"Ray is an amazing REALTOR! I was selling my house after owning it for nearly 36 years. It had been vacant for nearly 3 years, as my husband and I had made a hurried move across the country to be close to our daughters when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Now I needed to sell the house, without the help of my husband (a lawyer) or my long-..."
"Ray is an amazing REALTOR! I was selling my house after owning it for nearly 36 years. It had been vacant for nearly 3 years, as my husband and I had made a hurried move across the country to be close to our daughters when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Now I needed to sell the house, without the help of my husband (a lawyer) or my long-time REALTOR, who had retired. While back in La Habra cleaning out the house, along comes Ray and his daughter, selling Girl Scout cookies! I had certainly seen his name around town for years. I did ask two other REALTORS to come in as well, but my daughter and I both just clicked with Ray. And, to top it off, he offered to finish cleaning out the remaining “junk” we couldn’t manage before we returned to the Boston area. And then he supervised the hiring of an exterior painter, a landscaper, and a cleaning lady. I paid those people directly, but Ray didn’t charge me anything, not even for removing the junk. We could not have had a smoother house sale. We had 3 offers in less than a week. Ray listened to me and I listened to him. I had spent money on some major repairs before listing, and I was adamant that I wasn’t doing anything else. I priced the house as a “fixer-upper” already, so if the home inspection showed problems, “oh well”. I told Ray to please make this abundantly clear to buyers so we wouldn’t be wasting anyone’s time. Of the offers, Ray strongly preferred one, as he felt the other two wouldn’t actually close for various reasons. I listened and agreed with his professional opinion. I will also say that normally I really, really oppose the idea of the same agent representing both buyer and seller, as I feel it creates a natural conflict of interest. However, after having worked with Ray for a number of weeks in preparing the house for sale, I realized that he was as ethical as I am (which is a lot) and would conduct himself accordingly, which he did. He represented the buyers, too, and there were no issues. The buyers Ray preferred were perfect! They had already qualified. They were brothers who had grown up in the area. Our neighbors will love them! The sale closed on time, in less than a month, and without a hitch. Five stars aren’t enough to describe Ray. He’s priceless!"
— Jennifer W.