Tamara Marotta wandered into Real Estate due to her innate curiosity and sheer ability to find the story. Having worked for years as a writer and entertainer, disparate talents brought her into a business that bundled a skill set into a successful Real Estate career. Tamara is naturally a listener, a talent that makes her a nuanced negotiator. She understands people’s needs and can size up situations. She has the ability to solve problems before they manifest. But these skills alone are not sufficient. You also need what Tamara believes is essential “Boots on the Ground.” Tamara is well known in her beloved Harlem market. Her recent record breaking sale of $5,100,000 for a townhouse on Hamilton Terrace, broke her previous record breaking sale in 2016. The ability to break her own records and brings attention to an area that she has long called home. Her belief in and respect for her market has resulted in a drive that has helped shape the current uptown market. Having sold over 75 townhouses and small buildings in Harlem, Tamara has the knack of digging deep into her niche and an ability to quickly grasp the ebb and flow of the market. Her long list of clients attests to her abilities. It all began in January of 2001 when Tamara and her husband moved from NOLITA to Hamilton Heights, the fabled neighborhood of artists. She and her husband still performed a comedy and magic act and they were happy to see the art world alive and well uptown. Tamara is also a published writer so she naturally sought out historical sites and took a general interest in the “goings on.” She found herself showing friends around her new neighborhood and her friends were interested in buying property. Hum, don’t some people make a living showing properties to buyers? And the rest is history. She started with a small broker/investor in 2003. Learning real estate through the eyes of an investor gave Tamara keen insights into the market, and an everlasting ability to understand the deal. Within a month, she acquired listings for townhouses and began selling them. She began setting new records for price and volume every year. In the early days, she always traveled with a flash light, a hard hat and wore heavy boots. Part archaeologist, part explorer of historic properties, she got to know an interesting and dynamic community from the ground up.