The Woodlands

2829 Technology Forest Blvd. Suite 340
The Woodlands, TX 77381
  • Direct: (281) 825-7445
  • Cell: (281) 825-7445

Originally from England and a resident of the Houston area since 1998, Ruth Duance has made several international and local moves, so she certainly understands how stressful these times can be. But she’s also aware of how exciting and rewarding a move can be, as when she and her family moved to The Woodlands in 2004!

Ruth is a Realtor who loves her job, takes it very seriously and wants to help all of her clients, whether tenants, landlords, buyers, sellers or investors, have the smoothest move possible. Her work style is to “be there” for her clients through every step of their real estate journey and remain long after the transaction has closed. That’s why one friend calls her “WIT” because she believes Ruth will do “Whatever It Takes” to get a deal done!

For example, there was the time Ruth helped a client clean a home before the moving truck arrived because the scheduled cleaners didn’t show up. On another occasion, she spent hours in the county clerk’s office searching records to prove that a lien against one of her sellers was incorrect and had been mistakenly misfiled against her client instead of the correct party who had a similar name. On yet another, she waited in her clients’ home for furniture to be delivered when an emergency arose and, being new to town, they didn’t have anyone else to turn to.

Clearly, Ruth will do whatever is in the best interest of her clients and make things flow. She also pledges to give each client equal attention whether it be for a lease or a multi-million dollar listing. Her hope is that at the end of the transaction, her name will be the one clients remember when someone asks “Do you know a great Realtor?” If that happens, she will feel she has done her job well!

An Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), Ruth shares a philosophy learned from her mother that she passes on to clients even now. That is, you will know if a house will be a good home the minute you walk in. If it doesn’t feel right then, it won’t get better the longer you stay. It’s an attitude that has served her and her buyers very well.

Away from the office, Ruth and her husband, David, married since 1985, are proud parents and devoted cheerleaders to their two children. Their son Jason, who graduated from Texas A&M University in 2016 with a Masters in accounting, works with one of the big four accounting companies in Houston; while daughter Chloe, in high school in The Woodlands, is a dancer and member of Boni's En Toure, a competitive dance team.

Ruth was very helpful and treated us like we were her only clients. Overall experience was very positive, we will recommend to friends and family or anyone else who is looking for a oustanding real estate agent. Fred and Debbie S.

Seller

2017-10-06


Ruth is an amazing Realtor. She goes beyond the scope of her duties to help you in whatever way she can. I wholeheartedly recommend her.

Seller

2017-08-05


Ruth built a relationship with her client. That's the key to the service industry. Would highly recommend Ruth and would use her again.

Buyer

2017-08-04


Ruth was excellent. She went above and beyond in every way. She worked wonders for us and we are so happy in our home. She deserves a HUGE raise!.

Buyer

2017-07-05


Ruth was great - would recommend and use again!

Buyer

2017-06-18


Ruth went above and beyond for me and my husband. She has always been prompt with communication and quick to make amendments when necessary. We would definitely use her again.

Buyer

2017-06-09


I have had the great pleasure of working with Ruth Duance on multiple home sales and purchases. She goes above and beyond the call of duty. On the sale of my last home, she had told me a couple of times I needed to get some power-washing done on the exterior. I delayed in setting that up because I had already moved out and had other things on my mind. But on a Sunday afternoon, I went to the house and she was there with her two kids finishing up a full power wash of my driveway, the sidewalk, the exterior brick on a certain part of the house and the entire back patio. And we sold the house quickly at a price I was satisfied with. I wholeheartedly recommend Ruth Duance for all your real estate needs in The Woodlands!

Seller

2017-05-12


Ruth was wonderful and several times she was able to settle me down when I was worried about the type of loan the potential buyer was trying to secure. She never pressed me for an answer and did everything she could to give me enough time to make a decision of whether to accept or not. I really appreciated that and I enjoyed getting to know her.

Seller

2016-10-24


Ruth made me feel like she would do whatever it took to get me into the home I wanted. She was always available to help me out whenever needed I will definitely use her again and recommend her to everyone I know.

