Licensee Salesperson, Ray White Kingsland
Ruth’s authentic, people-oriented approach gets results. She has held Ray White’s top accolades, International Supreme Salesperson and Top NZ Salesperson more than once – beating a field of 5,000 salespeople from 1,000 offices throughout eight countries to the title. Not bad for a local!
Motivated to deliver the best results for her clients, Ruth’s early career in nursing matched her empathetic drive to make a positive impact on people’s lives. But real estate is in Ruth’s DNA and it wasn’t long before she joined her mother Lesley Hawes at the helm of The Locals sales team.
Always known to go the extra mile to fine tune every detail of a sale, her integrity inspires confidence and a sense of ease with clients. Ruth’s commitment to establishing great relationships and understand clients’ needs, her positive and effective negotiation style and good old-fashioned work ethic are essential to her approach.
With the support of a dedicated team around her, there's no doubt your property decisions are in great hands when you're working with Ruth.
Professional, friendly, honest, genuinely understand & care, give sound advice, always looking at what is best for us.
Tony and Tanya
She is efficient and provides good feed back
First it must be acknowledged that the climate around selling inner city real estate is a sellers market, even so, I was comfortable with Ruth for her local knowledge and the villa market.
The agent's service was outstanding
Ruth's efficiency, promptness of response to issues raised, questions asked or concerns expressed was consistently excellent. Her punctuality could not be faulted
Graeme and Judith
Always available and very realistic. Made everything simple.
Very helpful and informative
Throughout the sales process Ruth & Tim have been awesome. They clearly articulated the process, potential risks and the options we could take. Information is key to successful communication (and building trust) - Ruth and Tim delivered information as needed, when needed and it was genuine and honest. With this in mind, it gave us faith that they were working hard to sell our home and they did so (beyond our expectations and hopefully theirs!!!).
Mark & Gillian
Ruth was an excellent and open communicator right from the start and throughout the process to auction. She advised us well and worked hard on our behalf.
Harold & Lynne
Very personable, strong connection with prospective buyers goes the extra mile
Michelle Alyce Hancock
Fast response, patient and understanding.
Kanyakit and Pittaya
Excellent attention to detail and efficient service.
Ruth is professional, thorough, friendly and works with a high level of integrity. I would definitely recommend her to any one I know.
Tim is great. Really nice guy. There was great communication the whole time and nothing was a problem. Very easy.
Shannon & James
Ruth was very helpful and professional in her dealings with us. We were kept informed about her activity and progress regularly. Ruth's advice was very considered and we felt very supported with every step of the process.
Someone local and experienced. Gave prompt and professional service
Whole Team excellent
Ruth was really good, quick to respond and easy going
Samuel and Georgia
Ruth is personable, professional and encouraging. She gives confidence!
Jane and Johannes
Thorough and friendly service.
Ruth, Tim and Rachael were all so lovely to work with. Very personal, professional and clearly experts in their field. We were so impressed by the email updates and contact throughout. Can see why you are the leading agents in the area. Customer Service at its best.
Jo and Dan
She is very professional knows her stuff well, very friendly and easy to get on with and we know she gets the best price for her vendors
Shane and Tracey
Great communication, really well pitched ad and marketing, great advice about staging house, everything was efficient and quick and everyone was lovely to deal with.
She was very friendly and personable, and very helpful and attentive when we needed something.
Meizi & Dean
I think Ruth is truly a specialist in our area, so she is perfect for the western springs sales She is also very upfront and didn't give me any false expectations of what might happen
Stephen and Helen
very helpful and accommodating
Neil, Gillian & Lucy
Ruth was great, from a buyers point of view I felt she was upfront and honest in all matters relating to the property.
Warm, friendly, effective, efficient, a class above many others.
Clenton and Marise
Professional and easy experience.
We found Ruth Hawes and the team to be incredibly professional and efficient. We are delighted with the outcome of our auction and would not hesitate to recommend them to others. Regards Mike Spalter Adi Vaughan and Llewyn
I believe Ruth Hawes is one of the best agents out there. She's on the ball, communicates well and manages expectations on all sides.
Ruth was very helpful and worked very hard to make everything as easy as posible. She really went over and above
Ruth was absolutely amazing from start to finish. Professional , friendly and just truly wonderful, can't wait to get another property for her to sell :) s
Lucy Heald and Simon Tredgett
Ruth was proactive as soon as I advised her my intention to sell the property. She took all the hastle out of process for me...keeping tenants briefed, arranging staging furniture on my behalf. She was also very consultative all the way through and made me feel like she was working hard to achieve the best possbile outcome for me.
Very timely communication Very thorough with the information she gave us Committed to getting us the best price possible Added in Weds open homes
Michael & Ana
Ruth is an absolute professional - open, honest and a great communicator.
Michael & Robert
Brilliant effort, excellent communication skills, creative selling skills, fantastic photo spread of the property, honesty.
Ruth is a consummate professional who we know and trust - no hesitation in recommending her
Emma & Brooke
Ruth and Tim were friendly, approachable and had a good understanding of the market in our area. We were kept informed of the outcomes from open homes and offers made.
