TESTIMONIALS

Read what our clients have to say.

Charlie sold my acreage in one day of listing. Very familiar with our area and very responsive. I would use him again and highly recommend him.
– Kris F.
Charlie Ruck is a person who goes above and beyond for his clients. Not because he is trying to impress you but because that’s just who he is. He made sure everything went smoothly. Charlie answered every crazy and not so crazy question we had. We felt like we were was his sole client. I HIGHLY recommend him as a real estate agent.
– Christina P.
We’ve never worked with a more responsive person in any aspect of life. Charlie was truly a joy to work with and he kept us abreast of everything each step of the way. What would normally be a stressful transaction, he made it actually easy and exciting.
– Renee H.
Charlie is an amazing realtor. He was able to sell our home quickly and painlessly. He walked us through every step of the process, was available to ease our concerns, and was proactive addressing problems before we had to deal with them. He really is an extremely knowledgeable professional. On top of all that he’s an extremely friendly person and an overall great guy. I would recommend him 100%.
– Jacob D.
Charlie Ruck is the best realtor in SW Florida, bar none. He got us top dollar for our home at 12034 Moorhouse Place 33913. His expert marketing technique resulted in a home under contract in 2 days. We sold for above our asking price! How could it get any better? Thanks Charlie for what you did for us. We now consider you our realtor for life and a new friend!
– David D.
Charlie was very helpful, informative, and easy to work with. He helped make a stressful situation very relaxed. He did not pressure us to make a decision and was willing to see any houses available to us. We would work with him again if we need to move in the future.
– Cheryl M.
Charles was phenomenal in the listing and sale of my home. This was my first time selling a home and I was a bit nervous about the process and logistics, but with his help, things could not have gone more smoothly and I felt confident and educated every step of the way. He was responsive (and I had a lot of questions!) and took great care to be as present as possible. I was very impressed with his knowledge and advice through listing and negotiating, and all of the services he hired did an outstanding job with photos, video, etc. I was extremely happy with the outcome in every aspect. I am so grateful for Charles’s guidance and would 100% recommend him to my closest friends and family.
– Brynne R.
Charlie is a consummate professional and a great person to work with. He made the home selling process so easy and he understands and knows the marketplace. Charlie understands how to show and market a home and he is not above getting his hands dirty from fixing something to taking out the trash. He is also an all around good person. I will definitely use him again - in fact I am as he is looking for homes for us currently.
– Lara G.
Charlie is the purest and best definition of what a professional realtor is. He handled everything from prepping our home for showings, having photos taken to running comps and market insights into how we should price it so it would sell quickly. To say this was an amazing home selling experience would be an understatement. Charlie is the type of realtor who will bring out his own tools or can of paint to fix something on a home so it shows better. Outside of his professionalism and work ethic he is a genuinely good guy as well.
– Lara G. & Jim M.
Charlie is hands-down the BEST broker in SWFL. Trustworthy, Thorough and Responsive are just a few ways to describe Charlie. Listed my property for sale and within 6 hours we had a FULL price offer. Beyond his expertise in the SWFL real estate market, Charlie is one of the most genuine people you will ever meet. Humble and Hilarious are a few words to describe his persona. You will have a smile and a laugh through each interaction with your desired end-goal! NETNET: I could not recommend Charlie more. A great broker and an American hero whom honorably served our great country!
– Wyatt S.
Charlie was introduced to me from a mutual acquaintance. From the very first phone call I knew he would be great to work with. So great that I trusted his expertise and purchased a home he recommended sight unseen. I would never have done this before but I felt so good about his knowledge on the area and his professionalism made it an easy decision for me. Anyone looking for a home in SWFL should be seeking Charlie asap!
– Amber & Brandon B.
The first time I met Charlie was when he came over to look at my house. This was at the very beginning of Covid19 but before stay at home and social distancing. He was very personable and very professional. I felt totally at ease and secure with Charlie as my realtor. He went over the house inside and out, including the attic, and then left to research the city permits for work previously done. His thorough research led to finding errors in previous listings which gained me 500 more square feet His research took about three days but when he called with the proposed ask price, it was $10,000 more than what another realtor proposed. Charlie knew I was in a hurry to sell so he explained this price would make for a quick sale, whereas a higher price could take longer. He had a professional photographer take amazing pictures, put the listing online on Saturday or Sunday, held an open house on Sunday and received a full price offer by 8:00 pm Sunday evening. The buyers had a house inspection, pool inspection, and sea wall inspection with Charlie present at all three. We went over everything mentioned in the inspections and he counseled me on what to fix or not fix. He offered suggestions on how to get the repairs done and by whom. He assured me throughout that everything was normal and nothing out of the ordinary. It was all completed during the 30 days between the offer and closing. The closing was during the height of the pandemic so the title company agent was working from home. She and I did almost everything via the computer but when that was not possible, Charlie was the go between - he would pick up and deliver. He made everything work during a very hectic and confusing time for everyone. I accidentally left behind a box of papers and pictures so he volunteered to pick them up and mail to me - above and beyond typical service. If I ever move back to Southwest Florida, he will be my first call, he’s awesome.
