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Paras Real Estate is a boutique brokerage serving the Salt Lake City area and surrounding counties. Founded in June 2016 by Tara Paras, this unique brokerage is doing great things with plans for many more!

Our agents are the best in the business, and they’re committed to you. No matter where you are in the process, they’ll guide you every step of the way.

Our motto: "The only way to do great work is to love what you do." We love what we do, and we’ll do great work for you!

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Tara Paras | Principal Broker & CEO, Realtor®

801-560-0176 |

As the Owner and Principal Broker at Paras Real Estate, Tara Paras is exactly the person you want to work with as you navigate the Real Estate World.  Her genuine concern for other people shines through in every deal she makes.  As a Professional, you know you’ll get the best deal possible with the least amount of hassle.  As a person, you’ll get a Broker who listens, takes note, and goes above and beyond to meet your needs.

Tara is also the heart and soul behind Paras Real Estate.  She’s had a love for finance and investment since college, which led her to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Utah.  For twelve years now, she’s been working the Real Estate Market, dedicating her career to finding out exactly what her clients want and need, and helping them acquire it.

Over the years, Tara has honed her craft to a fine-tuned expertise. She has a great love of the world of Real Estate Investment especially, having invested in various properties personally in addition to helping others professionally.  Her natural business acumen combined with her easy-going attitude and interest in her clients makes her one of the best in the business.  These attributes have put her in high demand, so it’s no surprise that when Tara decided to open her Boutique Firm in June of 2016, her business took off.

As an extrovert, Tara is both energizing to and energized by other people. Her bubbly personality sets people at ease immediately.  Although she loves to travel all over, when it comes to the Real Estate Business, Tara likes to stick fairly close to her hometown.  Raised in Salt Lake City, she loves to help her fellow Utahns find the homes and properties of their dreams.  Focusing on Salt Lake County and Summit County, she’s helped hundreds of satisfied customers with Buying, Selling, and Investing in Utah Real Estate.  Be the next satisfied client.  Contact Tara today!

Whitney Stephens | Associate Broker | Operations Broker

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As a dedicated wife and parent of five children, Whitney brings a unique perspective to the Paras Real Estate team. She understands that life can get chaotic (especially when you’re buying or selling your home), but this dynamic woman works hard to accommodate clients' busy and unique schedules.

Whitney understands that few decisions in your life are as important as buying or selling your home. Everything - from what school your child will attend, to how far the baby’s bedroom is from the primary suite - is a consideration for a young family. That said she remembers what it was like when her and her husband were single, newlyweds, and just starting a family. She also can imagine what kind of property she will look for when her children are grown and on their own. Whatever your season of life, Whitney is committed and happy to help you realize your home dreams.

Whitney has a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Utah State University and loves everything about real estate. Whether it be new construction, established neighborhoods, fixer-uppers, interior design, or any other aspect of real estate, Whitney is interested, engaged, and knowledgeable. Whitney is very excited to be a part of the Paras Real Estate team!


Cindi Opdycke | Realtor®

801-638-8824 |

Cindi Opdycke joined the Paras Team in 2018. Cindi is a Utah native with a lifetime of knowledge on the Wasatch Front. You can benefit from her expertise in all your real estate endeavors!

After earning her bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Utah, she relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina, where she worked in advertising and marketing. After 10 years living in the South, she and her family returned home and settled in Utah. She loves it more than ever.

Cindi enjoyed living near the ocean, but her heart has always belonged to the mountains. She loves hiking, skiing, canyoneering, and running. She's also a PADI divemaster and loves to travel and cook. Her husband shares her love for travel, and she's traveled to almost 40 countries.

Cindi understands what it's like to be in her clients' shoes. Relocating several times, buying and selling her own properties, has taught her about the client journey, its challenges, and the best ways to improve it.

Cindi's a joy to talk to and work with, and she's a great listener. She'll focus on your needs and work hard to meet them. Her favorite part of the job is contributing to her client's success. When they get what they want, so does she!

Heather Peters | Realtor®

801-694-4418 |

Heather enjoys working with and meeting new people. Her easy-going attitude and friendly disposition make her a natural for working in the real estate environment. She has always loved researching homes and interior design work. Heather also has a knack for knowing which homes are hidden gems that can be exposed with a keen eye and vision, providing options and opportunity to many buyers. She also knows from first-hand experience the stress and joy of buying, selling, and building a new home.

