Ruth Segal

14 years of work experience
Allison Ables Real Estate
Haile Plantation Public Market Square 2725 SW 91st St Ste 120
Gainesville, FL, 32608
(352) 260-0616

Ratings & reviews (19)

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Highly likely to recommend
04/30/2014
user6269348
Helped me buy home
Ruth is an excellent real estate agent. She is very professional & extremely knowledgeable. We never asked her a question she couldn't answer. She returned every phone call or e-mail almost immediately and she was always on time when we went to a showing. She helped us through some "tricky" negotiations and we always felt we were in good hands. We were very impressed with her skills and also found her to be a person of honesty and integrity. We would definitely recommend her.
Highly likely to recommend
04/29/2014
jasmonate
Helped me buy home
Ruth is exceptional, in every sense of the word. I'm not sure where to begin in describing how wonderful she is. She is client-centric; she listens to her client's needs and desires, and then structures all of her effort to meeting those needs in the search of the perfect house. And she's not worried if needs and desires change as the process unfolds. After all, she views her relationship with her client as a process, where she invests herself fully. We are and will remain life-long friends. I can't say that about any other real estate agent I've worked with. But then, real estate for Ruth is about the personal interaction. She knows that finding the perfect property for her client depends on that interaction. And, she knows her real estate. She is among the very few agents I have met who can truly see a property for what it is worth and not what they hope it will be worth. I would highly recommend Ruth to anyone, without reservation of any kind. I truly blessed to have met her. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/05/2013
oldbellamy
Helped me buy home
Ruth was ALWAYS available for whatever I needed, to show a house, get background info on a property I was interested in, to have lunch and reassure me. I could call her any time and she found a way to meet me and get the information or key to show me any property or find the answer to any question usually within the hour. Ruth was honest about what she saw as drawbacks to different properties. I felt like she was working for me. She NEVER pressured me or tried to steer me in a direction, but encouraged me to keep looking until I felt right, until a house spoke to me. She helped us put bids in on two or three houses that we backed out of, and she was never impatient or anything less than 100% percent behind what we decided. She said, "You'll know it when you find it," and if it's not the right one, walk away and don't feel bad about it. Ruth had helped my husband buy a rental property previously, so I called her to find our house that we were going to probably spend the rest of our lives in. It is extremely stressful looking at homes, and we looked at probably a hundred homes on line, but Ruth was always helpful and encouraging and always seemed to have our welfare in mind as she guided us through the process. I will call on Ruth in the future when we want to sell other properties we own. I recommend her without reservation. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/25/2013
user4086184
Helped me buy home
My wife and I highly recommend working with Ruth Segal to find your perfect home. She took lots of time to make sure we found the right home for our family and we couldn't be happier! She was very flexible with her availability, communicated very well and was extremely helpful. She was there for us before, during and after purchasing our home. This was our best experience working with a realtor by far.
Highly likely to recommend
09/14/2012
user8692456
Helped me buy home
We don't typically write reviews AND are not fond of real estate ventures BUT Ruth Segal made our house hunting experience (and buying) smooth, easy, and suprisingly enjoyable! Ruth is an amazing person with a real passion for what she does; her positive attitude and calming demeanor are infectious. She was encouraging and optimistic when we needed it but also provided a voice of reason if we started down the wrong road. Ruth worked tirelessly with us in a short window of time; she quickly judged our tastes and tailored our house search specifically to us. Ruth not only found OUR house, but more importantly introduced us to and welcomed us to Alachua County! Thanks Ruth! Ellen & Jonathan Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/14/2012
user124978
Helped me buy home
Ruth Segal was such a help to us with purchasing our new home. She was very professional. She was right there with answers to any questions we had. We are first time home buyers and she made this a great experience for us. She worked very hard to help us with getting our home closed before the birth of our daughter, which meant alot to us. We have been in our home for a few months now and we absolutly Love It! Ruth is an awsome person to work with and I recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor in our area. She is GREAT!!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/03/2012
user7868704
Helped me buy home
