Raymond Lee Real Estate Agent at Clarity Capital Group

Raymond Lee

Real Estate Agent at
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Agent Highlights

Raymond is a top selling San Jose agent - having sold over 71% more properties in San Jose than the average agent.
Raymond is a SFH expert - working with over 71% more single family homes than the average San Jose agent.
Raymond has great Condo experience - having sold 19 more condos than the average agent.

More about Raymond Lee

With over 140 units sold over the past ten years and over $125 Million in real estate sales volume, Raymond Lee’s philosophy of taking care of his clients has paid off. His ability to analyze house prices (to make sure that his clients aren’t over paying or under selling) and his unique ability to rapidly strike up a rapport with the agent on the other side of the transaction make him your perfect ally; whether you are a first time home buyer or a seasoned real estate investor selling their 35th home. Raymond Lee made his move from Great Britain as a teenager. Watched his mother work feverishly in the Southern California Real Estate market in the early 90’s. The work ethic she brought with her showed him how to survive in any market. He went on to receive his Bachelor of Science from San Jose State, with a minor in Business. After a four-year stint in the booming tech market; ...
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Education

San Jose State

Certifications

REALTOR® Association Certified Executive (RCE)

License Number

01844344

Raymond earned the Best of HomeLight Award in 2018 for being in the Top 5% of agents in the area.

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Raymond Lee's Reviews & Ratings

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  • Raymond helped me buy a home
    • Local Area Expert
    • Found Relevant Homes
    • Market Knowledge
    • Good Communicator
    • Strong Negotiator
    • Spent Quality Time

    Raymond Lee was the first Real Estate Broker my wife and I have ever worked with. He helped us purchase our dream home under asking price with lightning fast speed. I never hesitate when recommending him to my friends and family. A+ service!

  • Thank you Ray Lee and Clarity Capital Group! Your professionalism, tenacity and unwavering attitude made the very difficult process of selling our so much more tolerable. You fought for us to get the best possible offer, put our needs above all else, for these and many more reasons we are extremely grateful. We shall definitely recommend you to our friends and family for their future real estate needs. Best Regards

    - Yelp- Cindy A.: 10/9/14
  • As a real estate attorney, I recommend all prospective callers to Raymond Lee for the following reasons:1. He is Johnny-on-the spot. If there ever was a Type-A personality who has to get things done without delay, it's Ray. He should take time off and relax. But he is more concerned about being on top of this transactions.2. He is client focused, not commission focused. He is not a car salesman focused on commissions. Ray is focused on helping people. He would rather build long-lasting relationships that will pay off in the long run, than get a quick commission. I always refer people to him to get their real estate questions answered. He takes the time to answer their questions and build relationships even if he knows that it will not lead to a deal for him. I'm a real estate litigator. I know how things work in court. But when I want to know how it works day-to-day in the real world, I call Ray.3. He doesn't pretend to be a lawyer. Real estate agents and brokers are not allowed to give legal advice, but many do. Trying to figure out exactly what is legal advice can be difficult. Agents and brokers can find themselves in hot water if they answer questions that are better left to the lawyers. Ray knows better to routinely consult with a real estate attorney whenever difficult questions arise.There is a difference between a salesperson and a professional. There are many real estate salespeople. But there are few people that stand out like Ray.

    - Yelp- Damian C.: 3/30/15
  • I have know Ray Lee for over 10 years now and during this time, I have counted on Ray to sell and buy! several homes. Ray is very professional and consistently provides updates as to what is required as well as the status of each transaction. At the same time, Ray is down-to-earth and easy to work with.Ray has also become a very good friend of mine. With that said I have felt comfortable referring Ray to my family members and friends who have now used Ray's services to sell/buy their homes.I highly recommend Ray Lee.

    - Yelp- Carl B.: 4/27/15
  • You know the (American) myth about how Englishmen are so charming? Well its totally true. Ray is not only our realtor, but he has become a great friend (cue Celine Dion now). We met Ray a few months ago with a referral from my coworker. We were transparent in what we wanted and the fact that we really were not in any hurry to purchase a house. He was on board from day 1. He respected our timeline and really did not push us to purchase anything. We did a few viewings with him just so he can get a better idea of what we liked. After 2 days of viewings, Ray was sending us places he already looked at (during the week) with his notes. If something came out stellar, we would add it to our weekend viewing list for him to show us. He was always in contact about what was coming up, what he saw, and most of all was patient with all of our questions as we had never purchased a house before. He was quick to respond to any texts or emails. A few months into our budding relationship, a house came on the market that seemed to fit our bill and budget. Ray was quick to show us that night it came on the market, and indeed we fell in love with it. A week later we were putting our bid in which Ray made it so effortless on our end (though it took awhile deciding what picture to put in our offer letter). Long story short, our bid was accepted. It was our first offer (on any house) and we were so astonished at how seamless he made the process. Now the fun (sarcasm) part began. Ray had already previously put us in touch with an excellent loan agent, and we were already pre-approved but now we needed to move into escrow and get our loan approved within 30 days. This is really where Ray showcased his commitment to his clients. He really held our hand for those 32 days (including a major national holiday that was 2 days, which delayed it a bit). He was answering EVERY SINGLE question we had, reaching out to our loan agent to check status, and keeping the selling agent updated. 32 days after our bid was accepted, Ray met us on a Friday night so he can give us the keys to our new house. Ray made EVERYTHING from searching for a house, and securing our loan so seamless for us. Truth be told, I miss our weekend viewing days just because I miss hanging out with the lad (I am working on my own English accent, which is inspired by Ray). A month after closing, he is still answering our questions and emails. When you're working with Ray, you aren't just working with any ol' realtor, you really are working with the best of them and I will assure you that you'll grow to be quite fond of him.I can't praise him enough for everything he's done for us and continues to do.