Heather was born and raised in the Sugarhouse area in Salt Lake and loves supporting locally owned businesses. As a military spouse and mother of teenage and young adult children, she understands the importance of family and community, and the rewards and challenges that come with these. She also understands the continual changes and phases of life. Her B.S. degree in Consumer Studies from the University of Utah helps bring appreciation for these.

In her free time, you can find her exercising with friends, baking, hiking, or spending time in the beautiful outdoors of Utah.

Gabriela Cordova | Realtor®

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Gabriela Cordova was born and raised in Northern Patagonia, Chile. Though she grew up in a small town, it was always humming with tourists. Surrounded by mountains and visitors, she loved the opportunity to meet many people from many different cultures and countries. The love of connecting with people remains one of her passions today.

Gaby moved to Park City, Utah, fifteen years ago. She initially moved to improve her language skills, but, loving living in Utah, she decided to make it her permanent home! Gaby loves the opportunity a career in real estate gives her to continue to connect with and help many people. Her first language being Spanish, she also speaks fluent English and loves the ability to help people in both languages! Gaby understands the struggles of living in a foreign country and big, life changing moves, which gives her insight and compassion to clients during their home buying and selling process!

Mishay DeCort | Realtor®

801-598-1851 |

Mishay DeCort is living her dream of helping clients confidently navigate the world of real estate. The diverse nature of the Salt Lake valley and her love of the home buying process led her to a career as a realtor. She considers it a privilege to assist clients in buying and selling what is most likely one of the biggest investments in their life. Leveraging her knowledge of the Wasatch front, she aims to deliver a personalized and professional experience to each client.

Mishay believes that buying and selling real estate is an intimate process, that requires a degree of interpersonal intelligence and a high level of knowledge and know-how to be able to effectively and confidently work to acquire the best outcome for her clients. She looks forward to each and every opportunity she is given.

Mishay is a Salt Lake native. She grew up in Holladay and now lives in Cottonwood Heights with her husband and three children. She graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Mass Communication but has found her true passion is in real estate. When not working Mishay spends her time traveling with family and friends, doing home projects, and fostering her creativity through writing.

Kate Hoflich | Realtor®

253-241-6297 |

Kate Hoflich is a Utah native and has a deep love for the Salt Lake area. She grew up snowboarding competitively, hiking and camping, and doing a ton of dance and gymnastics. Then she traveled and moved around the country and the world for 20 years working as a professional dancer, aerialist and circus performer, before returning to her hometown.

Kate has lived in Tacoma, Washington, Paris, France, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, Boston, Vermont, and Portland, Oregon. She became involved in the Real Estate industry through working as the co-founder and lead designer for Tardigrade Builders, a residential real estate developer that specializes in flipping houses and building new residential construction. Through her 6 years of experience in Real Estate Development she has deepened her knowledge and expertise in home design, staging, and investing in real estate projects.

She’s been a client through many real estate transactions with many different Real Estate
Agents. This has given her a true appreciation for what makes a good experience for home buyers and sellers, which she applies to her client relationships. As a professional artist in her other life, Kate brings her creativity, design sense, and attention to detail to her work as a Real Estate Agent. She is an excellent communicator, an empathetic person, and truly cares to make your experience as stress-free as possible. She knows how much dedication and focus is required to create a smooth experience, and she can’t wait help you through your home buying or selling process.

Outside of work, Kate is a wife and a mother to two young, soccer-obsessed boys and two adorable fetch-obsessed dogs. She is an active volunteer in her kids’ schools, a lover of the mountains, and a patron of the arts. If you want to know what interesting performances or
exhibitions are going on around town, ask Kate. She is loving being in Utah again and taking advantage of all it has to offer.

Maria Chavez | Realtor®

Prior to working in real estate, Maria started her career in recruiting physicians internationally to remote areas in Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean for temporary locum tenens assignments. Later, she shifted her career to work as an Executive Recruiter supporting private equity and venture capital backed startup companies.
Maria graduated from University of Utah with a BA in Mass Communication, Broadcast Journalism. She completed 2 internships during that time; one for FOX 13 News, Salt Lake City and KGW, NBC affiliate in Portland, Oregon. Following graduation, she bought a one-way ticket to Santiago, Chile and lived and worked abroad for 2 years teaching English to Chilean business men and woman.

