Judi Rutland

Judi Rutland

Broker Associate - Realtor®
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
4458 Legendary Dr Ste 100
Destin, FL 32541

Some, call the panhandle of Florida, paradise....I call it home sweet home

As a Florida Broker and Certified Residential Specialist,  I offer my customers the knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate in our local market. Buying and selling real estate is not the same everywhere, so you need someone that you not only like but  can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you and here are some of the things I can do to assist in the process:

Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home

Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.

Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.



  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI)
  • Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
  • South Walton REALTOR of the YEAR 2000, 2005
  • Destin REALTOR of the Year 2014
  • President - Emerald Coast Association of Realtors (2012)
  • President Women's Council of Realtors - Emerald Coast (2016)
  • Florida Realtors District 9 Vice President (2015)
  • DeKalb College -  Associate Degree in Business Administration
  • Kennesaw University - Bachelor Degree in Psychology
  • Georgia State University - Master Degree in Education Psychology





"Judi was recommended to me by a friend. She was very easy to work with and was a great help since I live out of State. Judi kept me in the loop on all showings and also shared recommendations to help sell the property. "

  -Doyle King, Client

"If you are looking for a "true professional" Judi is your agent. I have known Judi from the time she entered the profession. No one I know in my 40 years in real estate has worked harder to gain the education and experience to be the "clients agent". Her record of success as an broker/agent and her continued leadership in the real estate community show she is an excellent choice to serve you as a client."

  -Jamie Forbes, Colleague

"Judi is great to work with. She is very knowledgeable in the real estate field and looks out for the best interest for her clients. She was always available to answer our questions and always got right back to us with any information we needed. We would highly recommend her and would use her again should we need to sell or buy another house. "

  -Joan Forman, Client

"I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Judi on several projects over the course of nearly 20 years. Her experience, strong work ethic and in depth knowledge of real estate makes Judi a true professional in a field wrought with amateurs. She is committed to providing her clients with the best possible experience....from the initial meeting to move-in day and her referral base is proof that her clients are equally dedicated to her."

  -Rena Martens Anderson, Colleague

"We have dealt with Judi for two purchases and a sale and we feel she is absolutely fabulous! She is always going the extra mile for her clients, is efficient, hard-working, organized, conscientious and most importantly highly ethical! "

  -Ron & Barb, Client