Sold a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $800K in Bernal Heights, San Francisco, CA.
Working with Ruth has been a delight. I am also in the service industry and I understand that clients no longer want to be simply satisfied, but want to feel delighted with their experience.
Ruth helped with the nuts and bolts of preparing our house for market; from simple recommendations for painters to the most trusted inspectors. Ruth offers a great perspective on the latest market trends, as well as up-to-the-minute current happenings within our micro-neighborhood.
In addition, Ruth brought in a handful of realtors to help get a gauge for where we might price the property. Long and short of it is, Because of Ruth's "pre-show" our property never went to market, saving us loads of money in staging costs AND securing significantly more money than our anticipated asking price.
Ruth is a down-to-earth, friendly pit bull who represented us well and never let her guard down. She prepared us, protected us and positioned us for what could not have been a more successful sale.
From the very start to the close of escrow, we sold our house in six weeks flat.
It is with pleasure that I strongly recommend Ruth Krishnan for your next real estate venture.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $800K in Glen Park, San Francisco, CA.
If you're buying a house in San Francisco, you couldn't have anyone better on your team.
This was our first time buying a house, and our first time working with a real-estate agent, but Ruth made everything very easy. We gave her some pretty tough criteria to work with, since we wanted to stay within a very specific part of our neighborhood -- and could only afford houses at the lower end of the price range for that neighborhood. When we were lucky enough to find something that met our criteria within a few months, Ruth came up with a strategy that helped us beat out the other offers and convince the seller that we were the right buyers for his house. She also had a Plan B in place in case the offer fell through. Fortunately, we didn't need it!
Throughout the home-buying process, she explained everything until it made sense, stuck with us and what WE wanted to buy, and really helped make it happen. She was warm, available, friendly, smart, and aggressive in all the right ways. She also has a team of people she works with for title, mortgage, and other aspects of the home-buying process that made the whole adventure seamless. She also threw in a few nice, thoughtful touches to help make moving in easier.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $850K in Outer Parkside, San Francisco, CA.
Ruth is AMAZING! She helped us buy a lovely, large house in the midst of an exploding market, STILL managing to get us a great deal. 6 months later, we are so delighted to be here and so thankful to have had her to guide us through this.
Not only did she help us find the place and negotiate with the sellers, when some issues came up during the inspection she helped us get them settled by getting input from 2 additional consultants. It definitely gave us the peace of mind to close on our first house.
Moreover, she has remained extremely responsive since then, and is already helping us think about how to rent out our in-law and find people who can help us with the same.
With Ruth, you aren't just getting a real estate agent, you are getting a 1:1 relationship with an incredibly smart, savvy, and friendly agent who won't get pushed around by anyone.
Can't recommend her highly enough for buying--notice lots of other comments are about selling, which perhaps we'll get to also experience once we're at that stage (not any time soon we hope!)
Sold a Condo home in 2012 in Central Richmond, San Francisco, CA.
I absolutely recommend Ruth Krishnan, especially in the current market in SF. We just bought a great house with a back yard across from a playground (we have two young boys) and there were 6 offers. She did so much to help us get he house of our dreams. One of the top offers had 40% cash down with a 30 day close. Due to Ruth's connections at the bank she was able to get us a 14 day close with only 20% down (good credit helps too). At the end of the day, if the seller can get all the money in 14 days vs 30 days, the amount down is a wash.
She was also able to work closely with the appraiser (creating a spreadsheet with favorable comps for him), to ensure our house appraised for more than the amount we offered (important for the loan approval).
I highly recommend you interview her, you will not be sorry!
Good luck, it is a tough market but with the right agent, you can find your dream SF home. :)
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $1.4M in Noe Valley, San Francisco, CA.
My friend introduced me to Ruth after my fiancé and I had been starting to
look for a house to buy in Noe Valley and sell our house in Mission Terrace.
