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Long recognized as a pioneer of the Buyers’ Agent movement, Hugh Ryall was one of the first twelve individuals in the nation to be honored with induction into the National Association of Realtors Buyers Agents Hall of Fame.
He is a lifetime member of the Greater Columbia Association of Realtors Million Dollar Club, he has served extensively at the state and local levels for the South Carolina Real Estate Commission, the Greater Columbia Association of Realtors, and the South Carolina Association of Realtors. Ryall was one of seven Exclusive Buyer’s Agents from all over the country invited to Chicago by the National Association of Realtors to help establish the knowledge and criteria required to properly work as a Buyers’ Agent.
Not only has he been recognized nationally as an outstanding Buyers Representative, he is also a nationally recognized Speaker and Instructor. Twice named by Agency Law Quarterly as one of the Top 50 Agency Instructors in the country. He has been a featured speaker at the Real Estate Educators Association (REEA) National Convention and the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (NAEBA) National Convention. In 1999, he was one of four instructors in the nation nominated as the National Real Estate Educator of the Year.
- Owner of an import-export company dealing in chemicals and consumer goods
- Owner of a manufacturing firm supplying the automotive industry in Detroit
- Owner of a logging company in the north woods of Canada
- Senior vice president and general manager of a chain of department stores in Michigan
- President of a mini-conglomerate that owned two furniture manufacturing facilities as well as nationwide distribution and marketing outlets
- Owner of a real estate development company
- Owner of a traditional real estate firm
- Owner of a real estate firm specializing in marketing new construction for national construction firms
- Co-owner of Earth Available Realty, Inc., the premier full-service real estate agency specializing in buyer representation in the Midlands of South Carolina
- Co-owner of Hugh Ryall Seminars, presenters of Mandatory Continuing Education classes and other exceptional education programs to real estate agents, companies and boards in North and South Carolina
A native of Detroit, Michigan, Ryall attended Culver Military Academy and the University of Michigan. Ryall has been a Columbia resident since 1975. He is a member of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce, and Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church where he serves as a Stephen Ministers Leader and Instructor.