Ryan started in Austin real estate as an investor in 2001. He looked at all investment opportunities — Austin foreclosures, condos, homes for sale. After buying and selling houses for a few years, he felt like he knew more than most investment agents holding themselves out as “experts”and decided to get his real estate license. He started his first Austin real estate brokerage in 2005, Elite Team Realty. In addition to Austin foreclosures, the team excelled at maximizing other investment opportunities for clients and took on property management as well. Elite Team Realty completed over a hundred million in real estate deals from January 2005 until September 2007. Their focus was residential investment property and foreclosures. Ryan turned his talents to estimating renovation costs. His contracting business completed renovations on Austin foreclosures and make-readies for vacant property. After working with dozens of buyers on foreclosure property, Ryan became a listing agent for many national banks, of which he still contracts for today. In July of 2008, Ryan started Spyglass Realty and Investments. This time around, the focus was on residential real estate in the areas that he had a passion for, including Travis Country, 78704, Travis Heights, and downtown Austin. Anything with a modern Austin vibe was attractive. He began hands on training by the most recognized real estate training facilities he could find on how to increase exposure and market properties properly. He also used his experience in renovating properties to help his clients make the proper upgrades that will ensure top dollar.