    - Yelp- Aileen V.: 1/19/16
  • We were referred Clarity Capital Group when relocating from Texas to the East Bay and we could not have been more pleased with Ray and his service. Over months, Ray showed us an abundance of patience as we looked at endless homes. He understood our needs and wants and seemed to be determined to find us just the perfect home for our family! His dedication to his clients and commitment to make every transaction successful were undeniable and we could not be more pleased. Our boys adopted Mr. Ray as a family member and keep asking when we get to see him again. We on the other hand made a great new friend, who can be trusted with your business and who will take care of you like your family. Thanks Ray!!!

    - Yelp- Sabine M.: 1/20/16
  • I honestly don't know where to begin.. other than Ray is AMAZING!!! We were referred to Ray and Clarity Capital Group from our wedding photographer after a long and frustrating experience with another realtor. Needless to say we were beyond blessed to find Ray! From our first meeting we knew we found "the one," besides Ray's English charm, our personalities just fit. Ray was fantastic to work with as first-time home buyers. He was patient and explained any and everything! We were continuing an already long search in the East Bay Area when we first started working with Ray. After some soul searching and realizing that we were getting quickly priced out of the areas we desired, my husband and I decided to drop a bomb on Ray.. We changed our search to targeting the Sacramento area. Ray was more than understanding and this is what makes him so AMAZING, Ray went completely above an beyond and continued to help in our search! Ray made the 2 hour drive for the Bay Area with us on multiple occasions for viewings, he researched and paid for access to homes in our desired area as well! Ray learned our wants and needs and became a great voice of reason while looking at homes! After two unsuccessful offers in the Sacramento area, we finally found and got our DREAM HOME! All thanks to Ray and the amazing work he does.I would recommend Ray and Clarity Capital Group to any and all potential buyers and sellers.

    - Yelp- Jessica H.: 1/20/16
  • Love Ray! Even though we had a property we were worried wouldn't sell for various reasons, Ray Lee's advice and help enabled us to sell in four days. We had one weekend of open house, one private visit, and then the people put an offer in that stuck. He knew our property's value, assessed the market correctly, and helped us sell what we were afraid couldn't--at a profit, nonetheless.He then helped us find our new home and walked through that process with us as well. I recommend him to all my friends whenever they talk about moving. He likes to build relationships with clients so that they will come back to him, and he won't put you in a home you can't afford so he can make a higher commission. He is a great guy, both ethically and professionally.

    - Yelp- Julie W.: 1/20/16
  • Thank you Ray! We have hands down the best real estate agent (turned friend) in the Bay Area... Dare i say California? Ray got us into our first home 2 years ago - which was the perfect house to start our family and get some practice being homeowners. With news of baby #2 on the way... we thought 880 sq feet might not be ideal. We called Ray and within weeks we were in contract for the sale of our home (significantly over list price, zero contingencies, with 60 days free rent back!) in San Jose and the purchase of a 4 bedroom in San Ramon (almost 10k under list)! We can barely believe it. Thinking of buying or selling? You want to be working with Ray. He has serious skills and knowledge, and incredible passion for his work - you'll even have fun and gain a friend in the process. Thanks again Ray and Clarity Capital.

    - Yelp- Carmel R.: 1/23/16
  • It was such a pleasure working with Ray. He helped us sell our condo and find us a new home for our family. Although we hit a few challenges on both ends (NO fault of Ray's), he handled every issue immediately, diligently, and with the utmost professionalism. Not only were we impressed, but the realtors on the other side were impressed as well (not surprisingly)! Ray worked tirelessly to get the deals done. He is one truly amazing and knowledgeable agent. THE best! THANKS RAY!!!!!