Ruth Segal is a consummate professional and quite simply the best realtor I've ever worked with over many years. She is knowledgeable, perceptive, and attentive. She not only listened well, she had a sixth sense of knowing what I wanted even before I did, which saved me a lot of time as we looked at houses. Her integrity is admirable. Her goal was to find a house that would make my husband and me happy. Her communications over several weeks allowed me to know she was still looking, but she did not inundate me with email. One Saturday morning, she emailed to let me know a house had come on the market after hours on Friday, which was perfect for our needs. The price was so good, we knew it wouldn't last. She worked with us until 9:30 that night when she FAX'd the final paperwork to the listing broker, who sent our offer out that night, so that it was there on Monday morning at start of business. Over the next few days, Ruth guided us through the difficult process. We would never have gotten this terrific house without her. She kept my blood pressure down and my hopes up! Not only was the house in near-perfect condition, it was the least expensive house we looked at. She also recommended local, reputable businesses to do the few repairs that were needed. Her familiarity with everything about the area was invaluable. She is a gem. Ruth is the most professional, knowledgeable, responsible, honest, industrious caring realtor I've had the pleasure of working with and a delightful human being. I've never written such a glowing referral before, but Ruth is the REAL DEAL! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/22/2012
user731131
Helped me buy home
I originally requested information on a number of properties found on Zillow- each property typically had a different agent's name listed in the contact section. Out of the 2 agents that replied (from the 5-7 different agents that were contacted), Ruth is the only one to follow up, ask if there was anything else she could help with, and continued to stay in touch after relaying details of my original Zillow contact. She asked to understand my needs, sent me additional MLS listings, and when I went down there (I was in N. Carolina looking for Florida properties), she met with me in person, spent multiple days finding and showing numerous properties that met my requirements, etc. And, that was all before the purchase part of my process began. Once I settled on the right property, she went above and beyond, navigating the process (I was searching for foreclosure and short sale properties, primarily) and she has handled everything! She worked with me to handle my initial lender's gaffes, and went above and beyond to work with a local lender that came to my purchase rescue. All in all, I cannot say enough good things about Ruth. I am happy to have worked with her and feel like I have not just made a contact in the real estate market, but have made a hopefully life-long friend. I could not ave asked for a better real estate agent. She was my advocate in the process and went way above and beyond in all aspects. She is seriously that good! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/20/2012
mcauto
Listed home, but didn't sell
If they had an award for Realtor of the Year, Ruth Segal would get it. I am in RI and trying to sell a home in Gainesville FL during a horrible market. I had been rip-offed for over two years with local contractors and after some thugs stole the electric service and air conditioner off my house, it was time to take action. I chose a realtor out of hundreds by chance and liked the name. As it turned out she was a "guardian angel". She spent weeks cleaning up the place, getting honest contractors to do work and made sure our house was in good hands. She took indescretions and overlooked items on my part and made them right. She found the right person to buy the house with a fair negotiation. We were tens of thousands apart and she came up with solutions. I don't know if Ruth does this for everyone but I kind of feel she is a long lost sister of mine. My life is so much better having met Ruth. I have dealt with a lot of realtors in my life but this woman is a blessing. Please feel free to contact me anytime about this woman by emailing rick@mccullochs.com I am proud to recommend Ruth. In my 59 years, this is the first time I have ever recommended anyone for anything. Choose Ruth and you will see what I mean. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/29/2012
selena403
Long-term management of a property
I have never had to sale a property and Ruth has given me pointers on things and how it works in saling the property. She respects my thoughts and opions and gives her thoughts about choices I make. Even if my Ideals are not the best in trying to sale the house she does not push me into making any decisions. Ruth is a very very sweet person and does her job very well. You meet people in all kinds of bussiness and most think of themself and what money thier gonna make off you. Ruth thinks of the person and if she was in that person place at the time and how she would want to be treated then she does her job. Money has never been her moto even though I am sure the money is great in the end. She is one person I would reccomend. She loves her work and she loves helping and she understands what people are going through. SO If anyone is trying to sale thier house call on Ruth Segal. She will step you through and be honest about it. She will not push you to take a offer you don't want to and you can call on her and she is always there. Ruth Thanks for all your doing. She is a great person to work with!!!!!!!!!!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/18/2011
Andy Bonczyk
Helped me buy home
We bought a very fine piece of property from Ruth and are very happy with her service. There was a problem with the title but she cleared it up before we even knew there was a problem! Ruth has passed along some really special things about the area and we are eager to move in.
