Jim Ruddy

 

Jim Ruddy

Longwood Office

Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS®

(407) 718-0984 – Mobile
(407) 332-6000 – Office
Jim Ruddy - Watson Real Estate

We are a family of Realtors covering all of Seminole, Orange, Lake and Volusia counties. Specializing in selling your home, business or land. We assist buyers in finding properties they desire and guide them through the entire process. Choosing to put The Ruddy's on your team means you and your family receive two Full Time Realtors instead of one.

Our commitment to you, Knowledge of the area and ability to provide to you what homes have recently sold for in the area and why.Contacts that can support your mortgage questions, step by step walking with you through the entire process. Connection to inspectors to assist in the evaluation of the home, professional repair people if you need them.  We see this as a long term support effort. We do not walk away.

 

We offer these assets to help sell your home:  Digital Marketing - a way to separate you from the Herd

 

Listen to a  families speaking about the time the Ruddy' sold their homes and helped them buy a home.

 

                                                    Our YouTube Video 

Associations/Certifications 

We are members in good standing of:

NAR: National Association of Realtors

SRES: Seniors Real Estate Specialist

FAR: Florida Association of Realtors

ORRA: Orlando Regional Realtor Association.

CDPE: Certified Distressed Property Expert, to assist home owners with short sale or foreclosure issues.

CIPS  Certified International Property Specialist

alumni of  Leadership Seminole

1998/99 Past President of Rolling Hills Golf Club at that time a private members owned Club. 

 

So…Call Ruddy when you're Ready and let Our Family Take You Home.

Designations
  • SRES
  • CIPS - Certified International Property Specialist
  • Gold Key Certification

We are a family of Realtors covering all of Seminole, Orange, Lake and Volusia counties. Specializing in selling your home, business or land. We assist buyers in finding properties they desire and guide them through the entire process. Choosing to put The Ruddy's on your team means you and your family receive two Full Time Realtors instead of one.

Our commitment to you, Knowledge of the area and ability to provide to you what homes have recently sold for in the area and why.Contacts that can support your mortgage questions, step by step walking with you through the entire process. Connection to inspectors to assist in the evaluation of the home, professional repair people if you need them.  We see this as a long term support effort. We do not walk away.

 

We offer these assets to help sell your home:  Digital Marketing - a way to separate you from the Herd

 

Listen to a  families speaking about the time the Ruddy' sold their homes and helped them buy a home.

 

                                                    Our YouTube Video 

Associations/Certifications 

We are members in good standing of:

NAR: National Association of Realtors

SRES: Seniors Real Estate Specialist

FAR: Florida Association of Realtors

ORRA: Orlando Regional Realtor Association.

CDPE: Certified Distressed Property Expert, to assist home owners with short sale or foreclosure issues.

CIPS  Certified International Property Specialist

alumni of  Leadership Seminole

1998/99 Past President of Rolling Hills Golf Club at that time a private members owned Club. 

 

So…Call Ruddy when you're Ready and let Our Family Take You Home.

Designations
  • SRES
  • CIPS - Certified International Property Specialist
  • Gold Key Certification
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We were referred to Jim by Dave Ramsey who listed him as one of their ELP Providers. After listening to several presentations by other realtors we felt that Jim had the best approach and he also got us a sale price well over what the other agents were suggesting we initially list at. We were very pleased with our selling experience with Jim. He responded quickly to every question or concern we had, and gave us a time-line after we accepted a contract on our home. He followed up on each phase and always kept us informed. His knowledge of the market and negotiating skills helped us to get a good price in a time frame that worked out well for all of us, and his easy-going manner during what is often a difficult time kept everyone assured and confident about the sale.

Barry & Valerie Griffin

Jim was extremely professional and accommodating to all of our requests. He knows the area very well and was able to tune in to the style of home we were looking for. Jim was instrumental in the success of finding our new home.

Mike & Melba

Jim and Maggie have been long time friends, that is one reason I selected him as my realtor. Jim treated me with kindness and respect during this very difficult time in my life! As a realtor I believe he did an excellent job, he always answered my questions and texts immediately! I believe he made the right decisions for me. I would definitely recommend him to others if they needed a realtor! I was also very glad that the house sold within a few months on the market, and wasn't dragged out for a very long time. As hard as it was to let go of moms house, Jim made the sale very easy for me! Jim's guidance was invaluable for a first time experience! I would definitely use Jim as my realtor again!

Denise Suther
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We were referred to Jim by Dave Ramsey who listed him as one of their ELP Providers. After listening to several presentations by other realtors we felt that Jim had the best approach and he also got us a sale price well over what the other agents were suggesting we initially list at. We were very pleased with our selling experience with Jim. He responded quickly to every question or concern we had, and gave us a time-line after we accepted a contract on our home. He followed up on each phase and always kept us informed. His knowledge of the market and negotiating skills helped us to get a good price in a time frame that worked out well for all of us, and his easy-going manner during what is often a difficult time kept everyone assured and confident about the sale.

