The Wall Street Journal in partnership with REAL Trends recently recognized ‘The Thousand,” – the top 1,000 real estate professionals in the US and this good news comes as Teles continues its record-breaking growth and expansion.

This is a prestigious honor because The Thousand represents a listing of the best real estate professionals and teams in the United States in a variety of different categories. Despite the fact that, overwhelmingly, our business is about people, we sometimes lose track of the humanity of the experience when we focus on simple numeric rankings.

This is our way of telling the story of the people behind those numbers.

The fragmented San Diego real estate market has many little real estate offices and hybrid-teams that attempt to compete for recognition across various rankings.

There are very few, however, that have the legacy and dedicated contribution to the community like Ruth Pugh and the Ruth Pugh Group (RPG).

A true believer in partnerships, Ruth has built RPG to be a powerhouse in San Diego real estate, with teams serving the entire county across multiple asset classes. Ruth’s partners, Jarret Pugh and Dan Tomasi, have built and grown RPG over the years as a hyper-focused team that not only has the utmost client service perspective but does it through developing the people on their team with coaching, mentoring, and deal management resources.

Often recognized in various publications and rankings, RPG has sold over 10,000 homes – making it one of the most productive and successful teams in the world.

In addition, Ruth’s commitment is based on doing in whatever it takes to give back to the community through her active foundation and in her daily mentoring of the team members.

“Ruth Pugh is a legend in the San Diego real estate market,” said Sharran Srivatsaa, President of Teles Properties. “Her commitment to the business and all that she has done for the community at large year over year is something that is truly remarkable and unparalleled. Ruth and RPG are poised to break records in the years to come.”



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After deciding to sell our home, we interviewed a couple of realtors and decided on the Ruth Pugh group. In hindsight, this was the best choice we could have made. They told us exactly what we needed to do to the house to get it sold. Ruth presented us with local comps to help educate us with the local market and a week later we had accepted an offer and sold our home! Dan Tomasi handled the negotiations and was very thorough and negotiated the deal we were all excited about. Our house was on 4 acres and going into this I thought would be tough to sell. The Ruth Pugh group and Dan Tomasi got it sold in a little over a week! We were very fortunate to have them on our side and would highly recommend them if you are looking to sell/buy your next home!