Congratulations to our Affiliate of the Month, Jane Barriault of Market Street Settlement Group!
We asked Jane to share some details about herself and this is what she had to say:
I live on the West End of the Portland Peninsula with my fiancé, Ted Wandishin, where we have the pleasure and excitement of renovating our 1883 John Calvin Stevens Victorian. We share our home with our five – yes, five – exotic cats with whom I am incredibly in love – or obsessed – same thing, I think. I officially earned my Crazy Cat Lady degree after traveling last spring to Riga, Latvia to bring home the two most recent family additions. We also love to dine out and to experience all of our city’s incredible foodie places – and feel extraordinarily lucky to be able to walk to most of them! My favorite is generally anything Asian cuisine – and the Grill Room is always tops with food, friends and atmosphere. I’m a passionate gardener, love photography, golf and travel. Aviation is a fun hobby – and as a private pilot living so close to the airport, watching plane pass by on the landing approach each day never gets old.
I’m a native Mainer – having grown up in Rumford, then on to Bates for undergrad, Husson College in Portland for a Master’s in Business prior to attending Maine Law. I’ve been a licensed Maine attorney since 1999 – after working in the financial industry for several years. I’m the youngest of five sisters – and very appreciative of the role models that they were and still are to me.
I joined Market Street in 2010 after practicing privately & absolutely love working in the real estate title business. I take pride in serving our customers – Real Estate Agents and Loan officers – making certain to keep strong relationships as a top priority. I always strive to keep calm in what can be a very stressful and hectic environment. One of Market Street’s messages that I share in every email is that we “Keep Calm & Close On.” To successfully do that, both teamwork and communication are huge- whether at the beginning to explain what the process will be to new customers, in addressing and correcting title issues, or at the closing table, it’s vital to keep all involved and informed. I am thankful to be part of a team at Market Street that succeeds in both service and communication.
Also important is to Always Be Empathetic – never forget what is at stake for the people who have just packed up all of their belongings and are moving – whether in or out – it’s a very big deal. Whether a first home, downsizing, relocating, etc, this is a major life change for all of the families that we get to work with daily as our profession.
I love being a part of the Greater Portland Board of REALTORS® as an affiliate member – with so much opportunity for meeting people and building relationships that form the foundation of our business. There are so many ways to get involved – committees, attending and/or sponsoring events, community activities, etc. I would encourage more affiliates to engage and participate. It’s not just business – it’s Fun!
Jane’s contact info:
Portland, ME 04103