Sales Agent, Missouri License (12 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Foreclosure

Ratings & Reviews

We recently relocated to another state. The relocation company sent Denise and only one other realtor for us to choose from, and we chose her. We listened to her talk about the value of our home and how much more it should sell for, and quickly. We heard her talk about her staging, which was important to us since the house would be empty. We were impressed as she talked about her "team" and how they would all be working for us. We were concerned about selling a home over the holidays, and were quickly assured that there was plenty of business in our area over the holidays. We finally closed on our house on the day Denise's contract expired. Selling price was $40,000 less than what she listed it for, based on her knowledge of the area and what the market was like. And it was our next-door neighbors who found the buyer for us, not our realtor. It took two months and a call to the office manager to be added to an email alert list for when our house was being shown. It took just as long to "stage" the house. At first, two couches and two teacups were the extent of it. Not what we expected, and not worthwhile. It's been three weeks since the closing, and we haven't heard a thing from her. No "thank you" for your business as she cashed her commission check, no congratulations. Denise Payne has done nothing to make me want to recommend her services to anyone.

  

05/19/2015 - kmrubies
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Columbia, MO.

We recently relocated to another state. The relocation company sent Denise and only one other realtor for us to choose from, and we chose her. We listened to her talk about the value of our home and how much more it should sell for, and quickly. We heard her talk about her staging, which was important to us since the house would be empty. We were impressed as she talked about her "team" and how they would all be working for us. We were concerned about selling a home over the holidays, and were quickly assured that there was plenty of business in our area over the holidays. We finally closed on our house on the day Denise's contract expired. Selling price was $40,000 less than what she listed it for, based on her knowledge of the area and what the market was like. And it was our next-door neighbors who found the buyer for us, not our realtor. It took two months and a call to the office manager to be added to an email alert list for when our house was being shown. It took just as long to "stage" the house. At first, two couches and two teacups were the extent of it. Not what we expected, and not worthwhile. It's been three weeks since the closing, and we haven't heard a thing from her. No "thank you" for your business as she cashed her commission check, no congratulations. Denise Payne has done nothing to make me want to recommend her services to anyone.

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05/05/2015 - PGeorge2
Sold a home in 2015 in Hinton, MO 65202.

I had my house on the market for months with 0 offers before switching realtors to Denise. Within 2 weeks of listing it with her, we had to choose between 3 offers, and we ended up taking a full price offer. I will highly recommend Denise any and every time someone has questions with real estate!

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11/09/2014 - vrorvig
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Columbia, MO.

Denise was very professional during the short time she worked with to sell our home. She communicated very well to make sure that I understood the process of selling a home as well as the steps needed to prepare the house for buyers. Denise has a calming demeanor that allows you to relax and not worry about the details of selling. She worked quietly behind the scene and contacting me only when absolutely necessary to share information. At the same time, whenever I called, emailed or would text her, she was very quick to respond. Our home sold during the first open house because of Denise's commitment to work with the buyer to make it happen. She also took care of all inspection needs prior to closing. She then spent hours showing me homes to help me make a decision on whether to buy a home or lot after selling. Again, she displayed such patience and a caring personality to make sure I was taken care of and to help me make a smart decision. I would highly recommend Denise as a realtor! She puts her clients needs first!

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Response from Denise Payne on 12/15/2014

Thank you so much for your detailed review. I want all of my clients to have a pleasant real estate experience, letting me worry about the logistics. In addition, without my clients seeing all of their possible options or opportunities I would feel I did not do my job. Spending the time showing properties allows me to know you made the right decision after seeing all possibilities. Thank you again.

 

  

09/28/2014 - Gargryl
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Columbia, MO.

There were issues with a couple of buyers and their lenders during my process. Denise was great with making sure that things continued to move forward. She was very good at calming my nerves throughout the process. I found Denise very friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend her to anyone.

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Response from Denise Payne on 11/06/2014

Thank you for your review! It's my job to ensure a smooth process for my clients especially when other factors are contributing to bumps in the road. Making sure everyone is informed along the way is vital.

 

  

07/29/2014 - SuzanneCarioto Morrow
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Columbia, MO.

We moved here from Florida in June and Denise made house hunting easy. I told her what we were looking for and what price range. She gave us exactly what we were looking for. Denise is very professional and very reliable. I would recommend Denise to anyone looking for a realtor.

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Response from Denise Payne on 09/11/2014

Thank you Suzanne, It was a pleasure working with you and your family. Simply listening to clients' needs and wants and performing based on them have proved successful time and time again. Especially with out of town buyers - Realtors must have flexibility and great communication skills.

 

  

06/10/2014 - user43740013
Bought a home in 2014.

My experience with Denise was always pleasant. She is honest and up front and not pushy. Which was a BIG plus for me in a Realtor. She was very instrumental on a few issues we ran across. As my Realtor, I always felt she had my interest first. I would recommend Denise to any one that needs a Realtor. Especially my family and friends.

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Response from Denise Payne on 07/02/2014

I appreciate your review. I never want my clients to feel pressured, the end result should always be about what the client wants and needs. People before profits always.

 

  

06/10/2014 - musicboss
Sold a home in 2013.

Like Denise's jingle says... she the made the whole buying-selling process "Payne-less". Very impressed with every aspect of her expertise from start to finish. Highly recommend!!!

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Response from Denise Payne on 07/02/2014

Thank you very much for the review. Regardless of my last name I want to make every transaction as painless for my clients as possible!

 

  

05/09/2014 - krickterry
Sold a home in 2014.

We have had a most positive experience with Denise Payne. She has managed the sale of our real estate as a true professional. Her placement of action ahead of words is a wonderful trait that clearly sticks out. This is not to suggest she does not communicate. In fact, her communications are timely, pertinent and factual. She is a great listener and is not hesitant to accept ideas and inject her own ideas when appropriate.

Her knowledge of her business and community is very apparent. Denise is persistent and invests a great deal of time and effort to accomplish the goal at hand. For us it was the sale of property and she went above and beyond to assure we understood the process and to aid us as absentee sellers.

We thank her for her efforts. She was a pleasure to work with. We will not hesitate to recommend her to others, nor use her in the future should the opportunity present itself.

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Response from Denise Payne on 05/29/2014

Thank you so much for your review! Regardless of where my clients are geographically, they all still deserve to stay in the loop and understand the process. Real estate is more than a full-time job, and I want my clients to feel comfortable contacting me anytime.

 

  

05/07/2014 - murrah08
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Columbia, MO.

Denise was absolutely wonderful. She knows her market and she knows how to negotiate. After 11 days on the market we had multiple offers to choose from. I would highly recommend her and would absolutely use her again.

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04/27/2014 - user3396969
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 in Columbia, MO.

Very knowledgeable about the area. Very friendly and professional. Also very patient because finding a house can be a long drawn out process. I would use her again if I need to buy or sell a house. I would definitely recommend her to others. Denise helped us buy a home and also sell a home we were very impressed with her.

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Response from Denise Payne on 05/06/2014

Thank you so much for your review. You're completely right, the home finding and buying process can take some time. With patience and flexibility my clients are able to find homes perfect for them without feeling pressured or rushed.