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

Hi. I have lived in Aptos since 1995 and have loved every minute of it!  Prior to moving ‘over-the'hill' I grew up in Cupertino, earned my BA degree in Psychology and my teaching credentials from UCLA, and my Masters in Business from San Jose State University.

I worked 20 years in the high-tech world in Marketing and in Finance and I designed and built my own home in Cupertino.
I love people and I love numbers so Real Estate is a perfect fit for me.

I am a Top Producer in Santa Cruz County in 2009-2013.

I have helped Buyers and Sellers with upsizing, downsizing, finding estate properties, beachfront  bungalows, homes for children, homes for grandchildren, homes for selves, condos, mobile homes and everything in-between. I have sold properties ranging from $87,000 for a 1 bedroom condo to $1,629,000 for an Aptos estate home.

I have two children, Lauren and Bret, whom I love dearly. Bret is still at home but driving so never really home! I enjoy golf, jogging and mountain biking -- and painting, dancing, and singing too!

I currently live in a beautiful Aptos forest town home a mile from the beach. I understand all the joys and pitfalls of association living and I serve on the board of my Homeowners Association. I am an active non-profit volunteer and have enjoyed working for Friends of the Del Mar, the Santa Cruz Film Festival and the Santa Cruz Art League

I love working with BUYERS – showing properties and getting the very best deals for my clients is a really fun part of the job!

I love working with SELLERS – driving a project through to completion is very fulfilling!

Call or email me anytime just to chat! 831-359-2212

ruth_bates56@yahoo.com

See all listings at www.ruthbates.com

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    06/27/2014
    $775,000
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      Ratings & Reviews
      - Highly likely to recommend
      07/10/2014 - user6870270
      Bought a home in 2013.
      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!!!  MoreLess
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      02/02/2014 - gclemson
      Sold a home in 2012.
      Ruth's deep knowledge of the local Santa Cruz real estate market is impressive and she's a joy to work with. Organized, high energy, efficient and always on top of things. I highly recommend her.
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      01/22/2014 - ebaycmille
      Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $825K in Santa Cruz, CA.
      Ruth helped us with both the sale of our home, and the purchase of our new home here in Santa Cruz. It was a great experience. She is focused, responsive, and highly personable. If you want to get it done, Ruth is the one!
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      Ruth Bates
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      Thunderbird Real Estate
      2601 41st Ave
      Soquel, CA  95073
      Phone:
      (831) 295-5985
      Cell:
      (831) 824-7490
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