Empowering Women



tara-alvesAs a Valley native, with over 20 years of experience as a Realtor and Marketing Professional, Tara Zontanos (Alves) has proven results as a top performer in her field.


In addition to being a licensed Realtor and member of the National Association of Realtors, Tara holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Arizona State University. During her early career, she worked as a Writer for both Channel 10 and KEDJ/KHOT/KGME radio, where she also developed marketing materials, wrote on-air advertising copy and organized promotional events. Following this, Tara worked as a Media Buyer for a national television program. Because of her strong writing and communication skills, Tara also excelled as a Public Relations Director for 2 large companies where she had many accomplishments, including the creation of national advertising campaigns, as well as garnering and working closely with celebrity figures.


Her early career experiences and expertise in marketing has proven to be invaluable to her career in Real Estate. Tara has been recognized with various sales and performance awards, but most important, Tara was awarded multiple customer service awards for her work in New Home Sales. Most recently, Tara became educated through coursework and a mentorship program to become a Business Broker. As a member of the AZBBA (Arizona Business Brokers Association), she gained extensive knowledge on pricing, analyzing and selling Businesses, in addition to selling Residential Real Estate.


Tara is highly experienced in all aspects of Residential Real Estate, including expertise with Buyers, Sellers, Short Sales & Negotiations, REO/Bank Owned Foreclosures, Relocation, Second Homes, Investment opportunities, Commercial Leasing and Residential Leasing. Tara bases her business on a philosophy of integrity, excellence in customer service, dedication and persistence for her clients, as well as a strong knowledge of current market trends. Tara is continually learning and growing, as the market is continually changing. Because of her honesty and hard work, most of Tara’s business has been based solely on referrals, which is the greatest compliment a Real Estate Agent can get.


Clients and colleagues will agree that Tara truly cares about people. She realizes that each client has individual needs and takes the time to understand what those needs are. Whether you are an investor looking to purchase rental properties or a family making one of the biggest investments of your life, you can count on Tara to be there for you every step of the way, providing guidance and expertise, all while treating every client as they are one of her family members or friends.


Some notable achievements in Real Estate:


  • 2006 Semi-Annual Company Wide Customer Service Award for Trend Homes.
  • 2007 Top 5 in Sales Dollar Volume Annually for Trend Homes.
  • 2007 Annual Company Wide Customer Service Award for Trend Homes. 9.9 rating.
  • 2007 Highest Mortgage Capture Rate for Trend Homes.
  • 2008 Top Gun Award, “Highest Sales Dollar Volume.”
  • 2009 Top 5 in Sales Volume Quarterly for Trend Homes.
  • 2009 to present, Multi Million Dollar Producer
  • 2013 Diamond Club Award


On a personal level, Tara has gone through a variety of unique and challenging life experience. She was married for 15 years to a world known Professional Bodybuilder. In these years she was also very involved in writing articles for muscle magazines, handling fan requests and overall managing his career, but not without a lot of trials and tribulations. She has since divorced, but the experiences and obstacles she has endured are what led to the concept of the “Empowering Women,” and how she has come full circle today to the media industry. Her hope is that she can be a beacon of hope, light, compassion and kindness for other women. She believes that women are faced with so many challenges and it is her goal to build the confidence and strength in women to know that no matter what the obstacle or situation, there is hope. Creating a world where women support other women, rather than knock them down is her greatest personal aspiration.