Buyer

2016-10-12


We are very happy with our realtor Ruth Duance

Seller

2016-09-14


Ruth is the calmest, most caring and savvy realtor that I know! When I was fraught with worry, she calmed me down. When I was concerned about inspections or appraisals, she explained how things would work and how we would adapt or make adjustments if needed. With Ruth, there is no potential issue that cannot be handled! I would always choose her over any other realtor because she is not only very knowledgeable, current, and competent, she is also a friend, and that is worth everything to me.

Seller

2016-07-21


Ruth was simply brilliant. She worked really hard on our behalf to ensure we got a fair deal and to close smoothly. We can't recommend her highly enough.

Buyer

2016-07-03


Great realtor

Seller

2016-06-19


Ruth Duance went above and beyond what a realtor should do!

Buyer

2016-06-15


Ruth is exceptional!

Buyer

2016-03-31


"My wife and I have bought and sold four houses in four cities the past 15 years. We have amassed a great deal of experience with Realtors of all kinds. we've worked with very poor ones, and we've worked with exceptional ones. The exceptional Realtor is the one who focuses diligently on the priorities of the client and stays engaged until every last loose string is tied, every 't' is crossed and 'i' dotted. Ruth is one of those exceptional Realtors. This is our first time renting and opposed to buying, and she was proactive throughout the entire process. She ensured we were prepared, informed and that we had choices that suited us well. She was generous with her time and her expertise, and she's a really nice person; we enjoyed the process of working with her because of both who she is and what she knows. When it comes time for us to make a purchasing decision on a new home in the future, if we stay in The Woodlands area, we will not hesitate to work with her again. I'm looking forward to it, in fact. Thank you for everything you've done for us Ruth."

Paul and Amy Hirsch

2016-03-09


My wife and I have bought and sold four houses in four cities the past 15 years. We have amassed a great deal of experience with Realtors of all kinds. we've worked with very poor ones, and we've worked with exceptional ones. The exceptional Realtor is the one who focuses diligently on the priorities of the client and stays engaged until every last loose string is tied, every 't' is crossed and 'i' dotted. Ruth is one of those exceptional Realtors. This is our first time renting and opposed to buying, and she was proactive throughout the entire process. She ensured we were prepared, informed and that we had choices that suited us well. She was generous with her time and her expertise, and she's a really nice person; we enjoyed the process of working with her because of both who she is and what she knows. When it comes time for us to make a purchasing decision on a new home in the future, if we stay in The Woodlands area, we will not hesitate to work with her again. I'm looking forward to it, in fact. Thank you for everything you've done for us Ruth.

Buyer

2016-03-09


Ruth is absolutely amazing! She went above and beyond!

Seller

2016-02-05


"Ruth is absolutely amazing! She went above and beyond! "

Julieann Fannin

2016-02-05


"VERY PROFESSIONAL AND WAS ALWAYS ABLE TO HELP FIGURE OUT A SOLUTION TO ANY CONCERN THAT I HAD SINCE I WAS 250 MILES AWAY."

Stephen Grey

2016-01-20


VERY PROFESSIONAL AND WAS ALWAYS ABLE TO HELP FIGURE OUT A SOLUTION TO ANY CONCERN THAT I HAD SINCE I WAS 250 MILES AWAY.

Seller

2016-01-20


Ruth was fantastic! She was incredibly knowledgeable about the neighborhoods, the homes themselves (shows us how everything worked) and helped ensure all of the T's were crossed during the closing. We would highly recommend her to anyone and everyone and look forward to working with her again when we sell our new home someday! We could not have been more please with her professionalism and desire to find us the perfect home.

Damon and Cecilia Brenner

2015-08-28


Ruth was fantastic! She was incredibly knowledgeable about the neighborhoods, the homes themselves (shows us how everything worked) and helped ensure all of the T's were crossed during the closing. We would highly recommend her to anyone and everyone and look forward to working with her again when we sell our new home someday! We could not have been more please with her professionalism and desire to find us the perfect home.

Buyer

2015-08-28


"Ruth was both impressive in her knowledge and technical abilities related to our home purchase, and reassuring to us as we encountered a wide range of unanticipated challenges. Her attitude helped us remain positive, and her expertise gave us the information and insight we needed. Ruth was recommended to me by a colleague at work, and I will recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor in the area."

