Raymond Torres

Raymond Torres

Broker Associate

GRI, ABR, CRS

Fluent in:
  • Spanish

Raymond works on the Raymond and Catherine Team with Catherine Compton.

Raymond’s motto is simple, his clients' interests come first.

Raymond moved to Austin from El Paso, Texas in 1997 to attend The University of Texas, fell in love with Austin, and stayed.

One of his first business ventures was co-owning and operating one of the first food trucks in Austin, a juice bar at 4th and Congress called The Organic Factory. Raymond also worked in the pharmaceutical industry and Dell. His passion was and has continued to be Real Estate but experience proves he is not afraid of hard work, grit, and determination to get the job done.

Raymond comes to Realty Austin after operating his own real estate company for ten years. He obtained his Texas Broker license, a license held by less than 2% of Texas Realtors and has been providing outstanding service to Austin and surrounding areas for over 14 years.

Working with Raymond, you can expect continuous, timely communication as he keeps you fully informed throughout every step of the process of buying or selling your property. He serves every need from first-time homebuyer, investor, to listing your home.

Raymond believes that real estate is more than just a transaction. Each and every time it is a life-changing experience. He will treat you as a compassionate friend providing you with the utmost care and excellent customer service.

Raymond also holds membership to the GRI, CRS, and ABR designations.

When he is not helping you, Raymond can be found cooking, traveling, or hanging out with his two dogs, Khloe and Stella.

Milestones

  • Platinum Top 500 REALTORS® 2019

September 11 2019

Working with Raymond and Catherine has been a great experience overall. From every point of the buying process, they have been incredibly patient and made everything easier. As a first-time home buyer, I anticipated that this would be a stressful ordeal, but working with Catherine and Raymond meant that there were no unwanted surprises. I was incredibly impressed with their professionalism, expertise, and timeliness. They walked with me through every step. Thanks so much to both of you!

Crystal Flinn

April 1 2019

We absolutely loved working with Raymond! We cannot say enough positive things about the entire experience. He guided us through some tough decisions on multiple offers and educated us about the whole process from start to finish. Also, it is awesome that he lives in our new neighborhood so we'll just get to keep seeing him as long as he's not sick of us. Funny story; the day we closed on the house, my son was so used to seeing Raymond when we toured homes that he walked in and shouted "Hi Raymond!" even though he wasn't there. He's a part of our family now!

Amy Keeling

March 1 2019

Our relationship with Raymond and Catherine started over email as we were still overseas at the time. Many Realtors reached out, but only Catherine made me feel like our needs matter. Our feeling about them further grew after we finally met in person last June. Understanding our time is limited, Raymond and Catherine spent the entire weekend with us visiting various communities and helping us navigate the ins and outs of home buying in the US.

Managing a new construction overseas was not an easy task, luckily Raymond and Catherine were there to help us along the way from design review, pre-construction, final inspection to closing. Without their help the whole build could not have gone as smoothly is it did. Raymond and Catherine maintained regular contact with me and kept me informed of major milestones and assisted in getting us ready for the closing. Even though we did run into some build quality issues that require warranty repair, they were quick to assist and offer help.

There’s no doubt my family and I have developed a deep fondness for them that goes beyond just a real estate transaction. They are genuinely nice people to do business with, and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Raymond and Catherine team to any of our friends and families.

Ili E. Hung

March 1 2019

WE LOVE RAY! We were so scared to go through the home buying process because we have heard so many horror stories, but Ray made everything fun. Not only does he know everything about Austin real estate, he knows every one working in it! Ray was so hopefully showing us all types of houses, and he moved so quickly and expertly through the closing process with us. Ray was on top of every email, every call, and answered all of our questions expertly and promptly. Ray was incredibly transparent and communicative throughout. Now that we've purchased our home, we know we can still reach out to Ray with any question, at any time. Not only did we find a great Realtor to buy a house, but we also made a friend for life! Could not recommend enough!

