"If you want the short version it would be professional, honest, highest integrity, tech-savvy, and a hard worker. We have known Ray as a client for a number of years as we have also known a number of Real Estate Agents, and we can say beyond any question that choosing Ray to sell our home was the smartest decision that we made. About a month before listing the home Ray came over and after walking the property he went through the start of a marketing plan and a list of items we could work on before the home inspections to optimize the sale price without spending money that wasn't necessary. Ray will gently guide you through the options to consider and listens closely to questions and concerns the client may have. We made the decision to move out of the home and have it staged which in this market we could have forgone but which we believe had a significant impact on the presentation and highlighted the selling points of the home. Ray put together a virtual tour that was amazing, right down to the vacuum lines in the carpet, his attention to detail is extreme and he will put it to work for the client. Since we are in the process of downsizing and moving out of the area we have been working for a number of months on donating or giving away excess furniture and household goods. As we approached the appointed time to have the home staged we still had a number of items that needed to find homes, needless to say, we started to panic and Ray simply stepped in and with his very large contact base proceeded to find homes for the remaining furniture even to the point of delivering to folks that could not pick it up themselves. When the home went on the market we certainly remained the owners and made the decisions that needed to be made but we both felt like Ray was as much an owner of the home as we were. In addition to the Virtual Tour, Ray makes every effort to use online disclosure forms and signatures to lighten the paperwork load to a minimum. When it came time to evaluate the offers, Ray walked us through the strengths and weaknesses of each offer and then proceeded to negotiate a higher price from the strongest offer, very impressive. After getting the sale under contract, Ray constantly monitored the process and kept all of the parties, buying agent, loan broker, and title company on task while keeping us in the loop with the progress and any potential issues that could come up, the sale closed on time. I'm sure some people would describe buying or selling a home as having a root canal done but with Ray as the Project Manager, it was actually quite pleasant. In a time when people are looking for discount real estate agents, we felt that if anything we had underpaid. If you are looking for a real estate agent who will work for you and will make the process as painless as possible, you have found him." The Lanham’s.
"Raymond did an outstanding job helping me purchase my first, second and third home! He was able to sell my last home and purchase a new home within 24 days! His knowledge of the local area definitely was an asset while searching for a home. He took into consideration my needs as well as my children’s needs. He’s very detail-oriented, honest, and open about any potential properties and will break down all the possibilities in order to help you make an educated decision that can affect your future. I have known Raymond for over 25 years and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a true professional!” Annabel H.
"The hardest part of recommending Ray is not sounding like I'm exaggerating. He is everything I could imagine having in a real estate agent and everything I didn't even know I needed until the situation came up. He anticipates and explains every step of the process like a Zen master of real estate; we knew exactly what was going on at every turn and knew what to anticipate. He was assertive and clear with the buyers and sellers with whom we did business so that we got the absolute best terms on our side of transactions, and at the same time, his integrity and professional pride left us no doubt that he was representing us to other parties in the honest, open way we wanted to be represented. To say he went above and beyond is such an understatement! His expert advice not only led to our buying our perfect house, but now that we're living in it, we know exactly what repairs to do, which projects to do first, and which ones not to worry about. I don't know what to say about Ray, other than to hire him right away! We' ve known him for 8 years--he helped us buy our first house, and this year he helped us sell it and buy another. In addition to all his expertise, he is well connected with mortgage brokers and title companies and ensured that our entire buying process was smooth, which it was! If I ever buy or sell a house again, Ray is the only realtor I'd ever." Peter and Jennifer G.