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Ruth Shari Coldwell Banker

Agent

realtor (21 years experience)

2 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Consulting,
Historic Property Specialist

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We just listed a spectacular architectural style (William Dale Brantley) townhouse condo for $1,495,000. It is about to enter the Multiple Listing Service and have a webite address as well as exposure on the social media sites. Consider yourselves the "first to know." It is sleek, has an upgraded eat-in kitchen with handstained maple cabinets, European appliances, all stainless steel, carrera marble counters. New hand scraped walnut floors throughout the first floor. Three outdoor patios as well as a roofdeck facing the ocean. The dining room is bathed in light from a 3-story atrium. Upstairs features a master bedroom with fireplace #2, a luxury spa type of bathroom, second bedroom en suite. A downstairs den could be used as a bedroom. There is direct access into the house from garage. This front facing unit is one of five condos in a newer (1996) complex, located steps from Main Street Santa Monica, a block from Ocean Avenue and 2 blocks from the sandy beach. You are buying into a lifestyle ofby the beach casual chic with the enjoyment of hip shops and restaurants along Main and Ocean Avenue. Sept. 15, 2009
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Listings & Sales  

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  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings

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Past Sales  

(5 all-time)
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Sold Date
Price
Sell-side
10/15/2014
$648,000

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10/15/2014 - Sell-side - $648,000

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Sell-side
08/26/2014
$747,500

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08/26/2014 - Sell-side - $747,500

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Sell-side
09/24/2013
$731,500

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09/24/2013 - Sell-side - $731,500

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Sell-side
06/20/2012
$875,000

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06/20/2012 - Sell-side - $875,000

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Sell-side
11/30/2011
$910,000

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11/30/2011 - Sell-side - $910,000

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Ratings & Reviews

  
 

11/08/2013 - Doug Palmer
Sold a home in 2013.

The purpose of my review is to tell you how pleased my wife Susie and I are about the experience we had with Ruth Shari. This was not the first time we worked together. Eleven years ago Ruth represented us when we purchased the condo she now just helped us sell. That earlier experience brought us back once again to work with her. We did interview a couple of other realtors but from the outset, Ruth out-shined them all.

There were many reasons why we enjoyed our experience. First, Ruth offered a full service solution. My family and I live out of state so it was important to find someone who could take ownership of the entire sell process. She brought in a stager, a painter, and a cleaner on our behalf. I’m convinced the work she did got us several thousand, if not, tens of thousands more than we would have gotten otherwise.

Second, Ruth put in a lot of effort reviewing the comps in the area. She discovered that three low ball sales in our neighborhood were due to a very motivated seller in one case, the death of the owner in the unit in the second case, and the lack of EQ insurance in the third case. Another realtor we interviewed did not have this information which led him to suggest we list it for $40,000 less than what we listed it for with Ruth.

Third, we felt Ruth understood what we wanted to accomplish – a fast sale at the best price. Her entire marketing strategy was built around this idea. She Fedex’ed the 3 page strategy for us to review. First, she suggested we stage the unit, get high end pictures taken, set up a virtual website. Then multiple open houses would be set up to maximize the exposure to the public and the realtor community. At least 3 open houses took place and 11 offers were received. The final offer we accepted was for $56,000 above our asking price.

I can’t say enough about how happy we are with the whole experience. We’re so glad that we had the chance to work with her again.
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08/17/2012 - user1686264
Bought a home in 2007.

My wife, Kristin and I wanted to find and purchase a home somewhere in Los Angeles that was within a reasonable commute to both Burbank, where I work, and Playa Vista, where she has her office. Obviously, there was a huge area of the city to consider and we wanted to "turn over every stone" before we made the ultimate decision about where and what to buy. Ruth had come highly recommended to us, so we took her on as our realtor. She had thorough knowledge of all the areas we wanted to look into, from Topanga, to Pacific Palisades, and all the cities on or near the coast as south as LAX. She arranged several showings and had us look at over 30 homes that met most of our requirements, helping navigate us through all the important points to consider in making a decision. The seemingly daunting process became quite enjoyable and much easier than I expected under her expert guidance.

As we narrowed our search, and ultimately found the house we wanted to purchase in Westchester (guess who got the big commute? :-), Ruth showed her impressive negotiating prowess by getting us a price we could be happy with in a seller's market, putting in an initial offer on Thanksgiving Day! We were away on vacation through much of this process and she made us feel very comfortable in her handling of the deal, while we enjoyed time with family back east.

I would highly recommend Ruth as a realtor of choice, for her experience, patience, thoroughness and her ability to make the process of buying a home a pleasant endeavor!

Charles R. Westchester, CA
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08/14/2012 - user5338538
Sold a home in 2008.

I highly recommend Ruth Shari as a realtor. She represented me in two homes sales in the past 8 years. She is very knowledgeable about the market and her advice in priceing my homes was spot on! In two very different markets her sales strategy brought bidding wars and top sales prices The sale of my aged fathers home was done after we had moved away. His home needed some TLC before we could put it on the market. Ms.Shari found people to get the job done and staged the home to get maximum value.

Ruth Shari is a true professional, honest and hard working she gets the job done.
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