Today she lives in Salt Lake City, Liberty Wells area and stays busy with her husband, their two children, 2 dogs and 1 cat. She is committed to supporting her kid’s sports and loves to entertain friends and family, golf, and catch any live music she can. Her biggest passion these days, is to renovate her old Victorian home and any project around interior design. She loves the sugarhouse community, access to great restaurants within walking distance and charming small businesses this area brings.

Bobbie Benegas | Realtor®

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Meet Bobbie, your dedicated and passionate real estate professional. With a commitment to excellence and a keen understanding of the local market, Bobbie will lead you through the journey of buying or selling you home.

Bobbie has worked one on one with clients for most of her career, it started with coaching soccer, then gym and personal training and has flowered into real estate! Bobbie considers it a privilege, in helping countless clients achieve their property goals. Her expertise extends to a wide variety of clients but she loves helping first time home buyers the most.

A core value for Bobbie is building lasting relationships based on trust, transparency, and exceptional service. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, a seasoned investor, or looking to sell your property, her goal is to make the process smooth and stress-free.

Bobbie moved from the Denver area to Salt Lake City to attend the University of Utah in 2000, she fell in love with the easy access to the outdoors and the unique and charming neighborhoods that makeup the city.

Beyond real estate, you will find Bobbie on the trails, biking or running and in the winter months teaching ski lessons at Deer Valley.

If you want a hard working, persistent agent with impeccable follow through you have found your agent!


Richard Huntsman | Realtor®

801-913-5238 |

As an agent specializing in Real Estate investments, Rich knows first hand the intricacies and benefits of income generating property through his personal experience. Rich has been buying, rehabilitating and managing multi unit properties in Salt Lake for nearly a decade with an excellent track record in finding undervalued investment properties and turning that Real Estate into income vehicles with excellent cap rates.

He is always eager to share his knowledge on rates of return, tax benefits, the rental process and market and most importantly how income producing real estate can change your life for the better! There is no better time to diversify your portfolio than now. Prior to becoming an agent, Rich spent ten years in sales management working in the software industry and has a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Puget Sound. When Rich isn’t researching properties, helping clients, collecting rent or tearing down walls he can usually be found enjoying time in the great outdoors or chasing around his son Walker.

Aaron Sauvage | Realtor®

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Aaron Sauvage’s professional background is wildly diverse, but work as a producer, stuntman, and subcontractor all contribute to a knowledgeable realtor with a unique skill set. 

Aaron wore many hats at the action-sports show Nitro Circus, where he served as creative consultant, producer, host, and stunt performer. From beginning to end—conception and strategy to hosting and performing—he had to be creative and committed. He had to see the whole picture and build all its working parts. 

As a subcontractor and carpenter, Aaron applied the same passion and ability to visualize complete projects. He learned all the essentials that make a great house, from foundation and framing to a perfectly aligned backsplash. As a realtor, this thoroughness and big-picture vision mean you’ll find the home that fits your needs and lifestyle, and he’ll walk you through the process with useful insight at every step.

Jessie Anderson | Realtor®

801-673-8240 |

Jessie Anderson brings natural energy to Paras Real Estate that you’ll be hard-pressed to find at another firm. With a decade’s experience in Real Estate, she is a skilled and knowledgeable Agent who works hard doing whatever is needed to make Paras Real Estate run smoothly and successfully.  As the Office Manager as well, she’s a natural complement to the other Agents and Brokers, with a personable way of connecting with clients that inspires trust and confidence in her abilities.

As a child, Jessie moved around a lot. She was an Army brat, and she knows exactly what it’s like to move from place to place. This life experience aids her in the job, allowing her to empathize with clients, knowing the importance of finding just the right new place, and the stress of finding a buyer for the old one. Her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Westminster College was a perfect foundation for a career in Real Estate, which is why she specializes in buying and selling.

Jessie believes Salt Lake City is one of the most beautiful places in the world, which is why, after all of her travels, she chose to call the area home.  An avid outdoorswoman and exercise enthusiast, she gets to enjoy all that natural beauty as often as she can.  Whether biking, hiking, running or snowboarding, Jessie is always on the go.  This appreciation for the aesthetic around her helps in her work as well, and she’s become known as an Agent who has a natural ability for visualizing and brainstorming with clients to bring out the potential in any space.

In keeping with the company culture at Paras Real Estate, Jessie shares with her coworkers a genuine love of people.  When you choose to work with her, you’re choosing a professional who cares.  If you’re buying a property or selling, Jessie is the person for you.  Give her a call today!