Julia Vakulenko

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About Julia Vakulenko and Tampa4U Team

By education, I am a computer engineer. Part of my work experience is having done financial planning in the Northern Virginia, Washington DC area. In my native Ukraine, I worked as a systems analyst for the Dept. of Health in the city of Zaporozhye.

I realized that what I enjoy the most is working with people rather than working with computers and programming languages. Thus, I became a real estate agent in Tampa. My financial planning experience came in handy and I use my computer skills now for research: to help my clients on other needs they may have outside of real estate.

In this site you will find information about Tampa, buying and selling real estate, relocation, school information and various tips for both home sellers and home buyers. You will be able to view all properties currently listed with the Mid Florida Multiple Listing Service (MLS) - that's every home in the Tampa area that has been listed for sale by a real estate agent. My team and I, have access to all those properties and we will be happy to help you with your real estate needs.

The Tampa4u Team

Your encouragement, support, and feedback helped me tremendously and I greatly appreciate it. It also helped me grow. I now have a team of professionals helping me: Tampa4u Team - "out-of-the-box" thinkers that produce extra-ordinary results. Each and every team member have been trained to provide you with the same meticulous and personalized service you have come to expect. Thanks for all your support and continued patronage.

Stop by our office in downtown Channelside. Coffee is on us:)

Also refer to WHY USE US and Guidelines to Selling Your Home in Tampa

Meet the Tampa4u Team - Click on names for short profile

Alex Volovetski Luisa Mizgorski
Conrad Valencia Marisol Terry
Eliane Balleza Marta Wrzesniewski
Erich Caparas Miguel Beltran
Irene Sandiego Mike Rimkevicius
Jay Sandiego Olga Buchi
Jason Abraham Olga McAneney
Joe Buchi
Rob Lang
Jurga Haynes Paul Karmazyn  
Leesa Moore Susan Call
Rob Inoyatov
Barry Bullard
       




Irene Sandiego
Cell: 813-451-3601
irene@Tampa4U.com

I love life, I love people and I love Tampa so I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Tampa4u team in a profession that combines all my passions.

I’ve devoted my life in the Midwest as a wife, a mother of two beautiful daughters
and as a registered nurse for 20 yrs. caring for medically dependent adults and children. As an avid golfer, I enjoy sunshine, nature and active year round outdoor living and Tampa has proven to be the haven that best fit my lifestyle needs.

My experience in nursing has carried through in my duties as a real estate agent in that I devote all my efforts in the best interest of my clients to make sure that all their needs are met during this very important process in their lives. Helping individuals and families find their dream home has been very fulfilling to me and has truly been my mission in life.

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Jay Sandiego
Cell: 813-407-0455
Jay@Tampa4U.com

Thanksgiving Day? Christmas Day? Fourth of July.... NO PROBLEMO. Jay will show you houses on those days. On top of his love for the game of golf, which he takes every opportunity to play, he is also our holiday showing specialist. If it ever snows 15 inches in Tampa, you can bet that Jay will probably be showing on those days also. So with egg nog on one hand and listing schedule on the other, Jay is ready to go whenever you are. Ho ho ho, here comes Jay on Christmas day to sell your house away.

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Conrad Valencia
Cell: 813-514-7777
Conrad@Tampa4U.com

Conrad came to Tampa with only $500 specifically to join the Tampa4U Team. He was so determined he was willing to live under the I-275 bridge to make this dream happen. Conrad is a Civil and Industrial Engineer by education. He had worked as an executive for Intel prior to stints with residential real estate. Inspite of the achievements Conrad have amassed in the corporate world, he felt the corporate environment was too structured and stiffling for his ambitions and personality. He started various businesses but his timing was all wrong and found himself being dragged to the corporate world because of necessity rather than choice. He was working for Capital One when he found out about the opportunity in Tampa. Without even packing, he headed for Tampa.

