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Tara Burke

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"Tara was a great consultant through every step of our sale - from listing, to staging, to setting pricing and bidding expectations. And in the end, everything worked out exactly as she said it would. We were equally pleased with every step of the process as we were with the final resulting sale and price. " - Scott S Represented as Seller

"I first met Tara searching for a second home. All the above adjectives well describe her abilities. She excelled in communication and knowledge of sf real estate, while also responsive and professional. As a result, it is assured she will be a friend long after negotiations complete." - Sayde G. Represented as Buyer/Seller

"We used Tara Burke as our agent to sell our condo in San Francisco. It was obvious that Tara knew more about the SF real estate market than other agents we interviewed. Her knowledge of the marketplace is impressive and her honesty and compassion to help get us the best offer was genuine. Tara went above and beyond to ensure everything was taken care of from beginning to end. She was on site during the preparation for staging, was our point of contact for the staging company and she was always on time, usually very early! I never had any doubts or hesitations throughout the whole process. Tara is a true professional who you can trust. We will call Tara again when we need a realtor or need some professional advice." - Monica S. Represented as Seller

"Tara has been my agent in several transactions. She is someone that understands my needs and has great attention to detail. I have moved several times, in several states, and Tara is the best I have had. That is why I continue to use her." - Sandra K. Represented as Buyer/Seller

" One hopes that their agent will go above and beyond in service. I have had several who did. Tara is in a category all by herself when it comes to service and knowledge. Every detail is covered and every need anticipated. She takes extra care in ensuring that her clients are protected and have the best deal possible. If it were possible to give more than five star rating, I would surely give it." - James P. Represented as Buyer/Seller

" Tara was incredible. We moved to San Francisco without much knowledge of the city. Tara helped us to process what was important to us and to educate us on the city. She ran a fantastic process and ultimately used her local connections to find the ideal property just before listing. We recommend Tara to all our friends! " - Timothy C. Represented as Buyer/Seller

" Tara stays current on both listed and unlisted residential opportunities, so you will have a complete picture of the market when you work with her. When Tara was my buyer's representative, she continued to work thru a difficult negotiation until we got the contract signed. She didn't try to pressure me to compromise beyond my comfort level to get the deal done." - Jacen L. Represented as Buyer

" Tara is a wonderful agent. We were first time home buyers in San Francisco and she helped us in every way possible to make the process easy for us. I have to say I was a very difficult client. She is very communicative, patient and knowledgeable. She is always on top of things and is ready to answer any questions you may have. She will provide all facts and data to help you make an informed decision, but at the same time she isn't pushy (which was a big plus for us). She even got us a house warming gift after our closing! Now she is a good friend of our family and I would highly recommend her." - Zuser Represented as Buyer

" Tara was incredible to work with! The process of buying a place was made so easy for me! She is such a pro at what she does, making the stressful process of buying a home so seamless. She helped me find a place and own it in record time! My friends and family are shocked at how quickly I was able to lock in my dream home while living in another state! I only had to visit one time to see all of the places and the rest I was able to do remotely. The next place I buy I will definitely be working with Tara! Especially now that I’m local. What I loved about working with Tara is that she really put the effort in to find me my dream place and she wanted to meet all of my needs. She really took my preferences (lighting, design, architecture, location, large windows, new kitchen and bathroom, etc.) into consideration and I was blown away with what she was able to uncover for me. Before I met Tara, I had a couple of other agents that were trying to get me to see places which I had no interest in seeing. Less than 20% we’re worth my time. However, with Tara I found that over 85% of what she was showing me was really what I was looking for! I could picture myself actually living in so many beautiful homes! That’s unheard of. She has taste and she’s good at finding you what you want. Tara is also so attentive and she is kind-hearted. We still keep in touch because I just love her as a person. I highly recommend Tara to anyone that’s looking to work with a true professional." - Camelia G. Represented as Buyer

" We first met Tara when she gave us an informational tour to help orient us in to the rental market in San Francisco. Eventually, about a year later, Tara helped us buy our first home! We bought in San Francisco after only living here for about a year, so Tara was instrumental in teaching us about the different neighborhoods and associated pricing. Tara really listened to what we were looking for and paid attention to what we liked, and within a couple weeks was only sending us listings that we were interested in. She helped us navigate disclosures, submit offers/counters, put us in contact with a great mortgage broker, and was close--helpful and thoughtful throughout the entire process." - Nick and Kat M. Represented as Buyer

About Tara

People don't care what you know until they know that you care ... These words have been the foundation of Tara's Real Estate career. Tara has been a full-time professional Realtor since 2003, specializing in the listing and sale of residential properties in San Francisco, South Bay and Marin County. She quickly rose to the rank of number-one agent in her office in 2008 while at Prudential Reality and has remained a top producing agent. She joined Coldwell Banker in 2014, and then Compass in 2020 where she has continued her success and where she feels fortunate to be backed by a solid, supportive team whose history reflects a tradition of the highest standards in quality service.


Tara's passion for real estate is rooted in the opportunity to work closely with people in achieving goals in an area of their lives that is generally of utmost importance both personally and financially. She believes exceptional customer service, a solid grasp of the market, and skillful negotiations are at the heart of a successful real estate transaction and strives to create lasting relationships with her clients that are built on trust, integrity, and her ability to get the job done well. She is recognized among clients and peers for her dedication, responsiveness, and problem-solving skills. Tara's clients range from first-time home buyers to professional investors. Her geographic territory enables her to assist clients who are making the move from the city to the suburbs or vice-versa, or who are simply open to both lifestyles. She is also a relocation specialist and has worked with many executive-level clients moving to and from the Bay Area. 


As a longtime Bay Area resident, Tara has lived in San Francisco since 1995. She grew up in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire and York, Pennsylvania. She received her BA from the University of West Florida. She transitioned to the West Coast after graduating and fell instantly in love with the Bay Area. Her personal interests include global travel, wine tasting, running and trying new restaurants.

Tara Burke’s Listings

a living room with furniture and a wooden floor
a kitchen with granite countertop a stove sink and cabinets
a living room with furniture and a wooden floor
a kitchen with a stove top oven sink and cabinets
a bedroom with a bed and chair
a bed room with a bed and a chair
a view of a balcony with chairs
a bathroom with a granite countertop sink a toilet and a mirror
a bathroom with a shower
a view of a room
a bedroom with a bed and a flat screen tv
a bathroom with a granite countertop sink and a mirror
a picture of a floor plan
a view of a room with gym equipment
a view of a room with gym equipment
a front view of a building with
a view of a basket ball ground
a view of swimming pool with outdoor seating and trees
a view of parking
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