Having an impressive technical background, Tamara McDonald possesses a unique mix of experience that has given her many valuable capabilities critical to real estate success. In addition to being incredibly tenacious, creative and professional, she boasts superior analytical skills – a quality that’s not easy to find in real estate representation. Because she’s able to utilize knowledge and fact to navigate today’s ever-changing marketplace, she gives both buyers and sellers a marked advantage in accomplishing their goals – no matter how large or small.
Tamara is a UCLA graduate who worked for many years as an electrical engineer in the aerospace industry. In the early 1990s, she moved into commercial enterprises, specializing in software. She then found herself on the ground level of the dot-com explosion, working for major corporate internet initiatives as a software engineer. When she picked up real estate as a second career five years ago, she found a profession that she not only excels at, but truly enjoys. Currently, she works with her mother Rita Kurtz, who is a fixture in the local luxury marketplace with more than 30 years of experience.
Backed by the area’s strongest independent luxury real estate brokerage, Surterre Properties®, Tamara has access to a variety of amenities not found at any other firm. An award-winning in-house design and advertising studio, the affiliation of more than 220 of the area’s most trusted and accomplished agents and brokers, as well as the industry’s most recent advances in technology are just a few elements that set Surterre in a class above its competition. Focusing on outstanding personal client service, Tamara and Surterre form an unbeatable team that’s determined to facilitate the most lucrative and professional real estate experiences for each and every client.
A Member of the Newport Beach Association of Realtors, Tamara has lived in Irvine for the last decade, while her family has been part of the greater Newport Beach community for more than 30 years.