Whom It May Concern:
We were referred to Ray by a close friend, and listening to their advice to work with him was the best decision we could have made. Ray helped us find and purchase our first house, navigating an increasingly difficult market for buyers. He helped us find a mortgage agent who got us a better loan than our original credit union could offer, and was responsive enough to close the deal in a constantly shifting market.
A couple of years later, he proved once again to be an amazing asset when selling my mother’s house in an even more rapidly moving market that any of us expected. His understanding of how to highlight the strengths of a property showed incredible insight, even in an area where he was not considered an expert. I can attest first hand that he was telling the truth when he said, “I don’t follow comps, I make them.”
When it came time for us to leave California, Ray once again stepped up and made the complicated process of getting a house ready to put on the market (and ultimately selling it) very easy for us. I was already starting a new job in Washington, and Ray handled the details of finding contractors to wrap up the myriad of details needed to prepare the house and stage it. With both my wife and I already out of state, we were able to rest easy knowing that our house was in good hands with him. Ray kept on top of the work being done, checked in on the property regularly, and made sure everything was maintained and presentable when we put the house back on the market.
Ray has the patience and understanding for people new to the process of that is all too often impossible to find these days. His knowledge and skill navigating the fast paced and competitive real estate market around Silicon Valley borders on wizardry. Ray is not only our realtor, but also our friend, and he’s the best friend you could have in the business.
-Jon and Nadine Beyer
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 situations 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 use.
The Glasser Family
Our family had decided to sell my Grandparents' home this past year, 2016, after the sad passing of my Grandmother. I interviewed 3 Real Estate Agents to decide who would be the Best Real Estate Agent to represent our Family Home. Ray Chavez was one of the Real Estate Agents I interviewed because of our connection on Facebook. I saw he was in Real Estate and messaged him through Facebook for an interview.
I was first impressed by Ray, when he returned my Facebook message right away, even though he was on vacation with his family. During the interview process Ray Chavez had the most professional and thorough presentation. This is why I decided to have Ray represent by Grandparents', which is very precious to my heart.
Throughout the entire Real Estate process Ray was on top of things. He has excellent follow-through, made the process easy, very detailed oriented and always made himself available for questions. Ray kept me informed and no matter what time of day Ray answered his cell phone or called me back within minutes. This showed his passion and dedication to his clients and to the Real Estate field.
I highly recommend Ray Chavez as the Real Estate Agent that gets the job done. He goes over and beyond and he will walk you step by step through the process. Ray made the selling of my Grandparents' Home easy on our family. Thank you Ray for doing such an excellent and Professional Job!!!
From Annette Rodarte and Cecilia Juarez White
Ray does it again! After helping us with purchasing our first home, we turned to Ray again to help us when we needed more space after the arrival of our second son. Ray helped us prepare for the sale or our first home and quickly got us closing on our new home. His expertise in the area made this happen effortlessly in this challenging housing market. And since this was our first sale, Ray was always available with the guidance and information we needed to be comfortable selling our first home. We received multiple offers over our asking price.
Through every step and detail, Ray was providing information and presenting us with the choices and options to make decisions on the selling our first home and the purchase of our new home.
Ray's reputation as a trustworthy agent and his guidance on the offer for our new home helped us beat out 11 other offers on our new home.
We definitely recommend Ray for all of your real estate needs.
The Moon Family
Raymond Chavez is an excellent choice if you are looking for a realtor. He is an outgoing, hardworking, dedicated real estate professional. Raymond made us smile constantly during the process of selling our father`s home. It was a stressful time for us but Ray put our minds at ease. I had no doubt that he would sell our home quickly for top dollar and that he would be on top of all the many details along the way. Our home sold in less than a week for way over asking price and exceeded any previous comparable sales.
Fred & Teresa Dalsager
I am writing to tell anyone who reads this that you want Ray Chavez to be your real estate agent. Mom and I had to sell her house due to her declining health. We interviewed two real estate agents, one who specialized in moving seniors and another from a traditional real estate agency. Then we received Ray's name via the San Diego Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Relocation Program. We almost didn't make the appointment because we were tired from Mom's doctor appointments and the stress of downsizing her household. But we were determined to talk to at least three agents before we picked one. Mom and I are glad that we kept to our plan because after Ray had made his presentation, we knew he was the one.
