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3070 Claremont Avenue
Berkeley CA, 94705
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Ruth Frassetto. has chosen Real Estate as her career because she gets great satisfaction in helping people realize their dream of home ownership. “I find immense gratification in bringing buyers and sellers together.”
The Real Estate business has changed dramatically since Ruth first started her practice twenty-four years ago in Palo Alto. “Today, Real Estate must be treated like a business. When I represent a client I know that I am handling what could be their greatest investment. There is no room for mistakes”. It is her desire that each client feels that he or she is her only client. She is never too busy to handle all the details involved in buying and selling a home.
To ensure her clients are fully cared for she has a close relationship with highly qualified lenders, insurance agents, escrow companies and a network of affiliates needed for a particular transaction. “I realize that to excel, I must have a well-defined support staff. It is necessary because there is so much involved and so much at stake in every transaction.” The professionals that assist Ruth in her business are prepared to do whatever it takes to get the job done right.
Today’s Real Estate professional requires not only knowledge, but also solid experience. She openly offers her clients her creativity, imagination, perseverance, and professionalism. By choosing Ruth as your agent you can be assured that she will be committed to giving you her full attention and full service.
I had been working with another local agent and had no success in finding a home. I met Ruth at her Sunday open house where she was knowledgeable, very helpful and professional. I realized that she was the right agent for me. I was moving from out of state, was not familiar with the area and had limited knowledge of the area. We discussed neighborhoods, my requirements and wishes. I was immediately impressed with Ruth’s thorough knowledge of the area, schools and the market. Her willingness to meet all my requirements resulted in me finding the perfect house in two weeks time! - G.S. Vassar Avenue, Kensington
The Art of Listening:
One of the greatest strengths Ruth has to offer is careful, attentive listening. After hearing our ideas, she helped us refine our thinking and ultimately saved us wasting time and money. She was a pleasure to work with, never pushy or overbearing. Our home sold in less than two weeks and we were able to maintain possession after the close of escrow until our new home was ready to move into. - S and B L. Grizzly Peak Boulevard, Berkeley
Ruth has an eye for what things should be done to make a home look it’s best. Other realtors we interviewed recommended that we list our deceased Aunt’s home far below what Ruth recommended. None of the agents recommended we make even minimal improvements before putting the house on the market. Ruth managed the whole process from hiring professionals for the Estate Sale, painting, garden clean up, re-finishing the wood floors and staging. The home sold for almost 52% above the other companies recommended list price. It required a minimal investment on our part. Her work was truly amazing and made a huge difference! As the Executor of the Estate living in Southern California it was a relief hiring Ruth as our representative- she handled all the details. - R. J. Vermont Avenue, Berkeley
When we met with Ruth she came fully prepared with statistics, market values and competitive properties to help in determining a realistic market value. She helped us price our home in a way that generated excitement and competition for buyers in our price range. The recommendations she made for preparing our home for sale made our home outshine the competition; She managed all the pre-marketing preparation for us. Her advice was right on. This resulted in receiving multiple offers at substantially more than our asking price in less than two weeks time. - G. and J. L Yale Avenue, Kensington
Soon after we started working with Ruth- almost immediately, in fact- Ruth gave us a very detailed schedule and for all the steps in the process of selling our family home. She stuck to the schedule up to the actual day we were to review offers. It gave us a framework to follow and a great deal of confidence in Ruth. - P. S. Vermont Avenue, Berkeley
It has been truly a pleasure working with Ruth both on the sale of our home and our subsequent purchase. She always makes herself available and is extremely attentive and follows up right away. She is our realtor for life, a family friend and a resource when we need a recommendation for anything regarding our property. - N and E R. Leneve Place, El Cerrito
We interviewed several agents to list our home. The property we were selling was located in an up and coming area near the Emeryville/Oakland/ Berkeley border. Not the easiest property to sell. Ruth’s keen sense of the market, knowing the target buyers for this home and very defined marketing approach resulted in multiple offers well above the most recent sales in the neighborhood- our home was the new benchmark of value. Needless to say, we were impressed with the result. - B.P. Piedmont
An agent at another firm represented us on our purchase of one of Ruth’s listings. Ruth’s representation and negotiation on behalf of her seller were both skilled and professional. Despite the fact that the seller did not accommodate our request for a price reduction and credits we left the table not feeling alienated by Ruth .We hired Ruth to represent us on the sale our property. We do not hesitate to recommend Ruth. - J.P. and P.J. Spruce Street, Berkeley