Ruth Bates Real Estate Agent at Monterey Bay Properties

Ruth Bates

Real Estate Agent at
Monterey Bay Properties

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  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Foreclosures
  • Investment Properties
  • Farm Property
  • Vacation Home
  • Relocations
  • Probate
  • Waterfront Specialist
  • New Construction
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Retirement Specialist
  • Land Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Ruth also has Townhome expertise - working with over 15 more townhomes than the average agent.
Ruth has great Condo experience - having sold 14 more condos than the average agent.
Ruth is a SFH expert - working with over 65% more single family homes than the average Rio del Mar agent.

More about Ruth Bates

Hi. I have lived in Aptos since 1998 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 have been a TOP PRODUCER across SANTA CRUZ COUNTY since I began this second career. I help BUYERS and SELLERS and consider myself a True Real Estate Professional. Call or email me today and GET RESULTS WITH RUTH!




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    • We were very happy to work with Ruth Bates in the sale of our family home. She's more than just a realtor, she cares about her clients on a personal level and I always felt she had our best interests in mind. She was very responsive and knows the local real estate market inside and out.

      - Leslie Strohm
    • We were looking for a property in Santa Cruz Aptos area and met Ruth at an open house. She knows the area very well and showed us around. Ruth is very friendly, full of energy, 24/7 kind of a person. She has great communication skills. Highly professional. Ruth was ready to help us with our questions at any time throughout the process and even was able to write and negotiate our offer while on her vacation. The whole experience of buying a house in a fast market with Ruth was excellent! We would be happy to work with her in the future and would definitely recommend her!

      - Olga Charapaev
    • - 11/24/2016 - 4:03am Thanksgiving morning - My husband used Zillow to request assistance on 631 Quail Run Road- 11/24/2016 - 9:34am Thanksgiving morning Ruth emailed back "happy to help, can show Fri/Sat/Sun, what day and time?"- Another Zillow agent is in mix but did not recommend this property, Ruth told us she can be at property in 10 minutes as we drove over the hill and she met us at property in 10 minutes-11/25-12/13 - Ruth provided all documentation for the property (reports, inspections, prelim, erc) and we arranged for financing-12/14 - Ruth submits offer for 631 Quail Run, offer is countered slightly; offer reviewed by our real estate attorney -12/15 - Buyer's accept offer (purchase price $3,155,000)-12/16-1/17 - Many visits and inspections including : Home, Pest, Roof, Amerigas, Pool, Trout Gulch Water, Plumbing, Electrical, CleanTec Remediation, Trees, etc.-1/17/2017 - Ruth submits Request for Repairs with documentation on all the many issues the property has- 1/18/2017 - Bank grants a $45,000 price reduction and reduces purchase price to $3,110,000- 1/27/2017 - 437 emails later, and many, many hours of effort by Buyers and Ruth = Close of Escrow! YippeeRuth also gave us a booklet with all paperwork organized for our records!She made a complicated transaction less stressful! Ruth Bates is an absolute pleasure to work with.A lot of work done and now we are in heaven! Its a fabulous house and property and we couldnt be happier.

      - P. Trayer