Tamara is committed to providing her clients with exceptional service and results. She considers it a joy and privilege to help her clients achieve their real estate dreams. Whether you are buying your first home, or selling a luxury property, Tamara will be there every step of the way as your guide, resource, and negotiator to help you achieve the result you want.
If you are buying a home, Tamara will help you to hone in on the neighborhoods that will be a good fit for you, and will show you properties both on and off the market. She will help you to understand the market heat, comps, and property inspection reports so that you can make informed, competitive offers designed to help you win in a multiple offer situation within your budget comfort zone.
If you are selling a home, Tamara’s mission is to get you the highest possible price for your home with the terms and timeline that work best for you. She advises her clients on which home updates will achieve the best return on investment, provides access to her extensive network of home prep professionals, and manages the entire prep process so that you can focus on other things. Her clients can take advantage of the Compass Concierge program to pay for home improvements through escrow, with no money needed upfront.
Tamara is dedicated to promoting healthier, non-toxic, energy-efficient, and sustainable homes and communities and has several professional green designations: EcoBroker, NAR GREEN and LEED Green Associate (2013-2015).
Originally from New York, Tamara has been a Bay Area resident for 24 years, now residing in Palo Alto. Prior to becoming a Realtor in 2012, Tamara worked in the startup sector in a variety of roles at early stage startup companies and with VCs/angel investors, law firms, and nonprofits. In her free time, Tamara can be found working on her passion project, a green business directory, RepublicofGreen.com, with listings for green builders, sustainable landscapers, and other green professionals. She also makes time for hiking, volunteering, and dinner with friends.
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"Tireless, upbeat, proactive”
Tamara was a powerhouse of ideas for our transaction. Bringing this home to market required some extra resourcefulness and careful planning, not only because of the specific needs for preparing this home for sale but also because we were facing holiday deadlines. She was a joy to work with, tireless, upbeat, proactive, everything we had hoped for when selecting our agent. We would go back to her in an instant." ~ T.C. Redwood City (Seller)
"Fantastic job managing contractors”
Tamara helped us sell a home in the Sunnyvale area that was recently donated to us. Tamara did a fantastic job with everything from hiring and managing contractors to prepare the home to keeping a close watch on the market in the neighborhood to get the best timing and sale price. She kept us in the loop about every aspect of the sale and has incredible attention to detail, all while keeping her easy- going nature. She was an absolute joy to work with!" ~ Peninsula Open Space Trust, Sunnyvale (Seller)
"Worked unbelievably hard”
As good as it gets" is totally accurate. Tamara was a wonderful and thoroughly professional real estate agent who worked unbelievably hard 24/7 to help me prepare my condo for sale, find a buyer, and move. She helped navigate through the masses of paperwork, and provided guidance in countless other ways as well. I can't recommend her more highly! " ~ C.G. Menlo Park (Seller)
"Joy to work with”
Tamara is an absolute joy to work with. She is attentive, organized, energetic, and professional. On top of that, she is a kind and fun person. She provided great guidance and support throughout the whole process. Highly recommended! " ~ N.S. Willow Glen (Buyer)
"I loved every minute of it”
As my buyer’s agent, Tamara made the whole process so interesting, fun, and optimistic. I loved every minute of it and have become a real estate nerd! Tamara has all the characteristics of a great realtor: professionalism, street smarts, excellent business sense, intelligence, people skills, ethics, negotiation abilities, focus, knowledge, accessibility. But beyond that, here are three characteristics that I think make Tamara great to work with: 1) Tamara has YOUR best interest at heart. 2) Tamara is a people's person. 3) Tamara has Empathy. You really want someone who is on your side, trustworthy, and ethical. You can't go wrong with Tamara. " ~ J.K. San Francisco (Buyer)
"One of the best in the Bay Area”
Tamara is truly one of the best RE agents I've worked with in Bay Area. She is extremely knowledgeable, reliable, hardworking, resourceful, genuine, and honest with her clients. She always responded to us with the speed of light and helped us tremendously while we were looking to buy a house and then renting out our existing home. I can't say enough good things about our experience working with Tamara, we highly recommend her!" ~ S.S. Redwood City (Buyer & Landlord)
"Helped with cost benefit analysis”
My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Tamara Pulsts as both a buyer and a seller, and we really enjoyed working with her. Tamara spent countless hours working on our behalf and got to know our wishes in detail. She does her homework and showed us properties that fit our criteria even in a tight market. Much of the decision making in real estate involves cost benefit analysis and Tamara helped us through that process in both a professional and friendly manner. By the end of things we felt like old friends, but she also helped push us in the right direction when necessary. She was correct on several things, and worked persistently with us until we saw the light! Tamara has an easygoing way about her and you can always tell that she takes her client's best interests to heart. Rest assured that Tamara is a great real estate agent and a pleasure to work with." ~ D.I., Menlo Park (Seller & Buyer)
"Successful sale with little stress”
My experience was most satisfactory in every aspect of my association with Tamara Pulsts. She was very helpful in helping me in get my condo ready for sale. She had excellent resources, which I utilized, and her knowledge of the housing market was terrific. She was very current on all aspects of the real estate market, and always available to help with advice. The end result of all her work and expertise was a very successful sale with little stress. She is the best!!" ~ R.M. Menlo Park (Seller)
"Extremely knowledgeable; helpful guidance”
Tamara was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in the purchase of our home in Menlo Park. She offered very helpful guidance during all parts of the process - search, negotiations & offer, and closing. Her positive attitude and expertise made the normally stressful home purchase process a lot easier to handle. We highly recommend Tamara for all of your local real estate needs. " ~ N.T. Menlo Park (Buyer)
"Extremely accurate bidding ranges”
We worked with Tamara last year as our buyer's agent. She impressed us with her knowledge about the housing market in the Silicon Valley and very hard work. She listened very carefully to our search criteria and offered us only properties that match it. She expressed her opinion about possible bidding ranges (extremely accurate) without imposing it on us. Gave us all the details and let us make our own decision. We were extremely pleased by her very hard work and work ethics - never missing an appointment, working late hours to complete our offers on time. And to add to all this - last but not least - I would like to mention her friendliness and sense of humor which is very important in this currently very tough for buyers – sellers’ market. I would strongly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase suitable home in the Silicon Valley. " ~ Z.M. Los Altos (Buyer)
"Protected our best interests”
Truly professional, caring, knowledgeable, and amazing are few but not all reasons we love to work with Tamara. As our buyer agent, she stood on our side and protected our best interests during offer negotiation. After successfully helped us purchase our dream house, she has become our friend who has advised us on home ownership of remodeling, gardening, repairing, etc. Tamara was always a phone call away when we needed her help. When Home Depot person delivered new stove to our home, she opened the door for them and stayed there during the whole installation. When we had the issue of water leaking from furnace, she found the right plumber to fix the issue and solved our concerns in one day. Tamara deserves the 5-star and is highly recommended to anyone who has real estate needs. " ~ J.M. Palo Alto (Buyer)
"Tamara also has a large network of home-repair professionals that she can recommend. We were uncertain whether to offer on a particular house due to a foundation crack which the seller had not assessed; Tamara called in a favor with an extremely busy foundation expert, who was able to give us an opinion in a timely way. And after purchasing our home, Tamara is still in the picture, calling to ask how things are going, finding out what else we need, etc. Many months after the sale, we are still relying on Tamara for advice, most recently on the right person to fix our sprinkler system. We recommend Tamara without reservation. " ~ T.K. San Mateo (Buyer)