TAMARA HARKE

    TAMARA HARKE

    Satisfaction Rating An agent's star rating is the average of all the ratings of their service.
    Mission:

    Striving to assist my clients to make the best financial decision with their real estate needs.

    Vision:

    Reassure my clients that I will be there to assist them in making their best possible real estate decisions.

    Specialties: Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation

    I have 18 years of full time sales and marketing experience in real estate.

    I am a consistent multi-million dollar producer.

    In the past year the average number of days my listings have been on the market is just 28 days.

    The buyers I help are a mix of relocation buyers, 1st time buyers and local clients.

    I will help you find what you are looking for anywhere in St Joseph County.

    My goal is to earn the trust and confidence of clients by being reliable, honest and knowledgeable. My objective is to make your priorities mine. It is important to me to prepare for contingencies, understanding the unique needs of every client, and strive to make each transaction as smooth as possible. Gratefully, because my clients are pleased with my results I have a 60% repeat client and referred client base.

    I have earned the respect of my clients and colleagues by delivering exceptional results, being very knowledgeable of the market, continuously studying the pricing climate, and being detailed oriented. Peers and clients know I am willing to answer questions and concerns whether they are an active client, past client or just beginning to think about buying a home for the first time. You can always count on me to work hard for you.

    My Client Reviews

    (43 reviews)
    Overall star rating: 5.0
    Past 3 months: N/A

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    2022
    02/15/22
    Dhillon gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Working with Tamara was a fun and great experience. I learned a lot from her and she was great with explaining things that I did not know about. If you are looking for a great agent Tamara is the one.
    Response from TAMARA
    03/21/22
    Thank you Dhillion. It was my pleasure finding a new home for your family.
    01/06/22
    Matthew gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    When it came time to sell our home for the second time, Tamara was the first and only person we reached out to. She is an absolute rockstar who goes above and beyond in the smallest details. 10/10 recommend!
    07/24/17
    Matthew gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Tamara was an amazing help for us in buying our first home! A lot of the home-purchasing process was foreign to us and Tamara was there to help guide us through it all by explaining everything, letting us make an educated decision. She is extremely easy to work with and we always felt in the loop. Never once did we feel like we weren't sure what was going on. My fiancee and I highly recommend using Tamara for purchasing a home. Everything about this process was smooth and painless. Thank you for making it so easy and enjoyable!
    Response from TAMARA
    08/02/17
    It was my pleasure to work with you. You were so knowledgeable and prepared for a first time buyer, I enjoyed helping you purchase your first home!
    2021
    11/22/21
    Tony gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    I've worked with Tamara and her team twice now and I recommend her to my friends, family, as well as my own clients. She is a highly reliable seasoned professional with a strong work ethic. She did an excellent job negotiating the price of the home we purchased and quickly sold our home!
    Response from TAMARA
    11/29/21
    Your new home fits you perfectly! I'm so happy for you. Thank you for allowing me to take care of your real estate needs.
    11/04/21
    Shanon gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Tamara helped me buy a house in 2010 and helped me sell that same house in 2021. There's no one else I would trust more than her. She knows what she's doing and she knows the market. Her knowledge helped me get through a tougher than usual process when the first buyer fell through just before closing. Almost immediately after, I had two more offers. She helped me choose the best one and walked me through the process again. This time everything worked out and the house sold! I appreciate all of the time and effort Tamara put into the process. She even communicated with me over the weekends. That was going above and beyond, in my opinion. When I'm ready to purchase my next home, it will be with Tamara's help.
    Response from TAMARA
    11/05/21
    Thanks Shanon, I'm here anytime you need real estate help.
    11/04/21
    Tiffany gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    From start to finish Tamara was so attentive and just as eager to find my family a beautiful home. She was dedicated and so much fun to work with. If I had to do it all over again she would be my first pick.
    08/25/21
    Lisa gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Tamara's years of experience was critical to a successful sale of my house in this aggressive market. She carefully crafted the listing for the best asking price including concessions that would be equitable to both parties of the transaction. It was brilliant! We had a quick and favorable offer, and Tamara kept me informed throughout the process. With her knowledge of every possible scenario leading up to a closing, she even helped calm my nerves when things became a little stressful!
    Response from TAMARA
    08/26/21
    Thank you for trusting me to help you sell your home. I look forward to hearing about your new adventures!
    07/31/21
    Nathaniel gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Tamara has a wealth of knowledge and passion for her job. She was dedicated to helping us find a home. She is kind, professional and a wonderful person to work with. We would recommend her to all our friends and family in need of a realtor.
    Response from TAMARA
    08/03/21
    Thank you for the kind words. I'm so happy that you found a home that fits your future needs.
    06/02/21
    Janelle gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Our relationship with Tamara was short, but fruitful. We met her in the fall, and did not move forward with any home for many months. But then a house came up out of the blue, and she contacted us. She was patient, knowledgeable, and direct. She answered our questions and pointed out things we may not have thought of, you can tell she has a lot of experience, loves her job, and wants to take care of her clients.
    Response from TAMARA
    06/03/21
    Find "THE" home is always a great feeling! So happy to help you through the process!
    05/21/21
    Mark gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Tamara was knowledge, prepared, organized and a pleasure to work with. Very little worries or pressure in selling my house, thanks to the energy and effort she put forth. I would recommend Tamara. Thanks
