We know just how congested Bryan / College Station can be on Aggie game days, and we have mapped out (literally!) ways for you to sneak around the heaviest of the traffic! Check out these different back-road routes around Aggieland that can be taken on football weekends when you’re headed to campus, your hotel or to get […]
Summer is over, the kids are back in school, and Labor Day has passed. In real estate, fall has a ton of overlooked benefits and perks. In fact, the fall season brings with it numerous homebuying and selling opportunities.
Homeowners in the process of selling, might not stage their home because they are under the impression that it’s pricey, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are some of our tips to staging homes– inside and outside. Think of photos in home magazines or of model homes; they’re uncluttered, organized, attractive and clean. This […]
Some homes can be tough to sell if they have a bad smell. Here are some of the most common household odors and how to get rid of them. The downside to tough odors is that you have to get rid of the source to completely get rid of the smell. Cigarette smoke, pet odors and stale […]
We know just how congested Bryan / College Station can be on Aggie game days, and we have mapped out (literally!) ways for you to sneak around the heaviest of the traffic! Check out these different back-road routes around Aggieland that can be taken on football weekends when you’re headed to campus, your hotel or to […]
Showing a house on a rainy day? Here are our tips! When the rain just won’t go away when you are showing a home, you have to do things a little differently. Things that aren’t noticeable on sunny, clear days are suddenly very obvious when it is pouring outside. Issues with water drainage are hard […]
We’ve found all the freedom-celebrating fun events for the Fourth of July in Bryan and College Station! These activities are filled with food, fireworks, music and patriotic fun for the entire family! “I Love America” Celebration at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum The College Station Lions Club’s Fourth of July “I Love America” […]
Some homes can be tough to sell if they have a bad smell. Here are some of the most common household odors and how to get rid of them. The downside to tough odors is that you have to get rid of the source to completely get rid of the smell. Cigarette smoke, pet odors and […]
While the Brazos Valley Earth Day was held on April 5th, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate International Earth Day tomorrow (and all this week, or EVERYDAY). Take note of the Household Hazardous Waste collection event this upcoming Saturday to get rid of corrosive, chemical items and liquids guilt-free! Save the date for the Household […]
With Easter just days away, our Pinterest boards are loaded with the cutest crafts and Easter decor ideas! Here are our favorites and their tutorials: There sticker silhouette Easter eggs from Create. Craft. Love. are too cute, and simple! These easy to make carrots are made from just newspaper, tape and twine (by […]
Do you still need to file your taxes? Tax Day (Tuesday, April 15th, 2014) is only 4 days away! We’ve complied a round up of a few current tax-filing options that you may want to take advantage of if you haven’t filed yet. Luckily, Texas doesn’t have a state income tax, so you ought […]
It is finally Spring and if you’re like us, some spaces in your home could use to be decluttered. If you’re even more like us, sorting through any hodgepodge or disheveled area is beyond off-putting and time-consuming. Let us let you in on a little secret: Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be overwhelming and stressful. […]
So we’ve given you budget-friendly tips on staging your home on the inside, and touched base on livening up your curb appeal, too. But now that it is finally Spring, we thought we’d give y’all more in-depth pointers on fixing up your front yard for the season! Remember, the outside of your home is a buyer’s FIRST […]
Homeowners in the process of selling, may not stage their home because they are under the impression that it’s pricey, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are some of our tips to staging homes inside and outside. Think of photos in home magazines or of model homes; they’re uncluttered, organized, attractive and clean. This […]
Katie Ruffino is an exceptional individual. We were so impressed with her ability to see situations in prospective homes that we would never have noticed. Case in point, as we looked at one particular house, we had an initial favorable impression but Katie noticed that the refrigerator was mis-placed for the floorplan, leading to an on-going irritating situation had we bought that home. Katie utilitzed her acute observational skills throughout our search and we ended up finding the home of our d…
Cherry did a wonderful job in helping us find a house. She was responsive and able to customize houses she picked based on what we were looking for. She worked very hard to accommodate our quick time frame, and, ultimately, we got exactly what we were looking for. Finally, when it came time to make some updates to the house we bought she was SO helpful in connecting up with amazing contractors to get the jobs done that we want. Cherry did an outstanding job.
My wife recently accepted a position at Texas A&M. So I began searching for homes in College Station to buy. Living in CA, I prepared myself as I was sure the process of buying a home out of state was going to be problematic and stressful. I began my search on Realtor.com, and requested information on several homes from several different real estate agents. All of my requests were answered by an automatic reply from the agents. However, only one agent took the time to personally reply to my requ…
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After dealing with and leaving two other real estate agents who were less than impressive, my husband and I bought our first house through Joey and the rest of the Ruffino team and we more than made them work hard. My husband was deployed through the whole process from house hunting to closing and they were more than accommodating. Joey walked through houses with us multiple times, on weekends and weekdays, and at varied times during the day (including after normal business hours) so I could vie…
Cherry and her team were great helping my wife and me find our first home. They were very knowledgeable about the area, communicated promptly regardless of time of day (we got replies as early as 5am and as late as midnight), and worked diligently to find us a home. It took us about 4 months to find a house due to being outbid multiple times, but they made it their mission to find us the right home.
The Cherry Ruffino group was very helpful when I bought my house. They answered all my questions and met all my expect ions. I highly recommend them.i noticed their office years ago and decided then I would use their services. The showed me two houses and were very good at writing and presenting my offers and followed through till signing. Even after signing they were available to advise me about contractors.