Meet Megan Jordan

Born and raised in Tampa, Megan Jordan started her Real Estate career at the age of 22. She became one of Tampa’s youngest brokers at the age of 25, helping start another Real Estate Brokerage in the Tampa area, targeting investors as well as property management. Her passion for her clients and love for her work have led her to open up Bay to Bay Brokerage.

In her free time you can find Megan on a nearby soccer field, at her local Crossfit Gym, taking care of a foster pup or two, reading, or spending time with her Husband, Cary Jordan. Cary & Megan met at H.B Plant High School, and have been together ever since, cementing the fact that Tampa is the greatest city on earth.

Why choose Bay to Bay Brokerage?

Having grown up in the Real Estate industry with my Mom and with a Dad in national sales, I knew from a young age that the conventional corporate 9 to 5 world and I would probably not mesh. At the age of 10 I told my Mother that she must be insane to work as a Realtor because of all of the unknowns and the mixture of personalities involved. She laughed and told me that if you’re passionate about your job you never work a day in your life. She told me that her passion came from knowing that she was genuinely helping people and making a difference in the lives of families.

Fast forward to the end of my Senior year at FSU when I’ve almost completed my double major in Marketing & Psychology. I felt torn about what career path to follow.  On one hand, I was so incredibly naturally drawn to a sales career.  The only problem was that I was having a really hard time pinning down a company or product that I felt passionate enough about to sell well. Yes, payroll and software are important, but I am still missing that connection with the consumer. I could sell cell phones, but do I feel good about handing over a phone to a 13 year old girl when all she is going to do is dive head first into social media and comparisons? The other option on the table was to take the Psychology part of my degree and apply to grad schools to become a high school counselor. I loved the fact that I would be having a part in helping high school kids select and apply for college, and in turn helping them set up the trajectory for the rest of their lives. That’s the kind of impact I could get behind. This impact came with a pretty high price tag though. I ran the numbers of how much my debt would be if I took out a loan to pay for grad school. I essentially would be starting off my career almost $50,000 in school debt, and looking at monthly repayment amounts of at LEAST $600! That was more than I was currently paying for rent+water+utilities!

I started talking to my family, bosses, and friends about how they have saved for life and retirement, which is a very odd question to come from a 21 year old college senior. I was asking because I knew that I didn’t want to spend my life trudging uphill financially, but rather figure out a way to maximize the money I had then so that I didn’t have to live in financial fear, and could spend my life LIVING. For me, living means traveling, laughing, and being present in the life moments that count.

When posed with the question of “What’s been the most important investment” and “What has been the best financial decision you’ve ever made”, I was shocked to find that the answer was either “Purchasing my first home” or “Buying investment real estate”.

My passion in life is meeting with couples or individuals and sitting down with them to discuss their financial plans for the future, and how we can make those dreams a reality. I have found that in most of those cases, buying a home for the stability in monthly payments and the forced savings aspect has been an integral part of these plans. Bay to Bay Brokerage was born from the idea of being life rich by utilizing the opportunity of Real Estate and planning.

It turns out that Mother does know best.

Megan Jordan

Owner-Broker

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    Tabitha Woodward

    Tabitha Woodward

    Real Estate Agent

    Hi, I’m Tabitha, but that’s a lot of syllables, so you can defer to just Tab. You may not have intentionally stumbled across this part of our incredible website, but since you’re here, let me say hello and get you up to speed about myself and the love of my life — residential real estate.

    Prior to starting in Real Estate, I worked in the service industry while completing my Bachelor’s in Psychology with a focus in pre-medical studies at the University of South Florida. If you’ve ever worked in retail or restaurants, I applaud you. Serving brings so much more to the table than just food. It teaches you how to balance all personalities and walks of life, how to master multitasking, while maintaining professional bearings in the face of every forgotten-extra-ranch strife; though mostly, working in customer service teaches you the magnitude of empathy.

    I tested the real estate waters in 2015 as an administrator to learn all the nitty gritty details that entail running a real estate business – I. Was. Hooked. I soon became a licensed REALTOR, streamlining my focus as a Buyer’s Specialist at the time.

    Being the sentimental sap that I am, I value my interactions with my clients over all else. I strive to make all contracts as seamless as possible while building a good rapport on solid foundations of trust and fun throughout the process. Buying a house is a big move (no pun intended) but it doesn’t have to be stressful.

    As a Tampa native, I love to keep my pulse on all modern developments in our beautiful city. I have always had a passion for the remarkable architecture and culture of Cigar City. When I’m not working, you can find me at any one of my local Seminole Heights neighborhood foodie spots, digging through the dusty crates of any record store, loving my dogs, or going to look at the beautifully renovated bungalows just for fun (see, you can never get away from it – addicting).

    As a cohesive and ambitious group, we appreciate the rich history of the homes within Tampa Bay, the ever expanding growth of eclectic culture in our area, and most importantly, the people who call Tampa home. Tampa Bay is growing and so is Bay to Bay Brokerage. We are experienced, energetic, and eager to serve all of your real estate needs.

