The Payne Homes Team

  • Full Time Real Estate Professionals Serving the Charleston Tri-County Area and beyond.
  • More Than 45 Years of Combined Real Estate Experience.
  • Top 10% of Producing Agents in the Charleston Market.
  • Home Listings Include State of The Art Interactive Floor Plans & Professional Photography.
  • Extensive Background in Construction & Land Development.
  • Experienced New Home Sales Consultants.

Representing Sellers and Buyers throughout the area.

Real Service, Real Solutions, Real Estate

Do You Have Real Estate Needs? Contact us today!

Our philosophy:

We believe that our role as your Realtor is to guide you through the buying and selling process, while taking the time to ensure you understand each aspect of the transaction. Real Estate has become complicated, choosing Payne Homes Charleston can simplify the process as our clients benefit from the knowledge & experience of working with two Realtors with proven results.  John & Kim posses two different skill sets that complement each other well. Both get actively involved with each client allowing us to meet and exceed expectations through exceptional customer service.

Comprehensive knowledge of the area:

John is a Charleston native & Kim has lived in the Charleston area for 36 years, both are familar with the local market and have extensive real estate experience. This in-depth knowledge of the area and  real estate market results in a distinct value to our clients.

Committed to ongoing training:

Real Estate is constantly changing. A wide variety of continued training helps us deliver high quality services to our customers and clients.

Dedicated to your needs:

Real estate transactions do not follow normal business hours, we are available to our clients 24/7.


More about John:

John R. Payne a Charleston native has been involved in the real estate industry for over 40 years.  His expertise includes general homes sales, new home sales, residential construction, land sales and acquisitions, as well as development. John is licensed in the State of South Carolina as a Real Estate Broker and Residential Builder. His expertise is literally from the ground up.  John is among a select few that have earned a lifetime achievement award for surpassing over 500 million in closed sales during his career.  His knowledge and experience are a valuable asset to anyone thinking of buying or selling real estate in the low country.

More about Kim:

Kim Whitlatch has lived in the low country for over 36 years. Her background includes 20 years as a small business owner and commercial interior designer. Her accomplishments include having earned the prestigious Realtor® of Distinction which recognizes the top 10% of sales producing Charleston Realtors. She is a member of North Area Top Producers, an organization of top producing realtors that are passionate about giving back to their community. Her design skills have proven to be a valuable asset to sellers in staging their home for maximum impact & assisting buyers when choosing material selections in new home construction.