Liza Levy Payne , Broker Associate @ FHSIR

About Sotheby’s International Realty

Sotheby’s International Realty was founded in 1976 as a real estate service for discerning clients of Sotheby’s auction house. Today, the company’s global footprint spans 990 offices located in 72 countries and territories worldwide, including 43 company-owned brokerage offices in key metropolitan and resort markets. In February 2004, Realogy entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a franchise system. The franchise system is comprised of an affiliate network, where each office is independently owned and operated. Sotheby’s International Realty supports its affiliates and agents with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Affiliates and agents also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit

As a full-time Broker, and Virginia native, Liza specializes in helping clients buy and sell properties throughout Culpeper, Orange, Madison, Rappahannock and Fauquier counties. Frank Hardy Sotheby's International has office locations in Charlottesville and Orange; allowing us to service all of Central Virginia.

Having been raised on her family's farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains her fondest memories have all taken place in the rolling Virginia countryside. She is now settling into wonderful, country property of her own, also under scenic easement, where she lives with her husband, two children, two dogs and assorted farm critters.   Her grandparents were among the first in a movement to preserve Virginia’s countryside,  placing their farm in The Plains, under a perpetual conservation easement, setting an example of cherishing the land.  Liza’s father continued to instill that passion in her - being recognized for clean water efforts, on his farm bordering The Hazel River in Culpeper.

Liza attended The Hill School in Middleburg (prek-8) then moved to Notre Dame Academy in Upperville graduating in 2001, and then on to Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond where she completed her Real Estate education, but majored in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. She has been an actively licensed, full time Realtor, since returning home to Culpeper in 2004; always helping her clients with an open-mind and proactive approach.


What some clients say: Zillow Reviews, Trulia Reviews

Piedmont Environmental Council, Rotary Club, Culpeper Chamber of Commerce (Culpeper Land & Farms being my specialty) Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Orange County Habitat for Humanity, Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors, Greater Piedmont Area Association of Realtors and Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors.

Please contact me by email or 540.270.8590 if you are considering buying, selling or have any questions about the town or country real estate market in Culpeper or any other spot on the map in central Virginia.