Our Team

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Denise Payne

Broker-Real Estate Agent | GRI, e-Pro, ABR, CRP

Denise Payne is a highly productive real estate agent serving both buyers and sellers in Columbia and Mid-Missouri. She is a Graduate of Realtor® Institute and has earned the following designations: Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Certified Relocation Professional, and Electronic Professional. With over 500 active real estate agents in the Columbia area, Denise continues to be ranked at the very top thanks to her experience, customer service and all-around community involvement. Denise belongs to several groups in Columbia including the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri, Voices, Women’s Network, Chamber of Commerce, University of Missouri Alumni Association, PEO, and Business Network International. She volunteers and attends many events benefiting the community each month.

Preceded by 14 years of real estate experience, Denise takes pride in helping mid-Missouri homeowners and buyers with their property transactions. Her skills in finance, marketing, negotiation, and economics are all part of her wealth of knowledge. She graduated from the University of Missouri and has lived in Columbia for over thirty years; as such, she knows the neighborhoods, schools, market conditions, zoning regulations, and local economy of the city. Her network of trusted contractors and businesses is impressive, and she is more than willing to leverage those connections toward your needs. Her business philosophy revolves around a satisfied client. Toward that end, to work with Denise Payne is to become a valued member of her professional network. Even beyond the closing table, Denise nurtures the connections she makes and is always more than happy to offer expert opinions and recommend services or businesses so that her client’s dream home can remain a living dream. Respect, expert advice, and trust are key parts of the “Payneless” real estate experience.

Denise is committed to the success of your real estate endeavors and is passionate about her clients’ satisfaction. Let Denise be the real estate expert in your corner.


Get In Touch

Office: (573) 777-7274

Email: denise@denisepayne.com

David Lewis

Real Estate Agent

After a fruitful 25 years in healthcare as an administrator, David Lewis has decided to use the skills he picked up along the way in the field of real estate. As in healthcare, the ability to anticipate avoid unexpected hurdles and pitfalls is crucial to the success of the transaction. David takes pride in his ability to assess situations and ensure the smoothness of his clients’ real estate experiences.

David is proud to call mid-Missouri home – from the age of three, he watched Columbia grow into the bustling city it is today. He worked as the owner and operator of a small business in Hallsville in addition to other positions in Jefferson City and his history in healthcare administration. David knows the ins and outs of the region and the unique challenges it presents. He is experienced with both rural and suburban properties – he can go from wearing boots and talking about his tractor to a formal company event without breaking a sweat. David’s interpersonal skills allow for the kind of flexibility and capability that make him a valuable asset to the team.

David is well-rounded, is passionate about problem-solving, and can speak your language. He is committed to the satisfaction and comfort of his clients through all parts of the real estate experience. Let David go to bat for you – he’ll knock it out of the park.


Get In Touch

Office: (573) 777-7237

Email: david@denisepayne.com

Daniel Blake

Real Estate Agent

As a graduate of the University of Missouri, Daniel is passionate about all things CoMO. He thrives by utilizing his strong background of customer service and sales to do everything he can to streamline the buying process and match buyers with their dream home. You can count on him to be there every step of the way with you and deliver the results that you deserve from a real estate professional. In his free time, Daniel enjoys running, practicing drums, playing softball, and going to concerts with friends.


Get In Touch

Office: (573) 823-7823

Email: daniel@denisepayne.com


Join the Team


Buyers and Listing agents at the Denise Payne Real Estate Team are the driving forces behind our success. We pride ourselves in a quality team comprised of goal oriented and compassionate agents who have the client’s best interest at heart.



Job Description for Buyers Agent
  • Prospect for, follow up with, present to, and service buyers.
  • Develop expert knowledge regarding mortgage financing options, neighborhoods, schools and all issues regarding homeownership.
  • Provides and coordinates a time efficient home search process.
  • Consults and provides service from initial contact through contract to close for buyers.
  • Effectively negotiates for all buyer clients.
Goals of Listing Agents
  • Getting sellers top dollar
  • Handling all necessary paperwork
  • Show sellers all sides of the market
How Listing Agents Receive Top Dollar
  • Proper Pricing
  • House Presentation
  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Contract Issues
  • Managing the Transaction until Closing
Key Skills Required
  • Exceptional rapport building
  • People oriented
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Learning based
  • Willing to learn scripts and dialogues
  • Coachable


Please send your resume and letter of interest to denise@denisepayne.com

Thank you for considering our team!



*Listing and buyer agents are required to be licensed real estate agents. If you are interested in a career in real estate, The Denise Payne Real Estate Team has the tools and resources to get you licensed.

Real Estate Agents working with The Denise Payne Real Estate Team are brokered through Weichert, Realtors First Tier.