"To serve as a home resource in the Birmingham area, remaining constant in communication, consistent in our principles and practices, and trusted to make the process work for our clients and all parties involved."
We understand that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction: it’s a life-changing experience. That’s why our team of highly-seasoned real estate professionals is dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized service for all of our clients. We take great pride in the relationships we build and always work relentlessly on the client’s behalf to help them achieve their real estate goals. Our team of experts represents the best and brightest in the industry, and we’re always striving to lead the field in research, innovation, and consumer education. Today’s buyers and sellers need a trusted resource that can guide them through the complex world of real estate. With our extensive knowledge and commitment to providing only the best and most timely information to our clients, we are your go-to source for real estate industry insight and advice.
Co-owner and President of Ray & Poynor Properties. Henry founded Ray & Company in 1976. In 1997, Ray & Company bought First Real Estate Corporation of Alabama (FRECA) and Henry served as its President. FRECA acquired three other local real estate companies. In 2000, Ray & Company and FRECA merged with RealtySouth, Alabama’s largest real estate firm. Henry served as Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Administrative Officer until 2004. RealtySouth was sold in 2002. Before creating Ray & Poynor Properties, Henry was responsible for business development for Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker. In 2010, Ray & Poynor Properties was formed.
Henry holds several advanced industry designations including GRI, CRS, CRB, OTR, Realtor of the Year, ABR, ABRM and Distinguished Service Award. He is a director for the Birmingham Area Board of Realtors® and the Alabama Association of Realtors®. Henry also serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Realtors®. His professional and civic associations include: Magic Moments Advisory Board, Newcomen Society, Echo Foundation, UAB School of Nursing Board, Summit Club Board, Board of Advisors for Birmingham Southern College, St. Vincent’s Foundation Board, Birmingham Botanical Gardens Board, Birmingham Historical Society Board, Metro YMCA Board, Birmingham Rotary Club and an elder in the Presbyterian church.
Co-owner and Vice President of Ray & Poynor Properties. In 1992, Wilmer founded Poynor Properties. Poynor Properties merged with Ray & Company in 1997 and Wilmer served as vice president. After First Real Estate Corporation of Alabama & Ray & Company merged with RealtySouth, Wilmer served as the regional Vice President from 2000 until 2009.
His professional and civic associations include: Magic Moments Board, Monday Morning Quarterback Club, Birmingham Business Alliance, Residential Sales Council and is a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.