Born into the appraisal business, Ryan Bays was around the industry from his very first breath. His father owned the finest real estate appraisal business in Southern Illinois and had Ryan working with him on jobs as soon as he could hold the other end of the measuring tape.

Holding various positions within his dad’s company as he grew up, Ryan took some time off to sell real estate while at the University of Alabama, but eventually made his way back into the business after college. In 2005, Ryan began his formal training to become a real estate appraiser. After receiving his certification, he and his family moved to Owensboro, Kentucky in 2008 and began a new chapter in their lives. Ryan officially started Riverfront Appraisals in the summer of that year.

Beginning at the very bottom of the real estate market, and during an economic collapse, the business still found success. To this day, Ryan will tell you it was a gracious gift from God.

Ryan is the blessed husband of Tiffany Bays, and together they have six beautiful daughters.  As a family, they enjoy traveling and playing music, as well as serving at their church, Pleasant Valley Community Church.  Growing up in the appraisal business, Ryan knows what it takes to be successful in this industry:  hard work, integrity, and attention to detail.  He formed Riverfront Appraisals in 2008 and received his SRA designation (the highest designation given to residential appraisers) in 2014, followed by his AI-RRS designation in 2015.