    Response from TAMARA
    05/23/21
    Thank you for trusting me to sell your home. Now on to a new home and new adventures.
    04/21/21
    Michael gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Tamara was great and helpful through the whole process I am grateful for everything she did for me to keep the process running smooth and precise
    Response from TAMARA
    04/22/21
    I'm so glad I could help you with your home purchase, even through this crazy market!
    2020
    12/30/20
    Kelley gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Tamara was nothing short of amazing through our entire home search and purchase. Her knowledge and years of experience were beneficial in our decision making. I'™m so glad we worked with Tamara. Thanks so much!
    Response from TAMARA
    01/04/21
    Your plans to transform your new home are going to be amazing! I'm so happy I got to work with you.
    12/02/20
    Patrick gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    I had a very good experience working with Tamara in securing my retirement home. It was difficult at times living in NY but Tamara went out of her way to show my son multiple homes . She helped him with the home and the inspection. I would recommend Tamara to future buyers. Thank you for all tour help☘️☘️☘️
    Response from TAMARA
    12/02/20
    Thank you for your kinds words. Welcome to Michiana!
    11/25/20
    John & Gina gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Tamara Harke and Denise Evans sold our house in Mishawaka. We relocated to Florida before the house even went on the market. Tamara and Denise came over and did a walk through to let us know of things that needed to be done before we sold. We took their advice and made the necessary changes and updates. Denise kept in close contact with us almost daily. Our house was listed on many sites so it would be easily seen. We received updates on the number of views and visits we had. Since we had already moved, they made it possible to sign everything remotely. We didn'™t even have to be enforced the closing. Tamara and Denise set up open houses as soon as the house hit the market. Our house sold in two weeks. Everything was wrapped up in time and there were no major issues with the sale. I would recommend Tamara and Denise to anyone who asked. We are very thankful for their hard work!
    Response from TAMARA
    12/02/20
    Thank you for asking us to sell your house. Technology lets us sell homes even when the seller has already moved hundreds of miles away!
    10/01/20
    Jesse gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Tamara absolutely went above and beyond any expectations we had. With the competitiveness of the current local market, she was very honest about the challenges we would face, and worked every step of the way to make the process as smooth and painless as possible. She had a great negotiation strategy and was always thinking a few steps ahead. She was a true advocate for us in every sense of the word. To top it all off, she has a great list of vendors. The ones we have utilized have been exceptionally knowledgeable and responsive. Basically if you are reading this review, you should reach out to Tamara. I am confident you will come away impressed.
    Response from TAMARA
    10/05/20
    A bit of a roller coaster for a while but in the end the ups and downs paid off. So happy to help you buy your new home!
    09/15/20
    Nate & Callie gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Tamara will always work on your behalf to represent your interests. She will fight for you each step of the way! She helped us both in purchasing a home as well as selling our home for the best possible price.
    Response from TAMARA
    09/15/20
    Your home was beautiful and ready to sell. Thank you for using me not once but twice!
    08/25/20
    Craig & Leanne gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Tamara is top-notch in every way! She came prepared when we interviewed her and provided well-researched comps for us by the next day. She's a real-estate pro and we loved her "no surprises" approach at the get-go. My husband and I would hire her over and over to represent our best interests! Tamara not only got us top dollar, but did it in 9 days! Don't bother with a different agent, get Tamara on board!
    Response from TAMARA
    08/26/20
    Thank you for trusting me to help you list and sell your beautiful home. I appreciate your kind words!
    06/06/20
    Les & Christy gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Tamara is an exceptional agent. She listens to clients' needs and works to find the home that is a perfect fit. She's honest and personable. She advises her clients and always works in a professional and ethical manner. She goes above and beyond to make sure everything is in order leading up to closing. She is readily available and communicates with her clients and is very detail oriented and organized. We appreciate Tamara's knowledge of both the real estate market, but also her resources for home repairs, improvement companies and ways to prepare a home for sale. We would definitely recommend Tamara to anyone wanting to buy or sell!
    Response from TAMARA
    06/08/20
    We had it all . . . buy a beautiful home, sell your old home not once but twice and manage it all through COVID! Thank you for trusting me to help you through the whole process.
    04/24/20
    Rick & Lois gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    We appreciated Tamara's in-depth analysis of the housing market and helping us to price our home right. We found her to be very responsive when we had any questions. She helped to communicate our home's strengths to potential buyers well. We trusted her to market our home in the best way possible and she did. She was thorough in getting our home up on various platforms and making sure buyers had good pictures and information when they were looking at our home. She followed up with potential buyers and kept us very well informed as the process unfolded. We always knew what was coming next and that really helped us to feel comfortable working with her.
    Response from TAMARA
    05/28/20
    I am so happy that I could help you sell your beautiful home so you could move closer to family and on to your next adventure. If you ever need anything from our little part of the midwest please contact me.
    03/25/20
    Douglas & Kathleen gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    I had the pleasure of working with Tamara when we both were in different occupations. I can happily say she has only become more Professional, more Detail Oriented, and more Passionate about what she does. She honestly told us what was in store, what she needed, and when she needed it from us. She never pulled any punches so there were no surprises. The whole experience was great, and the payoff was we sold our house even BEFORE the Official Open House was to take place. Your selling of your house can only be made better by having Tamara as your Sales Professional!
