By Michelle Caceres

When Riverview resident, Elsie Rosado, wanted to downsize and relocate closer to her grandkids in north Tampa, she turned to Eddie Collazo, a broker associate with RE/MAX Across the Bay.

“When I first met him, I hadn’t completely decided to sell the house and he wasn’t pushy about getting me to sell just to get my business,” said Rosado.

Instead, she said he was patient, informative and a great listener.

“He not only listed my home for more money than I thought it was worth, but we got an acceptable offer after the third showing that was exactly what he told me it would sell for,” she said.

After her home sold, Collazo helped her locate a home in Tampa that met her needs.

“I wanted a home in a community with amenities but no CDD fee and he went out and found me that,” said Rosado. “I depended on him and he came through for me.”

Collazo, originally from Puerto Rico with Italian roots, has been working with buyers and sellers in the Tampa Bay area for more than 15 years.

“My goal is for the real estate experience to be an enjoyable adventure,” said Collazo, whose broker is RE/MAX Across the Bay, located in the Publix Shopping Center at 5664 FishHawk Crossing Blvd. He is a broker associate, who, with his team of experts, imparts knowledge so clients can make the most informed decision possible, leading to fewer regrets later.

He places an importance on continuing education; he is a CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), FMS (Florida Military Specialist), SFR (Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialist) and a member of national and local Association of Realtors.

“A qualified Realtor must continue their education long after earning their license,” he said. “Things change in this industry every day (laws, specializations) and you need to have knowledge to serve your client.”

Collazo’s approach is professional but not clinical, making buying or selling a home a positive and rewarding experience.

For more information about buying or selling your home, visit or contact Collazo directly at 944-2145.


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Michelle Caceres
MIchelle Caceres has been writing for the Osprey Observer for seventeen years. She enjoys writing human interest pieces about inspiring members of the community who are working to better our community. She lives in FishHawk Ranch with her husband and recently became an empty-nester. When not writing, Michelle is serving her church community, reading and enjoying Florida's weather.