    - Yelp- Julie T.: 1/28/16
  • We've had the pleasure of working with Ray twice over the years. We were introduced during the recession by a close friend that he had helped. We were looking to purchase our first home, and he couldn't have been kinder or more helpful. We looked for months before finally deciding on a home. The home that we chose was a short sale, and Ray successfully navigated through the process quickly and successfully. We were so blessed that Ray helped us find the right home at the right price. We lived in that home for several years, and when we had outgrown it and decided to sell, there was no question about who we wanted to work with. Again Ray was more helpful than we could have ever expected. Ray made sure that we listed at the right time and the right price for our specific market. Within 48 hours of listing the house, we had signed papers for significantly above the asking price. This is a testament to his thorough knowledge of the industry and "feel" for the market. We moved out of the state, and are bummed that when the time comes to sell our current house, we won't be able to work with him on the sale. We've recommended Ray to friends and family, and they have been every bit as happy with his service as we have been. I couldn't give a higher endorsement for anyone. Ray is the absolute best!

    - Yelp- Eric B.: 3/5/16
  • Don't need a lot of words, Ray got the job done as promised. To me the most important characteristic is Rays flexibility. He's a true pleasure to work with. He will do whatever it takes to ensure you are educated and comfortable with the entire process and results.

    - Yelp- Joanne M.: 6/1/16
  • This review is quite overdue!. Ray helped the sale of or property in San Jose in 9/15. At the time, we were just blessed with our newborn daughter and we were pressed on a timeline for our wedding as well as moving to SoCal. Needless to say it was a very stressful time. However Ray made it very seamless for us while keeping our interests at the forefront, which is a very delicate balance. Ray did not disappoint! He met all deadlines, ensured we received the best possible AND timed it out perfectly with our move to SoCal. Fast forward, after renting for 6 months we decided to move forward with purchasing a home in SoCal. We very much wanted to have Ray do our purchase for us as well. However, the distance and logistics made it difficult and he actually opted to find a local realtor to assist. Ray is always putting others before himself and that shows in his profession. He goes above and beyond! Thank you for helping us get to where we are, Ray!

    - Yelp- Kevin T.: 6/7/16
  • Ray came highly recommended by close friends, and now I see why. His ability to perceive what his clients want and then streamline the process of finding it... was a pleasure to watch. He's very perceptive, creative, and puts that extra positive spin on every aspect of the process. Ray is clearly an exceptional professional in his field. It was a pleasure working with Ray, and I plan to do so again.

    - Yelp- Nathan H.: 6/8/16
  • Over seven years ago, our first dealings with Ray Lee involved finding my daughter and son-in-law their first home to own. Ray listened to their needs and wants, then found the best first home for them. (Ray has the biggest heart and even helped with some needed demolition in the home's garage.)Ray told us about refinancing possibilities for our home, so with Ray's help, we received a much better interest rate, which lowered our monthly mortgage.Earlier this year, my daughter and son-in-law wanted to sell their first home and move out of State. They contacted Ray and listened to his advice on pricing their home to market. The home sold so quickly - prior to the first open house - and for much more than the listing price. The kids were thrilled.Ray knows what he is doing. If you are considering a realtor, I would put complete trust in Ray selling your home or helping you buy a home. In fact, we did. Shortly after my daughter and son-in-law's home sold, we put ours on the market too. Ray had one open house, which he attended. Within 3 days we had a buyer and received tons more than the listing price.Ray is the best realtor. He goes above and beyond. We had a remodel done years ago and the plans were never filed with the County. Ray learned of this when selling our home. Ray went to the County and started the filing process rolling and it was completed in record time for the sell of our home. Ray really cares about his clients. He is a very genuine, lovely person. My husband and I highly recommend Ray Lee as the Number 1 realtor and only realtor to partner with when buying or selling a home. We love this guy!

    - Yelp- Deb C.: 6/8/16
  • We met Ray through a friend a few years back and he was very friendly and had a great accent! As we got to talking he mentioned he was in real estate and by the end of our conversation my husband and I knew that when we wanted him to be our agent when it came time to purchase our first home. When we started looking for our first home Ray took extra time to explain the process to us so we were able to look and eventually buy with confidence! So of course he was our guy when we decided to sell a few years later. He's consistently gone above and beyond to ensure we are satisfied and happy with our experience, it was so obvious it was his top priority. He was never pushy and was honest when we needed it most. We are so blessed to have met him and we would recommend him in a heartbeat. Thanks Ray! We look forward to buying our next house with you.

    - Yelp- Melissa Y.: 10/22/16
  • We can't say enough about Ray!!! If you're looking for an articulate, professional who truly CARES about everyone of his clients .. Rays your man!! He will do everything he can to make your house owning dreams or selling come true. We have worked with Ray for several years and always look to him for ours or our friends & family's real estate needs. Call Ray today for all your real estate questions & needs! I

    - Yelp- Deb R.: 8/29/17
  • Raymond is a very diligent, sincere and capable agent. My wife and I flew from East coast to find a house in Concord/Walnut Creek area without a slightest idea about the SF market. Ray drove us around patiently and not only helped us quickly get a picture of the market environment, but also helped us narrow down our focus on what we can afford. Magically we found a house we liked so much the very next day! That was only because he figured out what would best fit our goal and did his homework after a long hard working first day. Then he took care of the inspection, applied his business skills to help us negotiate a good contract while we were back in MD. We had settled our house remotely with both seller and buyer happy about the deal. I have to say that he is a dependable and trustworthy person. I am counting him as my friend now. And you bet he will be helping my son buying a house when my son is ready to buy.