Alma Alrich

February 1 2019

I just want to pass on how great of a job Raymond did for us. This was our first home purchase in Texas, and without Raymond, I do not think the home purchase would have been completed. We bought our home in Austin from California (long distance), and Raymond did a great job of communicating with us. Raymond and Catherine were recommended by my sister in law with high praises (boy she was right on). Raymond is a keeper.

Linda Gardner

February 1 2019

Well, our first adventure in finding a home in Texas is now complete, so we thought we'd let you know how very pleased we are with Catherine and Raymond, the couple who helped us through the experience. At each step of the way -including detours at a property or two that we later realized wouldn't have been suitable for our needs- Catherine and Raymond offered reasoned advice and a brand of understanding that led us to discover the condo on which we recently closed. Now we are not only looking forward to enjoying our new Lone Star State home, but are happy to know that we've already made two good friends in Texas. I'm sure we aren't the only Realty-Austin buyers who have been nicely-served by Catherine and Raymond, but they sure made us feel like we're important.

Peter and Carol Hunn

January 1 2019

As a first time home buyer, it was important to me to have a Realtor I could really trust, and who had my best interest in mind. Raymond Torres was the most helpful and responsive agent that I think I could have worked with. We were so happy to have found him; he made the experience such a positive one for us, we can't wait to work with him again!

Alisha Banks

November 1 2018

I had a wonderful experience with Raymond Torres. I had tried to contact several other Realtors when I began my search for a home in Austin, and most of them wouldn't even return the call or did and then disappeared. I contacted Ray and his team, he responded immediately, sent me home ideas and when I was ready to come to take a look, he made plenty of time for me. Raymond followed through until the closing and took care of everything that needed to be done. As a fellow Realtor, I appreciate his attention to detail. Thanks again, Ray!

Lee Wilfrid

October 1 2018

Raymond was a tremendous help and support for Steve and I in selling our home of 27 years. His guidance on staging the home and his consistent reminders help us tremendously. He showed up to financing, closing and final walk-throughs when we found our new home, using his eagle eye to spot items that needed fixed. We would definitely recommend Raymond to others.

Lana

September 1 2018

I was introduced to Ray by my son who raved about his services. I was not disappointed. My wife and I were moving to the Austin area from New Jersey. Ray’s knowledge of the entire geographic area helped us decide on a community that fit our requirements to a tee. His negotiation skills landed us the lot and model home we were interested in and for less than we expected to pay. Ray’s guidance in the purchase process made us feel confident we were getting the best deal possible. He also was able to recommend a home inspection company and homeowners insurance agencies to choose from to protect our new home. I wholeheartedly recommend Raymond Torres for any real estate purchase. I doubt you would be.

Jon

September 1 2018

Simply the best. I bought the house through Raymond, and seven years later, sold the home through Raymond. He has the skills, local contacts, and professionalism to make it all happen. Painless, profitable and pleasant experience.

Jean

June 1 2018

My husband and I have nothing but praise for Ray and his team. We feel like Ray went above and beyond our expectations throughout every step of the buying process. We would, of course, recommend Ray to others in a heartbeat. We feel lucky to have had the opportunity to work with him.

Carol and Jon Sorkin

The best thing about Ray's service is Ray's service. He is extremely responsive. If you are in the market for a local Austin expert that is going to be responsive and provide excellent service, Ray Torres is your guy. I highly recommend his services and I'm very likely to recommend Ray to a prospective buyer/seller.

Henry Yoshida

Raymond was very easy to work with throughout the process. He is not forceful in having us make a decision and is happy to search for as long as it takes for you to find the perfect home. Once you have selected that dream home the process from there is effortless. His network of industry professionals took care of us from start to finish. We had no issues at any point and when things came up in the initial inspection he got us the advice of experts within hours so we had peace of mind before completing the sale. I would highly recommend him to anyone and will be using him again in the future for me next home.

