Lauren Johnson, community sales manager at Payne Family Homes’ Bordeaux Condominiums in St. Peters, has been named Rookie of the Year in the competition sponsored by the Home Builders Association of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri’s Sales & Marketing Council.
The prestigious annual award selects the top rookie new home salesperson based on sales numbers, as well as challenges, community involvement and personal sales attributes. From July 2009-June 2010, Johnson was responsible for selling 36 homes, with a dollar volume of $4,067,500.
Johnson also has been honored previously by the HBA, including earning its Sales & Marketing Council’s Seven Figure Award for New Home Sales and its New Home Top Sales Performance Awards of the Month for both units and dollars sold.
Johnson came to Payne Family Homes from McBride & Son, where she was a top salesperson and where she also earned the company’s Strategic Communications and Marketing Excellence Award. Prior to that, Johnson was a real estate agent at Keller Williams Realty.
A resident of O’Fallon, Johnson is active in the Delta Gamma Alumni Association, where she is vice president Foundation and oversees the Delta Gamma Center for Visually Impaired Children. She also is a member of the Gateway Interactive Marketing Association and the Public Relations Society of America, and has been involved in the current Amendment 3 campaign.
A graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a B.A. degree in communications and history, Johnson received her M.A. degree in communications from Webster University.
According to Ed Lott, Payne Family Homes Vice President of Sales & Marketing, “We are tremendously fortunate to have an exceptional talent like Lauren Johnson on our sales team. Her sales figures are a definite testament to her success. However, perhaps most important is her ability to relate to our customers and to make their new home buying experience as exciting and streamlined as possible. We consistently get rave reviews about Lauren’s enthusiasm and helpfulness from our buyers.”
Payne Family Homes has eight well-located communities in St. Charles and St. Louis Counties. Neighborhoods include Bordeaux Condominiums, Tuscany, The Pointe at Heritage Landing, The Enclave at Heritage, The Meadows at Ohmes Farm, The Townes at Belleau Creek, Bella Vista and Ashton Woods. All Payne Family Homes neighborhoods are served by an AAA-rated school district and most are located in one of Money Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Live in America.” For information, call 314-417-1218, or visit the ‘Contact Us’ page at www.paynefamilyhomes.com.