Ray Henson, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) Real Estate Agent



Ray Henson
location_on Elk Grove, CA — eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)
eXp Realty, LLC
DRE# 00949880
Get to Know Ray Henson

I am an agent with eXp Realty of California, Inc. I help clients buy and/or sell homes in the Sacramento, Elk Grove and Stockton areas.  I grew up in Stockton, went to school in Davis, purchased my first home in the Parkway area of South Sacramento and have lived in the Laguna West-Lakeside area of Elk Grove since 1999.  My wife and I have have two boys, Joseph and Matthew.

Background information:

     *UC Davis graduate-Economics

     *Investor in single family residential properties

     *Investor in performing and non-performing notes

     *Past owner-Henson Painting


SRES Senior Real Estate Specialist designation

GRI Graduate, Realtor Institute-Have developed a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to navigate the current real estate climate.

e-PRO-Real Estate technology training

CNE-Negotiating training

CDPE Certified Distressed Property Expert-CDPEs can provide solutions, specifically short sales, for homeowners facing market hardships.


Integrity Award-Hybrid Broker's Realty, 2017

Thomas and Keiko Takeuchi
Cathleen A. Skelton
There isn't enough space to write the accolades we have for Ray Henson. When he signed on to sell our house, he was all in. Besides all the paper work that is involved with a sale, he stepped in and helped us get it ready to put on the market. The sub contractors that he recommended were excellent too. From flooring to the cleaning after we moved out.
Suket Trakru
We had a pleasant experience as we progressed along home buying experience. Ray was very helpful along the process and paid attention to details. Would certainly recommend Ray to anyone seeking a pleasant home buying experience
Rebecca Gordon
When my husband and I decided to move, we knew there was no better choice than Ray Henson to help us with the sale of our home. He is honest and trustworthy, and he worked very hard to help us get top dollar in a short amount of time. We did things a little backwards and put an offer on a new home out of state before we even started preparing our California house for sale. Ray was up for the task and helped us get completely ready for the sale (no small undertaking) in record time. Because of Ray, we were able to meet our timeline and goals. He's an amazing real estate agent and a wonderful person. I highly recommend him for anyone who needs to either buy or sell a home.
Ryan Lamera
Ray Henson, is a very personable person. He was great to work with. Very accommodating to my work/life schedule and was very active in scheduling showings to the houses I was interested in. He is very knowledgeable about the real estate market and well give you his honest opinion. Ray has definitely shown that he is working for the best interest of his client and I definitely have no regrets having him as a realtor. Anyone looking for a positive experience in their real estate ventures I would highly recommend Ray Henson.
Raymond Henson helped us prepare my mother-in-law’s home for sale. He and his wife, Mary Margaret, helped us clean out the house and helped us with the estate sale. Tom and I did not no where or how to start so Ray’s experience and help made us feel less overwhelmed. Ray helped sell the house in less than three months! He gave us a timeline of what to expect next and explained if we did not understand. An awesome realtor!!!
Ray did a fantastic job job in selling my mothers house for me and my wife. i would recommend him for anything related to the sale of your home.I think he and his wife went far beyond what he was hired for, to help us sell and get through all the paper work. I would recommend him for any job that he does.
Eric and Diane
Ray Henson was an absolute professional with our extensive house hunt search, he listened carefully to what we were looking for and was quick to respond to any of our requests. We really appreciated the approach Ray had, he was patient and generous in helping us hunt out our new home. We never felt rushed or pressured to settle, finding us the right place was his goal. We felt so confident in having Ray represent us, that we also enlisted his help in selling our home while we were traveling. We listed on a Thursday with the gorgeous photos of our home Ray had taken, and were happy to come home to multiple offers on the following Tuesday. We highly recommend Ray Henson - he is the best kind of Real Estate Agent; he sincerely cares about his clients needs exclusively, rather than being anxious to close a deal.
Alec and Rachel
It would be difficult to overstate how grateful we are for all that Ray has done for us. From the beginning, we were impressed by his work ethic, knowledge and skill, and yet he still managed to outdo himself in the months we worked together. Though we had our hearts set on a competitive neighborhood and an even more competitive price point, Ray was not one to be discouraged-- meeting with us frequently, putting together multiple offers, and finally helping us close on the home of our dreams. Though we were first-time homebuyers with a modest budget, Ray never made us feel pressured to settle quickly or increase our budget beyond what we could afford. His concern with our ability to comfortably live with our purchase was encouraging, and he backed up this concern with constant communication with our lender and assurances that we could take all the time we needed to make a choice that worked for us. Though there were times when the process was difficult, Ray was a consistent source of knowledge and patience that guided us every step of the way. Ray's dedication and professionalism routinely amazed us, and he juggled the demands of our lender, contractor, and seller's agent with grace and excellent results. We could not be happier with our choice, both in the home we now own and the realtor who made it happen. We cannot recommend Ray highly enough!