    - Yelp- Nelson L.: 9/7/17
  • Raymond is an outstanding and probably the best realtor we have ever met. we were first looking for an agent online and all the 5-star reviews Raymond got drew our attention. So we decided to meet him in person and his professionalism impressed us. Actually we were very pleased with all he had done for us. He was very friendly and responded promptly to our concerns. He tried really hard to accommodate our schedule. He communicated well with the other party and his negotiation skills definitely contributed a lot to a good deal we had. We strongly recommend Raymond and yes, he deserves another 5 star!

    - Yelp- James Z.: 10/19/17
  • Just bought our second house with Ray! We have worked with him for several years and can't say enough about his professionalism, personal approach, patience, cultural competence, punctuality...He truly cares about his clients and advocates for them to meet their best interest. We have recommended Ray to our friends and they ended up buying their dream house. Good job Ray and Clarity Capital Group!

    - Yelp- Sveta A.: 11/3/17
  • Ray has been the best realtor a couple could ask for. After trekking from San Jose to Santa Cruz weekend after weekend to find us our dream home, he's now working with me to find me a 2nd property in San Francisco. Not only our realtor, now our very dearest friend.

    - Yelp- Teri M.: 5/8/18
  • Ray was very knowledgeable about the market and was able to answer any inquiries I had about the properties we saw.It just so happened that he was travelling when we found our perfect home, but that didn't deter him from helping us. He was responsible, easily reachable, and very reliable even half way across the world! We eventually won out the bid and closed the deal and it couldn't have been done without the help of Ray! He is truly amazing and highly recommended.Delete review

    - Yelp- Kevin N.: 5/8/18
  • Where to begin? This has by far been the absolute best experience of my life. Many people dread the stress that comes with home buying, which I admit I initially felt UNTIL I met Ray. He met with me and my fiance and immediately we hit it off. We knew without a shadow of doubt that Ray was exactly what we needed or shall I say what I needed! I have high expectations and Ray undoubtedly met every one of my expectations! The level of care and customer service he provides is unreal!!!! He genuinely cares about his clients and their needs. He was always available to speak with us and keep us grounded. Now here is the amazing part which is rare but had to be said. I am a get it done and off my plate type of person. I know what I want and go after it which I explained to Ray. We went on a tour on a Saturday of about 7 houses and there was one in particular that we instantly knew we wanted and would fit every detail we were looking for. I called Ray on Sunday and told him we wanted to put an offer on the house because that house was meant to be ours. Ray explained to us that in this market to be prepared to make a few offers if not more before our offer was accepted. I heard this many times through friends and co-workers as well but that didn't change my optimism. I had faith in Ray from day one and I had the positive attitude that I would not let any negative thoughts enter my mind. Ray put our offer in on Wednesday and let me say between Sunday and Wednesday, Ray worked tirelessly to make any connections he could between himself and the selling agent. I was amazed and how hard he worked on our offer including multiple phone calls, e-mails, texts, whatever he could do to make this happen for us! He even submitted our offer in person which I believe made a great deal of difference! Then on Wednesday night we got the call that would change our lives. WE GOT THE HOUSE on our first offer!!! While everyone else was amazed, I was confidently happy! Confident in my realtor, confident in good things happen to good people and confident in my positive thoughts. Everything fell into place the way it was meant to be and I honestly believe it would not have happened without Ray! Thank you Ray for everything, we are forever thankful for your honesty, hard work and determination! We wish you many successes in the future! YOU ARE #1 for sure!

    - Yelp- Sabrina J. (QS): 5/25/18
  • Ray is an amazing agent . We were first time home buyers, so we really wanted an agent who could help us in this process by making sure we understood each step of it. We shortlisted a few agents from Yelp and we were immediately impressed by his proffesionalism. He was very clear from the beginning not to just take him on his word without questions, but to ask as many questions as it takes to make sure we are comfortable and well informed every step of the way. We started the house hunting 3 months before and every week we used to go see 3 or 4 houses. We never felt rushed or pressured to put an offer on any house. He has a keen eye to point out details on the house that we did not spot immediately. Once we were ready to put an offer on the house, Ray presented us with comps on similar houses and what they sold for in last few months, and that really helped us in making an informed decision on what to put in the offer. Even the listing agent mentioned how well prepared and complete the offer package we gave them was. Thanks Ray for helping us find our home!

