Valerie Ruma

Realtor & Relocation Specialist
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Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Valerie holds a bachelor’s degree from the Kent State University College of Business. Shortly after completing university, she moved to the Bay Area on an invitation from a friend and has never looked back. She loves the beauty, energy and diversity the area has to offer. 

Valerie has spent over 25 years here developing professional skills in marketing, management and business development for a variety of companies in the tech world culminating as the Pacific Northwest Regional manager for a well-known company providing data services to top litigation attorneys. She continues to hone her skills and is currently enrolled in a professional development program at Stanford University. Her transition to real estate more than five years ago was a no-brainer.

Valerie not only understands the sales and marketing process so important when selling a home, but also possesses an in depth knowledge of legal contracts and risk management to safeguard her clients on either side of a transaction. However, what really stands out when you work with Valerie as your REALTOR® is her compassion, enthusiasm and dedication to helping her clients achieve the best possible outcome in their real estate transaction. Her past clients will consistently tell you that whether you are buying or selling a home, having Valerie on your team is always a winning combination. She makes real estate transitions go smoothly.

Buyer-Represented Properties

3323 Claremont Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
320 51st Street Unit B
Oakland, CA 94609
466 37th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
1 Kingsbury Court
Alameda, CA 94501
786 21st Street
Oakland, CA 94612
3121 Minna Avenue
Oakland, CA 94619
5765 Balmoral Drive
Oakland, CA 94619
829 Division Street
1108 Shotwell Street
San Francisco
2822 Andrade Avenue
1135 Camelia Street
1230 Kains Avenue
5430 Broadway Terrace #505
766 Kingston Avenue
3106 Chestnut Street
485 Dellbrook Avenue
San Francisco
22836 High Street
1335 Excelsior Avenue
724 Devils Drop Court
3013 Flora Vista
1411 Trojan Avenue
San Lorenzo
323 Monte Vista Avenue #302
909 Centennial Avenue
1803 Third Street
6452 Kensington Avenue
127 Monte Vista Avenue
319 Taurus Avenue
338 Cypress Street

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Very unexpectedly I found myself faced with selling my late sister's house in Berkeley - an area I knew only as a tourist from out of state. Valerie Ruma was recommended to me as a realtor who knew the area well and could provide good advice to me - and never has a recommendation proved so true! Valerie's competency and her compassion reassured me from first time we talked, and my respect for her knowledge of the local realty market and the ins and outs of the host of inspections and assessments required by the state, county, and city really stood me in good stead. During a difficult time for me and my family Valerie was always available, always followed though, and never pressured or rushed the process. She was wonderful to work with and I felt she did an amazing job to get the best deal possible. If ever I have to sell or buy a home again, I can only hope the realtor I use will be as incredible and wonderful to work with as Valerie was. Five stars!!

– Elizabeth Patterson

We are spoiled! Valerie sold our property in Alameda, and the process went fantastically well, from before we listed through closing. We feel privileged to have worked with Valerie on our home sale. When we decided to sell our house, Valerie came to our first meeting prepared with listing strategies, timelines, and expected prices - right off the bat. Valerie's creative ideas coupled with her excellent marketing really made the property stand out. We are so lucky we had her on our side. She is now helping us find a new home for our growing family. If you're looking to buy or sell a house in the Bay Area get in touch with Valerie Ruma - she's connected, and makes the whole process seamless. We highly recommend her.

– Jeff & Amy Youngman

We met Valerie at an open house. She was very friendly and personable so we exchanged contact info. When we decided to move forward with an Oakland condo sale, Valerie provided a very comprehensive service - good advice, industry and market experience and connections to number of important related service providers. We met our goal of selling our condo within an important time frame and at a very good price relative to the market. We were quite pleased with the results!

– Kevin C.

I highly recommend Valerie Ruma. I knew her from another job and when I decided to sell my house in Alameda, I sought her out. I needed to sell my house fast as I was not able to afford the mortgage anymore. I had been living in that house for 13 yrs it was tough to say goodbye and I had accumulated lots of stuff over that time. I was pretty over whelmed. She was very professional and knew what she was talking about; even other realtors knew her and said I was in good hands. She always made me feel at ease and answered all questions with confidence. The house ultimately sold at a price higher than I ever could have expected. The sale was a very easy and stress free process thanks to Valerie.

– Alexander L. Alameda

Val was very helpful in selling our property. It was not particularly easy because the prospective buyer did not understand the process very well and kept slowing down the works by his inaction. But Val had patience and knowledge and managed to move everything to closing to suit everyone. I would definitely recommend her.

– Linda W. Oakland

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