Meet Our Team
THE RYAN & BRIAN REAL ESTATE TEAM
Ryan, a McAllen native, spent most of his life in Mission and graduated from Sharyland High School. After graduation he attended Schreiner College in Kerrville, Texas, before transferring to Sam Houston State University in Huntsville where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice. On a visit home, Ryan realized the significant growth in the RGV and the opportunities real estate investments had to offer. With an entrepreneurial spirit, he pursued a career in real estate. In 2006, Ryan partnered with long time friend, Brian Reed, the two now continue to excel in real estate with The Ryan & Brian Real Estate Team.
Outside of the office, Ryan enjoys spending his time with his beautiful wife, Julie and their children, Calvin and Avery.
Brian Reed, CEO and Broker
Brian was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. After graduating from Sharyland High, he attended Texas A&M pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science. Soon after graduating, he was hired by a division of American Express Financial Advisors as a financial analyst. This provided Brian with extensive knowledge of the securities market; however, he soon learned of the investment potential of real estate and decided to pursue a career. After acquiring his REALTOR license, Brian partnered with longtime friend, Ryan Peterson. Today, The Ryan & Brian Team of Expert Advisors continues to grow every year as they provide their clients with a unique experience and are committed to providing their clients with unparalleled service.
Brian is happily married to his beautiful wife, Tania, who together have two daughters, Alana and Rachel. In his free time, Brian enjoys spending time with the family outdoors, fishing, hunting, and doing carpentry.
Tania was born in McAllen, Texas and raised in Reynosa Tamps, Mexico, which allowed her to experience and embrace the distinct cultures of both countries and to grasp the unique mix both provide the Rio Grande Valley. Tania graduated from La Universidad Valle del Bravo, where she attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design. Tania has well rounded and diverse work experience, mostly in customer care and marketing. She has always had a passion for people and a gift of salesmanship.
Tania serves the critical role of Client Experience Manager for The Ryan & Brian Real Estate Team, and she is known for providing a level of superior client service. She is aware that purchasing a house can be one of the largest financial investments most people will make in their lifetime. Ensuring a client’s needs are met is not the only important thing to Tania. She understands that a satisfactory experience is more complexed and involves being available, understanding, and flexible and creating a partnership with each client. That is why she makes personal relationships the highest priority. Her goal and desire is to provide clients a first-class, memorable experience.
Tania married Brian Reed in 2005, and they have two beautiful daughters, Alana and Rachel Grace, that keep their lives busy and fulfilled. Tania also has a passion for teaching dance and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle for her family.
Abigail Alaniz, Marketing Coordinator
Abby was born in McAllen, Texas and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. Abby graduated from the University of Texas Pan-American, where she attained a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts Degree concentration in Graphic Design. Abby has well rounded and diverse work experience in marketing and graphic design. As the marketing coordinator for the Ryan & Brian Real Estate Team, she finds great pleasure in making sure your property is well marketed and highly visible. She does not sit back and hope your property gets attention, she goes out and shines a light on it!
In her free time, Abby enjoys spending time with her family outdoors, going to culinary school, and serves on the Leadership McAllen Executive Board.
Carol Trauthwein, Transaction Coordinator
Coming from a strong accounting background, Carol made the switch to Real Estate Transaction Coordination in 2013. Carol is the go-to person for her real estate agents for all things that need to happen from the moment a contract is executed to post-closing.
Carol is obsessed with staying organized and making everyone’s life easier. It brings genuine joy to her heart to ease the burden of others, both in her work and personal life. There are not many things that help to grow a company more besides trust and dependability, and she strives for both.
As an original member of NARESP, National Association of Real Estate Support Professional, she is at the forefront of transforming the effort to support our Realtors.
Carol is a Mom and it is natural for her to want the very best for those she works with in her professional life. Building strong relationships with all involved in a transaction is fundamental in getting it done! She makes time and effort to come together as a team to a successful closing, where everyone walks away feeling like their needs were taken care of in a respectful and professional way.
Favorite quote: “First I drink coffee, then I do the things” – always trying to keep it light.
Michelle Gonzalez, Listing Coordinator
fishing, hunting and cooking.
Jessica Marroquin, Home Buying Advisor
Jessica was born, and raised in Harlingen Tx. after graduating from Harlingen High she attend TSTC where she studied Business Management. She was intrigued with the thought of helping people make one of life’s biggest decisions. As a Buyers Specialist, she takes pride in helping, and dedicating her time to help families find a place they can call Home!
Diego Fernandez, Home Buying Advisor
Diego has been working in real estate since 2014. He was managing commercial and residential construction projects in the past. He enjoys everything real estate and saw his calling in helping people find their forever homes on the buying side of real estate. He works tirelessly to get the absolute best deals for his clients and always leaves a transaction better than he found it. He prides himself on bringing great positive energy to every person he meets. With strong family roots in the RGV, he has many ties to the local real estate industry.
Juan is a native of the RGV, being born in Mission Texas and raised in Donna. Juan has spent most of his adult life helping people. Juan spent almost 15 years in case management and teaching people how to live healthier lives. Juan is very motivated to continue assisting people in realizing their dreams of becoming homeowners while building strong relationships with the people he helps. On his time off he is a HUGE sports guy and dedicates a lot of his free time to the youth in our community as a sports official.
The team was excellent! They were not only professional but did their homework. I was able to get my property under contract in a month and sold for OVER asking price!
Excellent, professional service. Ryan negotiated multiple offers and gained us an above offer selling price.
The Ryan and Brian Reak Estate Team was able to get my property under contract in 10 days! They were fantastic and worked with my busy schedule making the process smooth!
I found the R&B Team to be very responsive to my needs and were diligent in communicating with me in a timely manner. They have a well-rounded team of experts that guided me every step of the way. Having had three previous agents, the R&B Team stood head and shoulders above the competition. The house was shown more times than with the others all combined.
I have been in the industry for over 10 years, most of it as a transaction coordinator. I did take all of the real estate courses an agent takes and am very knowledgeable on how the process works. Being around for so long you meet so many agents, get to talk to them and see that not all agents have the support of their brokerage like our team has.Unlike other agents our agents have not only the support of the broker/owners but of a staff that is very knowledgeable in the roles they play w…
The most professional, reliable and cutting edge real estate team you’ll find in the RGV. I had a wonderful experience purchasing our family vacation home with the support and guidance of the R&B team.
After having no interest in our home for the 6 months we were with a different realtor, Ryan and Brian brought us a contract in 3 weeks after listing with them! We were impressed with Ryan’s “go get ’em” attitude and energy. Their marketing and concentration through social media got the job done for us. We couldn’t be happier! Thank you, Ryan and Brian Team!!
Jessica was very helpful and always available when I contacted. Great customer service and answered all our questions/doubts. Purchasing our first home was nice and smooth with all her support and follow up. Would highly recommend her.
Listen I started shopping for an investment property in the McAllen area around 2007. I was looking up properties and as soon as I mentioned to the agents I contacted I was from Massachusetts every one of them got me off the phone quick. Too much work for them to work with me!! Then I contacted this guy who finds out I am from MA and asks me what I am interested in takes my address. At the time he had no Idea I was serious about buying and he got right to work! That was Brian! He sent me pics of…
I had a great experience with The Ryan and Brian Real Estate Team. Ryan’s expert advice made purchasing my first home a smooth and pleasant experience. He was always available to answer any questions that I had and was attentive to my needs. I would definitely recommend them.