06/12/2014
By: Todd B.
Ryan Homes
Ryan homes and their Tampa area crew did a great job building our new home in Cory Lake Isles. We wanted to write a detailed review of our experience to be sure that the team that built our home got all the credit they deserve. From sales information to move in, everything the Ryan team promised, they delivered, and we even moved in a month ahead of schedule. Our realtor was even impressed how the house was spotlessly cleaned on final inspection, the attention to detail and craftsmanship was beyond what we expected, it was obvious that the Ryan homes really has an effective set of processes for building project management.The sales experience started with our Ryan homes sales representative Ole Peitersen, who impressed us from the beginning with his low pressure, informative guidance about the building process. He helped us find the best model for our wants and went to bat to get us the lot we really wanted at a price that fit our budget. Ole eventually enticed us to close the deal right after Christmas 2013 with some nice appliance upgrades. During our home shopping experience Ole was one of the few sales representatives who welcomed the inclusion of our personal realtor Ronnie Preusch in the decision making process. 6 months of in depth research before the sale kept leading us to the same conclusion: compared to the other builders in the Tampa market that the Ryan homes in Capri Isle at Cory Lake offered the most value in build quality and price per sq foot compared to the other builders in New Tampa building in communities with fewer amenities in less convenient locations. The new construction homes at Cory Lake were even priced comparable to 15 year old resale homes in New Tampa. Tampa Ryan Homes/NVR Mortgage Broker: Bill Long did a great job steering us through the complexities of new construction mortgage obstacles and was pleasant and helpful from beginning to end. I work in automotive sales and finance and recognized that Bill is a truly competent and experienced mortgage professional. At no point did we feel that Bill was leading us to mortgage decisions that weren’t truly in our best interest.The whole experience could have never come together so perfectly if it hadn’t been for the expertise and craftsmanship of our Project Manager: Scott Smith and his crew of expert tradesmen. Site prep to move in ready only took 75 days, every stage of the build went together without complications or delays and the final product, fit and finish of all the tile, trim and paintwork is amazing. Even the landscaping and sod work fits together so well that it looks like it has been there for years.We realized that for us, it was very hard to find good honest reviews of home builders that were written by real people who didn’t have an agenda, so we sure would have appreciated finding some reliable feedback. So with that in mind I figured that when the deal was done and we were all moved in that I would write detailed review of the experience from a reasonable customer who didn’t have an axe to grind.If you are considering building at the Cory Lake Isles location, drop by our own house at 11023 Tortola Isle Way and we would be happy to welcome you to the neighborhood and share some firsthand tips on options, upgrades and lot locations that would have been helpful for us in the decision making process.Todd and Carla Benschneider
09/07/2015
By: Patrick A.
Home Encounter
We couldn't be happier with our Home Encounter agent Joann Lessaris! She is responsive, professional, and aims to please. We needed a long-term rental while our home is being built. Joann has an in-depth understanding of her property area and is clearly very familiar with the pros and cons of all the communities, school districts, etc. If you need a great agent ask for Joann Lessaris by name!
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01/08/2017
By: Mark H.
Cooperative Real Estate Greater Tampa
Julie was very knowledgeable and accountable. Much more than any other realtor we have ever dealt with. Crosses her T's and dots her I's. Very easy to talk to and keeps an open line of communication. Perfect person to help you list or buy your home. She treats you like a person and not a sign or object. I strongly recommend checking out her services for her expertise!
01/06/2017
By: Jason S.
Cooperative Real Estate Greater Tampa
I started working with this Realty company a few days ago and I am pleased so far. Julie is very attentive and organized. She has met up with me a few times to discuss my specifications for moving into a new home. I can tell she does not want to hound you. Instead, she has been trying to pinpoint the ideal home for my family to move into. I am extremely grateful.
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10/14/2016
By: Mathieu B.
Home Encounter
Being an investor in Canada my primary concern was to surrender myself with a winning team and be able to sleep stress less at night.In Home encounter I found those elements, there ware able to assist me and provide me all the resource in their hands to make it a pleasant journey.I'm glad to say, they are my first pick for many years to come.
10/18/2016
By: Stacey R.
Barbara Hoye Realtor
I would highly recommend Barbara as a realtor. She knows the area very well and was good with advising us on things to avoid, she is not just trying to close the sale. We found an amazing house and we were so grateful to have Barbara’s support to navigate the inspections and closing process. Highly recommend!
01/13/2017
By: David W.
Cooperative Real Estate Greater Tampa
Great realty company to be involved with. They are always open and friendly, while also being easy to contact. I have tried contacting them through email and phone and they have responded to both promptly. Moving forward with my new home, I'm glad I am working with them.
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10/26/2016
By: Josh S.
Home Encounter
Home Encounter property managers are excellent to work with as an owner. My properties in Lutz and Riverview leased in the first week of showings and for the top of the price range. I would highly recommend them to any landlord looking for property management services.
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01/05/2017
By: Ben C.
Cooperative Real Estate Greater Tampa
I've been using Cooperative Real Estate for a few months and I am really excited about what I've gotten out of the deal so far. Julie Lasky Mueller is very bubbly, experienced, and consistent. She comes across as genuine and helpful. I would highly recommend it.
02/15/2016
By: Michael Y.
Grimaldi Commercial Realty Corp
Kari, Thank you very much for all the work that you have done for us. Not only was your marketing masterful, but you had a clear understanding of our goals and what we were looking to accomplish. Your professionalism and hard work are exemplary. Thank you again.

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