Ray Gernhart Real Estate Agent at RE/MAX Executives

Ray Gernhart

Real Estate Agent at
RE/MAX Executives

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  • Townhomes
  • Condos
  • Detached Homes
  • Commercial
  • Multi Units
  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Foreclosures
  • Investment Properties
  • Relocations
  • Probate
  • New Construction
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Retirement Specialist
  • Land Specialist
  • Vacation Home
  • Waterfront Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Ray also has Townhome expertise - working with over 323 more townhomes than the average agent.
Ray has great Condo experience - having sold 159 more condos than the average agent.
Ray is a SFH expert - working with over 73% more single family homes than the average Alexandria agent.

Ray's Transactions

  • 9007 Linton Ln
    Single Family Home
    5 bed / 5.0 bath
    Ray helped a buyer purchase this property for 14% under asking price
  • 200 N Pickett St #306
    1 bed / 2.0 bath
  • 925 N Fairfax St #1102
    1 bed / 1 bath
    Ray helped a buyer purchase this property for 15% under asking price
  • 407 Olympic Ct
    Fort Washington
    Single Family Home
    4 bed / 3.0 bath
  • 438 Nottoway Walk
    4 bed / 5.0 bath
  • Single Family Home
    5 bed / 5.0 bath
  • 220 N Alfred St
    3 bed / 3.0 bath

More about Ray Gernhart

I have spent over thirty seven years in real estate, and have personally experienced all the ups and downs of the market. Since 1984, I have coordinated thousands of new home sales as well as easing the transition for families as they move on to new horizons. My expertise lies in my complete understanding of all facets of real estate, from buying and selling, to an all-encompassing grasp of the individual financial aspects for each client. My background and success have earned me top honors in every club available including Lifetime Achievement Award, Re/Max Hall of Fame member, Re/Max Diamond Club, and the $70 Million Plus a year Sales Producer since 1999 with the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, and Greater Capitol Association of Realtors. I promise to provide every one of my clients the very quality service from beginning to end.


Top Producer 2021


North Carolina School of the Arts,NC, University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Other Certifications

Military Relocation Professional (MRP), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Certified Investor Agent Specialist (CIAS), Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist (CPRES), Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR), Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®), Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB)


Lifetime Top Producer, Top Agent Washingtonian Magazine, Top Agent Northern Virginia Magazine, #1 RE/MAX Agent Virginia and DC, Legend Award, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Top 100 Most Influential, Diamond Reward

Other Languages

urdu, spanish, PUNJABI, italian, french

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Ray Gernhart's Reviews & Ratings

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  • Ray helped me buy a home

      Ray was wonderful in the home buying process. Being a first time home buyer, he was very patient and well-versed in explaining different things that I was unaware of. He helped limit down options based on what was requested, and made the whole process painless and a lot of fun

    • Ray listed and sold my home

        Ray was dogged in getting my house sold, despite a few flaky would-be buyers.

      • Ray helped me buy a home

          Ray was fantastic. He came highly recommended from a friend, and I called to leave him a VM on a Sunday afternoon to see if he was taking on new clients. He called me *that night!* He was extremely responsive throughout the process, and his knowledge of neighborhoods, building styles, etc was incredibly valuable. It was personally important to me to find a place in Fairfax county that was at least somewhat diverse. Ray could speak to the population mix in various neighborhoods, and also the historical trends at work. It was just awesome. When we finally settled on a place, there was a competitive bid on the house already. Ray had some extremely clever ideas for ways to keep us in the running, and ultimately we won the house *at the offering price*. He even made an extra trip out to let me friends and family see the place when they visited from out of town. I'm recommending him to everyone I know. He's amazing.

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        • Ray is more than a realtor, but a dear friend. He helped me purchase for my 3rd personal training center in South Riding Virginia.

          - Mustafa
        • Ray was extremely patient with me. He walked me through the whole process from start to finish, provided me with great referrals for mortgage and inspections. Listened to my concerns and apprehensions. When I found a home I loved he acted fast to ensure my offer would be considered. Ray was always there, and reassured me throughout. Thanks to Ray I have a wonderful home that meets all of my needs at a price I can afford.

          - Sue
        • Ray was so helpful in purchasing our first home. As new home buyers we had many many questions and wanted to look at a large number of listings in multiple areas. Ray was beyond patient with us, gave us information about different neighborhoods and honest advice. My husband is very detail oriented and Ray was an invaluable resource for him. He never seemed bothered by the marathon home tours and hours of questions, always patient and never rushed.

          - Andrea
        • My husband and I have used Ray as our realtor since 1988 when we bought our first condo, then again a few years later when we upgraded to a townhouse for my room for our growing family and then again when we were finally financially able to buy a house. Ray is the best. He is a total professional, absolutely knows the market, is a joy to work with and works his backside off to get you a great deal. He is very intelligent too and combined with his years of experience you just cant go wrong.

