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Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, my affection for this community runs deep and is what compliments my knowledge of the local Real Estate market. That, coupled with over 15 years of comprehensive sales experience ranging from owning my own business, corporate sales & extensive experience in both residential and commercial real estate sales has enabled me to develop a client-centered philosophy & attention to detail that enhances every transaction. I am dedicated to providing top notch service to both Sellers and Buyers.

I am committed to providing a perfect blend of experience, knowledge & integrity to ensure favorable results for my clients. I am a trained negotiator and problem solver. Traditional values of hard work, honesty and personal commitment to excellence is the foundation of my success.

Given our current economic state I firmly believe in staying on top of market trends & being educated about the ever changing Real Estate climate. In an effort to do so, I have received the Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) certification through the National Association of Realtors and am studying to receive an Internet Marketing Specialist Designation (IMSD) to keep up with the ever evolving landscape of technology. My background and experience enables me to think strategically, provide disciplined advice and execute on that advice to help clients achieve their Real Estate goals.

I graduated Magna Cum Laude from San Francisco State University with a degree in Radio & Television. I live on the Peninsula and enjoy spending my spare time teaching Sunday School at my local church and volunteering in the community I live & serve. I am a supporter of the Foster Care advocacy group, California Youth Connection, and serve on the PTA at my son's school. I particularly enjoy spending time with family & friends. My favorite pastime, however, is hanging out with my husband, Rob, and our high spirited, fun-loving son, Samuel.

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Listings & Sales  

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Active Listings

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Past Sales  

(30 all-time)
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Sold Date
Price
Buy-side
10/21/2014
$620,000

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10/21/2014 - Buy-side - $620,000

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Buy-side
10/16/2014
$1,060,000

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10/16/2014 - Buy-side - $1,060,000

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Buy-side
10/09/2014
$273,000

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10/09/2014 - Buy-side - $273,000

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Buy-side
08/28/2014
$450,000

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08/28/2014 - Buy-side - $450,000

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Sell-side
07/14/2014
$815,000

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07/14/2014 - Sell-side - $815,000

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Ratings & Reviews

  
 

10/21/2014 - david kornaros
Bought a Mobile / Manufactured home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Lakewood, Sunnyvale, CA.

Rica is a consummate professional. She takes a very stressful process and makes it manageable. She takes the time to communicate all aspects of the transaction and responds promptly to questions. I wholeheartedly recommend her services.

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10/16/2014 - Carlos Intellihab
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.025M in San Jose, CA.

As a real estate investor I want to work with honest, knowledgeable agents that listen and communicate well and often. Rica Ruiz and her team were definitely the complete package. When it came time to sell my property I had no worries because Rica had a solid marketing system in place that was integral in maximizing the offer we got. Rica and her team are a real asset because they use proven strategies which include everything from door knocking, to online systems, to setting a listing price, to presenting disclosure packages, to how and when to conduct open houses and how to work negotiations. I was extremely happy with the wonderful stager she recommended and the final pictures really showed the house in the best possible way. All of this led to us getting a very significant offer over the asking price with excellent terms. Rica has a warm, friendly demeanor with good attention to detail and I can’t wait to work with her and her exceptional team again.  More Less 

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06/05/2014 - lucas233
Sold a home in 2014.

Rica knows the business, she has contacts for every need that might arise and she is indefatigable. We were hoping (and thinking it was a really long shot) to get our second home on the market and have the whole process completed in a month. Rica made it happen and believe me there were a lot of peculiar circumstances and issues to navigate and Rica just dealt with each bump in the road as it came along and forged ahead and made things happen. Whenever there was a decision to be made where we felt a little out of our element, we deferred to Rica and her advice always turned out to be for the best. We were able to sell the home for a considerable amount over the asking price. When you call Rica make sure you have your ducks in a row and are ready to do business because she will have things moving fast! Did I mention that she is sensitive, cordial, pleasant and great at taking the needs of all parties involved into account? Thanks, Rica!  More Less 

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Response from Rica on 07/26/2014

Thank you Luke! It was a privilege & a pleasure to work with you & Cat. I am so thankful to know you both and I am beyond thrilled that we were able to get a price for your home above & beyond what we anticipated! I wish you & Cat all the best and I certainly look forward to helping you & your friends in the future!

 

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