Eva and Scott
Ray Henson represented us well as we were completing a 1031 property exchange. He listened to what we were looking for and targetted properites that met our needs. We found a house quickly and he negotiated all that was necessary while we were out of the country. Communication is great and response to needs exceptional We would highly recommend his services for buying or selling real estate.
Ray Henson is a quality-first type of man. Any project he represents is always presented with honor & respect. True class act! 👌🏽
Cindy and Geraldine
Ray really helped my mom and me through every step of buying our new home! Knowing that we were new to the area, he took the time to show us around the area we were interested in. He even helped take care of some things in our new house! We would highly recommend Ray to anyone who needs a great realtor
Ray Henson represented our interests in the sale of our home with highest integrity, professionalism, and care. He made each step of selling our home easy and with no complications or worry. It was such a pleasure working with Ray. His positive attitude and humble nature is extremely unique. So, much so, that I didn't hesitate to refer his expertise to several of my family members.
Ashley and Matthew
Ray is one of the most honest and hardworking people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. As a young person shopping for their first home there were a lot of people that doubted my husband and I, ray never did that! He is knowledgeable and honest, when he takes you to see a home he knows everything there is to know about it and if there is something he doesn't he will go out of his way to find the answer! Hands down ray is the best realtor I've ever met, I can't wait until we buy our next home so we can utilize his skills again!
Ray did an outstanding job as our realtor!!!! He responded to all emails, phone calls and texts within hours...if not less than an hour - so communication was smooth and easy and fast!!!! Then his attention to detail made everything go very well, without any hiccups!!! We got the house of our dreams and we could not be happier!!! I highly recommend Ray!!!!!
Ray is phenomenal! He is truly selfless in the process of helping his clients and truly dedicated to an outcome that benefits them to the fullest extent. He was highly patient with me and my multitude of questions. I will always turn to Ray with the utmost confidence in his trustworthiness, exemplary customer service & superior level of professionalism.
Valerie and Joe
Let me first say my family and I have known Ray for about 8 years and he has always had a great demeanor. When we decided to purchase a home we could have picked any realtor we wanted but we decide to go with Ray Henson for the simple fact that we knew he would be completely honest about the process, the cost and everything in between. He took the time to answer all our questions in a clear and understandable manner, as first time home buyers we had alot. I would absolutely recommend Ray for anyone who wants a realtor who will look out for your best interest and will give you 100% as your realtor during your home purchase.
Not knowing what kind of recommendations were being requested, I thought I would cover the three that came to mind. Ray as a person is as good as it gets! Of the many people I have meet in my lifetime, I cannot think of anyone more fair, honest, personable and on I could go. Ray the paint contractor, best in Sacramento area hands down. Did over 30 jobs for me in twenty years plus of my contracting career. My clients loved his professionalism and the quality of him and his crew. Ray the Realtor is also the best realtor in town. When it came time to sell my house in June, Ray was the first one I called. As a former agent, I thought I knew it all, but Ray proved me wrong with a great marketing plan and advertising, both things got me top of market price and a qualified buyer in less than a month. I wasted the first 2 weeks of the listing by not listening to his advice to begin with. If it isn't apparent already, Ray is about the finest person and professional I know.
Darryl and Suzie
Having know Ray previously as a friend, I knew we would have a very honest and dedicated realtor with excellent communication skills. As it turned out, Ray also knew the market well and was very helpful with our house selling in a unique area of Elk Grove. Selling our house was not a simple transaction! His creative suggestions proved invaluable and very much appreciated. I confidently say Ray Henson will always act in his clients best interest and fully recommend him to family, friends, and others in need of a realtor!
Ray takes his job very seriously. He went above and beyond to make things really easy for us. Ray was not only a great realtor that I would recommend to anyone, he is a great friend. Thanks Ray!