Ray was the only one of the three agents we interviewed to actually tell us how he was going to market the house. He explained how staging the house would make it look more attractive to potential buyers. He gave us a demonstration of how he would put together a virtual tour and post it on the Internet. He showed us a drawing of a floor plan that he used to make a flyer so that prospective buyers touring the house would have a reference to which they could refer for later consideration. His pitch made us believe that he would make the house look spectacular and that the virtual tour would reach thousands of viewers. Ray delivered on both counts.
A key consideration for Mom and I was the urgency with which we needed to vacate the house and get her moved to New York. This was because I was under pressure to get back to my job as Deputy Superintendent at the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. We needed an agent who would act autonomously to prepare the house and work with us to accomplish the sale even though we had already relocated to New York. Ray took on this challenge without hesitation.
Through liberal use of phone and Internet, Ray kept us informed every step of the way during the process of getting the house cleaned and staged. He acted above and beyond the call of duty by disposing of some extra furniture we had left behind in our haste to leave California. He made sure the trash and recycling bins were placed in the street on pick up day and he periodically collected Mom's mail until the Post Office had time to process her change of address. During this period of time, he was more like a dependable friend instead of a businessman I had only met for the first time a week before.
Ray made it easy for us to complete all the paperwork we needed to sell the house. He spent nearly three hours with us at a hotel helping fill out the disclosure document. After we left for New York, subsequent documents were scanned and sent by email or forwarded to us for signature using the DocuSign eSignature program. Even when documents were sent electronically, Ray took the time to call and explain to us the importance of each and why we were signing them. He totally eliminated the intimidation factor posed by the complex and confusing language of multiple real estate legal and financial documents.
If you want a real estate agent who provides superior customer service, you want Ray. If you want an agent who has an eye for the curb appeal of a house and the marketing savvy to get the house advertised to the widest audience, you want Ray. If you want the best price for your house with the least amount of worry, you want Ray. He is simply the best.
Dunlap-Deputy Superintendent at the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point
“We have been through the home buying experience three times now and Ray is unparalleled in his service. He was very good about keeping us up to date on current status and next steps. Any time we had questions he got back to us very fast and when we couldn’t be there in person for a home walk through he did a video walk through for us, nice touch! “The Hall Family-relocated from Texas
From the very first day we met Ray at an open house we knew we wanted to work with him. We were first time homebuyers, and unfortunately had a very bad loan representative. Ray not only helped us understand all the real estate documents that were very overwhelming, but he took the time to help explain some of the loan documents that we did not understand. Ray ensured that we could make our 30-day close by being our biggest advocate, and would contact our loan representative to keep them on track. Ray was always happy to answer our calls, texts and emails. He did not stop working when the clock hit 5, like many other realtors. He went above and beyond the expectations of a realtor.
After closing, we did a lot of remolding. Ray would come over, and see the progress of the house becoming our first home. He builds a personal relationship with his clients and maintains the relationship over the years. We still talk to Ray about the projects we are doing on our house. We look forward to his Christmas visits with his personalized mix of music that we enjoy each year. These CD’s are hand delivered to us. When we are ready to buy our next place, we will be using Ray to sell our first house and find us the perfect family home. The Parker's- Almaden Country Private & Stratford Private/IT-Teacher
Ray Chavez is an outstanding realtor with expansive knowledge of the Santa Clara Valley and possesses the dedication and passion to succeed in today’s home market. He skillfully guided us through both the sale of our townhome and purchase of our new home.
When selling our home he played an integral part in making sure we received maximum value. His attention to detail is second to none; from essential repairs to the color of the towels we used for staging. Ray also took the time to create an accurate floor plan and he personally took beautiful pictures of our home to display in his customized virtual online tours.
