Ray Hall is the President and Chief Appraiser of Ray Hall Appraisals, a residential and commercial real estate appraisal and consulting firm. He is a Certified General Appraiser in the state of Florida. He also performs court testimony as an expert witness in various local courts.
Ray began his appraisal career in 2004 after spending several years as a financial advisor after graduating the University of South Florida. He began his career with one of the largest residential appraisal firms on the west coast of Florida. After several years of residential appraising, Ray decided it was time to broaden his knowledge base of the appraisal profession and accepted a position with a commercial appraisal firm. It was here that Ray was fortunate to work on various property types such as retail, industrial and agricultural properties as well as more unique properties such as easements and conservation lands.
In 2011 Ray was offered a position as a review appraiser with JP Morgan Chase. The position provided Ray with experience in completing national reviews as well as working directly with FNMA in discussion regarding appraisal issues.
In 2017 Ray decided to once again to be a field appraiser and start is own company. His goal with Ray Hall Appraisals is to not only provide lenders with quality appraisals with competitive turn times but to also educate people on real estate valuation and how an appraiser can help them make decisions in buying real estate or renovating their homes and investments.
Ray’s fast turnaround times and in-depth knowledge of the real estate market has made him one of Tampa Bay’s leading expert in real estate. He quickly became known as “Ray the Appraiser” and has thousands of followers across multiple social media channels.
In 2018, he began working on “Ask #raytheappraiser” an online advice Q&A show. This led to him developing “Driving with #raytheappraiser”, which documents his life on the road while performing work as an appraiser.
When not on the road, Ray spends his time with his two daughters at his home in New Tampa.