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About Us

We’ve earned our reputation as Manhattan’s realtor by putting 50 years of experience to work for our clients every day. We know Manhattan and we know real estate. Three generations of the Ryan family built this agency based on values we were raised with — honesty, trust and service. Our experience and approach enables us to find the right homes and to get the deal done. Our clients become a part of our family — and, with us, family always comes first. 

  • We are all full time realtors dedicated to finding your family home in the Manhattan community.
  • We guide our clients through the home-selling process, providing education and direction with every step.

  • Our technology allows to have instant access to all listings in our community.

  • Our agents are available around the clock via company call, email and text.
  • You can count on us to guide you through all the processes that becoming a new homeowner requires. We’re diligent when it comes to home inspections, financing needs and more

  • We’re a experienced, traditional firm that will work diligently to earn your trust everyday.

  • We deal with a variety of properties including building lots, pre-owned properties, new home construction, rental or income properties, and farm properties.
  • All of our agents are members of the Manhattan Association of Realtors, Kansas Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors.
  • We are centrally located in a professionally-designed office building with ample parking.

Meet Our Team


Jim Ryan

Jim Ryan joined the family firm in 1974, after graduating from Kansas State University in 1970. He was immediately employed by The Federal Intermediate Credit Bank of Wichita. Since 1974, Jim has devoted his full time service to residential and farm real estate in the Manhattan area. He has served on the Manhattan Board of Realtors and has held numerous committee positions with the local board. Jim is also a member of the Kansas Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, and hold the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation and is currently a member of Rotary International. He strives to provide excellent service. His wife is a nurse at a local doctors office. He is proud father of three children, all graduates of Kansas State University, and a proud grandfather of seven. Jim has a daughter that teaches in the Manhattan school district and a daughter who is a dentist in the Manhattan community.  Jim was recently awarded Realtor Emeritus Status by the National Association of Realtors.

Phone 785-776-1213Contact Jim

Phil Ryan

Phil received his Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Minor in Business from Kansas State University in 2004. Phil is a member of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and serves as the advisor for Theta Xi Fraternity at Kansas State University. He is also a member of the Kansas Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Phil has sat on the board of the Flint Hills Association of Realtors as its Director. Phil begins the third generation of Ryan family realtors to work at Ryan and Sons, LLC and looks to continue to provide the same great customer service that his grandfather started over 50 years ago. He is married to his wife Arika who graduated from Kansas State in 2005. Phil has two sons, Kelby & Kason. He is a lifelong Manhattan resident and knows Manhattan and the surrounding communities very well.

Phone 785-564-0295Contact Phil

Jeff Pfannenstiel

Jeff is a 1998 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Marketing and International Business. Prior to joining Ryan & Sons in 2012, Jeff spent six years employed with the KSU Foundation within the Annual Giving and Student Life Programs department. Additional past professional experience includes advertising and marketing for two well-respected Kansas City-area advertising agencies, and Manhattan small business ownership. Jeff most recently served as the President of the Manhattan Association of Realtors in 2016, is a member of the Flint Hills Association of Realtors, member and past-president of the Manhattan Konza Rotary Club, a 2008 Leadership Manhattan graduate, and remains active in numerous boards within the community. Jeff works to continue the family tradition at Ryan & Sons Realtors; his wife, Jill, is the daughter of Ryan & Sons co-owner, James Ryan, Jr.  Jeff is the proud parent of two sons, Cooper and Cameron.

Phone 785-556-0266Contact Jeff

Julie Kiracofe

Julie is a lifelong Kansas resident and a graduate of Kansas State University. Along with her husband, Kent, they have raised their children and made Manhattan their home for over 21 years. Julie has previously worked for Prairiewood Retreat selling wedding packages and coordinating reservations for the company’s various hospitality venues, as well as working at Bellus Academy in Admissions and Outreach. Julie enjoys being part of the Ryan and Sons Realtors team and helping match families with their perfect home.

Phone 785-341-5698Contact Julie

Featured Listing


We have used Ryan and Sons Realtors to sell 2 homes and purchase 1 commercial property. With each transaction, we found Ryan and Sons to be knowledgeable, paying close attention to significant details, and patiently willing to educate us on each step of the various transactions. We were selling at a time when the housing market was difficult, but our realtor worked hard to get us the best offer possible. We appreciated their expert advice and wisdom in real estate, but mainly their sincere concern for us as individuals to accomplish what we needed. We would not hesitate to use Ryan and Son’s Realtors again.

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