Broker Associate & MBA (8 years experience)

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

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*** TOP PRODUCER - SANTA CRUZ COUNTY !
*** Zillow Top Producer !
*** Helping Buyers and Sellers to achieve their dreams!

Hello - I am a top Real Estate producer in Santa Cruz County since 2009. I became a Broker Associate in 2013. I have lived in Aptos since 1995 and loved every minute of it having transplanted myself from Silicon Valley where I worked for 20+ years in the high tech industry.

I hold a master's degree in business with a marketing and finance focus so I consider myself a true real estate professional.

I work with buyers and sellers and have closed sales ranging from low $100,000s to mid- $millions.

I love working with BUYERS! My first-time home buyers know that I am with them every single step of the way. My investor clients know that I help them do their financial homework in terms of achieving their ROI and cash-flow objectives and I am very familiar with 1031 exchanges. I work with buyers to purchase short sales, REOs (bank-owned), and flip properties as well as "normal" sales, and I explain the nuances of each of those types of transactions in this market. I have buyer clients with whom I have worked with for over two years to find their perfect home; I am loyal and I want all my buyers to have their happy ending.

I love working with SELLERS too! Strong negotiations and bringing a project through to a successful conclusion is what drives me. I provide the highest level of service and expertise to each of my clients.

 Please call or email me anytime at 831-359-2212 and let's see how you too can "Get Results With Ruth!" 

ruth_bates56@yahoo.com

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About Ruth Bates: <p>*** TOP PRODUCER - SANTA CRUZ COUNTY !<br/>*** Zillow Top Producer !<br/>*** Helping Buyers and Sellers to achieve their dreams!</p> <p>Hello - I am a top Real Estate producer in Santa Cruz County since 2009. I became a Broker Associate in 2013.&nbsp;I have lived in Aptos since 1995 and loved every minute of it having transplanted myself from Silicon Valley where I worked for 20+ years in the high tech industry.</p> I hold a master's degree in business with a marketing and finance focus so I consider myself a true real estate professional. <p>I work with buyers and sellers and have closed sales ranging from low $100,000s to mid- $millions.</p> I love working with BUYERS! My first-time home buyers know that I am with them every single step of the way. My investor clients know that I help them do their financial homework in terms of achieving their ROI and cash-flow objectives and I am very familiar with 1031 exchanges. I work with buyers to purchase short sales, REOs (bank-owned), and flip properties as well as "normal" sales, and I explain the nuances of each of those types of transactions in this market. I have buyer clients with whom I have worked with for over two years to find their perfect home; I am loyal and I want all my buyers to have their happy ending. <p>I love working with SELLERS too!&nbsp;Strong negotiations and bringing a project through to a successful conclusion is what drives me. I provide the highest level of service and expertise to each of my clients.</p> <p>&nbsp;Please call or email me anytime at 831-359-2212 and let's see how you too can "Get Results With Ruth!"&nbsp;</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="mailto:ruth_bates56@yahoo.com">ruth_bates56@yahoo.com</a></p> <p>See all listings at&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.ruthbates.com/">www.ruthbates.com</a></p> <p/>

Listings & Sales  

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  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

(6)

Past Sales  

(63 all-time)
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Sold Date
Price
Buyer
07/07/2015
$1,150,000

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07/07/2015 - Buyer - $1,150,000

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Seller
06/15/2015
$1,312,500

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06/15/2015 - Seller - $1,312,500

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Seller
06/05/2015
$1,210,000

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06/05/2015 - Seller - $1,210,000

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Buyer
05/18/2015
$950,000

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05/18/2015 - Buyer - $950,000

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Buyer
04/20/2015
$1,325,000

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04/20/2015 - Buyer - $1,325,000

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Ratings & Reviews

Ruth is the best agent ever!!! She is on top of your interest virtually 24/7, always available by phone, text, or email, and answers questions or requests immediately. Ruth is excellent in keeping the client informed timely and constantly, and coordinating with other agents, until the job is done. She will tirelessly work into the late hours to generate time sensitive offers, disclosures, and handle the volume of real estate documentation these days. She uses DocuSign that allows the client to sign documents over the internet, which eliminates delays or having to travel to sign. Ruth is very personable and friendly and a joy to work with. I was very lucky to have found her, and highly recommend her to be in your corner to represent you in this complex real estate environment. She will tackle seemingly impossible challenges and get the job done. For example, she generated the listing, photos, brochures, held open house, and made the sale in less than a week, which is world record performance in my opinion. Need I say more.

  

07/20/2015 - glorietta
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $1.225M in Ponderosa, Sunnyvale, CA.

Ruth is the best agent ever!!! She is on top of your interest virtually 24/7, always available by phone, text, or email, and answers questions or requests immediately. Ruth is excellent in keeping the client informed timely and constantly, and coordinating with other agents, until the job is done. She will tirelessly work into the late hours to generate time sensitive offers, disclosures, and handle the volume of real estate documentation these days. She uses DocuSign that allows the client to sign documents over the internet, which eliminates delays or having to travel to sign. Ruth is very personable and friendly and a joy to work with. I was very lucky to have found her, and highly recommend her to be in your corner to represent you in this complex real estate environment. She will tackle seemingly impossible challenges and get the job done. For example, she generated the listing, photos, brochures, held open house, and made the sale in less than a week, which is world record performance in my opinion. Need I say more.  More Less 

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10/05/2014 - zuser20140514124242131
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $650K in Ben Lomond, CA.

Ruth was fantastic throughout the entire process of looking for our new home. She continually provided new listings in the areas in which we were interested and within our price range. After finding the right home, Ruth jumped through hoops to secure the home for us and to meet the short escrow closing time-frame required by the seller. The entire transaction went very quickly and smoothly. It's clear that Ruth is highly skilled and loves what she does. I would happily recommend her to anybody who is looking for their new home. She's a true professional.  More Less 

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07/10/2014 - user6870270
Bought a home in 2013 in La Selva Beach, Watsonville, CA 95076.

We randomly stumbled across Ruth at one of her open houses and from the moment we met her, we knew that she would be the one to help us find our future vacation home. Ruth was very energetic, responsive and really listened to what we wanted. She was patient and was very willing to go out of her way to help us right from the start. Finding our future 2nd home was a process but she was always willing to show us new listing and answer our endless questions. Ultimately she helped us find our dream beach getaway. We would highly recommend Ruth!!!  More Less 

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