Ruth Krishnan | Founder

Real estate is about making sure my clients win, delivering an extraordinary level of service, and doing the right thing.

Since 2009, people have been leveraging my real estate and design expertise to command high prices and identify hidden opportunities. I ask smart questions, analyze the hard facts, and make straightforward recommendations tailored to your situation. Then, I deploy the best marketers, creatives, tradespeople, and tech in service of your goals.

My client list is small, which means you’ll have my full attention. But my team is not, which means we handle the 100s of details in your transaction while you handle your life. And, our long-standing relationships with SF’s top agents give you access to the 25% of deals done off-market. You can leave the stress of buying and selling to us — we won’t rest until you are delighted.

I’m proud to rank in the top 10 out of over 5K San Francisco agents and elated that The Wall Street Journal recently ranked my team No. 65 nationwide. My sellers earn an average of 8% above listing price, and 86% of my buyers get into contract on the first or second offer. In 2021, I had $166 million in sales, adding up to over $650 billion in career sales.

My diverse investment portfolio includes residential real estate and commercial syndications. I’ve shared my knowledge on national stages in front of passionate agents, in tech company conference rooms, and with top-rated financial planners.

One of my favorite success metrics, however, is how much I’m able to give back. Since my first sale, I’ve been donating 5% of my income to nonprofits. If any are close to your heart, I’d love to hear about them. I’m always looking for new ways to be involved.

Growing up in the Midwest, my eight siblings and I didn’t have much. That gave me grit, taught me how to work hard, and gave me the ability to problem-solve from multiple perspectives.

When I moved to San Francisco in 2002, I knew I was home. Before real estate, I’d had a sales career, held leadership positions, and ran my own interior design firm. I constantly seek improvement, and I love a challenge. I believe life is about growth, and coaching is one of the biggest investments I make in myself and my business.

When I’m not working, getting after a personal goal, or masterminding with other entrepreneurs, you might find me biking on the Great Highway, hiking at Land’s End, or dining at Robin, Al’s Place, or Rooh. My husband, two sons, and I love to travel — we’ve been around the world, and we regularly head to Tahoe to enjoy the outdoors.

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The Krishnan Team

Our team brings together more than 35 years of combined experience and are experts at helping people buy and sell homes in San Francisco. There is nothing more important to me than delivering the highest level of customer service possible.

​We have six full time staff including two buyer agents and two listing agents. With a team like this you are getting more attention and value than any other team in the business.

Yesenia Rogers

Yesenia Rogers is a dedicated Realtor®, a selling specialist, and a San Francisco native who knows the city like the back of her hand. For a real estate client – this translates to specific knowledge of the bay area home market, as well as the current and future shifts within the city and its market. At the Krishnan team, Yesenia has very successfully dealt with a variety of properties and understands the complexities involved in the buying and selling process. She does not measure her success through achievements or awards, but she considers the clients’ joy and satisfaction her real motivation.

Yesenia’s favorite real estate moment is when she calls a client with news of a win. As a child of parents who ran property management, Yesenia inherently understands that real estate is much more than just a transaction: it’s an experience that will transform your life. To that end, she is committed to providing exceptional and personalized service for all her clients and takes great pride in her skills in building strong and trustworthy relationships.

Yesenia pledges to stay in constant communication with you throughout the process. She invests her time in understanding your priorities and fine-tunes her services accordingly. Yesenia believes that if you’re not left with a fantastic experience, she hasn’t done her job.

Yesenia lives in South Beach and loves the city beaches, urban hikes, and the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market.

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Lauren Neuschel

Lauren Neuschel is a dedicated buyer’s agent and loves what she does! Working with buyers takes a lot of hustle, patience, empathy, and honesty – all of which come naturally to Lauren. Not to mention, she comes from a Realtor® parent – the business is in her blood and it has always felt more like a deep-seated passion than a job.

Moving into real estate from a top management consulting firm, Lauren has a strong background in client services, analytical thinking, and problem-solving (plus long hours!). For Lauren, there is nothing greater than actively listening to a client’s needs and going above and beyond to make sure they are exceeded.

An avid runner and former Division One runner, she embodies hard work, consistency, and grit in many aspects of her life. Fun fact: In 2023, Lauren completed the World Marathon Challenge, running seven marathons on seven continents in seven days!

Lauren lives with her husband near the beach in the Outer Richmond. She spends her free time running, hiking, antiquing, and spending quality time with friends and family.

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Lejla Ahmetspahic

Lejla Ahmetspahic is at the organizational heart of The Krishnan Team. She manages the listings, works with sellers, and implements all the details that make you successful.

Lejla grew up in the Bay Area and even today, is entirely in love with the diversity of its people, its small size that packs the punch of beauty with grit and ambition.

Communicative and a self described “people person”, Lejla grew up in the real estate world, helping within the family business of renovation and home sales. She got her real estate license while still in college, and her favorite part of her job is ensuring that the Krishnan team clients have their real estate wishes fulfilled.

Lejla speaks Bosnian – and her family arrived in the Bay area and established a home flipping business – so from understanding the value of a property to gauging its finishes to managing its curb appeal – Lejla has done it all, and will do it again and again to ensure client satisfaction for the Krishnan team.

Madeline Gibson

Madeline Gibson is the support system for our three buyer agents and Ruth’s right hand. As a former Division 1 Collegiate Athlete, Maddy is no stranger to the fast pace, collaborative, and progressive environment that The Krishnan Team cultivates.

After graduating from UC Santa Barbara in 2019, she found herself working in technology sales, moved to processing and lending, before finding her way to real estate and The Krishnan Team. This is her first role in real estate and she couldn’t be more excited to be joining a top performing team to jump start her career.

Maddy maintains her sports fix by continuing to play soccer with old teammates weekly. When time allows, she enjoys traveling, concerts, and sporting events, especially for her favorite team, the Los Angeles Dodgers (the irony!).

Our Promise to You


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


In every negotiation we work tirelessly and go to great lengths to get you what you want.

Outside the Box

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


We make the process of buying or selling stress-free with clear and consistent communication.

What our clients have to say

“Ruth and team are pros through and through. From planning, setting expectations, sticking to timelines, negotiating, keeping us posted, vendor management, communication and closing - we felt very well taken care of through the whole process. And the best part - we did it 100% remotely. Ruth comes with an arsenal of knowledge, experience, professionalism, integrity and tact.”
M.F., Seller
“Ruth Krishnan and her team were exactly what we were looking for in real estate agents. We worked with Yesenia Rogers. As first-time home buyers she helped us every step of the way. Yesenia was extremely professional and thoughtful throughout the entire process and helped us navigate something completely new with ease."
J.L., Buyer
"We asked Ruth to sell a condo project with the plan and permits, in January 2020, as COVID started to spread. Other than the permits, Ruth had her team and very little else to help us market this condo project. Yet they worked tirelessly for ten months and successfully sold the project at a higher price than we expected. Ruth and her partner Valerie are one step ahead and super diligent in coordinating with everyone involved in the closing process. We highly recommend the entire team for anyone considering listing their home."
C.C., Seller

Giving Back

Philanthropy and community involvement are very important to me. Through volunteer efforts and charitable donations I am committed to giving 5% of my income each year to a wide variety of local organizations and have been doing so since our very first sale.

From shelters to school arts programs, from food drives to counseling, we contribute to the organizations that make a positive difference in our community and beyond.  If you have a favorite organization that you support please share it with me. Here are a few of our current recipients plus a couple of the Krishnan Team’s personal favorites: