Agent Profile: Ryan Gunderson

What do the next generation of real estate agents look like and how will they be different? Will they be better, worse, something else? Ryan Gunderson has an answer: “The next generation will be significantly more innovative, but at the core, if an agent’s foundation is not built around the fundamentals (e.g., hard work, person-to-person contact, ethics, and integrity), it’s all for nothing and not productive.”

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Ryan may numerically be on the younger side of life, but he is an old soul in heart and in mind. His immersive experience in our local real estate markets – particularly Balboa Island – has served him very well. By blending his knowledge and understanding of next generation technology, new wave marketing capabilities, and digital media insights with old world principals like elite customer service and a never ending dedication to do things the right way, this 30-something with two kids and a third one en route has positioned himself as one of the most active agents in Newport Beach.

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Year-to-date, Ryan and his team have sold, or put into escrow, more than 50 million dollars, and show no signs of slowing down soon. At one point quite recently, Ryan, his wife, children, parents, brother, and grandparents, all lived on Balboa Island. His office is on Marine Avenue in the commercial village and he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Balboa Island Improvement Association. He knows the Island and its real estate market inside out and hopes to be one of the leading agents there for years to come.

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How well does Ryan know Balboa Island? If you’re a resident, take the Starbucks challenge and find out. Give Ryan an address of one of the 1,400 plus homes on the Island and then ask him what the property looks like, its style, vintage, etc. If Ryan can’t provide an answer, he will treat you to a cup of coffee at the local Starbucks. Call him at 949-873-3841 and take the Starbucks challenge.

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Ryan and his wife, Jill, have two beautiful children (Jackson, 2, Ava, 1) and a little girl on the way due in November. They are very involved in their church and local community and love having such a strong network in the area. In the end it comes down to this for Ryan: “There is no greater motivation to work relentlessly, and work relentlessly the right way, to take care of my family, and show my children that you can still make it in this world doing things the right way, treating and working with people the right way, and setting that example for them. I am so blessed to work and be immersed in this community. There is no place like it and my team and I enjoy conveying this to potential clients.”