San Antonio-based Ruple Properties — a rural real estate firm — has joined the ranch and land division of a national, public real estate giant.
The firm led by Garrett Ruple announced Tuesday it had entered a partnership with New York-based real estate tech-company brokerage Compass Inc. (NYSE: COMP), an industry giant with over 25,000 agents and a presence in some 60 markets that debuted on the New York Stock Exchange in April of 2021.
“Their technology has pushed us in … It helps us stay on top of future business,” said Ruple.
Described on its website as the “Pinterest of real estate,” Compass offers a curated visual workspace program that allows agents and clients to collaborate in real time. Buyers and sellers can easily organize homes, centralize discussions, and monitor real time status and price updates.
San Antonio remains the only large Texas metro in which the public company lacks a wide footprint. In neighboring Austin, Compass has amassed over 700 agents in a short time frame since entering the market.
Ruple said he and his team didn’t hesitate in working with Compass due its large reach in the Lone Star State.
“They have such a large footprint in Texas. It gives us a large reach and financial security. These are some of the best brokers in the world.” he said.
Behind Alamo Heights-based boutique residential firm CORIE Properties Group, Ruple is the second group to join Compass in the Alamo City and first in Texas specializing in rural and ranch sales, which continue to boom throughout the state.
“We over the years have explored various other real estate companies. We needed a national reach. We realized how much more effective we can be with Compass. It’s [Ruple Properties] not changing with the exception of taking on a partner,” said Ruple.
Ruple Properties has been selling rural real estate in Texas for over 30 years and operates in in San Antonio, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston.
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