Doug Payton

Land Specialist

Doug Payton

Land Specialist

ABOUT Doug

WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE DOUG PAYTON

I have been a real estate broker in Illinois for over 20 years. I am well versed in all aspects os real estate, from listing to closing to everything in between. I pride myself on honesty, integrity, and hard work. I will always do all I can for my clients to sell their property or find them the property of their dreams

I have sold property all over the state of Illinois and am very familiar with the entire state as far as the topography of the land, where the best hunting areas are, the best tillable land, etc. I listen carefully to what my clients want or need and am adept at guiding them through the whole process whether it is buying or selling so that the transaction goes as smoothly as possible.

Having the opportunity to sell a property or finding a client the property they have always dreamed of truly gets me excited and they can see it. I have been told this by clients over the years and I take pride in that. If you really love what you do it shows, and I absolutely love what I do.

DOUG PAYTON’S BACKGROUND

I have lived in a small farming community in central Illinois for my entire life, with my family living in the area for almost 200 years. I have a 5 year old son and I intend on raising him in the same area so he is brought up with the same values. I come from a farming family and would probably be farming today, but my grandpa got out of it when I was young. My dad sold real estate for years when I was a kid and I can remember going to the office with him while he made calls or did paperwork. I would also go to listing appointments and showings with him.

My connections to the land and real estate have been with me my entire life. My dad, my grandfathers, uncles, and brothers got me started on hunting when I was very young. I shot a gun for the first time when I was four and not long after that I was going rabbit, squirrel, and pheasant hunting with them. Once I was in my teens I started deer hunting and it has been my passion ever since.

After high school, I attended Lincolnland Community College for two years studying business. I worked for a local farm chemical and fertilizer company for over eight years as a commercial operator. Shortly after that, I was a union heavy equipment operator for a short time when my brother and I decided to purchase our own hunting farm in west central Illinois. While purchasing the farm, one of the real estate brokers we were working with asked me if I had ever thought about getting into real estate, saying I was very knowledgeable about it. A couple of months later, I had my real estate license and have been in the business ever since. I am also a journeyman union painter of 20 years.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

I am a licensed real estate managing broker; Illinois journeyman union painter, Local 90, D.C. #58; served 12 years as the trustee on the village board where I live; and coach for my son’s T-ball team.

WHAT DOUG’S CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY:

“Doug has sold 5 farms for me in Fulton County, Illinois over the years.  He has sold all my farms in a very timely and professional manner.  He has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in real estate and the outdoors.  I would not even consider anyone other than Doug to handle my property. “ – Rob Ladd

“I bought a farm Doug had listed.  He is a great guy to work with.  We had a couple of complications along the way, but Doug handled it all and got everything straightened out.  He was very professional and there every step of the way.  We have become good friends with Doug over the years, and we talk often.  We will have Doug handle all our real estate transactions in the future.” – Brian and Sandra Ziller

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AREAS SERVED

Central and Northern Illinois

SPECIALTIES

  • Recreational
  • Tillable Land
  • Hunting Land

TESTIMONIALS

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Doug has sold 5 farms for me in Fulton County, Illinois over the years. He has sold all my farms in a very timely and professional manner. He has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in real estate and the outdoors. I would not even consider anyone other than Doug to handle my property. Rob Ladd, Seller I bought a farm that Doug had listed. He is a great guy to work with. We had a couple complications along the way, but Doug got everything straightened out. He was very professional and there every step of the way. We have become good friends with Doug over the years , and we talk often. We will have Doug handle all our real estate transactions in the future.

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—Brian and Sandra Ziller

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