This Blog is intended to do exactly what my websites are doing - Educate buyers, sellers and agents, and keep them updated on the mood of the Naples Florida real estate market.
Get to know Tim Ryan
Naples Real Estate Agent, Tim Ryan
Tim is an educated professional with years of experience as a Naples real estate agent. He has his undergrad in Finance and he's a licensed Naples Realtor. He's well acquainted with the neighborhoods and communities that comprise Naples, so he's the first person you should call if you're thinking about moving to this world-renowned city.
Not only does Tim have a great deal of expertise in this market, but he also makes it a priority to make his clients' real estate transaction as stress free as possible. He'll take the time to find out what you need most from him as a Naples real estate agent. He is no-nonsense and no-pressure Realtor.
Tim's background is not in marketing/sales. He doesn't try to sell property. He tries to find his clients the best value. This may mean a couple unaccepted offers will come and go, but Tim preaches patience - and it pays off. Once his clients realize that he is acting in their best interest, they put complete trust in him to find their next Naples home.
Tim represents buyers at no cost to them. He is only paid by the seller. He has a legal responsibility to you - the buyer, NOT the seller. He is your advocate, your coach, in your corner, trying to find YOU the best deal. You'll be glad he's on YOUR team.
Tim lives in North Naples with his family. He is married and has two girls and two boys - one a newborn. His wife loves staying home. In 2007 Tim and his wife, Mary Sue, became foster parents. They had about ten different children stay with them during the first six months. Then, in January 2008, a little Guatemalan girl was brought to them to be cared for. A year later, she was adopted into the family. Tim explains. "She is a part of the family now and I doubt she has any recollection of life before us. We feel lucky to have her and blessed that the Lord placed her in our lives".
In addition, Tim and his wife Mary Sue believe that its critical that people step up and really recognize the cries of the world. They are active in their church and play a key role in the introduction of first time visitors. Although, their church plays is an integral part of their lives, Tim and his wife's passion is fostering and sponsoring children in Asia and Africa through World Vision. Tim explains, "The needs are so great. Only about 4% of the world lives in the United States. Everyone born here has basically hit the lottery. We live in a country that assures our children are fed, clothed, and educated. I cannot imagine telling my children I had no way to fill their belly before they went to sleep. However, this is a reality across the world. Jesus said, "Whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me." (Matthew 18:5) "The thing that impressed us about World Vision was that it had a high percentage of money actually make it to the child." Tim moved to Naples in 2004 from Philadelphia. He and his wife were simply ready for a new chapter in their lives. "I tell people that I moved down for the weather and they laugh. We hate cold weather. I tell people here it is about 10 degrees warmer in the summer and 40 degrees warmer in the winter. To me, that is a great trade off." Tim came down to Naples to look at investment property in 2003 and bought on his very first trip. I was absolutely sold on the area. I could not believe how pretty it was and the weather was so warm in the winter months.
Selling real estate is quite a leap from what Tim used to do. He spent 7 years on the floor of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. "It truly is a job for young guys. The trading floor is like no other job in the world. People are screaming at you, greed and frustration are everywhere, and you need to keep your cool and make calculated analytical decisions." With a smile Tim continues to say, "I loved it but I was ready to switch gears. I learned so much to help me in the world. I am quick on my feet and make great decisions. The skills I bring to this industry are so valuable. Many agents have a sales background. My experience is quite unique. My clients benefit."
Tim Ryan's Blog Posts
The Naples Guru - My name is Tim Ryan and I founded this site and created the Naples Guru Team with the goal to be the best real estate company in southwest Florida. Naples has the highest concentration of Realtors in the country. It is a highly-competitive market, so my team and I work extremely hard to set ourselves apart from the rest. buyers are from out-of-state. Being from the northeast, and going through the process of purchasing in Naples while living elsewhere, I understand what a majority of buyers want when visiting this site. This is why I have created naplesguru.com, and other specialty sites, to educate my clients. As a buyer, you want to be informed. This is my main goal - to inform and educate.
2. Community Profiling - The most common questions we receive, every day, are community inquiries. Naples is very communal, and each community has its unique amenities and tailors to different lifestyles. For example, there are Gulf Access communities, Beachfront communities, Single Family Gated and Single Family Non-Gated communities, Luxury Golf and Bundled Golf communities, Condo Gated and Condo Non-Gated communities, Waterfront Estates and so on... As a buyer, you need to be directed to the communities that fit exactly what you're looking for. Once this is realized, you will be spoon fed information about the communities that interest you. We are out, in the field, doing in-depth, descriptive community write-ups, taking photos, and even video of all the communities in Naples. This amount of community information is unmatched by any other agency or site in Naples.
3. Embracing Technology - My team and I are equipped with mobile broadband access, BlackBerrys and laptops 24-7, 365. Simply put, we are ahead of every technological advancement available to the real estate transaction. Technology scares some people, but not us - and it shouldn't scare you either. We use it to YOUR advantage. We are able to find your properties more efficiently, present them to you quicker, correspond and advise faster, and proceed with offers faster and more efficiently than anyone. This means you have a better chance of getting your offer in on time, and getting a timely response. This has been integral with the flood of REO Bank Owned Foreclosures recently. These properties move quick, so to capture value, you must act quick. While other agents are slow to act because they are waiting on a fax, or asking you to go to the post office to overnight a package, we already have the document submitted electronically. The same holds true for all other documents and flow of information required in a real estate transaction including contracts, disclosures and financials.
4. It's a Digital World - Once you're plugged into our system, you'll wonder how you would have managed without it. We set you up with the most advanced means of sending you properties that match your specific search criteria. If you like something - just send us an email (email@example.com). We can setup a showing, or, if your from out-of-town, myself or one of my team members will go and video the property for you. We'll then post the video and/or collection of digital pictures online for your convenience. Our customers from Boston, New York, the Midwest and overseas really appreciate this service. If your from out-of-town, contact us so we can help you through this from the comfort of your living room - even if your thousands of miles away.
5. I'm Your Coach, Not a Referee - I work as a Single Agent, as opposed to a Transaction Broker. The vast majority of agents do NOT work in this capacity. The best analogy is that I work as your coach while agents working as ‘Transaction Brokers' are working as a referee. They cannot legally work in the best interests of their buyer - it is actually illegal for them to put either party at an unfair advantage. Contrary to this, I WANT my buyers to have an ‘unfair advantage' so I can get them a favorable price. If you were a defendant on trial, you wouldn't use the same attorney as the plaintiff - right? The same holds true in real estate.
In the five points above, I highlighted why my clients are informed and educated, spoon-fed information quickly and efficiently with the use of advanced media, corresponded and advised, and through this whole process, unlike my counterpart's clients, my clients are impressed with loyalty, confidentiality and obedience.