Ray Kozak has been in the real estate and relocation industries since 1979 and holds a California Real Estate Broker's License. Ray's career includes many years of being involved with all facets of the employee relocation industry, years of working on asset management with national lenders, extensive experience in real estate company management, and also working extensively with buyers and sellers in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.
Ray currently holds his Corporate Relocation Professional (CRP) designation from the nationally recognized Employee Relocation Council (ERC) and has been a member of ERC for many years. During his time in the relocation industry, he worked directly with corporations and their transferred employees through all facets of an employee's move. He also maintained close communication with the corporation to ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures. Ray has also lived in the Bay Area of California for over 30 years. The knowledge and experience he has acquired during this time of all the local markets provides great value to his customers.
Ray prides himself on ethical and honest treatment of his clients. He would rather not proceed on a transaction if it isn't right for the client. He treats customers like he likes to be treated himself. This business philosophy has helped Ray build repeat business from satisfied customers.
Ray grew up in Connecticut and obtained his MBA from the University of Connecticut. He now lives in Walnut Creek with his wife, Melanie, who is also a Compass agent. They both work together to ensure the best possible service to their clients. Ray and Melanie have two children and have been actively involved with the local schools and many community functions. When Ray is not selling real estate, he enjoys traveling, outdoor recreation or just going to San Francisco or the Wine Country to be a tourist for a day.
“This was the first house my husband and I bought together, and it turned out we both had strong ideas about the kind of house/neighborhood we wanted. Ray was incredibly sensitive to our concerns and listened carefully to our feedback after each showing. We lived 2 hours away at the time with one of us working full time, so our visits to the area were limited. But thanks to him, we found a beautiful home we both loved within 2-3 weeks. He also negotiated the home-buying masterfully and kept us informed every step of the way. He got us the house for lower than asking price and ensured everything went as scheduled before and after closing. He was always available to us on short notice and offer excellent advice throughout. He has been doing this for a long time and is very knowledgeable. Could not have asked for a better buyer's agent.”
- SWATHI RAJAN AND ARVIND PRASAD
“Ray sold my home in Oakland in 2012 during a difficult real estate market. Like any typical homeowner, I loved my home for the view and location but in reality it had some issues. Ray was able to capitalize on all the positives but also had to deal with the settlement issues, septic line repairs and a myriad of inspection reports and disclosures. He was able to work through all that with a buyer who had unique financing and get the home closed on time and get more for them home than I thought I might get. I would recommend Ray to anyone who is interested in selling their home.”
- KELLY TIPTON
“Ray is incredible! Given my experience with Ray Kozak, I would say that it would be a huge mistake to use anyone else. Both my wife and I were very please in his ability to navigate a difficult purchase and keep it as simple as possible. He was always available and delivered considerably more than we could have hoped for. Given the fact that we were relocating with a company to the bay area having never been here before, we were both very pleased to have Ray help us land in the right area and location for us. I would highly recommend Ray to anyone interested in the sale or purchase of a home. You will not be disappointed.”
- JEREMY AND SUMMER RANSOM