Meet the Team

Community Experts

Our Agents

Shay Realtors are local community experts with international real estate experience. Our agents are backed by a fantastic Client Care manager, giving them a competitive edge with… more

Ray Shay

CA DRE #01354548

Ray Shay is the Broker/Owner of Shay Realtors. Prior to opening Shay Realtors, Ray proudly served for 24 years as a Lieutenant in the San Diego Police Department. It was his time on the streets of San Diego that impressed upon him how vital the role of the community plays. These experiences helped shape Ray’s idea of creating a successful real estate company that works with the community. He is passionate about offering a safe, comfortable meeting place for community leaders and volunteers to come together to collaborate. He believes this is essential for the success of his community.


Tu Nguyen

CA DRE #01358370

Tu started in the real estate industry in 2002 as a part time agent while proudly serving in the San Diego Police Department. While working full time as a police officer, Tu earned his B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from National University. He now works investigations and is transitioning over to the real estate business full time as he is preparing for his retirement with SDPD after 30 plus years.


Troy Shay

CA DRE #02081818

Born and raised in 4s Ranch, Troy understands the numerous intangible benefits of life in the San Diego area, with its unmatched weather, culture, and diversity. Troy recognizes and values the trust of his clients’ place in him and he strives every day to exceed their expectations. He earns the respect of his clients by working tirelessly on their behalf and by always offering them candid advice. In addition, he provides Strategic Marketing and Transaction Management services to his clients across many San Diego markets to ensure you feel confident with your decision to hire him. His intimate knowledge of this region, and experiences of having lived here all his life giving him the enthusiasm and desire to make his home, your home.

Theresa Whitty

Client Care Manager

Theresa Whitty is an intricate part of Shay Realtors on-line marketing. As the Client Care Manager, it is her impeccable customer service and genuine kindness that everyone who interacts with her grows to trust in. Theresa feels an essential part of her job is to make the buying/selling process easier for her clients. She makes a substantial effort to contact her clients at every stage of the process to make sure their needs are being met.


Tina Wu

CA DRE #02070656

Tina is definitely a local! She grew up in Del Mar, attended Torrey Pines High School, and received her degree from UCSD. She lived for many years in Rancho Bernardo and eventually moved to Carlsbad with her family. Tina’s San Diego roots and knowledge of the area give her unique insight into the nuances between inland and coastal living. This knowledge is key in helping clients determine what community is perfect for them.


Randy Koch

CA DRE #02000400

I’m passionate about delivering you an exceptional real estate experience.When you hire me, you’re hiring a full time professional who is trained and skilled to deliver your dream home or get you the best price for your home to sell. From the initial meeting process to completion, I consider myself a humble guest in your home buying or selling adventure and respect your personal needs above everything else. I apply the most innovative and cutting-edge processes in today’s real estate market. You can rely on me to make recommendations that fit your taste and style but always give you the final word.


Kathy Choi

CA DRE #02098468

Kathy and her family have lived in coastal North County in San Diego for almost 20 years.  Her variety of knowledge in real estate along with her multilingual abilities translate to giving clients expert knowledge while providing the best service possible.