Born and raised in Tennessee, Ray has been around Auctions and the Real Estate business since birth. A fourth generation Auctioneer and Realtor whose family has served Middle TN since 1910, Ray wakes up everyday and gets to do what he loves. He is a firm believer in, "Do what you love and you never work a day in your life!"
Born in 1975, Ray has spent most of his life being a Tennessean. Other than a few years in Japan as a child and South Carolina and Georgia, Ray has called TN home. He is extremely passionate about what he does and loves serving other people.
Graduating from High School in 1994, Ray went immediately into the family business and obtained his Real Estate License. A Graduate of Report School of Auctioneering, Ray has always enjoyed entertaining audiences at Auctions while also serving his sellers to obtain the greatest amount for what was being sold.
In 2000 Ray married his best friend and true life partner, Katie Sharp Carman. Together they have 4 beautiful and energetic children, Hailey, Raygan, Truett, and Knox. They currently reside in Gallatin TN and raise cows, sheep, and chickens on their mini farm!
In 2015 Ray opened Priority One Real Estate and Auction LLC so he could pursue his passion for Auctions, Family, and serving Jesus Christ. His hobby's include time on his tractor, walking his farm, working out, and playing with his kids. He also enjoys spending time with others which tends to lead to several cups of coffee a week as well. He is currently doing his #100cups #100Auctions campaign which has led to many open doors and new friends.
If Ray can serve you in any way whether through Real Estate, Estate Auction, Benefit or Charity Auction, Fund Raising Event, Storage Auction, or maybe just on your farm as a neighbor, feel free to contact him!