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About Jim Rutherford

Jim Rutherford earned his real estate license in 2003. Since then, he has worked with and learned from some of the industries top agents and coaches to enhance his understanding of the market and the various aspects of real estate. Based in Orlando, FL, Jim is a professional willing to help you with all your home buying and selling needs in Central Florida. Specializing in helping buyers, his skill is of great benefit to his clients. He takes great pride and specializes in finding first time buyers the right home in the quickest time possible with straightforward financing, often with low down payments. Jim uses the latest internet technologies to market and find homes suitable to the client's needs and standards. He recommends city and county down payment programs for those who qualify for financial information and assistance. He understands that the acquisition of a home is often the largest purchase a person will make in their lifetime.

He believes realtors have an obligation to be well educated to provide the level of service and protection his clients deserve. Jim is dedicated to furthering his knowledge as exampled by earning the designations: ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative) and CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert). Jim's work ethic did not start in the real estate business, but was formed by family example and service in the U.S. Navy. He was an electrician on submarines, earning the Vietnam Era Service medal and the Good Conduct medal. He is a member in good standing of: · Orlando Regional Realtors Association · Florida Association of Realtors · National Association of Realtors · My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service In addition, Jim is a member of the American Legion, American Diabetes Association and AARP. Jim helps his community by working with a homeless feeding project. Jim understands the stress and hassles involved in buying, selling and the relocation process. He strives to alleviate those concerns for his clients as much as possible. Jim is a warm and caring person who has the best interests of others at heart. Be it his family, his clients or a person in need. Jim's enthusiasm for a satisfying client experience is contagious. He believes he can help make your real estate dreams come true.

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Between Family And Real Estate: Finding Balance As An Agent

Between Family And Real Estate: Finding Balance As An Agent

It’s hard to understand the struggles and the demands of the real estate industry when you are outside of it. When was the last time you’ve been told that you are so lucky to have such a flexible schedule as a real estate agent? We both know that is an understatement because, in reality, finding balance in life while working as a real estate agent is more ...

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Best Small Towns To Live In, North Carolina Edition

There’s a lot to be said for living in a small town. While they may not have the glitz and glamour of metropolitan megacities, small towns have a lot of perks that may not be immediately apparent but are very attractive none theless. While there’s plenty to be said for living in a big city, (some prefer it) it isn’t for everyone.  If you’re ...

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The Closing Day

The Closing Day

This is it. For the past weeks or months, every day has been at least partially spent thinking of, preparing for or planning this fateful day. You’ve laboured long and hard to make sure it comes without incident, and now all your hard work is finally going to pay off. What is this day, you ask? It’s closing day, baby. Now, there’s still a lot ...

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Buying A Home In Clermont FL

Buying A Home In Clermont FL

So, you’re thinking of making the city of Clermont your new home. We get it; there are a lot of reasons why you might want to live here! With its beautiful weather, long list of attractions, gorgeous surroundings and exceptionally healthy job market, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s about as close to being heaven on earth as we can get! But this ...

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Buying A Home In High Point NC

Buying A Home In High Point NC

Homeownership is a big step forward from living as a tenant and moving from one place to another. At some point, we all get tired of renting, and we decide it is time to become our own boss and find a stable place we can call home. Buying your first home is a great achievement, but the process does have its difficulties. A home purchase is strongly connected with the ...

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