Realty Owners Who Care

By Sandy Meyer

With so many real estate companies and realtors to choose from, it can be difficult to find the right fit when looking to buy or sell a property. Re/Max Across the Bay wants the community to know that they have the experience and education to represent clients during this exciting time in the real estate market. Melanie Chadwell-Norris is the owner of the brokerage along with her partner, Anthony Canizares. The pair met over 10 years ago while taking real estate courses.

After several years of working for other companies, Chadwell-Norris decided she would like to open her own brokerage. “We had been with Re/Max and had started the process of opening one back in 2003, but at the time, we went on the waiting list,” she shared.

But the duo didn’t give up hope and in  January 2012,  opened Re/Max Across the Bay in the FishHawk Shopping Plaza.

In addition to their own books of business, Chadwell-Norris and Canizares rent space to several real estate agents and work with them to ensure they are educated and up-to-date on all the ins and outs of the market. They started with three agents and now have 14 agents, and growing, working with them as well as an in-house title agency and mortgage broker.

“Re/Max Across the Bay is not the same as other brokerages,” said Canizares. “I think we care differently, we give more than other brokers,” he stated. Anyone looking to buy, sell or rent a home can call the office or stop in to have their questions answered in person. Its office covers a four-county territory which includes Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk and Pasco counties, though it mainly deals with the FishHawk/Valrico areas.

In addition to the FishHawk office, the duo recently had a soft opening of a second office in Brandon on the corner of Bloomingdale and Bell Shoals. They’ve just started recruiting and welcome any agents in the Valrico area who are looking for a hub.

Re/Max Across the Bay is located at 5664 FishHawk Crossing Blvd. Feel free to stop in or call 651-1900 for more information.