Joan O’Meara - Team Leader/Associate Real Estate Broker
Joan has been practicing real estate in the Rye area since 1995 and has proven success with hundreds of satisfied customers. Joan has consistently been a top performing agent in Westchester in the past ten years. Joan has been ranked the #1 agent in Rye City in 5 of the past 6 years. Joan participates in over 40 transactions a year, ranging from rentals, condos/coops and single family homes, including a number of waterfront properties and new constructions. The Wall Street Journal & Real Trends' Annual Report Ranked Joan O'Meara in the Top 20% of the Top 1,000 Agents Nationwide. Joan’s hard work has earned her numerous other awards from both the MLS and Houlihan Lawrence. Joan specializes in relocation, marketing and new construction. Joan is a Westchester native and a Rye resident for 25 years. Joan and her husband Tom have four children.
O’Meara – Real Estate Salesperson/Appraiser
Tom has been a licensed real estate sales person since 2012 and a certified residential real estate appraiser for approximately 20 years. As an appraiser Tom brings invaluable skills to the O’Meara Team. He has a more quantitative, less subjective view of value which is useful in the pricing process. Tom's experience has made him well versed in collecting property data from town/city departments, measuring properties, constructing floor plans and he has considerable experience with MLS. Tom provides additional support to the behind-the-scene aspects of the business, many of which are necessary and time consuming. Examples are: collecting property information from the municipalities, inspections, meeting with contractors for or with clients, and he provides back up for showings when needed. Tom has been a Rye resident for 25 years and was a member of the FDNY for 26 years before retiring in 2016.
Irwin – Real Estate Salesperson
As a newly licensed realtor and member to the O’Meara Team, Kate offers additional and valued support to Joan. Kate enjoyed a long and successful career in finance, retiring from Cantor Fitzgerald in 1997, to raise her family, Kate will work alongside Joan assisting in all aspects of the business. Kate brings a fresh view to the business as well a vast knowledge of Rye and the surrounding areas which greatly benefits both buyers and sellers. Katherine Irwin has been a Westchester resident for most of her life. Kate grew up in New Rochelle, with her sister Joan, and has lived in Rye for the last 15 years. Kate and her husband Vince have two teenage girls.
Mary Kmetz – Associate Real Estate Broker
As the newest member to the O’Meara Team, Mary offers a new perspective. After graduating of Fordham University School of Law in 2001, Mary worked in both the private law sector and the public interest field before taking a leave to raise her four young children in Rye. Mary has a wealth of knowledge of the needs of young families as they navigate the real estate market. Additionally, Mary will work as a member of the team assisting in all phases of the business from the purchase of the home to guiding families in answering questions on the schools and all the all of the wonderful things Rye has to offer. Having children in the Rye public schools and at the nursery school level, as well as her involvement in the School's Teacher Parent Organizations, Mary's personal experiences have provided her with an array of knowledge of what draws people to the Rye area.
Nora Fanning - Team
Nora has worked with Joan since 2009 as full time administrative assistant. Nora handles the business servicing tasks allowing Joan and the team to be focus primarily on clients’ needs outside the office. Nora’s work background in research and marketing provides the team with valuable tools for studying market trends and data. Nora is responsible for preparing listings, coordinating photography and inspections, managing client information/database, managing and updating websites, Joan’s blog and other social media. As Joan’s cousin, Nora has an unmatched devotion to the success of this team. Nora is Westchester native and a former Rye resident. Nora and her husband Michael have three teenage children.
Anderson - Marketing Director
A satisfied repeat client of Joan’s (as Buyer and then Seller), Cheryl enthusiastically teamed up with Joan to generate professional marketing materials to reinforce her brand’s visibility in the community, maximize property exposure and maintain current advertising. A Westchester native and former Rye resident, Cheryl has partnered with Joan — a real estate expert she truly believes in — for 14 years.