Realtor (13 years experience)

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

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As a real estate agent it was a blessing to have worked with an agent who took the time to listen, to here, to comfort and to make a stressful process a joy. There were many obstacles and challenges before my wife and I, but before we can even think of quitting Rica always reassured us that all will work out and to trust faith and Gods plan. We will always be in debt to Rica, she will always be a part of our family, where are so thankful to have work and met her. May God continue to bless her. <br/><br/>Thank you Rica for never giving up, for working so hard for us. Finding a hardworking, patient and honest Realtor is difficult,I am so thankful we found Rica! You can do no wrong by finding her too! She will find you your dream home!

  

01/26/2015 - christianlosno650
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $650K in South San Francisco, CA.

As a real estate agent it was a blessing to have worked with an agent who took the time to listen, to here, to comfort and to make a stressful process a joy. There were many obstacles and challenges before my wife and I, but before we can even think of quitting Rica always reassured us that all will work out and to trust faith and Gods plan. We will always be in debt to Rica, she will always be a part of our family, where are so thankful to have work and met her. May God continue to bless her.

Thank you Rica for never giving up, for working so hard for us. Finding a hardworking, patient and honest Realtor is difficult,I am so thankful we found Rica! You can do no wrong by finding her too! She will find you your dream home!

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12/19/2014 - denise794
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $825K in San Bruno, CA.

I find Rica Ruiz to have a high level of integrity; not only in business but in her everyday life. She is kind and patient and her knowledge of the real estate industry is amazing. We were selling our home on the peninsula and buying a home out of the bay area. She not only assisted us in selling our home for a better price than we expected, Rica also assisted us in getting questions answered about buying our new home. She knows the real estate industry, how it works and how it can work for you. She is a professional in every way. I highly recommend her and I would use her services again.

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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.

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06/05/2014 - lucas233
Sold a home in 2014 in Fairway Park, Pacifica, CA 94044.

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!

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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!

 

  

04/05/2014 - jigang jin
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.325M in Burlingame, CA.

If I have to use three words to describe Rica, then the three words would be - knowledgeable, hardworking, and patient. When I and my girlfriend started thinking about buying a house in SF bay area to settle down, we did not exactly know what we were getting into. I think many of you probably have the same experience - it is just an extremely tough market for buyers. The anxiety and frustration come hand in hand with the excitement of house hunting. I can remember the many times we called Rica late at night, asking her to prepare an offer for us for a house we liked very much. She was always prompt, thorough, and supportive. Rica knows the bay area market very well and well connected with other agents. I hoped we had listened her advice earlier and we would have got a house earlier. But that's exactly what we liked Rica so much - she gave valuable advices but never pushy. Eventually, it was exactly Rica's instinctive skill in the local real estate market that helped us found the house we purchased. It was a beautiful house and my girlfriend and I love it. Thank you Rica!

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03/31/2014 - valerybrobbey7
Bought a Condo home in 2014 in San Bruno, CA.

This was my first real estate purchase and I am lucky to have had Rica on my side as an agent. Here are a few ways I can describe Rica.

Detail oriented The first thing Rica did was give me a questionnaire so that she'd better understand what I was looking for (price, location, etc...)

Quick and decisive For the following 3 weeks, Rica and her assistant scheduled a few places for me to see each week. Within 3 weeks we had already made an offer which had been accepted. She worked hard and late hours to negotiate the deal.

Knowledgeable and responsive Rica kept me well informed during the contract process and was quick to respond to any questions I had.

Well connected Rica is well connected to another professionals in the business: lenders, home inspectors, escrow officers, etc. Rica always knows the right person to get a particular job done.

Throughout the process I felt confident in Rica as my agent. She didn't just write and sign documents, she kept working with everyone involved (escrow, seller's agent, lenders, etc) to ensure that my best interests were taken care of.

Thank you Rica!

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03/30/2014 - Dwight M
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $625K in South San Francisco, CA.

My wife and I are truly blessed and grateful to have had Rica help us sell our house in South San Francisco, California. She was able to sell our house for significantly more than the asking price, which my wife and I were pleasantly surprised and excited. Rica took time to know us, our expectations and our needs. She understood that the house we were selling had a lot of meaningful memories to us. We wanted to sell the house to a good family who would take care of the house and not just flip it or rent it out. Rica understood this and really came through for us when she found the right family to sell it to. Not only is Rica understanding, but very knowledgeable and professional in what she does as a realtor. Rica became our advocate and warned us about problems we might encounter and informed us about things we needed to do to sell the house. She kept us informed and up to date at all times. She was very thorough and made the transaction process in selling the house very easy for my wife and I. Thank you Rica! You are awesome! Dwight and Regina M.

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12/28/2013 - user5857062
Bought a home in 2013 in Centerville, Fremont, CA 94536.

Rica was instrumental in helping us buy our dream home. The purchase or our new home went quickly and smoothly thanks to her professionalism, organization and negotiation skills. Rica is not only an outstanding agent but also a person with integrity, a great sense of humor and just an overall great person to know.

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12/28/2013 - clarice.escobar
Bought a home in 2013 in Westborough, South San Francisco, CA 94080.

Rica is amazing and we are so grateful for her expertise and patience with our second home purchase. She really understands what an emotional roller coaster buying a home could be and not only served as our realtor, but counselor as well! She is detailed oriented, proactive, diligent, and trustworthy. She made sure we understood exactly what we were signing and every step of the process. We, unfortunately dealt with a horrible, unethical listing agent, but thankfully, Rica was able to identify all the "mistakes" and advised on what options we had to protect ourselves. Even in the messy process, she stayed positive, professional, and exhibited integrity and honesty. She did her best to keep us on track and in the end, made sure we were able to purchase the home we loved in record speed. She really took care of us like we were family and still keeps in touch. I give her my highest recommendation and have already referred friends and family to her as I know she will take good care of them too. Thank you, Rica!

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