    Response from TAMARA
    03/28/20
    Yes, we've known each other for a while now! Thanks for giving me the call to help you with your real estate transactions. Not only did I have the privilege to help you sell your home but also help you find the right home for you now. I appreciate your kind words, thank you!
    03/17/20
    Norm gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Being 50 years old and buying your first home can be a nerve wracking process. Tamara went above and beyond every step of the way to make sure I was comfortable, informed, and ahead of the curve. Her demeanor made her easy to work with and her knowledge made me feel at ease. She navigated all the difficulties like a pro and I couldn't be more pleased to be moving into my new home! Thanks Tamara.
    Response from TAMARA
    03/20/20
    I love staying ahead the the curve and jumping through hoops to make house buying as smooth as possible. It was my pleasure to help you buy your FIRST home!
    02/12/20
    Kyle gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Tamara was amazing. We couldn't believe how thorough her research was. She had solid numbers for us based on houses I our area. She gave us excellent advice on what to do to our house to make it sell quickly, which it did. Our buyer was rough to work with, and Tamara was who we relied on to give us good advice on that front. We would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone.
    Response from TAMARA
    02/20/20
    I was happy to help you through all the ins-and-outs of selling and buying your homes. It was my pleasure to assist you!
    2019
    12/09/19
    Abbey gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Tamara is a delight to work with and can help you with your biggest or smallest real estate needs.
    Response from TAMARA
    12/09/19
    Thank you for being a repeat client! Being called back to sell the house I helped you buy is always a compliment.
    12/04/19
    Rebecca gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    I cannot recommend Tamara enough! As a first time home buyer I did not know anything about the process and thought I knew what I was looking for but was often not considering bigger picture items. Tamara explained every part of the process to us in a way we could understand and was there to support us and advocate for us every step of the way. She helped us understand housing values, big ticket items to look for, and how to prioritize our desires. Ultimately we found the perfect home and have recently moved in and could not be happier. She even provided us with a hand-made wreath to welcome us to our new home. Her knowledge and service are unparalleled and I will say again that I cannot recommend her enough.
    Response from TAMARA
    12/04/19
    I love helping first time buyers find the RIGHT home! Thank you for the kind words.
    08/27/19
    Damian gave TAMARA 4 stars out of 5
    Tamara came in with a game plan to expeditiously sell our home. She gave us homework and prep work to do. She stayed on task, kept us informed. She works with a plethora of highly skilled contractors to help you get any necessary work accomplished in a timely manner. She makes quick, timely adjustments to her strategy to better suit her client's needs. Her assistants, left much to be desired, but she quickly rectified and remedied this situation exclusively.
    07/09/19
    GENA gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Tamara was able to help me navigate every part of the homebuying process, from house shopping and neighborhood safety to loan applications and closing. Being a first-time buyer (and still practically a kid), I knew next to nothing about what goes into buying a house, but she was able to walk me through what steps needed to be taken and when, and keep me from being bogged down in the paperwork. She is very direct in her dealings and on top of the job. I felt like she knew what she was doing and did a great job staying current on my case over the four month it took from start to finish. I very much recommend her to anyone looking to move to the South Bend area from elsewhere, and to first-time homebuyers.
    06/27/19
    Jerry & Debora gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Tamara was very helpful with my relocation needs. She directed my toward a home that we both felt would hold its resale value in the event I would ever need to sell. When I had questions in regards to my relocation needs I found her to be very knowledgeable. She also stepped in and handled the nitty gritty when I had issues with tracking down my equity from my relocation co. She worked diligently to secure my closing. I would highly recommend her and would hope to use her if I ever move again.
    05/06/19
    Mike & Jane gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Efficient, responsive, hard working. Tamara has been selling real estate for several years, and knows the area well. Will stay within your budget, and assist finding properties. We were out of town buyers; she assisted us in many ways with inspections and a few other things. We would use her again.
    Response from TAMARA
    05/07/19
    I had fun helping you find a home for your son while he studies here at Notre Dame. Go Irish!
    04/08/19
    Brad & Eva gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Tamara was attentive to our needs and was flexible meeting our needs as out of town buyers. We are very happy with the purchase of our new home.
    Response from TAMARA
    04/18/19
    I am always happy to assist out of town buyers. Welcome to Michiana!
    2018
    09/09/18
    Matthew & Linda gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    We found Tamara through Dave Ramsey's ELP program. We met with 3 realtors and she was the most detail oriented. She carefully evaluated the comps to determine the value of our home. She was always on time and always did what she said she was going to do when she said she would do it. She sold our house quickly and efficiently. We enjoyed working with her.
    Response from TAMARA
    09/10/18
    Thank you for your kind words. Dave Ramsey clients are the BEST!
    09/07/18
    Arnold gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Tamara was with out a doubt one of a kind,she was a ball of energy,she helped me through every phase of any repairs before the sale of my home and worked tirelessly in finding me another nice home,if your not using this agent your missing out big time,she has my special thanks and gratitude for the complete experience i went through,she also has the heart and sole of an angel she was very sweet and kind to both me and my daughter. i would highly recomend her for anyone reading this.
    Response from TAMARA
    09/10/18
