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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

49 Park St
Outside of Guelph
2 beds | 1 bath | 1279 sq ft
Asking Price: SOLD
24 Verney St
Exhibition Park, Downtown Guelph
4 beds | 3 baths | 1501 sq ft
Asking Price: SOLD
48 Lowrie Lane
Outside of Guelph
4 beds | 3 baths | 2590 sq ft
Asking Price: SOLD
10 Ash St
Guelph Eramosa, Guelph Eramosa
3 beds | 2 baths | 1875 sq ft
Asking Price: SOLD
140 Inkerman St
Guelph Eramosa, Guelph Eramosa
3 beds | 1 bath | 1480 sq ft
Asking Price: SOLD
207 Prosser Cir
2 beds | 2 baths | 1097 sq ft
Asking Price: SOLD
43 Frederick St S
Halton Hills
3 beds | 2 baths | 1580 sq ft
Asking Price: SOLD
16 Jason Dr
Guelph Eramosa, Guelph Eramosa
5 beds | 3 baths | 2280 sq ft
Asking Price: SOLD
23 Cedar St
Guelph Eramosa, Guelph Eramosa
4 beds | 2 baths | 1994 sq ft
Asking Price: SOLD

My clients say

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.

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!

Tony & Alissa
House sale

Ruth and Tom Bowes were a pleasure to work with on the sale of our home.  They were very knowledgeable and used all their resources very well to sell our home quickly and with fantastic results.  They made the process extremely simple and worry-free and we would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone selling or buying a home. Thanks again Ruth and Tom!!

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