"As first time sellers with two kids under 3, our sale could have been a nightmare. Luckily, Ray's work ethic and sales style came through for a huge win. He got us WAY over asking on our home and just as importantly, held our hands and communicated the whole process. I felt bad because my work schedule made it so that I could only correspond late at night.

Ray responded immediately to my 11pm texts and made sure that whenever I had a schedule conflict with a showing or inspection, that everything was taken care of. Maybe most impressive was the fact that the buyer that we ended up accepting was the LOWEST offer in the beginning, who, after meeting with Ray at a private showing, raised their bid by almost 10%. He must be a master negotiator to be able to bring a buyer into the fold like that. Quite impressive!

A key sales tool that Ray utilizes is the custom website with a SUPER slick, HD video walk-through of the house VIDEO BELOW. The video is so professionally done, that we actually want to hold onto it to remember our first home by! The HD video clearly works; traffic at our two open houses was in the hundreds, and we had 6 offers in a week.
Go with Ray!" - Kenny & Tam



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“We met Ray at an open house after looking for over a year.  We went to his office for a Buyer Consultation and made sure we understood the entire buying process, market conditions and he assisted us with the loan process. He was always educating us with his professional knowledge and letting us know of good deals as he found the. He made the entire process very smooth and easy as possible. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell property. As a first time buyers he was extremely patient, non-pressuring, and held our hand every step of the way. Thanks again Ray!! We love out new home!!!” – Kieu & Leroy



         

“I actually found Ray  on Yelp.  I was pressed for time and had to sell my Santa Monica condo in less than a month. The entire process was so overwhelming and I had very little time to focus on anything. I left everything in Ray's hands. Not only did he sell my condo in a record time of 2 weeks, but he got me more than I expected.  He made the whole transition very smooth and easy on me. He helped me organize my move to NYC and even put me in touch with an NYC agent, who helped lease me my new place. Ray went above the scope of a Realtor and made a very difficult transition as easy as possible!  Great people are hard to find these days. I have recommended Ray to all my friends and got nothing but great feedback. It was truly a pleasure to work with him. If I return to LA, he will be the first person I call to purchase another property." -- Max

"Ray is an incredibly dedicated, responsive and professional agent.  He exceeded all of my expectations.  

I first contacted Ray in late November of 2015 when I discovered that a townhouse in Culver City was for sale in a community we really liked.  It seemed like a real long shot to me, because I thought I would need to sell my current condo in West LA first in order to have the down payment necessary for the new townhouse.  

Luckily for me, Ray is incredibly resourceful and a true problem solver.  He immediately put me in contact with a mortgage broker that was willing to work with me.  Just 72 hours after seeing the townhouse my bid was accepted.  

Then Ray helped me put my West LA condo up for sale.  I was under a really tight time frame as I had only about 45 days to market my condo and close escrow so that I could return funds   to my IRA.  Again, Ray went above and beyond.  Not only did Ray get multiple above asking offers, but we closed escrow early!  He took charge of the entire process, speaking with the buyer's lenders regularly, meeting with the appraiser and getting the HOA to respond in a timely manner.

And there's no rattling Ray either.  When the HOA manager walked into my unit during an open house and informed him that the unit was in violation of the CCRs because the dining area wasn't carpeted, Ray immediately had a solution that allowed me to meet the HOA's demands and still close on time.  

If only I could text Ray for all of life's challenges and not just the real estate related ones. - Maya P "

"Ray is the best Realtor that my wife and I have ever dealt with. From the moment of first contact he was attentive and enthusiastic. He found us a property that was off market that he had seen a couple of months before.

He did this by taking us out on countless showing and getting a real understanding of what we wanted. The listing we ended up buying had a rental contract nearly signed on it. Ray managed to convince the listing agent to let us in to see the property and then agreed an offer for us below asking price! This was incredible to watch and we have now just used Ray for the purchase of our first investment property. Again the service provided by Ray and his team was impeccable. - Edward H"

"We are so grateful to have had Ray as our agent.  After four offers and two escrows, we ended up in our dream home and Ray supported us every step of the way.

As first time homebuyers, we appreciated how Ray explained in detail the home buying process and interpreted every document we signed.  He responded quickly to phone calls and emails and, even though he was representing multiple buyers and sellers, we felt like we were his only clients!

Ray approached every property with our best interest as his top priority.  He researched each neighborhood we considered and he told us which homes were overpriced and which ones were priced appropriately.  Ray never pressured us and he was always very patient.

Thanks, Ray, for your integrity, dependability, professionalism and strong work ethic. You made our home buying experience enjoyable!!” -- Bryan & Mariana


“We are a young couple, buying our first place and Ray went above and beyond to help us find and close the deal to our new home. He is responsive, punctual, and is always on top of things. We can always reach him and he is never late. Ray spotted the errors in the bank's inspections paperwork and helped us with the correction process which allowed us to close on time. We would gladly work with Ray again.”  -- Huy & Ivy


 “At the time I started working with Ray, I was a new mom to a 5 month old and told Ray that I had 1 week to visit listings before I had to return back to work. Ray got right on it. He worked with me to quickly narrow down the neighborhoods with excellent schools and homes that would be within my budget. We visited 25+ homes in a span of 7 days. Amazing? Yes! Once I found the home of my dreams he then made the buying process very easy for me. He knew I was a busy professional and that I relied on him to be detail-oriented and thorough. Quick turnaround on communication was very important to me as I was working to close the best loan rates. He was always available by phone, email, and even visited in the evening to get paperwork signed. He wasn't afraid to step in during the closing process to make sure that the owners repaired everything that they promised before we handed over our money. I highly recommend working with Ray. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable about the Westside, and will truly represent your needs." -- Diana & Dave


