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Meet Ryan Carroll

Born and raised in Chicago, graduate of Ball State University in 2015 with a BS in Hospitality and Food Management and minor in Residential Property Management. Soon after he moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 2016 and has loved exploring all intown neighborhoods and surrounding cities with his husband Michael Patrick Kelley, plus his two dogs Duke and Henry. He understands the intangible benefits of living in the South, with its unmatched weather, culture, and diversity. He came to real estate from the restaurant and hospitality industry learning from the ultimate teacher of customer experience, Kevin Rathbun at KR SteakBar. This is where he learned the importance of customer care, creating relationships and handling stressful situations with calmness.

Ryan provides strategic marketing and transaction management services to homeowners across the Atlanta metro area with the help of his trusted and reliable brokerage Harry Norman, REALTORS®. He is committed to listening and paying close attention to his clients’ needs, utilizing his keen quick problem-solving skills and negotiating assertive and effectively to ensure a successful transaction whether an apartment or home. In his second year in real estate, achieving #2 for individual units and #3 for individual volume sold in 2023 was a significant breakthrough, and he feels very honored by the recognition.

Whether he is playing on the local intramural sports teams, trying out new restaurants, neighborhood festivals, visiting dog parks, or volunteering for Meal on Wheels Atlanta, he is always out and about town. Buying or selling your home can be one of the most emotional decisions in a person’s life and he is honored when clients choose him to help guide them through the process. He is communicative, thorough, and detail-oriented and he’ll be alongside you every step of the way.

5 Core Values

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Ensuring the trust and loyalty of my clients, associates and customers. Providing effective timely communications in all business dealings. Always go above and beyond.

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I choose my attitude and don’t take myself too seriously because life is about balance and perspective, so why not have fun while doing what I love to do.

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Most people just laugh when they hear that the secret to success is giving. Then again, most people are nowhere near as successful as they wish they were. It’s always better to give than to receive.

What Makes Ryan Different?

My goal is not only to provide exceptional service throughout every step of the real estate transaction but even after the closing and years to come. With a background in hospitality, from day one, my business has been centered around what is most important, serving my clients. I have embraced the fact that I am young and consider myself “The Restauranter Realtor”, which encompasses lifestyle, food and real estate into one package. For me, this is not just a career, it is a way for me to help change my clients’ lives for the better. My mission for all my clients is, and always will be, to provide the best experience and service possible.

Who Ryan Works With?

I work with individuals who are passionate and excited to make their dreams come true while keeping things lighthearted and upbeat through what can sometimes be stressful and overwhelming. I enjoy working with clients who have a clear vision of their goals and what they want from their real estate experience and if you don’t, we can set some expectations to make it a reality!

If this sounds like the type of real estate agent you’d enjoy working with, let’s connect! I’d love to learn more about your goals and am excited to see how I can help you achieve them.


2021- Present              Atlanta Care Senior Network- Active Member

2022- Present             Atlanta REALTORS® Association- Social Committee Member

2023- Present             Dekalb Senior Provider Network- Social Media Board Member

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Exceed expectations and take ownership. Success is measured by both the outcome and the path to achieve it.

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Respecting and valuing all individuals. Maintaining the confidentiality of my clients and doing the right thing all the time even when no one is watching.

"Ryan's enthusiasm for my house and his energy level plus his willingness to attend to the details really stood out. I was moving out of state and needed to have someone representing the property who would be responsive to my questions and keep me updated on activity. I was pleased when the house went from listing to closing in just over 3 weeks"

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Let's Connect! I’d love to learn more about your goals and am excited to see how I can help you achieve them.

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