Born in El Salvador, Ruth Henriquez Campos came to the United States when she was 1 year old. As she grew up, she became aware of the struggles that Hispanic people, like her family, faced when looking for housing and felt driven to make sure that people were treated fairly as they pursued home ownership. In 2005, she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Marymount University, something she cites as the highlight of her career as it made her the first person in her family to earn a college degree. Cultivating an expertise in residential and investment real estate, she became a licensed real estate broker in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland, and, in 2006, opened the International Real Estate Company.
Alongside her work at the International Real Estate Company, Ms. Henriquez Campos joined Keller Williams Capital Properties as an associate broker in 2012. In her current positions, she works predominantly in the buying and selling of properties, which includes working with contractors to assess homes for sale value, flipping properties, and working with clients who are interested in investing and/or holding homes for rentals. Looking toward the future, Ms. Henriquez Campos intends to transition to working full-time at the International Real Estate Company and growing the company. She also wants to be able to do more public speaking on the matters of growth, professional development and entrepreneurship.
Having accomplished much over the course of her career, Ms. Henriquez Campos attributes her success to a number of factors, including her faith, her belief in greatness, her ability to achieve and serve at a high level, continually developing her skills, being a light for others, having strong values, and growing up in a situation that gave her firsthand experience with the difficulties of housing. In particular, her background experience with housing helps her to stand out in the field it has given her an outlook that few others in the field have. She is also very open to working with clients from all sorts of backgrounds, from clients who are struggling with the funds for a house to people who are interested in wealth building investments like flipping houses.
In order to keep abreast of developments in her field, Ms. Henriquez Campos puts considerable effort in to continuing to learn and educate herself so that she can share her wealth of knowledge with her clients. She feels that continuing to learn and evolve has been the key to her professional growth, and she puts in the effort to stay on top of the trends and reach out to people to let them know that she is there to help. To this end, she maintains professional affiliation with National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, where she is a past chair and has served as the president since 2013, something that she cites as a major professional achievement. She also spent time as the vice president and a board member of the Salvadoran American Chamber of Commerce in 2015.
For excellence in her career, Ms. Henriquez Campos has been the recipient of a number of honors and accolades. Named among the 30 Over 30 by Realtor Magazine in 2010, she has also received recognition from the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals yearly since 2016. Most recently, she was named as one of the Top 1.5% by Real Trends in 2019. Other accomplishments to her credit include being featured in Latino World Magazine and named among the Top 2% by the Washington Business Journal. Above everything, Ms. Henriquez Campos notes that her favorite thing about being a real estate broker is being able to create or show people options that they didn’t know about before.