Born and raised in Broward County, Florida, Ryan is a third-generation appraiser.
“I started appraising when I was 22 years old. I am currently 44,” says Ryan.
That’s over two decades in the property evaluation business, but Ryan wouldn’t have it any other way.
“I love what I do.”
Whether it’s meeting new people and networking, speaking with Airbnb operators about their business, or having the opportunity to see a variety of homes each month and getting renovation ideas for his own place, Ryan enjoys every aspect of the appraisal business.
And he’s not afraid to roll up his sleeves either.
“I have helped numerous borrowers at the time of inspection with odds and ends such as opening doors and windows or moving things that they were unable to.”
Ryan extends that same goodwill when it comes to his relationship with Solidifi.
“I never charge Solidifi a rush fee. Solidifi has kept me busy, so I take care of them on my end with no rush fees and excellent turn times.”
As for the Oakland Park, Florida marketplace, the hottest trend Ryan is witnessing is the influx of out-of-state buyers.
“On every purchase, I ask where the buyers are from, and 85%-90% of them are from out of state.” This has led to an increase in home prices.
“Homes prices in in Oakland Park are increasing with the median sale price currently around $550,000. As a result, the market is becoming less affordable for current residents.”