          - Claudia
        • If youre looking for a real estate professional that will treat you exceptionally well and truly value your business, Ray is definitely your guy. When I first met Ray, I recall seeing all the accomplishments he had achieved and thought this guy wont care about me because my search was for a very low dollar condominium. I couldnt have been more wrong. The time, treatment and guidance I received was superb. Ray put me in my first home. Twelve years after purchasing my condominium, I decided to move back home. I needed to sell my condominium. Once again, I turned to Ray. Once again, I was more than pleased. If you need the services of a real estate professional, call Ray. He has my highest recommendation.

          - Ronald
        • Ray helped us buy and sell our home, and I cant say enough positive things. He made the house hunt and buying process pretty painless (and also fun!). He really took the time to show us a variety of homes, and paid a lot of attention to what we did and didnt like about each place in order to better tailor the hunt. He knows his area very well. We then had to sell that home in Northern Virginia at a suboptimal time during the housing downturn, but even so, Ray helped us navigate the process pretty painlessly and lose as little money as possible. His staff was also great. I highly recommend Ray he is professional, competent, energetic, and really fun. I loved working with him.

          - Christy
        • Ray was very thorough, thoughtful, and professional. We worked together for several years to locate and successfully acquire the right property for me. Ray demonstrated a great deal of patience and persistence as we negotiated our way through multiple failed bidding wars, unforeseen property disclosure circumstances, and finally a completed transaction on a short-sale property. Ray and his staff were supportively there every step of the way! Very grateful for his skills and abilities.

          - John
        • Ray is an exceptionally customer focused sales representative who put his clients first. He is always willing to take whatever time it takes to help a client find the house they are looking for, or help you with a sale. This is an uncommon trait among many real estate associates who seem more focused on closing the deal as fast as possible rather than work to build an effective relationship with their customer. Rays is also exceptionally knowledgeable about the area and makes on-target, honest recommendations about houses you may be interested in purchasing. It is because of Rays superior approach to sales and performance that I have personally recommended him to multiple people. He is the person you want representing you in any real estate transaction.

          - Jonathan
        • Ive had the pleasure of working with Ray on and off for the past 20 years. In that time I have always known him to be a professional of the highest order. There are many professional who can technically complete the task at hand. However I put Ray in that rare category of a 3-dimensional human being/professional. Competent? Yes! Pays attention to detail? Yes! Listens and anticipates your needs? You bet! Personable? Yes! A decent human being? Double Yes!! Every one of these qualities is abundantly evident when you work with Ray. But despite all these admirable qualities the one that truly separates Ray out from the pack is his ability to turn something that is ordinarily stressful into something that is FUN. You heard correctly. As hard as it is to believe, I have always found my business transactions with Ray to not only be pleasurable, but downright FUN. This is where the 3-dimensional human being comes into turn a major event in your lifelike purchasing or selling a houseinto a positive memorable experience takes not only skill but a special human being. Those of you have worked with Ray already know this. I look forward to working with Ray again and I give him my highest recommendation.

          - Jim
        • Ray and his staff are incredible. My friends and family have relied on Ray for almost a decade to buy and sell their homes. Rays knowledge of the business, years of experience, and network helped us sell a townhouse recently for a good price. I know that I can trust Ray to explain the pros and cons of various decisions involved in house sales. Ray and Lisa kept us informed along the way and we sailed through closing with no surprises.

          - Lynn
        • Ray was my realtor when I purchased a condominium in Alexandria. I was a first time homeowner, and he knowledge of the housing market in northern Virginia proved vital to my finding a home that was affordable and would prove to increase in value. Ray has been a realtor for many years and his experience is something that everyone searching for a home will benefit from. He has great connections to many mortgage lenders and they can tailor a mortgage package to meet almost anyones needs. His attention to detail meant that that my settlement experience was an easy and pleasant one.

          - Fritz
        • I was a first time home buyer and wanted to buy a place in DC. My situation was pretty unusual because I was going through a special program that not many agents familiar with called HPAP and DC Bond. Ray and his team made the process of buying the house so easy for me that now I want to buy another property through them. The third place Ray showed me I bought. He gave me good recommendations about it and said it would be a great investment. I totally trusted him and now its been almost 3 years since I leave at my house and I love it! I want to buy another property now and looking forward to work with Ray again!

          - Lisa
        • Very knowledgeable of the area, started by showing me a variety of areas and properties that met my requirements, quickly understood exactly what I liked and did not, but the 3rd time out was able to show only properties that met all criteria and match my preference, bought on that weekend. Had to make a deal work with a very difficult seller and line up the closing dates with the sell of my other property. Ray made it happen!!