Barry & Valerie Griffin

Jim was extremely professional and accommodating to all of our requests. He knows the area very well and was able to tune in to the style of home we were looking for. Jim was instrumental in the success of finding our new home.

Mike & Melba

Jim and Maggie have been long time friends, that is one reason I selected him as my realtor. Jim treated me with kindness and respect during this very difficult time in my life! As a realtor I believe he did an excellent job, he always answered my questions and texts immediately! I believe he made the right decisions for me. I would definitely recommend him to others if they needed a realtor! I was also very glad that the house sold within a few months on the market, and wasn't dragged out for a very long time. As hard as it was to let go of moms house, Jim made the sale very easy for me! Jim's guidance was invaluable for a first time experience! I would definitely use Jim as my realtor again!

Denise Suther

My wife and I used the Ruddy Team twice in the last year. They sold her condo in one day! At far more then expected. They set a new price point for the whole complex. When it was time to sell my home I only considered Maggie & Jim. I have been in the Sales and Service business all my Life. I know what to look for in the details. The Ruddy Team did the research. They use all of tools available to get the word out that my valued home was on the market. After one week we had a signed deal. At a price that far exceed my expectations. My neighbors were shocked at how fast my home sold and at my asking price. I told them,To get the best price for your home you need to hire the best. We highly recommend the Ruddy Team. Thanks for an Excellent Five Star experience. Bill & Allie

Bill Mellon

Jim and his team were fabulous to work with! He was very responsive to his client’s needs and went above and beyond to exceed expectations. He is very knowledgeable. I would like to also mention Maggie Ruddy Patek went above and beyond and worked really hard to ensure her clients received a phenomenal experience! She understands the mortgage business and knows how to negotiate effectively for her clients! We could not have done it without her! Thank you so much Maggie, as agent relationship manager here at Quicken, it feels great to work with a person who is as dedicated to her clients as we are! Best, Sam

Sam Saadi

Jim and team were great to work with! I had a very long and detailed home search, and we navigated through a couple of initial contracts on homes that ultimately weren’t the best fit (inspection issues, sellers refusing to be realistic on price, etc.) Jim was incredibly patient and demonstrated that he was truly dedicated to making sure I got the RIGHT home, not just any home. I would certainly recommend.

Brooks Rawlin

Both Jim and his daughter Maggie were super to work with on the sale of our property. The clarity of their communication was meaningful and always helpful to my co-trustee and myself as we prepared the property for listing, and then through showings and eventual contract for sale. It is obvious Jim understands his profession well. He puts that experience to good use in providing comfort to his client knowing when assurance that all is well is needed to be heard. Would not hesitate in recommending Jim at any time the opportunity arises.

Larry Jones

5-STARS. From the 1st day you meet Jim Ruddy and Maggie, you know you selected the A-Team to buy or sell your property. They are a class act, they demonstrated extreme patience and dedication during the entire process of selling our house. Jim Ruddy from Watson treated us right from start to finish and they worked tirelessly on selling our house. Jim and Maggie were extremely professional, kept us up to date with all aspects of the showings and sale, made recommendations to expedite the sale, and we definitely would recommend Jim to sell your property. Rich and Robyn Steiner

Rich & Robyn

I received excellent service and care for the entire transaction of selling my house. Jim and his team communicated with me through out the process. Questions were answered to my satisfaction. During this process the team demonstrated care and consideration for myself, my family, and my home. I would most definitely recommend Jim and his team for future sellers. Thank you all for your assistance and great customer service.

Kim

We are very satisfied with Jim Ruddy, we had many ups and downs during this experience and Jim handled all the problems very professionally. Also we would like to thank Maggie for her assistance. Jim and Maggie deserve 5 stars.

Gail & Jack

Jim and his crew (wife and daughter, also part of his real estate team) did an outstanding job selling my home and assisting with a new purchase. Bottom line - he knows his stuff. I have been involved with many realtors over the past 40 years and he stands out as the best. His goal is to complete the transaction and he drives hard to a conclusion, always providing suggestions and ideas. He is a competitor and is driven to succeed. He will get the job done, no matter how long it takes.

Terry Wood and Cindy Clark

The Ruddy Team has handled all my Real Estate business. I know I can trust them to identify the homes I love and provide me with a fair evaluation of that home’s value and what I can do to win that offer against other potential buyers. What I really like about the team is their approach to selling my properties. They identify items that may come up in the sale of that home and provide a number of ways to handle that issue or issues. The best example of that would be the sale of my Mom’s home. They alerted my sister and I of two major insurance items that would impact the sale of the home. Aluminum wire and Poly Bute piping. We priced it high with the intent of providing a credit if need be. As it turned out we did offer a credit but sold it for $1,000 over asking. A great relief to both my sister and I. As always the team came through for me. Then they went on to prepare a rental property for us and sold that within 2 weeks. Handling all the negotiating as a result of inspections issues. They know how to keep the deal together.