– Julie S.
Wow. I don't even know where to start (in a great way) From the minute we chose Charles Ruck to be our realtor he has been nothing short of amazing. We live in NJ and were looking to purchase a waterfront vacation home in Southwest Florida. It was completely random that we chose Charles Ruck and had never met him or had any connections with him before. He responded immediately to our online inquiry and came to our rescue. He showed us over 40 houses within a few days (during our short visit to FL) and found us the best house ever that we ended up closing on. From the minute we met Charlie, we knew this was the guy for the job. First off, he was in the US Military. Big plus in our book. Hats off to you Charlie and thank you for your service. Besides all of the laughing we did during our house hunting journey, Charlie is thoughful, intelligent and most of all sincere. You know you can trust him the first few minutes you spend with him. He makes it very obvious that he is working for you and wants to meet every expectation you have. Needless to say, he not only met, but exceeded every single one of our expectations and went far beyond the call of duty. My husband and I have purchased many homes over the years and have never had a realtor who worked harder than Charlie Ruck. When we think about everything he's done for us, bending over backwards, making deals, negotiating, paperwork, time management, doing tons of research, being completely prepared, knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate, we get big smiles on our faces. Charlie, you are a top notch realtor and in our books, you are the best in the business. Your type-A personality is something we are very grateful for. If anyone is looking to purchase a home in the Southwest Florida area, Charles Ruck is the man for the job. We promise you, you won't be disappointed. Thank you again Charlie.
– Laura & Bill A.
I had my home previously listed with a different agent and then in the early phases of Covid-19 in Florida, the impact on the higher end real estate market became very evident and as a result I decided to take my home off of the market. During that quiet period, I was very fortunate to have a telephone discussion with Charlie which led me to invite him to my home to continue our dialogue. In hindsight, clearly a very beneficial invitation from my point of view. Charlie's professionalism combined with his very humble personality became the key ingredients in this very successful partnership. Charlie prepared an extremely detailed marketplace summary which allowed us together to make strategic decisions regarding our sales strategy and once in motion, Charlie navigated through to a very successful completion. For a variety of personal reasons, the sale of my home was an extremely emotional experience for me. The combination of Charlie's knowledge and very well rounded personality resulted in a potentially life altering event having much less impact on me than I could have ever imagined. Charlie's handling of high end real estate in a relatively small market more than exceeded my expectations in every way. I certainly can't verbalize just how very impressed I have been with every facet of Charlie's involvement in the recent sale of my home and would urge anyone considering entry into the real estate market in our area either as a seller or a buyer to consider Charlie as a very key part in that decision.
– John S.
We had the pleasure of meeting Charles at an open house. Speak about blessings. We then decided to use Charlie as our realtor and it was by far one of the best decisions we have made. We told him what we wanted and our budget and off to work he went. Along the way if we had any questions and I mean any he answered them immediately and if he didn’t know the answer, he’d say “give me a few to find out” and sure enough he got the answer. He guided us as needed so that there was never a negative experience along the way. Never pushy or made us feel like it was a business venture he was truly committed to finding us the perfect house. This was the smoothest and positive house purchase we have ever experienced. He is very professional, punctual, and honest. We now have included Charlie in our circle of friends as well as our favorite realtor. We would recommend him to anyone that needed a realtor in this area because he can find the perfect house for everyone. If you have any doubts or have had a negative experience Charlie is your person to turn that around for you. He will not disappointed we promise.
– Karen S. & Tommy P.
Charlie Ruck is a fantastic realtor. He is so easy to communicate with, extremely knowledgeable, and has a great sense of humor which made the entire process very positive and enjoyable for us. We were somewhat undecided and a bit all over the place on exactly what we were looking for and Charlie was incredibly helpful and patient in showing us options with different properties which really helped us hone-in on what we wanted and buy the home that was right for us. In addition to that, he was such a great resource all through the entire process, even helping us locate trusted business professionals for all the many other needs associated with buying a home. Whether it was getting a dock inspected, propane tanks filled, or lawn service, we never felt like we didn’t have an advocate while buying a home in SW Florida but being 1200 miles away in Michigan. We can’t say enough good things about Charlie and highly recommend him. A class act.
