William Rugen’s Resumé
Awards and Professional Designations
• Awarded the Long Island Board of Realtors Young Professional Network’s Top 20 Rising Stars under 40 in 2014
• Obtained NYS RE Salesperson license in October 2011
• Began working as an Assistant Office Manager specializing in new agent training in December 2012
• Obtained NYS RE Brokers license in December 2013
• Earned the National Association of Realtors Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource Designation (SFR)
• Bachelor of Arts in History & Secondary Education from St Joseph’s College
• Master of Science in Special Education from Queens College
Credentials & Memberships
• Member of the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island (MLSLI)
• Member of the New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR)
• Member of the Long Island Board of Realtors (LIBOR)
• National Association of Realtors Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource (SFR) Designation
• Member of One Key MLS of NY (Servicing Suffolk, Nassau, Queens, Kings, Manhattan, Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange & Sullivan Counties)
• Active member of the Suffolk County Historical Society
• Active real estate investor
Who is William Rugen?
As a former teacher, William Rugen prides himself on educating his clients. He is passionate about his clients’ needs and goals. Instead of telling you what to do, all options are weighed as a team with the focus on the client making the decision.
William Rugen epitomizes integrity, energy, dedication, hard work, and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction.
William Rugen is a real estate broker and the owner of a full-service real estate brokerage. Previously, he held the title of assistant office manager for a national franchise.
This Realtor® has worked in all aspects of the Long Island real estate industry with extensive experience in residential sales, condos, co-ops, HOA’s, commercial real estate, rental properties, flipping houses, first time home buyers, new construction, and property management. In addition to educating his clients, William is responsible for the recruitment and training of new agents.
In 2014, William was named one of the top real estate agents under the age of 40 by the Long Island Board of Realtors’ Young Professionals Network.
Growing up in Suffolk County and obtaining both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from local Universities, William is a lifelong Long Islander. He has sold real estate from Queens to the forks and everywhere between.
When he can get some free time, William loves to fish the Great South Bay, kayak the Connetquot River, and drive his truck on Robert Moses Beach. He has a passion for American History specifically the Civil War era. He loves to watch sports, especially the Yankees, and is thrilled to talk to you about his placement in his fantasy sports leagues. William has visited nine countries in Europe and would love to talk to you about his experiences. If there’s a Long Island street fair or event, kick back with him and enjoy a cold beer. He’ll talk your ear off.
You should consider William Rugen to assist you in your real estate transaction because he prides himself on honesty, aggressiveness, an expansive knowledge of the current marketplace and a constant line of communication between he and his clients.
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What People Say
Billy Rugen is professional, knowledgeable and sincere. Selling our home was a great experience due to Billy’s expertise as our listing agent. The entire process was smooth. Billy is intelligent and down to earth which creates a positive relationship. Thank you Billy for your assistance in selling our home promptly.
I don’t know if I have quite the room here to express how amazing working with Billy was in both the selling of our current home and then the buying of our new one. This gives us a great insight into how he works on both sides of the transaction and let me tell you it was masterful. There is no part of the process that Billy is not an expert in. He guided us through the entire process from getting the house in order, pricing it correctly and then conducting open houses in which his incredible personality truly shows through. That quality alone will help you get your house sold quickly. Now add to that when you go and see homes with him he spots every little thing that could be a concern and points out anything you should pay attention too when viewing homes. I feel like a much more informed buyer after going through this experience on every level and his work and diligence helped us find the perfect forever home for our family. Then he negotiated and helped us get a good deal on both homes. I cannot strongly recommend Billy enough to anyone looking to buy or sell a home and definitely if you need to do both. (PS. He prefers Billy to William)
Billy is an excellent realtor. He is knowledgeable, honest and communicates on a daily basis. He sold my co-op in November 2017. I had it on the market for two years and had numerous buyers but were rejected by the board. Billy never gave up. He is a go getter. Billy is helping me find my next home a condo. I would recommend Billy you will not be disappointed
He is an excellent real estate agent! He communicated with me on a frequent basis (at least several times a week if not on a daily basis)! He responded to emails and texts quickly! He is a patient individual! My house sold within a couple of months of being listed with him and his company!
Billy went above and beyond with our buying and selling process! Billy came to us prepared with several comparisons within our neighborhood. We listed with a great price and much to our amazement our home was sold in 4 days! He was in contact with us daily. Buying our other home was more of a challenge but Billy was diligent with us and we found the perfect home. he made time and had patience for our pickiness! Billy’s laid back and charismatic personality helped us get through a very emotional time. We recommend Billy to everyone looking to buy or sell or rent a home!
Billy assisted us with buying and selling our home which involved 2 kids and a mother in law. Billy has the patience of a saint and never made us feel rushed or overwhelmed. His serene demeanor would be my only motivation to move again! Thank you Billy for helping us find the perfect home!
Aggressively marketed and sold our home in 6 weeks and stuck by us through the arduous process of purchasing our dream home that was a “short sale.”
Billy is not only knowledgeable, but patient and honest. My fiancé and I, were going through the process of purchasing our first home. Billy spent time discussing the pros and cons of each prospective home and often told us when a place was listed for more than it’s worth. That kind of honesty can not be over-stated as realtors are paid based on commissions, which are based on the final selling price of the home. That still did not stop Billy from being honest with us. He spent countless nights showing us homes and never made us feel any pressure to buy something we were un-comfortable with. In the end, Billy helped us find the perfect place at a price which was way under market value. Billy made searching for and buying a home a stress-free process and I thank him for that.
William has been a wonderful asset during our house hunt! His knowledge and drive is remarkable! I fully trusted him and he made the process as simple as possible. We were very happy with his service!
Mr. Rugen is the ideal agent in that he doesn’t pressure you into making a decision. In fact, the perfect example of him putting a buyer’s interests before their own is when he actually talked me OUT of buying a home. I fell in love with it’s interior upgrades but Mr. Rugen was diligent in pointing out the major flaws with its location and exterior. Needless to say I’m happy I made the decision I did. Mr. Rugen ran a formal analysis before putting in my offer and I ended up getting it for a lower price than I was willing to pay!!! (Sshhhh don’t tell the seller!) I would recommend anyone with an interest in buying or selling a home use William Rugen as their Realtor. You won’t be disappointed and in fact, you’ll start referring him to your family and friends, too!
I would recommend Billy to anyone looking to sell their home. He came prepared with a formal analysis as far as my competition and suggested value. We priced it accordingly and we found our buyer within twelve days of being on the market!! I am overjoyed that the process went so quickly and painlessly. Billy was upfront from the get-go. My daughter will be using him in six months to sell her home!! Thank you Billy!!!
My husband and I were buying our first home and Billy was awesome. The home buying process can be long and tedious. Billy is a great down to earth person. He is very professional, eager to please, and is able to find properties of interest based on your individual interest. He is able to pinpoint properties that are a waste of time and works within your price range. Most importantly, when purchasing a home the process can be very stressful. Billy isn’t a Realtor that will stalk you on a daily basis. He is patient and empathetic to the individual needs of his clients. I’m recommending him to all of my family and friends because Billy has become a part of our family.
We are buying our first home and Billy was amazing!! We had no idea what to do or expect when buying a house. I would always ask Billy questions and he would answer me asap. Any questions I had even something that wasn’t in his field he would let me know who to ask. He was ALWAYS on time when he was showing us houses. Actually he was always early. He showed us plenty of houses and always listened to what we were looking for in our home. We have now found our home and are moving in a few weeks. We couldn’t be happier and we have Billy Rugen to thank.