Ryan Backes

6605 Dubuque Road, Raymond IA 50667

A Winning Personality


As a natural extrovert with energy to spare, Ryan loves his career in real estate and truly cares about helping his clients succeed. He also has a deep appreciation for the Cedar Valley—and plans to live here for life.

He finds creative ways to volunteer and give back to the community by serving on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club, as an MC at the Knights of Columbus, and as an auctioneer at the House of Hope, Junior Achievement, and many other organizations. Since joining Backes Real Estate, Ryan has shared his passion for the Cedar Valley with his clients and has worked hard to ensure a smooth, positive experience.


Along with his career in real estate, Ryan also appreciates time spent with his family, including his parents and six siblings. Ryan's wife, Ashley, and three spirited boys Noah, Benjamin, and Logan remind him that real estate is about more than physical space—it's about creating a sense of home.

In his spare time, Ryan can be found playing with his kids, hunting, fishing, teaching line dancing, or enjoying a game of softball or volleyball.

My Listings

20230112 MLS
Exciting Opportunity: Fully Equipped Convenience Store in the Vibrant Community of Elma! Discover the perfect chance to become your own boss with the Elma Express, a turnkey convenience store now available for purchase. This exceptional business package includes the land, building, equipment, and trade fixtures, allowing you to hit the ground running and start your entrepreneurial journey right away. Immerse yourself in a recently remodeled establishment that exudes modernity and convenience. The store features state-of-the-art gas sales facilities, complete with two brand new pump dispensers and cutting-edge overflow protection. Additionally, a compact food prep area and display equipment provide ample opportunities for showcasing enticing products. Take advantage of the fully equipped cash register system, security system, and a spacious walk-in cooler with eight doors, ensuring optimal storage for perishable items. The well-designed shelving and various amenities create an efficient and attractive shopping environment. Both the exterior and interior of the store have received recent upgrades. With new siding and windows, the exterior boasts a fresh and inviting appearance, while the interior showcases newer wiring and a split HVAC system, ensuring comfort and functionality for both customers and staff. As an added bonus, a section of the building houses an inactive car wash, which currently serves as valuable storage space. This versatile area offers endless possibilities for expansion or customization, tailored to suit your future business needs. Immerse yourself in this remarkable property and witness the multitude of benefits it has to offer. Don't hesitate—call today to schedule a private showing and explore all the exciting prospects that await you at the Elma Express!

511 Busti Avenue, Elma

20230113 MLS
Welcome to the Blue Bird bar and grill, a turnkey bar/restaurant with a rich history and a great opportunity for a family business that can be passed down from generation to generation. This establishment has been a local favorite for many years and has recently undergone extensive updates, including a fresh interior repaint and the addition of a new bar and bar top. Perfectly suited for the summer season, the Blue Bird boasts a spacious outdoor patio with its own bar, creating an inviting atmosphere for patrons to enjoy their meals and drinks al fresco. This feature provides excellent potential for additional entertainment and further enhances the overall experience for customers. When you acquire this property, you will be purchasing not only the land and building but also the trade fixtures and equipment, as well as the established business. The inventory, however, will not be included in the sale. Rest assured, the Blue Bird is equipped with a full grill line of late-model equipment, a reliable hood system, a walk-in cooler, a fully stocked bar, and an ample seating package, ensuring a seamless transition for new owners. In terms of functionality, both furnaces and air conditioning units have been recently replaced, providing a comfortable and climate-controlled environment year-round. With immediate possession available, you can quickly take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to start or expand your family business. Don't miss out on this chance to make the Blue Bird bar and grill your own. Schedule a showing today and witness firsthand the potential that awaits you. Embrace the legacy of this beloved establishment and create a thriving enterprise for generations to come.

616 Busti Avenue, Elma

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