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Galina Shekhtman
MeetGalina Shekhtman
Real Estate


“The difference between ordinary an extraordinary is a little extra.”Jimmy Johnson

Galina is a proud mother of two and grandmother to four grandkids! She was born and raised in Ukraine. In 1989 relocated across the world to the United States and currently reside in San Diego.

“This Country gave me an opportunity and I believe in giving back to my People and the Community.”

Galina is an Organizer of a Russian Language MeetUp Group, Vice President of San Diego Vladivostok Sister City Society, Advisory Board of San Diego Diplomacy Council.

Galina’s Real Estate career was born out of her passion for helping people.

In 2001 she took advantage of her corporate background and began working with the Commercial Real Estate broker in La Jolla managing investment transactions. She became a member of the National Association of Realtor (NAR), California Association of Realtor (CAR), San Diego California Association of Realtor (SDAR) and the San Diego County Commercial Association of Realtors (SDCCAR).


  • Accredited Staging Professional, 2006
  • Awarded the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Designation by the National Association of Realtors, 2014 (Awarded to only 1% of Realtors in the USA)
  • Top 17% of Agents in San Diego, 2015
  • Real Estate Circle of Excellence Award, 2016 (The award honored the top 5% of Realtors in San Diego County)
  • New-Home Co-Broker Designation Award, 2017
  • Recognition of Excellence Award, 2017
  • Five Star Real Estate Agent Award – Best in Client Satisfaction and Top 5% of Realtors in San Diego County, 2016-2021
  • Awarded American ‘s Top 100 Real Estate Agents – top 1%


  • Featured in the Honor Addition of Who is Who in the Real Estate among Executive and Professional Women, 2007-2009
  • Featured in the Del Mar Times- Living as a Russian-American, 2007
  • In 2007-2009 Galina has been featured in the Honor Addition of “Who is Who in the Real Estate” among Executive and Professional Women
  • Featured in the Honor Addition of Who’s Who Among Executives, Professionals & Entrepreneurs, 2011-2012
  • Featured on the Craig Sewing Radio Show The American Dream, 2014
  • Recognized by the San Diego Association of Realtors in with the collaboration of San Diego Union-Tribune. The award honored the top 5 percent of Realtors in San Diego County, 2016
  • Featured in San Diego Magazine 2017-2020
  • Featured on CBS8 News, 2019
  • Featured in HGTV Magazine, 2019
  • Featured in Forbes Magazine as a Five Star Professional Market Leader – The 500 list – The award honored the top 7 percent of Realtors in San Diego County, 2020

“Real Estate is more than just a job for me! I am passionately involved in the entire transaction and delighted to offer you my knowledge, energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to meet all your needs. I am dedicated to you and your complete satisfaction in the sale or purchase of your home is my ultimate reward and purpose!

My Clients my #1 priority after my FAMILY! To you, I offer quality, courteous service, honesty, integrity and devotion without pressure. I will use the latest technology and tools available to help you achieve your goals and make your dreams a reality.

My MISSION is to provide the most exceptional service to my clients before, during and after the transaction. Because of this 95% of my business is derived from referrals and past clients.

My GOAL is to increase the net wealth of my clients while making each transaction as smooth as possible.

EXCELLENCE is my minimum standard.”

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