About

UTAH’S BOUTIQUE BROKERAGE

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 | Tara@ParasRealEstate.com

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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!


Jessie Anderson | Realtor® & Office Manager

801-673-8240 | Jessie@ParasRealEstate.com

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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!


Aaron Sauvage | Realtor®

435-655-1295 | Aaron@ParasRealEstate.com

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.


Whitney Stephens | Realtor®

801-440-7850 I Whitney@ParasRealEstate.com 

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As the parents of five children, Quin and Whitney bring a unique perspective to the Paras Real Estate team. They understand that life can get chaotic (especially when you’re buying or selling your home), but this dynamic duo work together to accommodate clients busy and unique schedules.

Whitney and Quin understand 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 master suite - is a consideration for a young family. That said, they remember what it was like to be single, newlyweds, and just starting a family. They also can imagine what kind of property they will look for when their children are grown and on their own. Whatever your season of life, Quin and Whitney are 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.

Quin has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, a Masters of Business Administration Degree with emphasis in accounting and finance, and a Juris Doctorate degree, all from the University of Utah.  Quin works full-time as a corporate litigation attorney and moonlights as Whitney’s assistant.  Whitney and Quin are both very excited to be a part of the Paras Real Estate team!


Cindi Opdycke | Realtor®

801-638-8824 | cindi@parasrealestate.com

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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!


Kierstin Pierce | Realtor®

801-809-6610 | kierstin@parasrealestate.com

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Kierstin is a Utah native and loves living here! She has been in the customer service industry for over 20 years, so she loves working with people and helping them figure out what they need and want. Her goal is always 100% satisfaction. As a hair stylist for many years, Kierstin loves the personal aspect of working in real estate and believes buying a home is one of the most personal interactions a person makes!

Cheerful and direct, you'll enjoy spending time with Kierstin. She will always give you expert and honest real estate advice. Her warm and fun personality will make your house-hunting experience pleasurable! A careful and perceptive listener, she will help you fine-tune your needs, so your shopping will be focused and efficient.

When Kierstin's not working, she loves redecorating, refinishing furniture, tinkering with her many house plants, and most of all spending time with her family. She's a wife and a mother of a rambunctious 3-year-old named Lewie. She also has a dog and two cats she loves dearly.

Kierstin also likes to travel and see the world as much as possible. She has been to six different countries and spent a month in the Italian Alps. She prefers to seek out the locals' favorites to fully immerse herself in the culture. When she's at home in Utah, she's a big supporter of local businesses and knows of a lot of hidden gems in the city. Definitely, take advantage of her expert knowledge--she's a great resource!


Gabriela Cordova | Realtor®

435-659-4281 | gabriela@parasrealestate.com

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!


Heather Peters | Realtor®

801-694-4418 | heather@parasrealestate.com

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.


Kate Hoflich | Realtor®

253-241-6297 | kate@parasrealestate.com

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.


Mishay DeCort | Realtor®

801-598-1851 | mishay@parasrealestate.com

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.


Richard Huntsman | Realtor®

801-913-5238 | richhuntsman@gmail.com

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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.


Brock Miskin | Realtor®

801-209-8330 | bwmiskin@gmail.com

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Brock has been a Utah resident and outdoor enthusiast for over thirty years. Brock pours his passion for the outdoors and local community into his work in the hospitality and real estate industries. He is a very detail oriented, attentive, and customer service based real estate agent. Let him welcome you to Salt Lake City.”

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