Simeona and Anna
Ruth and her team were honest and professional
Ruth & Tim worked extremely hard in very professional manner. There is no better agent we could wish for. .
Myo & Wha Wha
Ruth made everything very easy and simple plus she gave great advice and achieved a stupendous result.
Ruth is very easy to deal with and is upfront and honest
Kelvin & Catherine Hill
Lesley & Ruth are extremely professional but at no time do you feel like just another business customer. They listen and show a genuine interest in you above all other things. At all times I felt like I was dealing with the right people. They clearly knew what they were doing and the best ways to achieve our goals (possibly because they had bothered to listen to us early on). I would highly recommend contacting Lesley & Ruth whenever you feel the need to buy or sell in the Auckland property market as their caring attitude, wisdom and professionalism will not be found lacking. Putting price aside, as quality in this space is a given, the service you receive will be second to none and this is what truly makes them exceptional. Todd & Anna, 26 Fowlds Ave
Thanks to Lesley and Ruth Hawes, selling our property was a pleasure not a pain! Their realistic and honest approach to marketing the property not only won us over but did the job fantastically. Their approach was down to earth, friendly and straight-talking and the results spoke for themselves with a price we were very happy with. It was such a pleasure to deal with real estate agents we trusted and respected. We would definitely recommend Lesley and Ruth Hawes. Thank you again for a job superbly done. Sarah & Mark, 93 Fowlds Avenue
"When preparing to sell our Mt Albert home we spoke to and considered several agents from different companies. While Lesley Hawes was overseas at the time collecting another international Ray White award we were impressed by her daughter Ruth's professionalism and understanding of our wants while outlining a clear strategy about how she believed we would achieve a sale at the best price. During the three week auction plan we were regularly kept updated about progress and buyer interest – first by Ruth and then by Ruth and Lesley. They are personable and engage warmly with buyers while always working towards auction day and achieving the best price for the seller. The sale price was above our expectations despite a cooling market and the sale process was smooth. We both recommend Lesley and Ruth as an excellent team to sell your home." Campbell Mitchell and Michelle Hurley
Very professional and we were kept up to date on all aspects of the sale of our house.
Cam & Joanne
Excellent service, great people, great outcome
Suzanne & Jennefer
Knows the area well
Kept me up to date with progress throughout the process. Was honest and reliable. Didn't hype up the interest in my property so i felt the leads were genuine and honest
Louise & Vaughan
Ruth was always in touch with us. We trusted her completely to give us advice and guide us in the sale process. The outcome was so very close to her initial prediction. In a situation where you are under a lot of pressure and stress it's so important to feel that you are being looked after by someone you can trust - that was Ruth.
Virginia & Matt
Ruth gives the impression she really cares about getting a good result for the vendor and focusing on a long term relationship
Damian & Tania
Ruth is an amazing woman, empathetic to our financial position and needs, endeavouring to produce the best possible outcomes for us.
Lorraine & Wray
Ruth was amazing to deal with. I couldn't speak more highly of her.
Adrian & Anita
Ruth's confident and the relationship that she has with the customer makes you feel at ease and safe when dealing with a valuable asset. We made the decision to sell the house quickly and I knew she would have the necessary resources/contacts to get our house to market quickly. She did a fantastic job and the house was sold in 5 days.
Phil and Terese
All went very well, excellent communication and good advice in regard to preparing the house for sale.
Capable, pleasant, focussed
Richard & Stewart
Very prompt, friendly, kept us in the loop. In the past when I was a prospective buyer at other properties, I was impressed with Ruth's easy nature and didn't feel like she was 'selling too hard' to the buyers.
Annabel & Sam
Ruth and her fellow team members Lesley, Tim and Douglas did an excellent job selling my apartment. They were very professional and efficient but also friendly and approachable. I knew I was dealing with people of honesty and integrity right from the start. I was particularly impressed by Ruth's ability to get the best possible price for my apartment; cheered me up enormously.
Had purchased the house from Lesley and ruth in the past, are very professional in how they operate.
Scott Stewart McNaughton
Ruth and Lesley have been in my life for many years through more than one real estate transaction. They are more like friends than just real estate agents
Susan Joy Munro
She was in full communication about what was happening. She was on a mission to get the house sold. She listened attentively to our needs and our commitments. Overall, she was a joy to deal with
Anthony & Anne
Ruth was amazing to deal with. She always got back to us when she said she would. She guided us through the whole process of selling our house. Thanks to her we ended up with a fantastic result!
Kelly & Brandon
Very easy to deal with, very friendly, very professional, very everything...
Her can do attitude to do the best for you
Friendly, helpful, professional service. Excellent communication and advice, ultimately resulting in a sale that exceeded expectation.
Experienced agent.Knows the market.right amount of 'pushiness'.Good past experience with Ruth.
Stephen & Hugh
Easy to deal with and worked hard to get a sale for us.
Colin & Priscilla
Ruth seemed to understand exactly what we needed and expedited a very quick sale at a very good price.
Always friendly and helpful to make the sale as easy as possible for us. We were not given any false expectations and the result was above our expectations
Robert & Roni
Ruth povided a stress free sale process for me.
She's considerate, friendly and professional. The most important is she sold my apartment at a very good price.
Approachable, professional, genuine.