Alisa Ruiz-Johnson

Top Producer
Providing a Successful Experience for All your Real Estate Needs!
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Languages:

  • English

Designations:

  • McGuire Partner, Top Agent Network

Specialties:

  • High-End Rentals, Investment Properties, Rentals, Residential Sales

I am:

  • Selling real estate is the most rewarding experience being able to help clients find their dream home.

Proudest Moment:

  • Meeting and surpassing my clients expectations in every transaction. The feeling of giving my best performance in every transaction providing a successful experience for all my clients.

Favorite Neighborhood:

  • Easton Addition in Burlingame

Quote:

  • Providing a Successful Experience for All your Real Estate Needs!

Providing a Successful Experience for all your Real Estate Needs!

Alisa Ruiz-Johnson was born in San Francisco and raised on the Peninsula. She has over 20 years of residential real estate experience with an impeccable reputation with her clients and colleagues. She is very passionate about helping her clients find the right home that fits their needs, personality and their budget. 

With her vast knowledge of the market, ethical approach and experience as a REALTOR®, Alisa has been able to provide the negotiating skills for successful transactions, always putting her clients' best interest first. She has a keen eye for innovation and design when it comes to staging, decorating and marketing your property to sell.

Alisa Ruiz-Johnson specializes in residential real estate on the Peninsula with emphasis in Burlingame, Hillsborough, and San Mateo. She offers more than 20 years of experience successfully helping both buyers and sellers accomplish their real estate goals.

Alisa has effectively improved her own homes throughout the years from additions to rebuilding. Also, she has a keen eye for innovation and design when it comes to staging, decorating, and marketing your property to sell. For clients interested in fixer uppers, improvements, additions, remodeling, and rebuilding she is a great resource for ideas to help prioritize their needs and determine the most efficient way to get the job done. 

  • Neighborhood knowledge
  • Over 20 years of residential real estate experience
  • Superior negotiating skills for successful transactions
  • Impeccable reputation with her clients and colleagues
  • An expert matching the perfect home to meet her clients needs, personality and budget 
  • Vast knowledge of the market, ethical approach and experience as a REALTOR®

Quick Facts:

  • Alisa was born in San Francisco and raised on the Peninsula
  • Attended Saint Matthews Catholic School, Mercy High School, San Mateo High School and College of San Mateo
  • She is an avid reader, and supports local farmers’ markets as well as eco-friendly organizations
  • Strong advocate for education related causes
  • Proud parent of two children. Son graduated from UC Davis, Aggies. Daughter plays volleyball at College of San Mateo
  • Local activist supporting community awareness
  • Activist in the campaign for NO on Measure R in Burlingame and Measure Q in San Mateo

Volunteer and Community Involvement:

  • Active volunteer with Family Services Agency
  • Sponsor for Burlingame Community Education Foundation (BCE)
  • Very involved with local community activities participating in the organizations that make a positive difference in her community

Professional Memberships: 

  • Top Agent Network (TAN) 
  • Member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 
  • Member of the California Association of REALTORS® (CAR) 
  • Member of the San Mateo County Association of REALTORS® (SAMCAR)

 

Buyer-Represented Properties

639 Pico Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403
20 Madison Avenue Apt #213
San Mateo, CA 94402
2103 Carmelita Avenue
Hillsborough, CA 94010
941 Maple Street
San Mateo, CA 94402
229 Bloomfield Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
748 Farringdon Lane
Burlingame, CA 94010
2204 Davis Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010
430 Hurlingham Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401
1515 Floribunda Avenue #310
Burlingame, CA 94010
1704 Barroilhet Avenue
Burlingame, CA 94010
1427 Floribunda Avenue #306
Burlingame, CA 94010
1521 Albemarle Way
Burlingame, CA 94010
1541 Bernal Avenue
Burlingame, CA 94010
2325 Poppy Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010
1112 Cortez Avenue
Burlingame, CA 94010
60 Trenton Place
San Mateo, CA 94402
232 Bancroft Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
531 Warren Road
San Mateo, CA 94402
460 Midway Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402
134 W Poplar Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402
2800 Hillside Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010
1547 Vancouver Avenue
Burlingame, CA 94010
1553 Westmoor Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
707 Serra Drive
South San Francisco, CA 94080
426 Highland Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401
1515 Arc Way #205
Burlingame, CA 94010
1120 Cambridge Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
2004 Hastings Shore Lane
Redwood Shores, CA 94065
159 Los Robles Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010
1747 Ivy Street
San Mateo, CA 94402
1536 Eastmoor Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
1633 Monte Corvino Way
Burlingame, CA 94010
17 Stanley Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
1100 Oxford Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
1105 El Camino Real,#5
Burlingame, CA 94010
1572 Tarrytown St.
San Mateo, CA 94402
432 Wisnom Street
San Mateo, CA 94401
21 Southridge Court
San Mateo, CA 94402
360 Elm Street
San Mateo, CA 94401
70 Crystal Springs Road
San Mateo, CA 94402
653 Newlands Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403
1031-1033 Magnolia Avenue
Millbrae, CA
1378 Desoto Avenue
Burlingame, CA
732 Newhall Road
Burlingame, CA 94010

