We just happened to cross paths with Ruma within the first week of browsing for a new house. At first we were cautious about working with her because we were approached by many other agents around the same time, however, Ruma was the ONLY one who was proactively trying to help us and willing to help us do all the research needed to find the best houses. She never hesitated to take us to houses even when we knew we would probably not be interested because she wanted to help us learn about what was out there and what different trade-offs there would be at our price range. She was also never pushy and ALWAYS quick to respond. We learned a lot from her from beginning to end, and we continue to have a great relationship with her even after we purchased a beautiful home with her help. We could not have asked for a better agent than Ruma Sikka!
Ruma was extremely helpful, patient and resourceful. She has excellent local knowledge and offered useful advice when requested. I particularly appreciated not being pressured and feeling extremely comfortable through the process. I would use her again for my real estate needs and definitely recommend her to anyone needing her service.
Ruma helped us understand the Maryland housing market and navigated the tons of paperwork this state insists buyers and sellers sign, even if it is just to submit/entertain an offer. She is a pro at handling all of the nuances involved, has the support of her office, and also works together with agents in other offices. She also provided references for contractors who took care of touching-up the house to prep it for sale.
Ruma also helped us purchase our new home - she must have taken me to 40-50 houses over 5 months, and when my husband and I finally agreed on a house, Ruma guided us through the process of buying and related activities. Ask lots of questions, keep an open mind about the homes you visit, but don't settle for just anything. And use Ruma as a resource for all types of house matters - she has personal experience as well as professional experience!
Ruma helped us buy our first home in the US, she has excellent knowledge of the market and her advice was always helpful and honest. She was prompt, showed a lot of experience and guided us in the process. Understood what we were looking for and what our needs where for the next few years for our family and helped us find what we excactly needed. She is very pleasant and courteous I would recommend Ruma to any of my friends who are looking for a good real estate agent for their next real estate venture. Lyne
Ruma is among the best real estate agents I have come across over the past 15 years. I found her to be very knowledgable and professional, going out of her way (24/7) to ensure that everything happens in a smooth and timely manner. Above all, she is courteous and gracious, very easy to work with, and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a good experience in real estate!