Julia moved from Ukraine to US in early 2000's. She has Bachelor's degree in programming, but life had different path for her. Her professional career in US started in financial planning field in the Washington DC area. After she moved to Florida in 2004, she got her real estate license and never looked back. Over the years, she helped many people to relocate to and from Tampa/Clearwater/St.Petersburg metro areas. She is very organized, detailed and believes that in complex and, at times, stressful, world of real estate, the key is to find trustworthy person whose knowledge and experience will make the process as easy as possible.
" Hi Julia, I want to thank you for all of the hard work you put in to getting Mom’s house sold. I need to thank Jeff also for recommending you to me. You were the first person he recommended to me and I am so glad I followed his recommendation. I really enjoyed working with you and I appreciate your patience and guidance.
Thank you again for everything!
Regards, Larry "
*** Larry H
" Julia Vakulenko was a gem to work with! Truly knowledgeable in the industry. Her experience saved me thousands of dollars on a contract that fell through with another realtor, then sold my place immediately over asking. Can’t say enough about her! "
*** Melissa R
" My wife and I want to thank you for all your help and the effort you did. The condo is in great condition just a few very minor repairs or touch up.
Again thank you and I will recommend you to anyone looking for property here in the Tampa area. "
*** Tom and Alla
" Absolutely Outstanding Agent! 5-star! (on RateMyAgent)
Julia has been fantastic both when we originally bought our house and when we finally sold it. Her attention to detail is unparalleled. She was in constant communication with us throughout the process; providing us with experienced guidance every step of the way. Really top-notch!! "
*** Eric and Lori G
" Julia helped us sell our Florida house remotely from Maine. She was invaluable tying up all of the loose ends for us. She's incredibly conscientious and brings alot of knowledge with her. We bought our house from her over 15 yrs ago and were excited to work with her again. She comes highly recommended. "
*** Lori G
" We were referred to Julia, by a friend of a friend to help us relocate to Tampa, FL. I reached out to her ahead of our move to establish contact. Julia jumped right in with suggestions and listing info, to prepare us for Tampa. We decided to rent ahead of our home purchase so that we had plenty of time to find an area that was perfect for us. Julia helped us find our rental. Once we arrived, we delayed our search (it was the beginning of Covid quarantine), but she sent me listings that were available. She was great with giving recommendations for areas and neighborhoods to research. She asked a lot of questions and really listened to what we wanted. When we finally were able to start viewing listings, Julia was great with helping to point out features and potential flaws we may have missed. We did go under contract, but the house had too many issues and the sellers were not willing to budge. So, we walked away. The market was challenging as there was a huge demand for listings, but very few available. We were on the verge of putting out search on hold for a while, but at the last minute, we decided on a home. Julia again helped us imagine our vision, as the house needed a lot of work (which we were up for) and she helped negotiate a deal that was perfect for us. The whole transaction was smooth. Julia remained on top of everything right until the settlement. We closed Sept of 2020 and Julia still checks in with us. We are grateful to Julia for making our relocation to Tampa so easy. I very highly recommend Julia and her team. They are excellent. "
*** Troy and Diane D
" Dear Julia, Thank you for your hard work, support and kindnesses on our journey to buying a Tampa condo. We are so grateful to you and pleased with our purchase.
Please take care! Until we meet again. Your friends, Bill and Audra "
*** Bill and Audra
" We worked with Julia and Alex to find the perfect downtown Tampa condo. Julia worked exceptionally hard to find us option after option that matched our interests. Alex happily and patiently met with us several times to view the various options. When we found our perfect match they again worked hard to protect our interests through closing! Now that we have very happily closed-Julia and Alex continue to help us with various matters such as finding a great painter! I am confident in both Julia and Alex's excellent abilities to help their clients in all area of realty!!! "
*** Audra C
" I've just bought my first house with this company. They are really great! Excellent service, the highest level of professionalism and competency.
I've worked with Alex Ciumasu and Julia Vakulenko and I'm happy I chose the right company.
