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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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Past Sales  

(53 all-time)
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Price
Buy-side
09/30/2014
$640,000

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09/30/2014 - Buy-side - $640,000

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Buy-side
09/16/2014
$755,000

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09/16/2014 - Buy-side - $755,000

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Buy-side
07/15/2014
$449,000

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07/15/2014 - Buy-side - $449,000

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Both-sides
06/27/2014
$775,000

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06/27/2014 - Both-sides - $775,000

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Buy-side
05/06/2014
$930,000

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05/06/2014 - Buy-side - $930,000

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Recent reviews

  
 

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.

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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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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