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Shanni's Biography :

I am a second generation Realtor licensed in North Carolina and Virginia who has been a military spouse for over a decade.  I understand the unique situation military families face when buying, selling, and renting properties. 

Drawing upon my own experiences has helped me assist my clients with a variety of needs.  I believe keeping a prompt open line of communication is paramount to any agent/client relationship I have proven this by successfully assisting multiple military families in "sight-unseen" moves.  

Because my own family moves frequently and we are faced with the decision of buying, selling, and/or renting homes on a regular basis, I opted to enter the real estate field in 2011. Prior to 2011, I worked exclusively in the law enforcement field with expertise as a detective in the Special Investigations Unit. At that time, I continued to work in the field alongside real estate, eventually transitioning exclusively to real estate. 

In this evolution, I have worked in property management, the foreclosure industry encompassing both commercial and residential units, as well as directly with real estate records such as deeds and titles. I used my own ingenuity and skills, gaining working knowledge and insight in this very complex industry.

Moreover, I understand the features that will sell homes, and I have the ability to match families with the homes they envision for themselves.

Please contact me today for information and pricing information to list or buy a home. Also ask me about Homes for Hereos Programs and any other discounts I can share, or opportunities I can share to list your home in the MLS system.

Shanni Payne Call or Text: (252) 548-4052.


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06/02/2018 - zuser20140503094755780 Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Elizabeth City, NC. Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: Shanni was amazing to work with. Her attention to detail and wealth of information and experience was phenomenal. She really went above and beyond assisting us in buying a home. She was thorough and didn’t hesitate to tell us all of the bad as well as the good on each property. I would recommend her to anyone that is looking for an honest and scrupulous real estate agent

- zuser20140503094755780

Shanni was GREAT. Very helpful and very friendly. She was quick to help with all of our questions and made the home buying process less intimidating. Very honest and a straight shooter. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home. I give her 7 stars!

- chrisjarrett30

Shanni is by far the most knowledgeable and responsive real estate professional we have ever used. She exhibits an extensive knowledge of local real estate and immediately researches anything about which she isn't sure. Additionally, Shanni keeps in continuous touch both during the search for a home and during the purchase process. We highly recommend Shanni Payne to anyone seeking to buy or sell a home

- Seth Gamage

My husband and I had a successful relationship with Shanni, her patience, determination to help us find the right place was impressive. Living in another state 14 hours away, we could count on Shanni to get back to us whenever we had questions or if we were interested in an area she took the time to go the see the place and take pictures for us to view. I would highly recommend Shanni to anyone that is looking for a realtor, we have already recommended her to our friends.

- Rachelsturn5

Shanni has been very helpful to me in selling my property in a slow local real estate market. She has been responsive, prompt and knowledgeable. She has handled problems as they arose to bring my sale to a successful closing. I strongly recommend her!


Shanni is one of the most honest realators I have ever met, she made looking for a house easy, convienient for me, and all on my schedule. All I could ask for a in a realtor and more!

- Kiana Fell

Shanni has a lot of expertise in the area and is very helpful. She goes the extra mile to view a listing for us since we live very far away right now. She understands timelines and hardships that come with relocating to a new area and provides vital information that I have never received before. Very knowledgeable with schools and relocation for the students. I could not imagine a better realtor to work with!

- Cr8tivitiegrlie

Excellent realtor who exceeded expectations. Her knowledge and expertise are unmatched, there was never a time she did not know an answer to a question, and I can honestly say I feel like Shanni was always looking out for my best interests as the customer. I will work with her again, and urge you to use her as well, you will not be disappointed!

- User685316871

I was able to sell he quickly because she ensured the property was well cared for. Kept me informed of all issues with my property. Did an excellent job interviewing tenants

- House

Shanni is a stellar agent that puts the needs of the customer before her own. She helped us move sight-unseen to a home. It was her incredible organization, communication, and honesty that made it a quick easy and pain free. We would recommend her to anyone looking to buy, sell, or even rent! Thank you Shanni!

- Zillow User