He is our "Mr. Deal Maker". Known throughout the New Development communities, Conrad takes pride in getting the best deals for his clients. Don't worry if you can't understand a word he's saying. He thinks in Hebrew, makes hand gestures in Italian, and speaks in tongues, but it's all about the deal and he makes it all happen right before your very eyes.

Real Estate is his passion and is eager to help people even if they're suspects rather than prospects. A word of warning: don't let his movie-star looks deceive you... he is all hard work without the attitude.

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Eliane Balleza
Cell: 813-679-2222
Eliane@Tampa4U.com

Eliane is Tampa4U's first client! (She is also our Feng Shui expert)

I have been involved in real estate since the late 70’s. My husband and I have been buying, selling homes and raw land ever since. In the process, I have also been involved in property management and continue to do so today.

I truly enjoy working in the field of real estate because it is a very dynamic field with limitless possibilities. I love seeing what interior decorators do to models homes in various price range and how they make it come to life.

My father was a diplomat so as a young child I have traveled extensively and been exposed to many cultures. This has made a tremendous impact in my life in how I interact with people. I have a deeper appreciation and understanding of people in general. To this day I’m still in touch with friends I met at a very early age that are living in different parts of the world.

In the mid seventies through the mid eighties, my parents owned and operated a restaurant in Northern Virginia. I also helped in the operations. This is where I learned the meaning of “customer service” and how it is crucial to any business.

The other field I enjoy very much is cosmetology. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing someone’s face light up because you brought out the beauty in them through a make-over and showing them how simple it is to do at home.

When I’m not involved in work, my passion is my family. I have been married for over 28 years and my husband and I have two sons ages 27 and 24. We also have two dogs, three turtles, and a parakeet. I love animals!

Beside my family I also have many good friends that I keep for life. I draw strength from sincere and caring friends. In return, I wake up everyday and try to make someone laugh and smile to help make this world a better place to live in.

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Jurga Haynes
Cell: 813-507-9109
Jurga@Tampa4U.com

Jurga has the unusual knack of turning any adverse situation into an adventure. I remember when Jurga actually missed a turn while “getting to know” one of her clients. Once she realized she had missed the turn, she quickly handed her client the map and in a playful manner, said “Well, you might as well make yourself useful since you made me miss my turn. Here is the map and here is the address, give me the directions and make sure we do not miss the turn again”. This turned into one heck of an adventure and one of the most pleasant buying experiences for her client. Jurga’s native city is Kaunas, Lithuania. She tries to visit there at least once every year, so do her a favor and start learning how to read a map because her next sale might be you and every sale gets her closer to making that trip back to Lithuania to visit her family.

On a more serious note, Jurga has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and is probably one of the hardest working members on the team. She accepts calls from clients anytime and has been known to return the favor at times by calling her clients at anytime to give them the most up to date information. She really does have a contagious laugh and melt even the toughest listing agent. She is dedicated to working for you and protecting your best interest with your home buying experience.

As your Real Estate Agent, you can expect nothing but first class service with every aspect of the buying process, just remember to learn to read a map.

 

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Joe Buchi
Cell: 813-426-5846
Tel: 813-BUY-HOUSE (813-289-4687)
Joe@Tampa4U.com

 I'm a customer service expert with a deep background in real estate finance. My goal is to make every customer so extremely satisfied that they will be a customer for life and refer all of their friends and family to us. 

 Prior to practicing Real Estate I worked for JPMorgan Chase for 10 years as a Mortgage Banker specializing in real estate purchase money and also as a Performance Specialist. I managed the intricate process of thousands of real estate transactions from the financing perspective and I trained and coached Chase’s Short Sale Negotiators and Loss Mitigation employees how to improve their performance and most importantly how to improve their customer satisfaction scores.

 

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Paul Karmazyn
Cell: 970-749-9635
Paul@Tampa4U.com

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Rob Inoyatov
Cell: 813-502-9102
IR@Tampa4U.com

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Luisa Mizgorski
Cell: 813-849-3454
Luisa@Tampa4U.com

A smile on a client’s face at closing is the most rewarding experience ever! I can help you find your Dream Home in Tampa Bay.

