James Ruddy Real Estate Agent at Watson Realty Corp

James Ruddy

Real Estate Agent at
Watson Realty Corp

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  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Vacation Home
  • Relocations
  • Waterfront Specialist
  • New Construction
  • Retirement Specialist
  • Land Specialist

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Agent Highlights

James is a SFH expert - working with over 77% more single family homes than the average Longwood agent.
James also has Townhome expertise - working with over 18 more townhomes than the average agent.
James has great Condo experience - having sold 14 more condos than the average agent.

James's Transactions

  • 2419 S Myrtle Ave, Sanford, FL 32771
    Single Family Home
    3 bed / 2 bath
    James outperformed the market - selling this property for 20% over asking price
  • 1130 Arden Street, Longwood, FL 32750
    Single Family Home
    3 bed / 2 bath
  • 133 Orange Ridge Dr, Longwood, FL 32779
    Single Family Home
    4 bed / 2 bath
  • 577 Shining Armor Ln, Longwood, FL 32779
    3 bed / 4.0 bath
  • Single Family Home
    3 bed / 2.0 bath
  • 207 Hermits Trail, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
    Altamonte Springs
    Single Family Home
    3 bed / 2.0 bath
  • 6093 Blank Dr W, Jacksonville, FL 32244
    Single Family Home
    3 bed / 2 bath

More about James Ruddy

Family of Realtors covering all of Seminole, Orange, Lake, and Volusia counties. Specializing in selling your home, business, or land. We assist buyers in finding properties they desire and guide them through the entire process. CHOOSING to work with The Ruddy's means you and your family receive two Full Time Realtors instead of one. We offer these assets to help sell your home: Digital Marketing - a way to separate you from the Herd Commitment to you, as we know is one of the largest decisions you make in your life. Knowledge of the area and ability to provide to you what homes have recently sold for in the area and why. Contacts that can support your mortgage questions, inspectors to assist in the evaluation of the home, and professional repair people if you need them. We see this as a long-term support effort. We do not walk away. Continuing education to ...
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James Ruddy's Reviews & Ratings

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    • Wow!! What a great experience. These two are real professionals. They made sure I received the best, most accurate price selling our home in the market area we were in. They really look out for your best interest. They are worth every penny you spend.

      - 11/15/2015 - Jim and June Rieb
    • Jim Ruddy was such a great Realtor going over and above for the sale of my house and buy of another home. He was always available via phone, text and email. You won't wait long to get a call back with the information you need. He is very knowledgeable in the real estate business. He even helped me when I needed a handyman by fixing and painting closet doors so we could get to the closing table. And after closing he ran through the parking lot getting my keys as the seller forgot to give them to me! How many Realtor do those sorts of things, and with a smile to boot. If you're looking for someone you can count on, Jim's your man.

      - 11/18/2015 - Debbie
    • Jim Ruddy has helped both of us to buy and sell real estate in central Florida. Jim has provided us with exceptional guidance and leadership when purchasing our homes; the quality of the information he provided always matched the final outcome . His knowledge of the real estate market and the time he spent with us were most appreciated. He was always there for us whenever we called. His team (Maggie) kept us up to date with new real estate listings in our price range with homes that met our desires. We are most thankful for his dedication to help us make successful sales and purchases.

      - 11/19/2015 - Diane & Skipp
    • Won't take up your valuable time with the roller coaster of my life the last couple of years, the purchase of my dream home, the sale of that house when my dream became a a stark reality, the buying of a much easier to manage condo and the subsequent sale of the same, to pursue yet another dream. Maggie and Jim have been there every step of the way-two purchases, two sales all in record time, with such ease, knowledge, and integrity. You would never find two people more capable, who become valued friends and advisors, who really care about you.

      - 12/28/2015 - Anna Dellamonico
    • Jim and Maggy Ruddy are extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy realtors. I would recommend them to anyone I know! It was nice knowing they were looking out for me and my family through the entire process of selling my home. You can't go wrong with this team!

      - 1/27/2016 - Sarah Judd
    • Jim was great to work with and sold my grandmothers house within 9 months. He always kept us up to date with recent comps in the area as well as feedback from showings at the property. Would definitely recommend the Ruddy's! Thanks Jim!