    Leah Farrar

    Leah Farrar

    Real Estate Agent

    Leah was born and raised in New England and moved to Tampa for college to escape the cold and experience life in a different state. Little did she know she would fall in love with the South. After graduation she moved back up North, married her college sweetheart and did Corporate America in NYC for 5 years. While she loved the hustle and bustle and all the Big Apple had to offer, she knew Tampa would be her forever home.

    Leah has a background in Hospitality Sales & Marketing and hopes to use those skills to find YOU your new home. She caters to each client’s individual needs to find a perfect home for them. Whether you’re a first time homebuyer OR ready to grow into a new home (and sell your current one) she is at your service to make this a seamless and exciting experience!

    Loyalty, Dependability, Honesty, Passion and Commitment are 5 core values that really resonate with how Leah choses to conduct business. It is extremely important to her that she upholds each and every one of those values to ensure her clients are 100% satisfied.

    In her free time you will find Leah hanging out with her husband Michael, her sweet dog; Ellie, family and friends! She loves to travel, be outdoors and volunteer in the community as a member of the Junior League of Tampa.   

    She looks forward to connecting with you!

    Robert Hogan

    Robert Hogan

    Real Estate Agent

    Robert originally hails from the beautiful island of Key West, Florida; making him a bona fide Conch. Growing up in Key West, Robert felt the value of community and learned the importance of working with others. Robert graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from FIU enhancing his passion for design and collaboration. After graduating, he spent the next six years working in the field of architecture and construction. Robert made his way to Tampa in 2016 after living in Charleston, South Carolina and Orlando, Florida. In 2018, Robert became an independent contractor performing a number of architectural services for clients.

    Over the last year Robert began to realize that he was not fully able to utilize his outgoing personality and collaborative spirit in his previous position. Robert was always interested in real estate and after meeting with Megan Jordan, he was inspired by her passion for her business.  Robert realized that this was the time for redirecting his career path. He is looking forward to meeting and assisting clients where he can share his love for the Tampa Bay Area. He is also equipped to help you visualize specific design features and can assist you with conceptualizing space ensuring you find the perfect home.

    In his spare time you will find Robert working on DIY home and furniture projects, trying new breweries or spending time with his wife Cassandra and son Rhys. He also loves to explore the outdoors at local parks, getting out on the water, bike riding and playing with his pup Piper.

    Joseph Stern

    Joseph Stern

    Real Estate Agent

    Joseph Stern, a New Jersey native, moved to Tampa after graduating from Rutgers University. His background is in global procurement and purchasing logistics with a fortune 250 pharmaceutical company. Joseph decided to get involved in the booming real estate market in Tampa while putting his past experience with contract negotiations to use as a realtor. His driving force is providing a superior experience in the home buying/selling process and creating lasting relationships with his clients.

    In his spare time, you can find him the water fly fishing, training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Muay Thai, and biking trails. Joseph looks forward to connecting with you!

    Brittany Davenport

    Brittany Davenport

    Real Estate Agent

    Brittany has worked in the real estate industry and property management for over 17 years. Real estate has always been exciting to her! She loves the process of a transaction; how everyone works on different teams (title, insurance, buyer/seller, lender) but all have the same end goal…to close the transaction and see her buyer OR seller happy! 
    When she isn’t working Brittany loves spending time with her kids: Trevor and Jillian and her friends. She loves running, reading and spending time at the beach!
    Nico Lahera

    Nico Lahera

    Real Estate Agent

    Nico Lahera, of Bay to Bay Brokerage, born and raised in Tampa, Florida, is a 5 year veteran of the real estate industry and has represented clients all over Central Florida in over a variety of real estate transactions. Nico has built a solid foundation of clients in this community through his professionalism, attention to detail, and commitment to always put his/her client’s needs first. 

    He studied Business and Finance at The University of Central Florida and afterwards began work in healthcare sales before turning his focus to real estate full time. Passionate about helping people achieve their life long dream of owning a home, Nico has continued to leverage his know-how and experience to exceed his client’s expectations.

    In his free time, Nico enjoys golfing with friends and spending time with his family. Time with his friends and family is never something Nico takes for granted. With his dedication to the Real Estate industry, he is sure to get his clients the outcome they envision in every transaction!

    Tara Austin

    Tara Austin

    Real Estate Agent

    As a Realtor, Tara will be an advocate for YOU. 

    Tara has spent the last 25+ years helping clients navigate the legal system.  She brings the same purpose and dedication when working on behalf of her real estate clients.  After relocating many times, Tara was drawn to all the water and unique neighborhoods in Tampa Bay. 

    Her interest in real estate began with an opportunity in the leasing arena which grew into a passion to help others find a great place to call HOME.

    She also appreciates that buying and selling real estate can be stressful.  She vows to work on your timeframe with focus on details and patience.  Her goal is to make your entire real estate experience both pleasurable and seamless.  You can count on many laughs and probably some happy tears!

