Lu Ryan

About Lu

About Lu

No Hype. Just Results.

Maybe you have heard of me (I hope so!) or maybe you have seen my billboards unveiling my real estate superpowers around Pittsburgh.


I am a local, born and raised in Western Pennsylvania.

I came to the city to attend The University of Pittsburgh and found my forever home. Any given weekend in the fall, you’ll find me wearing Gold with Blue or Black, depending on if it’s Saturday or Sunday. I am an Italian American and it is not really a label — it’s more about a state of mind. I grew up knowing that nothing is as satisfying as a job well done, with a great work ethic and an appreciation for the joy that comes from cooking for friends and family.

As is often the case with the realty business, I did not go straight into real estate. After graduating college, I spent 12 years working in corporate America, for both Non-Profits and Large Corporations. One accomplishment I’m very proud of is the Boy Scouts of America hired me as the first female Explorer Executive in Pittsburgh.

Eventually, the constraints of a typical corporate workday became impossible for me – I had a newborn who wasn’t well. I tried to come to grips with an industry that did not allow for anything other than the traditional work schedule. Ultimately, I needed flexibility, and I chose a career in real estate.

Career change isn’t easy, but I built my business by doing good work for my buyers and sellers. In the process, I found my passion. This was where I was supposed to be. I joined an agency – Howard Hanna – because I recognized the power in being a part of something bigger, of finding a real estate home. I’ve been with Howard Hanna for over 25 years, and have been a Top Producing Agent and Top Listing and Sales Leader for the past 20 years. Being a Multi-Million Dollar Producer and a Champion Club Member are accolades I have earned and wear proudly, but being part of the Howard Hanna President’s Circle for the past 12 years is extra special, as it not only reflects my success as an agent, but also my loyalty to the Howard Hanna brand – agents must have been with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services for at least 15 years.

Since then, I have continued to build a business focused on the needs of my clients, and developed my skills to meet the needs of them and other realtors.

I truly enjoy helping others. I strive for authenticity in all that I do.
With me, you will get “No hype, just results.”

Awards and Accolades

Credits & Thank yous

Many thanks to Elizabeth Craig Photography for portraits, John Craig Media for videography & home photography, and KHS and Company for home photography.

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