      - 1/28/2016 - Dana
    • What can we say jim has done a fantastic job on selling our home which wasn't a easy job as we had the closing of the golf course and our road being used as a cut through and speeding cars but he got the job done very good realtor and we will be using him on the buying of a new house old fashioned honest service makes jim stand out well above the rest thank you the Baigent family

      - 2/8/2016 - Tracey & David
    • Jim and Maggie Ruddy have been our realtors through the purchase and sales of three homes now, and we would never go with anyone else. They listened to our needs and wants, and never gave up until we found exactly what we were looking for!

      - 3/4/2016 - Beki & Todd
    • Jim is a great Realtor! We told him exactly what we were looking for and he showed us several options. He was very accommodating with our schedules and always let us know if he was caught in traffic. Jim also gave great advice and was with us every step of the way in the buying process. This was the second house we have purchased from him and we are very happy!

      - 4/1/2016 - Angi Weiss
    • Jim did a fantastic job for us, handling an estate sale under difficult circumstances. The value of the listing was not very high, but Jim treated it as he would have had it been a more expensive listing. We were pleased that two closings were executed in a timely manner, and we would not hesitate to use Jim again should circumstances warrant.

      - 5/21/2016 - Gail York
    • Jim truly made our selling experience as painless as possible. While the property was on the market, he provided constant feedback to us which we found to be very reassuring. We would highly recommend Jim and the Watson team for an outstanding job well done.

      - 6/8/2016 - Catherine
    • My husband and I met Jim and Maggie about 8 years ago at a home they had listed, we were first time homebuyers and had not yet met a realtor we felt comfortable with, that all changed the day we met the Ruddys'. We didn't buy that home but we found our realtor family. They worked diligently and showed us a bunch of homes until we found our first home. We stayed connected and knew we would use them for our next home, and that's exactly what we did. About 3 years ago we decided to put our house on the market and move to ormond for my husbands work, they basically had our house sold and then life happened and we had to scratch the plans and stay in our home. Any other realtor probably would've fired US but not the Ruddys', they were compassionate and continued to be our advocates even if it meant they would lose the sale. My husband and I were convinced they would never want to work with us again, but they reassured us they would always be here to help us. So again, we were in a position where we wanted to be closer to my husbands work and concurrently listed our home while looking for our new home, they continued to work diligently to sell our home at top dollar while negotiating a deal for our new home. We can honestly say the Ruddys' are our biggest advocates and would highly recommend them to friends and family. Jim and Maggie, thank you again for being our biggest advocates and realtor Family.

      - 8/1/2016 - Gloria
    • I have worked with Jim on real estate transactions for the past 11 years. He has helped me with: buying, selling, and locating a property management company. During the course of the market crash I would intermittently check in with him on the market status (as I now live out of state) and to get his advice on if I should hold or sell. He always gave me the best advice for my personal situation, irrespective of if he derived any financial benefit. I have had mixed experiences with realtors in the past but never with Jim. I would trust him to buy property on my behalf sight unseen. I have referred many people to Jim and all have been incredibly happy. If you are looking for someone with a straightforward approach who knows how to get things done and will work tirelessly for you regardless of your price point, Jim is your realtor.

      - 8/2/2016 - Nicole Lybrand
    • The First home Jim Ruddy sold was a house I owned. Since then Jim has bought and sold four more properties for me. He is the best and most thorough realtor I have ever dealt with. I have recommended him to many of my friends and business associates. John Atwood

      - 8/16/2016 - John Atwood
    • we consider Jim and Maggie our realtor Family. We met them 8 years ago with the purchase of our first home and most recently with selling that home and purchasing our new home in Deland. Jim continued to be our advocate and not only negotiated a price my hubby was happy with ( my hubby is a tough negotiator) and also negotiated a preoccupancy agreement since we sold our home before our bank had approved the loan on our new home. They definitely go above and beyond the call of duty! Thank you Ruddys'!