I am a Military and Corporate Relocation Specialist. I also specialize in Foreclosure, Short Sale, Resale, and New Construction. My services are free for Buyers. I plan to earn your business and trust so that you feel confident referring me to your family and friends.

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Susan Call
Cell: 813-767-2628
Susan@Tampa4U.com

Susan grew up in Vermont. She fell in love and married when she was 17, and moved to New York to be near her husband's family and start their married life. When their children were grown, her husband and her moved to Florida. They love it here!

When they first moved to Florida she discovered that she loved to check out all the new homes. She knew all the floor plans in the development and decided to try a career in real estate. She loves to talk to people and show homes. It gives her a lot of personal satisfaction. “It is not only great fun, it is also very satisfying to help people to find their dream home. There is nothing like it - when you see their faces light up the first time they see the home for them. Their excitement is very motivational for me”, says Susan.

Susan is very caring person; she cares about her clients’ needs, and tries to make the home buying/selling experience as smooth and pleasant as possible.

Along with showing homes, Susan enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren, who she adores.

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Leesa Moore
Cell: 813-404-0505
Leesa@Tampa4U.com

Whether working with local buyers and sellers or relocations, Leesa Moore is a dedicated professional who not only understands but thrives in today’s demanding market. 20 years of Real Estate education and experience coupled with concierge level service and a strong dedication to her clients needs allows Leesa Moore to remain one of the area’s top producers. Past clients rave about the wonderful experience that she provides using her market knowledge, calm demeanor, extraordinary patience, and attention to detail to ensure their best interests are met in every transaction. Whether buying or selling you can trust Leesa Moore, your community advisor.

  • Licensed Broker- associate
  • Member National, Florida and Greater Tampa Board of Realtors
  • GRI Graduate realtor institute
  • E PRO Technology Certification Program
  • REOS Real Estate owned Specialist
  • BPO Specialist Broker Price Opinions
  • Graduate of Floyd Wickman Sweathogs Real Estate Training Course
  • FAR certified Mediator
  • Licensed Mortgage Broker
  • Notary
  • Licensed Travel Agent to help with your trip after your successful transaction!

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Jason Abraham
Cell: 813-494-8922
Jason@Tampa4U.com

Originally from the Chicago land area I moved to Florida in August of 1992. After graduating from High School I felt a sincere obligation to serve my country and I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Upon being honorably discharged I returned to Tampa, FL. I have over 10 years of business experience in helping clients achieve their financial goals and real estate dreams. I have been a Realtor for the last seven years and have achieved Multi-Million Dollar status five of the seven. I hold a Bachelors degree in Business Management and plan to pursue a law degree with a specialty in Real Estate to further enhance my servicing capabilities. In addition to maintaining a Real Estate Salesperson License, I also hold a Life/Health and Annuity Insurance License as well as a Series 6 Securities License.

I joined the Tampa4U.com Realty team in August of 2009 after over six years with Prudential Real Estate. I reside in Brandon, FL. with my wife Jennifer, son Logan, and our dog Jackson. I enjoy personal training, spending time with my family and friends and helping everyday people obtain the American Dream of becoming homeowners. As a former Marine and now a Realtor, I treat every person with the honesty and integrity they deserve.

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Marta Wrzesniewski
Cell: 727-481-3718
Marta@Tampa4U.com
Westchase Real Estate

Marta Wrzesniewski has lived in the Tampa Bay area for the last 15 years! After moving here to attend the University of Tampa and graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, she entered the real estate industry with a financial services company. Soon after she received her Real Estate Agent license and now enjoys serving buyers and sellers throughout the Tampa Bay community. She has over 10 years of experience in different aspects of the real estate industry and looks forward to helping you with your next real estate transaction.

She specializes in the following market areas: Westchase and surrounding communities, Tampa, Lutz, Odessa, Land o Lakes, Safety Harbor, and Palm Harbor.

