GREEN - Tara is the only certified EcoBroker® in the area. An Ecobroker is the premiere green designation for real estate professionals. EcoBrokers grow their client base by attracting the green-minded consumer and providing valuable energy and environmental information. Tara is equipped with additional energy and environmental information and tools that help her provide added value to all of her real estate transactions. The EcoBroker designation assists Tara in working through issues that may arise in any real estate transaction, such as mold, radon, and poor indoor air quality. Tara cares about the environment and the planet and has resources to help you save money and become more energy efficient in your home. ; ;QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL – Tara is well qualified to take care of all the details. ; ;COMMITMENT - It is Tara’s full time duty to help you in the sale of your home. Tara has a commitment and her own time investment in your sale.; ;SHORT SALES - Tara Skinner has been doing short sales since 2005.; ; ;PURCHASING INVESTMENT PROPERTY? - Tara can be immensely helpful in your search and purchase of an investment property. Tara has experience in helping people buy investment property. Tara has experience in this specialized market and is able to find out about the income the property currently generates and estimate expenses for the upkeep of the property.; ; ;KNOWLEDGE –Tara has expert knowledge of the market as well. Before seeing you to set the selling price on your house, Tara will have done her homework. She will have found comparable houses in your neighborhood that have sold recently and be able to present the facts to you as suggestions as to what your house is probably worth. She will know that a split-level three bedroom house in your area sells for ‘x’ amount of dollars, so your house should be priced at ‘this’ much.; ;ADVICE - Tara will also be able to give you suggestions that may help improve your property to enable you to get the most money from your sale. She may suggest that you fix some things on your property, or finish a deck or bathroom, etc. that would increase the value of your house. Or, she may be able to advise you that you need to lower the asking price in order to sell your house because, for instance, you may need a new roof, the foundation is cracked, or the basement is leaking.; ;DECORATING TIPS & STAGING - Decorating advice can also be an advantage. For example, Tara will be able to advise you on the colors your house is painted. She may suggest that neutral colors are better than a bright red dining room. Or, she may advise you to reduce clutter or even help you ‘stage’ your home in order to attract more buyers.; ;EXPERTISE –Tara is the expert in what people want when buying houses. When it is your own home, you take your own tastes in account. It isn’t always easy to be objective and see what other people may want.; ;PAPERWORK & DETAILS -Tara will also be able to take care of all the paperwork for you. She will draw up the sales agreement and take care of the details necessary in the sale of your home.; ;NEGOTIATION SKILLS – Tara will act on your behalf as the selling agent. She will help negotiate with the buyer’s agent to get you the best price possible on the sale of your house. ; ;SHOWING THE BEST SIDE OF YOUR HOUSE - When showing your house, Tara will be able to point out all the ‘pros’ that your house offers. Sometimes you may overlook certain advantages your house has to offer because you are so used to them.