When we met Ruth, she really impressed us with her preparation and
motivation. She asked us a lot of questions so that she could really get a picture of what we wanted. My fiancé and I had very specific criteria of the location we wanted to live in and the typeof home we wanted to find. Unfortunately the inventory of homes with such specific criteria was very low. However, through some out of the box
thinking and sheer determination, Ruth was able to find us the house we were
looking for even though the house was not listed!
I have and will continue to highly recommend Ruth to anyone looking for a
real estate agent/realtor in San Francisco. I can’t imagine any agent
working harder for their commission than Ruth. Ruth is everything you
want in a real estate agent: she listens, asks the right questions, does her homework, and when it comes time to negotiate, she will help you
get to a good outcome.
Ruth truly has a passion for her work and I feel very lucky that we had her on our side.
Bought a Condo home in 2011 for approximately $550K in South of Market, San Francisco, CA.
Ruth was my real estate agent on a house I just purchased in the SOMA area of San Francisco. If it wasn't for her, I would literally have not been able to get the condo. Although I was initially the 4th best offer out of 7, using some clever negotiating tactics we were able to win the bid. Additionally, I was able to close in less than 30 days fully-funded due to her diligence in helping me through paperwork and with the nuances of buying a new place. Thanks Ruth!
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $700K in Miraloma Park, San Francisco, CA.
My husband and I bought our first home with Ruth at our side.
After interviewing and trying out two other real estate agents, Ruth was BY FAR the BEST choice we made. Ruth has a work ethic like no one else in the real estate industry, and we trusted her from start to finish. She got us all the information right away, she worked with the sellers agent tirelessly, she lined up inspectors at a days notice. She's like a fairy godmother that waves her wand and suddenly all the pieces fall in place. Bottom line, we closed escrow in 23 days with financing.
Ruth is part realtor, part therapist and totally amazing. We have recommend Ruth to anyone and everyone that is in the market to buy a home. We are now in our home that we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE thanks to Ruth!
Ruth helped us buy our condo in the South Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. It was a pleasure to work with her. She was very knowledgeable about the neighborhood and addressed any questions or concerns we had throughout the process. She was extremely diligent about following up with the many people involved including the sales staff, escrow company, and HOA office. We are extremely happy with our condo, the building and the neighborhood and most importantly trusting Ruth's advice and getting such a great deal that it appears that our equity has improved significantly due to the timing of our purchase.
Ruth is fantastic with interior design and helped us pick out our hardwood flooring and connected us to the right folks for our lighting. Most recently, she helped us pick paint colors for our space and again her creativity, suggestions and attention to detail simply stood out. She really listened to what I was looking for and I am looking forward to our new walls.
In summary, it was a great experience working with Ruth and we highly recommend her.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $850K in Miraloma Park, San Francisco, CA.
All I have to say is that Ruth is a total rock star! She helped us buy our first home in the city and we couldn't be happier. We met her last year at an open house and instantly got a great feeling about her. She put so much time and effort into finding us the perfect home. When we started the process, I don't think we could even clearly communicate exactly what we wanted (aside from some big must-haves), but she quickly got a sense of our style and didn't waste our time on places she knew weren't going to be right for us. In fact, she was the one that reminded us of a fantastic house we had seen but we didn't put an offer on because we were in the process of going after another place - which I'm so happy we ultimately didn't get. Because when we went back to see house she suggested, we were surprised that we hadn't jumped to get it several weeks prior - it was perfect! And now it's our home! I'm so thankful for Ruth and I recommend her to anyone buying a home - she's going to be our agent for years to come!
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $725K in Shafter, Oakland, CA.
Ruth just helped my husband and I buy our first house. She was a pleasure to work from start to finish. She worked with us for months and never gave up! She has an in-depth knowledge of the real estate market and we immediately trusted her to help us navigate this huge purchase. Our relationship quickly turned from client-realtor to friend. What is unique about Ruth as a realtor is her design background. She is expert at helping you visualize each potential home in a way that works for you. I would highly recommend her to any house hunters!