Our Broker, Joy Burns-Donovan, is a native of the Greenville/Spartanburg area. Although she enjoyed her many years as a court stenographer, she realized her true passion was real estate, and ventured into a new career in 2008. She began “flipping” houses and then became a landlord. By 2012, she was a full-time Realtor and in 2016, opened Burns Realty Group. In less than three years, Burns Realty Group has grown to a multi-million dollar company, reaching 13 million in 2017.
Joy enjoys traveling in her spare time, and is an avid animal lover, working diligently with local rescues.
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Oscar Perez was born in Caracas, Venezuela where he spent his childhood longing to become a Major League Baseball player. At a young age of 16, his dream came true, he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox. He spent many years with the Red Sox pursuing his dream, and after a knee injury, was sent to our local Greenville Drive organization during his rehabilitation where he met his fiancé, Dr. Katie Gizzi. After his baseball career ended, they returned to Greenville to begin the next phase of his life.
Oscar has become involved in revitalizing homes in the Greenville area and joins us with his desire to help people fulfill their dreams of owning a home. His bi-lingual skills allow him to assist Spanish-speaking people, as well.
In his spare time, Oscar enjoys traveling, and training kids in enhancing their baseball skills, and following their dreams.
Donna traveled the world with her USAF family. At 18, she joined the Air Force herself and served for eight years. In 1985 she returned to her roots in Greenville. She is now married with three grown children and two grandchildren. After 29 years working at General Electric, she's on the edge of retirement. Her realtor license is the start of a new adventure: assisting people to find homes that fit their budgets and lifestyles!
Amanda Bailey was born and raised in Spartanburg county. She has spent most of her adult life working in the medical field and the last 10 years as the clinical staff supervisor at a small private practice. She hopes to one day live near the coast which is what pushed her to bring her dream of becoming a real estate agent to reality.
Amanda and her husband, Josh, have two sons and they enjoy hiking, camping, concerts, music festivals, trips to the beach, mini farming and anything outdoors!
Amanda is eager and ready to help you sell or find your new home.
Miles Maiden was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. After joining the Navy and serving nine years as an Engineer, he embarked on a career with GE as a Quality Engineer and relocated to Greenville, SC, to spend more quality time with his family. After a few short years in Greenville, he realized it would become home. Miles enjoys sporting events, hiking, fishing, and anything outdoors with his three beautiful children.
As a result of a military background, Miles has a passion to serve others with much attention to detail, perfection, and professionalism. In 2018, he decided to pursue a career in Real Estate, while finishing his MBA through University of Arizona.
Miles joined Burns Realty Group in 2020 and was top sales agent. He truly understands his clients' wants and needs, and would love the opportunity to help you and your family with your next Real Estate transaction.