Ruth was absolutely fantastic to work with on the sale of our condo and purchase of a single family home in the competitive Arlington MA market. Ruth was a consummate professional with a human side. She gave us her best advice for both markets, and really listened to what our priorities were.
For our listing, she had amazing professional photos taken and led us through a successful negotiation. Her team smoothed out all the details in the process, such as obtaining documents from our association, smoke detector testing / inspections, etc.
For our search, she trudged through the 8 feet of snow during this Boston blizzard winter as we looked at a variety of homes. She advised us skillfully on the 2 offers we made and kept our spirits up when the first one was rejected. She masterfully reached out to the listing agent to make sure she understood the priorities of her client so we could put in an appropriately competitive offer that, somewhat miraculously, got us the house.
I would recommend Ruth without hesitation! She was absolutely wonderful to work with. While I’m very glad this process is over, I will miss having an excuse to work with her regularly.
Julie & Brad H., Bought a House in Arlington, MA
“I bought a condominium unit and Ruth Lerner assisted me in a very personal and professional manner with a unique distinguished touch. She took care of every single detail from the moment we discussed the offer till even after the closing. I truly recommend her.
I remember I first contacted Ruth because I couldn’t make it to an Open House she was hosting and wanted to see the unit she had listed. She answered to my message immediately and although it was in a snowy post-blizzard Friday we got together on the same day. That was the first property I went to see and as very wisely Ruth pointed out I needed a further feeling of what I was looking for to be fully ready to plunge into the market. She was right and the fact that she gave me that space respecting my timings is one of the things I mostly appreciated.
Soon afterwards we scheduled for a meeting and started looking at properties as a team not just as an agent/broker-client relationship. Along the process Ruth introduced us to more professionals involved in the other aspects of real estate and little by little she helped us build a network always providing reliable advice in an open-minded manner and understanding the reasons we had to make our final decisions. At every moment Ruth exhibited a strong knowledge of the market and associated areas as well as an infinite patience to answer all the questions that came up during the brainstorming process.
At this moment I would say that Ruth helped us to finally put our roots in a new country and as such we have come to look at her not only as an amazing real estate broker but what is even more important as a very cherished friend.”
Bought a Condo in Boston, MA
I worked with Ruth when I was buying this condo 7 years ago, and then again this summer, when I was ready to sell it. I have been very impressed with Ruth’s professionalism, negotiation skills, and how quick she was to respond to any concerns or questions that I had. I will highly recommend Ruth to anyone I know that is looking to buy or sell a home.
Ruth is the best realtor that I have ever worked with. She is professional but warm and personable. She knows the market, local realities, and everything around the closing process extremely well. My husband and I hired Ruth multiple times. Every time Ruth did an amazing job assisting us with both sales and buys of our homes.
She is the most responsive and reliable agent I know. Most importantly, she manages stressful situations so well and works incessantly towards resolutions.
Ruth is the agent you want to have in your corner!
Ruth was extremely knowledgeable, patient and helpful throughout the entire home buying process. As a first-time home buyer, I appreciated her responsiveness. She was a fantastic resource for all of my questions and took the time to walk me through each step. I’m very happy to have worked with her and would recommend her services to friends and family.
Elizabeth R., Bought a Condo in Cambridge, MA
There’s a reason why she’s known as “The Queen of Cleveland Circle”! Not only does she have a strong knowledge of the Brighton and Cleveland Circle areas, but she is honest in her assessment of specifics that will increase the value of your home. She brought in a handyman, who she’s worked with professionally and personally for years, to make a list of fixable items by price. I was able to pick and choose, based on individual pricing. No pressure – just complete transparency. I had complete faith and comfort in every step along the way to the sale of my condo. She went above and beyond with her generosity of time and service. I highly recommend Ruth!!
Nicole K., Sold a Condo in Brighton, MA
The reason I originally contacted Ruth was because of marketing materials I have received from Ruth in the past notifying me of new condos on the market and recent sales in my neighborhood. I believed that with this type of outreach that she would be the Realtor for me – and I was 100% correct. She exceeded my expectations and I will definitely be using her again for my next purchase!
Ruth did an excellent job working with us on the purchase of our first home. She helped us think through options in our target area and price range, walked us through every step of the process once we found the home we were looking for, negotiated with the sellers when a few surprises were found at the inspection, and stayed in close contact with us through the closing. We would definitely recommend Ruth for her patience, knowledge, and accessibility in guiding us through what could have been a much more stressful and trying process.
Tom & Allyson M., Bought a House in West Roxbury, MA