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 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 â€“ 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. Rayâ€™s thorough knowledge of the real estate market makes him an agent with truly beneficial expertise.
Prior to becoming a REALTORÂ®, 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 10 expert designations in real estate, including:
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
Certified Home Marketing Specialist (CHMS)
Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
Texas Affordable Housing Specialist (TAHS)
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 REALTORÂ® (HAR), and has served on the Professional Development, Management Central, Risk Management, TREPAC, Political Affairs, Communication and NRG Advisory Groups. He is Chair of the HAR Governmental Advisory Group for 2016, and is a Region 14 Trustee for the Texas Association of REALTORSÂ® Political Action Committee (TREPAC).
In 2012, Ray was recognized by HARâ€™s NRG as one of the 20 Under 40 Rising Stars in real estate.
In 2013, Ray was selected for the highly respected Texas REALTORSÂ® 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 clientsâ€™ needs. Transactions are e-signed through DocuSign, then tracked and shared securely through the DocuSign Transaction Management system. Legacy Texas Properties is staffed with a Transaction Coordinator that helps keep every transaction on track for completion.
Ray has an active business page on FacebookÂ® (www.facebook.com/Houston.RealEstate) with over 1,000 followers â€“ and everyone who has ever worked with Ray knows he personifies the trusted real estate professional!
Ray lives in Northwest Harris County with his wife Katie, and their 4 children: Peter, Samuel, Andrew and Grace.