After contacting Ray and speaking to him ,I knew we had the right person He and his partner accomplished what was not being successfully done in the past . Because of him and his partner Nick , we now have a wonderful place to call home. I must say ,he knows his business. Andy S.
I have worked with Ray for several years now. The thing I admire most about him is his integrity. His expertise is the real estate business, not just selling houses. He has helped us with both buying and selling and the results have been great. Krista S.
When I needed a realtor in the Mill Creek WA area, I was referred to Ray Graves by a friend and former client of Ray. The property I was selling was badly in need of renovation and was further complicated by the fact I was an out of state seller. I needed a realtor I could completely trust and rely on. After only an initial consultation, Ray got right to work. Within 24 hours, Ray conducted a thorough walk thru and provided me with a comprehensive remodel plan and budget. At every juncture, Ray provided me with updates and pictures. He consulted with me on any detail changes and always worked within my specifications. Finished product was beautiful and on budget! Ray worked diligently to find qualified buyers including using social media. He followed through on every lead and was always responsive to my calls and emails. Ray provided me with expert advice and honest guidance throughout the entire selling process. Gail S.
I was looking for someone, all of the above, who shared my philosophy about life, enough so the experience of buying a home would be from the heart - a happy story. Otherwise - why? Why have something lovely that you acquired that leaves a sour taste in your mouth, mind and emotions just to live there? Ray was patient and wise through the tough times, when I had no idea how I would find, let alone afford it. But I did. It wasn't Ray's find - but it was a short sale, and needed someone with Ray's experience and style. It was potentially a particularly adversarial situation, but Ray didn't allow it to be, and kept the situation dignified at all times. Not only that, but through his patience and keen abilities, the price was reduced $35,000, and Ray kept coming up with little ways to save me money. He proved that one can be a gentleman AND be assertive with grace. Time and time again he saved the day for me during those 5 1/2 months - but in the end, I had what I wanted: a beautiful, human story, a home way beyond my wildest expectations and dreams-come-true, and a friend with impeccable integrity. A real fairytale, and Ray's magician's dust hasn't worn off yet. Thank you, Ray. I can't imagine ANYONE getting the mileage out of this difficult transaction the way you did! Patricia N.
After weeks and weeks of putting offers on and losing out to all cash offers, Nick helped us find our dream home. He was supportive, responsive, and an all around great resource for our real estate needs. Wendi S. Snohomish
Nick was extremely knowledgeable and hard-working. We found a house early on in the process in the neighborhood wanted, and he quickly worked to get us from "almost square 1" to "ready to submit a bid" in less than a day. He then worked to bring us through a difficult bidding process and helped us come up on top without costing too much extra!
Nick is very friendly, and easy to work with - he kept in contact with us on our own terms (millennial-style email and texting :-)). He was very good at keeping us up to date on was going on in a sometimes opaque process.
I have already recommended Nick to a friend and would not hesitate to reccomend him to others! Tim B. Kirkland
Let me start by saying Nick is great. He was our buying agent. We found him after going with other agents that just didn't work out for us. He brings professionalism to the table and listened to our needs as clients. We kept a few of his cards just so we can refer him future business. We are starting to move in our new house this weekend. Mike C. Everett