Charles Payne, Jr
Overview: Charles Payne is the President of Payne Appraisal Services, Inc., a residential and commercial appraisal firm. In addition, the firm provides real estate inspection and consulting services. The firm covers the North Georgia counties of Pickens, Gilmer, Dawson, and Cherokee.
Education: Charles Payne is a 1984 graduate of Pickens County High School and attended the University of Georgia for three years majoring in Economics. Real Estate specific education includes courses from Lincoln Graduate Center, Lee & Grant Company, Bramlett School of Real Estate, Atlanta Institute of Real Estate, Barney Fletcher Enterprises, Bailey Academy, and The Real Estate Information Management School. The courses range in topic from farm and land appraisal to yield capitalization. Continuing education courses and seminars are taken annually to maintain certified status with the State of Georgia and The Appraisal Foundation.
Professional: Charles Payne began a career in Real Estate in 1987 as a part time sales associate for Wheeler Realty Company in Jasper, Georgia. In 1991, he joined the staff at Wheeler Realty as a full time appraiser. He founded Payne Appraisal Services in 1995 and has been president and chief appraiser since its inception. In addition to his work as an appraiser, he has been involved in all aspects of the Real Estate business. He has invested in real estate, developed subdivisions, managed commercial & residential rental properties, and acted as an agent. Although he holds a sales associates license in the State of Georgia, he is not currently active.
Professional Associations: Charles Payne is a member of the Pickens County Board of Realtors, the Georgia Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. He holds the GRI designation from the National Association of Realtors.
References: Charles Payne is an approved appraiser for numerous banks, mortgage companies, and appraisal management companies. He is also FHA approved. A partial list of clients included: Jasper Banking Company, Crescent Bank, Community Bank of Pickens County, United Community Bank, Bank of North Georgia, Regions Bank, RELS Valuation Services, Mortgage Information Services, Pickens County Government, and the City of Jasper, Georgia.
Other: Charles Payne is a member of the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce and was a 1994 member of Leadership Pickens. He is an affiliate member of the Northeast Georgia Board of Realtors. He served as president of the Pickens County Board of Realtors in 1993. He is currently a member of the Downtown Development Authority for the City of Jasper, Georgia and is a member of the Economic Development Council for Pickens County, Georgia.