          - Virginia
        • I wanted to thank Ray for an efficient and stress free home purchasing experience. Your team was incredibly responsive and I was impressed with your ability to understand our concerns and quickly address problems during this process. Their recommended vendors (home inspectors, mortgages brokers, etc.) were all a pleasure to work with and very professional. We have several friends and colleagues in the DC metro who would not recommend the real estate agent that they worked with during the home purchasing process. We are happy to recommend Ray Gernhart and Associates to anyone looking for an efficient, and professional experience.

          - Jon
        • Ray is amazing! I cannot recommend him enough. Seven years ago, we were terrified first-time home buyers and Ray walked us through everything with his incredible knowledge and sense of humor. He helped us through the financing, a crazy Arlington market, and even recommended some fantastic service providers. This year, Ray sold our first home and helped us buy our second. Ray showed us several homes, worked tirelessly to secure challenging financing, and sold our home within 4 days of being on the market- above asking price. He negotiated and advocated for us and ultimately, made our dream home possible! Ray is perfect for you if you want to find or sell your home and have a great time doing it! You will laugh and feel at ease with Ray, but know you have the best realtor working hard to make your dreams a reality. His knowledge of the market, ability to negotiate, recommendations for service providers, and help with financing are all invaluable. I love our new home so much that I cannot imagine moving again, but if I do, Ray will absolutely be the guy I call.

          - Danette
        • I consider myself VERY lucky to have connected with Ray when looking to purchase my first home recently he was amazing though the entire process Being it was a first home, he knew it was an overwhelming experience for me but took the time each step of the way to explain everything and make sure I was comfortable with all my choices/options.He was incredible with the negotiation process and I know I would have not been able to make it though all of it without him! I have been telling everyone I know to meet with Ray when looking for a new home.Ray is completely professional and knows the Northern Virginia area VERY well and can really help navigate what could be quite a stressful life experience.

          - Kerry
        • My husband and I were getting married and buying a new construction house. Talk about stressful but Ray was amazing in helping us navigate through the contract negotiation and lending processes. When presented with some challenges at the closing table (from the developers side), Ray hung in with us to iron out the details and was instrumental in helping us close within our desired timeframe. Ray works tirelessly on behalf of his clients to ensure they have a pleasant experience. His years of experience in the industry and in the market position him as the go to guy when buying or selling your house. We will sell and buy again and when we do Ray is the guy we are going to call!

          - Stephanie
        • As an intimidated and overwhelmed first-time home buyer, I can confidently say that Ray was a godsend. Within 5 minutes of my first visit to his website, he gave me a phone call to introduce himself and schedule an introductory meeting. Ray worked to my schedule, and agreed to COME TO MY HOME after work. In that first meeting, I explained my situation, and he took the time to walk me through the entire process of finding, purchasing, and financing a home. He didnt ask me to sign anything, and even discouraged me from doing so. Ray left me with extensive literature that covered the home-buying process in detail, and recommended many great references for review.Now heres the best part. When you work with Ray, you get Rays whole team.From that first meeting, Ray quickly set me up with points of contact for home loan information (his long-time colleague and financial professional, Tina Nielsen, proved to be an amazing ally in the process). After taking the time to show me nearly 15 places, I found my dream home and entered into a contract. Ray took care of everything, and I always had complete confidence in him. He connected me to a fantastic home inspector and a top-notch title settlement firm to help me get through the process. I was able to close on the property within a very frenetic 4 weeks from the first home visit, and theres NO way I could have done this without Ray.The negotiations were painless. Ray was in constant contact with the sellers agent, often providing me updates very late into the evening. Ultimately, he got me the property under list price with additional concessions for home improvements recommended by his stellar home inspector.Within 7 weeks of that initial meeting with Ray, I had the keys to my first home. Theres no substitute for Rays 25 years of experience and contacts, and hes a pretty great guy to boot. Dont hesitate to call him!

          - Benjamin
        • Id like to take this opportunity to thank you for the hard work and long hours that you put in to get our Falls Church house sold this year. I especially appreciate the time that you spent entertaining perspective buyers at open houses on Sundays during the winter months. I know winter is not the best time to sell a house, but you maintained a positive, professional attitude and diligence to get the job done, and found a wonderful couple to take over the house. And one more thanks for treating us to lunch after the closing, it was a nice way to sit back and reflect on the hard work and excellent results that were achieved by your hard work. I would definitely recommend you to anyone who wants to buy or sell a house in the Washington and Northern VA area. Joan and I are very grateful for all youve done for us, a heartfelt thank you again!Mark McFann

          - Mark