Lenka Hladikova is a celebrated REALTOR® based in Stamford, Connecticut. In her work with Halstead Real Estate, Lenka is known for delivering superior, client-focused service to buyers and sellers throughout lower Fairfield County. Among other honors, she was recently featured in Top Agent Magazine, reflecting her passionate dedication to customer satisfaction and superior results.
Today a leading Connecticut real estate professional, Lenka’s rise to the top of her field followed a circuitous path. Before becoming a Realtor, Lenka was a professional tennis player and had also earned her medical degree. But when she gave birth to her first child, she realized that she wanted a career that would afford her the perfect combination of flexibility and fulfillment. She recalls:
I felt like I had done everything that I could with tennis, so it was time to look for a new career. I needed to find a career where I could be both a professional and a mom, and real estate fit in really well with my lifestyle. I love the flexibility, I love to help people, and I love that it is ever-changing.
Bringing her strong work ethic and competitive spirit from her professional tennis days, Lenka’s real estate career quickly took off. Her unique blend of perseverance, patience, and initiative allows Lenka to foster smooth, easy transactions for her clients even in the most difficult real estate situations. Understanding that buying or selling a home is one of the biggest decisions a person will make in their lifetime, she does everything in her power to make her clients’ dreams come true. In her words:
In a way, my clients are placing their lives in my hands. I love that final walkthrough, where I hand them the key, and I see their joyful faces and know that all of my hard work paid off for them. That's what drives me the most.
Always looking to bring more value to her clients, continuing education is extremely important to Lenka. Already an Accredited Buyer’s Representative, she plans to earn many more designations down the road. Lenka's experience and dedication to training and education give her unique insight into prevailing trends in her market. In particular, she noted that, like many regions across the country, lower Fairfield County is currently experiencing a seller’s market due to a lack of inventory:
It is simple supply and demand. When the supply of homes is lower than the demand, prices go up, which is extremely profitable for sellers. Not only do they get to set the price, but they are now in a multiple offer situation with homes selling fast.
Still in the early stages of her career, Lenka is excited to continue building the business about which she is so passionate. Since 2013, she has been consistently ranked among the top four in her office’s Golden Circle, and moving forward, she hopes to rise to the top two. Additionally, Lenka plans to expand the listing side of her business in order to bring her superior care to even more clients in the years to come.