Chad Ray, owner and broker of C.R. Realty, has 19 years of experience in real estate, covering the Houston metro area with an emphasis on Katy. His commitment has paid off: Voters on the website choicehome.com named Ray the best Realtor in Katy in 2017 and 2018, and in the Katy Times, C.R. Realty has been voted among the city’s top two real estate brokerages in 2019 and 2020. He works with a wide range of clients, from all levels of buyers and sellers to investors buying and selling remodeled homes.
Rather than assume things are going as they should, Ray stays on top of everything and communicates regularly with clients, a habit he deems key to his success. “Clients like how responsive and knowledgeable of the real estate market I am,” he says. “Answering clients’ questions quickly and accurately is key to making them feel comfortable with the transaction from beginning to end.”
Ray’s biggest accomplishment this past year was growing his team to 63 agents. As a result of tripling the agent count at his Katy office, he also tripled the number of completed transactions, closing 246 in 2020.
A big supporter of the community, Ray volunteers on two Katy-area homeowner association boards in neighborhoods where he owns homes and coaches his son’s soccer team. Putting to use his extensive social media training, he has a solid online following, providing him the ideal platform to advertise listings and real estate activity. He promotes his team’s listings on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using professional photography, aerial drone photos and videos.
Outside of work, Ray’s favorite hobby is motocross. “I love riding dirt bikes,” he shares. “When I take some time off, you can find me at one of the local motocross tracks with my son.”