Ray Yahnke is a loyal, responsive and dedicated real estate professional who will help you coordinate your needs with current market conditions, and present you with the best options when it comes to your home or investment. "I will be there to guide you through the entire rental, purchase or sale process, so you feel comfortable making one of life's most important decisions." With over 30 years of experience, Ray has spent the majority of his time in sales management, and has always reinforced the importance of building strong relationships with customers. His talent for business and negotiations and passion for people have long been married with his interest in real estate, which makes Ray so excited about the opportunity to help people find their ideal residence. Having bought and sold five personal properties, with current interests in three investment properties, Ray understands the delicate balance of emotions and finances that goes along with owning real estate. His astute business sense complements his expert listening and communication skills, which are invaluable in ensuring that your real estate experience is smooth and rewarding. A resident of Morningside Heights, Ray also lived in Midtown West and Midtown East for many years. Whether you are looking to live on the Upper West Side, in Midtown or any other Manhattan neighborhood, he will make the process interesting and easy. Ray has a particular interest in those relocating to NYC, as he did so seven times during his previous career, plus managed corporate housing for his former project team, so can relate to their concerns. Originally from Central New York, Ray is a US Army-Vietnam Veteran who attended the University of Louisville and Syracuse University. He holds a BS degree in Business Administration/Marketing, and spent over 30 years in leadership positions at Altria Group (Philip Morris USA). In his spare time, Ray loves exploring different neighborhoods from the Bronx to Battery Park. He enjoys playing tennis and golf, and is embarking on a new interest for learning Spanish, Italian and German.