Meet the Team: Joanna Payne
We are thrilled to welcome our newest team member, Joanna Payne as our Real Estate Operations Manager. With years of experience, she will be an asset to our office, realtors, and clients for years to come. She will be our go-to person for clerical and administrative tasks while also being part of our hands-on and collaborative team meetings and plans.
We want you to get to know Joanna a bit more. So here are some interesting details we thought you should know.
What does an Operations Manager role entail with Maura Allard and Company?
An operations manager is responsible for supporting the day-to-day functions and assisting the manager and other team members with tasks to ensure the company functions efficiently.
Tell us a bit about your background.
Joanna has a long and prosperous history in operations.
She says, “I started working in an office setting when I was 13-years-old for my family’s business. I had an amazing mentor who taught me the ins and outs of how to manage and run an office, as well as all the best bookkeeping practices. I have always worked in some capacity as an assistant. I enjoy working with people and helping others.”
We couldn’t think of better experience to have around our clients and team.
Why were you drawn to the real estate industry?
The real estate industry is one of the most complex, yet prosperous markets in the world. Filled with people of different backgrounds, styles, and goals, there is so much to discover through a career in the field.
When asked why Joanna decided on the real estate industry, there is one word to describe it: intrigue.
She says, “Before I even worked in real estate, I always enjoyed researching the market or looking up a house that had a “For Sale” sign out front to see what it looked like inside. I liked to see a fixer-upper and imagine the possibilities or see an antique home and dive into all of its character.”
Being part of the real estate industry is to be part of a life-changing season in a person’s life. Joanna agrees and says, “When I started working in a real estate office, I enjoyed being a part of one of the biggest and most exciting transactions of a client’s life!”
Why did you decide to work with Maura?
Although Joanna has been working as an assistant for years, she found something special in Maura when she decided to look for a new job. So what made her make the switch? For her, it was simple. She says, “I really like Maura’s positive energy. She seems eager and excited for new possibilities, and I feel like I can learn a lot from her.”
To us, there may be nothing better than working in a space where you can share your skills and abilities while learning new and exciting things from others around you.
What does your dream home look like?
When we ask our clients what they’d love most in their dream home, we are often given a list of their must-haves that can, sometimes, fill an entire page (or two!). From the number of bedrooms and ideal square footage to location and features, there are so many things that they want to see come to fruition in their next real estate purchase. Rightfully so!
On the other hand, Joanna keeps it simple when she imagines her dream home. She simply states, “my dream home would be rustic, warm, cozy, and inviting!” Of course, we couldn’t think of anything more New England than that!
Give us 3 random fun facts about you.
We love to share fun and interesting facts about the people on our team. Here are three fun facts about Joanna:
- She loves the snow and looks forward to a good snowstorm!
- She likes to cook.
- She can always be found listening to music and especially enjoys the 80’s.
We are so excited to welcome Joanna to our team. If you would like to learn more about Joanna, or other team members in the Massachusetts or New Hampshire market, contact us to set up a consultation today. We can’t wait to hear from you and help you turn your home dreams into reality.