana and her husband have relocated to Charlotte from Portland, OR in August of 2019. When she was in high school, she had a dream to get into financing and business, but after graduating, decided to pursue a degree in health care. While she was in college, she worked as a bank teller, and in the couple of years that she worked there, she ranked number one in sales in her team nearly every week. When she graduated college, she began working as an ophthalmic technician, providing exceptional care for her patients.

When Tatyana and her husband decided to buy their first home, they chose Charlotte. Buying their home was not a smooth transaction and this inspired Tatyana to research what a realtor’s job entails. With her previous experience in sales, she had what it took to get started in Real Estate. For her, it is most important to care for people, to guide them to success and to always put the needs of her clients above her own. Honesty and integrity are two of her most important values.

Tatyana speaks fluent Russian and English. In her free time, she enjoys taking and editing pictures, assisting in her husband’s interior design business, and spending time with her family and friends.


What We Do Best

buy home

Buying a home


Selling a Home


commercial leasing




owner financing



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