Anna Dellamonico

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Tomas Doran

Jim first worked with us when we moved to the area and were looking for rentals. Even though he knew we weren't ready to buy, he helped us figure out the price ranges and went with us to visit different enclaves in the Orlando area. He kept in touch with us every once in a while until we were ready to take the next step to home ownership. He was really helpful in explaining the process as first time homeowners, guiding us toward properties that would suit our needs as a multi-generational household, and keeping us within budget. He was also very good at negotiating and protecting us from the stress of those interactions. Would highly recommend!

Kimberly Lake De Pulla

What a great experience having Jim as my realtor to sell my house in Longwood Florida. He was so helpful in explaining the process, guiding me through each process, was always on time, always optimistic and just a joy to work with. I really thank him and Watson Realty

Jackie

I have worked with Jim on real estate transactions for the past 11 years. He has helped me with: buying, selling, and locating a property management company. During the course of the market crash I would intermittently check in with him on the market status (as I now live out of state) and to get his advice on if I should hold or sell. He always gave me the best advice for my personal situation, irrespective of if he derived any financial benefit. I have had mixed experiences with realtors in the past but never with Jim. I would trust him to buy property on my behalf sight unseen. I have referred many people to Jim and all have been incredibly happy. If you are looking for someone with a straightforward approach who knows how to get things done and will work tirelessly for you regardless of your price point, Jim is your realtor.

Nicole Lybrand

My husband and I met Jim and Maggie about 8 years ago at a home they had listed, we were first time homebuyers and had not yet met a realtor we felt comfortable with, that all changed the day we met the Ruddys'. We didn't buy that home but we found our realtor family. They worked diligently and showed us a bunch of homes until we found our first home. We stayed connected and knew we would use them for our next home, and that's exactly what we did. About 3 years ago we decided to put our house on the market and move to ormond for my husbands work, they basically had our house sold and then life happened and we had to scratch the plans and stay in our home. Any other realtor probably would've fired US but not the Ruddys', they were compassionate and continued to be our advocates even if it meant they would lose the sale. My husband and I were convinced they would never want to work with us again, but they reassured us they would always be here to help us. So again, we were in a position where we wanted to be closer to my husbands work and concurrently listed our home while looking for our new home, they continued to work diligently to sell our home at top dollar while negotiating a deal for our new home. We can honestly say the Ruddys' are our biggest advocates and would highly recommend them to friends and family. Jim and Maggie, thank you again for being our biggest advocates and realtor Family.

Gloria

Jim and Maggie Ruddy have been our realtors through the purchase and sales of three homes now, and we would never go with anyone else. They listened to our needs and wants, and never gave up until we found exactly what we were looking for!

Beki & Todd

What can we say jim has done a fantastic job on selling our home which wasn't a easy job as we had the closing of the golf course and our road being used as a cut through and speeding cars but he got the job done very good realtor and we will be using him on the buying of a new house old fashioned honest service makes jim stand out well above the rest thank you the Baigent family

Tracey & David

Won't take up your valuable time with the roller coaster of my life the last couple of years, the purchase of my dream home, the sale of that house when my dream became a a stark reality, the buying of a much easier to manage condo and the subsequent sale of the same, to pursue yet another dream. Maggie and Jim have been there every step of the way-two purchases, two sales all in record time, with such ease, knowledge, and integrity. You would never find two people more capable, who become valued friends and advisors, who really care about you.

Anna Dellamonico

Jim Ruddy has helped both of us to buy and sell real estate in central Florida. Jim has provided us with exceptional guidance and leadership when purchasing our homes; the quality of the information he provided always matched the final outcome . His knowledge of the real estate market and the time he spent with us were most appreciated. He was always there for us whenever we called. His team (Maggie) kept us up to date with new real estate listings in our price range with homes that met our desires. We are most thankful for his dedication to help us make successful sales and purchases.

Diane & Skipp

Jim Ruddy was such a great Realtor going over and above for the sale of my house and buy of another home. He was always available via phone, text and email. You won't wait long to get a call back with the information you need. He is very knowledgeable in the real estate business. He even helped me when I needed a handyman by fixing and painting closet doors so we could get to the closing table. And after closing he ran through the parking lot getting my keys as the seller forgot to give them to me! How many Realtor do those sorts of things, and with a smile to boot. If you're looking for someone you can count on, Jim's your man.

Debbie

Jim is very personable and extremely professional. He was always available by phone or text to answer all our questions and concerns. He lead us through the entire process helping to keep the stress level low. We always thought he was for us 100 %. We would highly recommend Jim to any one needing a realtor. We would use him again if the situation were to arise

Bob & Carolyn Ulasewich

Jim and Maggie are a realtor team "par excellence". We recognized Jim's marketing and sales expertise regarding residential properties from the first time we spoke. His relentless request for open houses ultimately sold our home. In addition, both Jim and Maggie assisted us with items quite beyond the expectation of one's realtor: Jim assisted Tom with pool equipment and the septic system access; Maggie watered flowers in our absence and was a great comfort to our cat Cleo in the sales process. If a home owner wants their property to be sold, please call on Jim Ruddy!! Lorraine and Tom

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