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Kat Tarr

Posted November 19, 2017 in Realtor Spotlight

Kat Tarr Headshot, Clark County WA real estate agent

Real Estate Broker
Real Living, the Real Estate Group

How long have you worked in Real Estate?
I started my own business in February of this year, but as a third generation broker, I have grown up in the industry with a lot of unbelievable mentors who have helped mold me into the RealtorĀ® I am today.

What is your specialty?
I love having the ability to help my clients with any and all of their real estate needs. I’m committed to educating myself on all aspects of the business. I’m willing to work with first-time home buyers, seasoned home buyers, folks looking to downsize, investors and even commercial transactions.

What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy or sell a home?
Don’t be short sighted. Use a professional to help you navigate one of the largest investments you will typically make in your lifetime. If you choose to work with the right real estate professional they will pay for themselves many times over, saving you time, money and stress.
Buyers: Sewer Scopes are a must and bring a list of any and all questions you have to your home inspection. Sellers: Pick a RealtorĀ® who uses all types of media to get your house seen by as many people as possible.

What is the most unique property you’ve listed or sold?
I sold a beautiful home in the Lincoln neighborhood in Vancouver that had a sauna, majestic private garden and a sprawling deck that provided a breathtaking view of the Columbia River and Portland

What is the most unusual thing you’ve encountered while working in real estate?
Every day brings something new, but the most unusual thing I have found at a property is a master bedroom that had a hot tub a few feet away from the bed. The sellers built it that way so that they could hop out of the hot tub and go right to sleep without getting cold.

What is the most challenging/gratifying aspect of what you do?
The most challenging aspect of this career is being flexible to your clients and customer’s schedules. In real estate, we tend to work when most people are off, and this can often times include late nights and holidays. The most gratifying aspect is meeting new people, connecting with friends, building relationships in the community and helping people achieve their Real Estate goals.

What do you see in the future for real estate sales/prices?
I’m very optimistic about the future of real estate here in Clark County. The Portland/Vancouver area always rates nationally as one of the best areas to live, work and play and I don’t think that will ever change.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? Hobbies, volunteering, family, fun?
As a former Portland Thorn professional soccer player, I still love to play soccer with friends and family. I am a HUGE Thorns and Timbers fan and I coach for the Portland Thorns Girl’s Developmental Academy. I am a mom of two little boys, so I really enjoy spending time with them at the park or on a hike with my husband.

What do you like about living in this area?
I moved to this area as a young child, and I remember driving to our new home through the most beautiful mountains, trees and water I had ever seen. I still feel that way to this day, even after extensive travel all over the world, and I love the fact that there is always something new to explore in the PNW.

Anything else you would like our readers to know about you and your company?
I was very careful in choosing the right real estate company when I started my business. Real Living is the perfect fit for me. They have created a unique support model which allows me to truly focus on my client’s needs and provide legendary service. I pride myself on consistency, honesty and trust and this aligns with everything Real Living is about.