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- Chairman’s Circle Platinum
- Ranch & Land Top Producer: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
- D Best Real Estate Broker: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
- Lone Star Award: 2015 “Largest Land Transaction in the State”
Harlan Ray’s passion for the outdoors began as a young boy fishing in stock tanks and feeding cattle off the back of a truck at his grandfather’s ranch near Valley Mills. Growing up in Dallas, Ray was constantly looking for ways to quench his passion for fresh air, grand vistas, and fiery sunsets. Hunting dove in West Texas, stalking deer in the Hill Country and working cattle all over the state fueled his fervent love for the natural and diverse beauty of Texas-and all our great state has to offer.
Prior to joining Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Ray worked for his father at Robert Ray Realty L.L.C. where he focused on land and ranch sales, as well as commercial transactions and tenant representation. He also worked for his grandfather in the oil and gas industry. Ray graduated from Trinity Christian Academy and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications from Baylor University and is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Texas.
Two years after joining Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Ray and his business partner David Burgher formed Burgher-Ray Ranch Group. They have consistently been a top producing ranch and land brokerage team not just locally, but state wide.
He is an active member of Park Cities Baptist Church, Buckaroo Bible Study, Baylor Bear Foundation, and Baylor Alumni Association. Professional associations include the Texas Real Estate Commission and MetroTex Association of Realtors. Passion for the outdoor lifestyle led him to be on the founding committee of the Texas Parks and Wildlife group known as “Stewards of the Wild,” where he serves as an events chair. Ray also serves on the board of Camp John Marc, a specialized children and family camp located in the heart of Bosque County, TX.
Ray, and his wife, Melissa, and their daughter, Molly Anne, love traveling and experiencing new things as much as they can. You also, might find him riding his horse named “Bosque” – with his border collie Gracie tagging along. A sports enthusiast, Ray enjoys water-skiing, wake-boarding, fly-fishing, team roping, and watching any and all Baylor sports. He is also an accomplished acoustic guitar player. But his favorite pastime is spending time with friends-cooking, talking about life and enjoying each other’s company. Add fireflies, evening breeze, and cattle lowing in the distance- and well, life doesn’t get much better than that.