"We don't believe we'd have found a home in North of Wilshire neighborhood if it hadn't been for Ray.  We were working w/another agent--an experienced, competent, really lovely guy, but he simply wasn't networked in this area, & since supply is so tight, & demand so high, we'd go to open houses where there were, offers over as we walked we were discouraged & worried, & my husband & I realized we'd have to find another agent who knew the area very well.  Enter Ray!  I Googled Santa Monica real estate agents & he got great reviews, w/lots of specificity of how he'd had helped prospective buyers, what he'd done to seal the deal, & so he seemed like a logical choice for us. The afternoon we met him @ a broker's open house, we decided to make an offer, & w/Ray's help, knowing the seller's agents, being very experienced about the entire process, our bid was accepted, & we are the new recent owners of a beautiful townhouse condo.  It was certainly NOT due to the lender, with whom we had a not positive experience at all, & we've owned 3'homes before, so, we didn't go into the process as neophytes.

Ray negotiated on our behalf with the sellers, he found us a good deal on homeowner's insurance since we'd moved out of state, & the escrow process, whatever his involvement went smoothly.

It's our experience that your agent must be your advocate-100%--& Ray was certainly that for us during this pretty stressful process. - Barbara F"

"I sold & purchased a replacement property with Ray and his team! Ray is professional, responsive, and honest and took the time to clearly explain every step of the process and kept me well informed of what was going on. Ray was a strong negotiator and had my best interest throughout the whole process making sure that we got the best price with the best client. He sold my place for well over asking within the first 2 weeks of being on the market. He and his team were on top of everything! They were very proactive, readily available to answer questions and they didn't miss a beat.

Once I sold my place I worked with his buyer's agent Eliza to purchase my next place. Eliza is the perfect balance of professionalism and friendliness. With the market as competitive and fast paced as it is, Eliza was always available and supportive. She found me the perfect place, helped me negotiate and answered all my questions.

I couldn't be happier with my experience with them both. If you are looking to sell or buy the LA/Santa Monica Area I would highly recommend both of them. - John D"

"Relocating from Australia to LA was a difficult and stressful task. My companies provided me with a REALTOR but their lack of communication and lack of professionalism turned me off.

I met Ray at an open house and he was full of positive energy and eager to assist me. He invited me to his office for a buyer’s consultation and took the time to educate me and explain the entire buying process in great detail. Being a first time homebuyer this was very important to me.

Ray made me feel like I was his only client and was always available to assist me whenever I had any questions.  As a first time home buyer I had a lot J.  He took the time to make sure I know exactly what was going on each step of the process and answered my questions in great detail.

He knows the different areas well, and is an expert negotiator, not only did he get me a great deal on my property but he was able to negotiate with the seller and get me additional credit towards repairs that were need to the property.

I am very pleased with his services and I would recommend him to everyone. I am not sure how I would have handled this process without him…" -- Lloyd


"My experience with Ray Lyon was excellent. He went the extra mile for me at every turn and provided truly extraordinary service. I have purchased several properties over the years in various cities, and Ray was the best realtor I have every worked with. I lived out of town and needed to buy a condo near UCLA within just a few months. Ray went out of his way to work with my schedule and to make the whole purchasing process as easy as possible. I was especially impressed with his block to block knowledge of the neighborhoods. He had an uncanny ability to understand what I was looking for. He knew which properties would not quite work for me, and which ones had potential that wasn't obvious at first. He was also right on target with regards to negotiating a purchase price with the seller. I will definitely use him if I ever need to buy another property." --  Liz


"I am lucky to have found Ray!  I interviewed a few agents to list my Mar Vista property and Ray & I seemed to see eye to eye instantly.  He was approachable, genuine, down to earth and very business savvy.  He walked us through the process and gave us some great financial information.  He has a great network of connections and he is very hands on.  He walked me through my property and helped me stage it using what I had, recommending a few inexpensive items to buy, which saved me thousands of dollars in staging...it looked so great, like something you would see in a magazine!  Within 7 days of being on the market we had 6 offers and Ray further negotiated these and got us $75,000 over asking.  

He also negotiated us a 30 days lease back, so we were not forced to leave right away which eased our transition.  I could not have done this without Ray's help. He was a pleasure to work with and even made this typically frustrating process somewhat enjoyable!  Today I look at Ray as not only a great realtor, but a mentor and a friend.  He was always available for us and I cannot say enough good things about Ray Lyon!  Thanks Again! - Josh P"

"I had the best experience buying a home with Ray! He took a lot of time getting to know me and what I was looking for in a very specific area on the West side. He was very patient with me as a first-time buyer and he gained my trust quickly.

Ray was exceptional. I was on a 3 week trip to Europe in the middle of my home search. A unit came on the market in a complex that I loved and he tracked me down to let me know. He literally did all he could to get my attention about the listing. Ray acted quickly - we submitted the offer and I defaulted to him on the timing and all. He has great instincts about the real estate market and people in general - which is so valuable in the intense and competitive market in Santa Monica. The offer was accepted and we were in escrow very quickly because Ray knew how to make it happen. Most of the escrow period happened when I was out of the country and he facilitated the entire thing. He really went out of his way to make the process as painless as possible. He was always available and made me feel like I was a priority.

Ray is very well-connected in the real estate world and referred me to many capable professionals along the way, and just as I am writing this he is texting me more referrals for painters and contractors. I am going to tell my friends who are looking to buy about him - I would recommend him without hesitation. I will absolutely work with him again in the future. I am so happy to be a homeowner in Santa Monica, thanks to Ray and his wonderful service and hard work. - Cynthia W "


Ray Lyon - Keller Williams Realty