About Laura Payne
Laura Payne has a passion for connecting people within a community. That and her love of real estate drew Laura away from the pharmaceutical industry to join Ray & Poynor.
A native of Alabama, Laura grew up in Eufaula and graduated from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. After graduation, she went to Washington, D.C. where she worked on Capitol Hill for various members of Congress, most prominently, the U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives.
After several years, Laura moved back to Tuscaloosa and then Birmingham to work in the private sector in pharmaceutical sales, including Johnson & Johnson where she received multiple President’s Club awards for the highest sales in her company’s division. Along the way, Laura discovered her love of real estate through buying, selling, staging and renovating her own residences as well as a vacation home on Smith Lake.
Laura has the unique ability to see a property’s potential as well as the vision to optimize a property for sale. Knowing neighborhoods and communities is an art, and Laura is uniquely gifted in understanding a buyer’s needs and wants, and she works tirelessly to help them find the right fit for their lifestyle. Laura has managed contracting work in her own homes’ renovations and has a wealth of knowledge about which enhancements help the sale of a property as well as an eye for what needs to be taken seriously on a house under consideration for purchase.
Laura enjoys serving her alma mater, the University of Alabama, on the Leadership Board for the College of Human Environmental Sciences and as a supporter of the Tide Pride Basketball Rebounder Club. She has served as an Alabama delegate to the Republican National Convention and additionally was elected to serve on the esteemed Committee on Rules. Laura values being active in her community. She has served on the University of Alabama Jefferson County Alumni Chapter Executive Committee, various leadership positions within the Junior League, and her sorority alumni group, Alpha Chi Omega.
Laura is a pet lover and enjoys spending time with her little pug, Mack.
For an approach to selling or buying that is tailored to you, call Laura Payne at 205-242-1833.