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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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    (1) Method of measurement lumber using the board foot cubic measure. The board measure is used to estimate quantities and prices of lumber materials. (2) Method of estimating lumber potential for trees. ...

  • Good Faith Estimate (GFE)

    The form that lists the settlement charges the borrower must pay at closing, which the lender is obliged to provide the borrower within three business days of receiving the loan application. ...

  • Naic: Long-term Care Insurance Model Act National Association Of Insurance Commissioners

    Model state law of the NAIC setting minimum standards with which insurance products must comply if they are to qualify under the definition of a long-term care (LTC) insurance policy. These minimum standards include the following: Policies must be a GUARANTEED RENEWABLE CONTRACT. Specific illnes ...

  • Robbery

    Use of the threat of violence or actual violence in taking property from someone else's possession. This peril is covered on a personal basis through the purchase of a homeowners insurance policy or renters insurance or on a business basis through a special multiperil insurance (SMP) policy. Special ...

  • Securities And Exchange Commission (SEC) Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 92 (SAB92)

    Bulletin issued June, 1993, with disclosure requirements that strongly suggest that insurance companies establish reserves or add to current reserves for asbestos and environmental risks to the insured. ...

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For real estate agents working in the sphere today, there’s no denying that marketing is a key part of becoming successful. In order to sell real estate, you’re going to need to get your name out in the sphere. It doesn’t matter how highly developed your other skills are, without a solid marketing strategy you won’t go far. With the arrival of ...

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The online environment is growing, and with so many people surfing the internet, many businesses seize the opportunity to market themselves on the internet. It’s not just big companies that leverage the benefits of digital marketing but also independent agents such as realtors. In a post-pandemic era, the real estate market of 2021 looks more promising than ever ...

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ABR, Accredited Buyer Representative
Certified Distressed Property Expert Designation (CDPE)
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