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Prior to real estate, I pastored a local church for 7 years. The relational and listening skills required as a pastor are also needed in real estate. I also built a land investment business from scratch, focusing on vacant properties across the US.


I was born in Springfield MO, but have lived in the Rochester area for 15 years. My wife and I have two beautiful daughters.


I have a passion for helping people succeed! It allowed for flexible hours to be able spend time with family!


I love everything outdoors, especially chasing elusive whitetails with the bow!

When we first started looking for a home, we had no idea where to begin. We were lucky enough to be paired with Rory Ballard. He helped us understand the entire process of purchasing a home with every step we took. He was very responsive and always on the look out for a home that fit our needs. Rory helped us get the beautiful home that we are living in today. We highly recommend Rory to anyone who is interested in purchasing a home and doesn’t know where to start!

Rochester Real Estate Reviews

Rory really knows how to go above and beyond to make the home selling/buying process drama free. Not only did he help us find and buy our new dream home but he was able to sell our home in under 5 days! We would not have been able to make our new home a reality if it wasn't for Rory. From the transformational staging to the aerial footage, Rory helped present our house to get top market value. We have sold and purchased homes before and this was by far the best realtor we have worked with. You will not regret working with Rory Ballard!
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2020 in Rochester, MN.

Coming into this experience, my fiance and I were very fearful as this was our first time buying a home. We are so thankful to have had Rory help us through this process. He is an expert in the field and really took the time to teach us and answer any questions we had - even if we had already asked them multiple times before... This process has given us not only our new home, but a lifelong realtor and friend. We contacted Rory wanting to buy a home, and we left with so much more than we could have asked for. Thank you Rory!
Bought a Single Family home in 2020 in Rochester, MN