Originally from England and a resident of the Houston area since 1998, Ruth Duance has made several international and local moves, so she certainly understands how stressful these times can be. But she’s also aware of how exciting and rewarding a move can be, as when she and her family moved to The Woodlands in 2004!
Ruth is a Realtor who loves her job, takes it very seriously and wants to help all of her clients, whether tenants, landlords, buyers, sellers or investors, have the smoothest move possible. Her work style is to “be there” for her clients through every step of their real estate journey and remain long after the transaction has closed. That’s why one friend calls her “WIT” because she believes Ruth will do “Whatever It Takes” to get a deal done!
For example, there was the time Ruth helped a client clean a home before the moving truck arrived because the scheduled cleaners didn’t show up. On another occasion, she spent hours in the county clerk’s office searching records to prove that a lien against one of her sellers was incorrect and had been mistakenly misfiled against her client instead of the correct party who had a similar name. On yet another, she waited in her clients’ home for furniture to be delivered when an emergency arose and, being new to town, they didn’t have anyone else to turn to.
Clearly, Ruth will do whatever is in the best interest of her clients and make things flow. She also pledges to give each client equal attention whether it be for a lease or a multi-million dollar listing. Her hope is that at the end of the transaction, her name will be the one clients remember when someone asks “Do you know a great Realtor?” If that happens, she will feel she has done her job well!
An Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), Ruth shares a philosophy learned from her mother that she passes on to clients even now. That is, you will know if a house will be a good home the minute you walk in. If it doesn’t feel right then, it won’t get better the longer you stay. It’s an attitude that has served her and her buyers very well.
Away from the office, Ruth and her husband, David, married since 1985, are proud parents and devoted cheerleaders to their two children. Their son Jason, who graduated from Texas A&M University in 2016 with a master's in accounting, works with one of the big four accounting companies in Houston; while daughter Chloe, is attending Texas Tech University in Lubbock and is active in her sorority and on one of the schools Dance teams. She hopes to graduate with a Bachelors in Kinesiology and move on afterwards to Occupational Therapy school.