Ray has an abiding passion for home ownership and truly enjoys helping make that a reality for his clients. He is equally at home helping first time home buyers or those searching for the perfect multi-million dollar estate home.
If you need to buy or sell a home, having Ray with you will prove the most comforting advantage you could imagine! Ray works extensively with both buyers, sellers and investors, but he especially enjoys assisting buyers – helping people find just the right property for their needs. He is tireless and patient, serving as an invaluable guide through the process.
While the core of his practice is in the northwest Harris County and south Montgomery County areas, his country-seeking clients have allowed him to help families across a 14-county area in the Houston-metro region. Ray’s thorough knowledge of the real estate market makes him an agent with truly beneficial expertise.
Prior to becoming a REALTOR®, Ray ran a small farm for more than eight years, worked in the IT department of a multifamily property management company, and spent several years as a purchasing manager for a manufacturing firm in Houston.
Ray has always been committed to professional excellence. He has earned over 12 expert certifications or designations in real estate, including:
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
Certified Luxury Home Marking Specialist (CLHMS)
Texas Affordable Housing Specialist (TAHS)
Certified Home Marketing Specialist (CHMS)
Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
Ray has a passion for community involvement, service and leadership, and finds opportunities to serve in various capacities. He is a strong advocate for the local Houston Association of REALTOR® (HAR), and has served on the Professional Development, Management Central, Risk Management, TREPAC, Political Affairs, Communication and YPN Advisory Groups. He was Chair of the HAR Governmental Advisory Group for 2016 and 2017, and served as a Region 14 Trustee for the Texas Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee (TREPAC) from 2016 to 2019. Ray was on the Executive Board of Texas REALTORS® from 2018 to 2019, and was Chair of the Texas REALTORS® YPN Group in 2020. In 2021, Ray served as the Chair of the NAR Business Issues Policy Committee.
In 2012, Ray was recognized by HAR's NRG (now YPN) as one of the 20 Under 40 Rising Stars in real estate.
In 2013, Ray was selected for the highly respected Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program (TRLP) and graduated from the 4-month program, in November, 2013.
Ray has been active in the leadership of the Greater Houston CRS Chapter, serving as the President-elect in 2013, President of the Chapter in 2014, Past-President in 2015, and Financial Chair in 2016. CRS agents are typically the most knowledgeable professionals in the field and rank in the top 3% across the country.
After years of successful affiliation with Rodney Powell of Powell Real Estate, Ray opened his own firm, Legacy Texas Properties, in 2013, where he now serves as Broker/ Owner. Legacy Texas Properties is focused on quality client representation and utilizes the latest technology to allow their agents to spend more time serving their clients' needs. Transactions are e-signed through DocuSign, then tracked and shared securely through the DocuSign Transaction Management system.
Ray has an active business page on Facebook® (www.facebook.com/Houston.RealEstate) with over 1,000 followers – and everyone who has ever worked with Ray knows he personifies the trusted real estate professional!
Ray lives on an acre in Northwest Harris County with his wife Katie, and their 6 children.
Ray Wade, REALTOR®
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I believe the short answer is no... because HAR has to keep their member''s personal information private. There are definitely other services that you can send email blasts out to area agents, but HAR isn''t in that business.
Hi Lisa - there are many variables, but in general, you should be able to use a FHA loan on a pre-foreclosure purchase, as long as the condition of the property meets FHA standards.
I am not an attorney and cannot give legal advice. It seems to me, though, that if the county appraisal district gives more value to the land than to the improvements for that specific parcel, that would be a pretty reliable source to point to in making that assertion.
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