Ray began working with BHGRE Coccia Realty in September of 2014 and has since won several awards for sales volume, including the Circle of Excellence Sales Award each year as a Realtor. He’s received the Silver Award from BHGRE. He has been nominated for performance awards, including Rookie of the Year and The Rising Star Award, and received certifications from the National Association of Realtors accredited learning institutions, including the (RENE) Real Estate Negotiation Expert Certification and the (PSA) or Pricing Strategy Advisor Certification. In 2017 Ray received his NJ Real Estate Broker License and was promoted to Vice President-Managing Broker of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Coccia Realty. In 2018 Ray was awarded one of the Ten Best Real Estate Agents in New Jersey by the American Institute of Real Estate. Professionals.
Ray believes success in any business begins with honesty, integrity, and a do whatever it takes attitude. He maintains a tremendous online marketing campaign and additionally uses all forms of the latest technology available to sell homes, land, apartment buildings, and commercial properties. Ray was promoted from within Coccia Realty in October of 2017 to his current position of Vice President and became the Broker/Manager of the Rutherford NJ BHGRE Coccia Realty office.
Ray’s Real Estate expertise is in Bergen County, Essex County, Passaic County, and Hudson County, NJ.
A true entrepreneur by nature, Ray has been involved in small businesses that he founded, beginning his career in retail management then spending several years as a Morgan Stanley Financial Adviser. The knowledge he gained in the financial markets transcends today into his real estate sales career. Ray’s customer service and public relations skill set are far superior than his competitors and his ability to promote and market a property are nothing but top notch! Ray chose to partner with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate because of their extensive systems, technology and tools which help assist an agent’s clients and customers as well as the brand’s intensive marketing campaign.
Aside from his passion for Real Estate Ray speaks publicly at the local schools to kids about success and motivation. He teaches the three key principals of success. 1.) Love what you. 2.) Be the best at what you do. 3.) Surround yourself with successful people. He incorporates these principles into his everyday activities and is a strong believer in Karma. “You simply cannot become successful without helping and being kind others”, Ray.
Ray was featured on the Home First Home Television Show with Carolina Buia on FOX and CBS affiliates nationally in spring of 2015. His bio was first published in the Bergen Record and NorthJersey.Com in 2014. March of 2016 Ray and his colleagues were recognized in the South Berganite and on NorthJersey.Com for exceptional sales performances. In January of 2017 Ray was interviewed and featured in an article in the Observer Newspaper and TheObserver.Com for his accomplishments of the previous year. In October of 2017 Social Media Giant GetStencil.Com interviewed Ray for his Digital Marketing Creativity in the Real Estate industry. In December of 2018 Ray was interviewed by Up Journey. An publication dedicated helping people reach their goals.
Each Holiday Season Ray is active in the local “Toys For Tots” program and the annual “Warm Coat Drive” for people in need. Other charities he supports are The Disabled Veterans Association and AMFAR.
Ultimately, Ray is a genuine, hardworking professional that listens to the wants and needs of his sales team and clients.
As an optimist, he always sees “the glass as half full”.
Ray’s motto is: “Carpe diem” (seize the day)
“You simply must be passionate about what you are doing. Do it with passion or don’t do it at all.” -Ray
Ray is a member of the Eastern Bergen County Board of Realtors (EBCBOR), the Passaic County Board of Realtors (PCBOR) the New Jersey Association of Realtors (NJAR), the National Association of Realtors (NAR), and the Real Estate Politics and Advocacy Group (RPAC), the New Jersey Multiple Listing Service (NJMLS), the Garden State Multiple Listing Service (GSMLS) and the Hudson County Multiple Listing Service (HCMLS).
Meadowlands School of Real Estate, Real Estate Sales Licensure, Graduate
National Association of Realtors, Pricing Strategy Advisory (PSA) Certification
National Association of Realtors, Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) Certification
Montclair School of Real Estate, Real Estate Broker Management, Graduate
Kovats School of Real Estate and Insurance, Real Estate Broker Ethics, Graduate
Acropolis School of Real Estate, Real Estate Law / Broker Licensure, Graduate
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