Working with the Payne Team was a pleasure from the start, John took the time to sit down and really find out what we want in a home. His background in construction was evident and extremely helpful as he pointed out possible issues with the build of houses ( possible money pits), and identifying what to be concerned with on the inspections. John even went as far as contacting reliable and skilled contractors to get pricing and information as needed. His knowledge of the current markets and negotiating skills helped us buy our dream home at below market value in the very competitive Anderson market. John took our directions and was able to guide us through the entire process, I felt part of Team Payne and that we were driving the entire buying process. I have not hesitated to recommend John to anyone I hear talking about buying or selling a home.