– Boyd B.
Charlie was wonderful from start to finish. We were blessed to meet him at the open house of the property we eventually bought and it only got better from there. I know we were not his only clients, but he goes above and beyond the extra mile to let you know that you are priority to him. He met us out there many times and I know that meant time away from his sweet family, but he always showed up with a smile. He remained one step ahead of the process and very knowledgeable in all areas. If we had questions, he got the answers for us. Nothing ever felt like a business transaction with Charlie, but more like a friendship. Charlie was a hard worker, honest, loyal, friendly, gracious, thankful and served us very well. He is the real deal and anyone would be blessed to have him as a realtor. I have to give props to his parents, because they obviously did an amazing job raising a wonderful man. Thank you so much, Charlie.
– Krisha & Chris H.
Where do I start. Well first of all, he helped us find our forever dream home. For that I am eternally grateful. He is the kind of person who really gets to know his client and is extremely patient. He is friendly, personable, prompt, meticulous, and tireless in his pursuit of finding the right home for you. I have bought houses before and i have dealt with many a realtor, but this is the first time it was, well, easier than I ever imagined it could be. He goes above and beyond what typical realtors do. If you can have an honest conversation with him, he can help you find what you are looking for in a home. Not only that, he has very good knowledge of structures, and businesses should you need extended services and assistance. You get that genuine feeling with him that he not only wants to help you, but he loves his career and he has a great passion for it. If you are looking for the perfect realtor. This is your guy.
– Gigi I.
I cannot sing the praises for Charlie Ruck enough, our experience with him was the best we've ever encountered in a real estate transaction. From the very start, Charlie was open, honest, and one of the very few people who actually delivered more than advertised. We met Charlie when he showed our property while we were trying to sell it on our own and was not working out, while that client was not a buyer, Charlie believed our property should and would sell if he represented us, so, we listed the house with Charlie and within two weeks we had multiple offers. We accepted one of those offers and closed within a few weeks. During the inspection and due diligence phase, Charlie went above and beyond to help as my wife and I now live in Minnesota and were unable to be there. I unconditionally recommend this young, honest, and enthusiastic realtor, Charlie Ruck. Feel free to contact me as reference.
– Leon W.
We were fortunate enough to hire Charles Ruck as our real estate agent. Our unique property needed just the right buyer to fall in love with 4-acres a remodeled Florida cottage along with several out buildings. Charles worked hard and found just the right fit. He not only sold our place within three short months, but he was amazing to work with. Charles took us through the sale, closing and beyond. He is extremely professional, caring, and he attended to every detail of the selling process. My husband and I highly recommend Charles Ruck when you are looking to buy or sell your home.
– Diane L.
I have bought and sold homes 23 times in my lifetime and honestly have not worked with a realtor that was so thorough. Charlie went the extra mile for us as clients. We needed to make several repairs to the home and because this was a second home and we were 1500 miles away he set up several contractors to do the repairs (honest contractors) and what they didn’t get done he personally took care of himself. To top it all off he made sure we got the most money for our home. The entire process was a joy and he made it very easy and painless.
– Gary H.
Charlie went the extra mile
Charlie is the type of realtor that you only see in movies. The kind that knows the area like the back of his hand. Is able to negotiate the best possible price no matter how challenging the situation. He is there for you at a moments notice. Surely someone like this only exists on the big screen right? Not true. He is alive and well and practicing real estate right here in Southwest Florida. The guy is a living legend. If you have the chance to partner with him for your next home sale purchase you will not regret it.
– Shaun P.
Charlie was one of the most helpful real estate agents I have ever worked with. We were out of state clients, and wouldn't have been as successful as we were without Charlie's assistance. He looked at houses for us, did many FaceTime walk throughs, and helped us narrow down the list of possibilities for our in person visits. He definitely went the extra mile once we chose a house to ensure all of the details were taken care of, and stayed on top of everything for us. He was responsive and a pleasure to work with.
– Jamie R.
From start to finish, Charlie made the home buying process painless. Was our transaction the most complicated in history. Hardly. But we never felt like anything less than Charlie's top priority. Agile. Responsive. Confidence-inspiring. The next time I make one of the most important decisions in my life, Charlie will be my first call.
– Mark B.
Charlie is an A-1 guy. 110% integrity. He stood with me through a challenging sale and purchase of a new home and was always willing to help me out with whatever I needed. I will return to him every time I need a real estate agent.
– Craig H.

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