Executive Vice President
D Best Real Estate Agent for 2015 and 2016
Harlan Ray's love 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 Communication from Baylor University. He is an active member of Park Cities Baptist Church, Buckaroo Bible Study, Baylor Bear Foundation, Baylor Alumni Association and volunteers weekly with Highland Park Young Life and Campaigners groups. Professional associations include the Texas Real Estate Commission, MetroTex Association of Realtors and Ranch Sorting National Championships, and he is a licensed real estate broker.
When he is not working, you might find Ray riding his horse in Prosper or participating in roping and branding events. A sports enthusiast, Ray enjoys water-skiing, wakeboarding, fly-fishing, and watching any and all Baylor sports. He is also an accomplished acoustic guitar player. But his favorite pastime is spending time with friends-grilling steaks, talking about life and enjoying each other's company. Add fireflies, an evening breeze and cattle lowing in the distance, and well, life doesn't get much better than that. Harlan and his wife, Melissa, and their dog, Gracie, reside in Dallas.