I have been educated and guided through the buying process smooth and painless, had no issues at all. I am grateful to Alex for his priceless help and his patience.
These guys fight for every penny of their customers and I think everyone can completely rely on Tampa4you professional skills. "
*** Dmitry L
" Julia has been wonderful. I have received plenty of information.
I am now prioritizing the available properties for a visit in the next couple of weeks.
Tampa4you, is an amazing site and with plenty of great resources to make informed decisions
*** Lina D
" Julia has been wonderful, even though we have not been working to closely just yet. My target purchase date is towards the end of the year, but Julia has been sending me a lot of great information about programs for first time buyers, and just general time lines of when the real search needs to start!
She has been great with sending me new home possibilities based on my criteria, and I appreciate the time she is taking to help me out.
Thank you and your team for your help, and I hope to find the home I am looking for very soon! "
*** Galina C.
" Thanks so much for your help with selling our home. You are great and we look forward to the next transaction! "
*** Jeff and Casey
" Julia is phenomenal! As a first time homebuyer, I was so overwhelmed. Julia was always patient and professional. She took time to make sure I found my perfect home. I would highly recommend her! "
*** Jennifer M
" Julia has been extremely helpful, provided great information, she is very pleasant, knowledgeable and customer satisfaction oriented. Thank you very much! "
*** Inna S
Спасибо за работу и за ваше понимание. Вы смогли удовлетворить и урегулировать не только наши потребности (за что вам отдельное спасибо!), но и запросы покупателей. Еще раз спасибо. Желаем удачи успехов в делах.С уважением, Галина и Василий. "
*** Galina and Vasiliy
" Julia has been my realtor since 2004. During many years of relationship she has proven to continuously exceed expectations. She is a person of high professional and ethical standards and I highly recommend her services. "
*** P. H.
" Julia is THE BEST! The communication was excellent, she listened, learned, suggested and she truly met our needs. I will definitely use Julia and Tampa4U.
Thank you very much! "
*** Anna H
" I was looking for a Russian speaking realtor, I found Julia Vakulenko and I liked website Tampa4U.com. Julia is good to work with she's doing a good job with helping me find what I am looking for. She is really nice. "
*** Yakov V
" Let me say this: you will not find more honest and professional person. I am foreign investor, honesty and trust was above all for me. I would not do business with anybody else. "
*** Alex K
" Thank you, Julia, for helping us find our beautiful waterfront home in Odessa. I cannot imagine how stressful the process would be if not for all your help. "
" Julia has been helping me to look for beachfront property. I am very particular in what I want and we've been looking for some time now. She is very responsive, knowledgeable and organized. I would not waste my time on anybody else. "
*** Steve K
" I moved to Tampa to join Buccaneers team. Julia helped me find my new home. She was professional, knowledgeable and made the process very easy for me. Could not ask for more. "
" My wife and I found Tampa4U website, and were very impressed with all the information. We contacted Julia, who was very knowledgeable, professional and honest. Even though, we were not ready to purchase for another year, she took the time to research and show us different areas (we were new to Tampa) and neighborhoods. We are not the kind of people who pick the first house we see, we wanted to see a lot of homes to make sure we find the perfect one. Many realtors in the past would give up on us after a day or two of showing... Julia was very patient and understanding to our needs and choices, never pressured us. She was there every step of the way from contract to closing, and we could not be more pleased with our choice. She is our realtor for life and we highly recommend her to all our friends and relatives. "
*** Robert A.
" Our home was sold in one week thanks to Julia. We got multiple offers, and sale price was more than we hoped for, but, if not for Julia's valuable advises and timely follow ups with all other parties, our sale would have been a disaster! We are not new in real estate, bought and sold several homes through the years...did not think much of realtors until now. Truth to be told: they all have the same advertising tools (MLS, websites, sign, flyer, etc) and it's easy to sell in a good market, but it's knowing how to anticipate and take care of the problems along the way is what makes Great Realtor to stand out from the rest. "
*** Mr. and Mrs. V