About Ruth Bates


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Meet Ruth

Hello. I am a Top Producer across Santa Cruz County from 2008 to the present day. I have lived in Aptos since 1995 and loved every minute of it, having transplanted myself from Silicon Valley where I worked for 20+ years in the high-tech industry. I hold a Master’s degree in Business with a marketing and finance focus and my Broker’s license, and I consider myself to be a True Real Estate Professional. 
I have lived in Aptos since 1995 served on the Aptos Chamber Board and wrote a monthly Real Estate article for the Aptos Times. I have two grown children and now have my cat Scamp to keep me company. In my spare time I love to paint ‘en plein-air’, outdoors in nature, be it at the ocean, in the forest, or on a rolling hillside. I am a “Big Sister” in the BBBS Program and have seen my current “little” grow from age 9 to 18. I golf when I can with the 9-hole Aptos Seagals and you’ll often see me jogging on the Rio Del Mar esplanade.
I love working with Buyers! My investor clients know that I help them do their financial homework in terms of achieving their ROI and cash-flow objectives and I am very familiar with 1031 exchanges. My first-time home buyers know that I am with them every single step of the way. My second-home buyers have all become friends. I sell single-family homes, townhomes, condos, land, and mobile homes – across price ranges from entry-level to the very highest-end beachfront properties we have to offer. I have buyer clients with whom I have worked for over nine years to find their perfect home; I am loyal and I want all my buyers to have their happy endings.
I love working with Sellers too! I know my marketplace and I am a very strong negotiator. Bringing a project through to a successful conclusion is what drives me. I provide the highest level of service and expertise to each of my clients.
My motto is “Get Results With Ruth!” and that is my goal each and every time.


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