With more than 20 years of experience selling Salt Lake City real estate, Ryan Kirkham is an expert in helping buyers and sellers navigate the intricacies of the real estate transaction. He manages the Salt Lake Summit Sotheby’s office and specializes in single-family homes and investment properties. Prior to this position, Ryan acted as managing broker of Kirkham Real Estate, a family business he founded with his parents in 1995 that merged with Summit Sotheby’s International Realty in 2015.
Clients value Ryan’s knowledge and unique skill-set. He holds a finance degree from the University of Utah, helps create the contracts used in Utah real estate transactions, and serves as an expert witness in legal cases. He is a licensed instructor and teaches continuing education classes to Utah real estate agents. Ryan holds the real estate designations of Certified Residential Specialist, Graduate REALTOR® Institute, e-Pro, and Short Sale Specialist — certifications that demonstrate his sales success and expertise.
Ryan’s peers have recognized him for his excellence. He has earned several Hall of Fame awards from the Salt Lake Board of REALTORS®. Additionally, the Board named him 2014 REALTOR® of the Year and he received the 2015 President’s Award among a membership of nearly 7,000 REALTORS®.
In 2015, Ryan had the rare opportunity to serve as president of the Utah Association of REALTORS®, a 13,000-member organization dedicated to professionalism in the real estate industry. Prior to that, he served as president of the Salt Lake Board of REALTORS®. Ryan has also held positions on the board of directors of the National Association of REALTORS® and UtahRealEstate.com. Together, these positions give Ryan unique insight into real estate trends locally and nationally.
In addition to his professional achievements, Ryan is a fan of University of Utah sports. As a student, he managed the men’s basketball team for legendary coach Rick Majerus. Ryan currently serves on the board of directors for the Crimson Club Athletic Fund at the University of Utah and previously participated on the Young Alumni Board.
Ryan resides in Salt Lake City with his wife, Jodi, and their seven children. He enjoys running and has completed several marathons and triathlons. He loves to travel and spend time with his family. His greatest joy comes from attending their many dance, music, and sporting events.
Ryan is genuine, caring, and personable. Buyers and sellers alike enjoy working with Ryan as he uses his expertise to do all he can on their behalf — including helping them achieve the American dream of homeownership.
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