As soon as our home was listed, Ray treated it as if it was his own. We felt so confident and comfortable with Ray in charge we left for a long weekend. When we returned it was obvious that Ray’s marketing and real estate savvy had paid off as we received multiple offers (all over asking price)! We accepted an offer the evening we returned; our townhouse was on the market for a total of five days.
Now we were buyers in a seller’s market with a deadline to find a new home. Ray helped us identify and prioritize what we desired in our new home. We also identified our price range and he never asked us to go beyond that range. Together we spent two weekends looking at homes and quickly identified our ideal neighborhood. Within that timeframe we found our new home and Ray guided us through making our only offer and we were moving into our new home in 30 days.
We highly recommend Ray to any buyer or seller. His innovative use of technology, marketing, passion and attention to detail makes him an exceptional realtor who stands above the rest.
The Kakinami Family
As first time buyers, Ray provided excellent guidance and information throughout the home buying process. Like most first time buyers, my wife and I had many questions about the home buying process and Ray was ready with the information we needed every step of the way. He gave us a clear picture of what to expect in this challenging Bay Area housing market. He helped alleviate our fears and ensured we were comfortable throughout the process and Ray was able to help us buy like a pro. We definitely felt that Ray’s experience allowed us to find the perfect home in a very tough market. We would recommend Ray to any homebuyer looking for professional expertise!
We highly recommend Ray if you're looking to purchase a home. We were first time homebuyers so everything about real estate was new to us. Ray took the time to understand what we were looking for and what kind of budget we had. Just as important, he took the time to explain everything within real estate and why certain homes were priced as they were. He never tried to sell us a house outside our budget.
Ray was always available and made us feel comfortable anytime we called on him. He showed us many homes and told us the pros and cons of each place so that we could make our own decisions. He definitely knows the South Bay really well and in the end found us a great home in a terrific neighborhood. We also learned a great deal from him about maintaining and taking care of a home.
Ray is so easy to work with and was with us every step of the way: during inspections, closing escrow and even stopping by to see how we were doing after all was said and done. During this time of making the biggest purchase decisions of our lives, we had complete confidence that Ray was there to help us. His knowledge, attention to detail, and work ethic is invaluable. With every day that passes, we are even more appreciative for where we live now - all thanks to Ray!
The Okutake Family
We were referred to Ray by a close friend, and listening to them was the best decision we could have made during our first home buying journey. He worked tirelessly with us, going to home after home, getting an idea of what we were looking for, and answering a constant barrage of questions. He was always friendly, always helpful, and made himself available pretty much any time he was awake. His knowledge of the real estate business and awareness of what was happening in the area allowed us to find a home we love right in the middle of a very tricky and competitive market.
Ray helped us find a more responsive mortgage agent (our first was practically impossible to get in touch with), and they got us a better loan than our original credit union could offer. After the purchase was finished, he got us in touch with good contractors to update the few areas of the house that needed it. He was there with us from start to finish (and after!), and took us through the entire process with the patience and understanding that is all too often impossible to find in people these days. Ray is not only our realtor, but now also our friend, and he’s the best friend you could have in the business.
The Beyer's - Electronic Arts
I used Mr. Raymond Chavez Real Estate service to sell my mother’s property, located near the Almaden area. I met Mr. Chavez when his son and my grandson played for the same soccer team in the Almaden Youth Soccer League.
Because of the detailed and highly professional real estate experiences we were able to sell the property in four days after it was listed. The best part was that we were able to sell the house 11% higher price than we listed the property. The listed price was based on a detailed analysis of the recent sales of similar or equal properties. Everything he promised that he would get in selling the property, he delivered. What contributed to the quick sale was his thorough and detailed approach in marketing the property. He has an extensive and up to date knowledge of the market; has very high technical and photography skills and he uses them all for successfully marketing the property.
Mr. Chavez works very hard and keeps an open communication, is very accessible, and returns all calls in a timely manner. He has a special relationship with Title companies which make it very easy to deal with them in every step of the closing of escrow or in solving any unforeseen problems in dealing with the sale.
It is with great pleasure that I strongly recommend Mr. Raymond Chavez to any person who is looking for an outstanding and dependable Realtor.
