As a Florida native, growing up in Tampa with its multicultural roots, Barbara has watched Tampa grow from a small town to the bustling metropolis it is today. Her maternal grandparents immigrated from Santo De Stephano. Sicily at the turn of the century and quickly joined the growing immigrant community of Ybor City where the residents were of Spanish, Italian, Sicilian, and Cuban descent.
While the melding of those cultures gave Tampa its unique flavor, it continues today that beginning has expanded to include many other cultures that have joined the Tampa Bay mix.
Barbara became a realtor in 1986 after a career in retail with Federated stores. She has always had a love of people and houses. After a weekend of " just looking" at open houses, just for fun and trying to analyze which was the best buy, her husband suggested she get her real estate license. Because of her interest in and her love of working with people, she did just that.
She now finds herself moving into her 31st year of a career she loves. What she brings to clients is her knowledge and expertise in the market.
Her clients know they can count on her to be their trusted advisor, with an honest appraisal of market conditions, home values, and trends, educating them on the different communities, and locations. Barbara is their guide in the often complicated process of buying and selling. Her customers can count on her to provide a commitment to proceed in their best interest, the experience that's achieved with years in the business, and the successful performance that comes with a roll up your sleeve and make-it-happen work ethic.
Barbara graduated from the University of Florida with a B.A., in 1970. She has achieved the prestigious CRS designation (Certified Residential Specialist), SFR ( Short Sale Foreclosure Resource), and AWHD ( At home with Diversity). All are National Association of Realtors® Designations. She also serves as the 2017 District vice President for District 6 for Florida Realtors®. District 6 is comprised of our 3 county areas of Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas County. She is currently a Florida Director and serves on the Executive Committee of Florida Realtors®. She was honored to be elected 2015 President of the Greater Tampa Realtors® with over 8000+ members and the the 4th largest Realtor® Association in Florida. She served as a NAR Director from 2013-2016. She has sold hundreds of homes and over 100 million dollars in real estate in her career. She resides in Carrollwood in NW Hillsborough county with her husband John. They have 2 grown children and 3 Grandchildren.
Barbara has listed and sold homes all over our tri-county area which includes Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties, with a concentration in NW Hillsborough, central and SW Pasco and including Wesley Chapel and New Tampa/USF area. Barbara has listed and sold homes all over our Tri-County area with a concentration in NW Hillsborough, Central and Southwest, and New Tampa.
Thanks for all your help, time, and patience. We love our new home and we owe that to you.— Mike & Laurie M.
We would recommend Barbara highly. She has grace under fire, persistence, and above all knowledge.— Alice & Al S.
Thanks for all your help. We couldn't have done it without you. Your persistence and patience made a difference.— Scott & Cindy J.
From my experience in your care in selling my mom's house, I could see your dedication and thoroughness in everything you did. Thank you.— Malaluan
Barbara Jordan was wonderful. She treated us with respect and was extremely knowledgeable. She cared about our wishes and made sure our house sale went smoothly.— Jim & Mary R.
She was the best. She listened to our wants and needs and then found us our perfect "Florida home". We love our home and are grateful we found Barbara to help us.— Don & Mary L.
Barbara's experience and expertise in both corporate and individual listings, along with her specialization in e-marketing and negotiation, she's the ideal real estate professional to guide you through the process of buying or selling your property.