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Ricardo "Ric" Ruiz del Vizo

With an impressive history in the real estate industry, Ricardo “Ric” Ruiz del Vizo attributes his success to the relationships that he has built and the personalized, elite services that he offers to his clients.

Ric is the founder of The DelVizo Group, a full-service real estate team based in Sarasota, Florida, that focuses on commercial and luxury real estate across the globe. As a resident of Sarasota for 36 years and a licensed real estate agent for over 13 years, Ric has a deep understanding of the Florida real estate market and beyond. Under Ric’s direction, the team at the The DelVizo Group expertly assist clients with the acquisitions and sales of high-end, luxury, residential and commercial real estate. They provide concierge luxury real estate services to all of their clients through a strong network of qualified agents, intermediaries, and attorneys.

Prior to his latest real estate venture with The DelVizo Group, Ric successfully launched two boutique real estate firms, one of which subsequently merged with Keller Williams Realty. Ric then went on the launch the Luxury Homes Division and Commercial Real Estate Division for Keller Williams in the Sarasota area. Ric also formed a commercial real estate team, Optimus Commercial Real Estate Investment Advisors, which later became its own real estate investment and commercial development brokerage partnered with JBCC Development.

In addition to a prosperous career in real estate, Ric served in the military as a highly decorated combat veteran and 20-year law enforcement veteran.  He contributed to many operations during his military and law enforcement career including working as a close protection specialist for several dignitaries and high-ranking officials, teaching counter-terrorism operations and working as a liaison to the Central Intelligence Agency.

Dedicated to his values of protecting and serving, Ric offers safety training to real estate agents through his Safe Agent Real Estate Agent Safety Training Program and is currently developing this training as a certification program for real estate agents, offered through an online training platform. Ric’s goal is to make the safety of real estate agents a priority in the industry and adds, “This course is designed to not only protect agents, but to protect client assets as well.” His safety training initiative is a cross-sector training program that can be tailored to various business and education environments to include active shooter scenarios as well as workplace violence.

In addition to his accomplished career in real estate, Ric strives to give back to the industry he loves by coaching and mentoring other real estate agents. He is dedicated to his business and personal philosophy of building strong relationships and providing stellar service.

Ric is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, the Florida Association of Realtors, the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, the International Consortium of Shopping Centers, is an Accredited Buyers Representative, a Certified Client Protection Expert (Home Inspections), and is Short-Sale and Foreclosure Resource Certified.

Ricardo “Ric” Ruiz del Vizo

Founder, DelVizo Group

1487 2nd St., Suite A-4

Sarasota, FL 34236






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