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About Bill Ryan

The most important step in any real estate transaction is engaging the right Realtor. Under the best and happiest of circumstances, buying or selling a home is stressful. My knowledge and experience, coupled with a deep sense or responsibility toward my clients, will make your transaction as smooth as possible. I have brokered transactions from $85,000 to $4.8 million, for both commercial and residential properties.
Having lived on Cape Cod for over 30 years, I am quite familiar with the specifics that each area of the Cape has to offer. Whether you're looking for a property to purchase or need to sell with a competitive edge, my knowledge of the Cape is a valuable tool.
Before becoming a Realtor over ten years ago, I worked as a building contractor for 20 years. This experience gives me specific knowledge regarding the condition of homes that will help you avoid problems after the closing. Occasionally one of the toughest parts of a real estate transaction is dealing with the issues that come up during a home inspection. With my building experience, I can handle these problems properly and get the transaction closed. Both buyers and sellers need someone who will look out for their interests at this most important time.
I know real estate, I know construction, and I know Cape Cod. I can help you with every aspect of buying or selling your home because I'm experienced, because I'm professional . . .and because I care.

Personal

I have been living on Cape Cod for 35 years. My brother and I came to the Cape to build a retirement home for our parents. We loved it and decided to stay. After running Ryan Construction for many years I decided to leave construction behind and get into real estate. It was a great decision. My interests include travel, photography, golf and snorkeling.

Professional Association

ABR, SRES, e-PRO, CHP

Achievements

While with Coldwell Banker I earned the Presidents circle and International Diamond Society awards many times. In 3 years with Century 21 I earned the Emerald award twice. I have been with William Raveis Real Estate now and have earned many awards here as well.

Professional Specialty

I specialize in Residential sales. My background as a builder/contractor serves me well when listing and selling homes.

Areas Covered

Cape Cod including the towns of Barnstable, Yarmouth, Mashpee, Falmouth, Dennis, Harwich, Sandwich, Bourne, & Chatham.

Education

I completed many realtor training programs including the Floyd Wickman, Mike Ferry, Brian Buffini and Bill Nasby classes.

William Raveis Real Estate - Osterville

Bill Ryan William Raveis Real Estate - Osterville

Bill Ryan


 

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Risks And Rewards Of Selling Your Home Without A Realtor

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The Do’s And Don’ts Of The Real Estate Code Of Ethics

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Real Estate Niche: Green Homes

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How Your Appearance Affects Your Sales

As a real estate professional, you’ve probably heard one person or another talk about “dressing for success” while they show you their new watch or tailored suit. This expression is used broadly in a lot of different ways, but in the world of real estate it actually holds a lot more meaning than you might imagine. A crucial aspect of working as a ...

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