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Farewell, Jack Ryan: agent, friend, mentor

July 24, 2012

On July 19, 2012, First Team lost one of their greatest agents and friends, Jack Ryan.  A week before his passing, Jack officially retired and we we sat down for a chat with April Palaferri, his daughter and assistant of 12 years, about Jack’s accomplishments and the legacy of his farm:

After 21 years, First Team agent Jack Ryan is ready for retirement. With numerous Hall of Fame awards and other accolades to his name, Jack concludes his career as a successful agent having helped many people find their dream home.

Throughout the years, Jack’s focus has always been to build a solid reputation throughout Orange County as an indispensible resource certified in Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR), helping distressed homeowners.

Agents Jack Ryan and April Palaferri

After years of assisting her father, Jack Ryan (left), April Palaferri will be working as an essential part of The Ryan Team in order to maintain Jack’s high level of quality and expertise in his farm.

Jack’s success is a testament to his knowledge, and The Ryan Team will continue his high level of professionalism. The Ryan Team, composed of April Palaferri and Albert Soto, will pick up where Jack leaves off, taking over his farm with the expertise that Jack has always provided.

After working alongside Jack, her father, April is ready to put her attentive and honest personality to work helping families achieve their real estate goals. Her knowledge of marketing and advertising as well as her insight into home construction give her a competitive edge.

“April and I have worked together for the last 12 years,” Jack said. “She has a vast knowledge of home marketing and advertising and all of the great tools that First Team has to offer its clients.”

Working alongside April is Albert Soto, a certified SFR agent with experience in bank-owned homes, investment properties and property management. With six years in real estate and more than 15 years in sales and marketing, Albert has an annual sales volume of more than four million.

Agent Albert Soto

Albert Soto joins April, bringing his Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) experience to The Ryan Team.

“Albert’s negotiation skills and attention to sellers’ and buyers’ needs are of the highest caliber,” Jack said.

The Ryan Team will be working in Jack’s farm and in surrounding areas. Jack has complete confidence in April and Albert and he looks forward to following their successful record of sales.

“I trust that April and Albert will continue to carry my attention to detail and also my tenacity of getting the best price for a home,” he said.

If you want your next real estate venture to be a success, contact April Palaferri at (888) 528-5800 or and Albert Soto at (714) 922-0093 or

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 10, 2012 8:21 pm

    Great Human being! I miss him already!! Jack’s legacy is one that is centered in his indominable positive spirit and outlook on life, business, family and people. God may be enjoying the reunion with Jack…but I sure miss him!

  2. George Geronsin permalink
    October 6, 2012 5:24 pm

    Jack Ryan was one of the most memorable agents I have had the pleasure to meet in this business. His glass was always half full and he had a gift of putting a smile on the face of anyone he came in contact with. Those who knew Jack were better because of him. I will always miss the last minute calls for 9 holes. Cheers to a man that made the world a better and more enjoyable place!

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