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Major props and huge thanks to Rica Ruiz, Rob Ruiz and Jessica of the Ruiz Realty Group for skillfully mastering the ambitious feat of simultaneously selling and buying our homes! For those not familiar with the San Francisco Bay Area real estate market, negotiating a contract to buy a house contingent on selling your house is incredibly rare here. And then to actually pull it off on an impossible timeline, over the holidays is basically magic! In a nutshell, we submitted an offer on the new house the week before Thanksgiving, moved out of our condo 3 days later, listed our condo on the market 3 days after that (while we were out of the country), and got in contract to sell 2 weeks later! This superteam worked tirelessly around to clock to make our dreams a reality. Thanks Ruiz Realty Group!
As first time home buyers, my husband and I feel really blessed to have had Rica and her team by our side. From introducing us to the process, to closing the deal, they ensured we were comfortable and answered all our questions. Rica heard and respected our preferences and never pressurized us. She was very professional throughout the entire process. She went door knocking in the community to find us our dream home. Being the buyer and seller agent, she saved us from the bidding wars while being fair and professional to both parties. We are very happy at our new place and would recommend Rica and her team to everyone looking to get their dream home in this highly competitive market
"We have sold three homes over the past seventeen years. We just sold the third with Rica's and her team’s help. Our experience with Ruiz Realty Group was by far the best experience. We did not even have to put our home on the market, because Rica brought a buyer to us and we received the amount that we wanted for our property. With their help, everything went smoothly and quickly. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We highly recommend Ruiz Realty Group. Annette"
I highly recommend Rica and her team. We searched for a home for about 6 months all over the Peninsula before we found the right one. Rica and Rob were always incredibly patient, extremely knowledgeable and always professional. We were shown any listings we enquired about within 48 hours. Rica proactively reached out to her legal counsel when she felt we needed more details. A lot of real estate transactions seem “cookie-cutter” but Rica really reviewed our options with us and helped us structure every offer to be very competitive. She has wealth of contacts that were great work with both before and after our home purchase. I can’t recommend Rica and her team highly enough – I’m sure we wouldn’t have our current home without her help.
The Ruiz Realty Group did a spectacular job with the sale of our townhome. Their attention to detail relieved us of any unnecessary stress and made it a wonderful experience. Listening to our needs and finding solutions during a changing and unpredictable market was an obvious priority to Rica and her team. What a pleasure to work with such a conscientious group! Rica and her team exceeded our expectations and calmed all our fears even as the market changed abruptly. We highly recommend Rica and her team…what a great group of people to work with!!
"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!"
"Rica is a fantastic realtor. We cannot recommend her highly enough. In sum, Rica is professional, personable, knowledgeable, and respected in the field. She goes above and beyond for her clients in every way. Right from the beginning, it was clear that Rica had a great depth of knowledge about the local market. She had a lot of patience and took time to explain even the most basic things to us. At no point was Rica ever pushy, as we were afraid a realtor might be. Rather, she was warm and genuine and really took the time to get to know us and our goals in buying a home. Rica offered excellent suggestions and ideas. Rica found us our dream home through a personal connection with another realtor. Not only is Rica extremely personable and knowledgeable about the market, but it also became clear to us that she is well-respected by other realtors and also mortgage lenders. When we spoke to other realtors at open houses, many mentioned they had worked with Rica and ‘loved her.' When we called mortgage lenders we got similar responses.Rica was extremely professional and responsive through every step of the home-buying process. She was always available to answer our calls and emails. We had a difficult seller who was unresponsive and missed deadlines. Rica worked tirelessly to ensure things moved forward for us. Even after we closed, Rica continued to help us with referrals and other information. She also very kindly hosted a wonderful housewarming party for us. We feel very fortunate to have worked with Rica and her team and highly recommend them"
There are not enough stars here to portray how beyond excellent Rica and her team are. Our journey with Rica actually began at least two years ago. (If not more) We first connected with her through another agent. Rica was patient and understanding. At the begining we were not quite ready financially. We wanted to get a sense of what we 'wanted' vs. what we really needed. She initally suggested a condo, but we had our minds set on a SFR. Well, in our price range, that was not happening in the peninsula. Few existed, but they did not work for us; too run down/too much work. A year had gone by and now we were expecting our first child. So finding a new home was put on the back burner. We put our heads down for a bit, adjusted to family life, and now had a larger down payment. Within the next 6-8 months of really looking and going to open houses, Rica and her team helped us to obtain a 2br condo here in the peninsula! We could not believe it. Her knowledge and strategy helped us to outshine the competition. As first time home buyers she made the process understandable, she was on top of everything, and she guided us through every step. I was a nervous wreck and she assured me all was well. To this day, she still checks in on us. I cannot express how that warms my heart to know someone with so much dedication to her work. (Which she so ROCKS at!) Thank you Rica Ruiz and team!!!
