Phone: (614) 325-0022
Jeff was licensed in 1990 joining Brunner Realtors after spending a number of years operating an exclusive men’s clothing store in German Village and later in Downtown Columbus. As a lifelong resident of Columbus, Jeff has a great reputation working with clients relocating to Central Ohio helping them to understand neighborhoods along with highlights of Columbus including the arts, restaurants and an extensive list of service providers needed to get settled in a new city. Also, when looking in Columbus’ historic neighborhoods, no one has a better understanding of the history that makes these areas so special. Beyond this, Jeff has gained a reputation for representing unique and historic properties throughout the Central Ohio area.
Besides loving representing sellers and buyers, Jeff’s other passion is horses!!! After living in German Village for over 25 years, Jeff and his life partner, Roy, made the move to a small farm on the northern edge of New Albany pursuing his passion of raising, training and showing his horses at hunter/jumper shows throughout the Midwest. This has also given him the unique opportunity to find properties for those who share his passion for horses. Jeff is also a member of Rocky Fork Headley Hunt and donates regularly to organizations who bring therapeutic interactions with horses to kids with special needs or behavioral issues including Dreams on Horseback and PBJ Connections along with others. To say that Jeff is a true animal lover would be an understatement as many who know him appreciate!!!
From start to finish Jeff was incredible to work with. Honest, honorable, well informed, diligent, and conscientious, with a deep understanding of the market and market place. Jeff successfully managed every bump and blip that popped up during the listing/sale process, culminating in a sale of our to a lovely family. A++++ experience. The only negative part of the entire process is that now it is over and I don't get to talk to Jeff regularly!
— Hope Sherman
I am incredibly thankful for Jeff Ruff. Going into the process of finding my first home, I thought I was prepared. I was very wrong. Nothing can prepare you for how stressful the housing market currently is and how discouraging & frustrating it can be buying a home (even with a great budget!) due to the demand.
Jeff was extremely patient and kind in explaining each step in the process. However, the most important part of working with Jeff is that he genuinely always had my best interest in mind.
When I started to feel the stress and discouragement of having multiple offers (great offers!) declined, Jeff stayed both positive AND made sure I didn’t start making reckless choices I was going to regret. We stayed dedicated to finding the right house, at the right price. In the end, I did get my dream home and it’s because Jeff brought the listing to my attention AND because of the incredibly strategic offer Jeff was able to craft for me.
Buying a home right now is not just about cash. It’s about making an offer that matches the needs of the buyer, thoughtful timing, and a great agent who wants to fight for you. I don’t know if I would have been able to see the process to the end if I hadn’t found this team to support me through it.
If you are a first time home buyer, seasoned pro, or anything in between, you need all the advantages you can get in this market. Vutech | Ruff are an advantage and you WILL meet your goals with their help. Thank you for everything, Jeff! [Via Google]
— Cait Carney
Jeff pretty much nailed the predictions of what the market would yield for our house. The asking price yielded excellent interest and offers and we had a very short time frame we had to show our house. Extremely knowledgeable about the market. Professional photographs that spotlighted the house and surrounding area. Entire support team from Vutech|Ruff, HER Realtors was on point and organized with excellent communication skills. [Via Google]
— Shannon Reed
"It all went off without a hitch.We needed your expertise. You priced it right and gave us great advice. Quick and painless! It was a pleasure working with you and thanks again for everything." [Sarah, Seller in 43206]
— Sarah, Seller in 43206
Jeff and his team really went above and beyond. They were flexible on communication, went above and beyond on everything from collecting and forwarding mail, meeting contractors at house, just made the whole thing seamless for us. Above all, they did a great job with the listing and sale! Thanks!
We were looking to purchase a home in a very quick turnaround and Jeff was great! We were first-time home buyers and he was very helpful in guiding us through the entire process. Jeff's attention to detail was very helpful in the inspection and negotiations process [Buyer of 699 Bluffview Drive, 43235].
Very professional group. Working with Jeff and his team was great. From first meeting Jeff to meeting and working with everyone on his team we found the experience very educational and enjoyable. They worked with us to develop a solid sale's plan that left us with excellent results.
Thank you for your precious help! I truly appreciate everyone's professionalism and efficiency. I must admit, I never thought the whole process would go so quickly and as smoothly, being physically so far away from Columbus.
— Delphine C.
We had a stringent selection criteria and interviewed several local realtors. We went with Jeff Ruff as he met or exceeded or criteria. After listing, he immediately went to work and soon after that we were in contract for our home sale. I cannot speak highly enough of Jeff and his team as they surpassed all expectations.
— Vince P.
Worked with Jeff twice, first when selling our house in the Merion Village and buying a house in Bexley; then when buying a house for myself. Jeff is simply the best. He was able to give me the best advices to find the house that I needed, and provided constant support and help during difficult times. He and his team are extremely professional and experienced. Highly recommended.
We couldn't have been happier with Jeff as our agent for both our sale & purchase. He was able to get traffic through the door very quickly and the marketing materials and photos were gorgeous. His reputation in the area & knowledge of the market really helped in working with the buyer's agent and they were both able to collaborate and help us work on a short timeline. I've already started recommending V&R to friends and family.
— Sarah B.
Jeff worked with us to find the perfect home that meets all of our requirements in a community where demand is high and choices are limited. He helped us deal with pre closing damage issues and continued post closing to monitor the repairs.
Properties Represented by Jeff
819-821 City Park Avenue
Columbus, OH 43206
$ 795,000 | 6 Bed
723 South Pearl Street
Columbus, OH 43206
$ 595,000 | 3 Bed | 1.1 Bath
497 East Beck Street
Columbus, OH 43206
$ 585,000 | 3 Bed | 1.1 Bath
2654 Lane Road
Columbus, OH 43220
$ 549,900 | 3 Bed | 2.1 Bath
1146 Summit Street
Columbus, OH 43201
$ 499,900 | 2 Bed | 2.1 Bath
560 South Grant Avenue
Columbus, OH 43206
$ 389,000 | 2 Bed | 1.0 Bath
2670 Westbreeze Drive
Hilliard, OH 43026
$ 395,000 | 3 Bed | 2.1 Bath
563 McCutcheon Road
Gahanna, OH 43230
$ 310,000 | 3 Bed | 2.1 Bath
1204 Hamlet Street
Columbus, OH 43201
$ 550,000 | 3 Bed | 3.1 Bath