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Ruth Krinke

Sun City West - Long Realty West Valley Sun City West

Mobile:(623) 252-7629

I have been breaking boundaries in real estate for over thirty years. Born and raised in Minnesota, then educated in the U.S. and abroad, I began my career in the world of publishing, serving as managing editor of two California real estate magazines. A desire to return to the alpine environment I once called home in Europe, I transitioned to resort life in the Colorado Rockies, and that’s where my real estate career began. I've been successfully growing my business ever since.

I bring to my clients an extensive knowledge of real estate conveyance in the US and around the world. I have “above-and-beyond” knowledge of this market, as my parents were some of the earliest homeowners in Sun City West. It's no exaggeration when I say that I've watched this community grow from its humble foundation into the vibrant community it is today.

Education is essential to success in real estate. It is an ongoing process that distinguishes me as one who chooses to remain on the cutting-edge of our ever-changing industry. I hold numerous professional designations, including CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist), GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute), and RSPS (Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist). In addition to these NAR designations, I hold the Colorado MRE (Master of Real Estate) and I am NAR "e-Pro" technology certified. I am also a member of a global network of Transnational Referral Certified real estate practitioners through the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations. As a Realtor of the Year, as well as a National Association of REALTORS® Global Achievement Award recipient, my expertise in the field of real estate is vast and formally recognized on an international scale.

My experience as a global traveler has instilled a lifelong love of discovery in me. I've seen so much of the world that I've recently started returning to some of my favorite places to experience them all over again! When I'm not setting off on another adventure, I enjoy the arts and a variety of athletic activities, including skiing, hiking, yoga, and most recently, Pickleball.

Gregarious, energetic, detail-oriented, and diligent, I am confident that I am the most qualified REALTOR® to serve your needs. I look forward to working with you—here's to our mutual success!

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Client Reviews



Excellent, in every respect.


We both enjoyed working with our agent. She is very thorough, easy to talk to and extremely knowledgeable.  We were very satisfied.

Matthew &



Ruth Krinke is a Realtor I would highly recommend to a friend. She worked hard and when a firm commitment was made, she guided me through the complications of selling a house that was in a trust. She was good and I needed her help.


Through the total experience, Ruth was with us. The simple words:  "Thank you" are not enough to express our appreciation. The help, guidance, assistance and friendship that she has given to us is something that we will forever be grateful. And now, we do own a winter home in Arizona--and we Love It!

George &

It was excellent service. We couldn't have asked for a more friendly and caring person.

Gerald &

Excellent service.

William &

Absolutely fabulous!! My husband and I live in GA and bought a house sight unseen. Ruth was extremely knowledgeable, quick to respond, and a professional all the way around.  Nothing she could have done better.  Ruth was exceptional!  Can't say enough good things about her service!  Don't lose her!!!

James &

Very good. Ruth was very knowledgeable and answered our questions or got the answer.

Joseph &

Outstanding, thanks to Ruth and her attention to detail. I don't believe it could have gone any better.

Frances &

"Outstanding". Ruth is a great agent. She made the sale & closing so easy for us. We are going to ask Ruth to sell our other property this fall. She is great!

Charles H

Excellent service. Very informative.


Exceptional! Ruth is dedicated to her clients and is always there to help. Can easily be reached.

James &

Very efficient. She is the best!


Ruth was very professional. She was communicative and kept me informed through the process.


The service has been all one could ask for, and then some! She always goes the extra mile.

Gherrie &

Outstanding! We have purchased four properties thru Ruth in the last month; she always looks out for us with properties that meet our buying parameters, and then goes above and beyond in service.

Allen &

Invaluable!! Could not have accomplished selling Bend, OR, home and buying SCW home without Ruth!! From sendinge-mail listings to interviewing Realtors in Bend for me and looking for the house I want in SCW. Ruth was there for us. Very nice person and very professional. We did not have to worry about anything:  selling or buying.  Ruth handled it all and coordinated with the here in Bend. Invaluable.