She is also a proud wife and mom, and enjoys fishing, boating, photography, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

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Olga Buchi
Cell: 813-789-5915
Olga@Tampa4U.com

I got into real estate because I truly have a passion for it. I hold a Masters Degree in Business from Moscow University and my career in real estate has roots with my many years of work for title / escrow companies and also banks. Back in 2003 I began buying, building and selling homes and I wasn’t satisfied with the level of service that I got from several different agents. I thought to myself, “Not only can I do a better job, but also I really enjoy all this real estate stuff.” I obtained my first Real Estate license nearly four years ago and I’ve been providing my customers with great service ever since.

I’ve lived in cold and rainy climates before like Moscow, Chicago, Washington D.C. and Seattle. So living and working here in Tampa is a dream come true for me. I understand how it feels to be here from out of town looking for your little piece of paradise to call your own. I first discovered Tampa4u as a homebuyer and I didn’t want to work for any other company.

I try to make shopping for your home an enjoyable experience. I can offer you solid expertise and also streets smarts to help you avoid common mistakes and pitfalls. I’m very detailed oriented. I’m good at catching the little tricks that listing agents sometimes try to get away with. I have many-a-times save my clients because of my attention to detail. I have a photographic memory, which aids me in the aspects of real estate such as contracts and also negotiation. Also when it comes to standing up for my clients and pushing for what’s in their best interests I am very assertive. You can count on me for thoroughness and diligence and I’m not afraid to tell you my opinion.

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Olga McAneney - “Dream Home Agent”
Cell: 813-362-1882
om@Tampa4U.com

I used to sell drugs for a pharmaceutical company. After I have helped my parents purchase their dream home in Florida, the transitions to the Real Estate business felt like a natural move. With a degree in Finance and nearly 10 years of sales experience it was always my ambition to help people find an ideal solution to any situation or problem. I always tell my clients: “If there is the way, I will find it!” and that is also my promise to you. No matter if you are a First Time Homebuyer or looking for a luxury home I will provide the same level of quality service to everyone. Having said that, I am always looking for a new and creative way to enrich your real estate experience and help you navigate the challenging road to your DREAM HOME. Let the journey begIn and let me be your Dream Home Agent!

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Rob Lang - (AKA“The Closer”)
Cell: 813-600-0551
Rob@Tampa4U.com

Rob will work with you, together as a team, to achieve the best Home Buying or Selling experience! Tell him what you want, he will listen and use his expertise and knowledge to make sure and deliver 110%. Being a former Navy Instructor, Pilot Rob, knows what it means to work as a Team and how to navigate through obstacles. He is not a part-time Realtor, he does this as a full time job and is available anytime: day or night, even Holidays!

He has been working in the Tampa, St. Pete, and all of the surrounding areas. He knows what it takes to close transactions in this depressed Market. They call him “The Closer”. He wants to help his clients, the commission comes second. Rob’s motto is “Clients come first, if they are happy - I know I will be a success!” For more information go to his website: http://roblang.mfr.mlxchange.com

Read some feedback from past clients:

“Rob did a tremendous Job” – T.L.

“Rob has been helping us with our home search and has been nothing short of a blessing. We could not be happier with the services provided by Rob… we owe him much gratitude!” – K.G.

“Rob has been a big help so far, and is a reliable person. I understand it is difficult to help someone who doesn't live in that area, but he is doing a good job. Thank You.” – E. W.

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Mike Rimkevicius
Cell: 813-420-0888
Mike@Tampa4U.com

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Marisol Terry
Cell: 813-407-3724
Marisol@Tampa4U.com

I was born in El Salvador, I enjoy exercising, playing sports and reading.

Customer service is my middle name. It's second nature to me so this profession I have chosen is perfect! It doesn't seem work because I enjoy what I do.As a full time agent my approach to real estate is focused around getting to know my clients as real people and taking care of them from beginning to end. I speak Spanish and English fluently, which broadens my scope of client service.

When I act as a buyer’s agent I assist buyers by helping them purchase property for the best possible price, and as a professional real estate agent I can assist sellers in marketing their property and selling it for the highest possible price under the best terms available.