    You have been an amazing client to work with. Thank you for being kind and patient throughout the entire process.
    08/01/18
    John & Tess gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Tammy is on top of the situation & actively advised us regarding preparation & listing our property. She went out of her way to research similar properties in the area & educated us regarding setting a listing price & helped evaluate offers & securing the best sale price possible.
    Response from TAMARA
    08/06/18
    Always a pleasure working with you guys!
    07/31/18
    Maureen & Michael gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Tamara goes above and beyond the job requirement. We were thrilled to ha e her representing us. Her professional attitude and her obvious expertise made the entire experience pleasant.
    Response from TAMARA
    08/01/18
    Thank you for putting your trust in me to help you through the buying process. It was a pleasure working with you.
    07/20/18
    Gabe gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Very fast sale. Painless transaction a pleasure to deal with Tamara
    Response from TAMARA
    07/23/18
    You are right, we were able to turn this sale around very quickly!
    06/21/18
    Don gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Tamara did an excellent job for us in selling our home. We called her due to her connection to the Dave Ramsey Organization. Everything was handled promptly, business-like and fairly.
    Response from TAMARA
    06/28/18
    Working with you and other Dave Ramsey ELP Program clients has always been my pleasure. Thank you for allowing me to help sell your home!
    06/16/18
    Wes & Laura gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Tamara was thorough when explaining what to look at when considering homes, knowledgeable when talking about any repairs or inspections we should consider, and patient and kind with all of our questions as first time home buyers. She was also always easy to reach, and happy to adjust her schedule to accommodate ours. I have, and will continue to highly recommend Tamara to friends!
    Response from TAMARA
    06/20/18
    I am so happy for you, I always love helping first-time buyers find their perfect first home.
    06/10/18
    Madeline gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Tamara was awesome! She went above and beyond to help us find our first home. She always responded in a timely manner. There were even a few instances where I'd let her know I was interested in a house in the morning and that afternoon we'd be at the house! In this market, that made all the difference! Thank you Tamara for helping us get our first home!
    Response from TAMARA
    06/20/18
    We certainly have to move quick in this market. Thank you for allowing me to help you in your home search.
    02/20/18
    Drew gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    If you want a knowledgeable, trustworthy, no-nonsense, get it done real estate representative I can't imagine anyone better. She's on-time and delivers exactly what you agree upon. We both purchased our new home as well as listed and had sold our old home with her....outstanding experience on both fronts!! Highly recommend.
    Response from TAMARA
    02/21/18
    Thank you for the kind words. It was a seamless transaction because you were prepared and we worked as a team. Thank you for choosing me to be your realtor.
    02/16/18
    David & Jenny gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    If you are looking for a house and there are certain things you are looking for let me be the first one to tell you that Tamara will find the house you are looking for. Let HER find the house for you and don't make the mistake like I did by trying to find one yourself. She found the perfect one for us. Tamara pays attention to details of what you want. At closing time... she's the best! Thank you Tamara for sticking with us and showing us so many houses.
    Response from TAMARA
    02/21/18
    The two of you were so much fun. We looked at lots of homes and found the right one for you, it's always my goal to make your priorities my! Thanks for letting me help you with your home purchase.
    2017
    12/27/17
    Kathy gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    I was so thankful my brother and sister in law Andrey and Vikki Dercach introduced referred and introduced us . She is an amazing agent and so patient with me when it came to house hunting . She is so thorough when it came to going threw and doing her own mini inspection. She made me feel comfortable and she was very trusting and knowledgeable. I am a first time home buyer and she will always be my realitor if I need one in the future. Not only did I met a great realitor I might a new friend for life. Thank you so much for everything you have done.
    11/27/17
    Stephen gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Tamara did a great job getting my daughter the house she wanted. Would not hesitate in using her again.
    Response from TAMARA
    11/29/17
    I love to help first time home owners find the perfect home. It was a pleasure to assist you and your daughter through the process.
    10/15/17
    Derek & Elizabeth gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    Tamara went out of her way to provide everything we needed to relocate to the area. She went over and above what we asked for in terms of information pertaining to the market, homes and geography. She was clear in her communication and is well connected in her market. Most of all, we she cared about us as her client and trusted her with our business. We would highly recommend Tamara!
    Response from TAMARA
    10/16/17
    I always enjoy helping relocation clients. I love to search out just the right neighborhood to buy in, show new clients around the area and to share my knowledge of what's fun to do in our community. Thanks for making my job so easy.
    09/23/17
    Judy gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    As a licensed Texas real estate agent and retired Realtor of 20 years, working with Tamara was a joy. She is truly a professional and knows what it takes to be successful. I would refer her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
    Response from TAMARA
    09/25/17
    Thank you for putting your trust in me, it was a pleasure working with you.
    07/18/17
    Bodie & Shawnie gave TAMARA 5 stars out of 5
    We have used Tamara to sell two homes and buy two homes. We consider ourselves lucky to have found her. Her organization and attention to detail always impresses us. She has negotiated through some tricky deals and difficult situations for us, and her experience gave us an upper-hamd in those negotiations!
    Response from TAMARA
    08/02/17
    You guys are awesome! I've loved working with you each and every time. I'ts actually been 3 homes sales and 2 buys but I think this time we found your forever home. Congratulations!

