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Ruth Bates

Broker Associate & MBA

Ruth's Contact Information

Mobile: (831) 359-2212
335 Spreckels Drive #H , Aptos, CA 95003
CalBRE # 01799929

About Ruth


I have been a Top Producer in Santa Cruz County since entering the field in 2009.

I started my real estate career after 20+ years in management positions in high-tech Marketing and Finance and I hold a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA). I lived and worked in Silicon Valley until 1998, when I decided to retire from the industry and move to Aptos to focus on my family and to enjoy the amazing quality of life. I have loved every minute of it!

As soon as my kids were grown, I jumped back into the Business world, focusing on Real Estate. I have been going full force ever since and I earned my Broker’s license in 2013. I am active in many local community non-profits and the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization.

I work with BUYERS and SELLERS and have closed sales ranging from the low $200,000s (mobile homes), to condos ($400-$500K) to townhomes ($500-$950K) to prime pieces of land ($3.3+ million) to single-family homes (up to $5 million).

I love working with BUYERS!

My first-time home buyers know that I am with them every single step of the way. 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. I am very familiar with distressed property (Short Sale, REO-bank owned) transactions and their special nuances.

I have buyer clients with whom I have worked with for over two years to find their perfect home; I am loyal and I want all my buyers to have their happy ending.

I love working with SELLERS too!

I commit to getting the highest return in the shortest amount of time for my Sellers. Strong negotiation and project management skills are my forte. I provide the highest level of service and expertise to each of my clients.

Many Sellers refer me to others as they are quite happy with their results.

Whether upsizing, downsizing, investing, buying a home away from home, or purchasing a home for the very first time, I am here to help. I love what I do and I'd love to help you, so call me today and “Get Results With Ruth!"