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Ruth Goldstone

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Agent

15 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Listing Agent,
Income Property, Consulting,
Relocation, First-Time Buyers

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Ruth is an East Bay native with 15 years of real estate experience. She is a top producer at Marvin Gardens Real Estate in Berkeley.  Prior to real estate, Ruth taught Spanish in a private high school, and worked in literacy in a bilingual Oakland Public school. She holds a BA in Linguistics from Cal and an MFA in fiction from SFSU. She's also an avid yogini and an accomplished potter who has sold her wares in local shops and museum gift shops.  Ruth brings tremendous energy and expertise to her real estate transactions. For sellers, she guides every aspect of preparing a home for market to attain the best possible price. Buyers attest to her tireless advocacy of their interests and her strong negotiation skills.  She was previously a Berkeley homeowner and landlord for six years, but now lives in Rockridge with her husband and two sons. She has extensive experience remodeling her own homes and has a large stable of professionals to draw from to help her clients fulfill their real estate needs. "Throughout...Ruth showed a level of intelligence, sensitivity and competence not often found in the real estate industry...She handled difficult negotiations calmly and professionally, displaying at all times the highest of ethical standards and a thorough understanding of the real estate market" R.B.
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About Ruth Goldstone: Ruth is an East Bay native with 15 years of real estate experience. She is a top producer at Marvin Gardens Real Estate in Berkeley.  Prior to real estate, Ruth taught Spanish in a private high school, and worked in literacy in a bilingual Oakland Public school. She holds a BA in Linguistics from Cal and an MFA in fiction from SFSU. She's also an avid yogini and an accomplished potter who has sold her wares in local shops and museum gift shops.  Ruth brings tremendous energy and expertise to her real estate transactions. For sellers, she guides every aspect of preparing a home for market to attain the best possible price. Buyers attest to her tireless advocacy of their interests and her strong negotiation skills.  She was previously a Berkeley homeowner and landlord for six years, but now lives in Rockridge with her husband and two sons. She has extensive experience remodeling her own homes and has a large stable of professionals to draw from to help her clients fulfill their real estate needs. "Throughout...Ruth showed a level of intelligence, sensitivity and competence not often found in the real estate industry...She handled difficult negotiations calmly and professionally, displaying at all times the highest of ethical standards and a thorough understanding of the real estate market" R.B.

Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

(1)
Property Address
Bed / Bath
Price
3 Bed, 2.5 Bath
$949,000

Past Sales  

(50 all-time)
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Sold Date
Price
Seller
04/10/2015
$753,000

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04/10/2015 - Seller - $753,000

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Buyer
04/07/2015
$1,600,000

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04/07/2015 - Buyer - $1,600,000

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Buyer
11/23/2014
$815,000

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11/23/2014 - Buyer - $815,000

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Seller
11/14/2014
$625,000

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11/14/2014 - Seller - $625,000

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Buyer
11/09/2014
$930,000

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11/09/2014 - Buyer - $930,000

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Ratings & Reviews

I spent many hours interviewing real estate agents to sell my upper Rockridge home. In the end, I selected Ruth Goldstone and had a very good experience. Ruth is highly responsive, professional & hard-working; she is a person of high integrity and I trusted her to be my advocate. After house prep, staging and marketing was complete, we had a very successful and swift sale in August!

  

01/24/2015 - user6642979
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $2.025M in Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA.

I spent many hours interviewing real estate agents to sell my upper Rockridge home. In the end, I selected Ruth Goldstone and had a very good experience. Ruth is highly responsive, professional & hard-working; she is a person of high integrity and I trusted her to be my advocate. After house prep, staging and marketing was complete, we had a very successful and swift sale in August!  More Less 

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08/07/2014 - nicolenicodemus911
Sold a home in 2014 in Berkeley, CA 94703.

We successfully sold our Berkeley house from across the country. Because of Ruth's expertise everything went smoothly and as expected. Ruth helped us coordinate getting the house ready for sale: procured painters, landscapers, cleaners, stagers etc. Additionally she has extensive knowledge of The Bay Area real estate market, East Bay in particular and educated us on the psychology of the buying public and what they expect from properties at particular price points. Ruth was always willing to talk and explain things we were unclear about and worked non-stop to make sure we put our house on the market at the optimal time and that it showed excellently.  More Less 

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05/15/2014 - zuser20140515143932250
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $975K in Berkeley, CA.

Ruth was wonderful, and I can't emphasize that enough !! She had an intimate knowledge of the Berkeley market and answered calls, texts and emails on moments notice at odd hours of the evening and weekend. She is also incredibly perceptive and knows a ton about the various parts of this process (ie. Ruth would, without blinking, answer in great scientific, legal and practical detail my questions about some disclosure buried in page 42 of some huge report)(as a New York lawyer who pays a lot of attention to the details, I can happily say that Ruth doesn't mess around). Ruth was also very thoughtful about the decisions we had to make and was great about helping us think about them without forgetting that these were still our decisions to be made on our own terms. Last but not least, she's funny and a lovely person to boot. I highly recommend Ruth, you won't do better.  More Less 

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