"I go for a swim at La Jolla Cove at lunch year round," said Ryan, a third-generation San Diegan born and raised in Pacific Beach. "I love the ocean. If the water's cold, I just wear a wetsuit. I don't let the temperature bother me."
What does matter to Ryan is that his residential and commercial clients' properties don't go under water as well. A Certified Real Estate Appraiser since 1986, he said his appraisal skills have helped him succeed in real estate since earning a bachelor of science degree in business administration management from San Diego State University in 1983.
"I have a lot experience valuing property," he said. "Clients find it very helpful and useful to have someone with that experience represent them. I get calls from people just because I advertise that I am a licensed appraiser."
Ryan wasn't sure how to put his business degree to use after college, but his experience working for property managers to pay for college inspired him to own his own apartments and get involved in the real estate industry.
"Growing up as a kid in P.B., you see a lot of guys who own real estate. I pretty much figured that's what I wanted to do," he said. "They seemed to have it worked out pretty well, owning multiple apartment buildings."
A broker with Coldwell Banker since 2005, Ryan is glad to see San Diego County residential sales on the rebound:
"Business is definitely picking up and it's about time. Buyers are more informed now than they've ever been due to an increase in access to market data. As a broker and appraiser, my experience allows me to add extra knowledge to the deal. It goes to show that it pays to be an expert in your field."
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~ By Glenn Grant, The Daily Transcript