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Denise Payne - Listing and Buyer Realtor/Sales Associate

January 7, 2017 | By Vanessa Pollock

Denise Payne 

Listing and Buyer Realtor/Sales Associate

  •  (917) 696-7289
  • Denise first met Vanessa Pollock in 2014, and was immediately inspired by her genuine passion to serve her clients, and her desire to reach out and give back to the community. Denise is thrilled to now be a part of  her team. Born and raised in Buffalo, NY (the city of good  neighbors), Denise moved to New 1990 to pursue a career in theatre. After more than ten years performing in Broadway tours across the United States, Canada, Korea, and China, Denise switched gears, and allowed her love for real estate and design to take hold. With a keen eye for detail, and a love for unique and beautiful spaces, Denise began working as an interior stylist for real estate and photo shoots throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. She has also owned and renovated numerous homes in New Jersey and Manhattan, so she knows first hand what it feels like to undertake a huge home improvement project and how truly important it is to have a good real estate agent's support and expertise when buying and selling. She loves homes, she loves this diverse yet tightly knit community, and she LOVES helping people to find the perfect home that speaks to them and suits their needs. She is extremely committed to building strong and lasting relationships with her clients. Denise resides in Maplewood with her husband and son, where they love to explore, hike, renovate and EAT.

    "My husband and I just closed on our home in Maplewood.  We are moving from Brooklyn after the birth of our son, 6 weeks ago.  Life has changed a lot for us in the last 2 months.  I was signing mortgage documents from the hospital bed!  The process went so quickly and so well even though everything hinged on us selling our Brooklyn apt.  Denise was always in touch & checking in.  Working with her was so enjoyable.  She was well informed, honest & always cheerful.  I can’t wait to move into our house & become part of the Maplewood community.  I’m sure you already know how great Denise is, but we wanted you to know we think so too! "New Maplewood Homeowners Lisa & John



    1. What town do you live in? Maplewood

    2. Where did you live before that?  NYC

    3. What brought you to SOMA?  Grass, a family-friendly community, a grill

    4. What do you do (for a living or as a serious hobby)? I help really cool neighbors move to or from the communities that i LOVE.

    5. What’s your favorite feature of your home?  The hacked IKEA bathroom vanity my husband built. It was once white and plastic, and it's now clad in walnut, brass and marble.

    6. Where do you love to go on a date night? No KIDS??? I'll go anywhere!

    7. What’s music/album are you really into these days? Does Alexa count? She's got it all!

    8. If you could have a super-power, what would it be? The POWER to end WORLD STRESS.

    9. What’s the best book you’ve read in the last 5 years? Oh the good old days of time for books. Does the Happiest Toddler on the Block count?

    10.What’s something that amazes you? Other CULTURES.

    11. Describe your family: A bunch of characters with huge hearts!

    12.  Describe your ideal day: A day at the beach with my husband and my boys.

    13. Favorite local place to eat?  SPROUT!

    14.  Who/What did you aspire to be when you were little?  An ACTRESS of course.

    15. What is your favorite store? West Elm.

    16. Mountains or Beach?  So many places have BOTH- no need to choose!

    17. Favorite movie?  Gone with the Wind

    18. What inspires you? My MOM.

    19. How would you describe your “style”? Modern Bohemian or beautiful mess.

    20. Coffee or tea?  COFFEE, so much delicious coffee.

    21. What charity are you passionate about/how do you live out “CareServeGive? The Michael J Fox Foundation, and make time to give where you live.


    Are you buying or selling a home?


    When are you planning on buying a new home?

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    When are you planning on selling your home?

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