Neva &

Ruth not only seeks out daily properties that meet our buying criteria, but helps us after sales to fill the properties! We have bought seven properties in four months and will continue to trust Ruth's recommendations!

Gherrie R

We obviously like "the service we receive" -- we just bought another one!  You must be tired of us raving about Ruth, so we'll just say we were blessed the day with stumbled upon her at an open house.

Allen &

Ruth did an excellent job with the listing, the open houses sand keeping me current on similar listings and sales. I could not have asked for better service.

William W

Excellent. Ruth was on top of the whol process for us, keeping us informed and knew Sun City West. She worked any day, any time for us.

Joseph &

Obviously great--we just bought another one, and have her "scouting" for more.

Gherrie R

Ruth did an excellent job providing me with info to help me research properties online to prepare for our house hunting trip. Throughout the process, she has been a valuable source of info and a dependable advocate in our absence. We appreciate the time she spent with the inspector and all her support through a few bumps in the road with the closing process.

Debra &

We have bought & sold 4 homes and she was the best salesperson we've had.

John &

The best real estate transaction we have ever had! Ruth was wonderful and very helpful to us newcomers.

David G

She is very professional, on top of everything, updated constantly. Was always there for looking at properties. Plus, just a nice person and nice to be around.

Dave &

Outstanding. Ruth quickly responded to our needs, and continued to do so throughout the process. Her advise is always spot on!

Shane R

We now have ten properties that we wanted for income purposes, and Ruth worked tirelessly to get us the exact homes that met our criteria.

Allen &

Beyond my expectations. Both Ruth & Janet are wonderful people and knowledgable professionals.

Jay K

Ruth is an excellent Realtor professional. She really worked hard to locate the types of properties I was interest in. I also felt I had her support during the entire process.

Joseph P

Ruth was very responsive and attentive to all our needs. Could not recommend her highly enough.

George &

It was great! I felt like I was not only a customer but more like family.

Jan G

Thank you for a great buying experience!

John S

Ruth knew the answers and was there for us. We would highly recommend her to our friends.

Bob &

As before, our service was great. Ruth is very organized and helpful. She really pays special attention to details.

Chuck &

Very Good!

Rich G

Ruth was excellent! She was very professional, knowledgeable and personable. We especially appreciated her communication skills in keeping us well-informed throughout our buying and closing process. Ruth always made us feel like we were her best clients, and we would highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling in the SCW area.

Kelly &

Ruth did an excellent job. This is the second time she has been our agent. We went back to her because of her great job the first time.

Ed &

Excellent! Ruth was a joy to work with. She always did what was best for us.

Tom &

Excellent! We have used Ruth on several real estate transactions. She is exceptional. Will use her again.

Cathy &

Fully understood my need. Thoughtful.

Patricia &

Thank you again for making the selling process so seamless. I truly appreciate how you kept me informed every step of the way. You were extremely attentive to every detail.  I know it wasn't easy working with the other agent, but you were diligent and professional regardless.

Wendy B

she helped by leading to a financial institution sthat was so quick we closed with a loan in lesss than a month

Robert &

Ruth krinke did her homework before meeting with us and presented facts and herself in such a way it was easy to choose her as our agent.

Bev B

Are realtor Ruth was very knowledgeable about Sun City West. I would recommend her to any of my friends or family. Long realtors should be glad to have Her on the team

Michael & Bonnie S

Ruth was such an amazing agent. We live out of state and she took such good care of things for us. We were so blessed by her caring service. She was quick to line up anything we needed. Thank you! Gary & Diane Hoffman

Gary & Diane H

Ruth helped us during an extremely hard time. She was always there for us when we had questions. Her support was appreciated. Our listing was easy and the closing the same. The staff at Long was always helpful when I called or came into the office.

Ray & Jean S

Both agents - Ruth and Sharon worked very hard with the incredible amount of detail. The online detail and quality of the pictures taken were very professional. Truly a great team Thanks Robert Lansdell

Robert L

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