Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Real Estate in St. Petersburg, Russia MKElite- great serviceI

I step into the offices of MK Elite, probably the leading real estate firm for St. Petersburg high-end properties. As an American considering staying for some time in this beautiful city, I really want to find a place pretty quickly.
I know the owner Peter Voychinsky from a previous visit to this fair city. As he used to live in both Miami and Los Angeles, his English is excellent, which I'm incredibly grateful for, as it's not always easy for me to communicate in Russian considering the only words I know are "spaciva" and the word for "orange." ("apple-scene" as I pronounce it)
MK Elite listing
The office is neat and organized as Peter introduces me to his staff, a surprisingly friendly bunch who are celebrating a comrade's birthday. They offer me a glass of champagne, and ask me questions about America. With a touch of alcohol, there is laughter.
Now it's time to get down to business. Peter takes me into his office bringing one of his senior associates with him. They help determine my price range and tastes, along with where I'll need to travel while I'm in the city, which is great, as their local expertise which will save me TIME, which will be in short supply coming up. We discuss some of the possibilities, and having seen some of the places, Peter's associate weighs in. Her experience means I won't have to see all the places on the list, again saving me time, but where I'll be taken, she's pretty certain I'll enjoy.
She's correct, I really like four of the five places I see (the other was okay) and I found her to be personable, and spoke English pretty well.
All I can tell you is that I  felt well served, so if you're in the market for St. Petersburg real estate, and want to see what they have to offer- here is the contact info for MK Elite.

MK Elite Website- St. Petersburg Botique Real Estate
+7 (812) 777-12-20 - Saint-Petersburg+7 (495) 212-06-17 - Moscow
Санкт-Петербург, Наб. реки Фонтанки, 13 БЦ «Оскар»

Disclosure: I am not getting paid a cent. for this recommendation. It was not asked to write this, nor did the firm have any idea I was going to do so. It's merely my reward to them for their friendliness  (rare in Russia) and their excellent service.


  1. Thanks for your post. I was advised this was the best Real Estate office to deal with in St Pete. I am in the market for a small apartment and would like to communicate with them however so far they have not responded to my emails. Also can you tell me if Kostya Shiraev is still working there as his name was given to me as a good honest agent. My name is Keith Sloan and my email address is

    1. Hi, although I am not associated directly with the company, I have forwarded your info to them, and someone should be in contact with you shortly. Thanks

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    1. Great, glad I could help. Hope you find the apartment you desire. You're in good hands. They know the market there very well.


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