"I met Rica in one of the open houses I visited even though I was not ready to buy. She was very pleasant to talk to followed up with a free home buyers consultation to explain the process. Since I was not ready yet weeks went by before we met again but Rica was patient and answered all my questions during this period. When I was ready to buy she was there for me every step on the way. We discussed the offer strategy and won the first offer I ever made. She helped me through the contingency process even involving another lender for a second opinion because the one I chose was not that great at explaining. When I had questions about the home inspection she referred a contractor to me to consult with on what is important and what not. When my loan company requested home owners insurance she referred 2 insurance agents to me, one of which got back to me within 10 min on a Sunday and helped tremendously getting this set up in the short time frame I had. Rica also referred numerous other specialists to me whenever I asked for them, from floor guy to electrician, even after closing. Getting the right contacts is so important and I really appreciate that Rica helped me with anything she could and she still does! I recently had Rica over at my new place just to show her how everything turned out. I hope she liked it even if I still have not unpacked most of my stuff. I am a very level-headed person, so much that Rica had to cheer for me when we closed the purchase :) Rica, Thank you so much! I am truly very grateful for all your help and I am very happy in my new home"
Rica Ruiz and her team were incredible. They made sure I understood the entire process and kept me apprised of how things were going every step along the way. They were considerate of my schedule and my needs and went out of their way to accommodate me. Their marketing of my property was first rate. Rica even made 300 calls and knocked on 100 doors to let my neighbors know that my condo was up for sale. The result is that I got $52K over asking. My condo received the highest offer of any other one bedroom condo in my complex. If you are thinking of selling, think Rica Ruiz!
My husband and I could not have asked for a better experience with selling our house with Rica. We recently moved out of state and were apprehensive about attempting to sell from so far away. However, working with Rica made the process simple and effortless. She was on top of everything from the get go. She kept us well informed at each stage of the selling process. She took care of scheduling handymen, plumbers, painters etc.. She considered how to save us some money, while making sure the quality of the work being done was above standard. She explained her process with us thoroughly and answered all our questions expertly. She knows the market, she knows the buyer and when it was all said and done, she got us well over asking!! Would happily work with Rica again in the future!
When we began looking for a Condo to buy on the peninsula, Rica's name popped up on a two bedroom we saw on the internet. After taking us through it, she said, "Hey, do you want to Just look at this one bedroom in a nearby complex to compare with." Because of her preliminary research, Rica knew the one we were first looking at was involved in some sort of litigation that affected the entire Condo community... Needless to say, we loved the condo she suggested we look at. It was perfect for our needs. Rica was the most supportive, hard-working communicative agent we have ever dealt with. She was always on top of things - especially when the condo went into Escrow. She was always calling and mediating the procedure to speed up the process. Because of her reputation, financial and escrow companies also worked hard. They all knew the professionalism and expertise that Rica brings to her clients. It is also important to note that Rica continues to stay in touch, months after the sale... making sure that things are going well.
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.
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!
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!
"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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