Roy and Summer Turner

2015-08-09


Ruth was both impressive in her knowledge and technical abilities related to our home purchase, and reassuring to us as we encountered a wide range of unanticipated challenges. Her attitude helped us remain positive, and her expertise gave us the information and insight we needed. Ruth was recommended to me by a colleague at work, and I will recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor in the area.

Buyer

2015-08-09


Ruth Duance is an excellent realtor! She really cares about her clients. She is ostient with her clients. She is knowledgable about homes and neighborhoods. Over the past 6 years we have used Ruth 3 times, twice for leased homes and now for our purchaded home. Ruth is awesome.

Buyer

2015-07-26


Ruth Duance is an excellent realtor! She really cares about her clients. She is ostient with her clients. She is knowledgable about homes and neighborhoods. Over the past 6 years we have used Ruth 3 times, twice for leased homes and now for our purchaded home. Ruth is awesome.

Raylene Atkinson and Tracey Englemann

2015-07-26


Ruth was fantastic and went above and beyond. I had an injured ankle when I began my house hunt. Ruth did not blink and eye and drove me to viewings. She continues to answers questions when I call and bug her! :-)

Buyer

2015-01-23


Ruth did a WONDERFUL job for me...sold 2 houses and helped me find a new home in just the right location and one that would hold all my "stuff"!!! I'd recommend her to anyone!!!

Seller

2014-11-02


Ruth always goes the extra mile and keeps the client as the main focus. This is my second experience with Ruth and it never fails that she does all she can to make the transactions go smoothly. She is always available to answer questions and make sure I have all the information I need to make the best decision for me and my family. Ruth always made our outings to view properties convenient for my schedule. Once I decided on a home, she was with me every step of the way, from the big things to little things. I would never hesitate to recommend Ruth to everyone I know!

Buyer

2014-03-01


We had the privilege of being represented by both Elise Repa and Ruth Duance. Besides being knowledgeable and professional, these two ladies accommodated our schedules, reassured us when we were waiting for inspections and appraisals, and anticipated and patiently responded to our endless emails and texts, acting like our questions were incredibly intelligent. When we were out of town, Elise even kept our dog outside while two people viewed our house, and one of them ended up buying it! When we moved out of our house, we forgot to get some computer equipment out of the attic. A quick text to Elise and she cheerfully climbed the stairs in her dress and high heels - who does that? Ruth and Elise were responsive to our phone calls, texts, and emails, and kept us from lying awake at night worrying about the million uncertainties that plague clients. In short, they are great at what they do as realtors, but their kindness and warmth and genuine care made them exceptional. I know it sounds cheesy and trite, but Elise and Ruth became our friends during the buying and selling process. Each conveyed a real dedication to making our experience as smooth and non-traumatic as possible. For anyone looking for an agent to trust, either Ruth or Elise have our absolute endorsement.

Buyer

2013-09-04


Ruth was great. She was very patient with me. I looked at a lot of houses. She helped me make a great decision on location, and I love my home very much.

Buyer

2013-08-31


Ruth was much more than an agent for my husband and me. She learned our likes and was intuitive in choosing houses for us to visit. She listened to our comments about furniture placement the first time we toured a house and then was as knowledgeable about our china cabinet and office desk as we were! Once we fell in love with a house, she played devil's advocate to help us with our rose-colored glasses. She had local contacts and set us up with an excellent painter She went above and beyond any agent we have worked with, even visited us the day after we moved in. I would highly recommend Ruth to anyone looking for a home - they will not be disappointed.

Seller

2013-08-31


Ruth was much more than an agent for my husband and me. She learned our likes and was intuitive in choosing houses for us to visit. She listened to our comments about furniture placement the first time we toured a house and then was as knowledgeable about our china cabinet and office desk as we were! Once we fell in love with a house, she played devil's advocate to help us with our rose-colored glasses. She had local contacts and set us up with an excellent painter She went above and beyond any agent we have worked with, even visited us the day after we moved in. I would highly recommend Ruth to anyone looking for a home - they will not be disappointed.

Randy and Linda Rush

2013-08-31


Ms. Ruth Duance has an unparalleled high level of commitment and integrity in reaching customer's goal. We strongly recommend Ms. Duance and will definitely reached out to her again if ever in need to buy a new property in the Woodlands, TX area.

