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Ruth Bowes

Experience & Background

I have always been devoted to customer service: from my first job as a waitress to my current career as a Realtor®. Since the 80’s when I was first introduced to computers, I have embraced technology. I am committed to serving my clients by continuing to embrace new technologies and be on the leading edge in my field.

Before I began my career in real estate, I partnered with Tom, first to raise our family of three girls and then to start his business in 1997. I was responsible for establishing operating procedures and executing the marketing strategy. In 2005 I began my career in real estate and have worked with hundreds of buyers and sellers looking for the perfect fit.

I love my work; especially working with clients to downsize, upsize, or relocate. Many of my clients choose to work with me because of my passion for the environment. Being an ACCREDITED GREEN AGENT helps me serve clients that want to know more about energy efficiency in homes. I am also certified as a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and an Accredited Senior Agent (ASA).

I am active in my community as a volunteer, editing the monthly Eden Mills & District Community Club Newsletter & Website and organizing fundraising events.

Tom & I not only reach award winning sales levels– we give back. We believe everyone deserves a roof over their head, therefore we have chosen to donate monthly to the Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis Center and Covenant House (Toronto). As well, I fund several awards at Acton High School every year (since 2007) including the Conductor’s Award for achievement in Music and two smaller awards for academic achievement in business courses.

My Approach

PERSONAL. People/companies/brands you typically do business with are those that you can connect with at some level. We believe, in the end, people do business with people whose values align. A real estate transaction can be an emotional experience, it helps when you have someone in your corner that can empathize.

PROFESSIONAL. We keep it real. Our clients like doing business with us because we set realistic expectations from the beginning and throughout the process of selling or buying your home. We promise: To deliver all the information you need to make wise choices; to give you the necessary time to make decisions, without pressure; to have your back from the beginning to beyond closing; when you contact us, we’ll get back to you promptly. Try it!

PERFORMANCE. It’s not enough to be likeable and to be honest - we need to know what we’re doing! Our clients who are selling want comfort knowing we actually have the ability to sell their homes expediently and at market value. Our buyers want us to listen closely to their needs so we are showing the most relevant homes that match those needs. Since starting in my real estate career, I have been recognized for my sales achievement, and every year since I have worked with determined consistency and dedication to a business I love. After my first year i have always been in the top 10% within the marketplace.



  • We are both active volunteers in our community and make a point in giving back. We shop local. We eat local produce. We care about the community you live in.


  • Even though we are Independant Sales Representatives it serves you if we have good working relationships with other agents. We believe in helping others help their clients. It all comes around.


  • Tom and I are passionate about the environment. As Certified Green Realtors®, we can talk to you about how to lower the emissions of any home you consider. We also walk our talk by printing on FSC paper; driving hybrid cars and living in an uber efficient straw-bale home. We owe it to our three daughters, and our wee little granddaughter.


Our clients love us because of our proven performance, high level of
professionalism, and our connection with them on a personal level.

Current Residential Resale Properties

Recent Sold Properties

40 Lowrie Ln
3 beds | 2 baths | 2400 sq ft
Asking Price: SOLD
14188 Sixth Line
3 beds | 2 baths | 1560 sq ft
Asking Price: SOLD
14188 Sixth Line
Outside of Guelph
3 beds | 2 baths | 1560 sq ft
Asking Price: SOLD
75-35 Mountford Dr
Grange Hill, East Guelph
3 beds | 2 baths | 1392 sq ft
Asking Price: SOLD
33 Memorial St
Guelph Eramosa, Guelph Eramosa
3 beds | 1 bath | 1179 sq ft
Asking Price: SOLD
49 Park St
Outside of Guelph
2 beds | 1 bath | 1279 sq ft
Asking Price: SOLD
304 Severn Dr
Grange Hill, East Guelph
6 beds | 3 baths | 1500 sq ft
Asking Price: SOLD
151 Inkerman St
6 beds | 3 baths | 1100 sq ft
Asking Price: SOLD
131 Surrey St E
Historic Guelph, Downtown Guelph
3 beds | 1 bath | 1116 sq ft
Asking Price: SOLD

My clients say

Sandra B.
Eden Mills

My husband, Todd and I, would like to write a review for both Ruth and Tom Bowes - our Real Estate Agents. We recently put our home on the market in Eden Mills, and they were actually the agents that worked with the sellers when we first bought the home in 2015. We remembered them and knew that they had extensive knowledge and a passion for the area and so we called them up. They were immediately attentive to our needs and met all of them with grace and a real calm when little things came up during our sale. Not by which any of it had anything to do with them - but some unforeseen costly repairs we had to make to close the deal. They both guided us along this journey appropriately, patiently and professionally at all times, and always gave us with their sound best advice on matters and decisions that needed to be made. We would definitely recommend Tom and Ruth Bowes for their expertise in real estate and their honesty and integrity in all matters throughout the process. The deal was done with excellence all-around. Thank you Ruth and Tom!!! Todd and Sandra - Eden Mills, ON

Sarah & Peter
First-home purchase

Working with Ruth and Tom to purchase our first home in Guelph was a wonderful experience! It felt like they were with us through every step of the process and answered all our questions in a timely manner. They were both very knowledgeable about the area and the true value of the homes we were interested in. Ruth and Tom managed to make the often fast-moving house hunting process enjoyable, without pressuring or rushing us into any rash decisions. We felt like the whole process went smoothly; from the first meeting, through the bidding process all the way to the closing date. They gave us ample preparation and guidance so we could purchase a house and make it our home!

House sale

Ruth & Tom have helped me in every way with the “business” of selling my house. They have walked me through the process of selling a country home step-by-step. Throughout the process, they have been easily available and quick to respond to my concerns. Based on their professional and personal experience, they have also been able to share their broad knowledge of properties in Eden Mills and the Guelph/Eramosa area.

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