Ryden Team.

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 Ryden
Eric Ryden is the Managing Broker/Owner of Quad Cities Iowa Realty in Moline, IL. He has served as President of the Quad City Area REALTOR® Association and he has served as the Federal Political Coordinator for the Illinois 17th Congressional District. He was named as the Quad City Area Illinois REALTOR® of the Year in 2012.

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
Dawn Newton joined The Ryden Team in 2015 and brings over 25 years of home buying knowledge from working in the mortgage industry.  She has lived in the Quad City area for 50 years, which gives her a great understanding of the local and outlying areas. Dawn has traveled the world and been to over 29 countries giving her a unique vision for homes and staging.  Her open personality enables her to work with all clients in finding the perfect home! 

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 Cox
Chad Cox joined The Ryden Team in 2013 after spending 12 years in the finance/sales field.  He has served on the Realtor Political Action Committee for the Quad City REALTOR® Association, has been a State Legislative Coordinator, and loves to advocate for personal property rights.  He was also named Quad Cities Area Realtor Association Rookie of the Year for 2014. 

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!