Welcome to Getting to Know You, a segment where our team members share a little bit about themselves through a series of rapid fire questions. 

Tara Washburn, Realtor and Broker, is a true native to the Cape Fear region and has the ideal foundation for selling and buying homes in our beautiful waterfront community. Tara’s entrepreneurial drive, background in marketing, outgoing personality, and love of all things related to homes, led her to the wonderful world of real estate. She is excited to share her passion for the Wilmington area and all that it has to offer while helping her clients find their dream homes.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received? Never Give Up.


Name a book you read that positively shaped you. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero


If you could have any three people (dead or alive) over for dinner, who would they be?

Fitness guru, Sydney Miller; celebrity real estate agent, Tracy Tutor and singer/songwriter/record producer/actress/business woman, Lady Gaga


If you had one superpower, what would it be? Why? Click my heels to arrive anywhere in 5 minutes. Who wouldn’t want this power?


What is your favorite summer activity? Boating!


Do you have any hobbies? What are they? Golf, Yoga, Dance, Fishing, Tennis, Beach, DIY projects, green thumb!


What are your best habits? I give everything my all!


If you could travel back in time, what period would you go to? The ‘80s!


What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from a failure? To get back up and do better.


Have you ever turned a failure into a win? Yes -look at me now! 


What is a talent that you have that would surprise people? I can play golf.


If you had a warning label, what would yours say? “I’m a firecracker”


When are you most inspired? Always – by life.    


What is something you strive to be good at? Selling homes!


What’s your guilty pleasure? Reese’s Thin Dark Chocolate


What do you do to relax? Sit on the beach.


How do you manage stress?

Hot Yoga and cycling; however, since Covid-19 started, the beach is the best relief.


What song would you say best sums you up?

“Don't Stop Believin'” by Journey has always been my all-time favorite song. I know what it is like to be living in a lonely world, to share moments with complete strangers and to experience events that can go on and on. I truly know that some win and some lose, but I have never stopped believing. My movie never ends.


What makes you laugh the most?

Life - from the ups and downs to the ones that have caused the gray hairs! 


What’s your favorite movie ever?

The Proposal is the movie I will pull out when I just need to laugh, laugh, laugh.


Texting or talking?

Depends on the person. I like to communicate via however the person/client feels most comfortable. 


If you would like Tara to assist you with buying or selling a home, please contact her at TaraAnn@coastalselectproperties.com.