Mr. Chamorro - Teacher/Administrator -Retired
Let Ray handle it. That became our mantra. There are so many details in selling or buying a home beyond negotiating the deal. Ray handled all those details of the sale of our home with complete professionalism. He over communicates and over delivers. From setting the appropriate price through all the inspections, evaluations and marketing, he handled it all. Ray kept telling us, “Let me worry about that”. And he did, so we didn’t. After 35 years in the same neighborhood, moving was stressful enough. Thanks to Ray, that was the only stress we had to deal with. He handled the rest. This simple testimonial to Ray’s expertise and customer service is inadequate to convey how much we appreciate his commitment, support and friendship. Our home sold in 5 days in a shaky market. Let Ray handle it. You will be glad you did!
The Burton's-Secretary of Guadalupe Elementary
One of our close friends introduced us to Raymond Chavez. Actually, last Christmas, my wife and I were at our friends house when Raymond and his family dropped by with a gift. I just thought they were friends of the family. Well, I was right. They are friends. They were also clients of Raymond's from several years ago. But way up there on Raymond's list, is maintaining a relationship with his clients, staying in touch, dropping by with a gift. But it wasn't until we were looking for a house, that we discovered what is so special about Raymond. We very growing frustrated with the agent that had helped us to sell our previous house. We were doing all of the investigating of listings and then asking if we could go and see the houses we thought were candidates. We happened to be at our friends house one evening, talking about our search for a house when our friend saw a listing that we might be interested in seeing. It was about 7pm when our friend decided to call Raymond, just to see if he could give her any information on the listing. After a short conversation, Raymond arrived at our friends house and drove us to the listing for a walk thru. By 8pm we were at the looking at a potential property. Raymond was very careful not to impose himself or his business on us as we were still working with our prevoius agent. We were very impressed with Raymond and decided to let our other agent go and sign on with Raymond. We had an intial meeting with Raymond and he gathered the necessary information to begin our search for our next house. That very next weekend, we visited 10 listings that Raymond had arranged for us to see, all of which were previously detailed to us via Raymond's internet presence. Raymond put together several offers for us and a short time later we were in our new house.
All during the process, it became apparent that Raymond had a passion for his business that is rarely seen in the profession. His attention to detail, ability to communicate, the methods and practices he has developed for his clients is unsurpassed. We experienced his knowledge of the industry and his dedication to his clients through out the entire process from start to finish. It was simply the best home buying experience we have ever had.
The Devou's-Metro Medical Billing
I was fortunate to select Ray Chavez to sell my Mother’s house In Santa Clara. Ray had done a great job understanding the neighborhood and incorporating the key aspects into the overall marketing of the house. I have not seen any other realtor that markets a home to the extent that Ray does. There isn’t a real estate marketing vehicle that Ray does not utilize. This exposure generates a higher rate of demand from the start. Ray is extremely organized, he has a complete plan from day one to close. There are not surprises. My home selling experience with Ray was very smooth and quick.
Thank you Ray, I appreciate all your help and expertise.
Huber-Cisco Systems. Inc.
I was referred to Ray by a good friend. I had been in the market for a home and had been looking off and on for couple of years. Prior to meeting Ray another friend had referred me to an agent with whom it was difficult to communicate and made me feel that I was being unreasonable in my requirements for my home. I finally concluded that she wasn't really interested in representing me so much as making a commission. After a year of bad experiences I introduced myself to Ray. He promptly made arrangements to meet and talk about my criteria for my new home. Before heading out to begin looking at homes, Ray gave me a 3hr crash course in Real Estate so I felt more confident and informed right away. As a first time home-buyer I had a lot of questions and Ray answered them and more.
Throughout this home-buying experience Ray was very professional, thorough, and informative. I was impressed with the” Home search organized file” he created for me. Ray and I found a home that I immediately said, “This is IT!” He contacted the listing agent right away and by the following day I was in contract.