Steven Gibson

Raymond was an absolute rockstar to work with. My move to Austin was anything but cookie cutter and we had a lot of bumps along the way with our lender and the properties we were looking at. Not only did Raymond handle all of these bumps with expert like finesse, he got the exact results we wanted. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Raymond if anybody in Austin approached me looking for a Realtor as I'm sure they would all have a similar experience. In fact, 4 of my coworkers all have worked with Ray and all have the same glowing recommendation of his services.

Matt J.

We worked with Ray for a little over a year, while we were in the process of moving down to Texas. He explained the entire home-buying process to us, especially the world of Texas real estate. We came down for a week when we were ready to buy, but had a signed contract after two days. Also, he referred us to a good lender, who gave us a great rate.

Miguel & Hilary

Raymond Torres was recommended to us by a good friend. He is top notch all the way. He has helped my husband and I both rent and sell our home. He is someone you can confide in and will be on your side every step of the way. Every challenge that came up he was right there to solve it and explain it to us. Extremely knowledgeable and so friendly we now proudly call him our friend. He is our Realtor for life. Thank you, Raymond!!

Myrna C.

I have now purchased several properties with Ray and have had an amazing experience each and every time. His understanding of the market and of real estate, in general, is an asset that I am so grateful to have. I can call him at any time of day and ask any question under the sun and he will usually have an answer and if he doesn't will get one. He is not forceful to press you to make a decision you don't want to, but will help you make the best decision possible. At the end of the day, Ray is the best real estate agent I have ever dealt with and that is why I will continue to work with him.

Jamison Berryhill

Our experience with Ray has been very positive. As first time home buyers, Ray took the time to explain all the details and was always there when we had questions. I applaud his work ethic. He followed up with the seller's or their agents in a timely manner and got back to us with the information we needed. He is very knowledgeable and is up to date on what's going on in the market. Ray is very friendly and we enjoyed working with him. He helped us buy our first home and made the whole experience enjoyable and memorable from start to finish. If you need a capable, efficient and a GREAT real estate agent, Ray is your guy!

Vaish R.

Ray took care of everything for me. I forgot to sign something and send it, and he called me to make sure I did it on time. I didn't have to worry about anything. He's a pro.

Will Quast

Ray is rare among Realtors. He is well versed in every area regarding your home buying experience and walks you through each step. He was proactive, diligent, and thorough every step of the way. He is prompt and thorough. I can't recommend him highly enough.

Taylor Redding

Ray is the best! We came to him after having a terrible experience looking for our new home with another agent. Ray was always concerned with how we were feeling and did everything in his power to make sure that our entire experience was enjoyable. His great sense of humor always kept our spirits high. As a first time homebuyer, I expressed how important it was that our Realtor teach us the ropes. Ray was very informative and always available to answer questions. His knowledge and expertise helped us keep our deal alive even after our inept banker almost ruined everything. We are so thankful that we found Ray and are forever grateful for his assistance with buying our dream home. Thanks, Ray!!!

Jon B.

If there were a category for 6 Stars, Ray would exceed it. Ray is the Realtor who will provide the over exceeding service to you whether you are selling your home or looking for a new one. In our case, it was both. Ray is on top of his game and goes to bat to get you the most of your sell. Ray is also interfaced with every resource in making your new home purchase the greatest experience and is determined to get you the best price. Best of all, I have to mention that Ray is sincere, genuine and willing to help.

C. Tello

I have already referred Ray to a friend and he made me look great. The guy is fantastic. We would not be in our house today without him. Thanks, Ray!

Matt N.

Raymond was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, courteous and professional. He notified me of various properties that fit the description of what I was looking for soon after our first contact. He responded to our countless questions quickly and in a very patient manner. He was very helpful in guiding us through the entire purchase process and the closing went very smoothly. I highly recommend Mr. Torres and I would easily request his services again.

