First Time Buyer/Starter Homes, Buyer Representation, Military, Relocation, Residential Homes
Hello, I’m Ray and I’m originally from a small town in central Illinois where I was raised by parents who instilled in me a strong work ethic, love of God, family and the importance of serving others.
After High School, I enlisted in United States Air Force where I served for 7 years and had the opportunity to experience the wonders of our country and the dedicated people who contribute to its greatness.
After my service the majority of my career has been in the retail industry where I have spent 30 years serving the needs of customers in many capacities, whether it through operating a business of my own or working for the largest retailer in the world. I love working with people and helping them reach their goals.
My wife (my Best Friend!) and I moved to West Plains about two years ago in order for us to be closer to the family. It didn’t take us long to realize we made the right decision. The genuine warmth and kindness of the residents in Howell County is like none we have ever experienced. We feel like this is where we belong.
We decided to purchase a home here, and through that process met Gwen and Calvin, and Mia Stout. They were so friendly and patient in our search, never pressuring us until we found that perfect house.
We were so impressed with our experience that I decided to start my own career in real estate. There is nothing like the feeling of helping a family find the home of their dreams.
If your goal is to find that perfect home give me a call and at your pace, we will find the house that is right for you!
My Life Experiences
Proud Veteran of the U.S. Air Force
Community College of the Air Force
Howell County Mo Resident
Dedicated Husband, Father, and Grandfather
Member of River of Life Church of God in West Plains
My Business Experience
Honest & Knowledgeable Realtor
Over 30 years of serving customers
Highly Focused on Customer Satisfaction
Real estate industry since 2016
Working with a team of professional Realtors with over 28 years of experience
We began looking for a house in Missouri while still living in California. We used online searches to determine the properties we were interested in. We then completely relied on Gwen's superior Real Estate expertise to have a look at the properties and provide her expert assessment. With Gwen's help, we narrowed the list down and flew out to see the remaining properties in person. This is when we found out the real depth of Gwen's level of Real Estate knowledge. Her assessment of the properties not only in the level of quality but also insuring all the must-have boxes were all checked was excellent. When it was time to make the offer, Gwen lead us through the process and insured that our interests were completely represented. She always kept our needs at the forefront and made sure we fully understood every aspect of the process. As someone who lived in another state, we could not have chosen a better agent to represent us in the local market. She made sure all the inspections were completed and any issues were taken care of prior to signing paperwork. She also helped connect us with a local mortgage company. She made this a one-stop process by helping with everything from looking for houses to get the keys to our new home. Moving across the country is very stressful, however, Gwen made the move so much easier and was always available to answer any questions that came up during the process. If you are moving from out of state, we would highly recommend contacting Gwen for her help finding your new home!