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“We are an innovative team, using technology to blend the boundaries of Real Estate and story telling.” – Sean Payne

In 2017 Sean Payne and Nieves DeMartini decided to formally create The Payne Real Estate Team (#HousesOfPayne) bringing nearly 30 years of Real Estate sales experience. Whether it be a luxury home, a 300 acre ranch, a classic Victorian, a modern marvel, or an entry level home, Real Estate can move at an uncomfortable pace.

We represent buyers and sellers of all types, and when the transaction is done, they’ve actually enjoyed the process. We operate as a team and not a group of individuals, with each member focusing on their strengths to make the transaction process comfortable.

Sean and Nieves are always just a phone call, text, or email away, but in the event there is an issue that needs to be addressed immediately, we have support systems in place, including a (living/breathing) client concierge, as well as an A.I. assistant (we named him “Homie”, ask for an introduction).




Client Realtor

Spending much of her life living in Marin County, then moving to Sonoma County to attend college at Sonoma State University, Lauren is well versed in the North Bay, and everything it has to offer. She has a broad knowledge of the area- which stems from real world experience; having worked and lived Marin and Sonoma County for most of her life. Her degree in Communications and Public Relations, an extensive background in customer service, and working under multiple real estate agents in both Marin and Sonoma County, gave Lauren a strong foundation for her real estate career.

She is energetic, positive, and an intuitive listener, all which her client’s benefit from. This means she not only provides the necessary understanding of different geographic regions and markets, but offers a fresh and innovative perspective as a trusted real estate advisor.

From her people focused skill set, to her North-Bay know-how, she will achieve her client’s vision.

Isaiah Chass

Client Realtor

As an avid cyclist from a young age, Isaiah competed in road, cyclocross and mountain bike racing, gaining numerous local, national and international results. His extensive training took him to all areas of Sonoma, Napa and Marin counties, giving him a love, appreciation, and most importantly, detailed knowledge of these areas. These areas included, but were not limited to, Sebastopol, Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, as well as Petaluma. His dedication to racing helped him to develop the persistence needed to pursue a goal to completion and to achieve a goal despite the many challenges that may and will arise. While practicing real estate, Isaiah is also pursuing a business degree at Sonoma State University which supports his career in real estate.

Isaiah is genuine and personable, and is known for his ability to connect with his clients and guide them through a real estate transaction. He strives every day to exceed his client’s expectations by staying ahead of market trends, quickly finding properties of interest, finding buyers of interest, as well as making the transaction process as smooth as possible for everyone. With years of experience in internet technology and research, Isaiah can utilize all of the current tools to help you have a better experience through your real estate transaction. Part of the Payne Real Estate Team, Isaiah gains from the collective knowledge shared by Sean Payne and Nieves De Martini.


Administrative Assistant

For the past 6 years, Dee has worked as a Real Estate Assistant. Her duties have included pre-marketing, marketing, property management details, escrow related details, data sourcing and entry, and customer service. As a result, she has gained vast experience in the successful management of Real Estate processes. Dee provides administrative support to The Payne Real Estate Team to ensure that both buyers and sellers have a flawless experience when working with The Payne Real Estate Team.


Web Design & Development Expert

Sohil has worked closely with the Payne Real Estate Team for 5 years developing various products within the Real Estate industry to improve the consumer experience. Sohil is responsible for the back-end development of all technology used by the Payne Real Estate Team.

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