Rebecca Ruppenthal REALTOR® Salesperson #RS-68665
Rebecca was born and raised in south Texas, while studying abroad in the early 90’s with her university, Southwest Texas State, on an archaeological dig to Belize, she decided to stay and moved to Belize fulltime, becoming a permanent resident, spending many years exploring and learning about the amazing cultures and people of Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. While in Belize she met her husband, Doug, also a fellow expat, from Seattle, WA., who shared her same passion for travel, living life abroad, and tropical weather. Those years of adventure and entrepreneurial successes in Belize also came with hard work and challenges of living in a foreign country, eventually leading the now growing family, to move back to the US. In 2000, Rebecca began her career and love of real estate in Seattle, WA. as business manager for a large property management company in the busy university district with a portfolio of commercial, residential and multi-unit properties, she excelled in this international community at University of Washington. Her ability to work with multi-cultural, multi-generational clientele after years of living abroad also accelerated her success. Then working fulltime in residential sales with buyers and sellers in the fast paced Seattle housing market provided Rebecca with valuable training and expert negotiation skills. After a few years living in Seattle, a much needed winter vacation in December of 2005 solidified the love of beautiful Maui. After a twenty- one-day trip, the family unanimously voted to make Maui home. Fond memories of living in the Caribbean years prior, especially during those cold and rainy days of winter in the Pacific Northwest, made the decision easy. With over 20 years of Real Estate experience, helping first time homeowners navigate the process, or assisting seasoned buyers and sellers, she works tirelessly to provide exceptional results.
Rebecca is co-owner of an established general contracting company, a luxury home builder with over 25 years of knowledge and experience. Providing useful information to clients on new construction, the home building process, or expertise in remodeling your home or condo. Rebecca still loves traveling the world with her family, with most recent trips to Greece, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize, and always dreaming of adding more countries to the list. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys golfing, all things sand, sun and beach with the family, and very fortunate to call Maui home.