About Ryan

Ryan is an experienced Realtor with over 14 years of expertise in selling homes in coastal Orange County, specializing in Balboa Island. He is passionate about helping his clients find their dream homes while providing exceptional customer service throughout the process.

Ryan's connection to Balboa Island runs deep, having previously lived there with his wife Jill for several years, and his parents, grandparents, and brother currently calling it home. His in-depth knowledge of the community and its various nuances is second to none, making him an invaluable resource to his clients.

As a former member of the Board of Directors for the Balboa Island Improvement Association for over six years, Ryan has a deep understanding of the Island's building codes, zoning information, building requirements, FEMA guidelines, and community disclosures. This knowledge enables him to provide his clients with expert advice and guidance throughout the buying and selling process.

Ryan's personalized approach to real estate sets him apart from other realtors in the area. He understands that each home is unique and deserves to be marketed individually based on its own strengths. Ryan's team doesn't believe in generic templates, and aims to provide a custom experience for marketing each of their clients’ homes.

Ryan's hard work and dedication have paid off, with his team achieving impressive sales results of over $120,000,000 in 2022. His clients consistently praise his extensive knowledge of the Island and Coastal OC, as well as his exceptional communication skills and attention to detail.

When Ryan isn't working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four incredible children.

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What Others Are Saying

  • In these sometimes hectic and fast paced times, I would like to take a moment and express my sincere appreciation for your professional work in selling our home. As many real estate transactions have a host of complexities and obstacles, ours was no different. To be honest, Angie and I felt you controlled our transaction as if you had been in the real estate business for many more years than your age would otherwise indicate. It was apparent from the beginning you were more than prepared for every stage of the process. You continued to impress us with your negotiating skills with other agents as well as your efforts in monitoring our transaction after entering escrow.

    Ryan enabled me to choose a great condo by listening to my wants and needs. The longer we worked together, the more he helped me zero in on what I was looking for. There was never any pressure to go in any certain direction, but Ryan was always available to work towards the goal of getting a great place, and we did just that.

    Bill Bird
    President North American Van Lines, Inc., Executive moving Systems, Inc.
  • I love the ease-of-use the builder provides - I can quickly test different combinations and experiment with font and color combinations to find that sweet spot. Kudos for the amazing support too, really quick turnaround!

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  • Ryan is a rare young talent - he is very pro-active & professional in his approach and always follows through.! He has made my first home purchase a very satisfying experience and has raised the bar on customer service! I highly recommend him and know that we will definitely work together again.

  • I want to commend Ryan Gunderson for his performance when he listed my house. I was impressed with the professionalism and standard of work he exhibited as he performed his duties. I was very impressed in how he handled all third party companies that were introduced for a transaction of this caliber. Public relations and high quality staff are two of the most important assets of any organization and Ryan is an example of both. I appreciate all the time he invested to make sure my house was sold promptly with no problems along the way. A big "Thank you" goes out to Ryan!

  • I just wanted to write and thank you for all the work you put in on the purchase of the property in Costa Mesa. I have bought and sold several properties in the last forty years. Most of them were homes but some were income properties. Over that time I have worked with a lot of realtors. I have worked with knowledgeable realtors. I have worked with energetic realtors. I have worked with realtors that really studied the market. However I have never found a realtor that combined all three. You have a rare combination of good business sense and a real concern for doing what is right for the client. You showed us dozens of properties. We were very picky and you never got impatient with us. You really did have our best interest at heart. In addition to knowing the market, you also helped us explore financing options we were unaware of. Ryan you are the real deal. That is a rare commodity in this world. Thank you for everything. When we are ready to list our place in Laguna we will call you.

  • We purchased a bayfront home on a double lot that had the complexities of a dock, sea wall and a house that needed to be torn down to build two new homes. We had a very quick escrow to secure a great purchase price. Ryan did an excellent job negotiating with the selling agent and his client - he has a soft but effective professional touch. He also did in-depth due diligence with all the governing agencies to insure we did not have entitlement surprises. I look forward to working with him on the next deal.

    Bayfront Client
  • Ryan did a great job finding our new home and working with the seller's agent. He is hardworking and very detailed. I would recommend him for all your real estate needs.

    Mrs. Cooper
  • We really enjoyed working with Ryan. He was extremely responsive, professional and upfront throughout the entire process. He understood what we needed and went above and beyond to deliver it. He has great market knowledge and we will definitely be working with him again in the future.

  • Ryan has a complete set of tools to help make the process of finding, financing and buying a home easy and fun. Ryan is especially good at understanding quickly what the client needs are and matching them with the right properties. Most of all he is a professional and joy to be around-great at making you comfortable and enjoying the search. I highly recommend using Ryan for your next search. You won't be disappointed.

  • Over the last 30 years, my husband and I have had the opportunity to work with a handful of good realtors. Ryan by far exceeds our past experiences. He was able to find us our dream home and he made everything possible in order to make it ours. If it had not been for his tireless efforts we would not own this home today. Being from out of state, there were many things we were not able to take care of and Ryan was right there to fill our shoes. Ryan coordinated a meeting with some of the best contractors and architects in the area and was able to accomplish this on short notice and on the one day we were able to fly in. He is extremely knowledgeable and was able to give us very valuable advice throughout the entire process. Ryan is one of the most genuine, hard-working realtors we have ever worked with. Even after the sale, he continues to help and guide us through other questions we have. This is a man of character and we are not only blessed to have had Ryan as our realtor, but now as our friend. If you have the opportunity to work with Ryan, we know you will not be disappointed!

  • My wife and I have purchased several properties and Ryan by far, has been the best realtor we have ever had the pleasure to represent us! We were new to the area and Ryan thoroughly advised us of the positives and negatives of the area and was always responsive to my incessant questions, which led to a successful and on time close of escrow. Ryan has continued to assist us on post close, remodeling, which is way more than I have ever experienced from a realtor. My wife and I cannot express highly enough, our recommendation of this young, energetic professional realtor!

  • Ryan did an exceptional job for us. He stayed on top of all deadlines and worked with all parties involved to ensure the deal got done to everyone's satisfaction. He is a long time local with a wealth of practical knowledge and hometown warmth. We would recommend Ryan to anyone looking to buy or sell in the area

  • We worked with other real estate agents many times over the last 50 years. Ryan Gunderson is the absolute best. He's smart, polite and responsive. He deals with all parties in a respectful way that brings the parties together in the correct way. We bought the perfect house for us and everything was handled beautifully. We will use him to buy rental property in the future.