    When not working, Tara is out biking or running Bayshore and Riverwalk, swimming at the JCC or visiting the local markets, and always on a quest to continue exploring Tampa Bay!

    Alexa Borgman

    Alexa Borgman

    Real Estate Agent

    Alexa is originally from Virgina but has lived in Tampa for over a decade. She graduated from The University of South Florida with a degree in Sign Language Interpreting. She has a passion for serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community of Tampa Bay. She got her Real Estate License in 2021 and has since enjoyed helping her neighbors, friends, and family members find a place to call home. In her spare time you can find her at parks with her family, walking around nature preserves, listening to audiobooks, singing along to Hamilton, and attempting to grow vegetables in her backyard.
    Jessica Butterer

    Jessica Butterer

    Real Estate Agent

    Jessica moved to Tampa in 2015 to escape the harsh winters of the northeast. She grew up in Colorado and moved to New York at 19 to become an actress. Several (several) auditions and waitressing jobs later she found herself living in New Jersey because it was what she could afford. After a few years of freezing winters she decided she needed a change and found her way down to the city she loves and now calls home, Tampa.

    While she still loves to perform on stage as a hobby, professionally Jessica has worked in finance for the last 12 years. First she started in banking and then moved on to specialize in investments (obtaining her series 6, 7, 63, and 66). While she became very knowledgeable about the world of investing she felt she was missing the personal and community connection that she craved. After purchasing her own home in Tampa and helping her mother find a home in the area as well, Jessica realized she had a passion for real estate. Once she met Megan Jordan and picked her brain about real estate as a career she felt Megan’s passion and decided it was the right direction for her career path! Jessica is a very motivated new agent who is ready to help with any of your real estate needs. She can also help you understand the investment side of real estate with all of her experience in that arena.

    In her spare time you will find Jessica spending time with her friends and family. She loves exploring neighborhoods and going on walks with her husband Eric, their son Leo, and their fur baby Foxy. She also loves to perform, attend the theatre, and go to the beach whenever possible.

    Nancy Elkes

    Nancy Elkes

    Real Estate Agent

    Nancy Elkes is a licensed attorney in NY and NJ, having obtained her Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from The Johns Hopkins University. Nancy worked in the insurance claims industry for almost twenty years. She moved to Florida in 2015, after spending 25 years in the Northeastern US.  Nancy became the very first Sales Associate to sign on at Bay to Bay Brokerage, having met Megan Jordan through real estate investing.

    Nancy loves helping investors transform distressed properties into dream homes and preserving the historical charm of Tampa Bay’s older neighborhoods. Her legal background has proven invaluable in negotiations and developing creative ways to assist sellers in managing or completely eliminating debt.

     Aldin Bajric

    Aldin Bajric

    Real Estate Agent

    Aldin Bajric (by~rich) was born in Bosnia, Herzigona and has been a Saint Petersburg native since 1997. His family fled their country to escape the war and took refuge in Germany until making the decision to venture to America. Aldin is very greatful for his parents, who sacrificed everything so he could have an opportunity in the greatest country in the world. 

    Aldin acquired most of his experience working in sales and customer relations in the car industry. 

    He prides himself on understanding his customer’s wants and needs by conducting a thorough needs analysis with every client personally. To Aldin; the most important thing we have to offer is time.

    Aldin was given the opportunity to attend finance school where he learned about credit, interest rates and the steps behind a loan process. Having this knowledge allows him to aid his clients throughout the loan process and give credit advice as needed. 

    When Aldin isn’t with his clients 9/10 you will find him at the gym, running in Vinoy Park or riding his bike. He enjoys living an active lifestyle and traveling/exploring new places. 

    Steven Lebensfeld

    Steven Lebensfeld

    Real Estate Agent

    Steven Lebensfeld grew up in New York playing hockey and lacrosse. His family moved to Spring Hill, FL in 2001, during his freshman year of high school, where he swapped snow days for hurricane days!

    At 24, Steven helped open a homemade ice cream shop’s second location, that he’s been the proud owner of for 10 years. Steven always had an interest in real estate, so five years ago he decided to get his license.

    After moving to Tampa, he began focusing on taking his career to the next level. He hopes to help people fulfill all of their real estate goals; whether it’s purchasing their first home or adding to their investment portfolio. Steven prides himself on approaching each transaction with honesty, professionalism, and transparency. He looks forward to growing with the team at Bay to Bay Brokerage and having their support.

    When Steven’s not working you can find him exploring the city, spending time by the water or trying new restaurants, bars and breweries. He looks forward to pulling the hockey equipment out of storage real soon!

    Bianca Baez

    Bianca Baez

    Real Estate Agent

    Bianca Baez was born in Milwaukee, WI but raised in Tampa, FL. She has always loved helping people and knew that’s what she wanted to do as a long-term goal. Bianca started her career in the financial literacy field assisting individuals with the pre-qualification process. She is a newly licensed agent and is ready to jump into the real estate industry and begin assisting her ready to go pre-qual clients in finding a home! Bianca and her fiance reside in Seminole Heights. She looks forward to assiting anyone in the Tampa area!