      - 8/23/2016 - Gloria Soule
    • Jim Ruddy was a pleasure to work with, both as a seller of our present home and as a buyer for our new home. His professionalism and real estate knowledge was outstanding. We would recommend Jim highly.

      - 9/4/2016 - Linda & Ray
    • I find it hard to put into words how happy we are that we met Jim. The word "amazing" is often used too much, but, in this case Jim IS amazing! Not only as a Realtor, but as a person as well. He believed in our home and what it is was worth; he was always in touch, almost instantly when needed. He is very sociable and a great person to deal with. He lives and breathes realty and his knowledge of the Longwood area and market activity is beyond measure. I almost felt like he was selling HIS own house, that is the type of dedication he shows. He works tirelessly and seemingly all hours of each day to make dreams come true.

      - 9/4/2016 - Brad Meyer
    • Jim worked very hard from the beginning. He began open house events within days after we listed the house and we closed on the deal just 42 days after listing and got full price! He worked closely with the buyers agent and kept us abreast of all developments and details we needed to know about to make this a smooth and pleasurable process. We would highly recommend the real estate team of Jim and Maggie Ruddy to anyone buying or selling.

      - 10/13/2016 - Paul Amellin
    • For the last thirty years my wife and I have invested in real-estate and in those years we have seen so many associates sale people come and go but Jim and Maggie have stayed the course. Solid as a rock. Time tested with superior sales skills. It is my habit to carry several of their business cards and recommend them to any one who is buying or selling property. I guarantee that they will get you the best price. It has been my observation that they put the client ahead of any other concideratio0n in a closing. Thank you both for all that you have done for us, we would not conceder any other team for future transactions. Tom & Mary Hoopes

      - 11/26/2016 - Tom & Mary
    • I could not have been more pleased with my choice of Jim as my Realator. A Dave Ramsey "ELP" and he lived up to those expectations. We bought a newer house and sold our old house in less than two months, Simply amazing leadership guiding us through the turmoil.

      - 12/28/2016 - Jim & Maddy Howard
    • What a great experience having Jim as my realtor to sell my house in Longwood Florida. He was so helpful in explaining the process, guiding me through each process, was always on time, always optimistic and just a joy to work with. I really thank him and Watson Realty

      - 2/9/2017 - Jackie
    • Jim first worked with us when we moved to the area and were looking for rentals. Even though he knew we weren't ready to buy, he helped us figure out the price ranges and went with us to visit different enclaves in the Orlando area. He kept in touch with us every once in a while until we were ready to take the next step to home ownership. He was really helpful in explaining the process as first time homeowners, guiding us toward properties that would suit our needs as a multi-generational household, and keeping us within budget. He was also very good at negotiating and protecting us from the stress of those interactions. Would highly recommend!

      - 3/3/2017 - Kimberly Lake De Pulla
    • Jim and Maggie have a great listing presentation and came prepared to give the analysis of our home. They also suggested small improvements to enhance the appeal and also items that were in need of repair so there were no concerns to a potential buyer. Our closing went smoothly and I will and still do recommend him to my friends and family. Thank you Jim and Maggie.

      - 6/20/2017 - Charles Williams
    • "Experience was terrific! "

      - 6/30/2017 - Alice McCorkle
    • The Ruddy Team has handled all my Real Estate business. I know I can trust them to identify the homes I love and provide me with a fair evaluation of that homes value and what I can do to win that offer against other potential buyers. What I really like about the team is their approach to selling my properties. They identify items that may come up in the sale of that home and provide a number of ways to handle that issue or issues. The best example of that would be the sale of my Moms home. They alerted my sister and I of two major insurance items that would impact the sale of the home. Aluminum wire and Poly Bute piping. We priced it high with the intent of providing a credit if need be. As it turned out we did offer a credit but sold it for $1,000 over asking. A great relief to both my sister and I. As always the team came through for me. Then they went on to prepare a rental property for us and sold that within 2 weeks. Handling all the negotiating as a result of inspections issues. They know how to keep the deal together.

      - 9/12/2017 - Anna Dellamonico
    • This is the second time my husband and I have had the privilege of working with the Ruddys. We cannot say enough about the ease of our experiences. We are grateful to work with a professional and caring team of people. Thank you thank you!

