Ruth is an excellent real estate agent. She is very professional & extremely knowledgeable. We never asked her a question she couldn't answer. She returned every phone call or e-mail almost immediately and she was always on time when we went to a showing. She helped us through some "tricky" negotiations and we always felt we were in good hands. We were very impressed with her skills and also found her to be a person of honesty and integrity. We would definitely recommend her.
Ruth is exceptional, in every sense of the word. I'm not sure where to begin in describing how wonderful she is. She is client-centric; she listens to her client's needs and desires, and then structures all of her effort to meeting those needs in the search of the perfect house. And she's not worried if needs and desires change as the process unfolds. After all, she views her relationship with her client as a process, where she invests herself fully. We are and will remain life-long friends. I can't say that about any other real estate agent I've worked with. But then, real estate for Ruth is about the personal interaction. She knows that finding the perfect property for her client depends on that interaction. And, she knows her real estate. She is among the very few agents I have met who can truly see a property for what it is worth and not what they hope it will be worth. I would highly recommend Ruth to anyone, without reservation of any kind. I truly blessed to have met her.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $325K in Gainesville, FL.
Ruth was ALWAYS available for whatever I needed, to show a house, get background info on a property I was interested in, to have lunch and reassure me. I could call her any time and she found a way to meet me and get the information or key to show me any property or find the answer to any question usually within the hour. Ruth was honest about what she saw as drawbacks to different properties. I felt like she was working for me. She NEVER pressured me or tried to steer me in a direction, but encouraged me to keep looking until I felt right, until a house spoke to me. She helped us put bids in on two or three houses that we backed out of, and she was never impatient or anything less than 100% percent behind what we decided. She said, "You'll know it when you find it," and if it's not the right one, walk away and don't feel bad about it. Ruth had helped my husband buy a rental property previously, so I called her to find our house that we were going to probably spend the rest of our lives in. It is extremely stressful looking at homes, and we looked at probably a hundred homes on line, but Ruth was always helpful and encouraging and always seemed to have our welfare in mind as she guided us through the process. I will call on Ruth in the future when we want to sell other properties we own. I recommend her without reservation.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $150K in Gainesville, FL.
My wife and I highly recommend working with Ruth Segal to find your perfect home. She took lots of time to make sure we found the right home for our family and we couldn't be happier! She was very flexible with her availability, communicated very well and was extremely helpful. She was there for us before, during and after purchasing our home. This was our best experience working with a realtor by far.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $150K in Gainesville, FL.
We don't typically write reviews AND are not fond of real estate ventures BUT Ruth Segal made our house hunting experience (and buying) smooth, easy, and suprisingly enjoyable! Ruth is an amazing person with a real passion for what she does; her positive attitude and calming demeanor are infectious. She was encouraging and optimistic when we needed it but also provided a voice of reason if we started down the wrong road.
Ruth worked tirelessly with us in a short window of time; she quickly judged our tastes and tailored our house search specifically to us. Ruth not only found OUR house, but more importantly introduced us to and welcomed us to Alachua County!
Bought a Vacant Land home in 2012 for approximately $75K in Hawthorne, FL.
Ruth Segal was such a help to us with purchasing our new home. She was very professional. She was right there with answers to any questions we had. We are first time home buyers and she made this a great experience for us. She worked very hard to help us with getting our home closed before the birth of our daughter, which meant alot to us. We have been in our home for a few months now and we absolutly Love It! Ruth is an awsome person to work with and I recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor in our area. She is GREAT!!!!
Ruth Segal is a consummate professional and quite simply the best realtor I've ever worked with over many years. She is knowledgeable, perceptive, and attentive. She not only listened well, she had a sixth sense of knowing what I wanted even before I did, which saved me a lot of time as we looked at houses. Her integrity is admirable. Her goal was to find a house that would make my husband and me happy.
Her communications over several weeks allowed me to know she was still looking, but she did not inundate me with email. One Saturday morning, she emailed to let me know a house had come on the market after hours on Friday, which was perfect for our needs. The price was so good, we knew it wouldn't last. She worked with us until 9:30 that night when she FAX'd the final paperwork to the listing broker, who sent our offer out that night, so that it was there on Monday morning at start of business. Over the next few days, Ruth guided us through the difficult process. We would never have gotten this terrific house without her. She kept my blood pressure down and my hopes up!
Not only was the house in near-perfect condition, it was the least expensive house we looked at. She also recommended local, reputable businesses to do the few repairs that were needed. Her familiarity with everything about the area was invaluable. She is a gem.
Ruth is the most professional, knowledgeable, responsible, honest, industrious caring realtor I've had the pleasure of working with and a delightful human being. I've never written such a glowing referral before, but Ruth is the REAL DEAL!
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $75K in Gainesville, FL.
I originally requested information on a number of properties found on Zillow- each property typically had a different agent's name listed in the contact section. Out of the 2 agents that replied (from the 5-7 different agents that were contacted), Ruth is the only one to follow up, ask if there was anything else she could help with, and continued to stay in touch after relaying details of my original Zillow contact. She asked to understand my needs, sent me additional MLS listings, and when I went down there (I was in N. Carolina looking for Florida properties), she met with me in person, spent multiple days finding and showing numerous properties that met my requirements, etc. And, that was all before the purchase part of my process began. Once I settled on the right property, she went above and beyond, navigating the process (I was searching for foreclosure and short sale properties, primarily) and she has handled everything! She worked with me to handle my initial lender's gaffes, and went above and beyond to work with a local lender that came to my purchase rescue. All in all, I cannot say enough good things about Ruth. I am happy to have worked with her and feel like I have not just made a contact in the real estate market, but have made a hopefully life-long friend. I could not ave asked for a better real estate agent. She was my advocate in the process and went way above and beyond in all aspects. She is seriously that good!
Listed, but didn't sell my Single Family home in 2012 in Gainesville, FL.
If they had an award for Realtor of the Year, Ruth Segal would get it. I am in RI and trying to sell a home in Gainesville FL during a horrible market. I had been rip-offed for over two years with local contractors and after some thugs stole the electric service and air conditioner off my house, it was time to take action. I chose a realtor out of hundreds by chance and liked the name. As it turned out she was a "guardian angel". She spent weeks cleaning up the place, getting honest contractors to do work and made sure our house was in good hands. She took indescretions and overlooked items on my part and made them right. She found the right person to buy the house with a fair negotiation. We were tens of thousands apart and she came up with solutions. I don't know if Ruth does this for everyone but I kind of feel she is a long lost sister of mine. My life is so much better having met Ruth. I have dealt with a lot of realtors in my life but this woman is a blessing. Please feel free to contact me anytime about this woman by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
I am proud to recommend Ruth. In my 59 years, this is the first time I have ever recommended anyone for anything. Choose Ruth and you will see what I mean.
I have never had to sale a property and Ruth has given me pointers on things and how it works in saling the property. She respects my thoughts and opions and gives her thoughts about choices I make. Even if my Ideals are not the best in trying to sale the house she does not push me into making any decisions. Ruth is a very very sweet person and does her job very well. You meet people in all kinds of bussiness and most think of themself and what money thier gonna make off you. Ruth thinks of the person and if she was in that person place at the time and how she would want to be treated then she does her job. Money has never been her moto even though I am sure the money is great in the end. She is one person I would reccomend. She loves her work and she loves helping and she understands what people are going through. SO If anyone is trying to sale thier house call on Ruth Segal. She will step you through and be honest about it. She will not push you to take a offer you don't want to and you can call on her and she is always there. Ruth Thanks for all your doing. She is a great person to work with!!!!!!!!!!!!