With a cumulative 50 years in the business, Joan O’Meara and Team bring clients a vast wealth of experience, which benefits both buyers and sellers. The team’s depth of knowledge, proactive nature and attention to detail means satisfaction and trust from every client.
Joan O’Meara – Associate Real Estate Broker/Founder
Katherine Irwin – Real Estate Sales Person
Mary Kmetz – Associate Real Estate Broker
Nicole Paxton - Real Estate Sales Person
Thomas O’Meara – Real Estate Sales Person
Nora Fanning – Team Manager/Administrative Support
Joan O’Meara is a seasoned associate broker at Houlihan Lawrence. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Joan has established herself as a top performing agent, consistently closing 50+ transactions annually. Her expertise and commitment to her clients have earned her recognition by Real Trends, ranking her among the top agents in the nation. Joan is also one of the top ranked agents in the Rye office and the leader of the #1 team in Rye City, testaments to her success and popularity among clients.
Joan’s extensive knowledge of new construction homes, combined with her experience and market knowledge, makes her an invaluable resource for buyers and sellers alike. As a Westchester native and a mother who raised her four adult children in Rye, Joan brings a unique understanding and passion for the area to her clients. Her commitment to excellence and dedication to her clients have made her a trusted advisor and valued agent at Houlihan Lawrence.
Mary Kmetz is an experienced associate real estate broker who has been serving the Rye community since 2016. With over a decade of legal experience in both the private and public sector, Mary brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her clients. She graduated from Fordham University School of Law in 2001 and has been using her legal skills and negotiating expertise to guide buyers and sellers in their real estate transactions.
As a resident of Rye, Mary is deeply involved in the community and is poised to help newcomers to the area discover all that it has to offer, especially young families. With four children of her own attending Rye public schools, she is actively engaged in the local education system and is dedicated to supporting families as they navigate the buying and selling process. Mary is a dedicated professional who has a reputation as a trusted advisor to her clients. Her legal background, years in real estate, and passion for Rye and the surrounding area, make her an invaluable resource for those looking to buy or sell a home in the Rye area.
Katherine Irwin is an accomplished real estate professional with a strong financial background, having worked on Wall Street before transitioning to a career in real estate in 2015. She is a lifelong Westchester native and has lived in Rye for over 20 years, where she raised her two daughters with her husband. Her deep roots in the community and local knowledge, combined with her business savvy, make her an integral part of the O’Meara Team.
Working alongside her sister, Joan O’Meara, Katherine is dedicated to helping her clients achieve their real estate goals, whether it is buying their first home, downsizing, or finding the perfect rental property. Using her industry insights, responsive nature, and commitment to customer service, Kate expertly guides her clients through the buying and selling process.
Nicole Tripodi Paxton is a licensed real estate salesperson for Joan O’Meara & Team at Houlihan Lawrence, specializing in affordable senior house, rentals, multi-million dollar homes and everything in between. With a trusted reputation as a local agent and a lifelong Rye resident, she has extensive knowledge of the area and offers an extensive network of resources and support to simplify the process of buying, selling, renting, maintaining or building a home. Nicole’s large professional network of builders, attorneys, mortgage brokers and more provides invaluable insights into the most sought-after neighborhoods and the best schools.
As an ambitious and friendly realtor, Nicole is dedicated to helping her clients find a place that truly feels like home. She uses all the real estate dedicated resources available to her at HL as well as a live blog and social media updates. Her dedication to her clients and remarkable work ethics, make her an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy, sell or rent in the area. Nicole currently lives in Rye with her husband and two children.
Thomas O’Meara is a licensed real estate agent since 2012, with experience as a certified residential real estate appraiser for approximately 20 years. As a member of the O’Meara Team, he brings a more quantitative and less subjective view of value, which is useful in the pricing process. Tom collects property data from municipalities, attends home inspections, and serves as backup for showings and open houses. Additionally, he meets with contractors for or with clients and has extensive experience with the MLS.
Tom also provides support to the behind the scenes aspects of the business, many of which are necessary and time consuming. He has a keen eye for detail and is dedicated to ensuring that all aspects of a transaction run smoothly. In his personal life, Tom was a member of the FDNY for 26 years before retiring in 2016. He and his wife Joan have been Rye residents for 25 years. With his expertise in real estate appraisal and his experience working with outside vendors, Tom is an invaluable member of the O’Meara Team.
Nora Fanning is a highly experienced team manager with a strong background in research and marketing. Prior to this role, Nora worked as a senior research analyst in the television industry and an author for a marketing company, honing her skills in crafting effective messaging and meticulous work habits.
Currently Nora provides support to the team seven days a week in all aspects of the real estate process, allowing the agents to provide hands on assistance to clients. Nora is a detailed-driven team member using her research and marketing skills to complete listings, handle social media, contribute to the team’s online and printed newsletters, liaison with outside vendors such as renderers, photographers and home inspectors, and work on custom research projects for the agents.As a Westchester native and cousin of Joan and Kate, Nora has been working in the real estate field for Joan since 2007, building a reputation as a dependable and skilled team member. Nora is dedicated to providing high-quality support to her team and their clients, ensuring a seamless and successful real estate experience for all.