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Alisa articulated her strategy early in the process and communicated frequently (and effectively) to ensure we stayed informed throughout the entire cycle. She has a keen understanding of the Peninsula market as well as the psychology involved in every aspect of the sale. Great experience!

– Tom Bruno

I can't say enough about Alisa's expertise, knowledge, and caring while selling our home in Burlingame. We'd owned the home as a family for nearly fifty years; our parents were the original owners. Selling can be an emotional process, but Alisa and her team made the process easier, by her customer service and comprehensive handling of every detail. Her advice to do some improvements before the sale proved to be a huge asset in selling our home quickly and at the highest price. Thank you, Alisa, for being our realtor and being by our side the entire way.

– John and Donna Sims

Alisa is the like the expert surgeon one goes to when having a special procedure... the procedure she has mastered is obtaining top dollar for your home sale. She has dialed in a formula for success that no one can beat. She uses facts, hard numbers, market timing, and her years of experience to create an experience that will impact you and your family's financial life for years to come. There is no one better. She also understands the wholistic emotional nature of selling one's home and supports that private process as well. She is calculating and compassionate... a true professional! Impeccable attention to every detail.

– Kim Bullock-Utrata

I would like to write a recommendation for our real-estate agent Alisa Ruiz-Johnson. She sold our house in Burlingame this spring and we have not met anybody more professional and efficient in our lives. Despite bumps on the rode everything went very smooth thanks to her. She took care of absolutely EVERYTHING so we did not have to worry at all. And always with smile on her face. If anybody considers to sell or buy house do not hesitate to call her. She is the best of all. Thank you Alicia. Petr Utrata,M.D

– Petr Utrata

If you want the best of the best then you need to use Alisa Ruiz- Johnston! She helped us sell our house this past spring and she turned an emotional experience into a pleasant one! Alisa's attention to detail as well as her knowledge of the current market assisted us in understanding what people in this area are looking for in a home. She is very professional, dependable, passionate, understanding and provides frequent communication/updates. She went above and beyond and we would certainly recommend her services to anyone that is interested in buying or selling a home. Thank you Alisa!

– Maria Yarmolinsky

Alisa helped our family find the right house and neighborhood in this low inventory market. From the start she set our expectations about the challenges in the market. Though we looked at several homes where we came close to making offers, we ended up making only one offer in the whole process. She led us through the offer and helped secure the purchase for our new home.

– Rob Flenniken

Alisa was a referral from a close friend and we could not have been happier. She walked us through the purchase process step-by-step, and simply put, we would not have gotten our home without her. I would not hesitate to recommend her to a friend or associate.

– Michael Smithng

Having used Realtors for over 30 years Alisa was by far the best! Excellent!

– Bob Turkovich

It is very difficult to find an honest realtor who is fully committed to their client. Alisa is a straight shooter who works diligently to ensure her clients needs are met. We used her to buy our home in San Mateo and found her to be an exceptional real estate agent with high moral standards, a trait that isn't always prevalent among realtors in this industry. As a lifetime resident of the Bay Area, she is knowledgable about local ordinances, new developments being planned, transportation, schools, and so much more. She is highly intelligent, creative, organized, and has a great sense of humor. People who know her love her. Her commitment to you will not end when the job is done. We continue to call her about real estate questions two and half years later, and she is always responsive. A true professional in every sense of the word.

– Linda San Felipe

I have worked with Alisa for 5 years now and bought and sold several properties. She is smart, a great negotiator and bottom line gets the job done with no hassles. She has made me successful in my business. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.

