Tara L. Christianson
A long-time advocate and early adopter of online technology, Tara has been especially interested in the possibilities of the online world since focusing in Internet law at the DePaul University College of Law. Using her negotiation skills and contract knowledge seemed a perfect fit for a transition into real estate, and for several years Tara balanced her time as a full-time real estate agent covering 5 different counties in Northern Virginia as well as Washington DC with training fellow agents and brokers in technology.
The time came, however, when Tara had to choose between those two loves, and she chose technology. Accepting a position with Century 21 Redwood Realty as their Training and Technology Director allowed her to more fully explore her passion. From there, Tara has expanded her repertoire to help individuals and companies outside of the United States, and outside of the real estate world.
Now, Tara consults, writes, trains and speaks in both on- and offline forums, while relentlessly pursuing the best strategies for individuals and companies in utilizing technology to its best benefit.
Edward Berenbaum graduated from Penn State University in 1997 and immediately moved to Northern Virginia and began his career in Real Estate. He worked with Richmond American Homes as a top producing New Homes Sales Agent and eventually as Divisional Sales Manager from 1997 through May of 2001. His career with Richmond American taught Edward two important things; He learned that he loved Real Estate and that the Real Estate market was ripe for innovation.
After taking a year and a half to backpack around the world, Edward returned to the DC area and founded Redwood Realty in November of 2002. In 2006, Redwood Realty affiliated with Century 21 and now does business as Century 21 Redwood Realty. Through aggressive marketing, hard work and the help of two extremely understanding business partners, Redwood Realty has multiplied itself many times and now has eight offices and 80+ agents generating more than $280 Million worth of annual Real Estate transactions.
Edward currently acts as Century 21 Redwood Realty’s Principal Broker for Washington, DC & Maryland, Managing Broker for the Arlington Office and Director of Marketing. He resides in Arlington, VA with his lovely wife Jennifer, beautiful & bright daughter Maggie, handsome & witty son Isaac, and their two dogs. When he is not practicing Real Estate, Edward loves to hike, ski, cheer the Steelers and listen to live music.