Seniors Real Estate Specialist

What is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist?

Seniors Real Estate Specialists (S.R.E.S) designees have unparalleled training and experience in senior real estate including:

  • Helping you manage the financial and emotional challenges of selling a long-held family home.
  • Creating a customized plan to market and sell your property.
  • Understanding your unique needs and creating a customized plan to ensure your home meets those needs now and in the future.
  • Connecting with their vast network of movers, attorneys, home inspectors, and other experts to help you through the process.
Our Service & Our Approach

When Working With Us

Our Service & Our Approach

A Head for Real Estate, a Heart for People

  • Understanding Your Living Options
  • Prepare and Improve the Value of your Home for Sale
  • Strategically Market your Home to Garner the Highest Price
  • Finding a Home that is Right for You

Your Goals and Our Priorities

Getting top dollar for your home is our number one priority and making it shine from the inside out will ensure that you garner the highest price possible for your home.

Our wide range of services include minor updates and repairs to full, complete renovations that can be paid out of escrow so you do not have to deal with the financial burden upfront.

Before & After

Renovating your home will garner you a higher price point when bringing your home to market. We have teamed with Revive to make this easier for our clients.

Here is an example of one of the beautiful transformations we’ve made to properties.

Please reach out to us if you would like to know more, or see more examples of our wonderful before and after work.

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Rica Ruiz

Rica Ruiz

Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)

When looking to partner with a SRES professional who has experience and the team to assist you and your loved ones, rest assured that Rica Ruiz and Meraki Real Estate has your best interests at heart!

Sean G.M.
Alyssa S.
Darbi J.
Luke H.
Sallie B.
Debbie L.
M. Waterhouse
Monica & Todd W.
J. Briordan
J. Tran
Myrna M.
Richard C.
Carlos & Brenda U.
Alex & Leah S.
Amanda M.
Robert & Marissa B.
Stella C. & Gabriel R.
Christine H. & Adam J.

My wife and I just completed the purchase of our first home together and Rica really made the experience easy and delightful. This was the second time my wife has worked with Rica, but was my first experience with her. It was immediately evident to me that Rica is a skilled Realtor® with a deep knowledge of the region. She has her finger on the pulse of the market and was able to share insights with us i...

— Sean G.M.


My husband and I could not have asked for a better experience with selling our house with Rica. We recently moved out of state and were apprehensive about attempting to sell from so far away. However, working with Rica made the process simple and effortless. She was on top of everything from the get go. She kept us well informed at each stage of the selling process. She took care of scheduling handymen, ...

— Alyssa S.


Rica is amazing! I have bought and sold multiple homes with her, and am so thankful to have had her help and advice! For the sale of this last home, I was living on the other side of the country. As such, it’s hard to put into words how invaluable and tremendously helpful she was! Rica did things such as negotiate with renters, ensured their moving out and inspections went smoothly. She also facilitated ...

— Darbi J.


My wife and I had a rollercoaster of an experience in buying our first home. We went from feeling on top of the world after our offer was accepted on our dream home to feeling completely defeated after finding out our bank couldn’t lend us the amount we asked for. And yet, somehow we made it through to close the deal. It was all thanks to Rica. First, a bit of backstory. We were first time home buyers, a...

— Luke H.


This review is long overdue but when selling and buying a home “things” get hectic! However, if we had been dealing with anyone besides Rica and team we are sure it would have been much more hectic. Rica helped us buy our very first home back in 2013 and she was our first go-to person when we decided to sell and relocate back to the coast. She knew what price to list our house and her follow through went...

— Sallie B.


There are not enough stars here to portray how beyond excellent Rica and her team are. Our journey with Rica actually began at least two years ago. (If not more) We first connected with her through another agent. Rica was patient and understanding. At the begining we were not quite ready financially. We wanted to get a sense of what we ‘wanted’ vs. what we really needed. She initally suggested a condo, b...

— Debbie L.


Rica Ruiz is a fantastic real estate agent who stands out against the rest in many ways. She makes you feel as if you are her only client. Her response time is almost immediate. She has excellent contacts (stagers, flooring experts, paint, remodel) and if you have something unique, such as a specific plumbing issue, mold, etc. she finds the best person for you that fits in your budget. Rica and her team ...

— M. Waterhouse


Rica Ruiz’s Group did a spectacular job with the sale of our townhome. Their attention to detail relieved us of any unnecessary stress and made it a wonderful experience. Listening to our needs and finding solutions during a changing and unpredictable market was an obvious priority to Rica and her team. What a pleasure to work with such a conscientious group! Rica and her team exceeded our expectations a...

— Monica & Todd W.


Rica made selling our house a breeze. One open house brought in 4 offers and Rica helped us analyze the pros and cons of all the offers. We strongly recommend Rica and her crew.

— J. Briordan


The home buying process can be quite stressful. Rica was amazing, understanding and knowledgeable. She was there if we had any questions or concerns. I’m glad we had her working with us to buy our first home.

— J. Tran


I was floundering around trying to repair my house, after having been abandoned by contractors and get it ready to sell. I was also looking for another place to live, maintain my sanity and physical health, all at the same time. I had divided each project into smaller parts so that the completion of each part coordinated with the completion of the other and contributed positively to the overall goal. In ...

— Myrna M.


Rica exceeded my expectations by leaps and bounds. She always had my best interest in mind and always kept me in the loop every step of the way. It was not the smoothest road but Rica guided me the whole way until we finally closed the deal. I am more than happy with her service and would recommend her to anyone looking for a wonderful agent that will go the extra mile.

— Richard C.


I am grateful to have met Rica because she was instrumental in selling my house in Foster City, she made the whole experience not stressful at all. She was able to sell the property for a good price. I‘d highly recommend her.

— Casoc


We bought, then we sold. A tiring experience, at times scary not knowing what was gonna happen. I’m so glad we had Rica and the Meraki Team with us all the way. Almost everyone knows a Realtor® or knows someone who knows one. We had a Realtor® friend, (who successfully bought and sold for my daughter) so when my husband suggested we try out Rica’s services in purchasing a property, I was a bit hesitant, ...

— Carlos & Brenda U.


Meraki Real Estate is by far the best real estate team in the Bay Area! I met Rica almost 7 years ago right after my wife and I first got married. Even though we weren’t ready to buy or sell a home at that time, Rica still made time for us and helped to explain the real estate market to us. During all this time, Rica has always stayed in contact with us by calling us and texting us to see how we were doi...

— Alex & Leah S.


I found Rica from her many positive reviews, and wanted to meet with her since she is located in the area that I wanted to buy my first home for my son and I. After our initial meeting, I felt that she had a great network in the area and would be a great agent to help me find my home. I did want to meet with another agent for a point of comparison, but after meeting with him, it only confirmed my initial...

— Amanda M.


My wife and I were lucky enough to team with Rica to find our new home. We had been thinking of buying to accommodate our growing family, and the dropping interest rates helped us decide now was the time. Little did we know at the start that it would be so challenging, where low rates and the pandemic created huge demand, and low inventory made it even more competitive. During times like this it is espec...

— Robert & Marissa B.


We have had the pleasure of working with Rica in purchasing two homes over the last 5 years. She’s professional, responsive, patient, and highly experienced with that intricacies of buying along the peninsula region. We would highly recommend her to any friend or family member.

— Stella C. & Gabriel R.


Rica, Jessica and her team were absolutely amazing during our process of finding, funding and improving our new house. Their attention to detail, responsiveness and commitment to finding us the ‘perfect’ home was everything we could have wanted. 5 out of 5 stars!

— Christine H. & Adam J.