– Julie Carlson

we have recently arrived in burlingame from overseas. we were completely unfamiliar with the procurement process for property here. alisa made everything very easy for us. she helped us to understand the market,found us a property that was tailor-made to our needs and then guided us smoothly through every step of the process. I highly recommend alisa to anyone who is interested in property in burlingame area martin john lee

– martin john lee

A good friend recommended Alisa to me and I called her a year ago when I wanted to consider buying a condo in Burlingame. She invited me over to her office, and she and her associate Nancy Ruiz gave me the full lowdown on the town, the neighborhoods, the amenities and all. We went to see one condo, I loved it, she called Hollie Brand at Wells Fargo who came right over to do a mortgage pre-approval. We put in an offer the next day and made the deal a day later! It was so easy and convenient and pleasant I couldn't believe it. This was the 6th home I've bought and by far the most painless. Alisa is just great!

– Don Olechowski

We bought a house in Burlingame with Alisa as our agent in September 2016 We cannot say enough good things about Alisa and we highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a property . She was always resposive to our questions and concerns , and understood what we were looking for perfectly . As we were doing a 1031 Exchange we had time constraints , and Alisa worked hard to find us a property before time ran out We particuLarly liked the Burlingame updates that she sent us , every few days BY EMAIL ,with everything on the market within our price range . She was also knowledgable about all local resources ----we used all her referrals for the work we needed done . The people she recommended did good work at reasonable prices you are welcome to contact us if wanting more information jeanette and john

– jeanette and john brown

I have recommended Alisa to many of my friends. She sold us our house and was the perfect combo of super personable and appropriately aggressive when the time was right to find us the perfect house. She also told us which houses she did not think were well suited for us which I appreciated. Alisa is deeply invest in her local reputation and is very involved in community causes, particularly our public schools as a BCE business sponsor. Can't recommend Alisa enough!

– Sari Mcconnell

I have worked with Alisa for quite some time now. She has been our family realtor for several years. We have purchased and sold homes with her on the Peninsula. We have been completely satisfied working together with Alisa.

– Caf_ Roma Owners, Irene & Frankie Gonzalez, Burlin

Alisa is our go-to real estate professional in the mid-Peninsula area. She found us wonderful homes that suited our situation perfectly two different times. She also sold homes for us within days of hitting the market in two entirely different selling markets! Alisa listened and kept us informed every step of the way, finding houses perfect for us when we couldn't find any. She has a remarkable ability to think about home sales strategically and market to the buyer profile most likely to give top dollar for a house. She always goes above and beyond to get the job done. We definitely recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home, and we will hire her again.

– Rawson & Sarah Groves Hobart, Burlingame/ San Mate

Alisa Ruiz-Johnson specializes in residential real estate on the Peninsula with emphasis in Burlingame, Hillsborough, and San Mateo. She offers more than 20 years of experience successfully helping both buyers and sellers accomplish their real estate goals.

Alisa has effectively improved her own homes throughout the years from additions to rebuilding. Also, she has a keen eye for innovation and design when it comes to staging, decorating, and marketing your property to sell. For clients interested in fixer uppers, improvements, additions, remodeling, and rebuilding she is a great resource for ideas to help prioritize their needs and determine the most efficient way to get the job done.

  • Extensive neighborhood knowledge
  • Over 20 years of residential real estate experience
  • Superior negotiating skills for successful transactions
  • Impeccable reputation with her clients and colleagues
  • An expert matching the perfect home to meet her clients needs, personality and budget 
  • Vast knowledge of the market, ethical approach and experience as a REALTOR®

Quick Facts:

  • Alisa was born in San Francisco and raised on the Peninsula
  • Attended Saint Matthews Catholic School, Mercy High School, San Mateo High School and College of San Mateo
  • She is an avid reader, and supports local farmers’ markets as well as eco-friendly organizations
  • Strong advocate for education related causes
  • Proud parent of two children. Son graduated from UC Davis, Aggies. Daughter plays volleyball at College of San Mateo
  • Local activist supporting community awareness
  • Activist in the campaign for NO on Measure R in Burlingame and Measure Q in San Mateo

Volunteer and Community Involvement:

  • Active volunteer with Family Services Agency
  • Sponsor for Burlingame Community Education Foundation (BCE)
  • Very involved with local community activities participating in the organizations that make a positive difference in her community

Professional Memberships: 

  • Top Agent Network (TAN) 
  • Member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 
  • Member of the California Association of REALTORS® (CAR) 
  • Member of the San Mateo County Association of REALTORS® (SAMCAR) 

     

 

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