Sandra Ryden, an innovator to the “Client centered” philosophy in the 1990’s, laid the foundation for the Ryden Team. Her idea was that if you take care of the client…they in turn will take care of you.
In 1998, with the business growing, Sandra invited her son Eric to help out for the summer. He enjoyed it so much, he left his teaching career and relocated to the Quad City area. He was a great addition to the already client centered philosophy, and added a boost of young, energetic talent to the team. The slogan “2 for 1” was created as Sandra believed that the client was getting two Realtors helping out for the price of one. Eric and Sandra worked hard to grow the company with this philosophy and always said a “paycheck could last a weekend, but a reputation will last a lifetime.”
After years of growing the business, the addition of Eric’s step son in, Chad Cox, was essential in 2012. Chad’s ability to focus on the millennial ideas and the need for technology integration, made him a perfect fit.
In 2015, Eric’s wife, Dawn joined the team. After spending 25 plus years in the mortgage business, she added a wealth of knowledge from the banking side of Real Estate, while keeping the personal client aspect the focus.
The Ryden Team has been #1 in Sales in the Quad Cities for the last 13 of 16 years, sold over 1,000 homes in the last five years for over 130 million, and had a record year with over 31 million dollars in Real Estate sales in 2016!
Whether it be residential, commercial, new construction, or investment properties, The Ryden Team will provide quality customer care at the highest level. We are small in numbers, but large in service!
ERIC RYDEN, Designated Managing Broker
Eric retired from the US Navy where he served as an Intelligence Analyst for 20 years and served on active duty in Iraq in 2007 in a counter terrorist intelligence unit. Eric earned a Bachelor's Degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1991 and his Master of Science Degree in Education from Western Illinois University in 1999. He is married to Dawn Newton and together they have 6 children and 10 grandchildren.
DAWN NEWTON, Realtor
Dawn is fortunate to have her 4 children and 10 grandchildren all local, which gives her a fresh and updated version of what the Quad Cities has to offer!
CHAD COX, Realtor
Chad was born and raised in the Quad City Area and graduated from Orion High School, where he excelled at wrestling and football. He has been married to Annie Cox for over 10 years and they have two active sons. He enjoys cooking and spending time with his family. As an avid sports fan, Chad loves being involved in all of his boys’ activities!