Meet The Team

Aaron Stephens

Real Estate Broker

A residential real estate professional for over 16 years, Aaron has developed a keen aptitude stemming from his sincere interest, knowledge and experience in the real estate industry. His professional track record is built on integrity, energy and hard work, while embodying the ability to cater and adapt to every detail of his client’s real estate transaction.

Aaron was born and raised in Nashville, TN, where he launched his career as a small business owner of a grass cutting business called Stephens Brothers. He has worked in multiple aspects of the real estate industry including construction, renovations, sales, HOA and property management. Buying, selling and flipping houses of his own has provided Aaron with valuable skills and afforded him a sensitivity towards his client’s journey.

Outside of real estate, Aaron takes pride in giving back to the community where he serves as an active member of First Baptist of Opelika, volunteers as a rec league coach, and helps others through mission work. His passion for travel led him to backpack through Europe for 22 days and visit 45 states!

Aaron is married and has three very active children. An outdoorsman by nature, he loves to hunt and fish! He also enjoys the beach, water/snow skiing and all outdoor sports and activities that involve his family.

Martha Williams

Real Estate Agent

The contagious laughter and optimism of Martha Williams easily translates to enthusiasm for her clients’ search for their ideal home in the Auburn/Opelika area as well as scenic Lake Martin. Martha draws on her own varied experiences to identify with the needs of all family dynamics since she grew up with several siblings, enjoyed the upbringing of her own sons, and now celebrates an empty nest and a granddaughter that has stolen her heart! She is knowledgeable in resale as well new construction.

Originally from Tunica, Mississippi, Martha was born and raised in the heart of the Delta, where the primary focus is home and family. She earned a degree from Mississippi State University in Home Economics with a focus in Interior Design and began her career with Dillard’s in retail management as a clothing buyer. Martha also worked remotely for several years as a medical transcriptionist, which deepened her understanding for home office needs and how your home needs to enhance your lifestyle.

Martha has lived in Auburn since 2004 and is active in our local community. She respects parents’ education decisions since her sons attended both public and private schools. A parent volunteer initially, she now serves as a Board Member of the Auburn Area Community Theatre. Martha has even appeared on stage as an actress herself! She attends the Church of the Highlands and participates in service projects regularly. Martha’s passion for sports blends perfectly into our SEC college atmosphere, and she has a keen eye for seasonal second homes. Martha also enjoys traveling with family and friends, but her road back home leads right here to the Auburn/Opelika area. Whether you are looking for your next home or want to sell your home, Martha will work diligently to help you to achieve your goal.

Amy Smallridge

Real Estate Agent

Amy loves the many unique benefits of life in Auburn and has called this area home for 30 years. She has witnessed the tremendous change and growth that has transformed Auburn/Opelika, and she has an intimate understanding of what makes each distinct residential niche so special.

A graduate of Auburn University, where she earned a degree in Early Childhood Education, Amy taught school in Opelika prior to joining the real estate business. Representing buyers and sellers on a day-to-day basis, she is passionate about educating her clients on the real estate process, empowering them to become the market expert.

Amy is active in the community and loves spending time with her friends and family. Her husband Ricky played golf for Auburn and now works for the Auburn University Golf Club as the PGA Director of Instruction and Membership. Through Ricky’s career in golf, Amy has traveled all over the country, taking the opportunity to learn about other housing markets, see various types of architecture, and sharpen her real estate skills. When not assisting clients, Amy enjoys catching up with friends and traveling with family (Ricky, their daughter Abby, and dog Bella).

Because of her love for people and enthusiasm for real estate, Amy offers seamless assistance to her clients from the first phone call all the way to close. She strives to help her clients find that perfect home, and her impeccable customer service creates an over-the-top experience! You will not only have a Realtor but a friend.

Missy Harris

Real Estate Agent

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Leigh Hester

Realtor

Leigh Hester began her real estate career thirteen years ago after relocating to the Auburn area. Her love of new construction and the desire to meet new people led to this career decision that she continues to enjoy.

While new construction launched her career in the industry, she has maintained the multi-million-dollar producer status working with first time home buyers, luxury home sales, game day condos, student housing and investment seeking clients. Leigh’s strong work ethic, honesty and desire to make people happy are why so many buyers and sellers choose to use her services again and again.

Staying up to date of the ever-changing market, Leigh has made education a top priority in order to serve her clients to the best of her ability. She is an Accredited Buyer Representative, a Senior Real Estate Specialist, a Relo Certified Agent and a Graduate of Realtor Institute. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Lee County Association of Realtors.

Leigh is married to her high-school sweetheart, Frank, and is the proud mom to three sons, a beautiful daughter-in-law and an adorable granddaughter that is the light of her life! In her free time, Leigh enjoys cheering on the Auburn Tigers, travel, art, and time spent with family and friends at their vacation home on Lake Martin.

She looks forward to meeting and working with you in your next home purchase or sale.

Payton Hester

Realtor

Payton’s love for real estate runs deep! As the daughter of a highly successful real estate professional, she not only inherited exposure to real estate, but also developed valuable skills that she uses daily in real estate negotiations – her real estate career has been a natural fit. Payton prides herself in her passionate and heartfelt drive to serve her clients’ best interest, and she is a trusted resource when marketing and selling some of the finest properties in the area.

Born and raised in Auburn, Payton attended Lee Scott Academy and graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s in Human Sciences. A very active and connected community member, Payton attends Church of the Highlands and has served as Lee Scott’s varsity cheerleading sponsor for five years. Her enthusiasm, appreciation and insider knowledge of the area has become an advantage for her clients.

Whether rooting for the Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium or tailgating with friends on campus, Payton agrees there is no place quite like the Loveliest Village! Outside of helping clients find their perfect home, she enjoys spending time with her husband Jim and their precious daughter Hayes! She also loves traveling and relaxing at the beach.

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