    - Yelp- Sukaniyaa G.: 6/3/18
  • Raymond is a fantastic agent. He went above and beyond to help us find our forever home in this difficult market. At many points in the process I had gotten discouraged at the offers that we were getting rejected but at no point did he try to pressure us to make an offer that we weren't comfortable with. He is very easy to get in contact with and even when he's on vacation he'll put together an offer and try to help us close the deal. I work a lot and it's difficult to coordinate times for me to view houses. Raymond typically works in the South Bay but he organized and scheduled private showings to fit to my schedule. I felt that Raymond was very dedicated to finding a house to fit my needs and gave his honest opinion to what was a good purchase now and what would have value down the road. Overall I'd say Raymond is a champion for the buyer and you won't find anyone better.PS He also gives very good pep talks

    - Yelp- Belinda C.: 7/21/18
  • It has been a pleasure to work with Raymond and his team of real estate experts. Ray has helped me buy and sell multiple properties and through out all the transactions he has always guided me more as a sincere friend than a real estate agent. Recently, I had a complex 1031 exchange transaction and if it were not for Ray I don't believe it would have gone smoothly. Raymond is thoughtful, professional but most of all a sincere kind human being. I will recommend Ray to anyone without hesitation, he makes the home buying experience a pleasure. Thank you Ray for your kindness and commitment.

    - Yelp- Marty G.: 8/2/18
  • Outstanding agent. Professional and dedicated service. He was reliable and always response even when he was away in vacation or was working on other offer. He is familiar with many cities in the Bay Area. Between our family members Raymond has helped us buy and sell three houses.

    - Yelp- Sidney L.: 8/22/18
  • Time for an update...We decided to move abroad for a year and asked Raymond to help list our house for us in the summer of 2016. As soon as our house hit the market, so did a couple of other ones in our community. We weren't getting the offers we were anticipating and it was nearing our move out date. So, on Raymond's suggestion, we decided to take it off the market and rent it out. He sold that house of ours for us the next summer and got us into a new development that he tracked the construction milestones while we were out of the country. When we returned this past June, we got our keys and moved right in. This was my first time seeing the house completed and I was disappointed by the size. I was expecting it to be bigger than it was. We expressed our concern to him and he was able to get us a cash offer within a week! I know, sounds surreal, but that's how good he is! We ended up keeping our house, but I can't tell you how appreciative I was to be able to have that option available to me at the time. If you got this far into my comment, you are obviously looking for a real estate agent. Please stop scrolling through Yelp and just give Raymond a call! You will not regret it, I promise.

    - Yelp- Frozan F.: 12/22/18
  • Ray is an extraordinary real estate agent who goes above and beyond call of duty to help his clients in achieving their goals. He helped me find my first home and executed flawlessly from inception. More importantly he listens, gives honest feedback and delivers prompt service without imposing aggression to the complicated home-buying process. He has a wealth of knowledge in real estate and loan process which helped me with my buying decision and put me at ease. I am very happy with my new home and will highly recommend Ray to all my friends. Way to go Ray!

    - Yelp- Angeline L.: 8/7/13
  • Raymond Lee of Clarity Capital Group handled the sale of our home in Newark, CA. We live in Orange County. Although the long distance sale of a home can have its challenges, Raymond went so far above and beyond that it was never necessary for us to travel up north. Raymond was always accessible by phone, text or email so we felt completely connected at all times. The result of his sound advice and professional negotiations resulted in a very quick sale of our home at maximum value for us. Raymond and Clarity Capital Group provided the highest level of customer service. We will recommend them to anyone needing such services in the future.

    - Yelp- Mona P.: 10/14/13
  • After working with 5 different agents (and putting in offers on multiple homes) in multiple locations within the Bay Area, we met Ray at a showing for one of his listings. From the second we met him, it was very clear that he was an honest, polished, savvy, and analytical real estate professional. Because we immediately clicked with Ray, we asked him a few days later to be our agent. It was the best choice we could have made. For the past year and a half, my wife and I checked Redfin, Zip, and other websites religiously (i.e. multiple times daily) and Ray still managed to wow us with listings that didn't make it through our filters because of the breadth and depth of his neighborhood knowledge.Best of all, Ray understands that the market is always changing and unlike most other realtors, never once pressured us to make an offer that we weren't comfortable with. He was more concerned with us being satisfied with the entire process and becoming life-long customers than closing a deal right here and right now.With that said, we were successful on our very first offer with Ray for 2 reasons. 1) He took every single step to make our offer work for not just for the seller in this competitive market, but for us as well.2) He tirelessly presented our offer and counteroffer (there were 7+ offers on the table) directly to the listing agent in person and made sure that our voice was heard not only by the agent, but by the seller personally. We were told explicitly by the agent that this was the difference between us getting and not getting the home.Ray helped us purchase our first home in a development that I had literally wanted to live in since the 4th grade. For that, I have and will continue to recommend him with the highest praise to my family, my friends, and my colleagues.

