Specialties: Office, Retail
Background & Experience
Tara has been a active professional of the Cedar Rapids Community for 20 years, Growing up in Cascade, Iowa in a small community and the oldest of 6, she has learned to be a hard-working, fair, and cooperative Real Estate Agent. Tara is a entreprenuer by trait she is especially focused on helping small business growth in the community.
Tara began her career in Cosmetology, and rented studios for 8 years. After a few years out of school,she could see the ROI and talked her way to a opportunity of leasing her own space. After being a educator in the industry she decided the best way to move up was to own her own salon, she purchased ADORE, Cedar Rapid's first drybar in the area. Her researching and seminar's from Real Estate gurus such as Robert and Kim Kiyosaki lead her to many entreprenurs such as local Crystal O'Conner the moxie entreprenuer and Barbara Cocaren.
The start of her Real Estate Career seemed natural after working with many commercial agents in the Corridor area for the last 5 years, searching on Loop.net for the perfect location. Now she is a agent for the most prestigious brokerage firm, with help from her partner Lucas Williams Ownner of Williams Construction has helped her venture into the Investment of Commercial buildings since 2008. Since then, Tara has become the mommyprenuer focusing on small business owners and helping their business grow. Tara is very motivated and being with the fastest-growing real estate firm in Iowa. Tara is an honored contributor to Small Heroes Mighty Cause at University of Iowa, a program established by her cousin to raise awareness and funds for children with SMA. Starting in the summer of 2004, Tara has been a member of local organizations such as the Cedar Rapids Jaycees, Womens Power Network, Iowa's Creative Corridor,Habitat for Humanity, Cedar Rapids Optimist Group and a member of the Commercial Board for CRAAR. Tara has started a anti-bullying awareness as a mom of 4 and is constant on raising awareness for girls and boys in the area with Be-Kind acts to the local High Schools. In 2008, Capri College honored Tara with the Outstanding Educator Award, and she was named among 10 entreprenuers from the Moxie Entreprenuer out of Des Moines. Tara was named as one of The Founders of a Lime-light Make-up by Alcone in 2015. For the last four consecutive years, Tara has been celebrated with other women in the Invest in She and the Entre-fest in Iowa City, a list recognizing Cedar Rapid's and Iowa City's most influential people in business. She is also a co-author of "Leap of Faith" coming out in summer of 2016. Tara is looking forward to helping more business owners with seminars, events held locally to network with small business retail in the popular New-bo District. Tara is highly focused on the latest real estate market trends and news. Tara is a long time supporter of Bridgehaven, New Covenant Church. She is also a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and active in the Hiawatha Kids League, Tara also is proud to walk every year with the March for Babies: A Walk for Pre-Mature Babies and Their Families. firstname.lastname@example.org