Highly likely to recommend
09/29/2011
russellflinchum
Showed me homes
She did an outstanding job for me and my family. With every prospective home listing she put before us, she provided written commentary which greatly aided us in in our search and the decision making process as we were three hours away. She was always available, always helpful, always actively engaged on our behalf. She was more than fair in her negotiations and acted with great honesty and integrity with all parties involved. It was an awesome experience, and I would recommend her and her agency without hesitation. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/16/2011
timbomagimbo
Showed me homes
Ruth really listens to what a person wants and needs and finds properties that match expectations. She is very caring and honest and has her clients best interests at heart. You never feel like the sale is more important than your own needs. She doesn't try to talk you into a home that isn't right. Very refreshing. The best thing is not only do you get a great agent but you also end up with a friend you will want to invite over for dinner in your new place. I would trust her to babysit my child (you moms and dads know what I mean). If you want to buy a home anywhere in this region you will soon discover no-one knows the area or the people better. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/14/2011
objoan
Listed and sold a home
I had a very good experience with this agent. She was professional, knowledgeable and very responsive. This transaction was difficult for reasons that had nothing to do with the agent, and she was able to help me negotiate all these potential trouble spots and make the transaction successful. I would highly recommend her. I was especially happy with the timeliness with which she was able to list, show and sell my property.
Highly likely to recommend
08/14/2011
marcialynn3
Listed and sold a home
Ruth Rocks!!!! She sold my property sooooo fast! at a market price-no easy task these days. She made the process super convenient, and is a professional you can rely on. Her advertising reached the buyers. I've known her personally for 5 years and can highly recommend her as an agent
Highly likely to recommend
08/08/2011
hannahfortune
Listed and sold a home
Ms. Segal is a professional in every way. She always followed through with whatever she said and kept us informed with phone calls and emails along the way. And, she found a qualified buyer for our house and closed the sale. We have sold several other properties in the past, and Ruth was and is the best realtor we've ever dealt with.
Highly likely to recommend
08/07/2011
Dixiedoodegirl
Helped me buy and sell homes
Ruth helped us sell and buy a home. I had an "as is" home to sell and she helped us look at the market, what the homes were selling for, how many homes were not selling, and how much it would realistically take to make the improvements needed to the home and we came up with our selling price, which was attractive and priced to sell...and sell it did within 4 days of the sign going up on my lawn and on the MLS we had a buyer and 3 backup offers. She was patient and professional throughout the process with us and with the buyers. The house sold so quickly we didn't have a new place lined up. However, Ruth helped us find a home to rent while we searched for a new home, which materialized quickly also and was "priced to move". Ruth took care of all the details for us of getting the inspections done and being there during the process for our new home and was the perfect agent to have. We closed on our new home less than a month after moving from our old home. We love our new home, we downsized in square footage of the house but are in a peaceful area with quiet neighbors and abundant wildlife and gorgeous trees. It was hard to leave the old house but the new surroundings that she helped us obtain more than make up for it. Thanks Ruth Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/05/2011
Worth Bodie
Helped me buy home
Ruth Segal is the best realtor I've ever had, and this makes the third house I've bought.She was immediately responsive to my questions and requests. She dealt with a difficult seller with utmost diplomacy and politeness. There were many obstacles that prevented a timely closing, and Ruth continued on with determination and perseverance to make sure this sale was closed. She has a network of highly professional colleagues in the mortgage, title and insurance business that we worked with. Her office staff are greatly supportive and her boss was there for Ruth whenever she needed consultation. Ruth really knows the ropes well in the realty world. Not only is she very knowledgeable about the intricacies of real estate, but her heart is in her work 100%. She is indeed living her purpose in life with being a realtor. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/05/2011
Valerie Rosenkrantz
Listed and sold a home
Ruth accurately assessed the market, masterfully marketed the house and then immediately brought the buyer to the deal. Ruth made the whole process feel fun, even in the throws of uncertainty. I remain extremely impressed with Ruth!