Monday, August 22, 2011


Jimmy & Betsy Tarr
(413) 586-8355
The Tarrs believe that being a team means they are always available to serve their clients.  “We love what we do and it shows in our commitment to our clients”, said Betsy Tarr.

Jim & Betsy Tarr have been married for 36 years and live in Hatfield, Massachusetts.  They enjoy spending time with their 2 daughters and 3 granddaughters.  Jimmy and Betsy also enjoy cooking, gardening and taking walks with their dog, Willow.

Jimmy attended the University of Massachusetts earning a degree in Economics and Betsy attended Lesley College earning an Elementary Education degree.  After college they found themselves in Oregon working as part of a reforestation cooperative.  Later they accepted a position as project manager for a large forestry company in North Carolina. The last 20 years they have owned and operated their own catering company here in the valley.

The Tarrs have mastered the team concept while earning a reputation for honesty, integrity, hard work and dedication.  Bringing these qualities to real estate, along with their commitment for customer service and knowledge of the local markets, they make buying or selling a positive experience.

Community service is important to Jimmy and Betsy volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, Western MA Food Bank and Dakin Animal Shelter.   The Tarr’s golden retriever, Willow, is a therapy dog and they enjoy going to the Meekins Library in Williamsburg for the “Children Read to Dogs” reading program. Investing time in the local REALTOR Association of Pioneer Valley has become a consistent goal of the Tarr Team, serving on the Community Service Committee since 2009. 

After 6 years real estate, the Tarr Team now enters Award Winners to their resume.  Jimmy & Betsy have received the Bronze award from the RAPV for the last 2 years.  The list of awards continues with several from Coldwell Banker and the company.

In closing, Jimmy shared, “It gives us great satisfaction to help clients realize their dream, and guide them through the home buying or selling process as easily as possible.”  This statement was not a surprise; it is plain to see the Tarr Team enjoy helping people.  To our benefit they have acquired the tools and skills to make that happen.