      - 10/23/2017 - Sharon & Bob O'keefe
    • Dear Jim & Team,We thank you so, so much for your help in selling our home. We are especially grateful for your understanding of our hearts and the special circumstances of our situation. When we were unsure - you were steady with experience and confidence. We were far away - you were just a quick phone call away. We could not watch over the house well - you saw it every weekend and let us know where it needed attention. We put all our trust in GOD when we chose you as our realtor and appreciate deeply your tender care of that trust. Our lives are forever changed and we are finally getting a glimpse of financial freedom. Many Blessings,The Ulasewich Family

      - 1/30/2019 - Mike & Selena
    • Jim and his crew (wife and daughter, also part of his real estate team) did an outstanding job selling my home and assisting with a new purchase. Bottom line - he knows his stuff. I have been involved with many realtors over the past 40 years and he stands out as the best. His goal is to complete the transaction and he drives hard to a conclusion, always providing suggestions and ideas. He is a competitor and is driven to succeed. He will get the job done, no matter how long it takes.

      - 11/27/2017 - Terry Wood and Cindy Clark
    • We are very satisfied with Jim Ruddy, we had many ups and downs during this experience and Jim handled all the problems very professionally. We would also like to thank Maggie for her assistance. Jim and Maggie deserve 5 stars.

      - 12/17/2017 - Gail & Jack
    • I received excellent service and care for the entire transaction of selling my house. Jim and his team communicated with me through out the process. Questions were answered to my satisfaction. During this process the team demonstrated care and consideration for myself, my family, and my home. I would most definitely recommend Jim and his team for future sellers. Thank you all for your assistance and great customer service.

      - 1/1/2018 - Kim
    • 5-STARS. From the 1st day you meet Jim Ruddy and Maggie, you know you selected the A-Team to buy or sell your property. They are a class act, they demonstrated extreme patience and dedication during the entire process of selling our house. Jim Ruddy from Watson treated us right from start to finish and they worked tirelessly on selling our house. Jim and Maggie were extremely professional, kept us up to date with all aspects of the showings and sale, made recommendations to expedite the sale, and we definitely would recommend Jim to sell your property. Rich and Robyn Steiner

      - 1/3/2018 - Rich & Robyn
    • Both Jim and his daughter Maggie were super to work with on the sale of our property. The clarity of their communication was meaningful and always helpful to my co-trustee and myself as we prepared the property for listing, and then through showings and eventual contract for sale. It is obvious Jim understands his profession well. He puts that experience to good use in providing comfort to his client knowing when assurance that all is well is needed to be heard. Would not hesitate in recommending Jim at any time the opportunity arises.

      - 2/2/2018 - Larry Jones
    • Jim and team were great to work with! I had a very long and detailed home search, and we navigated through a couple of initial contracts on homes that ultimately werent the best fit (inspection issues, sellers refusing to be realistic on price, etc.) Jim was incredibly patient and demonstrated that he was truly dedicated to making sure I got the RIGHT home, not just any home. I would certainly recommend.

      - 2/8/2018 - Brooks Rawlin
    • "Jim and Maggie helped me through every step of the process of purchasing my home! They were always willing to go above and beyond! "

      - 3/16/2018 - Jennifer
    • Jim and his team were fabulous to work with! He was very responsive to his clients needs and went above and beyond to exceed expectations. He is very knowledgeable. I would like to also mention Maggie Ruddy Patek went above and beyond and worked really hard to ensure her clients received a phenomenal experience! She understands the mortgage business and knows how to negotiate effectively for her clients! We could not have done it without her! Thank you so much Maggie, as agent relationship manager here at Quicken, it feels great to work with a person who is as dedicated to her clients as we are! Best, Sam

      - 5/11/2018 - Sam Saadi
    • My wife and I used the Ruddy Team twice in the last year. They sold her condo in one day! At far more then expected. They set a new price point for the whole complex. When it was time to sell my home I only considered Maggie & Jim. I have been in the Sales and Service business all my Life. I know what to look for in the details. The Ruddy Team did the research. They use all of tools available to get the word out that my valued home was on the market. After one week we had a signed deal. At a price that far exceed my expectations. My neighbors were shocked at how fast my home sold and at my asking price. I told them,To get the best price for your home you need to hire the best. We highly recommend the Ruddy Team. Thanks for an Excellent Five Star experience. Bill & Allie

