Ryan Hill Realty’s REO division works with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and HUD, in addition to National/Regional Banks and Asset Management Companies, to better serve and support the housing industry. To facilitate demand from the division’s continuing growth, two noted names in the area’s real estate industry have joined the team. Art Bettuzzi was appointed REO Operations Manager to enhance, implement and oversee growth and lead generation; and Karen Larsen joined as Senior REO Account Executive to serve the division’s client base.
Teresa Ryan, Broker/Owner states: “While Ryan Hill Realty started as a high-end luxury real estate company in the western suburbs, we have grown by adding a commercial and REO division and now serve the entire Chicagoland market with our commitment to having the best team and agents, delivering the best customer service and results to our clients. With the addition of Art and Karen, we are continuing to strive for excellence in all of our goals.”
Bettuzzi, a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communications from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, has a strong sales, marketing and operations management background in the real estate industry with over 17 years of experience in the Chicagoland area. He brings with him unique insight well suited to the organic nature of REO management in today’s market.
Bettuzzi comments: “Real Estate has been a rapidly changing industry over the past few years. Operating with the past “Real Estate Models” will not provide the resources for a Real Estate company to thrive, especially in our current economic and housing climate. Developing expertise in specific “niche” areas and “outside of the box” thinking, provide the ability to do our best to serve our clients and develop additional resources to continue to support our company.”
Larsen has an impressive track record previously managing over 300 REO assets and pioneering relationships with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae for her former employers. She was elected Freddie Mac’s Broker of the Year 2009 and Mentor of the Year 2010 for her industry knowledge, leadership and people skills. Larsen has over 20-plus years in senior management for various noted companies in business development, sales and marketing. She became a licensed realtor in the year 2000, eventually managing foreclosures as its unique market segment intrigued her.
Explaining her philosophy concerning success, Larsen states: “I have a simple philosophy: Know your client inside and out. I believe that we should perform at different levels for every individual based on their needs and identify their priorities first, above our own. The field team should know and demonstrate the same beliefs to give the client an optimal customer service experience.”
When asked about their experience working at Ryan Hill Realty, Karen Larsen states, “Ryan Hill Realty is a great place to work. Client commitment is a priority at all levels in the company. It fits in perfectly with my own work philosophy. Teresa Ryan is a go-getter who is very focused on her clients, people and community. She is an amazing inspiration and is someone from whom I can learn so much.”
Art Bettuzzi, who worked with Teresa and Nick Ryan from 2006 to 2009 as General Sales Manager for Marquette/Ryan Hill (MRH) Company says, “The Ryan Hill Realty culture is very customer-focused and one that is aligned with my core values. We are constantly asking the question -- ‘What more can we do for our clients?’ When the position for REO Operations Manager became available, working with Teresa again, it seemed a natural transition into the role.’
“It’s an exciting time to be a part of this segment in the industry. Teresa Ryan had an instinct to establish an REO property management and sales division three years ago. Her foresight has been accurate. We anticipate a lot more need for the types of service Ryan Hill Realty offers to banks and Asset Management companies in 2012.”
ABOUT RYAN HILL REALTY
Ryan Hill Realty, a privately-owned real estate company, has served the Chicagoland area since 2002. Originally focused on Residential / “Premier Properties”, Teresa Ryan, Broker/Owner of Ryan Hill Realty has added a Commercial and an REO/Foreclosure division, making it a full service brokerage for both Business to Business and Business to Consumer clients.
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Ryan Hill Realty is also a “Woman Owned” Company and is committed to giving back to community with over 45 Realtors serving the 6-county Chicago Metro area. The company’s mission is to deliver the ‘American Dream’ by serving clients and community with passion and excellence.
For more information, visit Ryan Hill Realty’s web site at www.ryanhillrealty.com.