Ray O'Neil

Ray O’Neil’s extensive background in real estate began as an agent in 1977 when he first joined North Oakland County Board of Realtors®. In 1985 Ray became a Broker and maintains that license to present date. Ray has also been licensed as an appraiser in Michigan since 1992, holding a Certified General Appraiser designation, which is the highest appraisal license level granted by the State. His appraisal business includes valuation and consulting throughout Southeast Michigan and he is actively engaged in a wide range of commercial, residential and vacant land appraisals. 

Ray previously served as NOCBOR’s President in 1994, was as an executive committee officer from 1992-1999 and a team leader representing NOCBOR in the planning and coordinating the merger of seven separate MLS systems into one. Ray also served as a Realcomp Governor from 1993-1996. He actively participated in developing an agreement between Realcomp Shareholders and the Great Lakes Repository providing valuable data needed by Realtors to cooperatively list and sell real estate throughout the State of Michigan. Recently Ray has devoted many hours in meetings with Realcomp on behalf of NOCBOR as their shareholder representative. 

Ray has been Chairman of the NOCBOR Government Affairs Committee since 2011 and was appointed a member of the Public Policy Committee of the Michigan Realtors® in 2011 where he continues to serve. Ray has served as a NAR Federal Political Coordinator, he currently serves as a NAR Director at the annual conventions and is a three-year member of the NAR Real Property Valuation Committee.

Awarded Realtor-of-the-Year in 1994 and again in 2015, Ray has been recognized as Realtor® Active In Politics in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013.   

In the past, by invitation of Michigan Realtors® and NAR, Ray has participated in roundtable discussions with the FDIC, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the FHA in Washington, D.C. at the NAR Valuation Summit. Ray annually attends the NAR Mid-Year meetings in D.C. where he meets with Michigan’s Legislators about critical governmental policies affecting today’s real estate market. 

Having been a licensed agent for many years gives Ray a deep understanding of the issues Realtors® face in their day-to-day business. He has devoted his career to the betterment and progress of the real estate and appraisal industries. He brings to the table his extensive real estate expertise as well as his analytical thinking and passion for policy issues that are at the forefront of today’s real estate landscape. Ray thinks outside of the box to look at the big picture of the effects of legislation on the real estate industry and taxpayers of the State of Michigan. Ray’s background and leadership skills make him the perfect advocate for the over 30,000 members of the Michigan Realtors®.

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