    My Experience

    • Extremely attentive and professional, strong knowledge of local market, especially helpful in the inspection process. I always felt she was responsive and helpful and very kind and friendly always went out of her way to make the process as pleasant as possible.
    • I have over 18 years of experience with over 475+ homes sold throughout the Michiana area. I have a proven track record of success with getting your home sold quickly and for top dollar.
    • I graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelors Degree from the School of Consumer and Family Services. My strong work ethic was very useful in my first job out of college which was in restaurant management. After leaving the restaurant field I became a sales rep for a wholesale wine and spirits company. These two careers influenced my love for cooking and wine. I love to talk about wine so if you ever need advice on pairing food and wine I can help you with that too.
    • I decided to become my own boss in 2003 and started a full-time real estate career becoming a multimillion dollar producer in 2004. Always looking for the next challenge I have continued to raise the bar and increase my multimillion dollar level every year since. Now in my 16th year, I continually strive to set high expectations for myself because I love what I do and it is my passion to work with my clients. Because I have lived in the Michiana area my whole life I am very knowledgeable of areas and subdivisions in and surrounding Granger, South Bend, Mishawaka, Osceola and Elkhart. I have often used this knowledge in guiding buyers and relocation clients during their search for a new home.

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • Real Estate Broker - Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group
    • Member of Many Relocation Services - Cartus, SIRVA, Brookfield, USAA, Prudential, MIS Mobility
    • Member of the National Association of Realtors - NAR
    • Member of the Indiana Association of Realtors - IAR
    • Member of the Greater South Bend Mishawaka Association of Realtors

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