Ruth Demetriou is a Licensed Real Estate Broker with over 25 years in the New York residential and commercial real estate industry, offering a personalized experience for her clientele.
Ruth has a dual background in Business and Real Estate. Upon obtaining her CPA designation outside the USA, she went on to study Computer Information Systems and Business Administration at Baruch College, NYC. She is also a Notary Public. She is committed to keeping up-to-date on market trends and legislation and to this end, has attended through Century 21, REMAX International and regularly attends trainings through the Real Estate conventions, among others.
After five successful years in the industry working for the likes of Century 21 Metalios and Remax Metro III Queens, Ruth made the ambitious move in 1992 to open Best Team Realty specialized in residential, commercial and land property sales. That covers a wide price spectrum in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Nassau, Queens and NYC Midtown East, Upper East and West Side, to include luxury and investment properties.
Ruth loves what she does and is a warm friendly professional with integrity committed to excellent service delivery. Throughout the years, she has helped well over 1,000 individuals enjoy the dream of home ownership. In recent years, she has negotiated over 100 deals, valued from on average $150k to $2M and she has successfully closed a number of short sales for distressed sellers.
She facilitates the full-cycle real estate process, from listing or showing properties to negotiating the final sale, with her number one focus being to support her clients in making informed real estate decisions. Ruth represents and acts on behalf of her clients during real estate transactions, which entails negotiating price, terms, financing, waiving of conditions, deposits and closings with clients and lenders, and ensures compliance with varied licensing bodies and industry guidelines, including state/federal laws.
Ruth currently volunteers as the Director of the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island (MLS) and is active member of The New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR), the Long Island Board of Realtors ( LIBOR), The National Association of Realtors (NAR) and Housing Urban Development (HUD) Broker. She has been recently appointed Vice President of the Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce of Long Island (PACCLI) and is delighted to serve business owners and entrepreneurs within this organization.
Trilingual, Ruth speaks English, Spanish and Greek, a mother of 2 sons Dino & Alex.