In 2021, Ray Collins helped 34 clients buy or sell $22 million dollars in real estate, ranking him in the top 2% of local Realtors. This qualified him for Coldwell Banker's prestigious International President's Elite award. He finished in the Top 1000 Realtors nationwide among Coldwell Banker/Realogy agents (3rd Q, '21). He began 2022, with 10 deals pending worth $6.5 million dollars.
Ray spent his previous career in media & marketing. He's been able to parlay those skills and tenaciousness into real estate. His background as an award-winning TV newscaster enables him to produce a higher level of listing video than any other agent in the area. Having covered this region for decades, he knows the area, has a lot of contacts and a lot of satisfied clients.
Florida Realtor Magazine did a full-page article about his approach to real estate--and he was honored on-stage at the Florida Realtors Association's annual convention in Orlando in 2021.
Ray is also an elected official in Sarasota County...a media trainer/publicist...and tennis travel writer. He is originally from Buffalo, NY, where he leases an annual billboard each winter to recruit new clients to sunny Florida.