By: gatorsx
Magaway Inc Consulting Engrs
Excellent service and great communication skills. They have vast knowledge and expertise in the area and I was fascinated about everything. I learned a lot about the engineering aspects just from their detailed explanations of what was going on in the jobs. Great expertise and knowledge, I one hundred percent recommend them. They know exactly what they are doing and are very detailed and precise in their work.
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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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!
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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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.
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!
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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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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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.
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.
Tips & Advices
There are many different types of PIs. The easiest way to differentiate is to break them down into specialties, which include, but are not limited to, background checks (for a potential hiring candidate or investment); civil investigations (gathering evidence for a civil trial); surveillance, (missing person, cheating spouse); insurance and insurance fraud (conning an insurance company); non-insurance related fraud (misrepresentation by a job applicant); corporate investigations (loss or theft of proprietary information); accident reconstructions (to determine cause, location, liability); domestic investigations (divorce, infidelity, drug, sexual or physical abuse); and infidelity and/or cheating spouses.
The best way to find a PI is through a referral. If referral is not an option, begin by researching online  to find PIs in your area. After identifying candidates, check their qualifications such as history, education, and practical experience. Interview the candidate, check affiliations and certifications, and, of course, costs and fees.
In certain instances, PIs can and do work in concert with law enforcement in criminal cases. However, PIs do not have the same authority and, therefore, are limited in the scope of their investigative authority. On the other hand, not being a member of law enforcement allows the PI to work outside some of the strict rules that law enforcement and the legal sector are bound by. Often the PI is working in concert with law enforcement where information sharing is vital to all parties.
It is absolutely legal to hire a private investigator, as long as both parties are operating within the boundaries of the law.
Laws allowing PIs, or any private citizen’s right to carry guns, vary from state to state. Concealed weapons permits are a separate license. Laws on carrying weapons and concealed weapons vary from state to state, so research and understand the laws in your state addressing weapons and concealment.

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