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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!
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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.
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.
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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10/27/2013 - SallieBradford7
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $425K in Redwood City, CA.
From the first moment I contacted Rica I was impressed. I wrote a message to her and within 2 hours she contacted me. I called her our fairy godmother and she has turned out to be just that and more. We are first time home buyers and she has held our hands through the whole process. She works hard and no matter the purchase price she will treat your transaction as if it were a million dollar purchase.We knew she was working with other clients while dealing with us but we always felt she was giving us her first and up most priority. Ethical, knowledgeable,hard working, and personable you will have a professional agent on your side when working with Rica.
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10/22/2013 - user905615
Bought a home in 2013.
Our experience with Rica in purchasing our second home was unbelievably proffessional and we would reccommend Rica to anyone who is considering purchasing a home in the bay area. We came across Rica on this site and we also reviewed additional reviews on Yelp, regarding Rica before we decided on proceeding with choosing to work with her. Rica, from the start, was very knowledgable about the area we were looking to purchase in and was very prompt in giving us comparables and guiding us through the offer process. We ultimately decided to purchase a short sale through an auction website, and were a little hesitant to do so. Rica stepped in and became intimately familiar with the process and helped ease our fears and was always very helpful in guiding us down the path where we would be most protected. Rica's resp;onse time was unbelievably quick and she always was one step ahead on anticipating questions we might ask. Although the short sale and auction wasn't a typical process (started in August and moved in mid-October) Rica was there every step of the way, representing our best interest throughout the entire process. We would highly recommend Rica for any real estate transactions you are considering. We will definitely use Rica on our next real estate purchase.
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07/03/2013 - user8965604
Bought a home in 2013.
We needed Rica to help us buy our first home in June 2012. At first we were looking at condos/townhouses and then Rica showed us some nice single family homes. Needless to say she pointed us in the right direction, arranged an awesome home inspector who gave us the good the bad . The transparency made it a great experience. Rica also arranged an excellent mortgage arrangement for us , only for her arrangement we could raise our budget a bit more and was able to put offer for pricey nice single family. Once you are purchasing home its one time and a good mortgage support can make a huge difference.

Also In the process once we liked a home proceeded and within contingency we walk away . Again she managed the whole situation in a nice , decent , matured way . She is very protective towards her clients . For the final purchased home she did a great negotiation even in this market. We bought the house in lower than asking price !!!

The most amazing part was that from the moment we saw our house to the moment we closed and had the keys was exactly 28 days. There were no hiccups and Rica kept us looped into all of what was going on via email.
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07/02/2013 - user3532263
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $450K in Pacifica, CA.
I was referred to Rica Ruiz by a co-worker about two years ago and thank goodness for her!!

My husband and I had worked with several Realtor's but they were not working out for various reasons (our price point was too low for them, they only serviced one area and we wanted to look at homes all around the Bay area, they had low to no energy or motivation etc..). We are first time home buyers so we had a lot of questions and wanted to look at a lot of homes, most Realtor's tired of us quickly - but not Rica! We looked at what felt like hundreds of homes from San Mateo to the East Bay for many months. Two years later we have closed on our new condo and got an AMAZING deal thanks to Rica and her diligence! It was a short sale and had some ups and downs but Rica got us through it (and our many questions along the way).

I really appreciated the fact that she always available (I wonder if she ever sleeps?!) by text, phone, or email. She has a "go get em" attitude which is needed to find a home in this competitive area. Even after closing she still checks in to see how we are doing which adds that extra personal touch.

Finding a hardworking, patient and honest Realtor is so difficult (and often times depressing) and 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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