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Ruth Lerner

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  • Brighton
  • 02135

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17 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Real Estate Professional, Real Estate Sale Agent (13 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Consulting

Ratings & Reviews

Ruth is an exceptional agent and I would highly recommend her services. She was able to sell my condo in just a few days around the Holidays. I believe it was due to her intense preparation and marketing tactics, including incredible professional pictures of my condo. She attracted the right buyer that helped increase offers and make an excellent sale - well above asking.<br/><br/>The reason I originally contacted Ruth was because of marketing materials I have received from Ruth in the past notifying me of new condos on the market and recent sales in my neighborhood. I believed that with this type of outreach that she would be the Realtor for me - and I was 100% correct. She exceeded my expectations and I will definitely be using her again for my next purchase!

  

01/08/2015 - user8446452
Sold a Condo home in 2015 in Brighton, Boston, MA.

Ruth is an exceptional agent and I would highly recommend her services. She was able to sell my condo in just a few days around the Holidays. I believe it was due to her intense preparation and marketing tactics, including incredible professional pictures of my condo. She attracted the right buyer that helped increase offers and make an excellent sale - well above asking.

The reason I originally contacted Ruth was because of marketing materials I have received from Ruth in the past notifying me of new condos on the market and recent sales in my neighborhood. I believed that with this type of outreach that she would be the Realtor for me - and I was 100% correct. She exceeded my expectations and I will definitely be using her again for my next purchase!

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Response from Ruth on 01/09/2015

Thank you! This was a great sale. You are right, lining up the marketing makes all the difference, regardless if it's a seller's market or not. A neat home and a little luck also help :-)

 

  

01/06/2015 - user22405143
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $525K in West Roxbury, West Roxbury, MA.

Ruth did an excellent job working with us on the purchase of our first home. She helped us think through options in our target area and price range, walked us through every step of the process once we found the home we were looking for, negotiated with the sellers when a few surprises were found at the inspection, and stayed in close contact with us through the closing. We would definitely recommend Ruth for her patience, knowledge, and accessibility in guiding us through what could have been a much more stressful and trying process.

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Response from Ruth on 01/09/2015

It was a pleasure! Your timing with this home was perfect, as if it came on market for you.

 

  

09/07/2014 - user3304832
Sold a home in 2014 in Roslindale, Boston, MA 02130.

I had the most difficult buyers to deal with; they requested unreasonable improvement to be done to to my million dollar penthouse in JP, which I did not think were necessary. Ruth Lerner, facilitate the sale, encouraged me in stressful times and assured me that the sale will go through despite all the difficulties. Ruth was right, she kept cool and sailed me safely through the process. I would recommend Ruth Lerner to all for the purpose of buying or selling, her knowledge and her fresh new approach to the Real Estate market are admirable. With Ruth there is only a win win situation and nothing to worry about, she is a real professional, honest, dedicated and committed agent.

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09/06/2014 - 47hayes
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Newton, MA.

We feel we were lucky to choose Ruth as our seller's agent, she had done incredible job selling our condo. From showing to closing, she had worked deligenetly, and eficeintly. It was a such great experience to work with Ruth.

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08/27/2014 - kdonnelly03
Sold a Multi Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Brighton, Boston, MA.

I worked with Ruth when I was buying this condo 7 years ago, and then again this summer, when I was ready to sell it. I have been very impressed with Ruth's professionalism, negotiation skills, and how quick she was to respond to any concerns or questions that I had. I will highly recommend Ruth to anyone I know that is looking to buy or sell a home.

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08/18/2014 - linda mccrackin
Sold a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Brighton, Boston, MA.

Working with Ruth was an absolute pleasure. My husband and I live in California, and we needed a realtor in Massachusetts to assist us in selling our condo in Brighton. Ruth was highly recommended by our daughter who had used Ruth's services previously. We went with the recommendation and couldn't be happier with the services that were provided. Ruth kept us informed every step of the way. Though my husband and I have never met Ruth in person, by the time she'd arranged for the open houses, reviewed offers with us, and given us her professional opinions as to the various offers received, we felt as though we were working with a trusted family friend. Ruth also guided us in the hiring of an attorney to complete the transaction on our behalf. You'll be very satisfied should you choose Ruth as your realtor.

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08/16/2014 - user05160486
Sold a home in 2014 in Roslindale, Boston, MA 02130.

Ruth is the best realtor that I have ever worked with. She is professional but warm and personable. She knows the market, local realities, and everything around the closing process extremely well. My husband and I hired Ruth multiple times. Every time Ruth did an amazing job assisting us with both sales and buys of our homes. She is the most responsive and reliable agent I know. Most importantly, she manages stressful situations so well and works incessantly towards resolutions. Ruth is the agent you want to have in your corner! Margot

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08/05/2014 - zuser20140416170040187
Bought a home in 2014 in Mid-Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Ruth was extremely knowledgeable, patient and helpful throughout the entire home buying process. As a first-time home buyer, I appreciated her responsiveness. She was a fantastic resource for all of my questions and took the time to walk me through each step. I'm very happy to have worked with her and would recommend her services to friends and family.

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08/04/2014 - meaghan122000
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $350K in Brighton, Boston, MA.

It was a pleasure working with Ruth over the last year. Starting with her work ethic, Ruth is incredibly dependable. No matter the issue, she will see it through to completion. She sold my last home, which thanks to her experience, marketing skills, network, and deep market knowledge received 5 offers (2 higher than listing) in the first weekend it went on market. Ruth coordinated everything from the contractor who completed some last minute touch up work before the sale to the marketing materials to the lawyer and she made it all seem easy.

On the buy side, I was not an easy client - I put an offer on new construction and it wasn't completed for 9 months (3 months later than expected). Despite the delays and unending challenges, Ruth was there by my side - always showing up for walk-throughs and making sure the seller owned up to their promises. I highly recommend Ruth and will continue to refer her to friends and family who are interested in buying or selling a home.

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07/28/2014 - jaysonl
Sold a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Brighton, Boston, MA.

We couldn’t have asked for a better agent and experience. Thank you Ruth! As first-time home sellers, Ruth made the entire process quick, easy, and very profitable. From start to finish, we were always extremely impressed with her expertise, enthusiasm, and personal touch. We weren’t selling a high-end Boston condo yet she always treated our sale like it was one of her multi-million-dollar listings.

We were blown away by her ability to generate A LOT of eager traffic at the open house thanks to her aggressive online marketing strategy and top notch photo\video promotion. I honestly don’t understand why any seller would go with another agent who doesn’t provide such a fundamentally important service as professional photography, particularly when you’re paying a competitive commission (if you’re paying the same rate you want the best, right)? The gorgeous photos of our condo were instrumental in making it stand out above others online and looked amazing in Ruth’s stellar listing pamphlet.

She made all of the paperwork transactions simple, worked wonderfully with our attorney during the sale, and went above and beyond in making sure we had a short-term place to live after the sale. We can’t wait until we’re ready to buy so we can call upon Ruth once again!

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