      - 5/16/2018 - Bill Mellon
    • Jim and Maggie have been long time friends, that is one reason I selected him as my realtor. Jim treated me with kindness and respect during this very difficult time in my life! As a realtor I believe he did an excellent job, he always answered my questions and texts immediately! I believe he made the right decisions for me. I would definitely recommend him to others if they needed a realtor! I was also very glad that the house sold within a few months on the market, and wasn't dragged out for a very long time. As hard as it was to let go of moms house, Jim made the sale very easy for me! Jim's guidance was invaluable for a first time experience! I would definitely use Jim as my realtor again!

      - 5/18/2018 - Denise Suther
    • Jim was extremely professional and accommodating to all of our requests. He knows the area very well and was able to tune in to the style of home we were looking for. Jim was instrumental in the success of finding our new home.

      - 5/25/2018 - Mike & Melba
    • Jim Ruddy did an excellent job for me. He helped me find my dream home. He stuck with me through the whole process and was very into attentive to my needs. Jim was very knowledgeable and helped to guide me as to what I should be looking for. He went over and beyond to take extra steps to see who actually did the work on the home and what type of work and who pulled the permits. Jim was also very responsive. He would respond to my calls within an hour. He would always have an answer for me and if he didnt he would would research it and get back to me in a timely manner

      - 6/9/2018 - Tammy Poure
    • Jim and Maggie were excellent! Our home received a full price offer within 5 days of being on the market. Jim is so knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. They made sure the process was easy and smooth for us. Highly recommend Jim and Maggie.

      - 6/15/2018 - Steven & Jacquelyn Doran
    • We were referred to Jim by Dave Ramsey who listed him as one of their ELP Providers. After listening to several presentations by other realtors we felt that Jim had the best approach and he also got us a sale price well over what the other agents were suggesting we initially list at. We were very pleased with our selling experience with Jim. He responded quickly to every question or concern we had, and gave us a time-line after we accepted a contract on our home. He followed up on each phase and always kept us informed. His knowledge of the market and negotiating skills helped us to get a good price in a time frame that worked out well for all of us, and his easy-going manner during what is often a difficult time kept everyone assured and confident about the sale.

      - 10/25/2018 - Barry & Valerie Griffin
    • Jim is very personable and extremely professional. He was always available by phone or text to answer all our questions and concerns. He lead us through the entire process helping to keep the stress level low. We always thought he was for us 100 %. We would highly recommend Jim to any one needing a realtor. We would use him again if the situation were to arise

      - 11/2/2018 - Bob & Carolyn Ulasewich
    • Jim and Maggie are a realtor team "par excellence". We recognized Jim's marketing and sales expertise regarding residential properties from the first time we spoke. His relentless request for open houses ultimately sold our home. In addition, both Jim and Maggie assisted us with items quite beyond the expectation of one's realtor: Jim assisted Tom with pool equipment and the septic system access; Maggie watered flowers in our absence and was a great comfort to our cat Cleo in the sales process. If a home owner wants their property to be sold, please call on Jim Ruddy!!

      - 11/6/2018 - Lorraine and Tom
    • We made two, or three, different trips to look at a variety of houses across several towns. Jim showed us many different houses, several days in a row, each trip. Since we are from another state, we were unfamiliar with some of the different towns and neighborhoods. Jim was able to help us find a nice home, in a nice neighborhood, to be near my aunt. As a side note, buying a house and doing the closing a week before Christmas takes a little bit of extra work on everyones part. On the day of the closing, Jim met us at the house so we could have one more walk through and went to the closing company with us. All this happened within thirty days. Jim was also kind, gave us a gift card along with several lovely new address cards. This makes it much easier when you are from out of town. Bottom line, Jim and his team guided us through the process of buying a good home in Florida so we could be nearer my aunt.

      - 12/24/2018 - George & Dawn