Tara Chapman, CDRE

Location: Charleston,SC

Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert proficient in the sale of real property inFamily Law cases. I am a neutral third party with extensive knowledge, skill, training, education and experience in handling sensitive and complex real estate transactions in divorce, including domestic violence, custody issues and uncooperative spouses.

As a Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert, I graduated from an exclusive in-person master training program from the Divorce Real Estate Institute, taught by family law attorneys, mediators, judges, divorce real estate experts and divorce lending experts. I am recognized as a leader in conflict resolution and negotiation with over 21 years experience selling homes throughout the Charleston Tri-County area.


  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
    B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communications, 1993
  • Divorce Real Estate Institute
    Master Certification, Divorce Real Estate Expert 2018
  • National Association of Realtors
    Mediation Training, 2017
  • Real Estate Divorce School
    Certification, Real Estate Divorce Specialist, 2016
  • Center for Divorce Coaching
    Certification, 2016
  • South Carolina Association of Realtors
    Certified Negotiation Expert, 2013
  • Certified Distressed Property Expert, 2011
  • Real Estate License, 1997

Professional Qualifications

  • Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert
  • Certified Negotiation Expert
  • Certified Distressed Property Expert
  • Mediation Training, National Association of Realtors
  • Mediator, SC Association of Realtors
  • Mediator, Charleston Trident Association of Realtors
  • Member, Professional Standards Committee, Charleston Trident Association of Realtors
  • Member, Grievance Committee, Charleston Trident Association of Realtors
  • Member, Code Pros, Charleston Trident Association of Realtors
  • Certified Divorce Coach
  • Living Space Psychology Training
  • Completed numerous real estate courses in various subject matters including: short sales, property valuation, agency, real estate law, ethics, marketing, home staging, luxury real estate, investment real estate, 1031 tax exchanges

Awards / Recognition

  • Leadership Development Graduate, Charleston Trident Association of Realtors, 2017
  • Carolina One Gold Level Producer, 2017
  • “Go Giver” Award, Carolina One Real Estate, 2016
  • Realtor of Distinction, throughout career
  • East Cooper Top Producer, for selling homes over $2 million, 2005-06
  • Listing Agent, Coastal Living Magazine Idea House Cottage, 2009
  • “Rookie of the Year”, Prudential Carolinas Realty, 1997

Professional Memberships

  • Charleston Trident Association of Realtors
  • South Carolina Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors

Teaching Experience

  • Co-facilitator, “Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends” classes, 2014-present
  • Mentor, Men and Women in Divorce, 2014 – Present
  • Speaker, Women in Transition: Newly Single Women in the Real Estate Market, 2018
  • Speaker, Charleston Real Estate Divorce Professionals Network, 2016

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Executive Leadership Committee, Go Red For Women, American Heart Association, 2017- Present
  • Member, Women in Transition, 2017- Present
  • Volunteer, Women Build, Habitat for Humanity, 2017- Present
  • Leadership Committee, Basket Brigade, 20017-present
  • Volunteer, Thrive SC, 2016-Present
  • Member, Board of Directors, My Sister’s House, 2014-2015
  • Volunteer, Honduras Mission Trip Build Team, 2014

Articles (All articles can be found at www.tarachapman.realestate)

  • “The House: It’s Not Just a Number”, October 21, 2018
  • “The Small Home Trend”, July 12, 2018
  • “It’s More Than Just Selling Houses”, June 8, 2018
  • “A Mortgage On My Own”, April 26, 2018
  • “Transforming Your Living Space After Divorce”, April 17, 2018
  • “Single Women Lead Men in the Real Estate Market”, April 12, 2018

Family Law Professional Real Estate Services

  • Neutral Real Estate Broker Services
  • Fair Market Evaluations
  • Court-Ready Fair Market Evaluations
  • Equity Evaluations
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Complimentary Document Services
  • Title Searches
  • Legal Descriptions
  • Deeds
  • Credit Reports