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When it's time to buy and sell,

do it with confidence.

Partner with one of the Fox River Valley's top agents. You'll get the professional guidance and hyper-local knowledge you deserve.

Ryan Kurtz | 630.251.5386 |

Plotting Your Next Move Can Be Downright Overwhelming

  • Where do I start?

  • Do I need to buy or sell first?
  • Is this the best financial decision?

  • How should I prepare my home?

But when you work with Ryan, you'll have a creative problem-solver on your side, with extensive real estate knowledge and a proven plan

to keep you on track and get you ahead.

My Values

Service Above Self

As a man of faith, I strive to treat others as I would want to be treated. This guiding principle led me to choose education and coaching as my first career, and now real estate as my second career. The ability to impact others with the work that I do is a responsibility I take very seriously.

In my real estate career, I have always believed in the power of homeownership, not only because of the role it plays in our everyday lives, but in the role it plays in our financial future. In 2020, I became one of Dave Ramsey’s Endorsed Local Providers making me part of the RamseyTrusted group of Realtors. As a follower of Dave Ramsey's financial planning myself, I saw an opportunity to make a bigger commitment to my clients to help them not only find a home but also build a financial plan for their future. The Ramsey team knows how I do business and that I’ll go out of my way to super-serve your needs. When you work with me, you can be assured that you are getting sincere and effective guidance.

I have also made a commitment to give back—for to whom much is given, much is required. I am committed to service in my local community. I also make an annual pledge to support Feed My Starving Children and throw an annual service event for my clients.

I have been recommending Ryan to anyone who will listen because he is truly there to serve you first.

Andrew & Gina L.

Ryan's genuine interest in and care for others make him the obvious choice for buying or selling a home.

David & Lindsey G.

Strategic Thinking

I pride myself on providing winning strategies for my clients. I am a lifelong learner and avid reader, always challenging myself to grow and gain new skills.

Whether it's crafting a custom marketing plan to get your home sold, coming up with creative solutions on how you should plan out your buy and sell process, or creating the right negotiation strategy, you can count on me to bring creative problem-solving to the table.

Ryan provided all the information we needed to make wise decisions in such a competitive market.

Peggy J.

Ryan is so knowledgeable and well connected that buying a home with him was one of the easiest things we have done. Choose Ryan and leave worrying for someone else.

Justin F.

Refreshingly Honest

My clients often remark that they find my honesty refreshing. I take great pride in truly listening to what you hope to accomplish.

Once I understand your goals, I feel duty-bound to share my knowledge, strategies, and insights to help you achieve them. My ultimate goal for any client is to become their #realtor4life, and that means ensuring that I am thinking about their long-term interests.

That's why some of my proudest moments in my real estate career have not been the homes I have helped my clients buy and sell—they have actually been some of the homes I have helped them to NOT buy and sell.

You need a realtor who has your best interest in mind and who is invested in the process—Ryan is that realtor!

Jerad & Abby C.

Ryan’s honesty and commitment to our goals made it easy to trust him.

Ashley and Eddy D.

A Guide You Can Trust


I'm Ryan Kurtz.

If you are anything like my clients, you take great pride in your values and work ethic, and you know how important it is to have a home that creates joy and builds wealth.

In order to feel that way, you need to be able to buy and sell homes throughout your life with clarity and confidence. The problem is, you work hard and you lead a busy life! Trying to navigate the home buying and selling process can be overwhelming.

I completely understand. I have had the privilege of helping over 400 families successfully navigate their real estate transactions. I have learned along the way that the best gift I can give my clients is turning a rather complex transaction into something simple for them.

That's why I take great pride in bringing together my best strengths of creativity, organization, and service and created a documented approach to achieving your real estate goals.

Here's how it works: First, we will sit down for a consultation so I can learn about your situation and unique goals. Second, we will craft a plan—my proven process tailored to your individual needs. Finally, we will execute that plan and get you to the closing table with more money in your pocket, a higher degree of certainty, and less stress.

I look forward to connecting with you so we can take the hassle out of the home buying and selling process and find the right home for you.


Ryan Kurtz


  • Best of the Fox Award Winner
  • America's Best Realtors List—Top 1% Nationwide
  • Real Trends Best of Illinois
  • Best of Kendall County
  • Dave Ramsey Trusted Pro—#1 in market
  • Homelight Top Agent
  • Certified Negotiation Consultant
  • john greene Realtor Accolades: Top Performer, President's Club, Live & Love Local Award Finalist, Outstanding Property Marketer Finalist, Relocation Team

Results You Can Count On

What My Clients Say...

A Guide With A Plan

I've created a simple 3-step approach to get you results . . .


A foundation for my success with my clients is to start with a consultation. In this session, we will build a plan tailored to your goals.


We will implement that customized approach and timeline to get you where you want to be, problem-solving along the way.


Following my documented approach, we'll get you the results I have gotten hundreds of clients that ends in a celebration at the closing table!

Buyer & Seller Guides

Areas I Serve

While I reach all of Chicago's western suburbs, I have called the Fox River Valley home for my entire life. I grew up in Sandwich, went to Aurora University, and taught at Aurora Christian. I currently live in Montgomery, with offices in Naperville and Oswego. I still subscribe to the Beacon News, sled at Phillips Park, hike at Silver Springs State Park, and love grabbing tacos at El Tio.

From Yorkville to A-town to the Tri-Cities, I live here and love here. I look forward to connecting with you.

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