Ryson Real Estate was founded in 2006.
After starting their real estate company, the owners of Ryson invested in a condo to put on the vacation rental market. However, after having a bad experience with the company that they trusted with their investment, they decided to bring it in-house, and created the Vacation Rentals section of Ryson Real Estate and Vacation Rentals. Fortunately, one of the owners held a Degree in Marketing from Texas A&M, so Ryson was quickly able to turn their first vacation rental property into a great success.
Soon, friends and clients were asking Ryson to manage their properties as well. Starting that same year, Ryson immediately began growing and has been doubling their inventory every three years since then. Currently managing over 200 vacation rentals, Ryson continues to strive to be not only the best, but also the market leader for Vacation Rentals on Galveston Island.
Ryson Vacation Rentals is an award-winning company. We have consistently been nominated for Best Resort Rental Company in Galveston by Galveston.com and have won four times, the most recent being 2019. Also in 2019, Ryson was nominated by the Galveston Chamber of Commerce for Small Business of the Year. Ryson is committed to the Galveston community and is involved in many local and regional charitable causes. You can find out more about this here. In addition, property owners within the Vacation Rental program also give back! Many of them donate stays at their home to charitable causes and auctions across Texas. They have also generously given to various fundraising and food drives under the direction of Ryson Vacation Rentals.
Ryson Real Estate and Vacation Rentals is an active member of the Galveston Community, and a member of many local and national organizations. Ryson is a member of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, Chamber C Crewe, Galveston Association of Rental Managers (GARM), the Galveston and Texas chapters of the Hotel Lodging Association, the Certified Tourism Ambassador program, and the international Vacation Rentals Managers Association.
In addition to our memberships with these local organizations, we are proud to provide an economic benefit to the local community. All of our employees live on the island, and over the years, vacation properties within our program have contributed over a million dollars in Hotel Occupancy Tax revenue, which has spurred improvements in Galveston—including along the Seawall and the beach pocket parks.
It’s been a great ride, and here’s the best part—It’s still going! Ryson Real Estate and Vacation Rentals is getting better and better every year, and we look forward to continuing our story with all of our new friends and clients! Won’t you join us?