Ray Henson has been a Godsend! He not only helped get our old home ready to sell but he also helped us find our new home! He has gone above and beyond what any realtor should be doing. Half of the things we needed help with he did them himself. He is a kind and caring man who is a true friend when you need him. Now that we have lived in our home for 3 months, he has not forgotten us. We have required some additional help with new home issues and he was right there again. If you are searching for a home or need help selling, I highly recommend him to the fullest!!
Ray did a wonderful job assisting us on our move from San Francisco to Sacramento. He was patient, knowledgeable on construction and renovations and has a very nice, calming and reassuring personality. He is incredibly knowledgeable but not pushy. Our experience from Ray was a wide departure from our most recent experience as sellers. You are in good hand with Ray.
Chris and Julia
From start to finish Ray did everything that needed to be done to sell our house in a timely manner. Ray is the ultimate professional and he was honest and upfront as we began the process about what we should expect. His advice was spot on based on his experience and knowledge of the market. He kept us informed through frequent communication and represented our interests extremely well. We highly recommend Ray if you need a realtor you can rely on to help you navigate a complicated process and someone you can trust to facilitate a successful outcome.
Ray sold my mother home in two weeks. He made several suggestions that resulted in us getting $15,500 more than the listing price. He made himself available 24 / 7 and understood everything about the California market. We were selling the home from out of state and Ray handled everything from staging the home, getting repairs done on the house and finding local movers to help move some of the items out of my mothers home. He not only sold the home for a top price but saved me the expense from having to fly out west and incur all the associated costs of getting the home ready for sale. He also provide suggestions on how to get the most of of the home. He is very professional and called my daily with updates. His integrity and honesty are outstanding . He made several trips to the home just to check on things for us. I would ONLY use Ray Henson If I sell or buy a home in the Sacramento area.
Crystal and Sean
I have worked with many Realtors since I have bought and sold many houses in the past 12 years, but Ray by far is the best real estate agent I know. He is very honest and responsive in his work. I live in Alabama but the house that I was selling is in California, and Ray has gone a great length in helping me getting the house sold. I don't think I can get the house sold smoothly without his help. I highly recommend Ray to anyone that need a real estate agent in buying or selling a home. I am glad that I found him. Thank you Ray.
We met Ray through a family member, and We would like to recommend Ray as a realtor for lots of reasons! He’s very patient & laid back, he’s also very knowledgeable with a lot of things. As a first time home buyer, I was very nervous and didn’t know a lot of information On houses, areas, etc. After x amount of offers, we finally found the perfect time! Thank you Ray for all you have done!
I would like to commend Raymond Henson of Hughes Reality on the Oct. 17th closing of our family’s matriarch’s home. As the listing agent, Ray was very sensitive and compassionate when dealing with the sadness that Sarah and her daughter faced in needing to sell the family home of 62 years. He stayed professional during the tears of signing the listing documents and assured everyone that he would market the property professionally, which he did. We were pleased to have closed above the asking price, without paperwork complications and 4 days early. I will use Ray again, without reservations, for any future listings or purchases we might do. Please get my number from Ray if you wish to have more information. Dave
Ray Henson is a consummate professional who will go to great lengths on behalf of his clients. His in-depth knowledge of real estate, contracts/closings and the Sacramento market combined with his unmatched work ethic make him my go to professional in the Sacramento marketplace. Curt
Daniela and Nikolay
I can only say nice words about Ray. He is patient, extremely knowledgeable and always goes the extra mile. He spent a lot of time with us and made sure that we feel comfortable in every step of the way to our new house. I highly recommend Ray to anyone who wants buy or sell a house. Keep up the good work, Ray.
George and Kathy
My wife and I waited a couple of years for the timing to be right in the Real Eatate Market before buying our Elk Grove home and we were equally careful in picking our Realtor. We soon realized that our decision to have Ray Henson represent us was definitely the right choice. Ray went the extra mile for us and always had the answers to the many questions we had about buying a bank owned home. His knowledge, coupled with his patience, helped us make a solid offer, while his good advice saved us on costs. I highly recommend Ray to anyone who is considering buying a home.

I am a Realtor specializing in the Elk Grove and Sacramento areas. I am always willing to help.