I wasn't sure I wanted a home with a pool, I wasn’t looking forward to dealing with the preventive maintenance aspect of it. Once again Ray came through. He walked me through the steps and even gave a book on pool maintenance which greatly eased my concerns. The day after escrow closed, I met Ray at a local Pool and Spa place and picked out exactly what I needed for the proper pool maintenance. Pool maintenance concerns are now been checked off the list.
I highly recommend Ray, he far EXCEEDED my expectations with his professionalism, thorough approach to understanding and addressing my needs and concerns and the "over and above" attitude which he brings to ensuring peace of mind during the biggest investment decision of your life.
We used Ray for both buying and selling a house. For the buying process Ray was very patient with us as we explored the market and changed what we were looking for on several occasions. He provided excellent information on the market as well as technical details of perspective houses to help us make a decision. Once we made offers, Ray’s attention to detail was excellent which protected us from many potential pitfalls.
When we sold our house with Ray he was superb at helping us prepare the house for sale. He advised us on what work should be done, helped arrange getting all the work done, supervised the work while we were busy at our jobs, and coordinated getting the house staged. Most importantly his strategy for marketing the house resulted in multiple offers, a selling price over asking in 4 days, and a smooth closing. You could not ask for more in real estate transactions.
Christopher Noe - Senior VP "Macquarie Electronics USA Inc."
We have always known Ray as our neighbor and parent of our son’s classmate, but hadn’t really known him as a friend until we needed to sell our home. Of all the real estate agents we had interviewed prior to listing our home, Raymond’s expertise as a real estate agent is outstanding. We were impressed by his extensive knowledge and understanding of how to make our home showcase the best features making it very marketable to all buyers on the internet. He patiently answered all of our questions throughout the sale process . . . and we had many questions!
Ray’s attention to detail made the whole listing of our home and sale very stress-free. He prepared us for all the steps in getting our house ready --from the quality staging of our home to the necessary extensive paperwork. Raymond was always available, even when we were out of state. He was there to take our trash to curbside, meet the person buying our washer and drier, and used his own truck when necessary.
Another important aspect of Ray is that he is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to the components of a home and how to correct, making our house nearly perfect for that next owner. He is trustworthy, confident and connected with the latest technology. We received regular updates from the many internet real-estate listing sites, and even his custom solar lit “for sale” sign was above the norm.
Our family will miss everyone in this wonderful neighborhood of Almaden, and Raymond Chavez demonstrates the specialness of the people who live here. We are so happy to have had Ray as our realtor and to get to know him as a friend. His abilities and dedication were the reasons why our home was able to find a new family to love it as much as we have had over an 18 year period.
The Wong's - Engineer & Nurse
Let’s see where do I start? I’ve known Ray for many years and prior to transitioning into the Real Estate business. I worked with Ray on my first actual house purchase and subsequently in a sale and purchase of another investment property totaling 4 homes now. That in itself speaks very highly of Ray’s professionalism, undying support and willingness to make the process as easy as possible on you. Ray is the type of person that goes above and beyond his role. For example, in prepping the sale of my condo he offered his opinion and services in picking out remodel materials and contractors available to him. He brought in a stager to aid in marketing the property at a time when values had dropped significantly. The place looked so good after the remodel and staging that I didn’t want to move out! Due to these efforts we accepted an offer within 48 hours. Ray then worked simultaneously to tour me and my husband, countless hours and days to find our investment property. His experience to point out good and bad options in a property and passion to drive prompt resolution with lenders, title companies and related representatives and was very helpful. I’m honored to say I can own an investment property and partly due to having a great friend and Realtor on my side. Ray always keeps me in the know of market trends and opportunities. I truly value Ray’s friendship and services and look forward to our continued real estate adventures.