Jerome

We were most fortunate indeed to have Raymond Torres as our real estate agent. As new investors, he walked us through the history of the local market, listened to our goals and helped us fine-tune our investment parameters with the help of the amazing financial analysis spreadsheet he created. The spreadsheet removes the emotional attachment to an investment property and allows you to really focus on the numbers. Raymond's experience, knowledge, and interpersonal skills assure you he has your interests at heart and works his hardest to help you realize your goal, whether that's to move into another home or purchasing one for investment purposes. Besides helping us purchase a single-family investment property in a great neighborhood, he also screened potential tenants and explained to us the parameters he uses for determining good risk/bad risk situations. He responds to phone calls and emails promptly and you never feel you are bothering him with a dumb question. Raymond is our "go-to" real estate professional for future investment purchases and for vetting potential tenants. We would give Raymond the highest possible recommendation for anyone considering purchasing real estate in the Austin area. Raymond helped make our first investment property a much less stressful experience because he advised us and taught us along the way through every step.

Donn L.

Raymond was extremely helpful and highly knowledgeable in every aspect of the real estate business. Being a first-time homebuyer, many questions where staggered chaos in my mind about how everything works, I simply was overwhelmed and didn't know where to begin or where it would end. With his professional expertise, Raymond went the extra mile and not only answered my questions but also helped arrange my thoughts in relevance to what mattered most and made the process so smooth. I can honestly say I had a wonderful first-time homebuyer experience, and I am ever so grateful for the blessing of having a great helping hand that led and educated along the way to my beautiful new home!

Joe G.

Ray Torres is the first agent I have ever used and had a great experience, from the first day I met him all the way to closing. Very knowledgeable with the whole process and was able to explain any questions to new buyers without going over our heads with terminology. I definitely recommend Ray to anyone that is looking to buy a house.

Phill & Stephanie

This is my second home transaction with Ray. When I first moved to Austin, Ray took the time to make sure that I understood the neighborhoods and I made a great purchase. As a buyers agent, Ray had the market knowledge and negotiating skills to assure that I made a smart buy. I just sold that home and Ray was a brilliant seller's agent. I can't say enough good things about Ray. He is a wonderful person and a polished professional.

Linda

I found Mr. Torres online and I had a feeling that he was going to be a great agent for me since he's bilingual and sometimes that so much easier to negotiate or to clarify any doubts. Anyhow, I just bought a house in the Austin area and Ray was always available and more than helpful to offer me all his expertise and experience. He did technically all the hard work for me, from looking for a mortgage company, inspection agency, insurance company, I mean he was on top of everything. I cannot thank enough to him for going always the extra mile. I would recommend Ray 100% he's very knowledgeable, great negotiator, always getting a prompt response to you of any questions during the whole process. If you are looking for an agent to represent you, Ray is most definitely your guy to call.

Javier

Ray’s knowledge about Austin and surrounding areas was outstanding. Since I could only make brief house hunting trips to Austin, he understood that timing was imperative. He did his homework not only matching listings to my specs, but also visiting the properties before my arrival. In doing so he could make eliminations and when I arrived he showed the best fitting homes on the market with no surprises, making my trips very time efficient!

Communications with him during the whole search and then through negotiations and closing were ample. I could reach him anytime and if I left a message he was returning it in a matter of minutes. Ray made this a Very Positive experience for me in an emotionally difficult move!

Pris M.

This is my second purchase through Raymond. He is very professional, knowledgeable and resourceful. His advice is always spot-on and he is very accessible. I have never had to wait longer than five minutes for a callback - and when he calls I know I'm getting the latest, most factual info available. Ray also has a great sense of humor, which helps to make the whole process more fun and enjoyable. In a field that depends on customer service and trust, I would put Ray up against any other professional in the business. It's people like Ray who give Realtors the good name they deserve.

Patrick

Ray took the time to listen to what I was looking for and that's what he brought to me. He was very flexible in modifying his efforts as I modified my wants/needs to what was available in the market in my price range. Ray always had an answer to my questions, and if he didn’t know on the spot, he made sure he found out for me. He was always accessible by email or phone and let me know in advance when he would be out of pocket. Ray was genuinely interested in what I had to say, was very knowledgeable about the minutiae of the real estate “world”, considerate, prompt and had a great sense of humor. I recommend Ray as your real estate agent. I will use him again if the need arises to sell this home and/or buy another.

