Ray began working with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Coccia Realty in September of 2014 and has since won many awards for performance, client satisfaction, and overall sales volume, including the Circle of Excellence Sales Award each year as a Realtor – NJ Real Estate Sales Agent. He’s received the Silver Award from Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. He was nominated in his early years for performance awards, including Rookie of the Year and The Rising Star of the Year Award, and received additional certifications from the Real Estate Business Institute including the (RENE) or Real Estate Negotiation Expert Certification as well as the (PSA) or Pricing Strategy Advisor Certification. In 2017 Ray went on to earn his New Jersey Real Estate Broker License and was subsequently promoted to Vice President-Managing Broker-Designated Realtor of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Coccia Realty. In the three consecutive years of 2018, 2019, and 2020 Ray was awarded to be one of the Ten Best Real Estate Professionals in New Jersey by the American Institute of Real Estate Professionals. He was also offered a seat on the the Forbes Real Estate Council owned by Forbes Magazine and Forbes Media Company as their 77th Member Nationally.
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 BHGRE Coccia Realty in October of 2017 to his current position of Vice President, Managing Broker, Designated Realtor of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Coccia Realty.
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 career. Ray’s customer service and public relations skill set are far superior than his competitors and his ability to promote and market any 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 a sales 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 local schools to kids about success and motivation. He teaches the three key principles 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 which aired on both 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. In June of 2019 Ray was quoted by Smarter CX, an Oracle publication, in an article entitled Tips on How To Be Good at Sales.
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 says, he always 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 Greater Bergen Association of Realtors (GBAR), the North Central Jersey Association of Realtors (NCJAR) 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).
The Real Estate Business Institute, Pricing Strategy Advisory (PSA) Certification
The Real Estate Business Institute, Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) Certification
Acropolis School of Real Estate, Real Estate Law / Broker Licensure, Graduate
Kovats School of Real Estate and Insurance, Real Estate Broker Ethics, Graduate
Montclair School of Real Estate, Real Estate Broker Management, Graduate
Meadowlands School of Real Estate, Real Estate Sales Licensure, Graduate
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