“We are really lucky to have Ray to be our agent. As a first time buyer, I had a lot of questions and doubts to begin with, Ray's professional knowledge, sincere and hard working attitude really saved me all the time and effort and I know that I will be well taken care of. He thinks for us and makes recommendation as if he were buying this place. He does thorough research for you about the location and everything about the house. He speaks honestly about his opinion in front of you when he sees something wrong. He knows real estate and houses inside out. He has a great network of all the resources you need even after closing a deal. He is not pushy, very pleasant to work with. He works extra long hours to get us the answers we need whenever we need it! Ray, we love you! :)”
George & Nicole - "Yahoo/Interwoven, Inc"
As two teachers, we had always dreamed of being able to buy a home in the Bay Area but had also spent years trying to come to terms with the fact that it may not be possible. Through his perfect combination of flawless planning and organization, extraordinary time and dedication spent on our behalf, and knowledge and experience, Ray made it happen. We are so grateful that a friend of ours recommended Ray, and we will in turn recommend him to anyone who needs real estate services. I write to give Raymond Chavez my highest recommendation possible.
For first-time home-buyers like us, Ray has been the perfect agent. He spent hours with us understanding our priorities and our budget, and his website was the perfect tool to wade through the houses on the market to a manageable list to tour. Once we knew what we wanted to see, Ray made it happen at our convenience, willingly spending hours of weekend time with us—even on his wife’s birthday! When we toured properties, we felt lucky to do it through Ray’s eyes: he educated us on the possibilities for how we could use and remodel space, and he constantly pointed out things he saw that we would have never seen. His expert eye on everything from the condition of the roof and heater to hidden gems about houses that we never would have seen otherwise helped us make quick, educated decisions about which houses could be right for us. His considerable experience having seen homes and his extraordinary knowledge of the neighborhoods of San Jose have been immeasurably helpful to us. His expertise—and his willingness to patiently share it—about remodeling jobs allowed us to accurately think though whether we could afford certain repairs and improvements that we would need to do. Now that we are planning the remodeling of the home we have purchased, we are finding Ray’s estimates to be dead-on, and we are finding the contractors and craftspeople whom Ray has recommended to us to be reliable, reasonably priced and very talented.
He has led us through the home-buying process by helping us plan for every possibility—the fact that Ray was never caught by surprise by anything inspired our confidence, and his tireless phone calls and communications on our behalf made the difference in this crazy REO and short-sale market. We encountered misrepresentation, apathy and irresponsibility from listing agents, banks, and title companies, and Ray not only dealt with it all—half the time before we even realized there was even a problem—but in a way that helped us allay our fears as first-time buyers that something could go wrong. He should probably get an extra commission for his emotional support as well!
The Glasser's - Pioneer High & Menlo Private/Teachers
On our first meeting, Ray proclaimed to my wife and I that he would give us “One-on-One Attention You Deserve.” We are extremely happy to inform you that Ray has followed through his proclamation 110%!! His Valley Heating client testimonial explained in good detail all the efforts that Ray puts into selling your home. However, there are two things specifically related to our sale that I want you to know about:
- This house had 4 bathrooms which needed to be re-caulked. Ray OFFERED to help me re-caulk each of the bathrooms! He came over on a Saturday morning and knocked that project off my list. How’s that for “one-on-one” attention?
- Our property was the “prototype” of his video marketing www.raymondchavez.com/plateau . This made my wife and I both uneasy and excited at the same time: uneasy in being the “guinea pig” and excited for finding a different way to expose our home. Needless to say, the results were great! This is just one example of many, on how Ray can quickly adapt to the ever changing real estate environment.
The result: Ray found a buyer, AND escrow closed in only 7 days after acceptance.
In addition to Ray’s giving my wife and I “One-on-One Attention" in selling our home, Ray referred us to the contractors who remodeled the home we were moving into. Here’s the great part: Ray helped me install my double oven (I should actually say…I helped Ray install my oven!). What other realtor will OFFER to help their client install something, yet alone a double oven weighing several hundred pounds? He even brought in all the necessary tools. We are extremely pleased to have Ray as our realtor. We now have a new friend. As a matter of fact, so does my son. He just loves Ray and his sons!