Jean T.

My girlfriend and I started our search for a home at the beginning of July. We quickly found out how crazy the market is and how quickly they will go off the market. When I contacted Ray I had several questions that I needed to know to help me better understand the market as well as the process we will have to go through in order to find a home. Once I sent my initial email, Ray called me very quickly and professionally answered my questions. He sent us daily updated general listing of homes in our price range and location and anytime a new one came up he was very quick to notify us of it. Once we found a house to look at Ray found the best time for us to go and promptly set up a time to meet. He was very knowledgeable regarding the home and answering our questions giving us the piece of mind to make a decision. Anytime there was an update, Ray would immediately let us know. I honestly feel that our best interests were kept in mind the entire time. I am happy to say that we move into our new home next week and cannot be more ecstatic with how everything went. Thanks again Ray!

John H.

Raymond is a great Realtor! I was always excited to get his property match emails. He was easy to get a hold of & always showed up right on time to show me properties. Thanks for helping me find a property I know I will be happy in for a long time to come!!

Kelsey R.

I was very nervous and doubtful that I would be able to get into a home as a newly single mom and 1 income. I thought the process would take a long time and I wasn’t sure who to trust at a Real Estate Agent. A very good friend of mine referred me to Raymond. Couldn’t be happier in my new home and the process was a breeze! I would definitely use Raymond services again and I would refer him to anyone of my friends and family. He’s a great guy and I had a great experience! Thank you, Raymond!!

Melanie

Raymond was highly responsive and demonstrated good knowledge of the area and the process. This transaction was for my elderly parents, and most importantly, he was kind and patient with them. I would highly recommend Raymond.

J. Hollingshead

Ray uses the latest electronics to promote, track, analyze and communicate so he is always on top of your business.

Pete Keene

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14020 Sherri Berry Way - MLS# 1744609
  • $265,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 1744609 
  • Presidential Heights
  • 14020 Sherri Berry Way
  • Manor, TX 78653
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2451 Sq Ft 0.15 AC
  • Residential
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219 Barton Creek Dr - MLS# 7903216
  • $499,000
  • Pending
  • Taking Backups
  • MLS® #: 7903216 
  • Barton Creek Ranch
  • 219 Barton Creek Dr
  • Dripping Springs, TX 78620
  •   2 BD 3 BA 2072 Sq Ft 2.93 AC
  • Residential
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1419 Redbud Trl - MLS# 2119085
  • $1,350,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 2119085 
  • Chambers T J
  • 1419 Redbud Trl
  • West Lake Hills, TX 78746
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2571 Sq Ft 1.4 AC
  • Residential
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1419 Redbud Trl - MLS# 9035617
  • $924,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 9035617 
  • Chambers T J
  • 1419 Redbud Trl
  • West Lake Hills, TX 78746
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2571 Sq Ft 1.4 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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2028 Rue De St Tropez - MLS# 6251567
  • $850,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 6251567 
  • St Tropez
  • 2028 Rue De St Tropez
  • Austin, TX 78746
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2621 Sq Ft 0.09 AC
  • Residential
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10812 Wintergreen Hl - MLS# 9233974
  • $588,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 9233974 
  • Spicewood Estates
  • 10812 Wintergreen Hl
  • Austin, TX 78750
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2742 Sq Ft 0.25 AC
  • Residential
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7708 Kiva Dr - MLS# 5688538
  • $450,500
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 5688538 
  • Beckett Meadows
  • 7708 Kiva Dr
  • Austin, TX 78749
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2332 Sq Ft 0.19 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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7205 Bucknell Dr - MLS# 8690529
  • $444,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 8690529 
  • University Hills
  • 7205 Bucknell Dr
  • Austin, TX 78723
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2106 Sq Ft 0.38 AC
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