    - Yelp- Johnny D.: 8/25/13
  • Ray is an all around great agent. He's amiable, patient, and listens to his client's needs. He truly excels in making offers. Many agents can be very generous with your money, but Ray is not one of those agents. He performs the analysis to see what the true market value is, dials in other factors such as how many other offers are in the mix, listens to the buyer as to what they can afford and suggests offer amounts that are just enough, but not too good. We went three round like this and he always nailed it. I highly recommend Ray, especially in the crazy bidding war market.

    - Yelp- Will S.: 8/3/13
  • Ray and his team are wonderful to work with, they have all the qualities we'd looked for in a Realtor team:punctual, responsive (email, text, calls, etc), knowledgeable, and the know hows of putting a solid competitive bid package together. You will need the professional support from Ray in this seller's market! Or if you're selling, I have no doubt he will get you the highest value for your house. We've referred many friends and family members to them already. Needless to say, Ray at Clarity Capital Group found us our dream home and we found a great Realtor and friend.

    - Yelp- Jerry C.: 8/13/13
  • I recently closed my home sale with Ray from the Clarity Capital Group. The process in itself, at least from what I expected and my perception, was quite painless and easy... in large part I'm sure because of Ray and his sincerity and professionalism. My home was sold as a short sale. It was a process that I had dreaded for some time and waited out until the last possible moment. When the time came, Ray was very patient, explained the process thoroughly, and never rushed me throughout. Ray's follow up kept me in the loop and actually made me feel like an "appreciated client" I say that, because of the nature of the sale. I've heard nightmare stories about realtors treating their clients like second class citizens who they spoke atand not to. Nothing was further from the truth with Ray. I personally want to thank Ray for helping us during this trying time. I, along with my children appreciate the warmth you provided from beginning to end. When the time comes to buy our new home, we'll be proud to have you represent us.

    - Yelp- Robert E.: 8/4/13
  • There is probably no greater testament to the quality of someone's work than to be a repeat customer over a long period of time. I have purchased and sold not one, not two, but three homes through Ray at Clarity Capital Group over a period of ten years. Ray has always been incredibly patient with us. Rather than show us homes that were out of our range in order to increase his commission, he genuinely listened to us and worked harder to find great homes that were affordable for us. He also has a rock-solid understanding of financial markets and their effect on interest rates, something most realtors sorely lack. The combination of these two factors has always made us comfortable that we bought the best house for the best possible price. On the sell side, Ray has sold houses for us in wildly varying market conditions. Each time, Ray has led us through a successful sale at a price that we were happy with, regardless of outside economic conditions. I simply can't recommend Ray enough. We are now in our dream home and plan to stay here until retirement. My only worry is that Ray might have retired by the time we are ready to sell again. I don't know what we would do!

    - Yelp- Robert M.: 8/2/13
  • There's not enough room in a Yelp review for all the positives about working with Ray Lee. He's professional, punctual, attentive, and knows the real estate market in and out! We had a hard time with our loan and Ray was there for us every step of the way. He even made sure to stay in contact over a major holiday and a pre-planned vacation! He helped us figure out ballpark payment amounts when we couldn't decide which house we wanted to bid on and helped us to see which home would have the best re-sale value in future markets.It was great having someone so knowledgeable, especially because we were first time home buyers. Ray set us up with an email system so that as new houses went on the market we were able to see them right away and decide if we wanted to view the property. His patience was amazing through all our many trips and he made house hunting seem less like a chore and more like a fun day with a friend. Ray made sure to answer all our questions and if he couldn't he made sure to find us someone who could. He was even able to secure us the keys to our new home a few days earlier then we expected which was an amazing surprise. Mr. Lee and Clarity Capital Group have our assured business on any future real estate deals we do!! His commitment to his clients is astonishing. There really is no one better to guide a home buyer through the real estate market!!!

    - Yelp- Samantha S.: 5/22/16
  • Ray Lee from Clarity Capital Group has surpassed my needs as a realtor and advisor. He helped me purchased my first condo, after patiently working with me for over a year. He is also available for advice on mortgages and loans and questions on home owning. I've recommended him to other families and friends and also to other realtors working in other cities in the Bay Area. They say he is great to network and work with. And that British accent is real! I will definitely continue to use him for my real estate needs.

    - Yelp- Mike C.: 3/30/16
  • Ray...where do I begin. Probably the most knowledgeable and personable real estate agent out there. I've known Ray for awhile and what he has, which many other agents don't, is a keen eye for detail. As a young first time home buyer I was eager to go out and learn about the process of purchasing a home. I quickly learned that it was not as easy as it was cut out to be on TV. There were many variables associated with the different properties themselves, the contracts and their accompanying contingencies, and mountains of data to sift through and make sense of. Ray made the process and transaction as simple as possible. When I was ready to make an offer we put our heads together, and with his valuation acumen ended up with an appraisal above our accepted offer. Agents like Raymond Lee are few and far between. Go with him and Clarity Capital Group...you won't be disappointed!

