With nearly two decades of experience in real estate, many record-breaking sales and dozens of awards to his name, Ryan McCann’s skill as a negotiator and marketer is clear – as is his passion for property.
Leadership and motivating teams come naturally to him. He attributes this quality to playing competitive sport at school and captaining teams.
When he’s not out selling and building the business, Ryan McCann enjoys mentoring rookie real estate agents, including his Executive Sales Assistant at First National Real Estate Cleveland, Billy Gray.
Ryan also regularly hosts real estate training sessions and is a keynote speaker at industry events.
Throughout his real estate career, Ryan McCann has had long stints working for both big names and boutique agencies, building up his knowledge and experience (and contact book) at every stage.
Ryan McCann: career timeline
2018 — Queensland Salesperson of the Year Two Years in a Row
Ryan McCann is honoured to have again received the Queensland Salesperson of the Year award at the GEM Awards 2017, which were held in Brisbane in March 2018. This truly is a huge honour for Ryan and he couldn’t be happier with the outcome on the night. Along with his personal assistant, Billy Gray, who has been indispensable again this year and without whom Ryan would not have been able to give his all to our buyers and sellers, he would also like to thank the entire First National Cleveland team for their efforts throughout 2017. This award and our successes would not have been possible without your hard work and dedication. Thank you!
2017 – First National Real Estate Cleveland Director
“We started First National in June 2015, and the office has been kicking big goals ever since. Now we’re the fastest-growing real estate agency in Redlands. Everyone in our team takes great pride in the area and we have the best-trained agents in the region. Our goal is to initiate and continue repeat business – that’s always been my goal actually. 92% of my sales come from repeat or referred business.” – Ryan McCann
2007 – LJ Hooker Cleveland
Ryan McCann spent nearly seven years as a real estate agent at LJ Hooker, honing his skills at the Cleveland office of the brand and piecing together an impressive sales portfolio. During this time, Ryan made repeat business his priority and focused on his relationship-building skills – breaking sales records in the process and collecting industry awards.
Ryan received the following awards:
- Twice awarded runner up for Marketer of the Year in QLD.
- Lifetime membership to the Captains Club (LJ Hooker’s national elite sales team). Currently, only 60 agents have received this award.
- 5 international medals during his 6.5 years at LJ Hooker.
He was also requested by the LJ Hooker head office to appear in many training programs and as guest speaker for real estate training of agents within the group.
1999 – Cleveland Real Estate Agencies
In 1999, Ryan McCann went to work for his father’s independent real estate agency in Cleveland, where he learned a huge amount about the business and certainly didn’t receive any special treatment. According to Ryan, his dad was a hard taskmaster – tough but fair.
Ryan says: “Prior to this, I worked against my dad for another agency. The first time I thought, “Yeah, I might be good at my job” was when Dad approached me for a game of pool and a beer. He asked me to become one of his salespeople, and I stayed for nearly eight years.”
1998 – Ray White Capalaba
Three years out of school, Ryan McCann joined Ray White Capalaba as a rookie real estate agent. He still remembers his first day on the job, when he was sent door-knocking in the area. Ryan, a very green 20-year-old, thought he’d start at the high-end $700,000 properties.
One lady looked him up and down and said ‘No way you’re selling my house’. Undeterred, he bowled up to an old fibro shack and was attacked by a cattle dog. After scaling a 5ft fence to get away, Ryan McCann returned to the office covered in mud and cuts. His boss looked at him and said: ‘So you’ve been knocking, have you?’
1988 – Ormiston College, Redland City
From years 5-12, Ryan McCann attended Ormiston College, where he excelled as an athlete. Ryan was captain of the rugby 1st XV, soccer and athletic teams – an intimidating experience that helped him develop leadership skills and a strong drive to succeed.
Ryan says: ‘I realised from a very early age that the responsibility of captaining sporting teams had the ability to make someone’s day. The encouragement you could give your team and the way they look at you to lead from the front. That was the best things I got out of my school years.’