Seller

2013-07-01


Ms. Ruth Duance has an unparalleled high level of commitment and integrity in reaching customer's goal. We strongly recommend Ms. Duance and will definitely reached out to her again if ever in need to buy a new property in the Woodlands, TX area.

Gabriel & Myrna Castillo

2013-06-13


Ruth Duance is an excellent realtor. She is thorough and knowledgeable. She kept our best interest in mind throughout the entire process.

Buyer

2013-03-08


We couldn't be happier. Her professionalism, dedication, attention, patience, honest advice, and experience is first rate. Thank you Ruth again for all you did for us !!!

Buyer

2013-03-04


I love working with Ruth. She has great knowledge in the housing business. She gives you vital informations that one doesn't think of in the moment.

Seller

2013-03-04


Ruth is a wonderful realtor! She was very accessible and communicated thoroughly and always in a timely manner. I can't even begin to state all the things she did to help us sell our home, from the amazing pictures posted to negotiations with the buyer and she guided us all the way up to closing...she was there every step of the way. Ruth went the extra mile and I will definitely use her again in the future.

Seller

2013-03-01


How do I describe my buy/sell experience with Ruth Duance? Customer service, customer service, customer service. Anyone in The Woodlands area looking to buy or sell property ought to contact Ruth at Texas Heritage Properties. She's the "can do" real estate professional who delivers from the very first contact till the deal is closed. Ruth smoothed the wrinkles from my difficult international relocation by always responding to my questions and keeping it a fun, pleasant experience.

Seller

2013-03-01


Ruth is a wonderful realtor! She was very accessible and communicated thoroughly and always in a timely manner. She not only helped me find the perfect place but she is still just a phone call away if I ever have a question. Ruth went the extra mile and I will definitely use her again in the future!

Buyer

2013-03-01


Love Ruth!!!

Buyer

2013-03-01


Ruth made the process of selling our home so effortless and painless (as painless as moving can be!). She kept in constant contact and followed up on every detail. Her help and dedication was greatly appreciated. If we ever move back to The Woodlands area -- one decision is already made --- our Realtor!

Seller

2013-03-01


Ruth you are a true miracle worker! Thanks for all that you do. You have been my realtor for 5 years and wouldn't trade ya for anything!

Buyer

2011-03-29


If I can rate Ruth Duance over 5.0 I would. She exceded all my expectations. I will refer her to friends and family and contact her for any future needs.

Seller

2010-12-14


Ruth really went above and beyind to help me with the purchase of my home and has been more than helpful since closing with any questions that have arisen. I would be more than happy to recommend her to a friend.

Buyer

2010-12-13


...The Best Realtor in Town!!!!! no doubt about it...

Seller

2010-11-22


We were in good hands with Ruth. She made sure the transaction went smoothly.

Seller

2010-07-12


Couldn't have asked for more. Ruth was approachable, knowledgable, communicative and always available to help. She was very creative when needed and I could always turn to her for anything. That was a great relief during a stressful time. She gave 100% all the time. Sold the house very quickly. She was great.

Seller

2010-06-18


It was a pleasure working with Ruth!

Buyer

2010-06-17


Ruth Duance has been the best realtor I have ever worked with. She is very Knowledge, beyond normal. She went to the extreme to make this closing happen. She was on top of everything, making sure all the documents were filled out, was keeping me informed on what was happing in the process, etc I loved Working with here

Buyer

2010-04-23


Ruth rocks! She has been such a wonderful help to us and has gone above and beyond to aid us in our move to Houston. I can't thank her enough and am so grateful that we found her as our realtor. Laura and Andrew Baer

Buyer

2010-04-23


Ruth did a great job! Always available to answer questions. She didn't run short of patience, despite my 9 month long distance search for a house.

Buyer

2010-01-06


Very Serious, Reliable & Professional Realtor

Seller

2010-01-05


Ruth did an excellent job of guiding us through the various stages of the process. From searching for the home through the closing process she was with us and helped us every step of the way, even going so far as to help us to remember several steps in the closing of our other home in TN in which another realtor was not doing as great a job.

Buyer

2009-12-07


Ruth provided us with service and expertise that highly exceeded our expectations. Thank you!

Buyer

2009-07-15


Thank you so much for helping Paxton and I find our condo...we'll be needing you again to look for a rent home at the end of lease! :-) Take care, Theresa

Buyer

2009-07-15

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