    - Yelp- Jon T.: 5/23/16
  • What can I say about Ray and Clarity Capital Group that hasn't been said in the other reviews? Ray helped my wife and I find our first home in the Bay Area. Ray was very conscientious of our wants, needs and our budget we had to work with. Almost every Sunday for FOUR months Ray escorted us to view multiple homes that fit our criteria. We had to make multiple offers on multiple homes before we found the perfect fit and Ray was there to guide us through the whole process. I cannot stress enough what a great experience our small family had working with Ray. When it is time for us to sell and purchase our next home I know there is only one person I'll be calling and that would be a man I would consider a friend, Raymond Lee.

    - Yelp- Steve Y.: 10/28/15
  • If you want an Agent that is not only a good guy but also in your corner, then Raymond Lee is your guy, he is the real deal. This guy is by your side step-by-step through this whole process. He makes himself available and is always very responsive, even in the evening hours to answer questions or to your get stuff done. Buying and Selling a house can be stressful and it helps to have an agent that is attentive, personable, answers any concerns and someone you can just trust. If you aren't his friend now you will be when it's all said and done. Thanks Ray!

    - Yelp- Herb L.: 8/22/16
  • A friend of mine recommended Ray when I was going to look for a house. I remember one time he was stuck on the way to show the houses due to an car accidence, he texted me and kept me updated where he was, which made me feeling he is a very responsible and reliable realtor and broker. I finally bought my first house after went through some unexpected review processes from the bank, but Ray was there with me and fought for me. I deeply appreciate what he did to help me. He is the guy who can make your dream came true.

    - Yelp- Evelyn C.: 10/29/16
  • Wow... Where to start? We felt the knowledge and experience Ray was able to bring to our search for the perfect home was immeasurable. On top of that, his patience and guidance helped make sure we were able to find our dream home and stay within our budget. He even personally sat down with our mortgage lender when we had questions about a few things that didn't quite add up. He was able to resolve the issues and ended up helping us save even more money on top of what we were expecting! We wouldn't be in the absolute perfect home for us (with money to spare, to boot!) if it weren't for Ray. Thank you so much for helping us find our home sweet home. If you want a realtor you can trust, choose Ray. He's fantastic!

    - Yelp- Jeanette W.: 10/28/16
  • My wife and I reached out to Ray on a recommendation from a mutual friend. From the start he expressed a genuine desire to help us find the right home for us. He was always authentic and personable and took the time to learn what we wanted, and also filled in the blanks when we weren't always sure of the next steps. Ray was always accessible by phone at any time of the day or night. And the best part is he delivers! He not only helped me sell a home at top dollar, he was instrumental in finding us our dream home. Part of me wants to keep Ray a secret- but out of fairness to him I have to let the Bay Area know what a wonderful agent Ray is. You won't be disappointed. He obviously has my highest recommendation.

    - Yelp- Karl A.: 5/11/17
  • So I have always been wary of real estate agents since I had come across some that didn't really know the field or some were just very car salesman type pushy. Thankfully, we were referred to Raymond by a family member that had purchased their home with him. My fianc and I were looking for a condo in the Tri city area. We told him our budget and that we were a first time home buyer. Raymond was great! He wasn't pushy, he definitely works with you and helps you find what YOU want. He is very patient and professional. I kept looking for condos in a certain community in Castro valley and he asked me once why that was. I told him I grew up in CV and as a kid loved those condominiums and always wanted to live there when I was older. He told me how just recently he helped another client buy a house of his childhood dreams and that he would help me make it happen eventually there as well. Long story short, we did make it happen and my fianc and I bought our condo in the exact location we wanted. I couldn't be happier with the process and working with him. Looking forward to working with Raymond again when it's time to sell and buy again :).

    - Yelp- Mezh F.: 7/4/16
  • Looking for a house in this market is a pain!!! We found our first home with the help of Ray! Thank you so much! He found our home in a few months after a few tries in this crazy market. He was more then helpful. He advised us on what we should offer and tips on how to make us stand out to the seller. Sure enough it worked! We got in at a good price and are very happy with our purchase. I would recommend Clarity to anybody buying or selling.

