Rick Ruggiero IIContact Agent
Baker & Co.
“Success in real estate depends upon balancing education and expectations.”
As Managing Broker and Relocation Director for Baker & Co., RICK RUGGIERO II possesses an unerring sense of balance. A real estate professional with 15 years of experience, he understands that educating his clients is the best way to ensure success.
“Everyone has been told by a friend that this trend or that neighborhood is hot, but it’s my job to verify the truth of those statements and to educate my clients about what they can realistically expect. It’s only when they understand the big picture that they can make informed decisions.”
During his career, Rick has gained expertise in a number of real estate disciplines, including corporate relocation, residential development, and brokerage management. A Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE), Rick has won numerous industry awards and is included in YTAC – Thirty Under 30 Future Business Leaders in Houston. His diversity of knowledge and strong leadership skills are a considerable advantage as Baker & Co. launches their new membership with Forbes Global Properties. Baker & Co. is the exclusive representative in Houston for the prestigious international firm.
“In the 90s my family relocated to London. I was exposed to new cultures and new perspectives, and I developed an appreciation for different points of view. The experience helped me become successful in my work because I recognize that culture plays a huge role in my clients’ motivations. I’ve developed the ability to relate to my audience and to create understanding in the information I convey. I am always thinking several steps ahead during a transaction and that yields a smoother experience for everyone. I anticipate this will prove useful with Forbes international clientele.”
Rick leads an active lifestyle, and enjoys being outdoors playing golf or bouldering. He takes to heart the old saying that laughter is the best medicine. “You can’t take care of others unless you take care of yourself. I look for accidental humor in everyday situations. I have a seven-year-old Siberian Husky, Ju-Ju, who is a source of comedy every day. I grew up with dogs, but she’s an entirely different creature!” Real estate is the perfect career, he says, because of the scheduling flexibility it affords. “People outside the industry often confuse our lack of structured hours with not working, when in fact we often put in more hours than the 9 to 5 crowd; we just have more freedom to define our schedules.”
Described as analytical, loyal, and entertaining, Rick strives to embody all of those qualities. He is a member of Phi Kappa Psi (Texas Alpha) and a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Merit Scholar. Regarding loyalty, despite a series of disappointing seasons he remains a lifelong Denver Broncos fan.
Rick Ruggiero II
Baker & Co.