About Us

Meet the Team


Since 1974 Village Realty has served the greater Winter Haven area with professional property management services matched by no other company!

Village Realty’s property management department handles the management and leasing of residential and commercial properties. Our great team brings to the table over 80 years of combined experience in real estate and property management.

Being in the real estate business and doing property management for over 40 years, our company has extensive experience. Village Realty successfully rode the technological tidal wave into the 21st century. We utilize advanced property management software that allows us to successfully market properties on over 35 different online locations; for tenants, it allows us to provide online payment options and work order options; for owners, direct deposit and electronic statements.

Dave Collins, the broker of Village Realty, graduated with a degree in marketing from the University of Alabama in 1965. Originally from Decatur, Alabama, Dave made his home in Winter Haven, Florida. Dave, along with the original partners of Village Realty, was instrumental in the development of Southwest Winter Haven. In 1987 Dave constructed a new building for Village Realty, which is where we are still located to this day. Being located in the same place for so many years, Village Realty is an unchanging landmark in the community.

Dave, Phyllis, Josh and Aida, work together as an all star team to take care of our landlords, tenants, buyers, and sellers with service that is outstanding. Our goal after 40 years remains unchanged. We work to keep happy tenants and achieve the best possible income for property owners.

Call us today to learn how our team can help you manage your rental or find you a home to rent in the greater Winter Haven area.

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DAVE COLLINS Broker, Owner

Dave Collins, after establishing Village Realty in 1974, made his name in the Winter Haven real estate market as a person who always gets the job done. Dave, a native of Alabama and graduate of the University of Alabama, saw a need for affordable housing in Winter Haven in the late 70s and worked with buyers to obtain FHA and VA financing to make their dream of home ownership a reality.

Dave Collins is licensed with the state of Florida as a real estate broker and oversees the day to day operations at Village Realty. Mr. Collins saw a need in the local market decades ago and became one of the first handful of agents in the state of Florida to join with National Association of Residential Property Managers to help promote education and professionalism in the field of Property Management. He has served as president of the East Polk County Association of Realtors, president of the Polk County Builders Association and has held several state and national roles with both the Realtor Association and Builders Association in order to better serve the public as a Realtor, Home Builder, and Property Manager.

Over the last 15 years, under Dave’s guidance, Village Realty has specialized in the sales and management of investment properties. Dave Collins is not only the person you need to you know he is the person you want to know when it comes to real estate and property management in the greater Winter Haven area.

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PHYLLIS COLLINS Buyer/Seller Agent

Phyllis Collins has never settled for second best and her work and accomplishments stand behind that!

Mrs. Collins attended the University of Tennessee and after leaving she started a career in retail in Atlanta as a buyer for a major department store. She excelled in this career but knew that there were greater things she was meant to accomplish. Phyllis came to Venice Florida where she owned and operated her own construction company. She was one of the first female builders in Florida. In 1989 Phyllis decided to take on a new adventure in the Winter Haven area and began a career in real estate sales; she would eventually come to partner with Village Realty in 1993 as an expert in her field. Phyllis has served in various capacities at the East Polk County Association of Realtors and is licensed as a broker-associate.

Phyllis is known in the community as a not only a top performing sales person and consummate professional, but also a friendly face that you know you can trust. She continues to work with buyers and sellers including many of our investors and helps them to identify good investment properties when it is time to buy or sell them when they are ready to move into another investment.

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JOSHUA TAYLOR Property Manager

Joshua Taylor, our property manager, is the epitome of professionalism in property management. He started his real estate career at Village Realty in 2011 focusing all of his energy into perfecting the art of property management.

Josh is a Winter Haven native who is proud to call this area home and strives to make owners happy to invest here and tenants happy to make their homes here as well.

He is a member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers, National Association of Realtors, and local civic organizations; additionally, he is licensed as a broker-associate.

At the forefront of his mind, Josh seeks to serve our customers and clients daily by balancing the needs of tenants with the goals of owners.

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AIDA ROSARIO Administrative Assistant

Aida Rosario, our administrative assistant, is the smiling face all of our tenants and owners have come to know and love.

Aida came to Winter Haven in 1984 where she has spent most of her life. Originally born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico helps to serve the Spanish speaking population in our community as a voice you can trust.

Her background having always been in administrative work, Aida boasts wide ranging experiences from social services, to title work, and even criminal justice.

Aida is an integral part of our team whose primary goal is to provide clear and concise solutions to owners and tenants from day to day.

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TIM CONE Handyman

Mr. Cone, better to known to out tenants as “Handy Andy”, has been our dedicated handyman for over 19 years.

Tim, a Winter Haven native, partnered with Village Realty nearly two decades ago bringing to the table years of maintenance experience having previously been the maintenance supervisor of a 199 unit 16 story rental complex.

Tim makes keeping our tenant’s happy his primary goal by providing quality workmanship to our property owners.