With special attention to detail and a drive for results, I am able to provide superior service in all aspects of residential real estate. My sales and builder's experience, coupled with extensive real estate knowledge ensures your real estate needs will be carried out professionally, efficiently and most of all ... personally.

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Miguel Beltran
Cell: 813-892-0005
Miguel@Tampa4U.com

Originally, Miguel is from beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico. In school he was South Region Chess champion and baseball player. His passion was always to help people which made him choose degree in Science, Major in Nursing at Interamerican University of Puerto Rico.

First he moved and lived in New York, and later on moved to Tampa, where he’s been living for over 22 years. Miguel fell in love with Tampa Bay area because of it’s exciting and diverse lifestyle. He has seen the rapid growth around Tampa Bay area communities and commerce. He is expert in other areas of Florida such as Orlando, Lakeland, Spring Hill/Brooksville area, Bradenton, Sarasota, Naples and others.

After working for firms like Chase, Sallie Mae, Citibank, Tech Data as Program and Account Manager he decided to make a transition from a corporate environment to the Real Estate industry. Aside from real estate, he has vast experience as Mortgage Broker.

Some of his hobbies include: fitness, tennis and salsa dancing. Private salsa dance offered as a bonus to his special clients.

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Alex Volovetsky
Cell: 813-843-8822
Alex@Tampa4U.com

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Barry Bullard
Cell: 813-622-8507
Barry@Tampa4U.com

Barry is one of the most qualified real estate broker sales persons in the State of Florida. Former marketing executive for MCI, president of Platinum IP, Inc. (an intellectual property brokerage), senior manager at IMR Global in Clearwater, national e-business consultant at CTG in Tampa, technical account manager at IBM, network engineer at Sprint, veteran of the United States Air Force, and broadcaster, voiceover artist, and news reporter, Barry Bullard brings a broad and deep package of experience to real estate to sell your property or find your next home.

Barry’s in-depth training includes special real estate courses such as Negotiation, Real Estate Practice, Economics, Finance, Property Management, Real Estate Law, Client Representation, Real Estate Appraisal, Real Estate Investments, Exchanges, Taxation, Short Sales, and Alternative Financing.

We are proud to have Barry as one of our experienced real estate broker associates. Previously, the founder and owner of Bullard Real Estate, Barry understands the importance of serving you with excellence – giving you the market intelligence and information you need to make sound decisions regarding your real estate acquisition here in Tampa Bay, whether it is your first home, second home, or investment property.

Barry’s customers and clients continually comment on his personal commitment in making their real estate transactions a successful experience.

If you are looking for a unique and useful combination of knowledge, experience, professionalism, skill, integrity, commitment, and personal service in a real estate professional, Barry offers it to you.

If your future requires representation or counseling in the purchase or sale of real estate possible foreclosure, please contact Barry.

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Erich Caparas
Cell: 813-679-0988
Erich@Tampa4U.com

Realtor by day, Realtired by night. I help with the web and marketing for Tampa4U. I'm also the guy who receives the comments and complaints about the site - if any. If that weren't enough, I was also drafted as the Tampa4U.com Realty broker.

My degree is in Economics and Engineering but worked as a graphic artist for 30 years. I did photo illustrations and digital composites for companies like National Geographic, Discovery Channel, and Kodak. Later on, I worked as a webmaster for various startups. After a couple of stints with Dot Coms, I decided to freelance and "retire" in Florida. (The "REAL" work starts after you retire:) I realized back then that there was a need for service oriented, information driven, and responsive Realtors in the Tampa Bay area. So Julia and I started Tampa4U. We have the hardest working team in the Tampa area. We have to... our survival depends on it.

My hobbies, other than photography, didn't really relate to art or real estate. For 15 years I bred and showed Japanese Akitas and Shibas. That's why if I ocassionally growl, it's the influence of being around dogs for many years... which comes in handy when dealing with nasty listing agents.

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