    - Yelp- Tho L.: 5/11/17
  • I'll get straight to the point, hiring Ray and Clarity Capital Group will be one of the best decisions you ever make in your life. He helped us to both buy a new home in the Willow Glen area of San Jose and sell our current home in the Japantown area of San Jose, both of which coincidentally, closed within a day of each other.All in all we worked with Ray for a little over a year, the majority of which was just planning, coming up with a strategy, and getting an overall feel for the market. We also wanted to wait to hit the two year mark at our current home. When we were serious about looking things moved very quickly. We never felt like we were second fiddle to anyone even though we knew he had other deals going on at the same time. It always felt like he put us first through everything. Whenever we had questions or concerns Ray walked us through all of the steps along the way. He was really great and anytime we were nervous or stressed about anything, we just had to call Ray and we always felt better after having a discussion with him.He had our back and our best interest at heart the entire time. There were a few properties that we liked and put offers on but instead of chasing the price higher he pushed us to explore other potential options. Ultimately, we were able to close on a great property for under list price, which in this type of market was a huge win for us. We are very happy with everything that Ray has done for us and even happier that we gained a new friend in the process. If/when we ever decide to sell our house or purchase another property Ray will be the only one we call.

    - Yelp- Brad S.: 6/12/17
  • Ray has helped us purchase 2 homes and sell one in the last 7 years, all of those transactions have been flawless. Ray has exceeded all of our expectations in a Realtor and stepped well beyond the scope of his job over and over again. We wouldn't trust anyone else and will absolutely, without question, use him in our next transaction!

    - Yelp: Bobbi S.: 5/11/17
  • Peerless, fantastic, amazing, smart, analytical, ethical, hard working, dedicated, patient, tireless, selfless, generous... These are all words I would use to describe Ray. We had the absolute pleasure of working with Ray to find and purchase our new home. It was a challenging task, but he knocked it out of the park and we're now the proud owners of a beautiful and perfect home for our family of five. Ray takes the time to get to know you on a personal level, and builds a profile of wants/needs over time that lets him zero in on the perfect property. He spent countless hours pouring over listings, and driving all over the Bay Area previewing properties. He was able to screen out poor candidates and show us the potential fits. This was a huge timesaver for our busy schedules, and ensured we weren't wasting time looking at things that just wouldn't work for us. He was amazingly patient with us and our kids as we checkout properties and went back and forth on this or that. He never got frustrated, and would take mental notes, ultimately presenting us with the the one. He is like a magician and has many tricks up his sleeve. For example he maintains great relationships with peer agents and brokers in the area, which gives him access to off market potential listings, and inventory that might not be public yet. He knows the market and the local industry well, and when he sees an opportunity to gain an edge, he is lightning quick to act. When it comes to the deal, I won't spill all his secrets, but let's just say that he is like an artist - he applies social, psychological, technical and tactical techniques to navigate it all to a fantastic result. He builds relationships with his clients, and ours is one I don't expect to end now that we've closed on our place. If you are buying or selling, go with Ray. You won't regret it.

    - Yelp- Luke S.: 4/28/18
  • So this is my second review of Clarity Capital Group. This time we bought with them and with Ray again. I have to say that in working with many agents whether its for strictly investing or for personal properties that Ray is simply the best we've ever worked with. My wife and i have a strong work ethic and are very detailed and responsible with our actions. Ray mirrors us and compliments us in every step of the process. We have found that most professionals we deal with in these type of transactions are less than professional and require a vast amount of prodding to get the results that we expect. Ray is just like us. He works hard for us and we do the same for him and expect the same from every team member as that is the only way to get to the finish line. Buying and selling homes is stressful. You need a team member like Ray to get the job done and to help you sleep at night. I cant say enough good things about Ray. Its always a pleasure to work with him. We have a colleague and a friend. Most folks don't know when they have a bad agent. Take the guesswork out of it by working with Ray and his team and trust they will be an outstanding teammate. Cheers!

    - Yelp: Matt J.: 6/5/18
  • Ray was very patient with us throughout the entire process, which lasted over a year! We pretty much connected every weekend to either attend open houses or he would get us access to houses that weren't listed yet. As first time home buyers, we asked tons of questions which he was able to explain them in layman's terms and since he's been in the business for 15 or so years, he's pretty credible. A yearlong search seems long but it worked out to our advantage because he helped us consider things that we weren't even aware of. Over time, he got a good sense of what we were looking for and how much we were willing to move a far as numbers go. We definitely felt like he was looking out for us versus just making a sale. We never felt rushed or that we were inconveniencing him. He spent alot time with us even though he had deals well above our range. We felt very comfortable asking all sorts of questions. We would definitely recommend Ray especially for first time home buyers in the South Bay. He knows the area well and follows-up when he says he will. He was very good with communication which was extremely important to us.

    - Yelp- Stevie W.: 11/23/17
  • Ray is such an amazing agent that I would recommend him to any friends or family. He went above and beyond to help us purchase our home in Willow Glen after the third offer in this tough market. He even went an extra level to put in an offer during his personal vacation time and also look into processes with the city for permits. We started our process about a year ago but kept in touch throughout that time. He is honest and doesn't try to force ideas/styles/sales on you. He also sold our current home at the same time we were looking to buy and got us an amazing offer. He was always open to answer any question we had, by text/phone/email. You will not go wrong hiring Ray as an agent, and now we have also gained a great friend.

    - Yelp: Janice L.: 6/1/17