The Virays - "Agilent"
When we decided to sell our house this past winter we knew we wanted to find a full-time realtor to help us sell our home. The market was rapidly changing and we needed someone who was able to dedicate 100% of their energy and time towards real-estate. When a close friend recommended Ray to us, we knew we would have a good starting point in finding a qualified realtor. After our initial meeting with Ray, my wife and I knew Ray was going to be our realtor. Ray brings passion and honesty to his profession, something that we don’t see anymore. I could list all the things Ray did for us, but the list would be too long! In simple terms, Ray delivered on ALL his promises. Oh, he also sold our house in 4 days during the slowest month (Dec.) and the slowest year (2007).
The Nghiem Family - "Cyberlink Corp."
"We can’t say enough great things about you, Ray, our friend and realtor! When we started looking for a second home in 2005, we just did not find the right kind of service we needed with two different realtors. Luckily, you were the agent on a property we were interested in, and we hit it off. You helped us find the perfect home in Blossom Hill, and you also made sure we knew everything about the neighborhood, schools, comps, etc., so that we were not taken by surprise. The purchase was a challenge, and you were so professional, and insightful through the whole process."
"It took us two years to remodel our new home before we decided it was time to sell our other home in Blossom Hill. In October 2007, it wasn’t a question in our minds that we had to list our home with you! We knew that we needed you and your expertise in the current, very scary buyer’s market. You advised us on the market, and surrounding comps, so that we could make a good decision on what to list our home at. You worked with us to make the home perfect helping out in every step of the way. You met with all of the handymen, inspectors, etc., which really helped with our busy schedules. We felt, and were extremely lucky to have your help during that time. You also did an excellent job on the marketing, you sent postcards out, you had ads in full color, and you sent mass emails with a full color custom email flyer, virtual tour and a video on YOUTUBE for all the real estate agents, etc. I couldn’t believe how cool the weekly reports were that listed all of hits on our home’s virtual tour. That was great. The outcome of all your hard work, and dedication to selling our home was….that you SOLD our home in 38 DAYS, when most homes were averaging 3-6 months. We are ecstatic!"
"Thank you Ray for everything! We really appreciate the expertise, quality, and caring that you put into helping us find a home, and sell a home. Jeff and I know that we could not have found nor had a better realtor, or outcome. You are the best! We are so happy that we also made a new great friend in all of this. Your family is precious, and we will always cherish our friendship with you."
President "Valley Heating and Cooling" of San Jose
"Never have we had a more amiable experience when working with Ray Chavez. Ray listened to our wants and needs and then developed an action plan to get us into the home of our desire. Ray truly made the home buying experience easy with all his knowledge and his network of contacts. We appreciate Ray's commitment to his client’s; He made the whole experience of buying and selling a home as stress free as possible. We believe that his attention to detail made the sale of our home possible."
The Ceja Family
"When my wife and I decided to upgrade from our home in San Jose, we were worried about entering a volatile market. Ray skillfully steered us toward the perfect home in Campbell, while managing to maximize the equity from our sale. His sincerity and professionalism helped our dream come true! We will always be thankful for his expertise and kindness."
Roman Family - "Santa Teresa High School Teacher"
“Ray’s topnotch professionalism, real estate transaction expertise, and in-depth knowledge of the Bay Area market were the major factors that I was able to find my first home while residing cross country in a very expeditious manner. In addition, his dedication, patience, and customer service orientation was the best – with his educating me through the process, I enjoyed the home-buying experience very much and hoping to work with him in my future investment properties.”
Joannie Fu - "Intel"
"From the very start, Ray took the time to closely inspect our home and focus on areas of the house we could easily and cost effectively improve in order to increase the value of our home. From there, he provided multiple vendors and suggested areas we could do ourselves and gave us pointers on how to do the fixes. And that was just the beginning! From fixing up the house, to marketing it with a virtual tour and excellent fliers, to handling the negotiations, the whole process was completely painless. Ray handled everything in a professional and timely Manner.”
Scott & Wendy McMillan
“Thanks Ray for helping us find our home. The whole process is quite intimidating for first-time buyers, but you made the process quite enjoyable by always being ready to answer our questions, concerns, and staying with us and on top of even the smallest details. You were quite a find! We will use you for our future real-estate needs.”
The Singh Family - "Senior Software Engineer Xilinx"