About Ruth Krishnan



Before I go any further, let me introduce myself and my hard-working team. I’ve lived in the SF Bay Area for the last 17 years, and I simply adore it. Before I became a real estate agent I had my own interior design firm, which gave me an eye for the details that matter most when you’re buying or selling a home. I see the potential for spaces in a unique way, and as a mother of two young boys, I am always thinking about how spaces can evolve with your family.

I pride myself on delivering results for my clients and exceeding their expectations. I am extremely proud to be among the top 10 real estate agents in San Francisco out of over 4,900 agents. Recently I was ranked #158 out of 1.5M agents nationwide by WSJ Real Trends. It’s about so much more than just closing a deal – for me, it’s personal. I’m highly invested in ensuring my clients have my undivided attention and get what they need. To do this, I carefully limit the number of clients I work with at a given time, and I have the best support team in the business to back me up.

Philanthropy and community involvement are very important to me. I am committed to giving 5% of my income each year to a wide variety of organizations. To learn more about the organizations that we’ve partnered with, please scroll down to the bottom of this page.

When I am not working, you can find me trying out new restaurants in the city, especially in those neighborhoods where I have homes listed. I love spending time with my husband and kids, exploring our city, traveling, hiking, biking, and hanging out with good friends.

Reach out to Ruth at info@ruthkrishnan.com



Real estate in San Francisco is as unique and unpredictable as the city itself, and that is what our team falls in love with, over and over again. To us, a home is much more than four walls. It’s where our lives happen. It’s where we bring home our newborns, raise our kids, and live out our dreams. It is our purpose to commit to finding your dream.

Communication and streamlined processes are very important to us, so we want you to know who is who. Please feel free to reach out to anyone on the team if you have a question or concern.


We’ll always tell you the truth, even when it’s something you won’t want to hear.


In every negotiation, we’ll work tirelessly to get you what you want. Clients are often pleasantly surprised at the lengths we’ll go.


Buying or selling isn’t just about today. We’ll help you look at the big picture and show you how the decisions you make now will impact your future.


The SF market is unpredictable. We’ll come up with out of the box solutions to secure your deal.


No one-size-fits-all solutions here! We’ll craft a custom solution for every situation.


We’ll always work to make the process of buying or selling stress-free with clear and consistent communication.

``I honestly do not know where this woman finds her limitless energy and enthusiasm. I don't think I ever waited more than five minutes for a reply to an email, at any time of the day. Any question I asked was answered completely and honestly. She is a powerhouse.``

- Lorrie Corvin, San Francisco




As one of our team selling agents, Janeen is a trusted adviser for our buyer and our seller clients. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, looking for a top agent to help you sell your home, or looking for an investment property, Janeen will empower you to make informed and confident decisions. Janeen sees her client relationships as partnerships that extend far beyond the transaction. To make sure she gets it right for the long-term, she listens and really gets to know her clients. When Janeen is not working with her buyers and sellers, she spends time with her lovable Labradoodle named, Jagger. She even started a popular Meetup group called SF Doodles! If you love Labradoodles, check it out here: www.sfdoodles.com. To learn more about Janeen, visit her website or reach out to her at janeen@ruthkrishnan.com so you can get started buying your dream home or selling a San Francisco property today.

Michael Jimenez SF Real Estate Agent


Michael is an expert at navigating San Francisco’s dynamic real estate environment and specializes in the buyer side of the transaction. His keen eye for value, strong negotiation skills, and exceptional market knowledge have earned him the reputation of being a revered agent to work with both in the industry and among his clients.

Buyers love working with him because he has a consistent track record of crafting and negotiating winning offers to secure his clients’ initial home choice. Michael has sold over 70 homes within the past two years, an impressive amount considering the average agent sells 4-5 homes per year. This is a clear demonstration of his expertise in valuation, negotiations, and his ability to manage transactions to a successful close. He prides himself in always providing the highest level of customer service and always goes above and beyond to exceed his clients’ expectations.

For more information on Michael, including recent transactions, testimonials, visit his website here or reach out to him at michael@ruthkrishnan.com


Valerie is our Listing Manager. As Ruth’s right-hand woman, Valerie is involved in nearly every detail of each listing from start to finish. Her strong attention to detail is critical to the team’s success. Valerie coordinates vendor appointments and manages the work being done at listings. She oversees budgets and helps vendors get paid on time, assuring flawless transactions from start to finish. You will hear from Valerie multiple times throughout the transaction for payments, updates, and to set up signing for the close.


Have a question for Valerie? You can reach her at valerie@ruthkrishnan.com.


Ryan is our jack-of-all-trades. With his resourcefulness, he ensures our listing timeline is running according to schedule. His duties include, but are not limited to, meeting with vendors to ensure quality control, managing projects throughout the transaction, attending inspections, and providing top-tier customer service and communication with our sellers. He has a background in sales and in a real estate escrow company, so he is a valuable asset to the team.

If you need to get in touch with Ryan, you will find him at ryan@ruthkrishnan.com.

Thank you for working with Krishan Team. We appreciate your business!


Compass agents consistently rank #1 with the highest average for sales-to-list price; they have the lowest average of days on market when acting as the listing agent.

Despite being one of the most successful agencies in the city, we still conduct more than a hundred training sessions per year to innovate our business and offer you the best possible service. Our team is connected and collaborative – when you hire one of us, you hire us all. Behind the scenes, every one of our 130-member team is working hard to promote your real estate dream. We:

  • Tell our clients the truth about values and pricing.
  • Prepare our listings to show in their best light to secure the strongest offers.
  • Execute a multifaceted, customized marketing plan to reach every prospective buyer and every prospective buyer’s agent.
  • Aggressively represent and negotiate our clients’ interests to get the best achievable price and terms.

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Through volunteer efforts—as well as charitable donations—I, along with my colleagues at Compass, actively support local organizations in their efforts to improve San Francisco and the living conditions of others. We donate a portion of each closed transaction to the Compass Community Fund and have been doing so since our very first sale. We are also active in volunteering our time to help build homes for Habitat for Humanity.

From shelters to school arts programs, from food drives to counseling, Compass’ agents participate in the organizations that make a positive difference in our community.

Since 2004, the Compass Community Fund has provided over $725,000 in donations to over 100 local organizations.

Here are a few of our current recipients plus a couple of the Krishnan Team’s personal favorites: