About David C Ray

Lives Downtown. Knows Downtown.

  • Full Time Real Estate Professional
  • Multi-Million Dollar Producer
  • Specializing in Residential, Condominium, & Investment Real Estate
  • Serving the Greater Milwaukee Metropolitan Area
  • Lifetime Resident of Metro Milwaukee Area


  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, State of Wisconsin
  • Licensed Certified Public Accountant, State of Wisconsin
  • Named Five Star Best in Client Satisfaction Real Estate Agent by Milwaukee Magazine - 2010-2017
  • Selected to host HGTV's “My House Is Worth What?” for Milwaukee 2008


  • Downtown Neighbors Association of Milwaukee, Inc., President - 2016-2017
  • Downtown Neighbors Association of Milwaukee, Inc., Board Member - 2011-2017
  • Member of the National Association of Realtors®
  • Member of the Wisconsin Realtors® Association
  • Member of the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors®

Professional, Ethical, Honest, Integrity - My standards for professional service!

Please visit DavidKnowsDowntown.com for more information!




"David Ray is a terrific agent! We met him after another agent had a family emergency and pointed us in his direction...David was extremely professional from the start. We began looking at condos, but in the end, decided to rent. However, we asked David to sell our suburban home. He provided specific advice (which we took), a professional photographer, our home was shown beautifully and sold in 12 days-during February of 2013. We got our asking price and he 'held our hand' during every aspect of the sale. My husband and I highly recommend him!"
- Judy Grochowski, Greenfield


“My wife and I recently worked with David Ray on both the sale of our condo and purchase of our new home.  We would like to pass along our most sincere thanks and gratitude for the effort David put forth in both of our real estate transactions.  David is, without question, the best realtor I have worked with.  He misses no detail, treats all parties involved with great respect, and most importantly takes great pride in his work.  The condominium we offered for sale was, by all accounts, a tough sell.  The amount of time and effort David put into the listing, from week one through the day of closing, went well beyond what I would expect of any realtor.  David never let a single email go without response for more than a few hours, providing showing reports within 24 hours for more than 50 private showings and was available to meet with us nearly any time of day or day of the week.  David’s efforts left us feeling as if we were his only clients.  My wife and I would again like to pass along a heartfelt thank you to David for his dedication to the sale of our condominium and purchase of our new home.  Shorewest is very lucky to employ a broker so uniquely qualified for the work he does.  David’s attention to detail, diligence, professionalism and kindness are second to none.  We will, without hesitation and with total confidence, refer all of our family and friends in need of a realtor to both David Ray and Shorewest.”
- Christopher & Rebecca Krueger, Whitefish Bay


“After 3 unsuccessful years of attempting to sell my condo with another
agent/company, I was referred to David Ray.  In our initial meeting, he
impressed me tremendously with his preparedness and professionalism.
There was no hesitancy on my part to change agents.  During the 6 months
it took to sell my condo, David’s expertise was demonstrated over and
over.  He made skillful recommendations regarding ‘staging’, was tolerant
of my animals and always stressed the importance of that to prospective
clients, continually kept me updated with communication (text, email, and
phone), and was patient with explanation of various components of real
estate law/requirements.  Most importantly, David had convincing data to
encourage my painful decision to lower the price of my condo as to be
competitive in the East side/downtown market.  When an offer was received,
David once again explained every detail through all phases of the closing.
 He helped me tremendously with negotiations and was once again tolerant
with my need to close on a particular date.  I can’t say enough positive
things about David.  The best compliment that I can offer him is to
compare him to my father, who was a real estate broker with his own
business from the 1950’s-70’s.  My father was dedicated, professional, had
excellent customer service, and was an exceptional role model for me.
Thank you David!”
- Karen Hogan, Milwaukee


“Today's real estate market poses many challenges for buyers and sellers. David was both our listing and buyer's agent. His knowledge was crucial to our successful sale and purchase. We did well in a difficult market because of that knowledge. Equally important was David's more than prompt responses to our questions and concerns. He was truly a partner in our recent move. We'd recommend him highly.”
- Michael & Anne Darnell, Milwaukee


"David assisted me in the purchase of my first home.  He exhibited great follow through and resourcefulness in helping me select the right home and find financing for it.  I greatly appreciated that he took the time to explain every step of the process to me and the thoroughness of his answers to my questions.  David is also very knowledgeable, timely in his
communications and professional.  I would recommend David to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home."
- Melissa Sherman, Milwaukee


"The best decision I made when buying my first home was to work with
David. He made the whole process so easy for me. He was always available
and quick to respond to all my questions. He made sure I understood what
was going on every step of the way. I’m going to recommend him to all my
- Mitch Huppenbauer, Milwaukee


“Amy and I wanted to thank you for your hard work and dedication to sell our home. As you know we were nervous and uncertain about selling in this market. However, you made every effort to make sure that our condo was seen by as many prospective buyers as possible and it paid off! Thank you for your frequent communication throughout the process. We always felt informed and could always count on your quick response to our questions day or night. We are now enjoying our new home and we thank you again for helping us get here. We will without hesitation recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.”
- Matt & Amy Krier, Milwaukee


"Dave was my excellent real estate agent for my first home purchase. He was VERY patient and helpful in the long search. If you want an honest broker with contacts and integrity use Dave."
- Andrew Poeppel, Milwaukee

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