Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Realtor® | CA DRE# 02095506 | NV S. 0188892


Buyer's Agent
Listing Agent


Montana State University
Lake Tahoe Community College - Neuro-Psychologie California State University, Monterey Bay - Entrepreneurship

Client Testimonials

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"Ryan is an extremely professional, and dedicated agent. My husband and I were looking for properties outside of our area, and Ryan was flexible to work with our schedule and was always available to help us with any questions or concerns at a moments notice. We really appreciated his due diligence and hard work to make our real estate transaction as smooth as possible."

"Ryan is very knowledgeable and just awesome! He walked us through every step and detail of buying our first home, and didn’t let us settle for anything less than our perfect house! He was always available for any questions we had, and made the whole process of buying a house a fun and stress-free experience!"

"Ryan was great! We had been looking for a Tahoe home for a few months, and hadn’t had any luck with a winning offer. Enter Ryan. He was the realtor® on a home we didn’t end up making an offer on, but was super proactive in wanting to find us exactly what we wanted - even if it wasn’t a home he was selling. We decided to take a chance, and sure enough within a few weeks we had closed on our Tahoe dream home. Ryan was available 24/7, went above and beyond, and got us through a difficult process and market. Would recommend him to all our family and friends!"

"Ryan is an excellent agent. He helped us purchase an investment property in South Lake Tahoe where we had particularly stringent criteria related to opportunity zones and other complex tax and financial considerations. He was patient and knowledgeable, helping us identify properties that fit our criteria and providing several pros and cons for each based on his deep knowledge of the local market. He was an excellent negotiator of our purchase - we will definitely retain Ryan for our future real estate deals!"

"Responsive, organized, patient, and a great negotiator—Ryan was an absolute pleasure to work with, and I plan on doing 100% of my real estate deals with him in the future. As a first time rental property investor, having an agent like Ryan was instrumental in my success. He took the time to walk through and support me at each stage of the process, including analysis, viewings, understanding contracts/paperwork (lots of that), financing, and has continued to give me advice even after closing. Ryan was able to negotiate many aspects of the deal to my advantage, including significant seller credits. I'd recommend Ryan to anyone looking for a great buying/selling experience!" - Ian

"Ryan was enthusiastic, professional, and took the time to get acquainted with the local market. He was able to get us above asking price, with a swift closure. He made sure all the pieces fell into place. I would highly recommend Ryan for any real estate need!!"

"Ryan met with us multiple times, to discuss what we wanted to get out of the sale of our property experience wise and pricewise. We discussed and settled on an initial asking price and Ryan went to work marketing our property. Based upon the response we got he was able to secure a sale of our property $15,000 above asking. All of the paperwork was transitioned very smoothly. And our questions were answered at every turn."

"Ryan was a fantastic realtor®. He helped me buy my first house and made me feel comfortable throughout the process which was very foreign to me. Ryan was never pushy and genuinely had my best interests at heart throughout. We became friends through the process and I was honored to have him attend my wedding a few days after I closed on the house!"

About Ryan
Ryan Smith is the founder and team leader of Ascension Real Estate, a specialized team powered by Compass. Licensed in both California and Nevada, Ryan’s reach and growing Rolodex of connections drives his desire to create opportunities, generate off-market deals, and involve himself in the real estate community beyond the Tahoe region.

You’ll be hard-pressed to find another agent as attentive and dedicated to the trade as Ryan is. He is well-versed in investment properties, vacation real estate, and multi-family properties. Ryan acts as a guide for any client through the nuances of Airbnb, local hospitality regulations, as well as investment strategies for various areas around Tahoe and Reno. What energizes Ryan is the ability to make meaningful connections and create financial freedom for everyone he works with. His passion for investment properties, in particular, is deeply rooted in his love for living the “Tahoe Lifestyle.” As an avid outdoor enthusiast, Ryan is deeply grateful for the opportunity to enjoy everything the basin has to offer and seeks to provide the same sense of freedom to his clients through investing.

Ryan cares about the long-term life cycle of your real estate investment: connecting with him is more than transactional and offers a symbiotic-type relationship. As President of the local MLS, he has access to extensive resources and idea curators. Ryan’s business and team goals have seeped into his spirituality, integrity, and everlasting curiosity. Working with Ryan will only bring abundance to your life and is an excellent agent to begin or continue a real estate journey with.

Ryan Smith’s Listings

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Listing Courtesy of Compass, Ryan S Smith, DRE #02095506

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