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Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
Graduate of the Real Estate Institute (GRI)
Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR)
Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)
Accredited Home Staging Specialist (AHS)
At Home With Diversity (AHWD)
Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB)
Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
Education & Background:
Tara is a native of Michigan and earned her Bachelor of Finance Degree from the University of Michigan. After many years of working in the high tech industry, Tara decided to move to sunny Fort Myers in 2001 and made the transition to real estate. Tara has always had a passion for home renovation as well as a strong business acumen so she quickly attained her Broker's license and numerous industry accreditations. Unlike a number of real estate agents, she decided this would be her full-time job with an actual brick-and-mortar office in downtown Fort Myers. Riverside Realty Group was launched in 2009 and has been very successful in matching people with their dream homes. Providing unsurpassed, quality service is an unwavering commitment as confirmed by the many testimonials from satisfied clients.
Tara is also the owner of Staging Matters, LLC and a certified Home Stager. She loves decorating and, of course, helping people get the most money for their homes and home staging is the perfect way to do both.
When Tara is not working hard for her clients, you might find her supporting one of our local charity events, attending a play or musical at Barbara B. Mann or Florida Rep Theatre, or taking her girls to a kids’ activity at Alliance for the Arts. She and her family love being a part of Fort Myers and she is a respected leader in our community.
2012 Leadership Graduate - Fort Myers Chamber
2014 Leadership Graduate - Fort Myers Realtor Association
Member of the 2015 Graduate Leadership Academy Florida Realtors®
2015 Apex Award Nominee
2014-2016 - Director - Fort Myers Women Community Club
2015-2018 - Rotary South Fort Myers
2016-2019 - Director - Lakes Park Foundation