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8450 SW Brookridge Street

Portland, OR 97225
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Tara is a second-generation Realtor and her passion lies in helping her buyers and sellers understand this complicated real estate process. When she and her husband went to buy their first home, they had a nightmare experience where they were confused the entire time and had very minimal communication from their agent. They lost the house the day before closing and Tara decided she didn't want anyone else to go through that same awful experience. 

Since then, she has dedicated herself to being knowledgeable about the housing market and finance trends. She prides herself on her communication skills and never wants anyone to blindly sign a document or make an uninformed decision. Her goal is for her clients to always know what is happening, why it's happening and what will happen next. 

An Alaskan native, she has been in Portland for almost 10 years and enjoys spending as much time camping, hiking and running as possible! She is very active in the community coaching after school sports programs for elementary school kids, volunteering at the Washington County Animal Shelter and planting trees with Friends of Trees. She is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a country music addict and a lifelong 12th Man Fan (Seahawks fan). She lives in Beaverton with her husband and her two fur babies.

- Tara
They call me:
I am:
Always ready for the next big adventure
What area(s) do you work?:
The gorge to the coast and everywhere in between.
Most Memorable Challenge:
The Spartan Beast (a 13-mile obstacle course race)
Perfect Day:
Sunny and 75
First Job:
Blockbuster Video
Preferred Super Power:
Mind-reader ;)
My Husband - the kindest person I know
Charity or communities you participate in:
Volunteer at Washington County Animal Shelter and Friends of Trees


I had an outstanding experience working with Tara on our recent home purchase. At every step in the process she helped to provide clarity on my actions requiring my attention and what next steps would be coming. She partnered with my husband and I from the beginning of our search through receiving our keys! I would highly recommend you work with Tara as you begin your home search!
- Sabrina & Rich R.
Tara was an invaluable source of information for us. She is very knowledgeable about the Portland Metro market. She was able to answer questions about the properties we looked at, and if she didn't have an answer for us she would get one for us remarkably quickly. She was particularly excellent during our inspection phase, which was a bit bumpy due to the age of the home (Tara was great, the home was a bit challenging). Tara is the kind of agent that you want in your corner, we could not have asked for a better person to have been acting on our behalf. I would, and plan to, recommend her highly to family and friends.
- Matt K.
Tara was great! This was my first home purchase and I did not know anything about buying a home. She met with me and went over everything in great detail and answered all my questions. She was never pushy about a purchase and went at my pace. She stayed in contact me throughout the entire process and I was never out of the loop or felt lost during the home purchase. She was also wonderful about reminding me of deadlines and following up. She worked great around my schedule too! I would highly recommend Tara to anyone looking to purchase a home!
- Schuyler L.