Ruth & David: A story of love & business.
Ruth and David dated for just 11 days before getting married; having a romantic love affair with each other for nearly 3 decades thereafter. Now that’s magic! Two brains were better than one and they quickly realized there was no problem they couldn't solve together in real estate. As business partners, the two could be seen jetting around the city in a smart car together - connecting with people, sharing laughs and lattes. Over the years they renovated and built, bought and sold homes with hundreds of clients, neighbors and friends; growing their network and passion as Realtors. They began to build a team of real estate superstars that would go on to become the top team in the city. David's passing in early 2017 came as a great shock and a harrowing loss for the community and the team. But the lessons he taught them about doing good work and living good lives are not soon forgotten. Ruthie and the team move forward today with more strength and passion than ever in David's stead. They clearly love each other and the work they're doing; and they are committed to doing his legacy proud.
Born in Taiwan, Ruth also lived in Japan & Switzerland before falling in love with Vancouver in 1976. Calling UBC home, Ruth graduated with a degree in Urban Land Economics before becoming an active member of the East Van community. Her first involvement in the real estate industry came with her family through property management and investment acquisition. Her passion for the market grew quickly and now, over 25 years as a Realtor, her expertise is only shadowed by her sweetheart personality. She is fluent in Mandarin, Taiwanese, Japanese and English allowing her to help many of this city’s great cultures in their Real Estate needs. If she isn’t talking shop, you’ll find her reading a good book, wielding a paint brush, or seeking out a new world adventure.Ruth Chuang: 6047822083 | [email protected]
David, Founder of The Ruth & David Group – was our brilliant and fearless leader until his abrupt passing in early 2017. To say he was a legend does little to describe him. David was a beloved Realtor in Vancouver for 3 decades, taking our team to #1 in the city for number of sales done in 2016. He left an incredible impact on his local community in Commercial Drive, but also his wide circle of clients, colleagues and friends who deeply connected with him. He lived and worked with unwavering integrity, powerful charisma, and an infamous sense of humor. He taught our team to never compromise on our values and forever strive for excellence in everything we do. Many people would tell you he was one of the best real estate agents in the city, and certainly he was the most popular. But more than that he was a generous and thoughtful coach to us and the people around him; always eager to offer some advice, a joke, a confidence boost or a helping hand. He can be best remembered for his infectious passion for the finer things in life, the intense adoration he showed for his wife and business partner Ruthie, and his proud moments as our team’s forefather. We move forward as a team today with more strength and passion than ever in his stead. We will continue to do his legacy proud.
“CLEAR EYES, FULL HEARTS, CAN’T LOSE”David Jones: 6047822083 | [email protected]
With The Ruth & David Group since 2008, Corey has now become an award winning top Realtor in his own right. Well versed in all neighborhoods, zoning changes at the City and the direction the City seems to be heading, he can be a valuable resource. If he’s not working he’s at the dog park with his rescue Lab Blue, caring for his wife and new baby, or playing hockey in a local league. At Corey’s wedding, two words were repeated in speeches throughout the evening: loyal and trustworthy. To be described this way by your friends is great…but by your clients – it’s fantastic. Really a solid guy.Corey Martin: 7788368842 | [email protected]
Willo has added a fresh take on Real Estate to the team since 2012. Bringing her positive energy and contemporary expertise, Willo has worked in various Vancouver markets and knows what it takes to sell a home. As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent and First Time Home Buyer’s Specialist, she is committed and patient when helping her clients find the perfect fitting property. Her formidable research skills mean her clients are very well informed. She will provide an opinion backed by concrete data and experiential anecdotes. With her warm and sincere personality, she has a friendly relationship with other agents and is a talented negotiator. Over 8 years in the business, she provides excellence in customer service and a wealth of knowledge to protect her buyers. She is fun to be around and sharp as a whip. Willo clearly loves her job helping clients, who always become friends. She’s a great fit for this little team.Willo Jackson: 7785549557 | [email protected]
TEAM MOM. With over 10 years of experience as an award winning Vancouver Realtor, Tina has extensive expertise in different product types, price ranges and communities around the city. Her commitment to the industry has been further enhanced by obtaining her Associate Broker’s License. Like any real estate superstar worth their salt, Tina is strong, smart and savvy. When she isn’t at the team headquarters, she is at the park with her daughters or sipping lattes while enjoying the downtown buzz. We are thrilled she joined us in 2016. You want her in your corner.Tina Pang: 6043762336 | [email protected]
Joy joined our team in 2015 as our Licensed Assistant/Office Administrator/Client Care Manager/Robin to our Batman. Always calm and positive, she just fits in seamlessly with the team. She has a wonderful energy and her willingness to help anyone at anytime is rare. Joy also has a passion for hiking in nature and when she isn’t working she is often at the top of some crazy mountain nearby. We feel very fortunate to have her. She is skilled in office administration and being a sweetheart.Joy Yiu: 7788466578 | [email protected]